It’s no wonder the spring and summer seasons are the most popular time for weddings in the UK. With a greater chance of lucking out on blue skies and bright sunshine – this is England, after all – the time of year also provides great inspiration for bridesmaid dress colour palettes. Pastel bridesmaid dresses are big news every year, with shades of dusky blue, pale blush, sherbet yellow, lilac – and this year’s hottest hue for bridesmaid dresses, sage – all undeniably romantic for a spring or summer wedding.
In an array of rainbow tones, pastel bridesmaid dresses are colourful yet subtle so won’t overshadow the bride on her special day. Plus, they work in almost any setting – whether you’re marrying at a registry office in the city, heading out to the countryside to get wed in a barn conversion, or pitching a marquee on the grounds of a manor house. And if you’re lucky enough to be heading somewhere warmer for a destination wedding, dressing your bridal party in soft pastel shades will work just as well abroad as at home.
And it’s not just colour where there’s an abundance of choice. There are plenty of different designs currently available on the high street and online including pastel bridesmaid dresses with sleeves, knee-length, midi and long pastel bridesmaid dresses, and for the bride who wants something unique, you could even try opting for a print and going for floral bridesmaid dresses.
If the idea of a pink or blue bridesmaid dress even in a softer hue makes you break out in hives, worry not. There are more neutral shades too such as champagne, nude, and sage green bridesmaid dresses that will still deliver the uplifting, romantic quality of pastels. We love Reformation’s Evelyn dress that comes in a champagne colour-way, as well as blush and mineral blue tones, too. Or head to Ghost who reign supreme when it comes to dreamy pastel shades in silk satin vintage silhouettes. The Delphine dress in pale yellow is top of our wish list.
Sure, black bridesmaid dresses are a chic and timeless choice. But if you ask us, you can’t beat a pastel bridesmaid dress. In shades reminiscent of an old sweet shop, dressing your best girls in a zingy pop of colour will bring an even bigger smile to your face and be a sweet treat on your big day.
Looking for more wedding inspiration? All the bridesmaid dress shopping inspo you need is right here, from sage green bridesmaid dresses, short bridesmaid dresses, unique bridesmaid dresses, and even black bridesmaid dresses. Find our shopping guide to the best high street wedding dresses for your big day here, wedding day jewellery to complete your bridal look over this way, and right here for the best bridal hair accessories. Attending a wedding as a guest? We’ve got you covered with the best wedding guest dresses or if it’s wedding guest jumpsuits you’re after, look no further.