Nice day for a white wedding.
That line might sound familiar if you’ve heard the 80s punk rock classic “White Wedding,” and as for brides wearing white, well that’s been a tradition since 1840 when Queen Victoria married Prince Albert!
Primarily a bridal color, it’s true that white has become the quintessential wedding gown shade, but what about white bridesmaid dresses?
Centuries ago, bridesmaids wore white to help a bride confuse and thus ward off evil spirits! But today, dressing your bridesmaids in white is one of the hottest bridal trends!
Celebrity stylists are raving about white bridesmaid dresses (the Kardashian sisters or Pippa Middleton, anyone?) because they are oh-so flattering to the blushing bride.
Sounds perfect to us, so let’s check out some white dresses for your wedding party. But first, here is a quick checklist to make sure you dress your bridesmaids in white the right way!
Your Quick White Bridesmaid Dress Checklist
When the bridal party wears a different color than the bride, the length of each maid’s dress is generally the same as the wedding gown.
However, for the bridal party wearing all-white, the length and shape of the dresses need careful consideration.
If you’re wearing a long, traditional gown, choose white dresses in a shorter length for your bridesmaids. If you want them to wear maxi dresses, make the silhouette different. Dress them in white A-line skirts if you’re wearing a full white ballgown for instance.
If your wedding dress material is a shimmering satin or a ruffled tulle, make your bridesmaids different by choosing fabrics like chiffon or jersey.
Make Sure Pure White Is Right for You
While a slight variation in shades of white between your wedding dress and your bridesmaids can work well, different shades work best if your dress is ivory and your bridesmaid dresses have beige or pinkish undertones.
Pure (or stark) white wedding dresses are becoming less readily available, and a stark white color may clash with your bridesmaids if their dresses are a softer white tone. So if your heart is set on a pure white dress, you’ll need to make sure your bridesmaid dresses match the style perfectly.
Got it? Great, let’s check out these beautiful white dresses for your bridal party…
The Three C’s of a Bridesmaids Dress in Ivory White
This pretty bridesmaid “infinity dress” is in the popular shade of ivory white (or eggshell); a creamier white that adds a luxurious tone to the skin whilst still appearing natural white in photographs.
The term “infinity dress” simply means your bridesmaids can style it in a seemingly infinite number of ways to suit their style and individuality!
This style works on all shapes and bust sizes, and we love how the unhemmed skirt allows the dress to hang effortlessly.
This White Bridesmaids Dress Is Easy to Slip Into
The side slit on this flowing V-neck ivory dress is dramatic. Still, the style is otherwise minimalist, and the polyester-elastane mix offers a silky touch in a double-lined and comfortable fabric.
Another huge plus is that your bridal party will wear this look again to parties or on vacay!
Cool Cocktail Length White Bridesmaid Dresses
If you’re wearing a long, body-conscious gown with a sheer overlay on the bodice, this white dress could be the perfect “mini-me” style for your bridesmaids.
The empire waist on this mini dress adds elegance, as does the ruffled neck and the bell sleeve gathering on the forearms. Your squad can rock this outfit!
Silk and Feathers on a Bridesmaids White Jumpsuit
Do you want to give your bridesmaids something to wear that they’ll feel a million dollars in? How about a fun and funky, silky-satiny jumpsuit with feathers?!
Jumpsuits are gaining serious traction as a preferred look for bridesmaids and even some brides. The cut on this jumpsuit is exquisite with the freeing fit of the pants, and the feathery look on the sleeveless top will be a guaranteed confidence-booster for your crew, not to mention a hit at your reception party!
Lovely in Layers of White Tulle Bridesmaids Dress
Here’s another complementary look for your bridal party if you’ve chosen a full and flouncy gown with gorgeous tulle layers.
This short and sleeveless tulle dress is so romantic and pretty! The shiny bow at the waist provides a hint of structure, but we think the endless rows of tulle and lace are the fab details here.
A Sexy Asymmetrical Bridesmaids Dress in White
We recently saw a bridal ball gown with a stunning feature: a beautiful, asymmetrical row of hemmed tulle that blew our style consciousness!
This short white bridesmaid dress would be a knockout style to accompany your asymmetrical bridal gown. It’s a chic and modern look that can be worn again to any formal event.
Sensational Structured White Dress for Bridal Party
97% Polyester, 3% Spandex
Your bridesmaids will be the picture of grace in this elegantly structured white dress with a column silhouette.
The European Punt di Roma fabric offers softness and stretch, and we adore the unique front cowl neckline!
This dress is a minimalist’s dream, and it’s easy to accessorize with low heels and sleek earrings.
Marvelous Mesh Embroidered Dress for Bridesmaids
This mid-calf length dress with a sweetheart neckline features a mesh embroidered overlay over the bodice and puff sleeves.
