The Best Bridesmaid Dress Colors for Your Wedding Season

Choosing a bridesmaid dress color is the perfect starting point.
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Carli Brennan
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Carli Brennan
The Knot Fashion Contributor
  • Carli writes freelance fashion articles for The Knot.
  • Prior to The Knot, she was the style section editor at Her Campus Media and launched the Fashion Institute of Technology chapter of Her Campus.
  • Carli’s passion for the wedding industry stems from her time as a bridal consultant and her previous internship in a bridal showroom.
Updated Sep 20, 2023
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While there are countless decisions that go into the wedding planning process, one of the biggest is choosing your bridesmaid dress colors. The palette of the wedding party attire often informs the rest of the decor, like flowers, tablescapes and even lighting. Once you select a color for your bridesmaid dresses, the rest of your wedding decor and color palette can fall into place. And, narrowing down your bridesmaid dress options by color is a great way to get your besties in dresses they're going to love that also match your wedding theme.

Not sure where to begin when choosing a bridesmaid dress color? Consider seasonality. When and where your wedding is taking place is a great starting point to narrow down a color palette and set the overall theme. As general guidelines, bright tropical hues work well in summer, pastels lend themselves to spring, warmer tones channel the colors of fall and rich jewel tones are best in winter. Below, we break down the top bridesmaid dress colors by season—plus editor-approved gowns we love in (almost) every shade.

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Top Spring Bridesmaid Dress Colors

Spring weddings often conjure up images of lush florals and greenery. If you're planning spring nuptials, why not lean into the season and opt for shades of greens, pinks, blues or neutrals for your spring bridesmaid dresses? Another thought: Floral print bridesmaid dresses for spring are a particularly fitting option (groundbreaking!). We love the look of a mismatched floral bridal party or a maid of honor in florals with everyone else in a solid, complementary color.

Sage Green

Shades of sage green are especially on trend right now. This softer take on the color is the perfect soft pop of color. It looks especially gorgeous in billowing chiffon fabrics.

Also known as: Moss, Eucalyptus, Willow Green

Shop the look:

Birdy Grey Theresa Dress in Sage

chiffon floor length dress in sage

Lavender

You'll just want to stay in that lavender haze if you choose this dreamy bridesmaid dress color. Not only is the color on-trend for 2023 but it also pairs well with both gold and silver accessories.

Also known as: Lilac Mist, Dark Mauve, Iris

Shop the look:

Birdy Grey Lisa Long Dress in Dark Mauve

satin floor length gown with cowl neck and front slit in lavender

Hot Pink

If the Pantone color of the year, Viva Magenta, is any indication, pink is having a moment. From soft peony shades to the bold Valentino pink, this punchy hue would fit right in at a spring wedding.

Also known as: Fuchsia, Tea Rose, Snapdragon

Shop the look:

Reformation Alli silk-charmeuse halterneck midi dress

Champagne

Champagne adds an effervescent shimmer to any wedding! Influencer Victoria Browne actually chose the glamorous color for her bridesmaid dresses this past year. Opt for a satin material to really let the color shine—literally.

Also known as: Prosecco, Biscotti, Sand

Shop the look:

Jenny Yoo Melody Dress in Prosecco

strapless satin dress in champagne

Top Summer Bridesmaid Dress Colors

Summer is the perfect time to embrace bright colors and breezy, soft fabrics. Yellow and orange channel the cheerful vibes of sunny weather. Getting married with your toes in the sand? Oceanic-inspired hues like coral and light blue are sure to make a splash.

Coral

Bright coral hues pair great with a tan, making them a stylish choice for summer bridesmaid dresses. This color would also be perfect for a western-inspired wedding—particularly when paired with turquoise jewelry.

Also known as: Cantaloupe, Desert Coral, Watermelon

Shop the look:

Eureka Fashion 9181 - Off-Shoulder Ruched Bodice Evening Dress

Yellow

Sunny yellow is a classic for summer. Choose a soft chiffon dress for a softer feel, or go for a satin yellow gown à la Andie Anderson.

