Finding the perfect blue can be as tricky as finding the perfect man — It’s definitely not impossible (clearly, you proved it!), but boy-oh-boy are there a lot of options! If you’ve been searching for that one-and-only hue to really make your big day special, consider styling your girls in slate blue bridesmaid dresses. It’s a unique shade that’s absolutely gorgeous and is a new wedding trend of 2017.
If you’re having trouble finding that picture-perfect blue, good news is, I think you may have just found it! Keep reading to see why we’re so in love with this chic new color.
Slate blue has become a favorite among our customers for many reasons, like it’s versatility to fit into almost any color palette and the fact that it flatters every skin-tone!
There are four facts that you should know about slate blue in order to make this the color the center of your big day!
About The Color: What’s a wedding without ‘something blue’? Well, not every bride wants to go the navy route and a lot of other shades tend to be super vibrant and over-powering. The goal is: make your bridesmaids look amazing, but don’t forget that you (oh…and your fiancé, of course) are the star of this show! That’s why we’re obsessed with slate blue.
This hue has the perfect dusty-gray undertone making it somewhat of an understatement, but oh-so far from boring! It’s got a warm, romantic feel that also feels light and fresh. It fits perfectly within an outdoor garden setting or even inside a grand cathedral.
Who It Flatters: Whether your bridesmaids have red hair, brown skin, platinum highlights, or nearly translucent skin, I give you my word that they will look like bombshells in this color! Seriously, you guys. This is a hue that flatters all and my gosh, will your ‘maids be thankful for that!
What Styles It’s Available In: Lucky for you, the majority of our styles are offered in slate blue. (Trust me, we’re really excited about that!) It’s currently available in our all-crinkle chiffon dresses, luxe chiffon, embroidered lace, and satin-top dresses. Swatches are available to order so you can see how the slate blue matches with your style and feel the different fabrics to choose the one that you like most.
How to Style It: You’re picking this color just in time, because considering this is a new wedding trend for 2017, there is inspiration everywhere! I’m currently obsessed with pairing this hue with natural, earthy tones. That means bright, white flowers for a clean, fresh look and deep, leafy greenery for the perfect contrast! Consider adding in a metallic, especially to your centerpieces. Silver, gold, or even…oooo…rose gold, would look stunning with this dusty shade.
With Kennedy Blue, you have the opportunity to try your dress on without ever leaving your home or driving all the way to the store just by taking advantage of our At Home Try-On service. It is not a complicated process – just visit our website, select the sample dress you would like to try on, return the sample, and purchase the dress whenever you’re ready!
Sienna is a chic, high-neck style that’s fun and feminine! Just about every girl in our office has slipped this little number on and I swear to you — it has looked amazing on every. single. one of us! Looking for the full length version? Kylee is your go-to dress.
We obviously love slate blue, but I think the only thing we love more is Jade in slate blue. Embroidered lace is the newest trend that, unlike some other trends, is classic and won't be going anywhere soon. With a sheer high neck, a classy slit, and hidden pockets, what's not to love about Jade?
Violet is a strapped, floor-length gown that seriously turns heads! With the halter neckline (I know, right? Who knew a halter could be so cute!?) and the fit of the bodice, this dress is actually incredibly flattering. It creates curves for your teeny-tiny friends and really compliments your curvier girls. Shopping for knee-length styles? Lucy is your dress.
A chic and elegant floor-length style that is completely timeless. Seriously, you’ll look back in 30 years and probably still want to pick the same gown! Anna is a full-length style has a V-neckline and V-back, making it super flattering for any and all of your ‘maids. If you’re not shopping for long styles, check out Chloe, the knee-length version of this gown.
If you are looking for a super classy and elegant gown, Elizabeth is the dress of your dreams! Simplistic yet beautiful, this dress is perfect for the modern bride. With a flattering fit and a high slit, Elizabeth is gorgeous in slate blue. And we love the open back! As I said before, I like pairing slate blue with other natural colors. We hope this collage provides some inspiration for styling slate blue with your other wedding details.
