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Masel
Savvy December 2020

Navy suits with black dresses

Masel, on May 19, 2020 at 2:03 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 12
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Hi everyone! We're deciding on what our bridal party will wear so I can send out swatches to my bridesmaids. Our December wedding colors are navy, ivory, gold, dark burgundy, and a bit of blush. We don't want any holiday aspects whatsoever so avoiding bright red at all costs. My fiance wants navy suit, white shirt, maybe a colored tie for him and his groomsmen. I don't like any colors right now for bridesmaids. I've looked at David's Bridal, Azazie, and JJsHouse. We had originally talked about burgundy but they are all too red and the wine/Cabernet colors are too purple. I'm leaning hard toward black which he is fine with. I love the classic, sleek look and the fact that everyone can use a black dress again. Black is very slimming and will contrast with the white tent, ivory linens, and candlelight everywhere. Do y'all think these contrast (groomsmen v. bridesmaids) enough for photos? Thank you in advance!

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle Online ·
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    Yeah i think overall they look good together. can't go wrong with black

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  • Sutina
    Savvy July 2020
    Sutina ·
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    I think those look nice, black goes with everything. Have you looked into navy dress? Those are pretty dark and would match your theme.

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  • Masel
    Savvy December 2020
    Masel ·
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    Hi Sutina! We have looked at navy dresses. We're just scared that it'll be two different "navy" dyes and they'll be just close enough to look off.

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  • April
    Dedicated September 2021
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    Color swatches are key!! Order as many as you can- that way if one matches the navy of the suits or whatever, you can tell your bridesmaids where to order their dresses from and in what color. I had to wear blush as a bridesmaid and was told I could order it wherever I wanted. Everyone had a different shade of blush, and they all looked good together, but my blush was way more pink than everyone else and I felt super uncomfortable.

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  • Sutina
    Savvy July 2020
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    That makes sense. It's too bad you can't compare the swatches.

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  • Leanne
    Devoted September 2020
    Leanne ·
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    I think black dresses with a navy suit may photograph overall very dark for bridal party photos, but won’t matter too much for other photos. Blue suits are very popular right now, maybe get swatches of something not quite Navy and it would look nice. You can break up the darkness with having white or ivory bridal bouquets for the girls
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  • Masel
    Savvy December 2020
    Masel ·
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    Thank you, April! I just ordered some this morning to do some comparisons! My friend let her girls do the same thing and everyone except one girl matched exactly, so I'm definitely asking them to order from one manufacturer!

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  • Masel
    Savvy December 2020
    Masel ·
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    Thank you, Leanne! I love super light bouquets, so I think we will definitely go the light route.

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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    Have you considered navy dresses? Navy dresses are all the things you said about black (reusable, slimming, etc.).

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  • Elizabeth
    Rockstar June 2021
    Elizabeth ·
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    This is really pretty! I love it and I definitely think it'll look good.

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  • Kari
    VIP May 2020
    Kari ·
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    I normally wouldn't pair black and navy like this, and would probably go with navy dresses instead. Navy and black can work together if paired really intentionally - for example if the guys are wearing navy tuxes with black lapels and black belt and shoes. Typically navy suits are paired with brown accessories and I personally think this would look a bit odd next to women in all black. I don't think the navy of the women's dresses need to match the suits perfectly - if all of the men are wearing the same shade of navy suit and all of the women are wearing the same shade of navy dress it will be fine if the suits and dresses are slightly different shades.

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  • V
    Master July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    I'm not a fan of black and navy paired together. I would continue searching for a dark burgundy that you do like or I would go with blush dresses.
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