There’s something almost magical about the color mint, wouldn’t you say? Maybe it’s the light, diaphanous effect that this color lends to any fabric or perhaps it’s the way it transports reminds us of lush tropical islands with clear aqua waters. Whether you prefer mint lace dresses or barely-there soft chiffon creations, as long as it’s in mint, it will be simply marvelous. Mint was a color that was popularized in the 1970s- in fact, I have a photo of my mother wearing a gorgeous mint dress, and she told me the color was everywhere back then. Then several years ago, mint made a comeback in a big way. I started seeing it in all the fashion shows and especially at bridal shows! Mint bridesmaids dresses have been huge in recent years at so many of the weddings I’ve seen. Have you dipped your toe into the mint trend yet? I’d say, it’s mint to be! That’s why my post today is all about the color mint.
Model Josephine Skriver was a vision in mint green at this year’s Cannes Film Festival where she attended Chopard’s Secret Night Out party. Her floor-length gown came courtesy of designer Georges Hobeika and featured layers of mint green silk georgette fabric along with multicolored rhinestones adorning the waistband and asymmetric shoulder strap. The effect is absolutely luminous yet it got us wondering: how can we get the same look for less? These are our top picks for beautiful mint dresses!
The first look up in this gorgeous creation from Lily Boutique that is a dead ringer for the designer dress at a fraction of the price. In fact they have an entire page of mint maxis and lace dresses where you can find this look and other similar styles!
This would make a unique bridesmaid dress that is perfect for a destination wedding. This pale mint color is my absolute favorite shade of mint- it’s super flattering and looks perfect against tan or fair skin. But who says bridesmaids should have all the fun? This mint green maxi is a viable option for any fancy nighttime event. Best of all, the dress is made up of chiffon covered with a fine layer of appliqué lace flowing on the top.
Since the color of the gown is light and airy, it would work beautifully with slight touches of delicate silver jewelry. All that’s needed is a pair of dainty diamanté stud earrings plus a bracelet and you’ve got an angelic evening ensemble like no other.
Gunmetal + Mint
Since I am on a grey/silver and mint kick, here’s another mint maxi I’m loving. The store is calling this color ‘sage’ so I think it’s a bit more of a blue or green mint than true mint. Either way, I love it! The combination of pale blue/green contrasting with bold gunmetal grey makes this design a winner. The chiffon skirt has a long flowy floor length cut and the bust has a crossover bustier design.
What really sets this dress apart is the added accessory – a fabric band encrusted with beautiful beaded roses. I like how the gunmetal grey detail ‘toughens’ this look up a little bit and adds a bit of an edge to it. The belt cinches in high on the waist, creating an hourglass silhouette. I can see this working as a unique formal bridesmaid dress or an option for prom or formal. If strapless isn’t your style, simply attach the removable spaghetti straps.
Belle of the Ball
Here is another mint maxi dress that is a dead-ringer for the original worn by Josephine Skriver. The color is almost a perfect match! The main difference is this one is a more simple one shoulder style, which is perfect if you want to get the look of a mint maxi, but want to keep it simple without all the extra embellishments.
This dress consists of a one-shouldered design, sweetheart neckline, and a draped bodice. A broad empire waistline is sewn into the design, creating a fitted feminine silhouette. Complement this one with stiletto heels and a clutch purse. This is yet another mint maxi that would be perfect to wear to a formal wedding, and it could even be a unique bridesmaid dress. Simple and gorgeous! What do you think of these styles for a wedding? Let us know in the comments!