You don’t have to stick to tradition when it comes to your summer bridesmaid dresses. Ditch the subtle shades and go for a colour that’s going to make a statement. Impression Bridal reveal their hot picks for the coming months…

Cool Coral

Shades of coral are hot this year. It’s a great colour for both summer and autumn weddings and a fabulous beach wedding shade. Coral is also a perfect complement to vintage themes and works well when mixed with sage green.

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Passionate Purple

Purple tones are as popular as ever for any time of the year. For spring, they work well with simple gypsophila bouquets; in summer they pop against bright posies. And then in autumn and winter you can team them with other jewel colours for a really rich and sumptuous look. It’s a versatile shade that suits most skin tones, too.

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Royal Blue

Our most ordered colour for 2014, Cobalt and Royal blue tones fit well for both casual and formal weddings. It’s a great summer colour and provides an excellent backdrop for classic white flowers. One style tip – always team a blue dress with nude or metallic shoes.

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Elegant Ivory

Although still somewhat unconventional for bridesmaids, ivory has proved a hot colour for attendants in 2014. White bridesmaids work perfectly in summer or at a beach wedding – just make sure your gown stands out as the ‘bride’.

Beautiful Blush

The colour for 2014 summer weddings, blush pink works for both brides and bridesmaids this coming season. Flattering and feminine, it is the perfect choice for vintage or country garden theme. Again shoes should be nude, silver or gold.

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Classic Black

Black is a popular choice for a more formal wedding, and adding lace elevates it from a normal evening gown. Black dresses are usually popular with bridesmaids as they are so easy to wear again – this would, therefore, be the ideal colour if you were asking maids to pay for their own outfits.

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Radiant Orchid

Once seen as dowdy and old, shades of orchid and lavender have made a big comeback in 2014. It can be incorporated into any season and flatters any skin tone. Why not have orchids in your posies to complete the look?

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Need more colour inspiration? Check out our amazing Themes section today. And don’t miss these real weddings – we’ve got celebrations in every colour of the rainbow!

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