As you may know from past experience, while being a bridesmaid is a true honor, the cost associated with the task at hand can add up quickly. According to Wisconsin Bride Magazine, in 2010 the average bridesmaid could expect to pay $1,695 and in the last six years that number has only climbed. This number is dependent on quite a few variables, most importantly the location of the wedding. Based on the same source, here’s a little breakdown of how it all stacks up.
Engagement gift = $50
Shower gift = $50
Wedding gift = $50
Dress = $150
Alterations = $50
Shoes = $75
Lingerie = $50
Hair, makeup, nails = $100
Travel to shower = $300
Travel to bachelorette party = $300
Travel to wedding = $300
Shower contribution (decorations, favors, food) = $50
Bachelorette party contribution (taxis, drinks, entertainment) = $60
At a quick glance, you might already be thinking of spots you (or your bridesmaids) will actually be spending more than the numbers outlined on this list. It adds up quickly. To help your bridesmaids keep costs down, we recommend choosing a dress that’s under $100 unless your bridesmaids have made it clear that they’re okay splurging.
If you’re not sure where to start, here are a few great tips for beginning to shop for a bridesmaid dress. If you keep these things in mind, your bridesmaids will be sure to appreciate your choice when the time comes to purchase.
1. Ask their opinion. This might seem like a no brainer, and usually our motto for brides is “the only opinion that matters is yours and your significant other’s”, but that rule does not apply here. Not only will your bridesmaids be spending money from their own pocket on this dress, but they also have to spend all day walking, dancing, and posing in it, so it’s best that they feel comfortable. If you force them into a dress that they hate, it will show on the day of your wedding. There’s a lot of opportunity for compromise, so have an honest discussion about what they want in their dress. Make sure to take those opinions into consideration when you’re making a final decision.
2. Keep their body type in mind. Everyone’s built differently which can make it challenging to find a dress that works equally for each bridesmaid. If “Sally” has a smaller bust, she might not appreciate a dress that she can’t fill out properly. On the other hand, if “Jenny” has a large bust, she might not appreciate a gown with little to no support. In either situation, and in many other scenarios, your bridesmaid will be left having to spend more money to alter her dress or on expensive undergarments. It’s a headache and an added expense that can easily be avoided by surveying your group and keeping their various shapes and sizes in mind.
3. Personalize their look with accessories. If you’re set on the fact that everyone’s attire be identical, one small area where bridesmaids can personalize their look is with accessories. If you’re worried they’ll go rogue, provide some guidance. For example, instruct your bridesmaids to all choose a simple piece of gold jewelry or to choose sparkly earrings. If you’re worried about their taste in fashion, provide a few examples of what you’re thinking. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also have them do this with their shoes. For example, ask that everyone wear a simple nude shoe. This is one less thing they’ll be forced to purchase if they already have an appropriate option on hand.
4. Comfort is key. This goes in line with the first two items on this list, but whatever dress you choose, your bridesmaids will wear for upwards of 12 hours. Simply make sure that it’s comfortable. If you’re choosing a shoe, take into consideration the heel height. If your wedding is in the summer, take into consideration the temperature, you get the picture…
5. Discuss budget before it’s too late. Don’t wait until you’ve decided on a $200 dress to ask your bridesmaids what they’re comfortable spending. Talking about money can be uncomfortable, so pour a glass of wine, ask, and listen. Money is such a personal thing, so even if you think a certain price point is appropriate, it might not be feasible for everyone, especially taking into consideration the other various costs outlined above. Be receptive, flexible, and understanding to everyone’s comfort level. Your bridesmaids will appreciate it.
This post houses 50 great bridesmaid dress options, broken down into two main categories. The first 25 dresses are based on a particular color selection, so if you already know what you’re looking for, you might want to start there. The second 25 dresses cover the best options for every season, style, fabric, and quite a few wedding themes as well. Most of the dresses on this list are available in a plethora of colors, so if you don’t see what you’re looking for at first glance, check out the available color options before moving along.
Best Cheap Bridesmaid Dresses by Color
If you’ve already got your mind set on a specific bridesmaid dress color, then we recommend perusing this list and finding your color of choice. Keep in mind that many dresses can be ordered in a variety of colors, so if you come across a look you love, be sure to check the available color options before moving along or discounting that style.
A popular trend we’re seeing more of, is mixing and matching bridesmaid dress colors. The easiest (and least risky) way to accomplish this is to pick at least one neutral color to throw into the mix. Choosing too many bright colors has the potential to clash, especially in photos. Grey is a great option for this look, as is any metallic (gold, silver, or rose gold).
