Finding Your Perfect Shade of Something Blue: A Guide to Modest Bridesmaid Dresses

June 13, 2024 ยท by Andrea Long

The bride has found her dream dress, and now it's your turn to find yours! As a bridesmaid, you want to look and feel your best while celebrating your friend's special day. But if you're looking for a dress that offers a bit more coverage, fret not! There are many stunning modest bridesmaid dresses in a variety of blues to flatter any figure and style.

Finding the Flattering Fit

When it comes to modest bridesmaid dresses, the key is finding a style that flatters your body type and complements the overall look of the wedding. Here are a few popular options to consider:

  • A-Line Silhouette: This universally flattering silhouette features a fitted bodice that flows out gently from the waist. It's a great choice for all body types and can be found in a variety of sleeve lengths and necklines.

Pictured: Fly Away with Me dress

  • Empire Waist: This style features a high waistline that sits just below the bust, creating a flowing and elongating silhouette. It's perfect for those who want to camouflage their midsection.

Pictured: Bella Bleu dress

  • High Neckline: A high neckline adds a touch of sophistication and modesty to any bridesmaid dress. You can find high necklines in a variety of styles, from classic crewnecks to modest v-necks. 

Pictured: Evenings at Annesdale dress in florals

Shades of Blue for Every Wedding

Blue is a universally flattering color that comes in a variety of shades to suit any wedding theme. Here are a few popular options to consider:

  • Dusty Blue: This soft and romantic shade is a popular choice for spring and summer weddings. It pairs well with neutrals like silver or white, or with pops of color like pink or lavender.

Pictured: Wish Upon a Star dress

  • Navy Blue: This classic and sophisticated shade is a great choice for a formal wedding. It looks stunning on its own or paired with brighter accents like gold or yellow.

Pictured: Once Upon a Midnight dress

  • Steel Blue: This cool-toned shade is a great choice for a modern or winter wedding. It pairs well with silver or gray for a monochromatic look, or with pops of color like burgundy or emerald green.

Pictured: Charmed to Meet You dress

Modest and Stylish Details

There are many ways to add a touch of style to your modest bridesmaid dress. Here are a few ideas to inspire you:

    • Elegant Sleeves: From long and flowing to cap sleeves or flutter sleeves, there are many sleeve options that offer both coverage and style.

    Pictured: Madame Monet dress

    • Embellished Bodice: A touch of embellishment on the bodice, such as lace or beading, can add a touch of glamour to your dress.

    Pictured: Charlotte Adventures dress

    The Final Touches

    Once you've found the perfect dress, don't forget the finishing touches! Here are a few tips to complete your look:

    • Accessories: Keep your accessories simple and elegant. A simple sparkly headband or delicate hair clips will complement your dress without overwhelming it.
    • Shoes: Choose shoes that are comfortable enough to stand in for a long time. Heels are always a classic choice, but flats or wedges can also work well.
    • Hair: Keep your hair classic and elegant. A simple updo or a braid will look stunning with your modest bridesmaid dress.

    With a little planning and inspiration, you can find a modest bridesmaid dress in blue that flatters your figure and makes you feel confident and beautiful on your friend's wedding day. After all, it's all about celebrating love and friendship in style!

    Andrea Long

    About Andrea Long

    Andrea Long is wife to Clinton and mommy to Clark and Chantry. She is editor and manager of The Dainty Jewells Blog and part of the marketing team of Dainty Jewells. She is also a Registered Nurse turned stay-at-home mom of her two precious boys. Her life is full of adventure as she travels full-time with her evangelist husband and little ones in a "tiny home on wheels". She enjoys decorating her small space, time with her family, holistic health, a good book, a strong cup of coffee, and as much time at her piano as possible. Andrea considers herself very blessed to live this life for her Faithful Friend. Follow Andrea on Instagram @andreagrindlelong.