Violet Bridesmaid Dresses

Violet Bridesmaid Dresses

Violet Bridesmaid Dresses

Pantone announced their Color of the Year last week – ULTRA VIOLET PURPLE !

Violet Bridesmaid Dresses

Image: Pantone.com

In our previous articles about Violet-Purple (and lavender) it is lovely in all tones…
Here’s a few Style, Inspiration, & Design Collages to show how you can use Pantone’s Ultra-Violet (Purple) in your wedding!

Violet Bridesmaid Dresses

This traditional strapless Chiffon violet bridesmaid dress is from Weddington Way – simply paired with Stuart Weitzman strappy sandals, it’s a great choice for any season.

Violet Bridesmaid Dresses

This halter-keyhole neckline violet bridesmaid dress from Weddington Way is perfect with a pair of Silver-metallic strappy sandals from Badgley Mischka. So traditional and lovely!

Violet Bridesmaid Dresses

Modcloth as some adorable (and affordable!) choices for violet bridesmaid dresses too! Real Wedding Planner Advice: Choose a dress that is affordable for your bridesmaids, that way they can splurge on “reusable” accessories like shoes and jewelry!

Violet Bridesmaid Dresses

Changing it up a bit, and with the same Stuart Weitzman strappy sandal ~ an unconventional choice, this belted violet bridesmaid dress from Modcloth is also super cute!

Violet Bridesmaid Dresses

Love the gladiator sandal with short dresses (this dress is also from Modcloth, shoes from Stuart Weitzman)

Violet Bridesmaid Dresses

Wondering how to add violet to your (the bride!) look? A simple ribbon, and/or violet-purple shoe gives just the right nod to your violet wedding color choice and ties you in subtly with your bridesmaids.

Violet Bridesmaid Dresses

Are you a “Blingy” – “Sparkly” kind of Bride?

Real Wedding Planner Style Tip: Keep the jewelry to a minimum with this fabric and dress design. The sequins in the dress are enough movement for the bridesmaids’ look. Having a subtle “sparkle” in the shoe will “act” as jewelry without making the ensemble look overly “blinged out”.  Just simple earrings for your girls and at the most an understated, elegant bracelet is all you’ll need to complete this ensemble. Choosing a traditional design in the shoe allows for extra “bling” and gives anchor to the ensemble’s design.

Still can’t decide on your “colors” but love Purple?   Try using the Purple as an accent color in your bridesmaids’ bouquets! In the above Style, Inspiration, & Design Collage we paired the above 1 shoulder draped Alice & Olivia dress in Soft, Pastel, Hemlock Green with a pretty Jimmy Choo Gladiator-Style Strappy Sandal. Real Wedding Planner Advice: Using a Purple bouquet is a great pop of color for this look, just remember to choose SOFT flowers for the bouquet to mirror the fabric and style of the dress. This will tie the whole look together with “materials” rather than actual matchy-matchy colors. This bridesmaid ensemble look is so romantic!

Choosing a a Violet Bridesmaid Dress color does not mean you have to be prim, proper, or traditional in your Style either! If your Style is Rustic-Country-Chic, Violet-Purple works beautifully!
Real Wedding Planner 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!

Violet Bridesmaid Dresses

Using the mixed-neckline/bridesmaid dress look in this bridal party is beautiful in the Violet Bridesmaid Dress and any Purple hue! Keep the hairstyles carefree &  the jewelry to a minimum. Keeping the bridesmaid dresses’ length similar and the bouquet in one color allows for the extra movement depicted in the different style & subtle hue differences in the dresses (and shoes).
Real Wedding Planner Style Tip: Choosing 1 solid color for bridesmaids’ floral bouquets draws the eye directly to the similarities of the bridesmaid ensembles as a whole unit, and then back immediately to the Bride, as it should be!!

Violet Bridesmaid Dresses

Whatever your shade of purple – Violet Bridesmaid Dresses (and style) you choose, remember to Have fun with it! 

Next Color Article Segment:….2018 Spring Pantone Colors for weddings!

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

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