Trending Bridesmaid Dress Colour Palettes for 2024

Curious about what colours are currently trending for bridesmaid outfits? Here we’re sharing which bright, neutral and pastel palettes will be topping the best dressed lists this year, along with plenty of well-styled wedding parties to share with yours for inspiration. And while they say fashion trends circle back, we can confirm peach taffeta circa 1986 remains where it belongs (shoved in a box at the back of the closet). Let’s get stuck into these stunning looks!

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Earthy Neutrals

Earthy neutral bridesmaid dress colour inspiration | Photography: Lauren Apel Photography via Shiraz Garden |  Peyton Byford | Tayler Ashley via Junebug Weddings | Kylie Morgan Photography | Abby Rose Photography
Photography: Lauren Apel Photography via Shiraz Garden | Peyton Byford | Tayler Ashley via Junebug Weddings | Kylie Morgan Photography | Abby Rose Photography

Neutral hues are getting a rich earthy twist in 2024! Softer shades like sand, oatmeal and taupe make way for rust, ochre, sienna and chocolate this year. This autumnal palette is perfect for modern boho weddings and mix and match bridal party looks, so you can have fun styling your maids in these warm and understated colours.

Whether they remind you of a desert sunset at the height of summer or deciduous trees in the fall, earthy tones can be worn any time of year. Flattering on everyone, these chic neutrals are especially helpful for online shopping with a long distance gang!

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Earthy bridesmaid dresses from AW Bridal
Loul, Lally, Stretto and Renee from AW Bridal

Popping Pinks

Pink bridesmaid dress colour inspiration | 
Photography: Abby Jiu via Washingtonian | Cassie Loree Photography via Brides of North Texas | Ashley Monogue Photography via Willow Lane Co | Abby Jiu via Martha Stewart Weddings | BrittRenePhoto via Green Wedding Shoes
Photography: Abby Jiu via Washingtonian | Cassie Loree Photography via Brides of North Texas | Ashley Monogue Photography via Willow Lane Co | Abby Jiu via Martha Stewart Weddings | BrittRenePhoto via Green Wedding Shoes

Viva Magenta was Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2023 and what a happy burst of colour it is! A tropical favourite, this fuschia-red blend will be a standout accent for spring and summer weddings, working beautifully as a colour pop balanced with softer pink hues.

For a sweet candy fix, pair with white and blush or go full Malibu Barbie with contrasting coral and flamingo pink. And if you want to warm up your winter wedding, adding a dash of drama with this crimson shade for your bridesmaid dresses will do the trick!

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Pink bridesmaid dresses from AW Bridal
Mae, Enyo, Peitha and Mary from AW Bridal

Blue Hues

Blue bridesmaid dress colour inspiration | Photography: Danielle Bennink via The Knot | Lissa Ryan Photography via Washingtonian | Carmen Santorelli via Style Me Pretty | Cari Pilgrim Photography via Paper and Fig | Jenna Marie Weddings via The Knot
Photography: Danielle Bennink via The Knot | Lissa Ryan Photography via Washingtonian Carmen Santorelli via Style Me Pretty | Cari Pilgrim Photography via Paper and Fig | Jenna Marie Weddings via The Knot

Bridesbabes in blue are still high on the colour hit list this year. With so many tranquil shades to choose from, blue is a firm favourite, from the merest hint of tint in icy tones to deeper hues of sapphire and cerulean. 

The colour of calm stands alone or pairs beautifully with tangerine for summer celebrations and red and burgundy for winter weddings. Ramp up the saturation for statement looks for your wedding party or keep it ethereal in pretty pastel!

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Light and dark blue bridesmaid dresses from AW Bridal
Ellison, Morza, Kora and Flossie from AW Bridal

Shades of Green

Green bridesmaid dress colour inspiration | Photography: Elsa Campbell Photography via And For Love | Nate Shepard Photo via Little White Dress | Lou Lou Memphis via Ivory Tribe | Kristie Carrick Photography via Hello May | Button Up Photography via Green Wedding Shoes
Photography: Elsa Campbell Photography via And For Love | Nate Shepard Photo via Little White Dress | Lou Lou Memphis via Ivory Tribe | Kristie Carrick Photography via Hello May | Button Up Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

Olive, forest and sage green are the clear winners for weddings this year. And as this natural colour palette represents new beginnings, it’s a meaningful choice for your bridesmaid dresses. 

But how do you choose between these beautiful tones? Soothing sage green is a stunning pick for the warmer months, versatile olive green plays well with neutrals all year round and cool toned forest green is a darker hue you’ll spot most at winter weddings. Whether you style your crew in slinky silks or crushed velvets, matching your chosen shade to the foliage of your floral arrangements will ground your look.

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Olive and sage green bridesmaid dresses from AW Bridal
Dorsey, Maggie, Dey and Finna from AW Bridal

Modern Monochrome

Black and white modern monochrome bridesmaid dress colour inspiration | Photography: Through The Glass Paris via MODwedding | IVASH Studio via Brides | Chris and Ruth Photography via Brides | Hayley Dolson Photo via Junebug Weddings | Jordan Voth
Photography: Through The Glass Paris via MODwedding | IVASH Studio via Brides | Chris and Ruth Photography via Brides | Hayley Dolson Photo via Junebug Weddings | Jordan Voth

Some trends are timeless, and black and white will always be a classic! This high contrast look is an elegant choice for black tie weddings, especially when paired with minimalist blooms. Simple and sleek, it gives your bridesmaids plenty of opportunity to play with different silhouettes.

If you want your celebration to be an explosion of colour, black and white can be the perfect foil for putting your creative styling on show. Black adds moody drama to jewel toned weddings, while fresh white effortlessly complements any light and bright palette. If you’re mixing and matching bridesmaid dress styles, this is one time to ensure the shade is the same for a totally cohesive look!

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Black and white bridesmaid dresses from AW Bridal
Nana, Adrienne, Lorraine and Merbok from AW Bridal

Photography: Darby Mitchell | Hannah Leigh

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