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Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses: 26 Sumptuous Styles They'll Love

Velvet bridesmaid dresses add a whole new layer of luxe to your wedding party! Gather your girls and browse our favourite velvet gowns right here

Model wearing a strappy green velvet bridesmaid dress

Once you’ve chosen who will stand by your side on your big day, the next steps are to get hunting for both your gown, and their outfits. We love velvet bridesmaid dresses and we’re pretty sure your gals will too. 

These days, plenty of couples opt for their bridesmaids to wear mix and match bridesmaid dresses, often in a particular colour palette, or the same dress in a different colour or pattern. An emerging wedding trend we’re seeing rapidly gain pace is velvet and satin bridesmaid dresses - they look extra luxe and have a timeless style. 

Velvet designs have been a huge hit, especially this last decade, after the fabric made a huge resurge from its popularity in the 90s. This time, it's not about tracksuits and crop tops as much as it is formal ball gowns and pleated midi skirts.

For a glamorous, unique but stylish touch, there is no greater option than velvet for your bridesmaids’ dresses. The fabric can be figure hugging but offers a full, dense looking fabric that is flattering on all body shapes, and can be surprisingly lightweight and cool.

We’ve pulled together a selection of our favourites so that now you’ve narrowed the fabric down to velvet, you can have a helping hand with choosing the design. If you want to explore another new bridesmaid dress, what about satin bridesmaid dresses?

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Green Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses

1. Yumi Velvet Wrap Dress - £60, Debenhams

Model wearing a green velvet wrap bridesmaid dress

Nothing says winter wedding quite like green velvet and this pick from Debenhams certainly has us feeling festive. It has long sleeves which will keep your bridesmaids warm but the midi length ensures the look stays contemporary. 

Sizing: 8-16

Pros & Cons: This dress is a great price for a high quality velvet dress - if you are having a fair few bridesmaids and are covering costs it could be a great option. 

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2. Knot Plunge Velvet Maxi Dress - £65, ASOS

Model wearing a strapless olive velvet bridesmaid dress

Glamour is the name of the game with this velvet ASOS dress. It's in really trendy shade of olive green that is a popular wedding colour scheme as it is super versatile and pretty. The knotted bodice adds an interesting touch and the fishtail skirt is stunning. Discover more green bridesmaid dresses here.

Sizing: 4-18

Pros & Cons: Ensure your bridesmaids go for a size that is true to fit so they don't have to worry about the strapless neckline falling down. 

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3. Off-Shoulder Velvet Midi Dress - £58, ASOS

Model wearing a strapless forest green velvet bridesmaid dress

Another beautiful bridesmaid dress option from ASOS is this front wrap design. The neckline is very unique and elegant - ideal for black tie celebrations. The fabric is thick enough to be worn in the cooler seasons, despite the midi length and off the shoulder style. 

Sizing: 4-18

Pros & Cons: The brilliant thing about ASOS is that they offer quick and easy returns so you can order multiple sizes for your girls to try and choose the perfect fit. This stylish option can be worn time and time again.

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4. Velvet Cross-Back Midi Dress - £75, Little Mistress

Model wearing a strappy green velvet bridesmaid dress

Little Mistress have hit it out of the park with this showstopper velvet dress, part of Vogue Williams' collection. In a gorgeous, forest green hue, this strappy gown features a cross-back. We’re envisioning bridesmaids with their hair pinned up loosely and sparkly strappy heels.

Sizing: 8-18

Pros & Cons: The straps are adjustable making it a comfortable fit on all chest sizes. It's a sumptuous take on a classic slip dress. 

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5. Velvet Wrap Midi Dress - £36.99, Quiz

Model wearing a green velvet wrap bridesmaid dress

This velvet wrap dress from Quiz couldn't be more romantic if it tried. The wrap style means that your bridesmaids will feel comfortable on your big day, in a dress that can be made to feel casual with some kitten heels and a bright lip, or easily dressed up with some courts and an fabulous bridesmaid hairstyle.