Here are 25 great bridesmaid dress options, in every color of the rainbow.
1. Best Black Bridesmaid Dress
Any time you combine black lace with this type of cut and length in a gown, you have some serious sophistication. This is a dress that will never go out of style and is truly classic. It makes a great option for a black tie wedding or any wedding with more formal attire. It has a scalloped crewneck in the front and a semi low v-neck in the back. The satin sash is not built into the dress, so your bridesmaids can choose to wear the gown with or without it. We love just a hint of variation between bridesmaids. Get creative and have a few bridesmaids wear the sash and have a few leave it off. If this black bridesmaid dress isn’t for you, you can shop other styles here.
Price: $25.99 – $29.99 depending on size
2. Best Charcoal Bridesmaid Dress
Dark grey and charcoal dresses are a popular color choice for bridesmaids as they fit many color schemes and seasons. They can be paired with lighter and softer tones for a spring or even a summer wedding, or they can be accessorized with warm reds, oranges, and ivory for a winter or fall wedding. The draped cap sleeves offer a bit of coverage on the shoulders without being too structured and therefore movement restricting. For a spring or summer wedding, choose a pastel statement necklace like this. For a fall or winter wedding, opt for a jewelry set like this. Still on the hunt for that perfect charcoal bridesmaid dress? You can check out some other styles here.
Price: $69.99 (29 percent off MSRP)
3. Best Grey Bridesmaid Dress
If charcoal is too dark for your style, a lighter grey dress is a softer variation. It works nicely with most skin tones and makes for a very neutral base that can take on many other colors, if you’re looking to incorporate one. Our favorite grey color combinations include grey and yellow or grey and orange, depending on the season. For a grey and yellow wedding, grab these argyle socks for the guys. If you prefer grey and orange, this tie is a great option for your groomsmen. In terms of the dress, it has quite a bit of unique detailing. We love the gold band around the neck and waist, for a mixed metal look. If you’re looking for an even lighter grey tone or want to see some other grey options, you can continue browsing here.
Price: $49.99 – $64.99 depending on size
4. Best White Bridesmaid Dress
While years ago bridesmaids in a white dress was extremely faux pas, it’s not only socially acceptable, but a popular bridesmaid dress color. If you are looking for an all white bridal party, consider varying the texture and length of the bridesmaid dresses to set yourself apart. If you’re wearing a long chiffon gown, consider a short lace dress for your bridesmaids. If you do want to keep everyone in long gowns, that’s fine too. There’s something very ethereal about that look. You can still stand out with a textural difference. One last consideration would be to put yourself in a non white dress for a complete 180. A gorgeous blush or ivory gown like this one would be a great contrast to white bridesmaid dresses in any season. You can check out some great alternative white bridesmaid dress options here.
Price: $54.98 – $68.98 depending on size
5. Best Gold Bridesmaid Dress
This highly rated gown can be ordered in a classic yellow gold, rose gold (pictured above), or in silver. Choose one consistent color for your bridesmaids or choose to mix and match. The dress is quality made – from the sequins to the lining to the cut, everything is assembled properly and made to last. The inside lining is also soft and comfortable, so you won’t have to worry about the harder edges of the sequins against your skin. If you’re still searching for that perfect gold gown, you can click here to check out some additional options.
Price: $46.57 – $62.98 depending on size
6. Best Silver Wedding Dress
Silver bridesmaid dresses fall in the same vein as lighter grey, but with more of a sheen. You might consider mixing and matching the two, if you’re looking for varying tones between bridesmaids. This dress is very similar to one found in a popular department store, but at a fraction of the price. It’s constructed of high quality tulle, but does run on the small side, so keep that in mind when ordering. This dress is available in a large selection of colors, so if the silver isn’t for you, we recommend checking out some of the various color options. Still trying to find a stunning silver gown that meets your style? Browse some additional options here.
7. Best Champagne Bridesmaid Dress
Neutral colors are a great option for bridesmaid dresses for a number of reasons. One of the biggest reasons is that your bridesmaids might actually wear a neutral colored gown again. Alternatively, if you have them in a lime green gown, they might put a smile on and wear the gown of your choosing, but chances of them wearing a lime green gown again are slim to none. A neutral option allows them to make the gown their own for another occasion. This gown stands out with varying textures and a flattering silhouette. For an accurate fit, use the sizing chart and compare it to your exact measurements. If this style isn’t for you, you can see a number of champagne gowns with various cuts and styles here.
