Romantic, elegant, and totally on-trend; we’re currently obsessing over Bordeaux bridesmaid dresses! Inspired by Marsala, Pantone’s 2016 color of the year, our newest color was created out of the need for a deep red with a romantic pink undertone. Literally, you guys, this color is everything we’ve ever dreamt of! Flattering on literally every skin tone, we think this is a color that your bridesmaids are easily going to fall in love with!
Maybe you’ve already filled your closet with Bordeaux-colored pieces, or perhaps it’s a hue you’ve had your eye on for a while. Either way, let me introduce you to this beautiful shade, because I guarantee you are going to fall in love with it. This deep, romantic red with its slight pink undertone makes it totally unique and timeless. Technically considered to be in the red family, Bordeaux is like a smooth mix between Claret and Wine.
1. Is Bordeaux suitable with my skin color?
You may be wondering if this color will flatter your skin tone and my answer is: Of course! You’ll look absolutely awesome in a Bordeaux bridesmaid dress because it honestly looks great on every skin tone. Bordeaux is an elegant, sexy, and unique color, that photographs even more beautifully.
2. Does Kennedy Blue Offer Bordeaux Bridesmaid Dresses?
Why yes, yes we do! All of our crinkle chiffon, luxe chiffon, and satin-tops are available in Bordeaux. If you’re dying to see the color in person (we totally don’t blame you!), fabric swatches are available to order for only $1!
Don’t forget that Kennedy Blue also offers an At-Home-Try-On service that allows you to try on a dress style before you buy it! Basically, we’ll bring the boutique experience to your home by allowing you to order sample dresses to try on at your own convenience!
Unfortunately, Bordeaux dress samples are not guaranteed so be sure to request a fabric swatch as well!
3. How to Style Bordeaux
It’s easy. Bordeaux is a statement in itself so you don’t need to go overboard with the accents and colors. Gold details will pop really well against its deep tone and we definitely wouldn’t be opposed to lush green bouquets with pops of white for contrast.
Whether you’re looking for something classic, sophisticated, fun, or flirty, we have a wide variety of dress choices for you – all available in Bordeaux! Check out 15 of our absolute favorites:
This chiffon V-neck bridesmaid dress is a universally flattering choice for all your ‘maids. The Chloe features a pleated fitted bodice as well as a figure flattering knee-length, A-line skirt that makes it a fun and flirty style that’s become a fan favorite. Not to mention, this dress will compliment your bridal gown perfectly.
Shop the look: Kennedy Blue Chloe in Bordeaux
Stella is an elegant chiffon bridesmaid dress that is a total show-stopper. This dress features a criss-cross halter neckline that’s figure flattering and provides immense support for a dance-filled night.
Shop the look: Kennedy Blue Stella in Bordeaux
This gorgeous chiffon bridesmaid dress has a v-neckline with spaghetti straps that flow into a fun, unique back that hooks together in the center. Not only will your girls adore this trendy style, but it also looks awesome in photos!
Shop the look: Kennedy Blue Mackenzie in Bordeaux
Simple and affordable, Parker is the perfect strapless chiffon dress that will look great on each of your girls. The bodice is adorned with delicate pleating and the natural waist comes to a slight point in the center front, making it a super flattering style for all your ‘maids!
Shop the look: Kennedy Blue Parker in Bordeaux
Thea will bring the perfect boho feel to your big day! The sweetheart neckline is complete with spaghetti straps as well as off the shoulder straps to create an open shoulder look.
Shop the Look: Kennedy Blue Thea in Bordeaux
Blake top & Mae Skirt
Two-piece bridesmaid dresses are all the rage right now. The Blake Top is a loose-fitting, sheer lace top, while the Mae Skirt is a classic A-line made of a luxe chiffon fabric. The best part about two-piece bridesmaid dresses? You can order a different size top and a different size skirt to eliminate the need for alterations!
Shop the Look: Kennedy Blue Blake Top in Ivory & Mae Skirt in Bordeaux
Unique backs are so on-trend right now and Luella exceeds those expectations! This affordable short bridesmaid dress is made of a beautiful luxe chiffon fabric and is a style that your ‘maids can actually wear again!
