Instead of focusing on the latest bridesmaid colours or trending bridesmaid colours, we thought it would be a lot more helpful to let you know what dress colours will actually compliment you/ your bridal party. This article will first guide you through determining your/your bridesmaids skin tone and undertones. Once you have that information move onto step two and find your skin tone in the list of options and explore all the different bridesmaid colours that are best for you/your bridal party.
STEP 1. DETERMINE YOUR SKIN TONE
The colour that will look the most flattering on you/your bridesmaids will greatly depend on the colour of your/their complexion.
- Light/Fair Skin Tone
- Medium/Olive Skin Tone
- Dark Skin Tone
- Warm undertone (yellow or gold tinge)
- Cool undertone (red or pink tinge)
- Neutral undertone (neutral or green-ish tinge)
Warm Colours = Warm colours are those with red, orange, coral, brown and shades of yellow undertones
Cool colours = Cool colours are those that have blue, green, and purple undertones.
Neutral colours = Neutral colours are those that are grey, ivory, black and white. The last two are considered bold or sharp neutrals.
STEP 2. FIND YOUR SKIN TONE BELOW TO DISCOVER THE BEST BRIDESMAID COLOURS FOR YOU
LIGHT SKIN + COOL UNDERTONES
If you/your bridesmaid have porcelain/very fair skin, warm neutrals look beautiful. Bridesmaid dresses that are pastel in colour perfectly complement very pale features. Light pinks, blues, and yellows are a safe go to. To create a bold bridal party look that pops, don’t be scared to try jewel tones such as ruby or emerald especially in satin bridesmaid dress designs.
Avoid: Harsh bold solid colours like black and navy which would normally be the go to colours for bridal parties, is too harsh and washes this skin tone out.
Explore: Talia Sarah in Blush and Sage // Jenny Yoo Whipped Apricot and Hibiscus // Tania Olsen Wine and Pink // Dessy Blush and Cabernet // TH & TH Bluebird and Smoked Blush // Adrianna Papell Cassis and Blush // Amsale Copper and Ice Blue
LIGHT SKIN + WARM UNDERTONES
Bridal party members that have light skin and a warm undertone should start with fresh Summer colours like coral, peach, or blush. Colours like lilac, sage or a pastel yellow are also great bridesmaid colours to run with.
Avoid: Bold colours such as cobalt blue and rust orange
Explore: Talia Sarah Peony and Dusty Blue // Jenny Yoo Sedona Sunset and Sea Glass // Tania Olsen Sage and Mink // Dessy Tawny Rose and Perfect Coral // TH & TH Dove and Pistachio // Adrianna Papell Rose Gold and Blush // Amsale Peony Pink and Ice Blue
MEDIUM SKIN + COOL UNDERTONES
Bridesmaids with medium/olive skin tone in general can wear dark colours easily. If your bridesmaid/you have cool undertones consider dresses in dark, lavish colours. Lush cool shades will also be extremely complimentary. Explore popular 2021 shades of olive, evergreen, jade, emerald and hunter. Classic shades of sapphire and navy are also a perfect choice.
Avoid: Muted light colours such as cameo, sand dune, linen and other shades of beige, which can wash out women with this complexion.
Explore: Talia Sarah Navy and Garnet // Jenny Yoo Olive and Caspain Sea // Tania Olsen Olive and Wine // Dessy Hunter and Midnight // TH & TH Roseberry and Emerald // Adrianna Papell Cassis and Navy // Amsale Hunter Green and Cayenne
MEDIUM SKIN + WARM UNDERTONES
You/your bridesmaids will be radiant when dressed in popular jewel tones such as garnet, ruby red, golden champagne, sapphire blue, hibiscus, blackberry, plum and other burgundy bridesmaid dress tones. Desert rose, creams, ivory and neutrals are also a stunning bridal party option that will compliment your/their complexion.
Avoid: Bridesmaids should not wear dresses in pastels or light pinks as it can make them feel washed out or look muted!
Explore: Talia Sarah Blackberry and Champagne // Jenny Yoo Latte and English Rose // Tania Olsen Tea Rose and Champagne // Dessy English Rose and Ivory // TH & TH Emerald and Silver Mist // Adrianna Papell Emerald and Rose // Amsale Navy Blue and Copper
DARK SKIN + COOL UNDERTONES
Bridesmaids with darker skin and cool undertones tend to have mesmerising dark features as well. These features can be highlighted by captivating, rich colours. Bridal parties should seek out eye-catching hues like Cinnamon, Rose, Mahogany, and Sofia Blue.
Avoid: Washed out colours. Also, be careful using neutral tones.
Explore: Talia Sarah Mahogany and Berry // Jenny Yoo Hibiscus and Cinnamon Rose // Tania Olsen Burnt Orange and Wine // Dessy Sofia Blue and Amber Sunset // TH & TH Roseberry and Emerald // Adrianna Papell Cassis and Navy // Amsale Navy Blue and Copper
DARK SKIN + WARM UNDERTONES
Bridesmaids with dark complexions and golden undertones are the luckiest, you/they pretty much look amazing in any colour! All the jewel shades we have mentioned will leave them/you looking luminous and dark shades won’t wash them out. Navy, Burgundy, and even Black bridesmaid dresses are all incredibly easy to wear.
Avoid: Very pale shades such as light icy blue, silvers, or sage/pistachio greens as they can look too harsh against their/your dark complexion.
Explore: Talia Sarah Navy and Black // Jenny Yoo French Blue and Dark Berry // Tania Olsen Wine and Navy // Dessy Ruby and Midnight // TH & TH Roseberry and Navy // Adrianna Papell Black and Navy // Amsale Navy and Cayenne