Price: $71.99 – $114.99 depending on size
8. Best Yellow Bridesmaid Dress
If you’re not into the more neutral colored bridesmaid dresses, there are a number of great dress colors that won’t scare off your bridesmaids. Ever Pretty is one of the best online shops to find quality bridesmaid dresses in every color, style, and size imaginable. This dress is made with a concealed side zipper that doesn’t visibly disrupt the banding on the waistline. It’s padded enough that many bridesmaids will be able to get away without wearing a bra. This style dress is a great option if you have any pregnant bridesmaids as the waist is relatively high. If you’re looking for a brighter golden yellow dress, this is a great option.
Price: $39.99 – $65.25 depending on size
9. Best Mint Bridesmaid Dress
Sarahbridal is another wonderful option for online bridesmaid dresses, with plenty of dresses in every style. This dress is a flattering choice for many body types and offers a bit of coverage with the thicker shoulder straps. It also has some sparkle with the beading on the bodice and shoulder straps. If mint isn’t your color of choice, this dress is available in over 20 additional colors, so you’re sure to find one that works for you. If you do love mint and hope to incorporate that light fresh color into your wedding day, you can browse additional mint green bridesmaid dresses here.
Price: $39.90 – $79.90 depending on size
10. Best Turquoise Bridesmaid Dress
Turquoise has just a bit more color than mint, but is comparable in so many ways. It’s a bright, vibrant color, great for summer and spring weddings. We recommend pairing it with pinks, corals, oranges, and gold. This dress is a bit more revealing, with a classic sweetheart neckline and a flattering flowy skirt. The lace up closure in the back is a good feature to look for in bridesmaid dresses. It helps make the sizing more flexible once the dress arrives, offering more flexibility than a zipper. Looking for a short bridesmaid dress instead? Check out some short turquoise bridesmaid dress options here.
Price: $39.98 – $60 depending on size
11. Best Teal Bridesmaid Dress
We love this richer shade of blue green as a bridesmaid dress selection for a number of reasons, but mostly because of how transitional it is. It can be worn in all seasons just by switching up the accessories. It’s light enough to work in spring and summer, but also deep enough for a fall or winter wedding. This particular dress can also be tied in a plethora of ways so each bridesmaid can take a slightly different creative approach. The dress does run large, so make sure to size down when you’re ordering. This is one of the few bridesmaid dresses on this list that’s machine washable, which is a huge plus. There’s also a great chance that the comfort of this dress will have your bridesmaids wanting to wear it again after your big day. If this wrap dress isn’t quite dressy enough, take a look at some other great teal bridesmaid dresses here.
Price: $19.95 – $49.95 depending on size
12. Best Emerald Green Bridesmaid Dress
The criss cross bodice of this dress is one of our favorite features – it’s flattering, unique, and adds a textural element that will turn heads. One popular bridesmaid dress trend is to have your bridesmaids each chose a varying style of the same dress. While it’s not a new trend, it’s one that works well and is still going strong. It allows each bridesmaid to have a little bit of individuality and photographs beautifully. If you like this trend, you can choose a few styles from this same designer. Check out this dress with a gorgeous sweetheart neckline, this beautiful v-neck option, and this one shoulder option.
Price: $68.99 (20 percent off MSRP)
13. Best Green Bridesmaid Dress
There’s little to no chance that you’ll be able to find such a quality dress at this low of a price point. Your bridesmaids will be so happy to have an affordable option that’s extremely well made, comfortable, and gorgeous to boot. While smaller busted girls might be able to get away without a bra, we recommend a backless bra for anyone who needs more support. This dress is currently over 50 percent off of its original price, making it even more affordable. The thicker nylon fabric and darker green tone makes this a great option for fall and winter weddings. Still on the hunt for a green gown? Check out some other green bridesmaid dresses here.
14. Best Royal Blue Bridesmaid Dress
While long and flowy options are a great choice, we also love the contrasting option of a short and structured dresses. They offer so much sophistication and poise, for a more tailored look. The hi-lo cut of the skirt, paired with the off the shoulder top, are fun and unique details. This designer offers a custom made option, so if your bridesmaids don’t feel comfortable ordering a standard size, they can simply send their measurements for a dress made completely for them. It is a great way to avoid costly tailoring down the road and may make them feel more comfortable committing to a dress. If the royal blue isn’t your first choice, this dress is also available in a number of great jewel tones like burgundy, green, navy, and purple. Still searching for a royal blue bridesmaid dress that meets your needs? You can browse additional options here.
