Ultra Violet Bridesmaid Dress

Ultra Violet Bridesmaid Dresses and Style Ideas

This bridesmaid outfit idea shows off the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018 as imagined for wedding party attire – here’s a bit of inspiration for Ultra Violet Bridesmaid Dresses! 

 ultra violet bridesmaid dresses for 2018


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Dress: Social Bridesmaids Style 8181 in Ultra Violet from Dessy  See all the Ultra Violet Dresses Dessy offers | Earrings:  ‘On the Rocks’ Teardrop Earrings from Nordstrom  | Bracelet:  Siren’ Teardrop Bracelet by Monica Vinader from Nordstrom |  Bouquet:  Silk wedding bouquet by BlueOrchidCreations on Etsy | Invitation: “Mulberry” – Customizable Wedding Invitations in Purple by Lindsay Megahed from Minted  | Sandals: ‘Kacey’ Sandals by Pelle Moda from Nordstrom  | Tie for Groomsmen: ‘Textured Tracks’ Silk Tie from Nordstrom

Ultra Violet Is the 2018 Color of the Year

As a you may have heard, earlier this week Pantone announced their much-awaited pick for color of the year for 2018: Ultra Violet 18-3838.

Historically, the color of the year not only speaks to fashion and design trends, but also to the perceived mood and message that the color brings to society in general. Ultra Violet, and purple in general is a color of royalty, which makes it a perfect fit with the Royal wedding we’re expecting in May 2018. According to Pantone, Ultra Violet also symbolizes,  ‘the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now.’ In addition to being a color associated with creativity. Pantone also suggests: “The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world.’

Sounds like this color is multi-faceted; peaceful, innovative, and inspirational!

Ultra Violet in Weddings

The color of the year and Pantone colors in general are also always big for wedding inspiration! The wedding world has welcomed Ultra Violet with a  few mixed reviews, mainly because another purple – Radiant Orchid – was heavily featured quite recently. But as time has shown, wedding pros will soon find ways of working the color into weddings in ingenious ways that are sure to make you see all the possibilities in this indigo-meets-purple color!

Where to Find an Ultra Violet Bridesmaid Dress

While ultra violet was a little hard for me to find in some of the  purple dresses in stock in department stores for the current season, Dessy Bridesmaids, always specializes in having a full rainbow of hues for bridesmaid dresses, (at last count they offer over 120 colors in some styles!) They certainly do not disappoint when it comes to Ultra Violet bridesmaid dresses – because Dessy always features Pantone color matches, so they offer Ultra Violet dresses in several designer bridesmaid dress lines, and in every silhouette, size, neckline, and fabric  in the exact color Pantone recommends. Ultra Violet  bridesmaid dresses are easy to find when you take a look at their amazing selection.  Today’s featured bridesmaid outfit inspiration is a dress from Dessy’s collection, Social Bridesmaids Style 8181 in a beautiful wrap style! See all of Dessy’s Ultra Violet Pantone wedding accessories and bridesmaid dresses.

What Colors Go with Ultra Violet?

Whether you make ultra violet a focal point of your wedding, or use it as an accent color, it actually has quite a range of hues that it looks great with! It’s a vibrant color that can stand up to other bright shades, or it can take an even more sophisticated style when paired with metallics.

For starters, ultra violet looks great with greens like lime green and sage. It looks elegant with navy blue, gold, gunmetal, bronze. One can also pair it for contrast against hot pink and yellow. For a subtle wash of color, use it or balanced with light blue, lavender, pale orchid, and pale pink —  as seen in the invitation and floral arrangement we’re showing in this collage.  Ultra violet also looks marvelous with iridescent shades like opal and other multifaceted rainbow colors. like those found in moonstone gemstones or prismatic crystals that have this same violet tinge. For that reason, it would be a great shade to use in any season, and especially in celestial or starry night themed weddings

ultra violet wedding invitations

This invitation: “Mulberry” – Customizable Wedding Invitations in Purple by Lindsay Megahed from Minted has some great colors to pull from for ultra violet wedding inspiration!

How to Use Ultra Violet in Your Wedding Bouquet

Ultra Violet is also a great color in florals.  Many purple flowers like irises, some shades of hydrangeas, orchids, and stock are available in this vibrant purple shade. Whether you coordinate with Ultra Violet or use it as contrast, I think you’ll be loving this color by the time 2018 gets into full swing!

If you’re looking for bridesmaid dresses in Ultra Violet, check out the selection of styles from Dessy. Also take a look coordinating ties they offer! You won’t be disappointed!

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Purple Bridesmaid Dresses

Purple Dresses for the Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom

Bridesmaid Dresses by Color

Wedding Dresses by Anne Barge for Fall 2018

anne barge wedding dresses fall 2018

Wedding Dresses by Anne Barge for Fall 2018

The Anne Barge Collection is always favorite with brides looking for unfettered luxury combined with modern classics, and the wedding dresses Anne Barge is showing for Fall 2018, certainly deliver on that aesthetic. The Anne Barge bridal collection is always a debut we look forward to seeing and sharing! In fact, bride-of-the spotlight – Meghan Markle – wore the Anne Barge Versailles gown in her role on ‘Suits’. Will she choose an Anne Barge gown or something similar for her May 2018 wedding? Knowing that she loves clean lines and elegant styles, these 2018 Anne Barge wedding dresses would certainly be in the running!

