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26 Satin Bridesmaids Dresses That Your Girls Will Adore

Considering satin bridesmaids dresses? The slinky fabric lights up every skin tone and wedding colour palette. Read on for satin styling tips and the best satin bridesmaids dresses to buy now

Three models wearing matching light coloured satin bridesmaid dresses, holding white roses

With rich, jewel-like colour payoff and radiance to rival pricy silk, it’s no wonder that satin is such a sought-after fabric for chic, sleek bridesmaids dresses. Satin feels like heaven to wear, glows in photos and falls beautifully, so you can see why everyone is falling for satin bridesmaid dresses.

Just make sure you’ve got satin-appropriate underwear to hand, caution the satin-loving founders of bridesmaid dress specialists Rewritten, Katie Arnott and Frances Cookson. We asked Katie and Frances why satin is ever-popular among brides and their bridesmaids, how best to wear and care for satin plus they shared styling tips to elevate satin dresses to a whole new level.

But first, feast your eyes on 20 of our favourite satin bridesmaids dresses – they’ll add polish to every style of wedding. 

20 Of The Best Satin Bridesmaids Dresses to Buy Now

1. Florence Waterfall Dress – £140, Rewritten

South East Asian woman with loose wavy dark hair wearing a flutter sleeve burnt orange satin wrap dress against a background of green trees

For satin bridesmaids dresses that are truly lit, look no further than one of Arnott and Cookson’s Rewritten designs. The fiery shade creates instant impact, the wrap style and wide sleeves suit everyone and the soft waterfall hem is a beautiful touch. 

One review said that it was, "a gorgeous colour and a great fit," - we can see it looking amazing at an autumn celebration as it will allow you to move easily, but the thick luxe satin will ensure you're not cold. 

Sizing: XS-XL

Colours Available: Forest, Mink, Olive, Rose, Sage, Sky blue 

Pros & Cons: You can order a fabric swatch beforehand to check it matches your wedding colour scheme. The waist belt is quite long so we would recommend tying it into a bow for a pretty finishing touch. 

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2. Amelia Maxi Bridesmaids Dress – £88, Pretty Lavish

White woman with loose brown hair holding a bunch of white roses above her head wearing a peach coloured slim one shoulder long satin bridesmaids dress

A statuesque adjustable one shoulder bridesmaid dress that’s stunning in its simplicity, this satin bridesmaid dress in a cinnamon shade is halfway between a statement shade and a neutral. One customer stated that she was a very happy bride when these arrived as, "The material felt luxury, the colour was beautiful, and all of my bridesmaids were in love with their dresses."

Sizing: 6-18

Colours Available: Apricot, Black, Bronze, Champagne, Copper, Emerald, Ice blue, Ivory, Mahogany, Olive, Mocha, Navy, Grey, Sage, Silver, Blush

Pros & Cons: It has an adjustable strap which means it'll be a comfortable fit for all bust sizes. If you are buying for multiple bridesmaids, it is recommended that you purchase them all in one go, to avoid any fabric shade variations. 

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3. Silky Satin Midi Dress – £100, Grace Loves Lace

Olive skinned woman with a blunt black bob wearing a dark grey v neck satin slip dress and pearl drop earrings

Made with 97% recycled materials, this eco satin dress is bias cut with a low back for 90s vibes. The material gives the feel of silk bridesmaid dresses, but at £100, they're a great price. Add bright accessories or bouquets for contrast or keep things tonal with metallics. It comes in a triple XL too, so if you have plus size bridesmaids in your party, they will feel catered for. 

Sizing: S-XXXL

Colours Available: Moonshine, Olive, Gold, Copper, Dusk

Pros & Cons: The back ties up with spaghetti straps that can be arranged three ways to suit everyone's individual style and body. You might wish to wear a stick-on bra with this style as it has an open-back and a low V-neck. 

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4. Marguerite Dress - £335, Reformation

Black woman with long dark curls wearing a fuchsia satin dress with a fitted bodice, spaghetti straps and a high split skirt, holding a jewelled pink and green micro clutch bag

Zingy and structured thanks to ruched panelling at the back of the dress, Marguerite is a sizzling bridesmaid dress in satin. Reformation is the brand to know for fashion forward couples - the structured bodice is very on-trend. She’s just the ticket for a hot weather destination wedding. 

Sizing: 4-16

Colours Available: Black, Cantaloupe

Pros & Cons: The bodice is boned for a flattering finish but they've kept the back panelling ruched so it won't feel uncomfortable if you're wearing it all day. 

