Yellow Bridesmaid Dresses: Inspiration & Wedding Style: Yellows

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.
Yellow Bridesmaid Dress Inspiration

If you are the type of bride that likes to keep up with the Trends, you’ll already know what the Spring 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. Are you looking for a little wedding color inspiration, guidance and wedding style advice? Then this article is for you!
Style Inspiration & Design Yellow Bridesmaid Dress Ideas
Yellow! Let’s start with a little inspiration. The many subtle shades Yellow are all beautifully captured in this painting by Claude Monet below.

Yellow Bridesmaid Dress Inspiration

Oat Field with Poppies by Claude Monet

Pale Yellow lends a certain romantic feel and gives a light airiness to the design base of any wedding. However choosing any Yellow for your bridesmaid dresses will work in any length and season, adding instant elegance, especially in chiffon. If you are looking for a brighter Yellow, or deeper Yellow hue for your bridesmaid dresses, keep reading! We have several different “yellows” included in this article. We also have our previous Lemon-Zest-Yellow article in our archives here.
Style Inspiration & Design Yellow Bridesmaid Dress Inspiration

Just looking at a few examples in the J.Crew Bridesmaid Dress line, one can see the versatility of pale yellow as a bridesmaid dress choice. Pairing it with navy, blacks, and grays in Groomsmen attire works beautifully!
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If your vision is to keep the look “simply romantic” as illustrated in the below image, it’s easy to just add a simple metallic shoe to carry on the elegant feel created by the pale yellow hue.
Yellow Bridesmaid Dress Ideas

Choosing a dress in traditional wedding fabric like chiffon, silk duponi, or linen is beautiful!
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.
Yellow Bridesmaid Dress Ideas

For another look, keep the shoes in a muted complimentary color and introduce the bright “Pop” of color in the bridesmaid bouquet. Using a traditional dress and shoe style, and adding a contemporary bouquets brings the look forward and on trend.
Style Tip: Remember to coordinate the “pop” so the ensemble does not appear to look too “busy”.
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Choosing a longer version of a Yellow bridesmaid dress really nails the elegant-romantic style. In the above image of Kate Moss, the fabric moves beautifully adding to the romance and elegance of her look.
Yellow Bridesmaid Dress Ideas J.Crew
With the beautiful flowing look of chiffon, pairing with a simple metallic strappy sandal, soft coral & white bouquet keeps the look sophisticated and traditional.
Yellow Bridesmaid Dress Ideas J.Crew, Pale Yellow

If you love chiffon and still want to keep it trendy, try adding a contemporary heel to give the look a little more edge.
Real Wedding Planner Tip: Keep the bouquet in soft tones mirroring the hue of the dress. This will keep your bridesmaids’ ensemble’s base “look” romantic, but your “pop” will be in the actual design of the shoe without overwhelming the eye with a color “pop”.
Yellow Bridesmaid Dress Ideas

Or! …..Try adding a beautiful African Violet-Purple shoe and bridesmaid bouquet as a pop of color!
Choosing a traditional design in the shoe keeps the look streamlined and also up to date at the same time.
Yellow Bridesmaid Dress Ideas

Still can’t decide on your “colors” but love Yellow?   Try using the Yellow as the base of your look and choose a striking accent color for the shoe. In the above Style, Inspiration, & Design Collage we paired the above vintage boat-neck bridesmaid dress in yellow with a trendy Pantone Sparkly Blue Christian Louboutin Heel  Keeping the bouquet in soft, creamy white and pink peonies still makes the look romantic and traditional. Love this look!

Yellow Bridesmaid Dress Inspiration

Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss, Anna Kendric

Worried how Yellow will look on your bridesmaids? Take a look at the above collage of Ms. Beckham, Ms. Moss, & Ms. Kendric! All very different complexions and hair colors, and yellow is just lovely on all of them!
Yellow Bridesmaid Dress Inspiration, Style Inspiration, & Design, Lisa Sammons Events, Rustic, Elegant
Choosing Yellow doesn’t mean you have to be prim, proper, or traditional in your Style either!
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If your Style is Rustic-Country-Chic, either of the 2 Combinations work beautifully!
Style Tip: Keep your fabrics and florals in traditional textures and it will allow for the contrast of the Rustic choice of cowboy boot with your dresses!
Yellow Bridesmaid Dress Inspiration, Style Inspiration, & Design, Lisa Sammons Events, Vintage

There are so many beautiful vintage choices in yellow as well, try Etsy & Modcloth for leads.
Real Wedding Planner Advice: Remember, if you are having trouble sourcing quantities in Vintage bridesmaid dresses for your bridal party, look for dresses with a Vintage looking fabric….overlays, lace, and prints speak “Vintage”! and will give you that eclectic feel you are looking for.
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For Summer months, punching up the tone of the Yellow will make the look more trendy and contemporary.Try adding a pop of color in your shoe and a bright mixed floral bouquet in coordinating colors. When choosing this look, remember to keep the jewelry understated so as not to overwhelm the ensemble.
Yellow Bridesmaid Dress Inspiration, Style Inspiration, & Design, Lisa Sammons Events

Using the mixed-neckline look in this bridal party is beautiful! Simple up-do’s, minimal jewelry, and length in the dress allows for the extra movement depicted in the different flower bouquets as well as the different necklines.
Style tip: To keep your look elegant, and add a pop of color in the florals,  keep your dress and shoe in muted tones. Ask your florist to pick up the tones in your bridesmaids’ attire in your flowers to tie the ensemble together.

Whatever Yellow you choose, remember to Have fun with it!

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ArticleLisa Sammons – Owner/Principal Planner & Lead Designer – Lisa Sammons Events /Contributor & Features Editor:  Style, Inspiration, & Design

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