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From Ruby to Rose: 22 of the Prettiest Red Bridesmaid Dresses

From crimson to candy apple, red bridesmaid dresses come in shades to suit all skin tones. Our edit includes 22 of the best embellished, lace and tulle designs

Model wearing a strapless lace red bridesmaid dress

Red is a colour typically associated with romance and love which is why we adore the idea of opting for red bridesmaid dresses. But that's not the only reason we've fallen head over heels for this bold colour -  you'll find red bridesmaid dress designs in all kinds of stunning shades, guaranteed to suit your whole crew.

From dark red bridesmaid dresses in shades of maroon and merlot, to vibrant pops of crimson and candy apple, there's so much versatility when it comes to red bridesmaid dresses - all you need to do is pick a shade perfect for you.

21 of the Best Red Bridesmaid Dresses in Every Shade

Planning a winter wedding? This seasonal colour is the perfect choice, especially with a red bridesmaid dress that's decked out with beading, sparkles and sequins.

If you're getting married in the warmer months, red bridesmaid dresses can totally work for that too by choosing a shade that is soft or lighter and going for shorter hemlines. 

Our edit includes affordable picks from your favourite high street brands such as New Look and ASOS, as well as more luxury styles from the likes of Needle & Thread and Reformation. Get ready for your bridesmaids to paint the town red in these gorgeous gowns. 

Red Bridesmaid Dresses

1. Amira Tie Detail Dress - £159, Whistles 

Model wearing a long sleeved red bridesmaid dress

If you want to go bold with your red bridesmaid dresses, a vibrant style like this dress from Whistles is perfect. The silhouette is simple, with blouson sleeves, a fitted waist and a flowing skirt, so the bright colour doesn't feel too much. We also love the delicate bow detail on the back. 

Sizing: 4-20

Pros & Cons: Being fully lined, long sleeved and a festive shade, we can see this dress working best at a winter wedding

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2. High Low Jacquard Dress - £139, Coast

Model wearing a lace red bridesmaid dress

Jacquard fabric gives a formal look to your red bridesmaid dresses so if you are searching for a shorter hem but don't want them to be too casual, a dress like this Coast beauty is ideal. It has a plain bodice which means it won't be too busy and the jacquard fabric adds depth to the design. Who doesn't love a bit of texture on a bridesmaid dress?

Sizing: 18-26

Pros & Cons: The full skirt gives this dress a sophisticated finish and it will flatter all figures. For bridesmaids who want a longer sleeve, you'd need to find a jacket that's cropped so it doesn't take away from the gorgeous skater silhouette. 

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3. Joanna Hope Beaded Midi Dress - £165, Simply Be

Model wearing a beaded red bridesmaid dress

This is such a gorgeous red bridesmaid dress - we love it so much we're struggling to choose our favourite feature. The sumptuous satin bow, tulle angel sleeves and scattered beading that adorn the skirt make this midi length gown from Simply Be the perfect addition to a Christmas wedding.

If your bridesmaids aren't the glitzy type, but you love the more decadent designs, this dress is a perfect compromise as the ombre effect of the sequins means it has that embellished look, without having embroidery all over the dress. 

Sizing: 10-32

Pros & Cons: For a dress with such intricate embellishments, £165 is a brilliant price! Remember to store it carefully to avoid damaging any of the sequins. 

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4. Olivia Ditsy Strapless Ankle Gown - £595, Needle & Thread

Model wearing a strapless lace red bridesmaid dress

Your bridesmaids will certainly be happy if you opt for this Needle & Thread frock for their red bridesmaid dresses. Inspired by a Victorian-style gown, it gives elements of a vintage design, yet the strapless neckline keeps the look contemporary. We reckon it would look amazing paired with a gold necklace and matching gold bridesmaid shoes

Sizing: 4-18

Pros & Cons: It has been designed with an integrated corset with boning for a flattering fit. That doesn't mean it will be uncomfortable, there are panels of stretch mesh for comfort as well as security. 

