There’s something fresh and oh-so-gorgeous about seeing bridesmaids walk down the aisle in white. It’s unexpected, there’s definitely no mistaking them for wedding guests, and it defies traditional wedding rules if you’re a rebel at heart.
If you need convincing further, see Cara Delevigne in floaty Chanel at her sister Poppy’s wedding, Beyoncé in a clean white slip at her sister Solange’s wedding and, of course, *that* dress worn by Pippa Middleton at the wedding of William and Kate.
Whether they’re slinky, ruffled, polka dot or printed, white bridesmaids gowns are a modern choice that prove that you needn’t follow convention if you don’t fancy it. If you’re dreaming of a white wedding, look no further than this white bridesmaid dress edit…
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1. Ivory Winslow Dress – £290, Reformation
An easy, breezy kimono-style white bridesmaid dress that suits every body shape and gives maids plenty of space to move on the dance floor. It’s the perfect partner for big earrings and the light fabric is ideal for warm summer weddings.
2. Anaya With Love Tulle Ruffle Off Shoulder Maxi Dress – £75, ASOS
How dreamy is this floaty, Bardot neck dress from ASOS. It’s ideal for a boho or beach wedding, with its cute ruffles and flowing feminine shape.
3. The Anne-Josephe Dress – £365, Vanessa Cocchiaro
A gathered neckline gives the simple satin halterneck gown an edge. We suspect that Meghan Markle would approve. It’s at the higher end of the price spectrum, but we know your bridesmaids would be happy to wear this again at special occasions many times after the big day.
4. Tilly Ruffled Polka Dot Wrap Dress – £310, Melissa Obadash
Light as air with a flamenco-esque fluted hem, this white polka dot wrap dress would tie in beautifully with a beach wedding. Don’t think ‘white bridesmaid dress’ means it can’t involve a design or print. You can guarantee that your bridesmaids will wear this dress again and again – it screams summer holiday when paired with wedges and a basket tote. Dress it up with a red lip, headband or statement jewellery on the big day.
5. White Crochet Midi Dress – £70, Dorothy Perkins
The crochet detailing on this dress makes it a real standout summer bridesmaid dress. The nude underlining gives it a cute, flirty look and it pairs beautifully with a boho or festival vibe.
6. Mykonos Dress – £150, Rewritten
A Grecian-inspired cold-shoulder dress that’s double-lined and VPL-proof. It also strikes the perfect balance between fitted and relaxed. We adore it.
7. Prairie Flora Gown – £385, Needle & Thread
Ethereal appliqué, floral embroidery, beading and sequins – this is as extra as white bridesmaids dresses get. If you’ve got a boho wedding in mind this tiered tulle option brings the romance.
8. Isabel Dress – £70, Chi Chi London
Simple and chic, this pleated number would be fab at a city wedding. The crocheted waistband adds detail and a flattering fit, and just wait until you see that tie at the back of the neck!
9. One Shoulder Drape Midi Dress – £119, Ted Baker
Sleek and more than a little reminiscent of a Roman goddess, this draped one-shoulder dress means business – it would look especially elegant at a city wedding. If you have any worries about the bridesmaid being confused with the bride, this is a perfect choice: it’s simple and short and will keep the attention on the bride while still being beautiful.
10. Showcase Bridal Maxi Josephine Dress – £110, Dorothy Perkins
This stunning sequinned halterneck dress is perfect for a glam wedding. Pair it with metallic heels and glowing natural makeup for an on-trend look.
11. Hollie Dress – £225, Ghost
A little bit Jane Austen and a lot spring-like, this yellow flower-flecked satin button-down dress has a vintage feel. If delicate florals and relaxed styling are key features of your wedding, snap this up, stat.
12. Sienna Cream Soda Dress – £150, Maids to Measure
A fluted off-shoulder top meets a cinched in waist and diaphanous long skirt – this cream-hued bridesmaids dress is nothing short of angelic. It’s simple, timeless and provides a plain canvas that you can dress around the feel of your wedding – team with minimal accessories for a relaxed summer do or teamed with a faux fur stole for a winter ceremony.
13. Cotton-voile Maxi Dress – £315, Esteban Cortazár
If you’ve got a hot-weather destination wedding planned, bridesmaids dresses don’t come fresher than this number. A low back and gathered waist keep it fitted while the lightweight cotton-voile fabric will ensure that maids stay cool in the sun. The gold button detail on the bust elevates it from a classic sundress to something really special.
14. Mariam Dress – £80, Chi Chi Bridal
Technically this is from their bridal collection, but this satin cowl-necked dress is so simple, clean and classic in shape that we think it’s ideal for a bridesmaid.
15. Maya Petite All-Over Embellished Maxi Dress – £165, ASOS
Can’t resist the lure of a sequin? This spangly maxi will satisfy your magpie tendencies while the frilled lace shoulders keep things whimsical. The shimmering long skirt won’t swamp smaller bridesmaids either – it’s tailored to shorter frames.
16. Grosgrain Trimmed Lace Midi Dress – £380, Self Portrait
Lace lovers need look no further – this high neck, puff sleeved midi dress is feminine without being too prim. Peekaboo panels add an edge while the soft fabric and structured design lend it vintage appeal. It’s exclusive to Net A Porter too so you’re unlikely to see many other maids on the socials in this one.
17. White Long Sleeve Midi Bodycon Dress – £55, River Island
White lends itself to seriously sexy dresses, and this long-sleeve number with a sultry thigh-high split is ideal for an elegant winter wedding or a chic destination wedding. Imagine your girls walking down the aisle with a single white calla lily and you visualise how good it would look at a grand beachside wedding.
18. Mariella Dress – £250, Rat & Boa
Flouncy sleeves, chunky dots, a plunging neckline and frills aplenty – the Mariella came for a very good time. She’ll swish flamboyantly from aisle to last dance and the curved seams ensure a perfect fit.
19. Dominga – £310, Grace Loves Lace
The most ‘pinned’ bridal brand in the world aces bridesmaids dresses too, particularly in the intricate bohemian lace that the companies’ designs are so famed for. The Dominga has some gorgeous Latin spirit going on – the feathered bodice and hourglass shape create a sophisticated yet sexy feel.
20. Showcase Bridal Emilia Maxi Dress – £79, Dorothy Perkins
A simple, Grecian-style bridesmaid dress is exactly what you need for breezy spring or summer wedding. The waist tie nips in the dress for a gorgeous fit, and it’ll suit every kind of body type on your girls.
21. Peace + Love White Feather Sequin Bardot Mini Dress – £180, Missguided
Want to go for the ultimate glam dress for a truly sexy and sophisticated look? Sequins and feather add so much texture and if the bride’s in an incredible, eye-catching dress, you need bridesmaids that match up to that level of glitz.
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