Chances are that if you're getting married this fall and have a wedding party, you've already picked out your bridesmaid dresses, but on the slim chance that you haven't, we're here to let you in on a little secret. Can you keep it? (Pretty Little Liars, anyone?) Bridesmaid dress color palettes are always a point of hesitation for the bride-to-be as she wonders what is on trend, what will go with her décor, and what will be seasonally appropriate. Well, thanks to the pros ahead, all those queries are about to be put to rest.
Below, bridal experts from some of the most well-known spots in the industry, such as Bhldn and David's Bridal, told us the five bridesmaid dress color trends that we can expect to see everywhere this fall. And if you're going to a wedding as a guest next season, consider taking this list into account so you don't clash with the bridal party.
“We are seeing a really strong reaction to black this season, as well as dark emerald. Of course, we always anticipate that bordeaux and navy will be strong in the fall—this year is no different! We are seeing silhouettes within these colors modernize as well. Think cutouts, plunge necklines, slits—a little sexier, a little newer!” — Kaity Gaskill, Bhldn buyer
“This year’s fall colors will be inspired by the earth. Deep tones in inky blues like navy as well as lush greens like hunter and juniper will be front and center. Look to pair them with the current reigning trend of wine to create a complex and rich palette. These colors look stunning in clean and modern styles where color can be front and center. For brides looking for a more romantic vibe, dusty tones like soft sage, gray/blues, and smoky pinks look equal parts dreamy and beautiful.” — Lori Conley, SVP of merchandising, design, and product development at David’s Bridal
“Colors like champagne and blush tend to be staples for bridesmaids, and we wanted to make sure we offered these options. But for fall, colors like navy, black, red, and emerald are great and easy to wear for the guest of the wedding. We picked these colors because they look amazing on all skin tones.” — Reformation design team