Also known as: Buttercup, Pale Yellow, Sunshine

Shop the look:

Kennedy Blue Haley Dress in Buttercup

slight off the shoulder floor length gown in yellow

Dusty Blue

Shades of soft, dusty blue have been trending for 2023 weddings, and for good reason. The timeless shade complements a wide range of complexions. This color is an especially fitting choice for an outdoor wedding, either at the beach or in a garden.

Also known as: Mist, Fog, Storm Cloud

Shop the look:

Birdy Grey Chiffon Dusty Blue Hannah Empire Dress

Orange

This citrusy color is bright and cheery, making it the perfect addition to a wedding. If you opt for this vibrant hue, keep the rest of the accessories neutral and let the dresses do the talking.

Also known as: Sunset, Sienna, Sweet Melon

Shop the look:

Azazie Tayla Dress in Sunset

fitted floor length dress with corset-like bodice in orange

Top Bridesmaid Dress Colors for a Fall Wedding

Let the foliage be your guide and opt for warm shades of gold, copper, brown and red for a fall wedding. These colors will be the perfect color palette to complement the season of changing leaves—especially if you're planning a rustic outdoor celebration.

Gold

Fall is the perfect time to lean into shades of golden yellow when golden hour wedding photos are at their peak. This luxe hue looks best in heavier or embellished fabrics (think: satin, allover sequins or beading). If you're into the art deco vibe, it's a must.

Also known as: Soft Gold, Buttercup, Taupe

Shop the look:

Azazie Maron Stretch Satin Dress in Butterscotch

one shoulder satin floor length dress in gold

Copper

Metallic shades have been trending for bridesmaid dresses, and copper feels like a fresh update. This warm hue is equal parts elegant and rustic. Bonus: Greenery in your bouquets will pop against copper dresses.

Also known as: Rose Gold, Sedona, Rust

Shop the look:

Jenny Yoo Eloise Dress in Copper

v neck satin floor length gown in copper

Brown

Rich chocolate brown is experiencing a major fashion revival and is a welcome addition to any fall wedding. We especially love this hue on a satin dress for an extra-luxe vibe reminiscent of the '90s.

Also known as: Dark Chocolate, Mahogany, Cabernet

Shop the look:

Lulus Sophisticated Impression Brown Satin Backless Cowl Midi Dress

Red

Turn up the heat with crimson-hued bridesmaid dresses. You can't go wrong with a coordinating red lip. It's old Hollywood glamor at its finest.

Also known as: Scarlet, Apple, Parisian Red

Shop the look:

Galina Signature Stretch Crepe Cowl Neck Strappy Bridesmaid Dress in Scarlet

mermaid cowl neck floor length dress in red

Top Winter Wedding Bridesmaid Dress Colors

Winter is the time to lean into rich jewel tones and a dark, moody color palette. Shades of burgundy, black, evergreen, navy and eggplant make for an elegant vibe. These colors also look exceptionally great in luxe winter fabrics like velvet and jacquard.

Black

The little black dress is a classic for a reason. The universally flattering color always looks elegant. Plus, your bridesmaids will *actually* be able to wear it again after the wedding!

Shop the look:

Show Me Your Mumu Paris Gown in Black

floor length square neck dress with tie bow in black

Forest Green

Forest green is a timeless choice for a winter wedding. The rich hue is reminiscent of winter evergreens. It looks just as glamorous in shiny satin as it does in lush velvet.

Also known as: Dark Emerald, Evergreen, Juniper

Shop the look:

Birdy Grey Kira Dress in Emerald

one shoulder floor length dress with slit in forest green

Navy

Navy blue is another timeless classic. Like black, navy blue looks good on everyone. We especially love this bridesmaid dress color at a winter wedding paired with metallic accessories.

Also known as: Marine, Midnight Navy, Evening Blue

Shop the look:

Zac Posen Sleeveless Side-Slit Velvet Peplum Gown

Eggplant

This vampy color is perfect for building a moody color palette for a winter wedding. Lean into the jewel tone by choosing a satin gown that will catch the light.

Also known as: Plum, Aubergine, Grape

Shop the look:

BHLDN Jennings Ruched Satin Gown in Eggplant

fitted cowl neck floor length dress with slit in deep purple
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