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5. Celestia Dress - £300, Reformation 

Model wearing a simple red bridesmaid dress

If you are struggling to find a style of red bridesmaid dress that works for everyone, the Celestia dress from Reformation might just be the one. It is minimalistic with a classic silhouette and the cherry red hue will suit all skin tones. 

Sizing: 4-16

Pros & Cons: Reformation is one of the more expensive brands, but the quality and finish of their pieces is exceptional. It's a fail-safe option that your bridesmaids can re-wear long after the wedding day.

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6. Pleated Wrap Maxi Dress - £149, Coast

Model wearing a pleated red bridesmaid dress with a pink waist tie

Colour clashing is a big trend in the fashion world - so why not make it a wedding trend too? The trick is to go for something subtle in its shape - this dress from Coast has a pretty pink waist tie that looks amazing next to the red tulle. It uses two contrasting colours in such a way that ensures the design doesn't feel too bold or out there. We love it!

Sizing: 8-18

Pros & Cons: If you're not completely sold on the pink and red combo, you can remove the waist tie and add your own ribbon or bridesmaid belt to personalise it a bit.

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7. Long Sleeve Lace Pleated Midi Dress - £159, Coast

Model wearing a long sleeve pleated red bridesmaid dress

For a demure and elegant red bridesmaid dress look, consider this long sleeved dress from Coast. The pleats will elongate your bridesmaids' legs by drawing the eye down and the frilled neckline is a dainty and stylish touch. It's a style of dress that can really work for all ages, making it perfect if you want your younger and older bridesmaids in the same design.

Sizing: 8-18

Pros & Cons: The back zip isn't concealed but we think this adds some edge to the otherwise traditional design and the pleated skirt offers lots of movement for when your bridesmaids join you on the dancefloor at the wedding reception.

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Dark Red Bridesmaid Dresses

8. Halter Neck Fishtail Maxi Bow Dress - £179, Coast

Model wearing a halter neck burgundy maxi red bridesmaid dress

The front of this halter-neck bodycon gown is chic, stylish and effortlessly cool but just you wait until you see the back. It is finished off with an oversized bow that sits gracefully on the nape of the neck. If your bridesmaids are walking down the aisle, it'll be a gorgeous surprise for guests. 

Sizing: 8-18

Pros & Cons: The fishtail style of this dark red bridesmaid dress will restrict movement slightly but the leg split means they can still head to the dancefloor later in the evening. The high neck also means you won't have to splash out on bridesmaid necklaces - the design shines just fine on its own. 

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9. Embroidered Midi Dress - £78, Chi Chi London

Model wearing a dark red bridesmaid dress with embroidery

Short bridesmaid dresses are fresh, playful and fun. Take this frock from Chi Chi London - not only is it available in inclusive sizing, it's less than £100 so is a great option if you have lots of bridesmaids of different body shapes to buy for. 

Sizing: 6-26

Pros & Cons: This dark red bridesmaid dress will give a youthful feel to your bridesmaids but if you want to add a touch of sophistication, pair with heels and delicate gold jewellery. 

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10. One Shoulder Slit Leg Maxi Dress - £39.99, New Look

Model wearing a dark red bridesmaid dress with one shoulder

You'll find plenty of gorgeous high street bridesmaid dresses from brands that you might not expect to cater for wedding attire. This dress from New Look isn't strictly a bridesmaid dress but you'd never be able to tell. The pleated one-shoulder aspect of the design makes it look way more expensive than it us and the stretchy fabric will ensure a snug fit for all body shapes.

Sizing: 4-16

Pros & Cons: If you have a long sleeved wedding dress, a one shoulder bridesmaid dress design will contrast beautifully with it. The ruching on this style is stunning and adds a quirky asymmetric aspect to the design.

