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Ultimate Guide to Purple Bridesmaid Dresses

We never tire of purple bridesmaid dresses! With so many different tones of purple, there are countless ways to create an on-trend wedding palette. Unsure whether this color would suit the aesthetic you're going for? Fear not! There are many different ways that you can mix and match our purple bridesmaid dresses to showcase this color on your big day! Check out all our purple colored bridesmaid dresses, plus get some tips on how to use this color in your wedding.

Purple Bridesmaids

Photography by: Kate Pease

Why We’re Loving Purple Bridesmaid Dresses

Purple is the color of royalty! On the romance scale, it is also a close sister to pink. This stunning color is rich and luxurious, and works in both vibrant and more toned down wedding schemes. At Kennedy Blue, we offer a large selection of purple colored bridesmaid dresses. By choosing shades and hues that include a range of warm and cool tones, we cater to a variety of brides. We want to make it easy for you to incorporate purple into your wedding palette, no matter the season. Whether your intention is a mix and match or solid colored line up, your girls will have plenty of flattering options to choose from. 

Dark Purple Bridesmaid Dresses

Dark purple is a versatile shade that works year round. It is a color that adds dimension to any palette. Pair it with dresses in lighter shades of purple, or with other dark colors for an edgy wedding look.

Plum Bridesmaid Dresses

A dark purple with brown tones, Plum and Eggplant are rich and earthy shades. A cool tone, they work well for fall, as well as early winter. Very similar in color to plum bridesmaid dresses, eggplant is just as stunning. These Eggplant bridesmaid dresses are a few of our favorites.

Purple Bridesmaid Fabric

Kennedy Blue Keely

Kennedy Blue Keely

We’re only a little obsessed with this velvet plum bridesmaid dress! Keely is a super trendy fit and flare gown, perfect for a winter wedding. With a stylish one shoulder neckline, it is comfy and flattering.

Kennedy Blue Caroline


A modest style, Caroline features a beautiful high halter neckline and a flowing a-line skirt. This elegant design is perfect for any season, warm or cool. 

Wine Bridesmaid Dresses

Just like the jam, the color mulberry is a deep purple-pink shade. It is very similar to wine bridesmaid dresses, but with a purple undertone. A warm color, it is popular for late spring through the fall.

Kennedy Blue Jessa


Jessa is a modern dress, perfect for a hip bride. With a slimming fit and flare silhouette and a v-neckline, your girls with feel confident and a little bit sexy. This style looks especially amazing for both a luxe spring or winter wedding.

Kennedy Blue Rose


One of our favorite sultry designs, Rose features a deep v-neckline and a thigh-high slit in the skirt. This stylish design is fun and flattering, and ideal for a warm weather wedding. 

Light Purple Bridesmaid Dresses

Light purple bridesmaids dresses are especially popular for the springtime. It is a beautiful color that can be used if you aren’t a fan of pink, or in combination with pink. In fact, light purple pairs well with most any color, including both light and dusty shades.

Lavender Bridesmaid Dresses

Inspired by the flower, Wisteria is very similar to lavender. The soft purple-blue hue is crisp and bright. Wisteria bridesmaid dresses are a popular choice for late winter through spring weddings.

Kennedy Blue Alexis


Alexis is one of our favorite lavender bridesmaid dresses. It has a ruched bodice with a v-neckline, thin spaghetti straps, and an a-line skirt.

Kennedy Blue Fatima


A stylish design, Fatima has a unique blocky bodice and sleek spaghetti straps. This dress is especially fun for spring or summertime weddings.

French Lilac Bridesmaid Dresses

A grey-toned purple, French Lilac is a sophisticated color. This elegant hue works well year-round, and is easy to pair with most any metallic.

Kennedy Blue Emily


Courtney is a beautiful and chic design. It has a sweetheart neckline, a ruffled bodice, off-the-shoulder straps, and spaghetti straps.

Kennedy Blue Courtney


This lilac bridesmaid dresses is flowy and oh-so-comfy. It has a v-neckline, flutter sleeves, and a stylish wrap skirt with a slit.

Violet Bridesmaid Dresses

A vibrant hue of purple, violet is bright and bold. The perfect balance of red and blue hues, it is an especially luxurious color. Violet bridesmaid dresses are one of our all time favorites!

Kennedy Blue Lauren


Lauren is a aid back bridesmaid dress that is comfortable, yet stylish. It has a sweetheart neckline, spaghetti straps, and an a-line skirt with a slit. Plus, peep those hidden pockets!

