Fall-Winter Bridesmaid Dress Inspiration-Turbulence-Gray Here’s the latest installment in our Bridesmaid Dresses: “Color” Story……As a recap, (scroll down if you’ve read the “intro” to this article in the past) we’ve included the Pantone Color Guide for new visitors. If you are just visiting for the first time, and you would like to research a different color than the one in the below segment, please see our Archives for our previous Color articles. If you are the type of bride that likes to keep up with the Trends, you’ll already know what the Fall/Winter Pantone Wedding Colors are…. but just in case, we have included them above as a guide and starting off point for planning your Wedding Style & Design. This is a multi-segmented article devoted to each Pantone color. Are you looking for a little Style, Inspiration, & Design guidance & advice? Then this article is for you! Turbulence: There are many subtle shades of Turbulence (Gray)! Turbulence Gray falls into the neutral category which makes it very easy to pair pastel or bright colors with. It’s a wonderful base for any wedding design.
Using Turbulence Gray for your wedding and bridesmaid dresses, one can see how gorgeous it would be paired with neutrals with similar tones. Or if you like a pop of bright color, it really goes with anything! Pantone’s Turbulence leans towards a Slate Gray of course, but as it has such a wonderful neutral base, you can really stretch that neutral into many different directions. Going a little lighter will give softer, more romantic feel, or pairing it with a bright pops of color keeps your look more contemporary. No matter which colors you pair with this wonderful neutral, it will be gorgeous. It is so easy to pair complimentary colors with, as well as accent colors. Using it in it’s intended neutral gives a great design base of course, and with lighter airy fabrics can even add a bit of romance to the style of your bridesmaid dress choice. Choosing a Turbulence Gray bridesmaid dress will work in any length and season, adding instant elegance, especially in chiffon. We’ve pushed the envelope a bit with a few different shades to see how far you can go with your wedding style and design. The color combinations are endless with Turbulence – Gray! Just looking at a few examples in the above Style, Inspiration, & Design collage, one can see the versatility of the many shades of Gray for a bridesmaid dress choice. Pairing it with navy, blacks, and grays, (and linen!) in groomsmen’s attire is easy. You can even stretch it towards the lighter side of the hue to soften the look and feel of your Style.
We’ve created our first Style, Inspiration, & Design Collage with a lovely chiffon J.Crew Bridesmaid Dress paired with their simple silver strappy sandal. Adding a blush pink bouquet mirrors the texture in the dress. Keeping the color of the florals in soft neutrals is so romantic and elegant! Style Tip: Remember the more movement your dress has, whether it be in fabric or detail, the more you want your shoe and accessories to be simplified so the look of the ensemble is not overwhelming to the eye.
Keeping the bouquet in muted toned soft florals and an understated strappy sandal keeps focal point on the look as a whole.
Keeping up with the trends, peplum dresses compliment all body types, and keep the look clean and contemporary. Adding a soft floral bouquet and a complimentary shoe, makes the look simply elegant and romantic. Worried about Gray working for all your bridesmaids? From Brunette to Blonde, Gray is gorgeous with everyone’s coloring too.
We recently had a bride/client who had Slate Gray and Canary Yellow for her colors. She was very keen on having her bridesmaids in flats for comfort. This bride’s look was a little edgy, but she loved “country” at the same time, and her wedding was in early September when it was still quite warm (tented wedding). Her look was created based on the above collage and she loved how the pop of bright canary yellow in the flats was also picked up beautifully in the mixed floral bouquet. Adding the bright yellow flat gave her just the right amount of edge that she wanted added to her bridesmaids attire and look for her wedding style.
With a similar color-themed bride who’s style was a bit more understated, we suggested having the “trendy” piece be in the style of dress she chose. Keeping the shoe simple in the same tweedy texture and adding her pop of Canary Yellow in just the flowers made the look more understated. For country-rustic bridesmaid attire that still looks elegant, choose a “country” styled dress in an eyelet fabric and tone it down with a simple Jimmy Choo pump. Adding a rustic mixed floral bouquet for your pop of color in muted tones makes it all work.
Fall/Autumn can be a tricky time of year depending on where you live… Fall in some areas is still very “summer-y” in temperature and a wonderful harvest time for local flowers. That said, we have lightened up the look using the Tubulence-Gray idea to a light gray in chiffon (J.Crew) and paired it with a simple strappy sandal (also by J.Crew). Adding a bright summer colors, Fuschia, Yellow, and Oranges, makes it work in the late summer-early fall bridging the gap between the 2 seasons. As you progress a little later in the season, using the same idea, but with a little darker hue of gray. Add a more conservative neckline in J.Crew’s chiffon with a suede Jimmy Choo pump brings this look into early fall. Keeping the florals soft but with the lovely summer colors bridges this tricky seasonal gap again. Love vintage but having trouble sourcing it for your whole bridal party? Choose a vintage looking fabric like silk duponi or taffeta and pair it with a metallic Badgley Mischka strappy sandal heel to keep the look soft and romantic. Using soft petal “feel” florals with similar tones and darker pops of textured pieces in bridesmaid bouquets keeps the look trendy, romantic, & sophisticated. Pantone’s Turbulance Gray color is beautiful in any style dress you choose. If you love the soft romantic feel and still want to keep it trendy, try adding a contemporary Jimmy Choo Gladiator Sandal to give the look a little more edge. (see how we kept the look grounded again with a simple choice of fabric and mirrored the bridesmaid dress’ flutter collar in the bouquet) We love this look! And the style and design of the dress fits all body types beautifully.Monique Next Color Article Segment: More Fall & Winter Colors to come! Article: Lisa Sammons – Owner/Principal Planner & Lead Designer – Lisa Sammons Events /Contributor & Features Editor: Style, Inspiration, & Design We are REAL Wedding Planners servicing New York and New England. We also travel to where ever our clients need us. If you are planning a destination wedding, we are happy to plan your wedding … where ever and whenever! Are you a DIY Bride and just want a few pointers or a consultation? We are happy to schedule a meeting or a call with you. Feel free to contact us at anytime to set up a DIY planning meeting. We are happy to help! moc.stnevesnommasasilnull@ofni or via phone @ 603-828-6490. We look forward to speaking with you!