Sizing: 8-18

Pros & Cons: The puff sleeves are a style that is so on trend but also creates a timeless look that you won't regret choosing for your bridesmaids. 

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6. Lizzy Star Devore Midi Dress - £85, Monsoon

Model wearing a star print green velvet bridesmaid dress

This spectacular Monsoon dress, complete with gorgeous balloon sleeves, is in a mesmerizing night-sky inspired print of stars, and velvet fabric. Perfect for a more casual wedding, pair this number with gold platform heels and a winter wedding bouquet for the ultimate chic bridesmaid option.

Sizing: 8-24

Pros & Cons: Patterned bridesmaid dresses might not be to everyone's taste but the stars on this style are understated and subtle. It's the perfect pick to pair with a starry wedding dress.

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7. Mia Velvet Dress - £245, Ghost 

Model wearing a long sleeved green velvet bridesmaid dress with buttons

Ghost are synonymous with timeless silhouettes and chic bridesmaid dresses, and as you can see by the Mia velvet dress they nail them every time. We can't decide which part of this dark green velvet bridesmaid dress we love the most - the ruched bodice, vintage buttons or gorgeous draped fabric. 

Sizing: 8-16

Pros & Cons: You'll have to spend a little more to get a Ghost dress but as we said they are a timeless piece that will never go out of style. We are predicting big smiles if you reveal these are the bridesmaid dresses you are opting for! 

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8. Spanish Moss Gown - £273, Revolve 

Model wearing a strapless pleated green velvet bridesmaid dress

We're already picturing bridesmaids floating down a floral lined aisle in this beautiful gown from Revolve. The strapless neckline is accompanied by a pleated skirt and leg split to give an effortless feel. If you are looking for green bridesmaid dresses, this dark green velvet bridesmaid dress could be the one. 

Sizing: XXS-XL

Pros & Cons: This bridesmaid dress is one of the more pricier options but the crushed velvet fabric alone is enough to make it well worth it. The pleats will draw eyes down for a flattering finish. 

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9. Velvet Cowl Back Empire Dress - £109, Oasis 

Model wearing a green velvet cowl back bridesmaid dress

We love the simplicity on this bridesmaid dress from Oasis - that cowl back is also perfect for her starring moment as she walks down the aisle. It features a pretty bow tie at the base of the neck which is a lovely dainty detail. 

Sizing: 6-18

Pros & Cons: This petite sized green velvet bridesmaid dress is best suited for shorter bridesmaids, however it can also work with taller maids - it'll just be a shorter hem. 

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10. Fay Velvet Corset Style Maxi Dress - £150, Club L London

Model wearing a long sleeve green velvet bridesmaid dress

If you think velvet bridesmaid dresses can't be sexy, well you clearly haven't come across this Club L London number. The long sleeves and maxi length keep the look sophisticated but that square neck bodice is oh so flattering. If you're looking for a sexy bridesmaid dress, this is it. 

Sizing: 6-16

Pros & Cons: The boned bodice will contour curves. It features an invisible zip fastening for a seamless finish - make sure there is someone around to do it up as it is a little tricky on your own. 

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Red Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses

11. Plunge Ruffle Velvet Split Maxi Dress - £35, Boohoo

Model wearing a red velvet bridesmaid dress

Although it would be impossible to upstage the bride, bridesmaids are sure to turn heads in this show stopping maxi velvet dress, designed for taller ladies. The sexy low plunge and slight are accompanied by a cute ruffle on the sleeve, for the perfect balance of feminine.

Sizing: 6-18 

Pros & Cons: If not all your bridesmaids feel comfortable in a low V-neck, simply pop a red or neutral cami on underneath. It'll still look seriously sexy thanks to that amazing leg split. 

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12. Double Second Corset Velvet Dress - £60, Debenhams

Model wearing a red velvet corset bridesmaid dress

Could Debenhams have gotten any sexier with this corset dress? This is perhaps the red velvet bridesmaid dress of dreams, and after the big day, will continue to keep getting plenty of use at Christmas parties. The fitted bodice and midi length skirt complete with a slit make the design extra sultry. 

