The 5 Best Bridesmaids Dress Colors - Leidy & Josh Photography

The 5 Best Bridesmaids Dress Colors


May 26, 2020


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Choosing your wedding colors is the single most understated difficult decision you’ll have to make when the wedding planning process begins. There are so many gorgeous colors out there, it’s hard not to change your color preference on a weekly basis. Bridesmaids’ dresses play such a huge factor in telling the color story of your wedding day, maybe even more so that the color of napkins or even the groom’s bowtie. So it is very important to choose a dress color that you really love, will give your wedding a classy touch and will look flattering on your bridal tribe’s skin tones too. Does that sound like a lot of pressure? Do not worry, we are here to help by sharing what we consider are the 5 best bridesmaids dress colors EVER for a refined, sophisticated, and timeless wedding!

When planning your wedding we recommend avoiding getting caught up on temporary trends, styles, and fashions, we would recommend these 5 different color palettes because they are timeliness and will stand the test of time. Not only that these gorgeous colored dresses will complement your stunning white gown perfectly and won’t create distractions in your images. As a plus, we picked these colors with a photographer’s eye because they look amazing in both film and digital photography.

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Nude/Cream (Neutrals)

Nude and cream is a classic palette. It matches everything and looks clean, classic, and minimalist. It might sound like an odd color to have because it is such a light shade and it doesn’t seem to match a white wedding gown. But, a neutral color palette when paired correctly can give your wedding an elegant look that will really make your wedding dress stand out. Try to pair these dresses with groomsmen in navy blue or charcoal grey.

Classic Black

Black bridesmaids’ dresses are simple, clean, and sophisticated. It goes without saying, black will never go out of style and looks good on absolutely everyone. The black and white color combo is a timeless classic. They look amazing together so effortlessly. An excellent color combination for the couples who just want to keep it simple.

Your wedding should be a reflection of you and your fiance’s personality. If you’re still at a loss as to what color to choose, consider your own style and vision for the wedding. These are some of our favorite colors to photograph because they just look so good with our bright and romantic style of wedding photography. These colors look better in pictures, and they are way classier and more timeless than bright, bold colors that quickly go in and out of style.

Blush Pink

Blush pink is perfect for those wanting to embrace a classic and feminine look that never goes out of style. Blush pink is soft and romantic. When combining it with other colors, blush pink pairs beautifully with a pastel sage. It’s also wonderful in multiple textures. Bridesmaid gowns in the same color but varying fabrics can add interest and drama. Consider having some of the ladies in blush pink lace and others in blush pink chiffon for added interest in your wedding photos! We love blush pink when used in an outdoor wedding, it looks stunning against natural landscapes.

Dusky Blue

Dusky blue and pastel blues are both soft and calming colors. When paired with white, it gives off a serene vibe that goes so amazingly well together. This tone looks gorgeous in any background, whether you are getting married amongst trees, water, or beautiful architecture. Dusky blue also can be equally stunning for a sophisticated winter wedding or a summer wedding. For a winter wedding, pair it with ivory and silver. In the summer, it looks gorgeous with peach and mint.


Surprisingly, gold bridesmaids dresses are more versatile than you would think. From full glitz and glamour sequins to airy metallic tulle, there is so much to love about gold. Gold bridesmaid dresses flatter and complements almost any skin tone. A full-length metallic dress will give you a timeless, Gatsy vibe that will always be cosmopolitan and elegant. But our personal favorites are chiffon and gilded tulle gold bridesmaids dresses which gives an ethereal and romantic look in our film style. Plus, there are so many fun ways to incorporate gold into your wedding day décor. Think about using accents of gold with chargers, gold Chiavari chairs, and dinnerware.

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