Still trying to decide on a colour for your bridesmaid dresses? Whether you’ve just started looking or you’re trying to narrow down your search, we’ve pulled together a selection of the best bridesmaid dresses for 2023 and delved into the trending colours and styles for the year to come.
The Best Bridesmaid Dresses and Trends for 2023
There are many things to consider when choosing your bridesmaid’s dresses. You need to consider the most flattering shapes, the colour scheme and whether there is one style fits all solution. It can be a challenge appeasing all your bridesmaids, you may need these tips on how to keep your bridesmaids happy!
The Top Colours for Bridesmaid Dresses in 2023
Women’s fashion retailer Yumi conducted a deep dive into Google search data to determine which colour dresses are the most searched for.
For a winter wedding, burgundy, navy and emerald green were the top searched colours for this year. However, the colour of the summer, sage green, seems to have carried its popularity over from previous years, seeing an 80% growth in search demand compared to last year.
Another key colour for winter bridesmaids is burnt orange, with this stunning autumnal shade seeing a growth of over 90% since the same time last year.
Green Bridesmaid Dresses
The colour of the season, Google searches for green bridesmaid dresses have remained as popular as last year, with forest green, teal, emerald and particularly sage bridesmaid being the most searched for and look great in a mix-and-match setting. This hue is set to remain a firm favourite going into 2023.
Six Stories Angel Sleeve Satin Sage Green Bridesmaid Dress, £95
Your bridesmaids will feel super pretty in this sage green bridesmaid dress with its beautifully whimsical floaty angel sleeves and relaxed draped skirt.
TFNC Bridesmaid Strappy Back Halter Neck Dress in Sage Green, £60
Sage is a beautiful choice for weddings all year round, though we particularly love it in spring and summer. The cinched waist is flattering and will suit all your bridesmaids, whether they are curvy or petite.
Vila Bridesmaid Tie Back Maxi Dress, £60
ASOS bridesmaid dresses are always a winner; we love this forest green option – a great choice if you want to mix and match the same colour but in different designs, another trend set to be big in 2022.
Maya Deluxe Green Lily Maxi Dress With Ruffle Shoulder Detail, £70
This is simply beautiful for bridesmaid duties – and in on-trend tulle fabric, this gorgeous maxi dress is perfect for an English country house wedding with its flattering V-neck and sheer sleeves. Plus, this dress comes available in an inclusive size range, from a uk 6 to 28.
SilkFred Multiway Bridesmaid Dress Sage, £99.99
This super soft multiway SilkFred number is perfect for mixing and matching if you want all your bride squad in different styles. It comes in one size, but can be styled to suit every shape and dress size – genius.
Tulum Cowl Neck Satin Ankle Dress in Emerald Green, £138
We’re obsessed with this silky Tulum number, perfect for a stylish London wedding with its silk touch fabric, cowl neck, open back and fine spaghetti straps for an elegant, wearable fit.
Reformation Emersyn Dress, £298
Rewritten Florence Waterfall Dress in Olive Green Satin, £150
Expert bridesmaids wear brand Rewritten’s satin collection is to die for – and this beautiful wrap dress is one of our faves, in the most beautiful olive green shade. The midi length and waterfall hem ensure a flattering fit for every one of your bridesmaids. We love that you can order fabric swatches to check that the shades fit perfectly with your colour scheme.
Burgundy Bridesmaid Dresses
A beautiful choice for a festive or winter wedding in 2023, burgundy was one of the top searched colours for a winter wedding this year. Hues include wine, berry and deep beautiful reds.
Chi Chi London One Shoulder Satin Maxi Dress in Wine, £82
With its gorgeous wine colour, premium satin fabric and one shoulder neckline, this elegant bridesmaid dress is perfect for weddings of any season.
Y.A.S Bridesmaid Satin Cami Midi Dress in Burgundy, £66
We love the simple design of this ASOS dress – flattering for every shape.
Lace & Favour Emily Rose Burgundy Multiway Bridesmaid Dress, £85
Finding a bridesmaid dress that will fit every shape and size can be a task and a half, with this clever multiway number, one size fits all! It even has a stretchy waistband making it a great maternity bridesmaid dress option. Plus, it can be worn in many different ways, including one shoulder, halter neck and strapless.
ASOS EDITION Satin Ruched Halter Neck Maxi Dress in Wine, £110
Bridesmaids will feel opulent in this pretty halter neck maxi dress with open back fastening detail and ruched bust.