15. Best Navy Bridesmaid Dress
Navy is another color that can be transformed throughout every season which makes it a great bridesmaid dress choice. It’s also neutral enough to be paired with other colors and a flattering option for many skin tones. No one will know the low cost of this dress based on the quality. The high neckline is a unique feature that we don’t normally see on bridesmaid dresses and offers some great coverage. We recommend pairing this dress with a classic nude pump to help elongate the leg and make everyone look more slender. You can find a number of alternative navy bridesmaid dress options, both short and long, if this one isn’t to your liking.
16. Best Lilac Bridesmaid Dress
This dress is visually stunning and such a reasonable cost. It does run small, so use the sizing chart to figure out the best size based on your measurements. It’s recommended to order at least one size up. The length is a bit on the longer side, but the lining is several inches shorter than the lace overlay, making the length work nicely. This dress can be appropriate for a more formal event with a dress shoe like this simple nude heel. Don’t hold back on adding some serious sparkle like this beautiful statement necklace. Switch up the look for a more casual daytime wedding with a simple sandal and jewelry.
Price: $32.99 – $39.99 depending on size
17. Best Purple Bridesmaid Dress
This dress makes us want to insert the heart eye emoji, which conveys exactly how we feel about this gorgeous gown. Use the sizing chart provided by the seller to help ensure the right fit. The elegant lace top is the perfect contrast to the flowy chiffon skirt, made even more unique by the various layers. The top is modest, which is a nice choice if any of your bridesmaids have larger busts and are concerned about being over exposed. If you’re still looking for a purple bridesmaid dress, you can check out a slew of options here.
18. Best Eggplant Bridesmaid Dress
Maybe it’s because the air is finally starting to chill and reveal that crisp, fall, weather, but we’re loving this dark warm color for bridesmaid dresses. This dress can be dressed up or down, depending on the venue. It’s extremely comfortable, which is an added bonus. The high waist makes it a nice choice if you do have any pregnant bridesmaids who need a maternity dress. They can simply size up to cover up their growing bump. The length is modest but flattering, hitting right above the knee. It’s fully lined with a hidden zipper along the back. This dress would look lovely with a velvet chunky black heel or a nude pattent leather pump. If you’re looking for a longer eggplant bridesmaid dress, this one has just the right amount of sparkle.
Price: $49 (66 percent off MSRP)
19. Best Burgundy Bridesmaid Dress
The high quality of this dress does not fit the price tag. Without knowing, most would assume that a dress this luxurious would cost upwards of $200 at department stores or any bridal boutique. Your bridesmaids will be pleased when they find out that they can spend less than $50. The flare of the dress paired with the delicate bow adds so much femininity. We especially like the pockets, which are hidden amongst the folds in the skirt. If you’re trying to solidify your wedding scheme colors, consider pairing this with some other red and orange tones or with black and gold for a late November or December wedding. If you’re looking for a burgundy bridesmaid dress but this one isn’t quite your style, you can check out some other great dresses here.
Price: $43.99 (45 percent off MSRP)
20. Best Red Bridesmaid Dress
If you’re looking for a party dress, this one fits the bill. It’s over 65 percent off of the original price, which is a huge discount for such a fun, flirty, and unique gown. The high cut of the skirt in the front exposes a bit more leg, but the longer back keeps it wedding appropriate. A true bright red like this one is certainly a statement, and makes a gorgeous contrast next to any white bridal gown. If you’re looking for something with a bit more coverage, check out this long sleeve red option which is sweet, simple, and a stunning red bridesmaid dress – it’s a classic look that will never go out of style.
Price: $38.89 – $48.89 depending on size
21. Best Fuschia Bridesmaid Dresses
At 50 percent off of its original price, this fuschia dress is a great option for summer weddings. It packs a bold pop of color and will photograph nicely on so many skin tones. The banded ruching around the waist helps to slim the middle section and the thin spaghetti straps keep the dress in place without too much coverage. This dress falls at just the right spot, hitting at the knee. If you’re looking for a longer gown with a bit more structure, check out this stunner. If you feel like getting a bit crazy with the shoe choice, we love this shoe with a pop of fuschia by Betsey Johnson.
