(Closed) Help me pick a color for my BM dresses!

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Which color bridesmaid dress would you choose?
    Tulip by Bari Jay : (58 votes)
    60 %
    Persimmon by Bill Levkoff : (32 votes)
    33 %
    Other - please specify! : (6 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    9145 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    I love the persimmon shade but based on your flower inspirations I have to recommend the tulip.  The first flower pic would work well with the persimmon but the other two would get washed out against the more saturated persimmon color.  If you add more coral like the first picture of flowers then I say go for the persimmon.

    Post # 4
    11336 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @futuremrsgo:  The first – tulip. It’s softer and goes with your colour inspiration

    Post # 5
    2955 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    I like the tulip colour best:)

    Post # 6
    75 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 1993

    Either the tulip or that beautiful blue slate color in your flower inspiration pic! So lovely an would look great with grey suits and silver ties. Yummy!

    Post # 7
    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I love the tulip!  Just my opinion, but with anything bright like the persimmon I find your eye is taken to the bridesmaids first, and that’s just not right! lol.  It also depends on how many bridesmaids you have, if you’ve got a big party, even more reason to go with the lighter colour.  But as I say, that’s just my opinion and I’m sure many wouldn’t agree with me on this one!

    Post # 8
    920 posts
    Busy bee

    I think that either of those colours would look nice against the flowers and the charcoal suits, however I know that with my colouring I would look terrible in the tulip.  Perhaps ask your bridesmaids which colour they would prefer to wear?

    Post # 9
    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I voted tulip, but I actually think that a dusty blue (like the dress in your inspiration picture) would be better! I think it will cooridinate better with the groomsmen, and with your flower colors. If you are going for a peachy, coral-y type palette for flowers, a blue will cause both colors to visually “pop”. It’s called complimentary contrast. Basically, blue and orange are opposite each other on the color wheel, so when placed near each other they look more vivid (or, as my design teacher would say “they’ll excited each other to maximum vividness”. This works even if you chose a slate (or more gray like) blue, and a coral or peach. It will make more beautiful photographs.  If you are going for a more monochromatic look, I would go for tulip. I just think a blue-ish color would be more special, and would stand out from the crowd a bit better. Spreading color theory to the masses, my teacher would be so proud.

    Post # 11
    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @Pepperwoodsy:  +1000 🙂  I have to say when I scrolled back up to vote, that blue colour definitely got my attention & I was going to suggest it too 🙂 You beat me to it!

    Post # 13
    1735 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Which color looks best with your bridesmaids’ coloring? To me, that’s the crucial part. They’re very pretty colors, but you want your maids to look pretty IN them. Those coral pinks and oranges can be tough for some ladies to pull off, but of course can look totally gorgeous on others.


    I also like the excellent suggestion of dusty blue given by @brittarlene.


    Post # 14
    2084 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @futuremrsgo:  The first bouquet of flowers matches the last dress you posted. The last two bouquets you posted are a different color than the first bouquet you posted. I think the last two bouquets would look okay with the tulip dress but not great. I think the first bouquet and last dress are the best match. If you decide to go with the last two bouquets you posted, I would choose a blush, softer pink or a peach bridesmaid dress. I think this Jenny Yoo dress would look nice with the last two bouquets.

    Post # 16
    7908 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I think persimmon will probably be more flattering with more skin tones, but if your girls are ivory white, then go for tulip.

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