20 Slate Blue Bridesmaid Dresses Worth Obsessing Over

by Kennedy Blue September 08, 2017 64 Comments

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! 

Slate Blue Bridesmaid DressesKelsie Lynn Photography

Why We're Slate Blue Obsessed

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.

Slate Blue Fabric Swatch

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.

Slate Blue Wedding Color Palette

Try It In Person

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!

Kennedy Blue At Home Try-On

Our Favorite (& Most Flattering!) Slate Blue Styles

Kennedy Blue Sienna

Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dress Sienna in Slate Blue

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.


Kennedy Blue Jade

Embroidered lace is the newest trend! We love it in slate blue | Kennedy Blue bridesmaid dress Jade is featured in slate blue

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?


Kennedy Blue Violet

Kennedy Blue Violet

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.

Kennedy Blue Poppy

Poppy in slate blue!

One of our favorites, Poppy has a fun spin on a classic strapless dress! The sweetheart neckline and the cross over bodice gives this dress a very elegant but stylish look that would be perfect for any of your bridesmaids! 


Kennedy Blue Anna

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.


Kennedy Blue Elizabeth

Slate blue is one of the best new wedding colors. We love to pair it with a natural color palette | Kennedy Blue bridesmaid dress style Elizabeth is featured in slate blue

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. 


Kennedy Blue Mackenzie 

Kennedy Blue Mackenzie

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…


Kennedy Blue Iris

Iris in slate blue is gorgeous!

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! 


Kennedy Blue Parker 

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!


Kennedy Blue Audrey

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.


Kennedy Blue Riley

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. 


Kennedy Blue Blake Top & Mae Skirt

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.


Kennedy Blue Morgan

Embroidered lace bridesmaid dresses are in right now! Featured is Morgan in slate blue | Kennedy Blue

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!


Kennedy Blue Kendall Top & Leah Skirt

Kennedy Blue Kendall Top & Mae 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.


Kennedy Blue Thea 

Thea is a gorgeous chiffon bridesmaid dress | Kennedy Blue style Thea featured in slate blue

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.


Kennedy Blue Pearl

Slate blue is a beautiful color for your wedding palette. | Kennedy Blue bridesmaid dress style Pearl is featured in slate blue

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.  


Kennedy Blue Lana

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.


Kennedy Blue Madeline

Kennedy Blue slate blue Madeline dress is gorgeous! | 18 Slate Blue Bridesmaid Dresses Worth Obsessing Over | Kennedy Blue

Similar to Jade, Morgan, and Iris, this embroidered lace bodice is perfect for any bridal party. Madeline has a classy halter neckline and an X back which makes it so elegant and picturesque! This luxe chiffon dress is extremely cute and comfortable and will look so cute in your wedding pictures!


Kennedy Blue Sophia

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.


Kennedy Blue 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 Leah satin skirt is slimming, great for fall and winter, and even has pockets!

OUR FAVORITE REAL WEDDINGS WITH SLATE BLUE BRIDESMAID DRESSES

These bridesmaids totally nailed the slate blue theme! | Kennedy BlueWhims and Joy Photography |These 'maids chose Kennedy Blue style Anna. Doesn't it look great in slate blue?


We love slate blue dresses! | Kennedy Blue style Chloe
Emily Sacra Photography | We love the slate blue and sunflower pairing! Featured is style Chloe.

Slate blue wedding party!
Samantha Lynn Photography We love the slate blue Kylee dresses paired with green and white bouquets!

Slate blue weddings are the best! | Kennedy Blue chiffon bridesmaid dresses are featured in slate blue
Sarah Roshan Photography | We love mismatched bridal parties! Featured (left to right) are styles Anna, Kylee, Olivia, and Stella.

Gorgeous slate blue bridal party! | Kennedy Blue
Bram Vandermark Photography | The flowy slate blue Anna dresses blowing in the wind is absolutely flawless! 

Slate blue bridesmaid dresses can be paired with any wedding! These 'maids wore cowgirl boots for their outdoor summer wedding | Kennedy Blue chiffon bridesmaid dresses are featured
Alicia Lewin Photography | Look at how cute the slate blue looks against brown cowboy boots, the green grass and the green bouquets! 

Slate Blue Bridesmaid Dresses
Sophisticated Grace Photography | These 'maids mixed and matched embroidered and all-chiffon bridesmaid dresses!

Let’s Chat!

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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64 Responses

Sarah Drahem
Sarah Drahem

February 06, 2018

Love, love, love this color! I have been searching for the perfect shade of slate blue! Any my girls will love the different style dresses you offer!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

January 02, 2018

So pretty!