Kennedy Blue Athena


A traditional bridesmaid dress, Athena features a one shoulder neckline. It has a fun ruched bodice and a beautiful a-line skirt.

How to Mix & Match Purple Bridesmaid Dresses

Here are just a few ways that you can create a mix and match purple bridesmaid line up. We have compiled options for both warm and cool-toned events, plus a variety of themes. Take a look and see which one aligns with your personal vision or style!

Purple Bridesmaid Dresses for Spring Weddings

Bold and vibrant, Caroline in Eggplant, Jessa in Mulberry, and Elena in Peony are a stunning trio. These dresses feature cool pink undertones, for a colorful chic look. This edgy palette would be fun for an early spring through late summer wedding. 

Purple Bridesmaid Dresses for Summer Weddings

A trendy neutral palette, each of these gowns have a warm brown undertone. Shown is Betsy in French Lilac, Allison in Dusty Rose, and Cameron in Dew Drop. Although toned down, there is still color via pink and purple. We love this line-up for a warm weather boho-themed wedding.

Purple Wedding Scheme for Any Season

You can never have too much purple! This group of dresses include Emily in French Lilac, Samantha in Eggplant, and Alexis in Wisteria. By mixing different shades of purple, you have a clean aesthetic with dimension. Plus, your girls will be able to choose a shade that best complements their skin tone. 

Purple Wedding Schemes for Winter

A fun icy palette, check out Lauren in Violet, Fatima in Sky, and Ella in Slate Blue. This cool-toned purple and blue hued line up is unique and airy. It would look gorgeous for a chic winter or early spring wedding. For more warmth, gift your girls some white faux shawls.

We love a jewel-tone wedding! This gemstone inspired palette is perfect for late summer and winter weddings. For a cold weather wedding, consider our velvet bridesmaid dresses. Such as Keely in Eggplant, Skylar in Emerald, and Mila in Rosewood.

Elegant Purple Wedding Palette

For a trendy black tie affair, dress your gals in a mix of purple and black. While purple lends a touch of color, grey or black lend some classic elegance. Shown is Athena in Eggplant, Bailey in French Lilac, and Gabby in Charcoal.

Purple Wedding Inspiration

Are you leaning towards having a purple bridesmaid dresses for your wedding day?  Here are some real Kennedy Blue weddings to inspire your wedding color palette!

Purple Bridesmaid Dresses
Eggplant Bridesmaid Dresses

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Wisteria Bridesmaids
Wisteria Bridesmaid Dresses Photography by: Bellagala

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Photography by: Claire Watson Photo

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You can never go wrong with purple bridesmaid dresses! With so many different shades to choose from, there is something for every bride. At Kennedy Blue, we offer a wide selection of flattering styles and colors. So that whether you are planning a warm or cool weather wedding, you can easily create a one-of-a-kind purple bridesmaid line up. 

Want to try one of these styles on to ensure it aligns with your vision? Take advantage of our Try at Home Program! We will send a gown straight to your door to try on. After three days send it back and take all the time you need to make a decision. In the meantime, be sure to let us know which of these gowns caught your eye!

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April 25, 2022 05:44

I love all the purple!

Caitlin tom
April 30, 2021 15:25

Gorgeous! My color palette :)

Caitlin tom
April 30, 2021 15:25

Gorgeous! My color palette :)

Stacy L Shilling
April 14, 2021 16:06

I love this! I chose a purple pallet for my wedding- eggplant, french lilac, and wisteria. I can’t WAIT to see how they all look together!

Casey Burrows
January 04, 2021 12:02

This absolutely sold me on purple for my girls! We’re planning our big day for June 11 of 2022. Our venue is a beautiful modern golf club. We plan to have lots of colors and a garden feel so a romantic shade of purple will be so complimentary!

December 10, 2020 10:35

So many different shades of purple to choose, they all look beautiful. Hope we find the right one.

Breanna Lyon
December 10, 2020 09:59

I love the lighter color of purple here!

Jaclyn A
December 10, 2020 09:57

I have been looking for the perfect shade of purple (a lavender that’s not too blue or too pink) for months and ordered countless swatches for too many stores. I ordered the wisteria and french lilac swatches and they are exactly what I’ve been looking for!

Gabrielle G.
October 19, 2020 11:26


Anisa Kistler
October 19, 2020 11:26

I love all of these dresses!

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