Rather than choosing an identical look for all bridesmaids, more and more brides are allowing their bridesmaid’s individuality to shine through for their wedding day look. If you’re ready to let go of the reigns all together, you can let each bridesmaids choose their own dress.
On the other hand, if you’re a bit of a control freak and allowing them to choose their own dress feels like you’re relinquishing a bit too much control, a convertible dress allows for the best of both worlds. Each bridesmaid can choose exactly how they’d like to style the dress, but the fabric, color, and the base of the dress stays consistent from girl to girl, giving your bridal party a cohesive look.
We’ve included something for everyone on this list. There are long tulle gowns for more formal affairs, soft and comfortable jersey maxi dresses (great for a beach or destination wedding), and short and sweet multiway dresses for a more casual affair. Check them out below.
1. Clothink Women’s Convertible Wrap Multi Way Party Dress
With over 24 different possibilities this inexpensive wrap dress is the best way to give your bridesmaids a unique look that they’ll be comfortable wearing all day long. The dress has two long shoulder straps that allow you to create a ton of looks such as a halter dress, a tube dress, a spaghetti strap dress, or an off-shoulder dress. The highly elastic fabric also makes this a great option if any of your bridesmaids are expecting or nursing. The dress is available in sizes small, medium, large, and x-large, in tons of popular bridesmaid colors. For a boho vibe, style the dress with one of these beautiful and affordable flower crowns.
Price: $18 – $23.99
2. Convertible Wrap Cocktail Gown Dress
Flattering in its style and comfortable to wear, this amazing wrap dress fits true to size, and is a nice floor length option for shorter gals. If you’re anywhere from 5’1 – 5’3, you’ll love the length on the dress and won’t have to spend a fortune on alterations or shortening the hemline. The dress fits true to size and comes in a ton of great vibrant colors, as well as some more muted hues. Skip the heels with this dress and instead complete your look with a pair of sparkly bridal sandals, great for destination or beach weddings.
3. VonVonni Women’s Transformer Wrap Infinity Bridesmaids Dress
While most wrap dresses are designed with a longer skirt, this option has a hemline that falls just above the knee. The fabric is high quality, thick, soft, and stretchy so the one size really does fit all shapes and sizes. Since the straps on the dress are so long, they can be transformed into so many different silhouettes. While some styles should be worn without a bra, there are quite a few options that allow for a normal bra to be worn, a nice bonus if some of your bridesmaids need additional support. Keep the look tailored and simple with a basic nude sandal. Bridesmaids can shop for a comfortable and inexpensive style here.
Price: $22 (24 percent off MSRP)
4. Jenny Yoo Convertible Tulle Column Dress
High end bridesmaid dress designers are joining the convertible dress trend and have options available for those who want something a bit more formal. This gorgeous gown from Jenny Yoo is made with soft, high-quality tulle, that has an airy look and feel to it. The bodice is strapless in its design, but sheer straps can be added to a few of the styles for a unique look and additional support. Not sure what style is best for you? Watch this collection of YouTube videos to find your favorite.
Price: $118.54 – $260 depending on size
5. Versa Convertible Long Jersey Bridesmaid Dress
David’s Bridal is another leading dress designer that’s hopped on the convertible dress bandwagon. The convertible styles are popular because they allow for each bridesmaid to showcase a slightly different look, while still looking coordinated and united. This gorgeous dress is available in a handful of colors and can be ordered in both standard and plus sizing. The dress is made from a beautiful and comfortable jersey knit that has a bit of stretch to it, allowing for a more versatile fit on all shapes and sizes.
Price: $179.95 (10 percent off MSRP)
6. Long Tulle Convertible Versa Bridesmaid Dress Style
While jersey dresses can be comfortable, they are sometimes too casual, depending on the formality of your wedding. This dress has the same multiway abilities as the option listed just above, but is made with a more elegant fabric – tulle. With more than 10 different neckline options, you can opt for a halter, knotted tank, twist back, cap sleeve, one shoulder, and more. The dress is fully lined and comes in over 15 popular bridesmaid colors. Complete the look with this simple and stunning shoe option from David’s Bridal.
Price: $159.95 (11 percent off MSRP)
7. KOH KOH One Shoulder Convertible Wrap Dress
Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to wrap dresses. Not only can you change the style of the ties, but you can also dress the look up or down with accessories and footwear to make it fit the occasion and venue. This dress can easily be dressed up with some statement jewelry, or dressed down with a flat sandal. As is the case with most of the dresses on this list, we know bridesmaids will find an opportunity to wear this dress again, making it easier to fork over the cash to buy it for the wedding.
Price: $19.95 – $49.95
8. 12 Ami Solid Convertible Maxi Dress
The brand 12 Ami has one of the most highly rated options when it comes to multiway wrap dresses (plus tons of other comfortable and affordable everyday clothing that you’ll want to check out). The fabric is on the thinner side, making it perfect for warm weather weddings or beach destinations where you’ll want to be in something breathable and comfortable. The strips are thick, allowing for maximum coverage in all the styles.
9. ASA Bridal Convertible Bridesmaid Dress
The high quality stretchy fabric on these gowns sets them apart from the rest. We’re a huge fan of the crisscross back designs, with full frontal coverage that’s wedding appropriate, but still fun and festive. If you’re looking for a unique way to accessorize this simple wrap dress, consider a bridal belt, a brooch, or even a hair comb to add some sparkle.
10. Finejo Convertible Wrap Maxi Dress
This beautiful dress bridges the gap between a short cocktail dress and a long gown, with a tea length design that is unique and special. The rayon spandex fabric blend allows for just enough stretch, and the same great multi way wear as all the dresses on this list. The dress can be either hand washed or washed on a low temperature setting to avoid trips to the dry cleaner. While the color selection isn’t immense, the navy blue and black are two of the most popular bridesmaid dress colors and would work wonderfully for almost any wedding.
Price: $19.99 – $26.99