Green is an incredibly versatile colour, so it's an obvious choice when it comes to picking bridesmaid dress colours. Its connection with nature has made it popular with brides planning to get married outdoors, but green is equally at home in any setting, and best of all, there is a shade for every season. From emerald hues in winter to sage green in spring, we'll show you how to pick the right shade of green bridesmaid dress.
Shop for green bridesmaid dresses by season
There are so many different shades of green to choose from, that we guarantee you'll be able to find something that fits your style of wedding whatever the season.
Spring/summer bridesmaid dresses
We associate green with growth and new life, so what better time of year to wear this colour than in spring. For spring weddings, stick to lighter shades of green, such as:
- Mint green
- Sea foam
- Misty green
Pastel green bridesmaid dresses in a soft, fluid fabric, like chiffon, would suit a garden wedding – think canapés and champagne on a fresh cut lawn. The Penelope fitted dress in misty green fits the bill perfectly with a flattering cowl neckline and a V-back. Made from lightweight chiffon, it's finished with a satin sash that can be tied in a knot or bow.
Autumn/winter bridesmaid dresses
When it comes to winter weddings, you immediately think of emerald tones but there are so many more rich green colours that you could try – we recommend:
- Forest green
- Olive green
Olive green bridesmaid dresses (UK) and sumptuous colours, like forest green and juniper, perfectly suit the outdoors. For the colder months, we love the long-sleeved Suzannah dress in forest green with a cinched waist. The deep V-neck offsets the long sleeves and chiffon skirt for an elegant feel that flatters most body types.
If the idea of a long-sleeved dress doesn't appeal but you'd like something that covers your shoulders, consider the Caroline dress in forest green with mid-length sleeves.
How to put together green bridesmaid dresses
When it comes to assembling your bridesmaids, you've got two choices – let them have free rein to pick their colours/styles or keep things simple with a uniform line-up.
Same style – same colour
There's nothing wrong with sticking to tradition by having your bridesmaids in the same style and colour dress. In fact, if you've fallen in love with a colour that fits with your theme, then it makes sense to stick to whatever green hue you prefer. If you need to make tweaks to suit different body types, try changing the style but not the colour.
At Maids to Measure you can sort bridesmaid dresses by colour, so once you've found your ideal green, you'll be able to see everything in that shade. Take misty green, for example – we have seven different dresses in this colour to suit all shapes and sizes.
Mix and match dresses
For a mix and match bridal party, you can choose to have your bridesmaids in the same style dress but different colours, the same colour but different styles, or why not completely rip up the rule book and go for different colours and styles. Whatever you choose, make sure you keep at least one thing consistent to hold the look together.
Green is a fantastic colour for 'mix and match' bridal parties because there are so many shades, but this is as much a blessing as it is a curse. If you plan to let your bridesmaids pick their own style of dress but you'd like them to stick to a certain shade, be as specific as you can. Every dress designer out there will have a different take on your chosen green, so either use the same retailer or send your maids a colour swatch.
You can order your green colour swatches from Maids to Measure here.
Green bridesmaids dresses at Maids to Measure
Our range of green bridesmaid dresses covers everything from rich emerald green to paler shades and pastels. To help you pick we've narrowed it down to our top three:Grace dress in misty green
One of our most popular styles, the Grace dress in misty green is easy-to-wear with a cinched empire waist line and a flattering V-neck. Made from chiffon, it has a luxuriously lightweight feel that would be perfect for a spring or summer outdoor wedding.
For your ushers, groomsmen, or “bridesmen”, you can also buy a misty green tie and pocket square – a fantastic way of tying together your entire wedding party.
Caroline dress in forest green
The Caroline dress in forest green is a relatively new addition to Maids to Measure, but we predict this sumptuous dress will become a popular choice.
Forest green bridesmaid dresses (UK) are the go-to colour for the cooler months – this rich, deep colour is warming and suits the type of flowers used in winter bouquets. The Caroline dress has a mid-length sleeve, a flattering V neck and a cinched waist. Its double-lined skirt in chiffon has soft pleats that fall gracefully to skim the hips.
Elle dress in dove grey
If you're looking for sage green bridesmaid dresses, have you considered something in grey instead? Sage is a greyish-green colour, so if you're struggling to find a shade of green that you feel comfortable with, then grey is the obvious next step.
The Elle dress in dove grey works for all seasons and would suit an outdoor wedding. Crafted from bubble crepe, this dress has a long, fitted skirt with an on-trend slit. Along with slip dresses and cowl necklines, this style of dress is tipped to be big in 2022.
Green is the perfect colour for an outdoor wedding, but it can also breathe fresh life into an indoor venue. It's the versatility of this colour, which makes it so popular throughout the year. With a matching cover-up or a long-sleeved dress, your bridesmaids will be comfortable outdoors, whether it's for the ceremony or to take those precious photos.