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5. Esmee Maxi Bridesmaids Dress – £88, Pretty Lavish

A white woman with long straight centre parted blonde hair smiling and leaning against a smiling black woman with loose waved dark brown hair both holding white roses and wearing a v-necked light gold satin slim dress with understitched bust detail

From black to gold, Esmee glows like candlelight. The under-bust ruching and V-back create shape and definition on every figure and the sleek maxi skirt will elegantly graze the floor. It is based on their bestselling shape so you know it'll be a crowd pleaser if you're dressing a few bridesmaids. 

One shopper said, "Beautiful fabric, perfect fit wit no alterations required. It looked lovely on the day, looked expensive and elegant." 

Sizing: 6-18

Colours Available: Apricot, Blush, Bronze, Champagne, Emerald, Cinnamon, Ice blue, Ivory, Mocha, Olive, Sage, Silver 

Pros & Cons: The Pretty Lavish bridesmaid dresses have longer wearing lengths so may have to be altered if you are petite - the satin material can easily be hemmed at little cost with a seamstress. 

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6. Anya Eco Satin Dress – £100, Grace Loves Lace 

Olive skinned woman with a blunt black bob wearing pearl drop earrings and a spaghetti strap ivory satin slip dress with a satin waist tie

This recycled satin dress has an otherworldly quality. The ivory shade shimmers in the light, the ultra fine straps look ethereal and the satin waist tie can be tied in any way and position you wish. The waist is elasticated too for definition - not to mention it'll stretch keeping you comfortable all day and night. 

Sizing: XS-XXXL

Colours Available: Steele, Dusk, Copper, Olive, Gold

Pros & Cons: The cowl necklines is a subtle yet flattering finish for all body types. If you want to tie the back up with a bow it may require a little helping hand to get the fit just right. 

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7. Brooklyn Dress – £120, Rewritten

Asian woman with long black loose hair wearing an olive coloured v neck maxi satin slip dress with a long waist tie with greenery and bushes behind her

As soon as your bridesmaids lock eyes on Brooklyn, we guarantee they’ll be lovestruck. There's the crossover spaghetti straps, optional waist tie, flowing length and lush, leafy colour to consider, plus the style is available in a range of shades to mix things up.

This satin bridesmaid dress from the UK has tons of great reviews including one that said, "The quality of the satin and the weight of the fabric feels high end," and another commenting, "The dresses are absolutely gorgeous! The fabric and manufacturing quality is amazing and the designs look amazing on all body types."

Sizing: XS-XL

Colours Available: Burnt orange, Forest, Mink, Rose, Sage, Sky blue

Pros & Cons: A green satin bridesmaid dress is a really popular choice - you can discover more green bridesmaid dresses here. This dress is designed to be worn again and again, so even post-wedding, your bridesmaids will get use out of it. 

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8. Penelope Dress – £450, Sister by Halfpenny London

Model wearing a long sleeved satin pink bridesmaid dress

UK bridal designer Kate Halfpenny’s Sister bridesmaids line is unsurprisingly just as cool as her wedding dress collections and there are silky satin dresses aplenty. The Penelope dress is a particular standout – a little bit flamenco and with “epic swish” according to Halfpenny, the contrast flounce hem brings movement and fun to the party. 

Sizing: XS-XXL

Pros & Cons: You can wear the sleeves to the wrist, or wear them pushed up for a more relaxed, puff sleeve look. This dress is a little more unique than the rest, so your bridesmaids will stand out from the crowd. 

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9. Trixie Midaxi Bridesmaid Dress – £75, Nobody's Child

Model wearing a lilac satin strappy maxi dress

Nobody's Child is one of our favourite high street shops so we were over the moon when they launched their wedding collection. The Trixie bridesmaid dress is a slinky satin slip that is framed by barely-there straps and a cowl neckline - this pretty lilac shade is soft and sophisticated. 

Sizing: 4-18

Colours Available: Peach, Olive

Pros & Cons: This style can easily be dressed up or down - pair with heels and a blazer for a more formal affair, or flat sandals and a tee if it's been re-worn for a relaxed weekend. 

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10. Delphine Satin Maxi Dress – £195, Ghost

Model wearing an emerald green satin maxi dress with button down bodice

Give your satin bridesmaid dresses a vintage feel by opting for the Delphine dress from Ghost. The beautiful button-through front gives way to a split that creates movement while you walk - it's the ideal excuse to show off amazing footwear. We would choose silver bridesmaid shoes

Sizing: XXS-XL

Colours Available: Burgundy, Boudoir Pink, Slate Blue, Buttermilk, Pink, Ivory, Soft Green, Violet, Black, Navy

Pros & Cons: This dress is made from heavy satin so it won't be see-through, even if you go for a lighter colourway. 

