Believe it or not, spring and summer weddings are right around the corner, so if you haven’t already planned your color scheme, it’s time to start seriously thinking! Have you checked out Pantone’s top colors for 2016? There are tons of gorgeous hues that are popular for this upcoming season and honestly, we’re loving every one of them! Most of the season’s colors are pretty soft and muted, making them perfectly feminine and romantic for your big day! So whether your wedding is inspired by rustic, classic, elegant, or beach elements, here are five wedding colors for spring 2016 that you should definitely consider incorporating!
About The Color: Inspired by Serenity, one of Pantone’s top colors for the upcoming year, this is a gorgeous hue that has masculine appeal and feminine softness. It’s literally a perfect color that both you and your soon-to-be groom can agree on. Slate Blue has a dusty-gray undertone that makes it super unique and seriously pretty!
How To Style It: Pair this dusty blue color with a deep red or raspberry accent and a muted blush pink that can be added into your floral arrangements or table settings and centerpieces. Add in plenty of vibrant greenery into floral arrangements and backdrops that will be a perfect accent to the blue.
The greatest part thing about this shade? It’s compliments every skin tone and is a color your girls will be excited to wear! Slate Blue is available in all of our all-chiffon bridesmaid dresses and satin-top bridesmaid dresses.
About the Color: A soft and chic hue that’s oh-so pretty is inspired by Pantone’s Peach Echo! Peach is perfect for the girly-girl who doesn’t want to do pink for the big day. It’s got a lovely vibrance to it that makes the color not too loud, but is perfect for the warmer months.
How To Style It: Accent peach with similar colors such as corals and pinks! Also, if you’re thinking about mixing and matching bridesmaid dress colors, these are your perfect shades! Otherwise, use these accents in the flowers, linens, stationary, and table settings. And don’t forget the gold! Gold is a gorgeous complimentary color to Peach and will look so chic together. Add in pops of gold to your jewelry, flatware, and any vases or frames used in decor or centerpieces.
Peach isn’t as universally flattering on every skin tone, but if it’s your dream color, it’s nothing that a simple spray tan can’t fix! Peach is available in all of our all-chiffon bridesmaid dresses as well as the satin-top bridesmaid dresses.
About the Color: Inspired by Pantone’s Lilac Gray, this color is absolutely gorgeous for an outdoor wedding or garden setting. Just picture that soft purple color against the vibrant contrasting background of the deep green grass and tress. If you’ve been searching for the perfect light purple, you’ve probably run across a few that would look better as a 5-year-old’s Easter dress. Our Lilac hue is light, but has a slight dusty undertone that gives it an elegant and mature feel.
How to Style It: We love Lilac paired with similar hues. Purples (in the same tone) will look so good whether you choose to mix and match dress styles or add them into your accents. Also, play off of the natural, outdoor elements. Bouquets filled with whites, various purples, and greenery will look stunning against the Lilac dresses.
Lilac will look gorgeous on every ‘maid and looks stunning in any setting — not just outdoors! This hue is available in our all-chiffon bridesmaid dresses. If you’re looking for a shade a bit lighter, we offer a Violet option in our satin-top styles.
About the Color: Latte is inspired by another one of Pantone’s colors of the year, Iced Coffee. Perfect for the neutral fan, this shade has a gorgeous warmth to it, making it a stunning and unique color for spring or summer. In fact, we love this shade regardless of season. Latte has a very earthy vibe and would be perfect for the boho bride!
How to Style It: Latte will look best paired with a bouquet made almost entirely of leafy greenery with pops of a deep reddish/pink. Although it’s pretty soft, this color makes a statement so you don’t want to go too crazy with accents. Gold pairs beautifully with the Latte color so add it into your jewelry and centerpieces.
This shade definitely flatters olive-skin and darker so if you have bridesmaids with a fair tone, you’ll definitely want to consider a group trip to the tanning salon before the big day! Latte is available in our all-chiffon bridesmaid dresses and our satin-top styles as well. If you’re interested in a slightly lighter shade, we also offer Champagne in the above mentioned fabrics as well as lace!
About the Color: A stunning color for spring and summer weddings, Sage is the perfect soft green that we’ve been waiting for! While this wasn’t on the list for Pantone’s 2016 colors, we still thought it was too pretty not to add. This soft, lush green is perfect for an earthy wedding featuring cool tones and a gorgeous overall palette.
How to Style It: Sage looks stunning when paired with hues of teal and/or blues. When considering a teal, try to look for one with more of a green undertone. For blue accents, look for either a light and airy mint or sky blue, or a deep slate blue. These colors are all perfect if you’re looking to do a mismatched bridal party as well! Keep the flowers pretty simple with lots of greens, whites, and some pops of coral, peach, or even lavender for a pretty garden feel.
This shade is pretty universally flattering and will look stunning in a variety of wedding venues. This hue is available in our all-chiffon bridesmaid dresses as well as our satin-top dresses.
What colors did you choose for your upcoming big day!? Are all your ‘maids wearing the same shade or are they mixing and matching for a unique look? Leave a comment below and let us know how you’re styling your wedding day!
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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.