If you think shopping for a new pair of jeans is difficult, 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, and we love the brand Rewritten, which aims to make cool bridesmaid dresses. 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.
Star motifs make a change from traditional bridesmaid florals.
This purple hue is ideal for weddings on the cusp of spring.
This elegant dress also comes in black, too.
This emerald hue will look excellent on any skin tone.
We've already seen countless influencers in this gorgeous maxi dress.
Just add satin mules and a bouquet of wildflowers.
Your bridesmaids will be eternally grateful if you opt for a Reformation creation.
The positioning of the colour-blocking on this dress will enhance the natural shape of your silhouette.
Daisy motifs are set to be a big trend this spring and summer.
The perfect dress if you want your bridal party to don ivory frocks, too.
This dress looks so much more expensive than it actually is.
Puff sleeves offer the ideal amount of coverage for traditional ceremonies.
Trust us, this dress is even more beautiful in real life.
No one will guess this dress hails from Topshop.
If drama is what you seek, then call off the search.
The embroidery on this dress looks super-premium.
Covered buttons, fluted sleeves, bow details—bridesmaid dresses don't come more quintessential than this.
These florals look genuinely vintage and are ideal for rustic themes.
Free People's cult Essie dress comes in a multitude of colourways.
You can never go wrong with a little lace dress.
Velvet can work post-party season; just be sure to wear it with delicate accessories and finish with a romantic hairstyle.
This dress was made to be worn with ornate hair braids.
If your mantra is the more princess-y the better, TH&TH's tulle gowns are your go-to.
Polka dots add extra glamour to low-key ceremonies.
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.