Pink is one of the favorite wedding colors for brides everywhere. It is especially popular for bridesmaid dresses and flowers. Many of the prettiest bridesmaid dresses are those done in pink.
There are a few reasons that pink is so popular for weddings. The biggest one is that it is a very feminine color, and always so pretty. Another nice thing about pink is that it is flattering to almost every skin tone, unlike colors such as green or yellow. When you are shopping for pink bridesmaid dresses, you will find that you have a fantastic number of choices, in every shade of pink.
The most classic shade of pink is the pale pastel, or baby pink, version. Pale pink is very delicate and graceful. It brings to mind feminine icons like ballerina slippers, and it was very much favored by the ladies of the 1950s. This is a great shade of pink for an early spring wedding, especially if you are having white or pale pink bouquets.
Pale pink looks beautiful when done in classic cuts for
bridesmaid dresses, such as strapless A-line (either knee length or floor length). It also looks gorgeous as the color for flowing chiffon dresses in a Grecian goddess style. The strapless gown would look great when accented by pearl bridesmaid jewelry sets. For the goddess style, the sets of bridesmaid jewelry should be dainty and dangly.
Medium pink (what you Lilly Pulitzer lovers know as "Bermuda pink") is another terrific shade of pink for bridesmaid dresses. This color has a little more substance to it than the wispy ballerina pink, and is perfect for a wedding that is going to be heavily decorated in a combination of pink shades. Bermuda pink is a very happy color, and looks perfect for a mid-summer wedding.
If your wedding is fairly casual, you can consider choosing bridesmaid dresses with a pink pattern. The timeless preppy favorite of pink and green is always a good choice, either done in a toile or a Lilly Pulitzer design. If you want to give your pink bridesmaid dresses a nautical edge, choose ones that are a solid medium pink accented by a navy grosgrain ribbon sash at the waist.
Hot pink is another option for pink bridesmaid dresses. This is a strong color, so do think about how it will look on your attendants before choosing a hot pink dress (not everyone can handle such a bright color by their face). Hot pink is ideal for a tropical wedding. If you are looking for a color to pair it with, consider the less standard option of orange. Hot pink and orange actually work very well together, because they are equally vivid. You can choose a bridesmaid dress that uses those colors together in a stripe or perhaps even a Madras plaid.
Hot pink can also be used in a way that is more sophisticated than tropical. It would be a great look for a summer evening wedding. A rich espresso brown makes a good accent color if you are trying to add a level of elegance and sophistication to hot pink. Hot pink will look particularly flattering on women with deeper skin tones.
Whatever your style, there is a shade of pink that is going to look great for your bridesmaid dresses. Choose the color that you think will best suit your wedding and your attendants. With dresses this pretty, they may even want to wear them again after your wedding! Bridget Mora