If you think shopping for a new pair of jeans is difficult, try shopping for the perfect bridesmaid dress. 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 2018. 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 Heroines, which creates simple slip dresses, suits and wrap dresses in ivory, champagne and mint green. Both Rewritten and Les Heroines are perfect if you want your bridesmaids to coordinate but wear slightly different styles and colours. Scroll below to see our edit of the 26 best bridesmaid dresses.
& Other Stories has just launched an ultra-chic bridesmaid collection, which includes winning options you can wear long after the wedding like this lace midi.
This pretty floral frock is ideal for country weddings.
Maxi dresses needn't be fussy.
We can always rely on ASOS for incredible bridesmaid dress options.
Lilac tops our list for prettiest shade to be seen in this summer.
For something punchy, try Topshop for this bold halter-neck midi dress.
Perfect for city ceremonies.
Or why not opt for this star-print velvet maxifor an evening wedding?
So chic with heels and even better with trainers—your b'maids will thank you for this one.
Heading off on a beach wedding? Try this ethereal style.
It's not all about neutrals. Team this vibrant option with gold heels and fuss-free hair for standout wedding snaps.
Or why not try something emerald?
This is the perfect choice for elegant black-tie weddings.
Floor-grazing gowns in adundance over at Mango.
Another sleek jumpsuit option.
Looking for something fun? Try this powder-blue ruffle frock from Self-Portrait.
This shade is a great alternative to traditional pastel tones.
For boho bridesmaids.
One-shoulder silhouette, a nipped-in waist and under £50—there's nothing here we don't love.
This icy blue is great for all skin tones.
This comes in five colours.
Rewritten specialises in creating cool bridesmaid dresses, which are effortless and far from old-fashioned.
This has a statement bow on the back.
A beautiful option for unconventional bridesmaid dresses.