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Key Colours for Bridesmaid Dresses

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Source: onelove photography via Inspired By This

Afternoon, friends! Since January, we’ve been looking at all the key trends for bridesmaid dresses in 2013 – who knew there could be so many? We’ve looked at prints (floral, stripes), styles (Gatsby, skirts) and textures (lace, sequins). Now we’re turning to colours themselves – after all, this is the classic look that many brides will always choose. Next week we’ll look at neutrals (in themselves a trend) but today we’re turning attention to five key colours that have been making a big impression in wedding parties across the world: emerald (Pantone’s colour of the year), mint, coral, peach and navy. For each, I’ve highlighted a few shop finds – two a steal at under £75 and two a bit more of a splurge. I love them all!


Sources (clockwise from top left): 1- Sedona Bride via Once Wed; 2- D’Arcy Benincosa Photography/Anthropologie via Style Me Pretty; 3- Taylor Lord Photography via Wed Society; 4- Anne Robert via The Full Bouquet; 5- Eon Images/Hills in Hollywood via Style Me Pretty

Left to right: Holly Willoughby lace top pleated dress, £59; Monsoon Sury Rose detail dress, SALE £39; Donna Morgan Lindsey Dress, £121; Ghost Chelsea long dress, £195


Sources (clockwise from top left): 1- Hello Studios via The Bride Link; 2- Judy Pak Photography/Ivy & Aster via Style Me Pretty; 3- Float Away Studios/ModCloth via Style Me Pretty; 4- Searching for the Light Photography via Glamour & Grace; 5- via The Knot

Left to right: Dorothy Perkins mint lace sweetheart dress, £24; Lipsy embellished skater dress, £55; Ted Baker Kaddi pleated maxi dress, £199; Eleanor tea length dress, SALE £192.42


Sources (clockwise from top left): 1- Ali Harper Photography via Landlocked Bride; 2- Isa Photography via Magnolia Rouge; 3- Ella Photography via Offbeat Bride; 4- Half Orange Photography via The Sweetest Occasion; 5- Julie Lim Photography/J.Crew via Southern Weddings

Left to right: New Look coral crochet dress, £22.99; Miss Selfridge coral bow back dress, £45; Monsoon Cersei maxi dress, SALE £129; Donna Morgan Lisa gown, £163.42


Sources (clockwise from top left): 1- Honey Honey Photography; 2- Stacy Jacobsen Photography/Forever 21 via Style Me Pretty; 3- Eric Kelly Photography via Wedding Party; 4- mbphoto via Love Luxe; 5- April Smith Photography via Once Wed

Left to right: Mango halterneck dress, from £44.99; Quiz peach chiffon pearl prom dress, £49.99; Donna Morgan Donna dress, £121.20; Alberta Ferretti paillette embellished silk dress, SALE £228


Sources (clockwise from top left):1 – Brett Heidebrecht via Grey Likes Weddings; 2 – Kate Murphy Photography/The Dessy Group via Elizabeth Anne Designs; 3- Half Orange Photography/Watters + Wtoo via Style Me Pretty; 4- Annie McElwain/Bari Jay via 100 Layer Cake; 5- Kristin Vining/Lela Rose via Style Me Pretty

Left to right: Jolie Mol textured dress, SALE £38; ASOS deep plunge skater, $59.40; Michael Kors chain link dress, £169.65; Coast symphony short dress, £135

The full bridesmaid dress series:
Lace | Stripes | Ice Cream Pastels | Floral Prints | Glitter | Great Gatsby/1920s | Skirts | Ombre | Key colours | Mismatched Neutrals | Illusion Necklines & Statement Backs


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