Shop the Look: Kennedy Blue Luella in Bordeaux
This halter neckline is undeniably flattering and the floor length skirt made from a crinkle chiffon fabric is utterly romantic and a definite crowd-pleaser!
Shop the Look: Kennedy Blue Violet in Bordeaux
Cara Top & Leah Skirt
This lace-top and satin skirt combination will make for the most gorgeous two-piece bridesmaid dresses for your big day! The Kennedy Blue Cara top is a beautiful sleeveless, v-neck top, crafted of a soft illusion lace, while the Leah skirt is made of a luxurious and lightweight satin fabric.
Shop the Look: Kennedy Blue Cara Top in Ivory and Leah Skirt in Bordeaux
With a satin top and chiffon skirt unlike any other, Blair is a fun and flirty design with a spaghetti strap v-neckline that your ladies will love wearing, even after your big day!
Shop the Look: Kennedy Blue Blair in Bordeaux
Kylee is a beautiful design made of crinkle chiffon fabric with a high illusion neckline that has light ruching throughout the top and thin straps over the shoulders. Outfit your ‘maids in something they will enjoy wearing and be comfortable in on your big day, like the Kylee dress!
Shop the Look: Kennedy Blue Kylee in Bordeaux
Kendall Top & Leah Skirt
Two piece dresses are not only on-trend, but also can reduce alterations costs since they can order a different size top and bottom if needed. Our line of two piece bridesmaid dresses can be easily mixed and matched and will look absolutely stunning next to your bridal gown on your big day.
Shop the Look: Kennedy Blue Kendall Top in Ivory and Leah Skirt in Bordeaux
Simplicity at its finest; Kennedy Blue Scarlett redefines sweetheart neckline bridesmaid dresses with its affordable price and beautiful mix of fabrics.
Shop the Look: Kennedy Blue Scarlett in Bordeaux
Whether you’re looking to mix and match or outfit your girls all in the same dresses, Kennedy Blue Jodie is the perfect choice that both you and your girls will love!
Shop the Look: Kennedy Blue Jodie in Bordeaux
Kennedy Blue Julia is not only an elegant design, but your girls will look great and love wearing it too! Create a fun look you love with these long chiffon bridesmaid dresses under $150.
Shop the Look: Kennedy Blue Julia in Bordeaux
It’s your time to make the choice and consider having Bordeaux as part of your wedding palette. Which of these Bordeaux bridesmaid dress styles is your favorite? Leave us a comment or chat with us below!
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As a soon-to-be bride, choosing my wedding flowers has been one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make – and honestly, I still haven’t decided! There are so many pretty options out there and narrowing all of them down has been nothing short of overwhelming. To make the decision a bit easier on you, I’ve gathered some of my absolute favorite bridesmaid bouquets from some of our Kennedy Blue weddings that I know you’re going to love!
Styling your besties in mismatched bridesmaid dresses has been a huge trend for the past few years. And as popular as it still is, we’re slowly starting to see brides revert to having all of their girls dressed in the same style. So how do you decide what’s best for your own wedding? Here are some points to get you thinking about whether you should go the route of mismatched bridesmaid dresses or styling your girls in all the same look.
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Taking Your Measurements
For the most accurate measurements, do not measure over your clothing. Your measurements should be taken while wearing undergarments similar to the ones you will wear with your dress. The measuring tape shouldn't be pulled too tight or have too much slack, and should always be parallel with the floor.
**Wedding apparel is typically sized differently than retail clothing, so keep in mind that it's not uncommon to find yourself requiring alterations.
Bust size: Wrap the tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust (not underneath the bust).
Waist size: While standing up straight, bend at the waist to one side. Take the measurement where the natural crease happens in your side. This should be a few inches above your belly button.
Hip size: Standing with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and butt to get this measurement.
Choosing your correct size
Compare these three measurements to the Kennedy Blue size chart above. It is very important that you order the largest size that corresponds to your measurements. For example, if your bust measures 40.5" (size 12), your waist measures 31" (size 10) and your hips measure 41.5" (size 8), we advise that you order a size 12, and get your dress altered down to custom fit your body. Ordering anything smaller than a size 12 would not fit in the bust area. Please note: Our bridal gown size chart is different than the bridesmaids sizing and is listed below.