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The Most Beautiful Blue Bridesmaid Dresses
Blue Bridesmaids Dresses are Popular For a Reason!
Because there are so many different shades of this fabulous colour, there is a perfect tone of blue for every girl out there. Regardless of hair colour, skin tone or size, blues are one of the very few colours that will suit everybody.
Another great thing about blue bridesmaid dresses is they look elegant, formal and classy (if that is the look you are going for), or you can find a shade that is more youthful, 'playful' and chic if you want a less formal style of wedding ceremony. Whatever you are after in terms of wedding fashion, you can bet your bottom dollar that you will find your dream bridesmaid dress in blue.
My cousin had bridesmaids in blue for her wedding, and this was the inspiration for this lens because I thought that each bridesmaid looked gorgeous, and even though each of the women were very different in terms of appearance - every single one looked beautiful in their dress.
A Beautiful Midnight Blue Gown
Last year, my cousin got married to the live of her life and her three bridesmaids wore dresses very similar to this one. The one shoulder style looks elegant and stylish, and the floor length gown, for me, will always be the bell of the ball. All the main wedding party looked jaw-droppingly beautiful.
How to Choose a Style
Choosing bridesmaids dresses can be a huge challenge - not only do you have to find several similar or identical dresses for several different women who all have different skin tones and body shapes, but the dresses also have to suit a budget and look great next to the bride's gown.
When my cousin decided to get married, she didn't have the biggest budget and managed to pick up the three dresses for just over $100 online. She told her bridesmaids that their dresses were her gifts to them for being her bridesmaids, which I thought was a really special thing to do, especially as the dresses were the kind of style that could be worn again to formal evenings.
Since attending her wedding and getting engaged myself, I haven't been able to shake from my memory the sheer elegance and beauty of the three bridesmaid's dresses! Like the gown above, they were one shoulder gowns, floor length and what I call "midnight blue" in colour, though I think "royal blue" is probably the preferred term in the fashion industry. Their make up and jewelry was done very simply - they each had a crystal bracelet on their right wrist, and beautiful hair pins which were either cubic zirconia or crystal and these secured their hair styles, which were up.
Personally, I love full-length gowns on every occasion - prom, special evenings out and weddings are all great opportunities to wear this kind of gown. That isn't to say though, that I don't like knee length dresses in weddings and formal occasions because I do think they also look stunning, but I just sometimes feel like a full-length gown gives off the impression of complete formality and grace.
So Tell Me..
Long Gown or Short Dress?
Which Dress Will Suit Me?
There's no point pretending we all look the same when it comes to dresses. A style, colour and shape of a dress that makes one woman look like a super model may do absolutely nothing for her friend or sister.
If you are a bride who is browsing through bridesmaid dresses, and you are worrying about finding a dress that will suit each if your bridesmaids, have you stopped to consider a different dress for each of your lovely ladies? This may sound ridiculous and I have to admit when I first heard of this idea, my mind conjured up images of disastrously mis-matched bridesmaids who looked like they were part of a carnival, got lost and ended up at a wedding. However, I then saw several pictures in magazines, catalogues and wedding brochures of three to six bridesmaids (sometimes even more!) each wearing a different dress - sometimes different shades of the same colour, and other times totally different colours altogether! I was amazed at how striking and beautiful the bridal brigade looked! I'll share with you some of my favourite pictures which hopefully will give a bit of inspiration.
There are some key rules which are wonderfully effective in helping you find your perfect fit and colour of dress. There's no denying it - sometimes the snotty ladies in posh dress shops really do know their stuff... As much as I'm loath to admit it.
Last year I was going in a cruise and so I figured it was the perfect time to treat myself to a beautiful ball gown that I could wear on a formal evening. The snotty lady in the shop informed me that because I was brunette with pale(ish) skin and green eyes the sapphire blue dress that I had fallen in love with wasn't going to do me any favours looks-wise. I ignored her and tried it on - the dress was gorgeous, but I kind of did see what she meant. She brought me an emerald green gown, and the second I pulled it over my head and felt it's smooth embrace I knew that was the dress I would be leaving the shop with. I had always thought red was my first and best colour which suited me more than any other, but the lady (who I must say was genuinely very helpful, even though she was a bit stuck up), told me that the colour that will always suit me best is emerald green. I hate to admit it, but she was right! See your best colour and style dress below!
Check Out Some Of These Gowns!Click thumbnail to view full-size
Vote For Your Favourite Blue
Vote For Your Favourite Blue
Help! One of My Bridesmaids Needs a Maternity Dress!
If one of your bridesmaids is going to be needing to accommodate a growing bump on your big day there are a wide variety of dresses in different styles, colours and materials which slip comfortably over the baby bump and look beautiful as well as feeling comfortable.
Pregnant women generally feel extremely uncomfortable and self-conscious when there is an event on where people will be looking at them, especially when they will be standing next to other women... Slender, non-pregnant women who don't have puffy ankles and fatigue. For this reason, it is important to make your pregnant bridesmaid feel beautiful and comfortable in her dress. Give her compliments and try to make sure she is happy with the colour and style of her dress as well as the price (she's saving for a baby after all!) On top of all this, try to reassure her she isn't too much trouble, and she's worth every moment.
If you think you may be too busy to handle all this, ask another bridesmaid to take care of everything you mom-to-be friend will be needing (regarding emotional support especially, as you'll be needing plenty of that too on your special day). Bridesmaids are there to help, not just look pretty, and often the more they can do for the bride-to-be the better they will feel about their role.
Would You Go For The Idea of Mixed-Dress Bridesmaids?
Elegant Bridesmaid Gown
How Much Should I Spend On Bridesmaid Gowns?
Whilst most brides ask their bridesmaids to pay for their own gowns, some actually include the dresses for their bridesmaids as part of the wedding budget, and as a thank you gift to the ladies who helped the bride prepare invitations, flowers, lists and seating plans (to name just a few things!)
The "normal" budget - meaning the most common right now, is anywhere between $100 and $300 per dress, but of course this depends on the individual's circumstances. None of the dresses or gowns featured on this page reach even the $200 mark because, even though the dresses would be able to be worn for other formal events in the future, realistically these events don't happen more than once or twice a year for most people.