Spring and summer are among the two favorite seasons of the year for weddings to be held with good reason. As the harsh winter dispels its last cold winds, the Earth is beginning to rejuvenate itself and everything blooms. Next to the ever important wedding dress, bridesmaid’s dresses are on the top of the bride-to-be’s list of things to do; the first task is choosing the perfect color.
In 2011, many fashion icons named lavender, dark purple and earthy tones in green and taupe as the most popular colors chosen for bridesmaid dresses, particularly for fall weddings. As we sashay into 2012, it appears that brides are now opting for more subtle coloring and peach bridesmaid dresses are at the top of the list.
In the realm of psychology and symbolism, the color peach, a sister of the more vibrant color orange is historically known as a fun color associated with those who are carefree, fickle and flirty. In new-age arenas the color of peach controls the chakra (areas of the body that store energy and control health and emotions according to the Hindi religion) region of the navel; the area of the body linked to sexuality, fertility, creative intuition and spirituality. Whether conscious or unconscious, perhaps this is why 2012 brides are finding themselves attracted to peach bridesmaids dresses, as weddings are viewed as the beginning of new life, and in many cases family follows.
Peach bridesmaid dresses are seemingly popping up everywhere most likely because the color itself lends myriad choices in shades. For the more adventurous, a bright peach may be chosen for a spring themed wedding, eliciting feelings of fun and frolicking, whereas for summer a lighter, more subtle toned peach makes for a beautiful backdrop for the bride’s most important day.
Additionally, peach bridesmaid dresses look amazing in all lengths. For those who prefer floor length gowns, many wedding retailers are using fabrics in chiffon, charmeuse and a newly popular jersey. And peach looks great on each of these fabrics.
It also fares well in both long and shorter, more playful designs. Opt for a fitted, Victorian topped dress matched with a flowing lower half for sheer elegance or choose a knee length or shorter dress with unique styling such as off the shoulder or a sweetheart top. Many of the most sought after bridesmaid dresses are also adorning side sashes and an A-line silhouette.
Of course no bridesmaid dress is complete without accessories. For a soft look, peach bridesmaid dresses can be paired with white pearls and earrings to complement the bride’s gown. Gold accessories and shoes make for an elegant look, particularly for night weddings. Be sure not to choose a garish gold tone; keep it moderately sheen and the shoes not too busy. For risk takers, pairing a peach bridesmaid dress with navy, black or even burgundy says, “Notice me!” The key to pulling off this color is to keep the accessories simply and let the dress speak for itself.