Kari Wade
Kari Wade

December 02, 2017

I will be having my girls in this slate blue color for my wedding in June! I ordered some sample dresses for my Matron of Honor to try on and I LOVED the slate blue!

KatieH
KatieH

December 01, 2017

Bought these blue dresses for my sisters January wedding- they are beautiful and we know they will be the perfect color standing next to our winter bride! Plus, you cannot beat the customer service here- HANDS DOWN the friendliest, most helpful staff ever!!

Alison
Alison

November 01, 2017

I love the natural tone of the slate blue dresses! I will be getting married in an outdoor Montana wedding, and I think my bridesmaids will look gorgeous in the Kennedy Blue styles that we looked at when visiting the store!

Colette Gabriel
Colette Gabriel

November 01, 2017

Would love to see some Darker teal/blue ones???

Alexandria
Alexandria

October 31, 2017

I am planning on putting my bridesmaids in slate blue dresses from Kennedy Blue and I can’t wait to see how it looks on them! I knew I wanted a light and universally flattering color, and your slate blue was the perfect shade, even compared to other retailer’s similar shades.

Kathryn Goettsch
Kathryn Goettsch

October 27, 2017

We just tried on bridesmaid dresses and were very impressed with the quality!

Shannon
Shannon

October 18, 2017

I hadn’t considered blue initially, but this is a shade I can get on board with ? I think layered with a lighter blue and a navy, this could be a really promising wedding palette.

Kimberly
Kimberly

October 17, 2017

I never thought I would like a dark blue like this!

Rin
Rin

October 13, 2017

Love this color! This blog post really opened my eyes to a new color that would go well with my own color scheme.

Nayeli
Nayeli

October 12, 2017

I love blue, however I’m still committed to royal blue :)

Rachel Neff
Rachel Neff

October 11, 2017

Slate is very lovely but I’m still committed to royal blue.

Amanda Krug
Amanda Krug

October 10, 2017

I love the idea of being able to try dresses on at home, especially since my MOH has a newborn baby, which would make it tough to schedule a time to go to a store!

Madison
Madison

October 09, 2017

Love this style! It would pair perfectly with a dark grey!

Danielle
Danielle

October 06, 2017

These dresses are GORGEOUS. They’re making me rethink my color scheme. Haha.

Denise Perez
Denise Perez

October 03, 2017

I love this color! Definitely going to show my bridesmaids these styles!

Samantha
Samantha

October 02, 2017

I love this color. Looks good with a variety of styles.

Kenzie Haws
Kenzie Haws

September 28, 2017

Love, love love the Elizabeth dress! Planning on having this color and farm tables/garlands/soft dusty gray accents at my wedding. :)

Hannah
Hannah

September 27, 2017

I love these styles! And that you can try them on before buying!

Jacqueline
Jacqueline

September 26, 2017

I love this color. It’s what I’m planning on doing for my bridesmaids.

Paige
Paige

September 22, 2017

I am a HUGE fan of this color ! I am having a fall wedding & this color was one of the ones I had a hard time choosing in between . LOVE IT !

Charissa
Charissa

September 22, 2017

Love these!!

Yara
Yara

September 22, 2017

These are all stunning. I personally prefer the knee length style, its adorable & versatile. A cute dress that can be work beyond the wedding.

Katie
Katie

September 21, 2017

LOVE this color. Especially in the long dresses…???

Ashley Barnes
Ashley Barnes

September 21, 2017

Lovely!!!

Christina
Christina

September 21, 2017

Love this idea. I’m still trying to decide on my colors so this is very helpful!

Megan Kalberg
Megan Kalberg

September 21, 2017

Love the slate blue!!!

Nicole
Nicole

September 21, 2017

I Love the slate blue embroidered lace dress in the style Wren is perfect and comfortable!!

Katie Amanda
Katie Amanda

September 09, 2017

I like the color, but love all of the different style of dresses. Such great inspiration for my upcoming wedding! Thank you!

Megan M
Megan M

September 03, 2017

I absolutely LOVE this color! Ordered a few sample dresses for my bridesmaids and we can’t wait to place our order!!

Rachel williams
Rachel williams

August 24, 2017

I am absolutely in love with this colour it is perfect for what I am looking for and cannot wait to have my bridesmaids standing by me in these dresses. Love how we can mix and match r styles to suit all body shapes

E Loren
E Loren

August 16, 2017

Slate blue is a BEAUTIFUL Spring/Summer wedding color!

