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#TrendWatch: Neutral Bridesmaid Dresses

We’re really into neutral bridesmaid dresses—and we think you’ll love toned-down trend too! Check out these three reasons to choose a neutral bridesmaid dress.

As a ten-time bridesmaid, I think I’ve worn every color of the rainbow for my many walks down the aisle, from dark brown to deep plum, and bright teal to light pink. For my wedding six years ago, I chose hot pink dresses for my bridesmaids. Confession: all of this color is the exact opposite of what I’m about to propose you consider for your girls.

Clearly, I’m a fan of a “pop of color,” but these days, I’m loving the trend to go neutral with your bridal party palette. Here’s why!

Neutral Bridesmaid Dresses

Pick a dress your friends feel beautiful wearing. Your best shot at choosing a winner: go neutral! | Photo Courtesy of Lauren Louise Photography

3 Reasons to Choose a Neutral Bridesmaid Dress:

  1. Timeless: Neutrals will never go out of style! While following trends are fun, avoiding an of-the-moment color ensures your wedding photos will stand the test of time.
  2. Photographs well: You won’t have to worry about creating a color clash when you choose a neutral hue for your girls. While a bright dress might compete with colorful flowers or a beautiful natural or church setting, a neutral dress allows those details to stand out. And instead of seeing a splash of color in your wedding album, you’ll notice the beauty of each woman in your bridal party.

    Neutral Bridesmaid Dresses

    Think of the dress as a blank canvas to showcase gorgeous bouquets—here, gorgeous purple blooms really pop against the neutral dresses. | Photo Courtesy of Lauren Louise Photography

  3. Flattering: Speaking of beauty, everyone looks good in neutral tones. No matter her skin tone or hair color, it’s a safe bet that every woman will shine in a neutral dress.

 

Ready to get dressed?

While you might find your wedding dress at a boutique or bridal salon, there’s no need to stay there to find bridesmaids’ dresses, where choices are limited and prices are high. I always recommend that brides begin their search at Macy’s Wedding Shop, which offers bridesmaids’ dresses from top designers at the best prices. With Macy’s locations around the country, your girls will be able to pop in to try on the gowns with the guidance of a personal stylist (a free service that comes with a discount!)

Neutral Bridesmaid Dresses from Macy's

I love how this bride mixed various styles of dresses, allowing her girls to choose silhouettes that suited them best. | Photo Courtesy of Lauren Louise Photography

Remember, you can mix and match different neutral shades, styles, and textures to create a unique look for your bridal party. Macy’s has it all, from long and short to chiffon, sequins, tulle, and lace. Here’s just a sampling of a few gorgeous neutral dresses I found there:

 

Adrianna Papell Belted Chiffon Neutral Bridesmaid Dress from Macy’s Wedding ShopAdrianna Papell Belted Chiffon Halter Dress

The fit-and-flare style is always a flattering favorite, and the chiffon overlay and a sparkling ribbon belt add extra glamor!

 

Adrianna Papell Sequined Tulle A-Line neutral Bridesmaid Gown from Macy’s Wedding Shop

Adrianna Papell Sequined Tulle A-Line Gown

Who doesn’t dream of being a ballerina? This beautiful ballerina-style bodice and twirl-worthy tulle skirt are perfect for dancing the night away—plus, this dress looks really comfortable!

 

Adrianna Papell Lace Cap-Sleeve Illusion Sheath Neutral Bridesmaid Dress from Macy’s Wedding Shop

Adrianna Papell Lace Cap-Sleeve Illusion Sheath Dress

Classic, swirling lace is finished off with a sweet satin belt. Your bridesmaids will thank you for choosing such an effortlessly elegant dress!

 

Adrianna Papell Beaded Chiffon Bridesmaid Gown from Macy’s Wedding Shop

Adrianna Papell Beaded Chiffon Gown

You have to see the beaded detail of this dress up close to appreciate the 1920’s glamor! Delicate straps and a flowing skirt complete the Gatsby-inspired look.

 

Adrianna Papell Cap-Sleeve Embellished Neutral Bridesmaid Dress from Macy’s

Adrianna Papell Cap-Sleeve Embellished Gown

I saved my favorite for last: this gorgeous gown has it all, from delicate beading and sequined embellishments to airy chiffon, pretty cap sleeves and a ribbon accent. This would be the perfect look for your maid of honor!

These dresses are just the start—browse all of Macy’s neutral bridesmaid collection here.

 

Discover the Magic of Macy’s Wedding Shop

Macy’s Wedding Shop is the place to find wedding looks for every member of the bridal party, from groomsmen’s tuxes and suits and bridesmaid dresses, to mother-of-the-bride gowns and flower girl frocks, plus dresses for every occasion brides will need leading up to the big day!

And remember—My Stylist @ Macy’s is ready to offer personal stylist services to make your shopping experience fast, fun, and fashionable!
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 Christina Peterson

-Written by Christina Peterson, RegistryFinder GiveIt Blog Contributor

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