Price: $59.62 (50 percent off MSRP)
22. Best Pink Bridesmaid Dress
There’s something so classic and timeless about a pretty pink dress. There are no bells or whistles, just a flattering, simple, silhouette in a perfect pink hue. If you’re worried about wrinkling with cotton fabric, just pack a steamer on your wedding day to get rid of any lines and creases. The skirt of the dress alone will lay flat and close to the skin. If you’re looking for a bigger flare, grab a knee length petticoat to keep the skirt full and lifted. Like most dresses, we recommend using the sizing chart provided by the designer to ensure a proper fit. If this pink dress isn’t quite right, check out this long chiffon gown in a similar color.
Price: $19.89 – $25.89 depending on size
23. Best Coral Bridesmaid Dress
It’s tough to find a designer bridesmaid dress for less than $100, but this one is available on sale for a fraction of the cost. Originally $188, this dress is certainly a steal. It has a gorgeous beaded brooch that sits right at the waistline, drawing the eye inward for the appearance of a smaller waistline. It also comes with a matching shawl which isn’t typical, but such a bonus, especially if your ceremony venue calls for covered shoulders. If this dress isn’t quite your style, or if you’re looking for something that’s available in a wider range of sizes, you can keep browsing beautiful coral gowns in an array of styles here.
Price: $29.99 – $39.99
24. Best Peach Bridesmaid Dress
Surprisingly peach isn’t only a spring or summer option. Combined with some dark greys and burnt orange tones, it can also work for a late summer or fall wedding, adding a bright and airy tone to traditional autumn colors. The one shoulder design is a gorgeous silhouette. With the cutout keyhole in the back of the one shoulder, it’s a bit different than most similar designs. The banding around the waist is super flattering. You can considering having half of your bridesmaids wear this dress, and have half wear another peach gown, for a few varying tones and styles. We like this option with gold accents or this slightly darker peach with an embellished waistline.
Price: $39.90 – $64.90 depending on size
25. Best Blush Bridesmaid Dress
Blush has been THE bridesmaid dress color of choice this year, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. It’s no surprise that blush bridesmaid dresses are such a popular choice. They offer just a touch of color, but not an overwhelming amount. They complement both fair skin tones and darker complexions equally. They work in both neutral color schemes but can also be mixed with array of other colors. Lastly, blush is a soft, feminine, traditional bridal hue, that will never go out of style. This dress has a classic silhouette but if you’re not a fan of the one shoulder design, you can order an almost identical dress with a scoop neck, or with a sweetheart neckline.
Price: Sale: $45.99 – $99.99
Best Cheap Bridesmaid Dresses by Style
If you’re not quite set on a color yet, we recommend narrowing down your bridesmaid dress choice by style first, and then choosing a color that matches your wedding color scheme. In this section of our list, we’ve also included a few popular themed bridesmaid dress choices. There’s something in every fabric you could imagine, every cut you may have envisioned, every season you may be getting married in, and every single style that you might be interested in. Here are our top picks for 25 various styles of bridesmaid dresses.
1. Best Lace Bridesmaid Dress
Often times when you’re looking to purchase something that’s attractive, comfort is lost. That isn’t the case with this inexpensive bridesmaid dress. It comes in several colors including the blue pictured above, black, red, and navy. It’s designed with a stretchy, comfortable fabric that hugs every curve. It lacks a zipper so it must be put on over the head. Make sure that any of your bridesmaids with updos receive a bit of help with this process so nothing falls out of place. The lack of the zipper does help with the overall fit as bridesmaids won’t have to worry about the closure or puckering. If you love lace but this isn’t the bridesmaid dress for you, here are a number of alternative lace bridesmaid dresses.
Price: $17.95 – $19.99 depending on size
2. Best Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress
David’s Bridal is a leading retailer in both bride and bridesmaid attire and offers this simple chiffon gown in a number of colors, both light and dark. You’ll likely notice the same silhouette in many of the bridesmaid dresses on this list, especially the longer gowns, and it’s no accident. The long, sleek cut tends to be the most flattering for various body types. The criss cross fabric on the bodice adds a textural detail that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also helps to trim the waist. The free flowing skirt should land right at the ground for the most flattering fit. If you prefer a short chiffon gown instead, you can shop some shorter chiffon bridesmaid dresses here.