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Alyssa and Adele Wedding Dresses from Anna Campbell

Alyssa and Adele Anna Campbell Wedding Dresses 2018

Two Dresses from the Anna Campbell Eternal Heart Collection

The Eternal Heart Collection by Anna Campbell, is a glorious celebration of the bridal designer’s ten year anniversary. There are many stunning bridal gowns in the collection, which we look forward to sharing soon here on Dress for the Wedding. The two dresses we’ll show you today are a delightful preview of the entire collection to come!

The Eternal Heart collection is sure to delight those who have come to love Anna Campbell’s signature design elements of sophisticated and sexy silhouettes, eye-catching beading, and beautifully ornate back and shoulder details. If you have not yet discovered the magic of Anna Campbell wedding dressses, this collection will ensure that you will be smitten, and will want to see more.

Anna Campbell Wedding Dresses: Alyssa and Adele

Today, we have a special feature of two bridal gowns from this collection that perfectly highlight the very essence of Anna Campbell’s dreamy styles.  Australian wedding photographer, Chloe from White Images, captured the gowns in this shoot on the Amalfi Coast. The elements of the this sett perfectly accent the romantic spirit of these two new Eternal Heart collection dresses: Alyssa and Adele. We think you’ll find both dreamy gowns to be romantic and full of charm. Be transported to Italy’s southern coast, as you explore the all the elements of these stunning gowns in this inspired shoot.

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High-Low Ball Gown

Hi Low Ball Gown

This post about high low ball gown uses commission links. Dress: High Low Taffeta Ball Gown with Beaded Illusion Bodice | Earrings: flying colors pavé drop earrings by kate spade new york | Bracelet:  Crystal Halo Bracelet by Nadri | Lipstick: Couture Color Rouge Dior Lipstick  | Clutch :  Confetti Glitter Minaudière | Shoes:  Frisk Embellished Sandal by Pelle Moda | Nail Polish: Iconic Color Nail Polish

Black Taffeta Evening Gown

If you are seeking a style for a winter ball, a black tie winter wedding, or a formal holiday party, a high-low hem ball gown may be just the look! The shorter hem in the front makes dancing a breeze, while the longer hem in the back makes for a sweeping train, and an overall formal style! A full-ball gown skirt will never go out of style for formal events, but the multi-level hem makes the look a little more modern. The silhouette, rich fabric, and bit of embellishment makes this gown a must-have for your next formal invitation.

Formal High-Low Hem Gown for Winter Events

This black taffeta high-low ball gown is embellished with a silver beaded overlay, which keeps it formal but not somber. The silver beading also makes it pair perfectly with sparkling silver pave accessories! The pave earrings, bejeweled sandals, and crystal bracelet all pick up on the embellished bodice and waistline. A classic deep burgundy red lip and red nails will add even more to this dramatic, but classic gown! It’s by Adrianna Papell, a designer we love to recommend for formal evening gowns!

We love this formal ball gown look for formal wedding guests, party-goers, or mothers-of-the-bride or mothers-of-the-groom. Where would you wear this ball gown?

More Party Dress Ideas

For more formal attire ideas like this, check out our winter mother of the bride dresses, black dresses, holiday party dresses, and winter wedding guest dresses!


Cyber Monday Sales for 2017!

Another year, and the holidays are upon us! Whether you are shopping for gifts, shopping for yourself,or trying to save on wedding attire, here are the Cyber Monday sale codes that caught our eye! Get great deals on wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, Mother-of-the-Bride dresses, and wedding invitations! Affiliate and commission links are used in this post.

Cyber Monday Sales 2017

This vest is on sale at J.Crew Factory!

Adrianna Papell – 30% off sitewide plus free shipping

Ann Taylor – Free shipping plus 50% off Everything with code BESTMONDAY

Anthropologie – 20% off everything!

ASOS 30% off everything with code Epic 30 

BHLDN – Wedding Sale and Free Shipping with Code STOCKUP

Bloomingdale’s – 25% Off 

Crate and Barrel – 15% off

David’s Bridal – Extra 20% off with code cybermonday

Dessy Bridesmaid Dresses 20% Off + Free shipping on orders over $50. Use code CM20.

Free People – Various discounts

J.Crew – 40% off, plus an extra 10% off until noon on Monday 11/27, plus free shipping

J.Crew Factory – 50 -60 % off everything

Kendra Scott – great gifts for bridesmaids and bridal jewelry – save 20% with code YELLOW20, plus free shipping and returns.

ModCloth – 30% off and free shipping with code CYBER

Minted-25% off everything with code CM2017

Neiman Marcus – gift card earnings – various discounts.