Mackenzie is seriously gorgeous! This chiffon bridesmaid dress is a super elegant option for your girls that will make them look and feel as pretty as they are. If you’re looking for the short version, shop Luella. Oh, did we also mention it has pockets? And just wait until you check out the back…
How beautiful is Iris?? Made from soft, luxe chiffon and Kennedy Blue's exclusive embroidered lace pattern, Iris is as cute as it is comfortable. (And it has pockets!) With a stunning racer-back, this dress could not be more perfect. And honestly, it is somehow even more beautiful in person. The detailing is just exquisite!
Simple and affordable, Parker is the perfect strapless chiffon dress that will look great on each of your girls. The bodice is filled with light pleating and the natural waist comes to a slight point making it super flattering on all shapes and sizes!
Audrey is a gorgeous knee-length bridesmaid dress that features a crisscross neckline, fitted bodice, and chic A-line skirt. This dress is a fashionable, modern style – a favorite among many – and yes, it has pockets. Shop the floor-length version, Stella.
Riley is a gorgeous V-neck bridesmaid dress made of a soft, luxe chiffon. It’s got a touch of sass with the thigh-high slit, but is perfectly classy for the big day! This dress will look great on each of your girls because it really flatters a variety of figures.
Blake Top & Mae Skirt
Chiffon and lace are a classic and beautiful combination! The Blake top is a beautiful sheer lace bodice that has a high, sleeveless neckline and a looser fit. The Mae Skirt is a floor length A-line chiffon skirt that is lightweight, figure flattering, and even has pockets.
Another addition to our newest collection, Morgan is a beautiful embroidered lace bridesmaid gown. The off-the-shoulder straps, A-line skirt, and sassy slit all combine to create a stunning look. Plus, Morgan is just drop dead gorgeous in slate blue. Mix and match this dress with our other embroidered lace dresses for a one of a kind (slate blue) bridal party!
Kendall Top & Leah Skirt
Two-piece dresses are not only on-trend, but also can reduce alterations costs since you 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 on all your girls! The sleeveless Kendall Top has a high illusion neck and its snug fit creates a gorgeous shape. The satin Leah Skirt is a A-line that looks beautiful paired with any of our lace tops.
One word: stunning! Thea is a unique chiffon bridesmaid dress with a boho vibe to it. This style is complete with a floor length, A-line skirt, hidden zipper closure, and hidden side pockets! This dress will make you or your girls look enchanting.
With a V-neck and V-back, Pearl is a simplistic yet elegant bridesmaid dress. Made from luxe chiffon and featuring hidden side pockets, Pearl is comfortable and cute! We love this wedding inspiration of complementing slate blue with lush, green bouquets and foliage.
Trendy, fashionable, and chic, the Lana dress will make your girls look amazing. Believe me, you are bound to fall head over heels in love with this unique spaghetti strap dress that your girls will be able to wear again and again. Jodie is the knee-length version of this gown.
The perfect chiffon bridesmaid dress, Sophia is gorgeous in slate blue. This chic and girly option is easily adaptable to almost any type of body, making you look & feel your prettiest. The best part of this dress is the beautiful long, draped skirt that gives a touch of glamour and elegance to your big day. You can also get Quinn, the knee-length version.
Cara Top and Leah Skirt
This lace top and satin skirt make for the most gorgeous two-piece combination. The Cara Top is a beautiful sleeveless, v-neck that’s crafted of soft, delicate lace. The satin skirt is slimming, great for fall and winter, and even has pockets!
These 'maids chose Kennedy Blue style Anna. Doesn't it look great in slate blue?
We love the slate blue and sunflower pairing! Featured is style Chloe.
We love mismatched bridal parties! Featured (left to right) are styles Anna, Kylee, Olivia, and Stella.
We love the slate blue theme! It's the perfect color for a variety of wedding palettes, complements any skin tone, and is a totally unique shade of blue! Have you seen any slate blue weddings you love? Like any of the styles or weddings you see? Let us know in the comments below!
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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.