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Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses: 14 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

Bridesmaid pictured with gold and white balloons wearing a wrap style velvet bridesmaid dress with a ruffled neckline

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 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?

The Best Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses to Shop Now

Blouson Velvet Dress - £75, Oasis

Bridesmaid wearing a long sleeved dark red velvet bridesmaid dress

Oasis have hit it out of the park with this showstopper velvet dress, part of Rachel Stevens' collection. In a gorgeous, sultry red berry hue, this balloon sleeve gown features a back slit and button down - making it suitable to wear in a reversible way. We’re envisioning bridesmaids with their hair pinned up loosely with plaits, and sparkly strappy heels.

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Vibe With You Maxi - , £98, Free People

Purple floor length textured velvet bridesmaid dress with spaghetti shoulder straps

Whether in the Deep Sea or Midnight Combo, your bridesmaids will be sure to stun guests in this beautifully elegant velvet maxi. Complete with thin straps and a billowy silhouette, this velvet gown is perfect to dress up in a more formal setting, or wear barefoot on the beach. 

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Twist Back Empire Waist Velvet Pleated Maxi - £50, ASOS

Floor length green velvet pleated maxi dress

If you're a fan of Bridgerton (and let's be honest, who isn't?) then you're definitely acquainted with the empire waistline fit. Flattering on so many body shapes, this striking green velvet bridesmaid dress draws attention to the décolletage and so the sweetheart neckline on this number makes it feel ultra feminine. Match this with a regency wedding dress for a coordinated wedding party look.

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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 velvet bridesmaid dress from Etsy. It has romantic kimono style sleeves and a universally flattering shape. It’d pair perfectly with a boho wedding dress.

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Puff Sleeve Velvet Open Back Dress - £99, Coast

Fuchsia pink puff sleeve velvet bridesmaid dress with a midi length and open back

Hot pink and a huge 80s puff sleeve - 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 open back dress, complete with a bow and puffed sleeves, is perfect for a wedding full of reds, pinks, and filled with candlelight. See more puff sleeve wedding dresses here. 

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Logan V-Neck Velvet Gown - £230, Selfridges

floor length emerald green velvet bridesmaid dress

We're already picturing bridesmaids floating down a floral lined aisle in this beautiful gown by Jenny Yoo. The plunging v-neck that features on both the front and back is accompanied by a sheer mesh illusion panel and moulded cups to give an effortless feel. If you are looking for green bridesmaid dresses, this dark green velvet bridesmaid dress could be the one. 

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Jolie Moi Print Ruffle Dip Hem Velvet Dress - £49, Silkfred

Bridesmaid wearing a multi coloured velvet bridesmaid dress in a wrap style with a ruffled hem, posing on a stool in front of gold and white balloons

Guests are sure to be wowed by bridesmaids wearing this multi-colour ruffle dip hem dress, by Jolie Moi. 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.

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Cowl Back Velvet Studded Dress - £89, Coast

Velvet bridesmaid dress with long sleeves and subtle studded detail all over the dress

We love the super cool studded detail on this velvet bridesmaid dress from Coast - that cowl back is also perfect for her starring moment as she walks down the aisle.

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Mel Dress in Swirl Floral - £165, Rixo

Floral print bridesmaid dress with ruched front and flared sleeves

This classic Rixo dress, complete with a flattering low v-neckline, is this time in a gorgeous vintage inspired print of florals, and velvet fabric. Perfect for a more casual wedding, pair this number with red heels and a bouquet of baby’s breath for the ultimate chic bridesmaid option.

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Velvet Puff Sleeve Mini Shift Dress - £104, Hobbs

Dark red velvet mini dress with sheer red sleeves

This mini dress from Hobbs has a gorgeous 60s feel to its relaxed fit and shift shape. The hemline, paired with the sheer sleeves and peep hole along the chest, will fit perfectly alongside a bride in a short wedding dress who imagines plenty of bows, ruffles and flowers on her big day.

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Mara Red Velvet Dress - £105, Kitri

Red figure skimming velvet bridesmaid dress with shoulder straps

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

Many bridesmaids worry about their underwear situation at weddings, with many dresses not allowing for bras to be worn. Fortunately, the thick straps on Mara allow for just that.

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Nyla Velvet Dress - £150, Reformation

Green velvet halterneck bridesmaid dress with a split skirt

Nyla from Reformation couldn't be more romantic if she tried. The skirt and bodice are both fitted, with a high slit to counterbalance the higher neckline. The adjustable halter 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.

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Daisy Cut Out Gathered Velvet Midi Dress - £155, Rixo

Floral print velvet bridesmaid dress with cutout detail at the neckline

Floral bridesmaid dresses are one of our favourite things ever, and the Daisy dress is simply perfection. With gorgeous cut outs and pops of pink, your bridesmaids will embody Rixo's aim of highlighting the female form in this beauty.

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Plunge Ruffle Velvet Split Maxi Dress - £35, Boohoo

Red velvet bridesmaid dress for tall women with a plunging v neckline and ruffle detail

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.

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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 sexy wedding dresses?