Typically, when one thinks of bridesmaid dresses a series of popular colors come to mind: pink, blue and other common shades such as purple and yellow. This year however, some brides are taking chances and mixing things up. Among some of the newest and coming of age trends are pewter bridesmaid dresses.
Pewter, an often missed gem in the color palette, surprisingly is a magnetic choice for dresses. Its light gray coloring offers warm undertones that suggest charm, elegance and stature. A member of the black family, pewter is more subtle and yet still demands its due attention. Pewter is often the chosen color of choice for cars, textiles and interiors because the options of accessorizing with it are limitless. Thus, it should then not be overlooked as a contender for dresses.
Pewter bridesmaid dresses are a great choice for day or evening weddings. Daytime brides may consider matching this rich color with an elegant ivory, taupe or even a dark green. For evening weddings, pewter looks smashing with silver tones, navies and gold. If the bride has a sense of flair, pewter can also be matched with copper, burgundy, rich purples and mocha for a stylish and sultry look.
Because pewter is among the darker shades, it is also one of the most flattering colors for any body type, very similar to black. It is also flattering for most skin types with its calming undertones. pewter bridesmaid dresses are complementary in any style, whether the bride desires longer dresses or a shorter, cocktail styled dress. Pewter is interchangeable and bold and therefore will look rich, even on the smallest budgets.
Some of the most coveted styles for bridesmaid dresses currently are halter-top, one shouldered and backless; all of which look amazing in pewter. Many designers are selling A-line floor length in materials such as chiffon and silk which offer move ability and make for a classy statement. For summer weddings strapless organza styles are hot, as are sleeveless sweetheart shapes and styles; again, these will leave wedding guests enamored and envious.
Perhaps the best thing about pewter bridesmaid dresses is that the color, match with an appropriate style lends the wearer the option of getting additional use out of their dress. Pewter is a color that will never go out of style, nor does it follow trends like hot pink or butterfly yellows that may be here today and gone tomorrow. Longer styles can be tailored shorter and make for a lovely evening or cocktail dress for work events and parties. Shorter styles are great dinner dresses.
Match your pewter bridesmaid dress with a few simply accessories and a gorgeous heel for a magical and polished look.