Swatch overload! Bridesmaid dress colors?
We've been working on the bridesmaid dresses, and what we landed on was getting them custom-made with each girl choosing her own dress from the same designer (RenzRags). Even though everyone picked a different dress, we're getting all of them made from the same bolt of fabric so they'll all look coordinated while still representing each girl's personal style. The only exception to that is my MOH, who is ordering from the same designer and in the same *type* of fabric, but getting her own color to stand out as the maid of honor (likely gray, unless everyone else is in gray, and then something different).
We've got all seven dresses selected, but the tricky part is that I'm still not sure which color to pick! These are the dresses that my bridesmaids chose.
My wedding colors are peachy pastel coral pink (like dress #6), and light sage green (like dress #3). I ordered the swatch book from the designer, and the tricky part is that 'Velvet Chiffon' fabric feels much nicer, and according to the designer, drapes much more nicely, but the '100D Chiffon' has a much better color selection.
What's more important - material quality or having the right color?
Which colors would you recommend? Are the bridesmaid dresses constrained to the wedding colors? For the record, my bridesmaids have skin tones ranging from fair white to medium (Indian), so it needs to be a color that looks good on a pretty wide range of skin tones.
I'm hoping for an ethereal look. My first thought was a pastel peachy coral, but I was worried that YIV#11 is maybe *too* nude, and YIV#15 is too pure of a pink. I also really liked the top two greens on the first page. YW#140 (bottom right corner) is perfect, but the material isn't as nice. I'm not married to any of those, though -- if you've got a suggestion that you think is nice, I'm all ears!
Thanks for your help!