Bridesmaid dresses have come a long way since the days of puffy-sleeved gowns in shimmering fabrics that seemed as though they were designed to make bridesmaids embarassed and the bride's beauty stand out. The weddings of today have seen a dramatic shift in this notion – with brides often allowing their 'maids to choose their own gowns in order to express their personal style and even choosing to have their bridesmaids wear white. A number of the real weddings we've published in recent years have featured bridesmaids in mismatched dresses – either similar styles of gowns in various colors within the same palette or dresses in the same hue with varying necklines and silhouettes.
Whether you choose to have your bridesmaids wear the same gown or different looks, we've gathered some popular styles that can be purchased online, which is especially helpful when members of the wedding party are spread across the country. Most of the dresses below come in a variety of colors, but we've selected some trendy hues in dusty blue, blush, and champagne to inspire your choices. The styles also feature popular embellishments such as beading and ruffles, with a variety of flowing and form-fitting silhouettes, as well as on-trend slits, off-the-shoulder necklines, and convertible styles!
Take a look at 10 bridesmaid dress ideas, below! Be sure to click on your favorite dresses to see more options!
For more wedding fashion ideas and inspiration, find out how to let bridesmaids show their personal style, shop popular bridal shoe styles, and get expert tips on how to select your wedding theme and dress.