Finding bridesmaid dresses that suit everyone in your bridal party is enough to give any bride-to-be a nervous breakdown, even before taking the colour scheme and budget into account.
That’s where we come in. First, we’d recommend steering away from the-one-dress-fits-all approach. Not everyone feels comfortable in a strapless number whilst others may love a cinched-waist. The point is, you want your whole party to feel a million dollars for their walk down the aisle.
Whether you go to Nola London who offer a range of silhouettes in the same coordinating shade, or The Own Studio for designs in different colours within the same palette, either is an expert at helping you find the perfect dress for each individual. If you’re going down the palette route, we’d suggest either sticking to pastels, jewel tones, brights, or, if you’re feeling particularly daring, a bridal brigade donning all black can look exceptionally chic.
Whatever you decide, hosting a trying-on party is the next step, and we promise it will go better than the scene in Bridesmaids (you’ll see no Fritz Bernaise dresses in this edit). Order a variety of styles in various sizes (not forgetting the Champagne, naturally) and try them on from the comfort of your own home without the pressure of a retail assistant influencing anyone’s decision. You can also work out if any require tailoring to avoid ill-fitting dresses in your wedding photos.
If you’d rather not spend a fortune on dresses that are likely to be worn only once, many high street brands including Whistles, Monsoon, and Ghost have bridesmaid collections that won’t break the bank.
Rental is also a great, sustainable alternative. Hurr has an endless selection of dresses that could work, or Something Borrowed is great if you’d like something more traditional. Another option is to choose wearable designs from brands like Rixo and Three Graces that could be worn again and will look equally as beautiful on your special day.
So, we’ve scoured the market for the best available to buy now, and hope that it will take some of the stress out of the never-ending jobs on your wedding-prep list.
Ghost Delphine Dress in Sage
Expert in the bias-cut dress, Ghost’s satin designs fall beautifully on the body, and their bridesmaids dresses are no exception. Vintage in silhouette and style, it’s a timeless choice with feminine appeal.
Buy now £195.00, Ghost
Whistles Adeline Drill Midi Dress
Sizes: UK4 - UK18
Designed in a rich navy, Whistles’ Adeline dress would look great alongside emerald green, deep burgundy, and mustard. Sleek and elegant, the ruffle detailing exaggerates the slinky empire-line silhouette.
Buy now £169.00, Whistles
Cos Draped-Neck Midi Dress
Sizes: UK6 - UK18
With practical features like side seam pockets and sleeves, and the added comfort of spacious flowing fabric, your bridesmaids will be fighting over this Cos dress. Pair with varying shades of pink to tone it down, or with other brights for added impact.
Buy now £115.00, Cos
Monsoon Annie satin jacquard maxi dress pink
Sizes: UK6 - UK22
She’s pink , she’s floral, and she’s got a side slit that says she’s ready to party. Available in sizes UK6 - UK22, Monsoon’s Annie dress offers more versatility than some of the other designs in this edit, and at only £99 it’s a great option if you’re on a budget.
Buy now £99.00, Monsoon
Rixo Dani open-back floral-print silk crepe de chine midi dress
Sizes: UK6 - UK20
With a multicoloured floral print and ruffled split through the skirt, Rixo’s Dani dress would be perfect for a summer wedding. You could use this print as your pallette for the other dresses, or pair it with other Rixo prints to go all-out-summer.
Buy now £345.00, Net-A-Porter
& Other Stories Puff Sleeve Midi Dress - black
Sizes: UK6 - UK16
If you’re braving the all-black theme, & Other Stories’ midi dress is an easy-to-wear option with a wrap neckline and self-tie detail at the waist. The puff sleeve provides just the right amount of added drama.
Buy now £120.00, & Other Stories
Joseph Silk Satin Clea Dress
Sizes: UK6 - UK12
You can’t go wrong with a simple slip dress. Crafted using 100 per cent silk, Joseph’s Clea dress is a timeless design that can be easily worn on and off the aisle.
Buy now £475.00, Joseph
Nola London Lelia Dress In Tulip Red
Sizes: UK6 - UK18
With a side slit, triangular straps, and a sweetheart neckline, Nola’s Lelia dress is classic with a contemporary feel. They offer five dresses in this shade so there‘s an option for everyone. Red hot!
Buy now £290.00, Nola London
Three Graces London Rose V-neck buttoned linen dress
Sizes: UK6 - UK16
Planning a beach wedding? Three Graces London have a range of linen dresses that are perfect for a sun-drenched aisle. This is one of their brighter designs, but they have a range of colours and silhouettes so there’s a style to suit everyone’s taste.
Buy now £545.00, MatchesFashion
The Own Studio BM 005 Halter Midi
Sizes: UK6 - UK18
If you’d like your bridesmaids to shimmer through your wedding day, look no further than The Own Studio. Their satin-backed crepe has a sheen that says luxury, and all of their dresses can be crafted in a range of 10 colours. Just make sure you plan ahead because they have an 8-week minimum lead time.
Buy now £310.00, The Own Studio
Reformation Winslow dress in Lucerne
Sizes: XS - XL
Reformation’s Winslow has an adjustable wrap waist, meaning it can be worn tight or loose (your bridesmaids will be thanking you after the wedding lunch). In a classic floral print, it’s an idyllic look for countryside weddings.
Buy now £285.00, Reformation