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11. Crochet Lace Bodice Woven Skirt Dress - £139, Coast

Model wearing a lace red bridesmaid dress

Crochet lace is a lovely addition to a red bridesmaid dress and would look amazing if you are wearing a lace wedding dress yourself. This design from Coast gives the illusion of a skirt and top which creates a modern feel. It's a beautiful red wine shade that would work for all seasons. 

Sizing: 8-18

Pros & Cons: The statement shoulders on this style are what really make it stand out from the crowd. For weddings in the cooler months, a shrug across the shoulders will keep your bridesmaids warm and comfortable. 

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12. Bardot Lace Dip Hem Dress - £84, Chi Chi London 

Model wearing a flared skirt red bridesmaid dress

Just look at that fabulous skirt! This gown from Chi Chi London has just the right amount of sexiness you want from a dark red bridesmaid dress, showcased in the most elegant way. From the Bardot neckline to the dip hem skirt, it is sensational and very affordable.

Sizing: 6-26

Pros & Cons: The inner lining of the skirt is made from satin which contrasts beautifully against the tulle outer layer. This is a stand-out look for those who want their bridesmaids to make an entrance. 

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13. Cameo Rose Satin Tie Back Midi Wrap Dress - £27.99, New Look

Model wearing a satin red bridesmaid dress

Another bargain buy from New Look is this gorgeous gown. It falls so gracefully thanks to the soft fabric and superbly cut silhouette that you would never guess it sets you back less than £30. It's the perfect example of simplicity at its finest. This dark red bridesmaid dress proves that less really can be more - both in price and in design!   

Sizing: 6-18

Pros & Cons: The great thing about this red bridesmaid dress is the tie-back allows you to find your most comfortable and flattering fit. It is made from a light beige which contrasts against the deep red. 

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14. Maybelle Bodice V-Neck Ankle Gown - £295, Needle & Thread

Model wearing an embellished red bridesmaid dress

Needle & Thread are known for their amazing embellished frocks so it's no surprise that the Maybelle dress made it onto our round up of the best red bridesmaid dresses. The bodice is decorated with intricate, scattered sequins that will catch the light and the tulle skirt is dotted with a delicate polka print. 

Sizing: 4-18

Pros & Cons: This dress will set you back just shy of £300, but it is well worth the price tag. The tulle skirt is full and layered, and the ruffles sleeves are so enchanting. 

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Long Red Bridesmaid Dresses

15. Slinky Wrap Ruched Bridesmaid Dress - £38, Boohoo

Model wearing a slinky long red bridesmaid dress

Did you know that high street fashion brand Boohoo stocked bridesmaid dresses? Well, now you do and this number is up there with one of our favourites. It is cleverly designed to incorporate a wrap style using ruching that will flatter all figures, and the bold red shade will work for both summer and winter weddings. 

Sizing: 8-14

Pros & Cons: The fabric used for this long bridesmaid dress is light and breathable and the leg split allows for easy movement. The V-neckline may be a little low for some of your bridesmaids, but a little boob tape or a small alteration will easily fix that. 

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16. Bridesmaid Long Sleeve Tulle Maxi Dress - £78, ASOS

Model wearing a long sleeve tulle red bridesmaid dress

With a long skirt and sleeves, this tulle maxi dress will keep your crew warm and comfortable once the temperature starts to dip without the need for a wedding jacket or coat. It is from wardrobe staple brand ASOS so returns are quick and easy should you need to switch sizes. 

Sizing: 4-18

Pros & Cons: The tulle on this long red bridesmaid dress is magical and will look so ethereal in the evening. Reviews state that the arms come up a little snug, so you might wish to size up. 

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17. Phantasy Asymmetric Cowl Maxi Dress - £55, Club L London

Model wearing a red bridesmaid dress with a cowl neckline

This is a sexy bridesmaid dress if we ever saw one! The vibrant red hue compliments the figure hugging silhouette perfectly and the cowl back is beautiful. We're also big fans of the asymmetric straps, for an unusual finish on this dress that you don't often see. 

