Blue bridesmaid dresses can be stylish and chic, in an understated way. Whether you go for navy or pastel, royal or electric, blue is the hue of the moment. Discover this season’s most beautiful blue bridesmaid dresses from some of your favourite designers, with tips on how to accessorise each shade of blue.
Blue Bridesmaid Dresses
The bride who chooses to dress her bridesmaids in blue, rather than bright red or hot pink, it could be argued, has a sophisticated edge. Navy blue is everywhere this season, as are full-length gowns and sleek fitted bodices with flowing skirts, and florals and lace designs.
Depending on the shade of blue you choose for your bridesmaids, it can be brightened, lightened or deepened with the right complementary shade. Navy is a strong statement colour that is considered to look smart so it can work very well for formal weddings. If you’d prefer a lighter, more romantic feel then a pretty pastel shade of blue may be more for you. A fitting shade for this year with the royal wedding in May, royal blue is a strong and bright colour that goes beautifully with pale yellow or cream.
Daring brides or grooms may want to mix the colour palette of sky blues with sea greens, or even some contrasting red or orange shades. Amazing looks can be had with colour mixing that will ensure your wedding is truly unique.
Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dresses
Rich, dark navy blue bridesmaid dresses will look smart against a classic ivory faux fur stole for a winter wedding; add a silver or gold accent for a finished look. For an alternative style, combine navy with blush pink or pale lilac for a softer, more romantic look. Navy looks stunning alone as you can see in these two styles below by Watter and Wtoo.
Pastel Blue Bridesmaid Dresses
Pastel blues such as ‘baby blue’ and ‘powder blue’ will look pretty against a striking deep red. It’s an unusual colour combination that works surprisingly well. For a simpler, more delicate style, powder blue and white are a classic winter wedding look; add crystal or silver for finishing touches. Pale pastel blues can also look very romantic against mid-deep shades of pink which can work well for a vintage style. Team pale blue with cream for a vintage-inspired dress like this one by KatyaKatya.
Patterned Blue Bridesmaid Dresses
Floral patterns are very much in vogue this season and add a feminine look to your bridesmaid gowns. Continue the floral style with similar or matching flowers in the hair and accessorise with a plain wrap rather than adding any further patterns. These elegant floral patterned gowns by Kelsey Rose are ideal for anyone looking for a co-ordinated but unmatching style.
Silver Blue Bridesmaid Dresses
Silver blue works equally well for winter weddings and mid-summer celebrations. Accessorise with a crisp winter white for a snow queen style or team with a royal blue or navy for a richer, more colourful look without adding any other colour. This satin gown, by Morilee, has pockets and a silvery sheen for a silver blue look.
Electric Blue Bridesmaid Dresses
Electric blue is daring and it’s good to remember that less is more when it comes to bold or bright colours! As a rule, we associate the colour blue with a sense of calm, so as glitzy as this is, it’s still not bright red or shocking pink. Tone it down for a more formal look with white or a pastel shade of powder blue or sage green.
Dress Styles for this Season
If your bridesmaids are very different and you know they won’t all look good in exactly the same style of gown, then convertible dresses may be the answer. It allows your bridesmaids to all wear the same dress but in different ways that offers a great opportunity for a more interesting look to your wedding. Extremely popular with bridesmaids who are physically very different, your bridesmaids will love you forever!
Mix and Match Bridesmaid Dresses
The perfectly matching bridesmaids look is still loved by many, but contemporary brides are choosing to mix it up by dressing each bridesmaid in a slightly different style. This could be the same colour in a different design or the same design in different colours. Monsoon’s latest collection features various styles of blue bridesmaid dresses with vintage lace and flattering necklines for a more interesting co-ordinated look.
Bridesmaid Dress Alternatives
Here’s a gorgeous contemporary alternative to the traditional bridesmaid dress – the jumpsuit. This pastel blue, wide-legged, one-shoulder jumpsuit in chiffon has an unusual flounced neckline and on-trend pockets. It’s a definite head-turner.
Maternity Bridesmaids Dresses
And finally, if you have a pregnant bridesmaid, there are some gorgeous formal maternity dresses around like this comfortable and stylish blue colour block dress by Tiffany Rose.
Once you’ve found your dresses, you may want to read up on bridesmaid duties on the big day. Find out how to style your bridesmaids your way, with alternative bridesmaids outfits and peruse the latest designer bridesmaids dresses.