Price: $49.99 – $139.99 depending on size
3. Best Satin Bridesmaid Dress
If you’re looking for a dress with structure or sheen, then satin is a good choice. It’s typically thicker than lace or chiffon, and for that reason, it’s also a good choice for fall or winter weddings, when a heavier fabric is more appropriate. You can order this dress in over 20 various color swatches, making it a great option if you have a very specific color in mind for your wedding scheme. You can also choose between a sweetheart neckline, pictured above, or a one shoulder design instead. This is a great opportunity to let your bridesmaids have the final say if you don’t have a preference.
Price: $48.99 – $62.22 depending on size
4. Best Short Bridesmaid Dress
Ever Pretty masters another bridesmaid dress with this beautiful and classic design. The material is extremely soft and shipping is fast so your bridesmaids won’t have to worry too much about timing. We recommend ordering a size up from what you might normally wear if you’re between sizes. To ensure the best fit, double check your bust measurement because that’s the tightest portion of the dress and the least flexible due to the zipper. This true navy is our favorite color choice, but it’s also available in several other great color options. If you are looking for a short bridesmaid dress, don’t feel like you have to search merely in bridal stores. You can easily have your bridesmaid order a solid cocktail dress to accomplish the same look. Here are some options from top designers.
Price: $39.99 – $104.16 depending on size
5. Best Tea Length Bridesmaid Dress
Not sure if you’re into a long or short dress? With this mid length dress, you get some of the benefits of both options. This dress is ultra feminine with several amazing details that will make your bridesmaids feel so special and beautiful. The bodice is covered in pearl beading, lace applique, and a mesh lining that covers the chest. It hits several inches below the knee, drawing the eye downward for an elongated look, while still allowing your shoes to be visible. The dusty rose color is a beautiful option, but if it’s not for you this dress can be ordered in almost any other color to match your color scheme. Again, if you’re looking to mix and match bridesmaid dress colors, the coral version of this dress would be an gorgeous option.
6. Best One Shoulder Bridesmaid Dress
We’ve included a few one shoulder dress options on this list, but this one is by far our favorite and the most unique. The gold braided belt around the waist and gold braided lining at the shoulder give this dress a very Grecian feel and a great pop of sparkle. If you have a smaller bust, consider sizing down as the bodice is designed with some extra room. Your bridesmaids should wear a simple pair of gold sandals like these to complete the look. If you’re thinking about getting jewelry as a gift for your bridesmaids, these gold earrings would be a great option. Alternatively, if you want to personalize their looks, browse this list and pick out a different pair for each of your bridesmaids.
7. Best Mermaid Bridesmaid Dress
If you’re open to exploring bridesmaid dresses that aren’t a solid color throughout, this bridesmaid dress is a good place to start. The mesh top keeps the dress perfectly in place while still adding the illusion of a sweetheart neckline – a perfect option for bigger busted bridesmaids and some weight off of their chest – quite literally. No one will have to worry about finding a bra that works, or worry about continually having to adjust the dress to keep it up. The dress does have a bit of stretch which is so helpful when ordering online and trying to find the size that works best. The black is a classic choice but if you prefer a bridesmaid dress with more color, this one is available in over 10 various color options.
8. Best Bridesmaid Dress With Long Sleeves
With long sleeve dresses, you run the risk of having your bridesmaids look a bit matronly. If you’re hoping to avoid that look but would still like to opt for a long sleeve bridesmaid dress, this is a fantastic choice. It offers coverage without feeling too heavy through the bodice and arms, a great choice for spring or fall weddings when the weather is unpredictable and temperatures fluctuate the most. Rather than a dark heel like the one on the model, we recommend something that keeps the look light and airy. These simple gold heels add to the fairy like look of this dress and aren’t too high to be comfortable.
9. Best Maternity Bridesmaid Dress
If you’re at the age where you and all of your friends are getting married, then you’re likely also at the age where all of your friends are starting to having babies. If one of your bridesmaids is expecting, you can help her find a stylish and sleek dress that fits in with the rest of the scheme. If you’re looking for something with a bit more coverage for your bridesmaid, this is another wonderful option by the same designer that she’s sure to feel comfortable in all day long. For your non expectant friends, you can mix and match various pinks and blush tones. If that sounds like too much coordinating, order this maternity dress dress in black and have your other bridesmaids purchase a simple black gown in standard sizing.
