Purple Bridesmaid Dresses in the UK
Welcome to Purple Bridesmaid, here we have all of our beautiful dresses available online, direct from our UK bridal shop in Wrexham shown in purple. With over 70 styles to choose from with a great selection of over 100 colours you and your ladies will be spoiled for choice.
J’adore Bridesmaid Dresses
The quality of the J’adore Collection is exceptionally high, and we’re confident we cannot be matched on quality and price anywhere online or on the high street. We offer a sample loan service with in store dresses so you can see the quality before you buy. We will send swatches of your favourite colours before your dresses are commissioned with J’adore Bridals, so you know that your dresses will be absolutely perfect in exactly the right shade of purple for your wedding.
20+ Shades of Purple
All of our dresses come in over 100 different colours and are not just limited to purple, see all our dresses in different colours on our other popular websites Green Bridesmaid, Blue Bridesmaid and Pink Bridesmaid. We have around 20 shades of purple in each fabric choice; chiffon, satin and taffeta. So regardless of what style of dress you like we should have the exact colour you’re after. Just email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for a selection of swatches to find the perfect colour for your wedding.
We created this website to show you the dresses just in purple to help you choose the perfect style for your bridesmaids on your wedding day. Purple has to be one of the most popular colours still for UK weddings and by showing each dress in different shades of purple it means our brides don’t have to use their imagination to turn their favourite dresses into cadburys purple, lilac or violet.
Purple is a fantastic colour for weddings throughout the year. In spring it’s nice to see light-middle shades of purple, so the likes of lilac, heather or lavender are beautiful shades for a springtime wedding. They tie in with a lot of the flowers available in spring, and are light and natural for a pretty and delicate wedding. In the summer you will be looking more at the brighter and bolder shades of purple, this is where the Cadburys purple will zing out. With the brighter sunlight outside, and the bolder shades in nature you can’t go wrong with a stunning deep, bold, bright purple in the summer months. When it comes to Autumn it’s worth going for a more subtle and desaturated purple because there is so much going on with the nature. The bold autumnal tones combined with the rich browns, oranges and reds, a gorgeous deep lilac, lavender, plum or port are going to look so warm and rich for an Autumn wedding. Finally in Winter you’ll tend to get away with most shades because of the lack of colours in natures pallet. Light shades will enhance the coolness of a winter wedding, whereas the bold, deep purples will create an elegance and warmth in the winter months.
Purple Dresses: Secondary Colours
If you’re considering having a second colour to work with your chosen shade of purple then you’re in luck! Purple works well with most colours, the only colours you’re going to really want to avoid as a rule of thumb are warm colours like oranges, reds and browns. It’s not a strict rule and some shades of purple will look lovely with some warm colours, but on a whole purple can often fight with those colours.
The complementary colour to Purple is Yellow. They do work nicely together but there are also some other amazing colours that complement different shades of purple. Metallic gold and silver, ivory and black work well with all shades of purple, so you can’t go wrong with any of them!
If you’re having a light purple then take a look at light blues, pinks, greens and lemons, don’t be afraid to mix the palette up and even go for several colours together. As long as you have similar tones in each colour, for instance – if you have light colours make sure they’re all light colours, if you have rich colours then make sure they’re all rich colours.
If you’re going for a cadburys purple then take a look at a strong yellow, gold, royal blue, emerald green or hot pink. They will all work nicely together but you may want to just stick with two or three colours so they don’t fight with each other.
A summer wedding with bright purples will work nicely with bright yellows, cobalt blue, turquoise, lime or candy pink. You could mix the palette up and have a number of colours, just make sure that it’s an even distribution of colour or keep purple as the more dominant so they don’t all fight against each other.
Regardless of what colour combination you decide to go with, make sure you get swatches of the colours first and put them together, make a mood board and make sure you’re happy with the overall look and feel of the colours together. A lot of weddings can end up quite similar using the same colour palettes, don’t be afraid to take a bit of risk and choose colours that your guests won’t expect. Just make sure you put them together first and are happy with the results.
How Long Do The Dresses Take?
Our bridesmaid dresses are quicker to make than most designer dresses of the same quality. We normally receive dresses from the designers within 10-12 weeks but they do offer an optional rush cut service which takes 4-6 weeks for just £20 per dress. We do have a good selection of dresses in stock, so if you need dresses faster than 6 weeks give the store a call on 01978 448382 to see if we can help you out.