We think the floral bud accents are so pretty, and this bridesmaid look in white would be lovely next to your ankle-length A-line dress with a bolder floral lace print.
Boho Bridesmaids Dress in White Is Long, Loose, and Lovely
This long, handmade Turkish cotton dress has a quality feel that’s lovely and loose, we think it would be perfect for a bohemian wedding.
The neckline is a deep V on both sides, and there’s a modest slit, but the emphasis here is comfort, and there’s nothing more boho-chic than that!
Here’s a cool tip for your bridesmaids: this dress is comfortable in many sizes, but if one of your bridesmaids is shorter, tuck a roll of the fabric into the high elasticized empire waistline to shorten the skirt to suit their height!
Short White Evening Dress and Classic Silhouette
The silhouette of this dress is a classic A-line, and we like how the skirt gathers at the natural waist and flows down to a comfortable length below the knee.
Looking closer at the art deco pattern on this polyester dress, you’ll also see how the eye-catching details work to flatter the waistline.
Sizes run from S to XXXL, so it’s a beautiful look for your whole wedding party.
Gorgeous African Bridesmaids Party Dress
A Nigerian designer hand-crafts this fun and fabulous party dress from quality materials.
We love the deep V-neck overlay with mesh and accents, the flounces on the short skirt, and those gorgeous puff sleeves in a complimentary blush tone… your bridesmaids will party in this look!
Silky White Halter Dress for Bridesmaids
What a fun and youthful way to dress your bridesmaids like Athenas in mini-dresses!
This silky crepe de chine halter style is effortless to wear, and the asymmetrical wrapping on the front is a standout feature that looks equally beautiful in person and in pictures.
One Shoulder White Kaftan Dress for Bridal Party
This one-shoulder kaftan dress in a very crisp shade of white looks like a slice of heaven on earth!
The polyester fabric drapes beautifully, and we love how the one-shoulder style flows like a cape down the side and at the back.
Hi-Lo Bridesmaids Party Dress in White Chiffon
If you’re wearing a lacy mermaid-silhouette wedding dress or a trumpet flare skirt with a breathtaking train, this pretty white dress is a great style for your bridal party.
The sleeveless bodice with lacy floral embroidery and shiny waistband looks fantastic over the sweetheart neckline, and a hi-lo chiffon skirt is always fun to wear at any party!
White or Ivory Satin Hi-Lo Dress
Here’s another hi-low dress that drapes beautifully from under the knees in the front to just above the floor at the back.
The elegant but straightforward charmeuse satin will look distinctive on your bridesmaids, particularly if you’re wearing a shinier material with minimal applique.
Long-Sleeved Sequined Summer Dress
We put together two fun styles to show you how a different bridesmaid look can complement your uniquely white wedding dress.
In this scenario, our beautiful bride is gorgeous in a long, backless chiffon gown with a deep V-neck and one flowing sleeves.
Choose Your Shade and Style in This Dress
We’ve found a dream look for a minimalist bridal party: this bridesmaid dress with a high waist wrap and perhaps the chicest frayed chiffon overlay that we’ve ever seen!
It’s always great to have additional style choices, especially with an already stunning design like this garment. The dress is available in two lengths, either floor-length or midi, and two necklines, either a high ruffle or a square.
Last but not least, you can choose a pure white or a champagne tone, so it’s that much easier to get a shade of white that lines up with your wedding dress.
Puff and Slim White Dress With a Split
Perfect for a summer wedding, this elegantly styled polyester dress has some retro details with puffed sleeves, an empire waist with gathering, and a high V-neck. It looks well-made, and we like that chic front slit a lot!
The only accessories your bridesmaids need in this classy cocktail dress are statement earrings and some feminine pumps.
Silky Party Dress for Bridesmaids in a Creamy Color
What a glorious look for your bridal party, and an excellent example of how a bridesmaid look can mimic your wedding dress fairly closely and still create the most flattering backdrop for you.
This floor-length, silk-blend dress has pretty details built-in: the wide V-neck flatters the collarbone, and the short bell sleeves look romantic.
Your wedding gown could be similar to this style with added details like an off-shoulder, cowl lace neckline, or a longer pooled train… it would look spectacular!
Layer Linen Maxi Dress for Bridesmaids Comfort
We’ve found so many lovely minimalist styles in bridal party white!
This asymmetrical style dress is a lightweight linen fabric with short sleeves and two side pockets.
The rounded neckline is a flattering feature, and the button detail on the back is a solid complement to a bridal gown with vertical back button detailing.
Lovely Silhouette in Sequined White Dress
Last but not least is this long sequined dress without sleeves and an elegant V-neck.
This style is also a great complement to a mermaid wedding dress in pure white with a lengthy train.