Pastel bridesmaid dresses are a firm favourite at any time of year, but there's something about these colours that puts us in mind of spring. In this blog, we look at how to combine pastels with the top five bridesmaid dress trends for 2022. Expect to see cowl necklines, baby blue bridesmaid dresses, and mix-and-match floral prints.
Cowl necklines are making a come back
Next year will see the return of the cowl neckline – this once-popular style fell out of favour for a while, but it's back and ready to reclaim its place on the hot list.
Inspired by the Ancient Greeks, this neckline exudes the type of romance that every bride covets for her bridesmaids. And what better way to style this dress than with a pastel shade – think pink, peach and dusty blue bridesmaid dresses.
The Penelope fitted blossom pink dress ticks all the right boxes. The flattering folds of fabric at the neckline draw just the right amount of attention to the collar bone, then moving down you come to a cinched waist, finished with a satin sash tied at the back.
Crafted from lightweight chiffon, this easy-to-wear dress is popular with bridesmaids.
Stay on-trend with blue and green shades
If you're planning a spring or summer wedding, then you can't go wrong with pastel colours, but for an extra edge stick to shades of blue and green. Experts predict these colours will dominate bridesmaid and flower girl dresses in 2022.
Far from limiting your choices, there are an abundance of shades to pick from, all the way from misty green, to sage, olive, and even emerald as we move into winter. And that's just green – there are a whole host of blues that make popular choices.
The Tansy Cloud dress is not only in the right colour bracket, but it's one of our most forward-thinking designs. With spaghetti straps and a split skirt, it's bang on-trend but it's also an easy-to-wear dress with a luxuriously lightweight feel to it.
Choose floral prints for a winning look
Floral prints have been big on the wedding scene for a while now, and that's set to continue into 2022 – but far from being overdone, this is an incredibly versatile style.
We love the idea of giving your bridal party a colour theme and letting them choose their own floral pattern and style of dress. This effortlessly romantic style is perfect if you're planning something more laid-back, and would look just as good on destination.
Our range of pastel bridesmaid dresses with a floral print come in a range of styles.
The India print dress in light blue with a V-neckline, buttoned-down front, and cinched waist is both flattering and easy to wear. Give your bridesmaids the option of choosing from any of the other blue floral designs in this collection for a cohesive look.
Mix and match dresses are still hot
Putting together a bridal party that looks like it belongs together can seem daunting, so you might be tempted to stick to the same colour and style of dress, but it's easier than you think to mix and match. There are three ways to do it:
- Same colour, different style
- Different colour, same style
- Different colour, different style
When it comes to picking colours, don't be afraid to think outside the box. Create a unique feel to your wedding day by dressing your maids in shades of the same colour from light to dark (an ombré look), or why not try pairing two pastel colours together.
We love the idea of teaming the Elle dress in pastel pink with the same style dress in misty green. Blush and sage bridesmaid dresses also make a popular pairing, or for something completely different, try combining blue and peach for your big day.
Neutrals (for those that don't like pastels)
We know that not everyone likes pastel colours, so for those who want another option, we're pleased to say that neutrals are going to be just as big in 2022. And there are lots to choose from – nudes, champagne, ivory, and our personal favourite, cream soda.
If you're looking for something in a neutral colour that ticks all the right boxes style-wise, we think you'll love Queenie in cream soda. This stunning floor-length, maxi dress has a buttoned-down front with frill capped sleeves and slashed-back detailing.
If your skin tone doesn't suit a neutral colour, this dress also comes in a variety of other shades, but we like it in royal blue (midnight blue). This decadent colour would suit a glamarous, black-tie wedding and could easily be worn again at other functions.
Shop by colour with Maids to Measure
Whether you're looking for a navy blue or a light dusty blue dress, a pink, green, or even a peach bridesmaid dress, we've got you covered at Maids to Measure. Choose to shop by colour or by theme including the latest trends in pastels, florals, prints, and neutrals.
We've got a range of styles to suit all body shapes from long-sleeved dresses with full skirts to midi dresses that are just crying out for a statement pair of heels.
Let us help make your dream a reality with the perfect look for your bridesmaids.