The dresses come in a variety of styles including long and short lengths. If you want a short dress then don’t be put off by the long styles, you can easily ask a seamstress to shorten them to knee length when they get hemmed once your bridesmaids have their shoes ready. A lot of the styles of dresses come with straps, the straps are supposed to be for decoration and style rather than a structural design. A lot of our brides want straps because they want the support from straps for their ladies, but because of the internal structure of the bodice on each dress the straps are not needed. If the dress is adjusted correctly the bridesmaids won’t need straps regardless of how busty they are or aren’t. Depending on their bust size and shape a local seamstress will often need to do a small intake or dart on the bust, its a small job and will give your ladies the best fit so they won’t be pulling on their dresses all day.
Working Your Purple Into The Venue
When you’re looking for the right venue for your wedding make sure you’re thinking about your colour scheme. Consider the furnishings, artwork, carpets and overall decor and determine how it will work with your wedding. If you love the venue but it’s not going to look right with your chosen purple then you’re going to have to reconsider your choice of colour, or you’re best choosing a different venue. Your wedding photos will keep your memories alive forever in your wedding album. You will want the photos to look their best and if you’re worried about the colour of the carpets at your venue clashing with your purple then you’re going to be restricting your photo choices for your album depending on whether the floor was caught in the picture or not. It just makes sense to work with your venues colours or to choose a venue that will work with your colours.
Plus Size Purple Bridesmaid Dresses
J’adores Bridesmaid Collection go upto size 28 and they do not charge extra for plus size dresses. When measuring your ladies it’s rare for them to fit perfectly into one of the sizes on the measurements chart, so we always recommend going for the bigger size. It’s easier to take dresses in a few inches then try and let them out or add panels to them if they’re too small.
All of the dresses are well structured, they’re all double lined and full boned meaning they’ll support your ladies no matter what body shape they have or what size they are. One of the main reasons larger ladies find wearing a fitted dress uncomfortable is because they don’t wear the right size, if they feel like they’re squeezing into the dress it’ll be tight and awkward to move in during the day, it’s much better to go for a larger size and have a seamstress take it in. Please be aware it’s not unusual for bridesmaids to lie to the bride about their size, or compete with the other bridesmaids and insist on having a smaller size to fit in or be the slimmest – yes it’s true, it happens. If you can avoid talk of sizes and just get their bust, waist and hip measurements that’s the best way to make progress and get the dresses sorted with minimal hassle from your bridal party.
Maternity Bridesmaid Dresses
No modern day wedding is complete without the bridesmaid who is trying to get pregnant, finds out they’re pregnant whilst the dresses are being made, or is due to give birth a week before the wedding. Depending on which one of the three scenarios you have for your wedding will depend on the advice we can give you, each case will be different so you’re best ringing Joy with the full details on 01978 448382 and she’ll be able to advise better, but here is some general advice for sorting a maternity style out.
If you haven’t ordered the dresses yet and expect to have a pregnant bridesmaid or new mum amongst the ranks then it’s best to order a style that will be comfortable for them. Typically the styles of choice are empire lines, where they pull in underneath the bust and then flow down like 15016, 15080 or 15062.
If one of your ladies is trying to get pregnant then we normally suggest going 2 sizes up, but it will depend on how many weeks she will be at the time of the wedding, that’s just the general estimate we tend to work with. As with the plus sizes we always recommend going for the bigger size and taking it down. Normally a seamstress can take a dress down 3-4 sizes quite easily so if your lady doesn’t get pregnant or isn’t as far gone as she was expecting to be at your wedding it’s not a massive job to take the dress in for her. The same advice will go for if your lady is due to give birth right before the wedding, it’s better to have the dress made assuming she won’t have given birth and take it in if she has, then have it made expecting no bump, and having to add panels to get it to fit for the wedding. Here in the UK ladies are induced 10 days after their due date, so bear this in mind when working out whether she’ll have had the baby in time (or not). Make sure you have your seamstress prepped and on stand by the week before the wedding to make any adjustments to the dress, its always worth buying a meter or two of fabric at the time of ordering in case any panels need to be made to make the dress bigger.
If your lady finds out she’s pregnant whilst your dresses are being made please give the shop a call. There are solutions, but it’s going to depend on how long there is until your wedding and how pregnant she’ll be on your big day.
We have helped hundreds of brides and bridesmaids from across the UK and even the world, we’ve sent dresses as far as America and Australia to our brides. As a family run business we are very proud of our high level of customer service, and pride ourselves on giving our brides a stress-free run up to their special day.
All our dresses are available in over 100 colours so if you’re torn between a few different colours just check out our other websites and see if they help you make your mind up. Feel free to print any of the dresses for your mood board or post on Pinterest to help with your planning. Good luck and we hope to hear from you soon!
From the Fairytale Dresses team,
Joy, Andy & Jenny