Pistachio Bridesmaid Dresses
The pistachio bridesmaid dress is a muted shade of green and is the ideal color for urban weddings, spring weddings or a rustic wedding paired with a darker earth tones. The pistachio color is inspired by a nut with the same name. The pistachio color is pale green with a brownish under tone.
The color pistachio is a not only a favorite in bridal wear but also for their wedding decor. Use the pistachio in any shade of green to infuse a hint of freshness and character to the wedding decor. Pistachio and any shade of green symbolizes abundance, growth, love, prosperity and renewal. [Continue reading..]
The pistachio color can also be used for summer weddings and is best paired with cheerful colors such as pink or yellow. There are also many flowers with green shades such as roses, orchids and hydrangea.
Pistachio Bridesmaid Dress Sleeves
Sleeves are an important part of bridesmaid dresses as it is one of the first things that draw attention to an outfit. Sleeves for pistachio bridesmaid dresses should fit properly and should be comfortable to wear. The design and style of sleeves have evolved over time and vary in fashion. A particular sleeve style cyclical and what may be a trend today, will disappear only to emerge a few years later.
A normal sleeve is set into the armhole with the sleeve head curved to adjust to the shoulder’s roundness. Raglan sleeves are joined to the bodice and have a diagonal seam running from the front of the underarm and back into the neckline.
Cap sleeves or short sleeves cover the top of the arm while extended cap sleeves have a small extension from the shoulder. Bracelet sleeves or three fourth sleeves have a length between the elbow and the wrist, measuring about four inches. The whole idea of using cap sleeves in a pistachio bridesmaid dress is to allow the bridesmaid to see her bracelet.
Lantern sleeves are long with two sections. The top portion flaring from the head down to the wrist and the bottom part flaring from a fitted wrist upwards to meet the top flare. Both parts are joined by a seam to form a flared lantern shape. Short lantern sleeves can be also an option for pistachio bridesmaid dresses.
Juliet sleeves have full sleeve head that is gathered and joined to a fitted sleeve in the lower arm. The long bell sleeves have a full flare at the hem to create a bell shape. Meanwhile, the shorter version of the long bell sleeve flares down to the elbow.
Pistachio bridesmaid dresses with frill sleeves are a classic style. The sleeves are fitted down to the elbow where a frill is attached. There are several choices for frills such as the umbrella style, and pleated frill.
There is also the pagoda sleeve which has fitted upper arm with tiered frills on the lower part up to the wrist. The Bishop sleeves are fitted on the upper part and flared on the lower part to gather at the wrist by a cuff. The peasant sleeve is gathered at the neck and hem using a drawstring or elastic.
The square armhole sleeve is designed angularly while the Dolman or Magyar sleeve is a one piece sleeve that is an extension of the bodice. A pistachio bridesmaid dress with a Dolman sleeve has no seam between the bodice and the sleeve.
The puff sleeves may be short or long and are gathered at the top or hem. Meanwhile, the draped sleeves have extra fullness at the top part while the underarm portion remains fitted. A pistachio bridesmaid dress with draped sleeves is ideal for bridesmaids who are uncomfortable baring their arms.