Sizing: 6-18

Pros & Cons: Many bridesmaids worry about their underwear situation at weddings, with many dresses not allowing for bras to be worn. Fortunately, the thick straps on this allow for just that, and the boning offers support. 

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13. Velvet Wrap Midi Dress - £75, Wallis

Model wearing a velvet red bridesmaid dress wrap style

Sometimes simplicity is key when shopping for bridesmaid dresses - especially if your girls have differing body shapes and tastes. You can't go wrong with this velvet wrap midi dress from Wallis thanks to the easy-to-wear silhouette, gorgeous red berry hue and comfortable fit. 

Sizing: 10-18

Pros & Cons: This bridesmaid dress can be dressed up or down depending on the type of celebration you are throwing - wear with flat sandals and loose hair for a relaxed affair and heels with gold jewellery for something more formal. 

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14. Lace Mix Velvet Wrap Midi Dress - £89, Oasis

Model wearing a lace and velvet mix wine bridesmaid dress in a wrap style

 We mentioned above that velvet and satin bridesmaid dresses are a hit and so are velvet and lace. It's a pretty combination that mixes two traditional fabrics for a modern look. This lovely look from Oasis is available in blue as well as burgundy. 

Sizing: 6-18

Pros & Cons: The ruffles on this dress add a quirky and unique touch yet the darker hue keeps the look from making too much of a statement. 

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Blue Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses

15. Ruched Side Sleeveless Velvet Maxi Dress - £129, Coast

Model wearing a long blue velvet bridesmaid dress

Navy is a universally flattering shade and we adore how Coast have combined this colour with a fabulous velvet fabric. This bridesmaid dress is sophisticated and elegant - it would make quite the statement at a black tie event. 

Sizing: 8-18

Pros & Cons: This darker hue is best suited for winter weddings, however it can be lightened up with neutral accessories and a soft makeup look to work for all seasons. 

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16. Velvet Midi Wrap Dress - £85, Little Mistress

Model wearing a light blue velvet wrap bridesmaid dress

Somewhere between grey and blue sits this gorgeous slate velvet dress from Little Mistress. It's a simple wrap style but the star of the show is those beautiful sleeves. The puff design and ruched hem gives a vintage feel to the overall look. 

Sizing: 8-18 

Pros & Cons: Depending on which way the fabric sitting, this dress will appear different colours. It's a traditional design but with a few modern twists. 

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17. Fletcher Velvet Wrap Midi Dress - £65, Little Mistress

Model wearing a navy velvet bridesmaid dress

Similar to the Coast dress above, this navy velvet dress from Little Mistress is a more causal version. The midi length and draping skirt create a relaxed feel but the dark colour and sumptuous fabric keep the look elegant. 

Sizing: 6-16

Pros & Cons: The straps are adjustable so you can alter the neckline to be as revealing as you wish. The back-zip is discreet and allows it to easily slip on. 

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18. Velvet High Neck Midi Dress - £45, Dorothy Perkins

Model wearing a crushed blue long sleeved velvet bridesmaid dress

Your bridesmaids are sure to stay warm in this high neck blue number from Dorothy Perkins. It is available in rich burgundy if you prefer but this sophisticated sapphire colour is heavenly. The fit and flare design is a fail-safe pick for comfort. 

Sizing: 8-18

Pros & Cons: Long sleeves, a high neck and thick fabric mean your girls will be kept toasty so it's ideal for an outdoor wedding venue - even in the cooler months. 

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Pink Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses

19. Ally Velvet Midi Dress - £189, Whistles 

Model wearing a long sleeved pink velvet bridesmaid dress with buttons

Whistles always pull it out of the bag with their collections and this season saw the appearance of lots of lovely velvet. The Ally midi dress is really suitable for a bridesmaid dress as it is formal but will still keep your girls comfortable. We love the little details such as the buttons. 

Sizing: 4-20

Pros & Cons: Pops of pink will complement a white wedding dress wonderfully. This raspberry hue will stand out in the best possible way. 

