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 dresses are a modern choice that prove 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 for 2021…
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1. Ivory Winslow Dress – £270, 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. The Anne-Josephe Dress – £365, Vanessa Cocchiaro
A gathered neckline gives this simple satin halter neck gown an edge. 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.
3. Liyylaa Polka Dot Cami Dress – £195, Ted Baker
Light as air with a flamenco-esque fluted hem, this white polka dot cami 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.
4. 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.
5. Antonia Sequin Gown – £475, 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 subtle check option from Needle & Thread brings the romance.
6. 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!
7. Tove Dress – £169, Ghost
A little bit Jane Austen and a lot spring-like, this lace dress has a vintage feel. If delicate ruffles and conservative styling are key features of your wedding, snap this up, stat.
8. 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 with a faux fur stole for a winter wedding.
9. Mariam Dress – £95, 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.
10. Grosgrain Trimmed Lace Midi Dress – £380, Self Portrait
Lace lovers 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.
11. 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.
12. Dominga – £280, 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.
13. The Francoise Dress – £445, Vanessa Cocchiaro
The Francoise Dress has a wonderfully unusual design and that's why we love it! The halter neck and off the shoulder long sleeves are seriously on trend and the fabulous bowed back will look gorgeous if your bridesmaids are walking down the aisle.
14. Draped Maxi Dress – £55, ASOS
ASOS is an excellent choice for your bridesmaid dresses as many of their designs come in petite, curve and tall options too. We adore this long sleeved linen maxi dress - it's classy, chic and effortlessly cool.
15. White V Neck Midi Dress – £29.99, Dorothy Perkins
Simple, sleek and chic, this bridesmaid dress from Dorothy Perkins is ideal if you're planning a minimalistic wedding. It won't steal any thunder from the bride's gown but if you did want to dress it up then a little gold jewellery is the perfect pairing.
16. Joni Dress – £525, Rewritten
The Joni Dress is double layered, meaning you won't have to worry about what underwear you're wearing if you opt for this frock - a common problem when wearing white! Part of Rewritten's sustainable collection, the wide waist tie, draped sleeves and mini train are so flattering.
17. Berlin Dress – £160, Rewritten
Not only are square necklines on trend, they're universally flattering too! The Berlin Dress also has adjustable bow strapped shoulder ties which can be worn in a multitude of ways, making it a great option if you're thinking of having several bridesmaids and love to mix and match styles.
18. Delphine Dress – £195, Ghost
Ghost never fail to impress when it comes to timeless silhouettes and they've done it again with the Delphine Dress. Cut into a gentle V neck, it has a button-through front which allows a little leg to be shown while walking. Crafted from sustainable satin, it'll look and feel luxurious.
19. Regent Cream Soda Dress – £175, Maid To Measure
With a high neckline and an elegant low back, this dress from Maid To Measure simply oozes sophistication. From the front it's a classic style for a traditional bridesmaid dress but we love how the back adds a little va-va-voom!
20. Charlotte Floaty Dress – £175, Maid To Measure
The mesh neckline on this dress is a beautiful way to add interest to an otherwise simple style. The floaty skirt will effortlessly skim the body and the satin sash is a flattering addition. Still debating whether to go for white? This gown is available in pink, burgundy, light blue, grey, mauve, navy, mint and peach too, should you change your mind.
21. White Diamante Waist Cape Midi Dress – £65, River Island
Want to go for the ultimate glam dress for a truly sexy and sophisticated look? Rhinestones and a caped silhouette 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.
22. Cut-Out Dress – £39.99, H&M
We love the cut-out sections in this H&M dress - they look so summery, making them ideal for a wedding taking place in the warmer months. Plus, for under £40 per dress you can't go wrong!
23. Knot Strap Maxi Beach Dress – £24, ASOS
How dreamy is this floaty, knot strap dress from ASOS? It’s ideal for a boho or beach wedding, with its relaxed style and flowing feminine shape.
24. White Maxi Dress – £24, ASOS
The gathered detailing on this dress makes it a real standout summer bridesmaid dress. The leg splits give it a flirty look and it pairs beautifully with a festival vibe.
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