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11. Satin Wrap Maxi Dress – £112, Chi Chi London

Two models wearing burgundy satin long bridesmaid dresses

This is a sexy bridesmaid dress that will make your maids feel incredible! It features a plunge neckline and a draped wrap waist, plus gorgeous ruffled detailing on the skirt. We love how these bridesmaids have paired theirs with white bouquets - the colour contrast between light and darks looks amazing. 

Sizing: 6-26

Colours Available: Berry

Pros & Cons: These dresses give a sultry twist on a traditional bridesmaid dress - if the neckline is too low, a few simple stitches can be made or you can use a safety pin. 

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12. Structured Satin Bardot Wrap Bridesmaids Dress – £139, Coast

Model wearing a pale blue off the shoulder maxi dress

This blue bridesmaid dress from Coast has a sensational silhouette that will suit an evening celebration wonderfully. The bardot bodice has boning that will flatter all figures, and we adore the way the shoulder straps elegantly fall. It's a figure hugging style, yet the ruching will ensure your bridesmaids feel comfortable. 

Sizing: 8-18

Pros & Cons: This satin bridesmaid dress lends itself perfectly to a beautiful necklace - you'll find lots of options in our bridesmaid jewellery edit. If you think your bridesmaids might feel a little cold in the evening, advise them to bring a jacket that can be placed over their shoulders. 

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13. Satin Wrap Floral Midi Dress – £39.99, Quiz

Model wearing a sage green strappy midi satin dress with a 3D floral detail, standing in the garden of a manor house

Contemporary and cool, this sage green bridesmaid dress from Quiz is bang on trend with the colourway and the 3D floral fastening is so pretty. The shoulder straps are adjustable so you can alter how low the neckline is on each bridesmaid and the soft ruching is a flattering touch. 

Sizing: 6-18

Colours Available: Navy

Pros & Cons: This design looks a lot more expensive than its £40 price tag, so you'll have more money in the budget for accessories. The midi length skirt makes this dress best suited for a spring or summer wedding. 

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14. Satin Sienna Dress – £1,295, Galvan

Model wearing a halter neck pink satin maxi bridesmaids dress

The Sienna dress from Galvan is one of their signature styles and although it's not a dedicated bridesmaid dress, it works perfectly for a wedding. It is made from mid-weight satin which gives it a lustrous drape and the statement halter neck is very high-fashion. 

Sizing: 6-16

Colours Available: Green, Silver, Black

Pros & Cons: The Sienna dress doesn't have a cut-out back, which most halter neck styles tend to have, so you can wear a bra with a back strap and it'll be hidden. 

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15. Satin Cape Sleeve Maxi Dress – £75, ASOS

Model wearing a sage green satin maxi dress with cape sleeves and a buttoned bodice

If you liked the Ghost style above but are looking for a high street bridesmaid dress that is less than £100, this style from ASOS gives a similar look for less. The button-down front is lovely, but it's the angel sleeves that we really fell in love with. They are whimsical and give elegance. 

Sizing: 4-18

Pros & Cons: The back of this dress is just as gorgeous as the front - when your maids turn around (or walk down the aisle), they'll be showing off a low V-back. 

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16. Open-Back Satin Dress – £29.99, H&M

Model wearing a light pink satin halter neck bridesmaid dress

Are you wearing a halter neck wedding dress and want your bridesmaids to match? This soft pink design from H&M proves that you can absolutely spend less than £30 on your bridesmaid dress without sacrificing style. The open-back has a ribbon tie that you can wear as a bow or having hanging loose - we love both! 

Sizing: XS-XXL

Pros & Cons: This light-weight fabric will keep everyone cool if you're marrying on a hot day. You can easily show off the halter neckline by having bridesmaid up-do hairstyles

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17. One Shoulder Maxi Dress – £112, Chi Chi London

Model wearing a Champagne coloured satin one shoulder maxi dress with ruching

The beauty of a one shoulder bridesmaid dress is that they are super flattering on all body types so they are a pick that will likely keep all your maids happy. The twisted waist design on this dress from Chi Chi London is unique and modern - it looks fabulous in a luxe shade of champagne. 

Sizing: 6-16

Colours Available: Green, Berry, Blue 

Pros & Cons: The contrasting textures on this bridesmaid dress adds interest and makes it a little bit different from the typical satin style. 

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18. Satin Drape Back Maxi Dress – £110, ASOS

Model wearing a pink satin maxi dress with a bow drape back detail

If your bridesmaids will be walking down the aisle, finding a dress that looks just as sensational from the back as it does from the front is important. This design from ASOS is incredible as it is not fussy, but still has wow-factor. 