Lipsy Bridesmaid Drape Bust Maxi Dress, £90
Bardot necklines instantly add a touch of glamour to a dress, and this Lipsy berry-coloured bridesmaid dress is no different. We love the way the skirt falls and the feminine twist detail on the bust.
Champagne Bridesmaid Dresses
Be super on-trend and pick neutral-hued champagne for your bridesmaid dresses, another colour set to be big in 2023 – plus, it looks great in pics.
TFNC Bridesmaid One Shoulder Maxi Dress in Mink, £46
This TFNC figure-hugging dress is classy and simple and great for evening weddings. We love the on-trend one shoulder design and slim fit to take you from ceremony to the dancefloor.
True Decadence Champagne Gold Satin Cowl Neck Slip Dress, £84
With its low back, and floaty fabric thigh split, this elegant champagne maxi dress is perfect for a summer wedding.
Yumi Cowl Neck Satin Slip Cami Midi Dress, £59
If your wedding is more casual, why not opt for these simple Yumi midi dresses for your girls on your big day? Plus, at this price, you can’t say no!
Ghost Oyster Ava Dress, £225
This dress from Ghost is beautiful for a spring/summer wedding, with its elegant cowl neck and capped sleeves providing a sophisticated silhouette – we’re getting Pippa Middleton vibes…
Rust and Burnt Orange Bridesmaid Dresses
Searches for burnt orange bridesmaids dresses have shot up. Whether it’s an autumn/winter wedding or a deep-red themed wedding (not to be confused with the Game of Thrones Red Wedding!), exuding romance and luxury, rust, copper and burnt orange bridesmaid dresses are growing in popularity and set to be big for 2023.
Six Stories Halter Neck Satin Bridesmaid Dress, £95
This rust coloured dress is on the brown/bronze side rather than the burnt orange, perfect for a more neutral wedding theme. We love the simple, modern halter neck and open bow back detail.
Rewritten Brooklyn Dress, £150
We love this copper-coloured scrappy option from Rewritten – plus, they have 18 other colour options for the ultimate mix-and-match look. The tie that is pictured draped on the models neck can also be worn as a waist belt to cinch in the waist.
Chi Chi London Sleeveless Wrap-front Satin Maxi Dress, £90
This rich rust orange Chi Chi London satin maxi dress has a beautiful wrap silhouette and plunging neckline for an ultra-flattering fit – we love it for an autumn wedding. It also has a beautiful cross-back backless detail, check it out on the Chi Chi website.
Ghost Satin Sleeveless Midaxi Slip Dress, £129
Pink Bridesmaid Dresses
There is such a wide variety of pink bridesmaid dresses available you’ll be hard-pushed to choose just one. Lucky for you, we’ve helped narrow your search with these favourites.
Oasis Cowl Double Strap Midi Dress, £59.40
We love this simple, cowl neck number from Coast and its dusky rose pink hue, perfect for a modern wedding at any time of year.
Krisp Multiway Neckline Occasion Maxi Dress, £69.99
This baby dusk Krisp maxi dress is the ultimate classic bridesmaid look, and its floaty tulle fabric is super-flattering to suit all your ‘maids. The multiway neckline means you can drape the sleeve over one shoulder, or two, or simply gather them as shoulder straps.
Ghost Dusty Pink Delphine Dress, £195
The vintage-esque dress of dreams. This timeless design from Ghost with its heavy satin fabric feels super elegant and high-end, with its draped skirt and split hem perfect for showcasing your bridesmaid shoes and getting on the dancefloor.
Navy Bridesmaid Dresses
Navy is a popular blue for bridesmaids dresses, and works in any season – it’s also super flattering, classy and timeless. It’s no wonder it’s going to stick around in 2023.
Coat Crinkle Chiffon V Neck Satin Maxi Dress, £139
Coast is a great place to look for occasionwear, and this navy bridesmaid dress with its plunge neckline and crinkle was it detailing is sure to have your bridesmaids feeling beautiful.
Little Mistress Bridesmaid Satin Maxi dress with Flutter Sleeves in Navy, £60
Your bride squad are sure to stand out in these beautiful satin numbers from ASOS. With flutter sleeves and button detailing, this maxi dress is flattering on all body shapes, and we loved the leg slit for an extra dose of glamour.
Chi Chi London Sleeveless Wrap-front Satin Maxi Dress, £90
This is a super elegant, romantic choice, particularly for a winter wedding where keeping warm is a priority! The lace detailing on the sleeves, cinched waist and beautiful back bow detail add a dreamy touch.
