Bridesmaids Will All Be Wearing This Colour In 2018


by Rebecca Cope |
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If you’ve ever been a bridesmaid, you’ll know the very specific anxiety that comes around just before you find out what your soon-to-be-wed friend has chosen for you to wear on their big day. After all, bridesmaids’ dresses tend to get a bad rep, particularly when you consider that asking a group of women of different body shapes, heights and colourings to wear the same dress is optimistic at best, cruel at worst.

Now, we an assuage some of the worry you might be experiencing if you’re set to be a bridesmaid this year, as we know exactly what colour you’ll be wearing already. (Probably). According to Wedding Wire, Pantone’s ‘Nostalgia Rose’ will be the hue of choice for most weddings in 2018. A dusty pink shade not a million miles away from millennial pink, it’s a colour that cropped up on catwalks throughout the past season, hence its newfound popularity in the bridal market.


The bad news is that it won’t suit everyone, unfortunately (so far, so typically bridesmaid-esque…). According to Leatrice Eiseman, the author of More Alive With Colour and the executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute, the blush-toned shade works best on ‘neutral’-toned people, with a mix of blonde and brown hair plus hazel eyes and an indeterminate skin tone that is neither warm (golden) or cool (bluish).

And if you think you’ve seen a lot of bridesmaids wearing dusty pink over the last year, you’re right: it was also the most popular choice for 2017, according to stats from Pinterest.

Personally, we’re big fans of the new trend for letting bridesmaids choose their own dresses – a la Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at their friend Cassie Coane’s nuptials in July – while sticking to a colour palette like pastels, of course.

Click through the gallery below to see our favourite celebrity bridesmaids...


The Very Best of Celebrity Bridesmaids

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Celebrity Bridesmaids

The rather unrecognisable Kendall and Kylie Jenner, broke the ultimate wedding taboo in white, for older sibling Kim’s nuptials to Kris Humphries back in August 2011.

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Celebrity Bridesmaids

Taylor made her debut as bridesmaid for the oldest member of her squad, Britany Maack, her BFF since birth. As expected, Taylor took her bridal duties seriously, making the necessary calls to get hold of the bride’s dream dress from Reem Acra.

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Celebrity Bridesmaids

It was the photo that launched her career. Before her modelling debut, Lottie Moss posed as boho bridesmaid for half-sister Kate Moss’s wedding to Jamie Hince back in July 2011.

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Celebrity Bridesmaids

They say never to upstage the bride. Yet Pippa Middleton (well, her behind to be precise) stole the global media limelight, when she walked older sister Kate down the aisle on 29 April 2011.

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Celebrity Bridesmaids

We can’t imagine fashion’s most talked about twins like being told what to wear. Yet the pair, perhaps reluctantly, donned white bridesmaid’s dresses and beach waves, for a friend’s Mexican wedding back in 2007.

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Celebrity Bridesmaids

By far the coolest bridesmaids we’ve ever seen- Georgia May Jagger and older sister Elizabeth, attended model mum Jerry Hall’s nuptials to Rupert Murdoch in Vivienne Westwood earlier this year.

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Celebrity Bridesmaids

Rihanna led a gaggle of bridesmaids decked in purple to the altar, as she watched close friend and assistant Jennifer Morales, get wed in Honolulu, Hawaii back in August 2015.

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Celebrity Bridesmaids

After her role as bitchy bridesmaid Helen, you’d think twice about asking her to be at your wedding. Yet thankfully Rose took the real thing seriously for best friend Krew Boylan’s Australian nuptials back in 2012.

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Celebrity Bridesmaids

In co-ordinating custom Chanel, Cara followed older sister Poppy down the aisle as she married James Cook at St Paul's Church in Kensington in 2014. The wedding was a strictly gram-free event yet the pair made up for it with a second A-List bash in Marrakesh.

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Celebrity Bridesmaids

Our favourite Girls star Lena Dunham, wore lilac for her best friend of 28 years Isabel Bramlette Halley’s Midsummer’s Night Dream themed nuptials in 2014.

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Celebrity Bridesmaids

As the eldest of the Hiltons, it’s surprising that Paris curbed the attention to give younger sister Nicky the chance to shine for her nuptials in London on July 10, 2015.

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Celebrity Bridesmaids

Kate Bosworth wasn’t afraid to break wedding etiquette as she wore a black number to her friend’s Sydney wedding in 2008.

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Celebrity Bridesmaids

It was the most talked about wedding since the Royals. The Kardashian clang made a repeat appearance as bridesmaids, this time for Kim’s wedding to Kanye West. The sisters wore white full length gowns alongside daughter North, for the Parisian nuptials on 10 May 2014.

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Celebrity Bridesmaids

Never one to blend in, Lady Gaga was almost unrecognisable for her friend’s New Orleans-based wedding bash in March 2015.

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Celebrity Bridesmaids

Beyonce and sister Solange, joined former Destiny’s Child bandmate Kelly Rowland, as bridesmaids for mum Tina Knowles’s yacht wedding to Richard Lawson in April 2015.

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Celebrity Bridesmaids

Remember when Sofia Vergana married Joe Manganiello last year? Well, Sofia opted against the traditional brigade of bridesmaids yet this didn’t stop her from being one for close friend Chi Biu on June 27, 2015.

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Celebrity Bridesmaids

Much to our disappointment, Mila Kunis recently wed Ashton Kutcher in secret. Yet she did happily step in to the public eye as bridesmaid for her brother Michael back in 2013.

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Celebrity Bridesmaids

Jennifer Lawrence joined ten fellow bridesmaids in ivory J Crew gowns as her brother Blaine wed Carson Massler in 2014.

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Celebrity Bridesmaids

Maggie Gyllenhaal swapped the traditional bridesmaid gown for Hawaiian attire at her dad’s wedding in 2011 alongside actor brother, Jake.

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Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel attended friend Beverley Mitchell’s Italian nuptials in 2008 with wedding date and now-husband, Justin Timberlake.

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Celebrity Bridesmaids

The former Hills star Lauren Conrad joined her fellow castmates as bridesmaid for Maura McManus’s wedding to David Oehm in 2014.

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Celebrity Bridesmaids

Eva Longaria was asked to be bridesmaid for friend Alina Peralta at their Spanish nuptials back in 2015.

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Celebrity Bridesmaids

The Scream Queens star, Emma Roberts, played Maid of Honour for designer BFF Kara Smith, in November 2015.

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