Nordstrom – extra 20% off selected sale items 

Nordstrom Rack

Old Navy – 40% off

Saks Fifth Avenue up to 40% – 50% off seleted departments and earn a gift card up to $750 with code CYBER17

Sephora- Special Gift & Receive Sample Bags

Shopbop -an additional 35% off with code WOW35

Revolve – 20% with code cyber20 and up to 75% off selected sale styles

Check out our Holiday Gift Guide for more ideas, as well as our Holiday Party Dresses

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Halo Engagement Rings

One stylish way to say,”Will you marry me?” is with a pretty halo engagement ring!

Halo Engagement Rings

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1/ X3 Certified Diamond Halo Engagement Ring (1-1/2 ct. t.w.) in 18k White Gold, Created for Macy’s 2/  1 Carat TW Diamond Double Row Halo Engagement Ring in 10K white Gold from Overstock  3/ Monique Lhuillier Baguette Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum (2/3 ct. tw.) from Blue Nile 4/ Diamond Engagement Ring 1/4 ct tw Round-cut 10K White Gold from Kay Jewelers 5/  Princess-Cut Floating Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold (1/3 ct. tw.) from Blue Nile 6/ Pear Shaped Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold from Blue Nile  7/ Emerald Cut Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold from Blue Nile  8/ Diamond Engagement Ring 5/8 ct tw Round-cut 14K White Gold

It seems everything good has a halo. For example: angels, Halo Top ice cream, and engagement rings! Halo engagement rings have been a favorite style for a few years now, and they are quickly reaching timeless ring style status!

Halo Diamond Rings

There’s something about a little circle of diamonds that just elevates a center stone and accentuates a beautiful band and amplifies the sparkle of a diamond, moissanite, or any featured stone you choose!

Halos aren’t just for round cut rings. Emerald, princess, cushion, oval, and pear cuts can all have a halo setting, and are particularly stunning with the addition of a few more little diamonds. If you love this style of ring too, here are a few more of our favorite picks for these halo engagement ring settings. If you want to drop a hint for someone, just send them here and let them know which one catches your eye!

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Green Lace Party Dress

Green lace party dress

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Dress: Blair Embellished Fit & Flare Dress by Dress the Population from Nordstrom | Earrings: Star Threader Earrings by Jenny Packham from Nordstrom | Bracelet:  Twisted Metal CuffNail Polish: Mini Glazen Nail Lacquer | Clutch: Ombré Glitter Miniaudière | Heels: Daisie Pointy-Toe Pump | Lipstick: Rouge Pur Couture The Mats Lipstick 

Cute Party Dress for 2017!

The start of the holiday party season is almost here, and it might be the time of year you’re planning your outfit for a special invitation! There are a ton of pretty looks this year, in all sorts of holiday colors and ornate fabrics. Today’s featured look focuses on this green lace party dress. I loved in this dress, called the Blair Dress from Dress the Population in other colors throughout the fall season, and they just released this beautiful green lace over a neutral pattern. It has some subtle sequins and shimmer, and the contrast of the sheer fabric underneath makes the pretty lace pattern stand out even more! For accessories, I’ve added some gold sparkling pieces, and bright red nail polish and lipstick for contrast to the deep green color. To top it off, its a flattering midi length, and has a fun-to-dance in full skirt!

Green Lace Midi Dress for Holiday Events

As always, this would also be a great dress to wear to a late fall or winter wedding, but I’m also hoping you have a fun party in the works to wear this to! While I don’t miss working in a corporate environment, I do miss dressing up for holiday work parties, and this would certainly be a fun dress to wear!

More Holiday Dress Ideas

If you have several events, or are still considering what to wear to your next holiday event, I also have lots more ideas in the Holiday Dress Shop. You may also like his post on velvet dresses also has some wonderful winter style picks!  You can also check out my specific selections for winter wedding guest dresses or green dresses, or this  outfit idea post for a December Wedding Guest.


Jenny Packham Bridal Collection Spring 2018

Jenny Packham Wedding Dresses for Spring 2018

Adorn Designer Bridal Gown by Jenny Packham

Always a favorite bridal collection to behold, today we have the wedding dresses for the Jenny Packham 2018 Bridal Collection to share.

A few months ago, Jenny Packham debuted her 2018 Bridal Collection at New York Bridal Fashion Week,  and somehow we’ve just now gotten the chance now to present these beauties for our Wedding Wednesday feature!

We always adore Packham’s regal aesthetic, best shown in all of her artfully beaded textures. Her 2018 Bridal Collection plays with her signature embellishments, and adds cropped silhouettes, a range of neutral hues, and volume and texture to these gowns.

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Rose Gold Bridesmaid Dress

Rose Gold Bridesmaid Dress

Rose Gold Dresses for Bridesmaids

Scarlett Dress from BHLDN

Updated on November 3, 2017, originally published on August 20, 2013

Well, since I first wrote about this single rose gold bridesmaid dress, the rose gold bridesmaid dress trend has definitely continued, and it is still going for the foreseeable future in weddings. If you are looking for a sequin dress in peach or rose gold, please check out these individual posts, but also take a look at some fresh picks for rose gold bridesmaid dresses that we’ve added to this post.

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