Navy blue bridesmaid dresses are the new and chic alternative to classic black gowns. Among their many design elements and embellishments, a popular choice among brides to be featured on these blue bridesmaid dresses is pockets and sleeves. Read on to learn which design element may be best for your wedding venue, season, and bridesmaids’ body types.
Navy blue bridesmaid dresses are complementary on most body types due to the darkness and richness of the tone. The tone will not easily expose lumps and bumps that lighter toned dresses will. The elegant tone is also complementary to most seasons, but especially autumn. Navy can easily be paired with autumn wedding flowers that have pops of orange in them without looking like a black and orange Halloween prop!
Navy blue bridesmaid dresses that feature pockets create a fun and playful look for bridesmaids while remaining formal, depending on the dress’ material. Pockets featured on jersey cotton dresses will be ideal for casual or informal outdoor weddings, while pockets featured on silk chiffon or satin dresses will be ideal for formal indoor weddings.
Pockets on dresses are not for all body types. If your bridesmaids have a pear shape, in which they are larger on the bottom and smaller on top; pockets will draw the eye to the largest and widest part of their body-their hips; so you may want to avoid pockets on a pear shape figure. Also, if the dress is not fitted properly, the pockets may gape outward and cling to the hips, also making your bridesmaids appear large on the bottom and boast an unflattering look.
Navy blue bridesmaid dresses with sleeves is a huge trend, especially when worn on vintage inspired dresses for a vintage themed wedding. Usually featured in the form of lace sleeves, these vintage dresses provide some ample coverage while drawing attention to the embellished and antiquated sleeves. This could be problematic if some of your bridesmaids are plus sized. Lace sleeves tend to cut into large arms and are boast a tight fit. If you want to feature bridesmaid dresses with sleeves, choose dresses with sleeves that will complement everyone in the bridal party. Three quarter length sleeves look great on any body type, as do cap or flutter sleeves. Avoid bell or bat sleeves, as they will make navy plus size bridesmaid appear larger and look unflattering.
Before choosing navy blue bridesmaid dresses with pockets or sleeves, be sure to consider the style tips above to ensure a flattering fit for all females in your bridal party!