10. Best Junior Bridesmaid Dress
Junior bridesmaids typically fall between the ages of 10 and 15. They’re a bit too old to play the role of flower girl, but a bit too young to take over official bridesmaid duties. Either way, they’re an important part of the bridal party and deserve to look the part. Depending on their exact age and size, they might be able to wear the same dress as the rest of your bridesmaids. If this isn’t the case, choose something in the same color scheme or something neutral to make them feel like part of the group. This neutral option would work well with a number of various colors, especially any metallic tones, champagne hues, taupes, and pinks. If this gown doesn’t match the rest of your bridesmaid dresses, you can check out some alternative junior bridesmaid dress options here.
Price: $58.99 (26 percent off MSRP)
11. Best Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress
As we mentioned earlier in this post, navy is one of the most versatile bridesmaid dress colors for so many reasons. If you’re looking to mix and match various style, black or navy are safe choices. This dress is constructed with the thought and consideration of a woman’s shape in mind. The textural criss cross on the bodice is slimming and hugs the fabric close to the body. The beaded belt draws the eye to the waistline and is a beautiful contrast against the darker navy. Our favorite element of this dress is the skirt, which falls slightly higher than a standard floor length gown. It also includes a matching sheer wrap for some coverage. If you need some inspiration for a standard size dress option to pair this one with – we love this gown for your bridesmaids and this matching dress for your flower girl.
Price: $68.81 – $146.34 depending on size
12. Best Casual Bridesmaid Dress
If you’re hosting a daytime wedding or if your venue has a more casual atmosphere, a long satin bridesmaid gown may be overkill. This short chiffon belted dress will keep your ensemble looking put together without feeling over dressed. The price tag certainly does not reflect the high quality of this dress. It’s fully lined so you won’t have to worry about cheap, see through fabric. The neck is on the higher side, so it provides a nice amount of coverage. This dress comes in 33 various color choices, some patterned and some solid, so there’s an option for everyone.
13. Best Modest Bridesmaid Dress
Attractive, modest bridesmaid dresses can be hard to come by. While there are quite a few modest dress options on the market, they tend to lack character. If you are looking for a gown with a bit more coverage, there are three main areas to consider. First, the neckline should be cut high enough to provide a decent amount of coverage, and shouldn’t reveal any cleavage, especially on girls with a larger bust. The second spot to consider is the hemline. This dress is a great option because even with taller girls, the dress will fall at or below the knee. Lastly, so many dresses have thin straps or no straps at all. This one offers a nice 3/4 sleeve. The soft pink color and gorgeous fabric keep it from feeling lackluster. If you’d like to explore other modest dress options, you can do so here.
Price: $64.99 – $74.99 depending on size
14. Best Formal Bridesmaid Dress
On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you’re hosting a black tie wedding or instructing your guests to wear very formal cocktail attire, you’ll want to make sure that your bridesmaids fit that look. This dress has a good amount of coverage, so you can easily wear the undergarments you’d like to without having to worry about their cut or color. The satin is good quality and gives the dress a nice sheen. The dress as a whole is very nicely finished and does not look cheap. If this dress isn’t your style but you do want to purchase a formal gown, you’ll want to consider a long gown in a plush fabric – chiffon, satin, taffeta, and lace are all great options. Try to stay away from cotton or any dress that hits above the knee.
Price: $65.99 – $69.99
15. Best Fall Bridesmaid Dress
If your wedding is set to occur between the months of September and December, you’ll want to consider a neutral or darker tone for bridesmaid dresses. If you plan on taking photos outside, or if you’re opting for an outside ceremony or reception, keep the length and fabric in mind to shield your bridesmaids from the elements and cold. This navy chiffon gown is made special with the gold lace lining that covers the bodice. It’s currently 40 percent off of the original price, making it an even greater value for the quality. It does run true to size, but it’s always a wise idea to double check your measurements to be on the safe side.
Price: $35.99 (40 percent off MSRP)
16. Best Winter Bridesmaid Dress
Are you hosting a winter wedding? We sure hope so because then you can choose this stunner as your bridesmaid dress. Your bridesmaids can also wear this gorgeous gown at the holidays for years to come. If the green color isn’t for you, this dress is also available mulberry, purple, royal blue, wine red, and black – all appropriate options for the season. Regardless of your color choice, we recommend this sparkly gold pump for a bit of glamour.
17. Best Spring Bridesmaid Dress
When the seasons shift and warm weather allows for bare legs and soft pastel hues, everyone rejoices. This satin organza dress is a stunning option that can be made to order. Simply send your specific measurements including your bust, waist, hips, height without shoes, and heel height after you place an order. This dress can be made in any pastel color under the sun so if this sherbert peach isn’t your style, you can choose one of the other spring centric colors instead. We recommend this affordable nude D’Orsay pump for your feet.