Sizing: 4-20

Pros & Cons: As this long bridesmaid dress will contour to your body, ensure you are wearing seamless underwear. We have a number of undergarment recommendations, along with expert advice here in our wedding underwear article

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18. Sequin Cross Back Maxi Dress - £89.99, Quiz

Model wearing a sequin long red bridesmaid dress

Your wedding guests will be mesmerised by this sparkling dress from Quiz. It is scattered with sequins from head to toe and features a sultry strappy tie back. Not only does this add to the overall look, it allows your maids to adjust the straps to their liking. 

Sizing: 6-14

Pros & Cons: This long red bridesmaid dress will certainly make a statement but it won't take anything away from yours and your partners wedding day attire - it'll only add to the overall look! 

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19. 3D Floral Angel Sleeve Chiffon Maxi Dress - £139, Coast

Model wearing a long red bridesmaid dress with 3D florals

We haven't seen a red bridesmaid dress quite like this design from Coast. The flattering sweetheart neckline lends itself perfectly to the 3D flowers that sit upon it and the angel sleeves below. It also features a gorgeous low back allowing your crew to show a little extra skin. 

Sizing: 8-18

Pros & Cons: This is a traditional red bridesmaid dress design with a difference! It's the ideal combination of quirky and classic so will appeal to many tastes. 

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20. Chiffon Angel Sleeve Wrap Bridesmaid Dress - £60, Boohoo

Model wearing an angel sleeve long red bridesmaid dress

If you want to stick to tradition, you can't go wrong with a long bridesmaid dress in a beautiful shade of berry. This style from Boohoo is just £60 so is an easy choice if you are having lots of bridesmaids who have differing body shapes. 

Sizing: 8-18

Pros & Cons: If your bridesmaids are on the shorter side, a long style like this will be best worn with high heels so the hem isn't dragging too much on the floor. Alternatively, alterations on a dress like this won't be costly as the fabric isn't too difficult to work with. 

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21. Bridesmaid Pleated Cami Maxi Dress - £90, ASOS

Model wearing a pleated burgundy red bridesmaid dress

Pleats are a popular choice when it comes to red bridesmaid dresses because they are just so flattering. This ASOS dress also features a wide waist band that will cinch you in. It has lots of brilliant reviews that say this style is high quality. 

Sizing: 4-18

Pros & Cons: Be mindful that reviews state this dress is a slightly darker red than the picture shows - it would suit an evening celebration perfectly. 

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22. Little Mistress Velvet Bardot Split Dress - £85, Simply Be

Model wearing a red velvet bridesmaid dress

Deep red and velvet are a match made in heaven as shown by this Simply Be beauty. We love the idea of pairing it with gold accessories like this model has done, and a sleek bun. See more velvet bridesmaid dresses here. 

Sizing: 12-26

Pros & Cons: Velvet is a thicker fabric which makes this long red bridesmaid dress ideal for cooler weather. You could also pop a chic blazer over the shoulders.

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How Much Do Red Bridesmaid Dresses Cost?

You'll find lots of brands stock red bridesmaid dresses as it is a really popular colour. For this reason, red bridesmaid dresses are available in prices that can suit all budgets. Our edit starts at as little as £27.99, but there are also designs that will set you back a few hundred.

What Colour Shoes to Wear with a Red Bridesmaid Dress?

If you are planning a wedding in the winter months, go for a festive metallic gold or silver shoe - this will compliment all kinds of red shades, but especially deep burgundy or wine hues. Looking to soften a red bridesmaid dress up? Opt for neutral coloured shoes that will lighten the look. For an black tie, evening do, pair dark red bridesmaid dresses with a black shoe for a super smart finish.

The perfect addition to a red dress is some gorgeous accessories. You'll find tons of inspiration in our bridesmaid jewellery round-up