You know, when the Pantone team made the decision to name two seemingly polar-opposite colors for their iconic Color of the Year, we were a little shocked at their choices - yellow and gray - 🤷🏼♀️, but also understandable, right? After the epic shake up that was 2020, though, why not have a duo of energetic and grounding tones to set a new and totally hopeful, inspired tone for 2021? On another day, we’ll absolutely jump into Illuminating, because cheerful is powerful, 100 percent; but, today, we thought it’d be a great time to talk about Ultimate Gray and how the swatch makes perfect sense for a stunning and, more importantly, steadfast bride squad. It's not surprising that Dessy, a global leader in social occasion and wedding wear (for bridesmaids, specifically), has an amazing assortment of gray gowns in its 2021 Collection - so, if you’re looking for gray, then you’ll definitely want to go this way…
But first, a little #TBT to Pantone’s points about this palette
If this explanation doesn’t immediately have you thinking about your bridesmaids, then we don’t know what will.
“Ultimate Gray is emblematic of solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation. The colors of pebbles on the beach and natural elements whose weathered appearance highlights an ability to stand the test of time, Ultimate Gray quietly assures, encouraging feelings of composure, steadiness and resilience.” ~ PANTONE, on 17-5104 Ultimate Gray
If you say ‘YES’ to all of these questions, we can’t help but think that one or more iterations of Ultimate Gray would fit your friends and fam SO WELL.
Did you pick the VIPs in your group because your relationship was everlasting and they were solid and dependable?
Have you and your team gone through good and bad times together? 2020, alone, easily answers this question.
Have you found yourself leaning on these ladies for reassurance and encouragement throughout your engagement?
Do you want your bridesmaids dressed in a color that quite literally flatters every skin tone, body type, and goes with everything? Mixes and matches better than almost any other shade/metallic/neutral, etc.? Plays well with every season and/or every type of formality?
Dessy’s gray looks to love
This season, Dessy has released a brand-new hue - Chelsea Gray - that’s incredibly close to Pantone’s own pick. However, the brand also has a number of soft (yet strong and striking) grades of gray in new silhouettes that would pair well with an Ultimate Gray muse across the board, harmonize with another solid and modern neutral (like the new Caviar), or add a wonderful balance and foundation to a brighter spring or summer color story.
Here are a few of our favorites!!
And it wouldn't be a [bridal] party without matching masks. Play it safe, but make it fashion.
Shop all of Dessy's Spring 2021 Collection right now, and once you have something in mind, give your girls some reasons for the season... #ultimategrayforyourgreatests.
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