Every woman has a lot to do for their big day and to no surprise they plan it for months. One of the aspects needed for any wedding is the bridesmaids' dresses and more and more frequently they are filling the rails in bride shops in different shades of purple. So why is this? And why is it the right choice for your day? Purple has always been a favorite color when it comes to weddings especially for bridesmaids. Depending on the style of your wedding, different shades of purples can have different effects. From religion to royalty, purple has such a vast array of meanings and shades that any type of purple is guaranteed to be the prime color for your bridesmaids' dresses. So, with this in mind, here are some pointers for choosing your purple bridesmaids' dresses. History of Purple - Purple has always been associated with royalty and mystery. In history Roman emperors wore purple as a symbol of regal blood, then later through the years purple was taken by the Catholic Church and used for Pope Garments as a symbol of piety. So it is not surprising purple has been frequently seen at weddings with it carrying both royalty and religious prospects. Purple was always a very expensive dye to make and own hence why only the higher status people owned it. That sense of royalty will allow your bridesmaids to feel even more special on your big day. So why Choose Purple? -Purple bridesmaid dresses are very easy to find so straight away it will not be difficult for you to find the perfect ones for your big day and also at a reasonable price. Pale purples through to dark purples can contrast stunningly with the purity of the brides white dress. So with this in mind why not add it to the beauty of your day. Purple is contrasted beautifully with silver which is usually a favorite color for weddings. Why not choose silver high heels for your bridesmaids? The shoes and dress will look amazing together and will also give your bridesmaid a sense of femininity. Favorite Styles of Purple Bridesmaids Dresses - All-time favorites in bridesmaid styles are the sweetheart neckline and the spaghetti V neck line. Both these choices create the sweet and innocent image and with the purple can add a more mysterious feel. These style of dresses are this seasons must have for weddings, both neck lines serving as a frame showing off those collar bones and beautiful skin. It is completely up to you if you prefer long floor length or knee length but the style this season is knee length and is complimented beautifully with a pair of silver glitzy high heel shoes. Be careful matching bright colors with purple as these can clash, hence why silver is the preferred matching color choice. You can add to the bridesmaid outfit with a high waist jacket or bolero. Ideally a black top will compliment a purple dress. Black brings out the purple and will make it stand out. Matching your Purple Dresses to Your Bridesmaids - Styles and shades of purple can have a different effect on different people. Women who are fair skinned are more likely to look more stunning in a pale purple whereas darker skinned women will be complimented by a darker, regal purple. Skin tones play a vital part when choosing the correct shade for the outfit. As said previously, purple works at its best when matched with silver so accessories your bridesmaids with a silver hair piece, earrings, necklace and shoes. Lipstick shades are also important. Purple dresses can work better with neutral colors so stay away from that bright red lippy. To summaries, purple bridesmaid dresses are a brilliant choice for your big day. Not only do they carry a sense of mystery and fragility but they will also give your bridesmaids a feeling of royalty and pride which is what every girls wants when wearing a dress. Be careful which colors to match it with, depending on the shade of purple depends on what color best suits it. Shy away from bold, brash colors as these with not work well with the elegance of purple. Think about the other color themes you want at your wedding because purple works best in neutral surroundings. A brides white dress and a grooms black or grey suit will always stand out when among purple.
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