“You can totally wear it again”, we have never heard of anyone to ever wear a bridesmaid dress again. Please prove us wrong and let us know if you have. Our thinking is why not let your best girls look and feel their best on the day of the wedding. Here are the top 5 colors not to put your bridesmaids in accoding to TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress….
There are several truths to life. It’s not nice to lie, cheat or steal, and salmon doesn’t look good on anyone. Save the salmon for your buffet spread rather than forcing your bridesmaids to plunk down a significant chunk of change for a dress the shade of a delicious, yet very unattractive, sea creature. For the love of Pete, if you must go with this color, do not pick a shimmery satin fabric unless you want your bridesmaids to sprout fins and swim away.
#4 Blah Green
There are so many gorgeous shades of green to choose from, so why do brides insist on selecting this one? A most unfortunate cross between brown and green, this color should be permanently relegated to Yoda costumes and split-pea soup.
The bride probably thought it would be a nice shade since it was described as cypress or forest moss. Of course, some brides unwittingly select this shade based on a photo, only to be appalled once the final product is delivered.
And this brings me to yet another piece of unsolicited, but valuable advice: Insist on seeing a swatch or, better yet, an entire dress in the color before placing any orders.
#3 Prison Jumpsuit Orange
Avoid this color completely unless you want passersby to mistake your wedding for a roadside prison cleanup crew.
Aside from being seriously unflattering, this shade of orange is better suited to a chain gang than a bouquet. And just try finding a shade of lipstick to complement it. It’s simply not possible! We don’t care if it’s your favorite sports team’s or alma mater’s color. Don’t. Pick. Orange.
#2 Barney Purple
If you’re not careful, your attendants will change the lyrics to the “Barney” theme song to something more fitting for the occasion, like: “I love you, you love me, so why the heck did you outfit me in this awful prune-colored gown, you Bridezilla?!”
Jewel-toned purples may be hot on the red carpet right now, but it’s shockingly easy to end up in a shade more closely resembling a giant eggplant. Do your friends a favor, and proceed with caution when heading down the purple path.
#1 School Bus Yellow
Outfit six of your closest friends in one of the brighter shades, and you’re just begging for banana and pineapple jokes.
A gown that makes your attendants appear physically ill is going to cause whispers of an unfortunate kind. Be kind to your bridesmaids and yourself when you’re picking a gown. Everyone knows who makes the final gown decisions, so try to choose a color that’ll earn rave reviews, rather than years of teasing.
Sarabeth | Amanda | Fallon