TFNC Bridesmaid One Shoulder Maxi Dress in Navy, £46
TFNC have done it again with this gorgeous crepe-fabric, one-shoulder number. We love the floaty drape detailing and wrap-style skirt.
Blue Bridesmaid Dresses
Navy may be popular, but baby blue is another hue that’s here to stay for 2023 and one that’s perfect for a spring or summer wedding. We love a baby blue bridesmaid dress mixed in with navy tones, too, for a super-stylish mix-and-match look.
Whistles Tie Back Maxi Dress, £199
We’re loving the fresh tones of this Whistles dress in light blue – especially for a relaxed garden wedding in the height of summer.
ASOS DESIGN Bridesmaid Cami Maxi Dress, £75
Opting for powder blue is a lovely way to inject a bit of colour into your wedding in a cool and classy way. This shade would really suit a spring or early summer wedding.
Chi Chi London Draped Satin Maxi Dress, £80
Opt for this cowl neck, satin, green-blue Chi Chi London number for your spring or summer wedding, with its spaghetti shoulder straps and split hem ensuring your bride squad will keep cool.
Coast Mesh Pleat Maxi Dress, £69
This super-flattering Coast number with its all all-over mesh pleating, high ruched neck, embellished waistband and maxi length is perfect for elongating your bridesmaids’ figures and will suit any shape or size.
Rewritten Soho Jumpsuit in Marine, £170
Be the ultimate modern bridesmaid and opt for a jumpsuit on the big day to ensure your squad stay cool and comfortable all day. The flowing wide leg palazzo trousers and waist sash tie are super-flattering, too. We love the marine blue, but it comes in a variety of other colours, too, to suit every wedding colour palette.
Mauve Bridesmaid Dresses
Dusky pink, purple and mauve are another gorgeous shade set to be popular for bridesmaid dresses in 2023; we love that it works perfectly in any season.
Little Mistress Bridesmaid Embellished Maxi Dress in Mauve, £45
With its embellished mesh neck and shirred fabric, this Little Mistress dusky pink dress would be fabulous for a wedding during the festive season.
ASOS DESIGN Bridesmaid Short Sleeve Ruched Maxi Dress, £80
This is a super elegant choice if mauve bridesmaid dresses are your vibe. We’re obsessed with the layered sleeves.
A-Line V-neck Asymmetrical Satin Bridesmaid Dress With Ruffle, £126
We love this beautiful satin gown from JJ’s House with its flattering wrap waist and ruffled detail, and the more relaxed skirt style means your bridesmaids could even rewear to another wedding as a guest.
Black Bridesmaid Dresses
A wonderful choice for a winter wedding, black bridesmaid dresses are a great option if you’re a unique bride looking for your tribe to stand out in statement gowns.
Pretty Lavish Bridesmaid Keisha Cowl Neck Satin Maxi Dress, £88
The perfect choice for a chic city wedding in the autumn or winter. We love the cowl neck and cami straps – and the rewear potential!
Lace & Beads Keeva Black Beaded Maxi Dress, £120
We LOVE a statement dress, and this dramatic tulle gown with beautiful beading is just the thing for a super glamorous monochrome-themed ceremony and reception for the chicest bride squad around.
Lipsy Black Gold Embellished Maxi Dress, £115
This beautiful gown with its super flattering bardot neckline and flowy skirt would be perfect for a festive wedding contrasted with a beautiful red and gold bouquet.
Embellished and Sparkly Bridesmaid Dresses
Aside from colour, in the last three months, Boohoo found that Google searches for ‘sequin dress’ have increased 185% in the UK, while searches for ‘sparkly dress’ have increased 300%. So it’s clear that glittery or embellished bridesmaid dresses are a great option when you’re looking for something with a little more ‘pop’. Who says your bridesmaids can’t shine alongside you?
boohoo Bridesmaid Hand Embellished Halter Maxi Dress, £96
This sequin-top dress in the sage-green colour of the season from boohoo is an excellent, sophisticated option for your bridesmaids, particularly if you’re having a glamorous ‘do.
Little Mistress Bridesmaid Sofie Dusty Blue Pearl Mesh Maxi Dress, £85
This pretty pearl-embellished number just screams elegance. The slit in the leg adds some glam and the sheer long sleeves add a touch of whimsicality. Your bridesmaids are sure to feel fabulous.
