Wait a tick. You’re confused by my description of this green as “mossy” and B2’s chosen adjective combo “Pure Jade?” Well friends, so am I.
And while I was ready to email all my ladies and pull the trigger on this purchase, this color controversy gave me pause. So I looked up Jade Green in Google images and found the following:
Just as I suspected, Jade is of the Aqua/Turquoise/Sea Green family. It does not have a placecard at our wedding color palette’s table. Fortunately, the dress is definitely not Jade but rather much closer to a forest or moss green. Unfortunately my mother was temporarily convinced it’s Jade because it’s called Jade and confusedly questioned my choice.
My position: This dress is the most flattering of the bunch, and while it is not as rich a moss green as the runner up Jim Hjelm, it is $100 cheaper (Yeeee!!!):
A faceless NY MoH models B2 on the left, Jim Hjelm on the right
The pictures above are black and white to prevent any further color confusion. Droid camera compounded with bad dressing room lighting and no flash because it’s a “no pictures” zone yields faded colors that could actually be “jade”. But I assure you, it’s more like the pic up top in person.
What’s with trying to name colors and confusing discerning brides and their mothers? All dress colors should be coded to Pantone colors so we can know what we’re getting! (Dessy knows what I’m talkin’ about.)
As for the whimsy and details I had asked for in a bridesmaid’s dress? The bodice on this B2 bargain is beautifully draped, will be worn with a cardigan, and I plan to add a flower sash a la Mrs. Cowboy Boot’s gown:
How did you decide on your bridesmaids’ dresses: Did you compromise anything or try to be a people pleaser? Or did the dress reveal itself as an easy choice?
- Actress & Costume Designer (+ day job)
- Wedding Date:
- October 2010
- The Pearl S. Buck House