For a bride looking to make a bold, funky statement, there are millions of bright hues and styles to dress your bridesmaids in and have your entire wedding party be the talk of the town. However, if you are planning to steal the show with a carefully planned, breathtaking wedding gown, you may want to keep your bridesmaids low key and in the background.
Charcoal bridesmaid dresses are perfect to keep your best girls looking classy and elegant while avoiding any chance of upstaging the bride’s attire. You can easily dress up charcoal bridesmaid dresses with flashy accessories and shoes that will gain your wedding party compliments at the reception, after party, and other formal events to come. No doubt, the groomsmen will also appreciate your choice of charcoal as opposed to a flashier, bolder color (unless, of course, you go with the hot pink cummerbunds). For everyone involved in your big day, you can’t go wrong with charcoal bridesmaid dresses to create a classy, elegantly dressed wedding party.
Charcoal is a dark gray shade, with none of the blue hues that lighter grays take. Charcoal bridesmaid dresses made from a shimmering, satiny material look elegant and graceful as the slightly lighter than black color picks up and reflects light. Your bridesmaids will feel and look like a regal brigade, taking a perfect supporting cast role in your special day. Don’t leave your bridal party too dowdy though; spruce up the super formal charcoal bridesmaid dresses with lots of silvery, sparkling jewelry and metallic silver shoes. Light blue or pink flowers look stunning contrasted against dark colors and will create a beautiful wedding party color scheme.
Choosing charcoal bridesmaid dresses as opposed to more blaring colors also helps alleviate some of the alienation of the groomsmen from the wedding party. Groomsmen rarely have as much say in their attire as bridesmaids, and will be thankful not to have to wear a lime green suit to stand by your husband to be. A pastel cummerbund or tie and boutonnière will make a beautiful contrast to a charcoal suit with pastel pinstripes.
Your bridesmaids, as well, will thank you for choosing charcoal bridesmaid dresses, which can be worn at any number of other formal to semi-formal affairs. The dark charcoal color in a wrap around dress style will flatter any figure and keep all your bridesmaids happy. For great color contrast (remember, you have wedding pictures to think about!), if the bridesmaids are all in charcoal with pastel trim, reverse that color scheme for the maid of honor and mother of the bride, putting them in a pastel dress with charcoal trim and dark accessories.
For a beautiful, sophisticated wedding, charcoal bridesmaid dresses are the way to go. The dark elegance of charcoal will serve as a beautiful frame for the breath-taking bride. Pastel trim and accessories keep the bridesmaids from fading too far in the background, while charcoal bridesmaid dresses balance the wedding party without upstaging the focal point of the wedding, the bride.