Price: $75.69 – $95.69
18. Best Summer Bridesmaid Dress
Depending on where you live, it sometimes gets so hot in the summer that it seems easier not to wear any clothes at all. Since that’s obviously not an option on your wedding day, choosing a dress with a breathable lightweight fabric is key. Another important aspect is picking something with a built in lining. It might seem counterintuitive, since that does add another layer, but it also protects against sweat seeping through the chiffon and causing unsightly sweat marks. You’ll want to avoid that from happening both in person and in photos. We love this soft beige color for a soft summery look.
Price: $25.99 (50 percent off MSRP)
19. Best Floral Bridesmaid Dress
Floral bridesmaid dresses are an awesome choice for a creative bride who wants to switch it up from the traditional solid bridesmaid dress. Our favorite way to incorporate a floral bridesmaid gown is to have your maid of honor wear floral and have your other bridesmaids choose a complimentary tone. If you love the floral look, you can also have all of your bridesmaids in the same floral gown. With this gown we recommend tones of mint, coral, peach, and blush to pull out from the floral print of this particular dress.
Price: $52.98 – $62.98
20. Best Ombre Bridesmaid Dress
Ombre is still trending hard. We typically see ombre bridesmaid dresses with each girl wearing a varying hue of the same color, but this gown gets the job done in an equally gorgeous way. This dress starts on top with a black bodice and then slowly changes gradients to a white hemline. It comes with an embellished belt and is made with full lining and boning – enough that a bra is not necessary. This would be a fabulous choice for a black and white themed wedding.
Price: $62.99 – $119.99 depending on size
21. Best Peacock Bridesmaid Dress
Just like ombre and blush, peacock bridesmaid dresses and peacock themed weddings in general are IN. Themed weddings are tricky as they can quickly go from tasteful, to overdone. Keep the peacock themed accessories sparse, but in the right noticeable places. A peacock cake topper, a peacock garter, and some teal vases in varying heights are all great options.
22. Best Country Bridesmaid Dress
Are you hoping to wear cowboy boots down the aisle? You are not alone. Country western weddings are a popular choice and wearing cowboy boots with a wedding dress completes the look. If you’re going to ask your bridesmaids to follow suit, we recommend gifting them an awesome pair of cowboy boots like these. This dress is perfect to show off those boots and also remain dressy enough for a wedding reception. If you’re not a fan of white on your bridesmaids, you can break up some of the white in this dress with a great belt. This teal women’s belt is a great choice but this particular option is available in every color under the sun. Pick the one that works best with your wedding colors.
Price: $69.99 – $79.99 depending on size
23. Best Gatsby Inspired Bridesmaid Dresses
If you’re hosting a winter wedding or if you’re a big fan of a Gatsby inspired looks, this flapper dress is an awesome option for a bridesmaid dress. It comes in several colors so you can choose to keep your bridesmaids uniform or mix and match. The sequins are sewn with care so you won’t have to worry about the sparkly details on this dress falling apart. To continue with the Gatsby or 1920’s theme, consider gifting your bridesmaid some art deco earrings. If you want to keep browsing, you can check out some other great 1920’s inspired dresses and accessories here.
Price: $35.95 – $38.99 depending on size
24. Best Wrap Bridesmaid Dress
We’ve seen quite a few bridesmaids in wrap dresses and they never fail to please. This dress is made of 96 percent polyamide and 4 percent lycra so it’s super soft to the touch. This dress drapes, twists, and cinches in over 25 different ways. If you’re not a fan of the length this dress, it’s also available in a hi-lo version, with the same ability to twist and tie it in numerous ways. Looking for a full length version? You can find that here. For a little extra guidance on how to tie this dress, you can watch this amazing tutorial video from the designer.
Price: $25 (14 percent off MSRP)
25. Best Hi-Lo Bridesmaid Dress
We finish this list with a gorgeous hi-lo gown, handmade with quality satin for each individual bridesmaid. This dress is available in over 20 various colors, from deep and dark reds and blues, to bright and cheery pinks, all the way to bold orange and sunshine yellow. The skirt reveals just a little bit of leg so it can transition between seasons. It’s a great choice for a more formal venue, especially with the right accessories. The more structured neckline is another unique element that will make bridesmaids feel special and sexy.
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Price: $72.99 (68 percent off MSRP)