If you think shopping for a new pair of jeans is difficult, then try shopping for the perfect bridesmaid outfit. There are a number of factors that make the process even more stressful than even finding your own wedding dress.
First, you want to locate dresses that won't blow your entire wedding budget, but you don't want them to look cheap. Second, if you want all your bridesmaids to wear the same dress, you need to find a style that's flattering for multiple body types and tastes (no easy feat). And then, of course, you want your friends to feel comfortable.
On top of all that drama, bridesmaid dresses can often look old-fashioned and overly formal, and stylish options can be harder to find than you'd think. But they do exist, and we've edited together a selection of the best bridesmaid dresses for 2019.
We're fans of ASOS bridesmaid dresses, as well as the ones from the brand Rewritten. Another new label to note is French brand Les Héroines, which creates simple slip dresses, suits and wrap dresses in ivory, champagne and mint green. Both Rewritten and Les Héroines are perfect if you want your bridesmaids to coordinate but wear slightly different styles and colours.
Scroll below to see our edit of the 25 best bridesmaid dresses.
This emerald hue will look excellent on any skin tone.
Daisy motifs are set to be a big trend this spring and summer.
Suitable for all seasons.
A floral dream dress.
For the modern wedding.
It's all about the detail for this one.
This elegant dress also comes in black, too.
These florals look genuinely vintage and are ideal for rustic themes.
Just add metallic mules and a bouquet of wildflowers.
See? You can wear black to a wedding.
It's the attention to detail that makes this dress look way more premium.
It's the same shade as our favourite pistachio ice cream.
Star motifs make a change from traditional bridesmaid florals.
If you want the bridesmaids to also wear ivory, this is the one.
We've already seen countless influencers in this gorgeous maxi dress.
Simple yet effective.
Slip dresses are so chic for a wedding.
Velvet can work post-party season—just be sure to wear it with delicate accessories and a romantic hairstyle.
Red is always a classic elegant colour.
Classic but so pretty.
Perfect with gold or pearl earrings.
Your bridesmaids will be eternally grateful if you opt for a Reformation creation.
Puff sleeves offer the ideal amount of coverage for traditional ceremonies.
No one will guess this dress is from Topshop.
Trust us—this dress is even more beautiful in real life.
If drama is what you seek, then call off the search.
Covered buttons, fluted sleeves, bow details—bridesmaid dresses don't come more quintessential than this.
If in doubt, ASOS has lots of affordable bridesmaid options on offer—this tiered burgundy style being one of our favourites.
Now your bridesmaids are all ready to look chic for your nuptials, so let's take a look at the outfit fashion brides are tying the knot in.
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This story was published and at an earlier time and has since been updated.