Which Shade of Sage Green Should Your Bridesmaids Wear?

Bridesmaids in sage dresses

Photo: Bella Memphis / Taylor Square Photography

Dress: Jenny Yoo Charlie in Sage

Are you ready to start shopping for bridesmaid dresses? Exciting! That’s our favorite part of wedding planning!

But before you start zeroing in on fabrics, silhouettes, and necklines, you’ll need to choose the right color.

From pale blues to dusty greys to pretty pastel pinks, there are endless colors to choose from, but there’s one that we see brides picking over and over again:

Sage green.

Sage green bridesmaid dresses are always a popular choice, in part because they’re flattering on every skin tone. Plus, they work in any season.

But, like blue, grey, and pink, different designers make different hues of sage. And it can be tricky settling on just one tone.

Not sure which hue is the perfect tone for your girls?

Here’s how to decide which shade of sage green your bridesmaids should wear. 

Traditional Sage

Bridesmaids in traditional sage dressesPhoto: Bella SF / Kamp Weddings

Dresses (L-R): Amsale Campbell and Carmelle in Sage

Floor-length or knee-length, dusty sage bridesmaid dresses are ultra-flattering to wear, and they’re also super versatile and easy to coordinate with all sorts of other colors. Whether your groomsmen are wearing black tuxedos or suits in navy blue, grey, or tan, traditional sage green gowns always work.

In flowing chiffon or glamorous satin, an A-line gown in sage green ensures one thing: gorgeous wedding photos!

Thinking about dressing your bridesmaids in different colors? 

This shade of sage green from Amsale is a versatile mid-tone that pairs well with all sorts of pastels, as well as punchier colors, such as golds, oranges, and purples. You can make it soft and romantic by teaming it with muted blues and pinks, or you can go a bit bolder by pairing it with vibrant contrasting colors. 

And here’s the best part about settling on traditional sage green:

No matter which dress designer you choose, they offer it as an option.

Check out our collection of green bridesmaid dresses!

​Pistachio

Bridesmaids in pistachio dressesPhoto: Bella Philly / Fantail Photography

Dresses: Bill Levkoff #1218#1214#1266, and #1608 in Pistachio

Looking for a shade of sage green that’s more on the pastel side? Bill Levkoff’s Pistachio hue is a gorgeous choice. 

From boho-chic maxi dresses with ruffles to pretty wrap dresses with flutter sleeves, Pistachio is a perfect hue for a spring or summer wedding party. For a mixed-and-matched bridal party, pair it with darker shades of green, team it with dusty blues, or coordinate it with deeper shades of grey.

Levkoff’s Pistachio shade is pale without being washed out and works in every silhouette.

Shop our full collection of Bill Levkoff bridesmaid dresses!

Willow

Bridesmaids in willow green dresses Photo: Bella Allentown / Elizabeth Moore

Dresses: Dessy 1511 in Willow

Dessy’s Willow green is pale, soft, and incredibly flattering on every skin tone. Its light tone makes it ideal for wearing in early spring and summer, and it pairs beautifully with shades of blush pink, white, light grey, and ivory. 

Whether you envision your girls in pleated strapless dresses or sleeveless trumpet dresses with cut-out keyholes, Dessy offers this hue in dozens of different styles, including some super chic jumpsuits!

Like most shades of sage green, Willow is easy to incorporate into everything from bouquets to table settings to décor.

Browse our collection of Dessy bridesmaid dresses!

Eucalyptus

Bridesmaids in eucalyptus dresses Photo: Bella Atlanta / Amanda Olivia

Dress: Jenny Yoo Amara in Eucalyptus lux chiffon

Deeper and slightly more dramatic, Jenny Yoo’s Eucalyptus shade is one that we absolutely love. This darker shade of sage is perfect for a rustic event or a wedding in the woods. After all, it is a color that you can find in nature. 

Eucalyptus has grey undertones, making it a great option for a mixed-and-matched bridal party dressed in various shades of grey and green. And with a fresh bouquet full of greenery, it’s simply gorgeous.

Want each member of your bridal party to have her own unique look? Team Eucalyptus with dark grey gowns and mix up your girls in a combination of short sleeves, cap sleeves, deep V-necks, spaghetti straps, halters, and flutter sleeves, so that each bridesmaid has a slightly different vibe.

If you’re looking for something lighter with tints of blue and grey, check out WToo’s Eucalyptus shade (seen below). It’s definitely a subtler sage than Jenny Yoo’s version, but it would be right at home in a sage wedding ensemble.

Bridesmaids in eucalyptus dressesPhoto: Bella Richmond / Justin Hankins

Dresses: Style 343 from WToo by Watters

Sea Glass Green

Bridesmaids in sea glass greenPhoto: Bella Memphis / The Hatches

Dresses: Jenny Yoo DaniMartinique, and other styles in Sea Glass lux chiffon

Jenny Yoo dresses are available in dozens of colors, including many shades of green. And while it’s hard to say which one we love the most, her Sea Glass tone is definitely on our shortlist.

This hue has the same mid-tone as traditional sage, but it’s a touch brighter. Available in midi-length, tea-length, and ankle-length designs, Sea Glass green can be found in flowy tulle silhouettes and chic chiffon options, perfect for any wedding in any season.

Having a rustic wedding in the fall or a summer wedding on the beach? No matter your venue or season, Sea Glass is stunning when paired with shades of brown and blue.

From table linens to bouquets, it’s the type of color that’s easy to incorporate into all aspects of your wedding day.

Vineyard Green

Bridesmaids in vineyard green dressesPhoto: Bella Harrisburg / Amanda Souders

Dresses: Various Dessy styles in Vineyard Green

If you love sage green but want something with a bit more punch, check out Dessy’s Vineyard Green hue. It’s still a neutral green, but it’s a bit more vibrant. 

V-necklines, bateau necklines, high necks, strapless, criss-cross halters … Dessy makes them all. If you don’t want to choose just one dress for all of your girls, Dessy makes it easy to mix and match your bridesmaids in different silhouettes and necklines while still wearing the same hue. 

For a spring wedding, contrast your Vineyard Green dresses with bold purple bouquets filled with matching greenery. For a fall wedding, pair your Vineyard Green gowns with autumn hues, such as orange and gold.

Speaking of fall, Jenny Packham’s Seagrass is another bold sage color we love. Check out her JP1045 dress in Seagrass and tell us it doesn’t scream festive autumn wedding!

Green pumpkins on a wedding tablePhoto: Borrowed Blue

Not settled on a color theme yet? Check out these articles for inspiration:

Can You Dress Your Bridesmaids in White? | Planning a Lavender Wedding Theme 7 Reasons to Use Yellow in Your Wedding

Conclusion 

Not sure if you should dress your girls in short bridesmaid dresses or long bridesmaid dresses?

Debating between one-shoulder gowns, backless looks, or sophisticated cowl necklines?

Thinking about ordering glamorous beaded trumpet gowns, or planning to keep it simple with A-line chiffon dresses?

If you plan to dress your bridal party in sage green, you’ll be able to find it in every silhouette imaginable.

Once you narrow down your perfect shade, be sure to request color swatches so that you can coordinate other elements, such as your wedding décor and bouquets. Sage is versatile and easy to mix and match with all sorts of other hues, so there’s almost no way for it to go wrong!  

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