Bridesmaid dresses can be a hot-button issue when it comes to weddings—it is, after all, a strange concept to make a whole bunch of different people wear the same dress.
The way we see it, there are a bunch of ways around this issue. You can choose a really, really, really nice dress that’s super expensive and they can sell it afterwards if they hate it (people don’t complain about getting expensive things for free). You can play nice bride and get them all to choose different dresses #bridechilla. Or you can tell them it is your wedding and they have to do whatever you want because you’re the bride and quite frankly you don’t give a damn #bridezilla.
Avoid bridal party conundrums with our pick of 8 of the best bridesmaid dresses. We’ve even categorised them to make life easier…you’re welcome!
#1 Elegant Nuptials
Nothing says elegant like structure and suede. This beauty by Zimmerman features a wire neckline, boned bodice and shoestring straps, AND it’s made from sueded silk…so fancy!
Sueded Bralette Dress available online at Zimmerman.
#2 Rustic Nuptials
Yes, technically not a dress, but this rustic beauty from BHLDN is too pretty not to include. Designed by Jenny Yoo, the tulle skirt emanates all kinds of rustic romance and the lace top makes for a dreamy addition on top. Available in a range of colour ways you can embrace the contrast or opt for something more similar in tone.
Cleo Top and Louise Tulle Skirt by Jenny Yoo available online at BHLDN.
#3 Beach Ceremony
You don’t want your bridesmaids flashing their bits at your beach wedding, the bride is supposed to be the star of the show after all. This maxi dress from Esther is the perfect floaty dress to wear on the beach and the slit isn’t too high.
Patricia Maxi in ivory available online at Esther. *Since publication this item is no longer available.
#4 Destination Marriage
Destination weddings are the perfect excuse to travel to awesome corners of the globe that you wouldn’t normally visit, so if your friend has decided to tie the knot overseas, be grateful! And if that same friend asks you to wear this soft silk satin dress by Bojena King to said wedding, grovel at their feet.
Venus Maxi Dress by Bojena King available for pre-order online or in-store at Coco & Lola.
#5 Vintage Wedding
Lace, embroidery, silk organza—this beauty by Yoana Baraschi ticks all the boxes for a vintage wedding. Bridesmaids really will want to wear this one again, and they won’t even have to shorten it!
Celestina Dress by Yoana Baraschi available onine at BHLDN.
#6 Garden Union
Garden weddings require dresses that are lightweight and breezy, which can transition to night without looking too casual. The Turning Dress by Camilla and Marc will do just that!
The Turning Dress available online at Camilla and Marc.
#7 Classic Wedding
Have your bridesmaids watch you tie the knot in the Core Knot Draped Dress by Shona Joy. This beauty is perfect for classic weddings and is available in a range of colours, but we think the burgundy is quite lovely!
Core Knot Draped Dress available online at Shona Joy.
#8 Bohemian Ceremony
Lightweight, floaty and floral, guests will say “good golly” to this maxi dress by Alice McCall. Exuding effortless charm, don’t forget to tell your bridesmaids to shave their legs…and we mean all of their legs.
Good Golly Maxi Dress available online at Alice McCall.
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