"I bought them for my three bridesmaids in size eight, 12 and 14 - they were all true to size and suited each person. Such lovely material and very flattering too," explains one shopper. 

Sizing: 4-18

Colours Available: Orchid, Sage

Pros & Cons: Reviews state that the dresses come in a slightly darker pink than the picture shows, so bear that in mind with your wedding theme. 

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19. Midi Wrap Satin Bridesmaid Dress – £65, Style Cheat 

Model wearing a short mint green satin dress

Featuring a gorgeous ruffle hem, the wrap style of this dress from Style Cheat means it can be adjusted to fit every body type which is brilliant if you are having lots of bridesmaids. The spaghetti straps are also adjustable, but still look dainty, which gives extra support. 

Sizing: 6-18

Colours Available: Champagne, Blush, Navy

Pros & Cons: This is a more casual style of bridesmaid dress which will fit into a relaxed celebration. As it is a short bridesmaid dress, it creates a fun and fresh look. 

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20. Blair Back Detail Maxi Dress – £110, Forever New 

Model wearing a satin navy maxi dress

A modern take on a sleek slip dress, the Blair design from Forever New is simple making it a fail-safe option that everyone is sure to love. The back has cross-over ties that can be pulled tight, which will give support to the chest and frame all figures. 

Sizing: 4-18

Colours Available: Red, Champagne, Navy, Seafoam, Raspberry, Blackcurrant, Rose, Lilac, Blue, Ivory

Pros & Cons: It has a concealed zip fastening which maintains a seamless look, while still making it easy to take on and off. 

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Now over to Rewritten’s in-house experts Katie Arnott and Frances Cookson for the ultimate guide to styling out satin bridesmaid dresses.

Why is Satin Such a Popular Choice for Bridesmaids Dresses?

Five bridesmaids in a softly lit room with a vintage carpet all wearing different shades and styles of green satin bridesmaids dresses and holding green and light pink bouquets, smiling and laughing

Are you thinking to yourself, are satin bridesmaid dresses a bad idea? Katie and Frances give reassurance that this a great fabric to choose for your special celebration. 

“Satin bridesmaid dresses have been on trend for a while now and they are a real modern alternative if you want your bridesmaids to wear something a little bit less classic.

It's a trend that seems to be in every season and we love that satin looks great in so many different shades and styles. Our brides can't get enough of gorgeous shades of silky satin, from rich autumnal burnt orange to olive green hues, they say. In short, satin is vibrant, opulent and there’s a cut and shade to suit every woman. Plus, it’s more affordable than silk but achieves an almost identical feel and effect."

How Should I Style a Satin Bridesmaids Dress?

Contrasting materials create an especially luxe look according to Katie and Frances. “We love styling all of our satin designs with a nude strappy sandal in suede or leather, gold jewellery and a cute pearl beaded bag.

"The matte finish of the shoes works really well with the sheen of the dress. We prefer this to a metallic shoe but metallics are definitely an option if you're looking to make a bolder statement.”

Browse nude wedding shoe options here.

How Should I Care for a Satin Dress?

Katie and Frances have some golden advice when it comes to wearing satin: “Satin dresses are really easy to take care of if you know what to do with them - if there's one thing to remember when wearing satin on the big day, don't sit on the dry stone wall outside the church as this will leave you with fabric pulls on the dress!”

Noted. Otherwise, it’s happy days. "Keep creases at bay by steaming your satin dress on the morning of the wedding. We recommend buying a hand held steamer, which you can get from any homeware shop," say Katie and Frances. “All of our satin dresses are machine washable so they're super easy to wash at the end of the wedding day (especially if you spill some wine down the front). And it goes without saying that all of our dresses are designed to be the most comfortable bridesmaids dresses you can get your hands on!”

What Underwear is Best To Wear with a Satin Dress?

Ah, the wedding underwear dilemma. “When it comes to choosing the right underwear to go under a satin dress, just remember that the smoother and more seam-free, the better”, advise Katie and Frances. “We recommend going for a ‘no VPL’ panty and a soft touch bra. This does depend on what style of dress you're wearing though – you may need a strapless bra if you’re wearing a delicate strappy style”. 

Can I Dye a Satin Bridesmaid Dress?

Most forms of satin can be dyed but it will depend on the exact type of material the garment is made from. Make sure to check that your satin bridesmaid dress is machine washable, as many home-dyeing kits are water-based. 

Wondering what to wear underneath your wedding dress for that matter? Discover the best wedding lingerie sets (and our top tips for bridal underwear shopping).