Tenille
Tenille

August 10, 2017

Waiting for my samples to come, can’t wait! Been searching every where for Slate Blue bridesmaid dresses. Love the variety of styles that they come in!

Nataly
Nataly

August 07, 2017

My friend is getting married and she chose slate for the bridesmaids. Thanks to Kennedy Blue I was able to get my dress (Julia design) without breaking the bank!

Heather r young
Heather r young

July 30, 2017

Love thess dress makes me think about using this color for my wedding!

Bri
Bri

July 18, 2017

I’m the MOH in my sister’s wedding and we both love this color!

Michelle
Michelle

July 16, 2017

Love this color!! Also love that most of the styles have pockets such a bonus!!

Katelin Kuykendall
Katelin Kuykendall

July 09, 2017

I LOVE this color! It’s so hard to find the right slate blue and you guys nailed it!

Cailin Engstrom
Cailin Engstrom

July 05, 2017

I’m obsessed with this color! So gorgeous and unique!

Anna Lokowich
Anna Lokowich

July 05, 2017

Slate blue is the color we’ve been searching for!

Jackie Popowski
Jackie Popowski

July 05, 2017

Love slate blue that is my colors and I love the Parker dress!

Sydney
Sydney

July 05, 2017

Saw your dresses on Pinterest and decided to order a color swatch. Which ended up being the exact shade I had been searching for! After ordering a few try on dresses – I fell in love with the embroidered tops!! Nothing I’ve ever saw before! Can’t wait to order my bridesmaid dresses!

Caitlyn
Caitlyn

July 04, 2017

Can’t wait to get my free color swatch to see this in person!

Ellie
Ellie

June 28, 2017

Love the slate blue so much!!!

Lacey
Lacey

June 28, 2017

I love the Jade and Iris dress. thinking about using them for my wedding!

Jodi Duckert
Jodi Duckert

June 26, 2017

I love the Kendall Top & Leah Skirt! We’re having a bonfire wedding outdoors and this would be perfect for my bridesmaids!

Aubrey
Aubrey

June 25, 2017

These dresses are gorgeous ❤

Victoria
Victoria

June 23, 2017

Cannot wait to have this color at my wedding!

Heather West
Heather West

June 22, 2017

I love this color!!!! I was debating between slate blue and blush:)

Alicia Dill
Alicia Dill

June 21, 2017

I love the slate blue bridesmaid dresses. Thank you so much for writing this article. All of the dresses or gorgeous.

Lisa Winner
Lisa Winner

June 21, 2017

Love this color! Can’t wait to see my girls in it!

Kelsha
Kelsha

June 18, 2017

In love with this color!

Alicia Bowman
Alicia Bowman

June 16, 2017

I love this colour! It is difficult to find this colour in stores but Kennedy Blue has so many different styles it’s so hard to choose! I can’t wait to order four of these beautiful dresses for my bridesmaids.

Amy Seaver
Amy Seaver

June 15, 2017

LOVE this color!

Marie
Marie

June 11, 2017

This color is beautiful! Thinking about encorporating it in my mix-matched bridal party!

Amanda
Amanda

June 10, 2017

Love this color for a winter wedding!

Amanda
Amanda

June 10, 2017

super cute! love the different styles!

Amanda
Amanda

May 30, 2017

LOVE this color. Can’t wait to see my bridesmaids in it :)

Julie
Julie

April 14, 2017

Woo! Slate blue is gorgeous!

Kennedy Blue
Kennedy Blue

December 20, 2016

Hi Gillian. Thank so much for your interest in Kennedy Blue! All of our dresses are $200 and under, but to find the price of a particular dress, you can just click on the image and it will take you to the product page! Shipping to Canada is $30. Feel free to email info@kennedyblue.com if you have any other questions! Thanks!

Gillian Petraschuk
Gillian Petraschuk

December 16, 2016

Could I get costs for dresses? Also shipping to Canada. Kind Regards, Gillian

Kennedy Blue
Kennedy Blue

November 09, 2016

Hi Diane, we’ll shoot you an email with the dress information!

Diane Roux
Diane Roux

November 07, 2016

would you please give me the prices of the Violet and Sophia style? I’d like to know if the 2 styles mentioned comes in royal .

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Measurement Guide - How to Measure for Your Size

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.

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.

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. Stand up straight and do not “suck in” when taking this measurment.

Hip size

Standing with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and butt to get this measurement.

Depending on the fabric, a dress can be altered down up to 2 full sizes, but can be very difficult to let out as there is only about .5 inch of fabric to do so at the seams.

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.