ASOS DESIGN Halterneck Embroidered Maxi Dress, £95
Go all out with the stunning pale grey bead embellished number from ASOS. Its sheer and floaty fabric is perfect for a romantic, elegant summer wedding, in the UK or abroad.
The Top Accessories and Jewellery Trends for Bridesmaids in 2023
After showcasing New York Bridal Fashion Week and seeing some of the amazing accessories trends coming around for 2023, Charlotte Mills, founder and creative director of bridal footwear brand Charlotte Mills, gives her verdict on next year’s bridesmaids accessories trends:
“With the resurgence of 80’s fashion, we will see bows back in full force, from large bows at the back of bridesmaid dresses to delicate bows on matching clutch bags and shoes.
“To ensure maximum comfort Bridesmaids will be considering a chunkier or block heel over a stiletto, and a platform at the front of the shoe, to give them extra height without feeling like they’re on their tiptoes all day.
“Bridesmaid clutch bags are perfect to ensure you’ve got all the essentials in one place nearby for the bride-to-be – you know the drill: lip balm, safety pins, blotting paper and tissues. With 2023 set to be the year for maximalism, expect to see a lot of sparkles, crystals and pearl detailing, especially for bridesmaids’ accessories.”
Pearl Jewellery and Accessories for Bridesmaids
Pearls have had a major comeback in the latter half 2022, so this will for sure be a trend that will continue to rocket in popularity in 2023.
Mipholagia Jewellery Pearl Long Necklace, £119
This pearl necklace is timeless and elegant with its simple design, handcrafted in sterling silver and hand-threaded with quality white freshwater pearls. Your bridesmaids will be able to wear this on your big day and beyond!
Charlotte Mills Kitty Pearl Embellished Bridal Clutch Bag, £165
The perfect statement clutch, this beautiful pearl bag will suit all bridesmaid dresses. Plus, this clutch has been designed with rounded edges to ensure no outfit snagging.
Lace & Favour Bea Freshwater Pearl Hair Comb, £36
Hair accessories are a perfect way to add a little bit of subtle glam to a bridesmaids’ outfit. We love this dainty pearl hair comb which are great to add to up-do’s.
Bow Bridesmaids Accessories
Tayla Tayla Personalised Velvet Hair Bow With Gold Monogram, £20
Bows are just meant for cute hairstyles, and imagine the one pictured above matched with a gorgeous sage green bridesmaid dress! These lovely velvet bows are made to order, so you can match the colour to your wedding theme and even add a monogram – a lovely gift fo your bridesmaid to keep as a reminder of your special day.
Charlotte Mills Organza Bow Straps, £15
These are a great way to change up your heels and ddd the ultimate finishing touch. Made from silky soft organza ribbon and finished at the ends with Charlotte Mills’ signature pearl leather.
Charlotte Mills Ida Pearl Bow Heels, £165
These beautiful heels are a great way to add a trendy bow to your outfit.
Block Heels for Bridesmaids
Your bridesmaid’s feet will thank you for opting for a block heel over a stiletto!
Be Mine Bridal Wink Heel Sandals in Blush, £24.99
Blush or nude toned heels make for the perfect bridesmaid shoe as they don’t detract from the beauty of the bridesmaid dress itself – plus this colour goes with everything!
New Look Gold Metallic Block Heel Sandals, £27.99
These warm gold-toned block heels would look great paired with autumnal rust orange bridesmaid dresses or even black at a festive wedding.
Clutch Bags for Bridesmaids
Like Charlotte Mills said, 2023 is the year for maximilism, and clutch bags are a great wait to inject some sparkle and beading into your bridesmaid’s outfits without going overboard.
Monsoon Raffia Embellished Bridal Clutch, £55
How beautiful is this beaded clutch?! Drenched in an array of beads, pearls and floral embroidery, this bag will go perfectly with any bridesmaid dress.
Accessorize Beaded Shimmer Clutch Bag, £55
Add a bit of sparkle with this fully ivory beaded clutch bag with gold chain and kiss-lock clasp.
Katie Loxton Secret Message Perfect Pouch, £19.99
We love this cute little pouch from Katie Loxton, featuring a heartfelt message thanking your bridesmaid for her part in your special day – roomy enough to fit all the essentials!
Monsoon Satin Quilted Bridal Envelope Clutch, £45
With it’s wristlet feature and classy white satin material, this envelope-style bag is the ultimate bridesmaid clutch that’s sure to fit everything they need and more.
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