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20. Velvet Wrap Bridesmaid Dress - £128, Etsy

Dusky rose pink velvet bridesmaid dress in a wrap style with kimono sleeves

If you love a vintage vibe, you’re going to adore this wrap style bridesmaid dress from Etsy. It has romantic kimono style sleeves and a universally flattering shape. It’d pair perfectly with a boho wedding dress.

Sizing: XS-XL

Pros & Cons: The inclusive sizing means it will be a comfortable fit on all your bridesmaid body types. If you aren't a fan of the pink, it is available in tons of other colours too. 

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21. Reformation Salamanca Velvet Midi Dress - £370, Net-A-Porter

Model wearing a strappy pink velvet bridesmaid dress

You can get your hands on trendy brand Reformation on Net-A-Porter - the Salamanca dress is a simple slip style that has been given a hot update in a ruby pink shade of velvet. It reminds us of sparkling jewels - a great match if you have a ruby engagement ring

Sizing: US0-12

Pros & Cons: Reviews state that if you are between sizes you should opt or the smaller size for the best fit. We love how this model has paired her dress with tights for a wintery appeal. 

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22. Rachel Velvet Midi Dress - £85, Monsoon

Model wearing a long sleeved hot pink velvet bridesmaid dress

Hot pink and a faltering square neckline - we're sold. Bridesmaids’ dresses don't all have to be about capped sleeves and floor length designs, and this midi velvet dress demonstrates that perfectly. For a truly romantic feel, this beautiful dress is perfect for a wedding full of reds, pinks, and filled with candlelight. See more pink bridesmaid dresses here. 

Sizing: 8-24

Pros & Cons: If you love the idea of your bridesmaids making a statement, this is the dress to don. It will look amazing with gold accessories. 

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Purple Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses

23. Velvet Bardot Pencil Dress - £99, Coast 

  Model wearing a strapless purple velvet bridesmaid

This velvet pencil dress is crafted from the most beautiful fig coloured fabric and we are obsessed. It has a form-fitting silhouette but the midi length and off the shoulder neckline still allows for lots of movement - vital for when your girls hit the dancefloor! 

Sizing: 8-18

Pros & Cons: We are blown away by that spectacular neckline - the pleats and folds are something else. Coast often have discounts on their dresses so you might be able to get this frock even cheaper. 

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24. Velvet Ruched Bodice Maxi Dress - £95, ASOS

Model wearing a wine velvet bridesmaid dress

If you love the idea of black bridesmaid dresses but aren't keen on it for your wedding day, why not opt for an off-black colour like this deep wine shade? In some light this ASOS design will look black, but under twinkling fairy lights the burgundy hue will come through. 

Sizing: 4-18

Pros & Cons: Take a cue from this model and wear with silver accessories and light-coloured bouquets for a beautiful contrast. 

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25. Velvet Bodycon Wrap Dress - £39.99, Yours

Model wearing a strappy velvet bridesmaid dress

Guests are sure to be wowed by bridesmaids wearing this purple dress, from Yours. Designed with a wrap silhouette and ruched waist to give an hourglass outline, pair this gown with silver bridesmaid shoes for the perfect, unique bridesmaid dress.

Sizing: 14-32 

Pros & Cons: This jewel-toned beauty is the perfect shade of purple to suit all skin tones. It has a midaxi hem so be mindful that it will come up longer at the back than the front. 

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26. Kaylee Velvet Pleat Dress - £139, Phase Eight 

Model wearing a purple velvet pleat bridesmaid dress

Designed with pleating details to flatter all figures and in a pretty purple colour, the Kaylee velvet dress from Phase Eight reminds us of a twinkly amethyst jewel. It's luxurious and will give a festive feel to any wedding. 

Sizing: 6-20

Pros & Cons: This dress feels as good as it looks and ensures your bridesmaids will stay comfortable all day. Something they'll really appreciate! 

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Still searching? If these velvet bridesmaid dresses haven't ticked all your boxes, how about browsing our edit of the best gold bridesmaid dresses?