There are many bridesmaids’ outfits to coordinate with your warm-weather wedding dress and décor. Whether your special day is going to be a casual event or formal, there’s an array of modern apparel options for bridesmaids. Take a look at these ideas, which can be adapted to suit your wedding style:
If your bridesmaids want to wear women’s dresses, there are multiple wedding-worthy styles from which to choose. For warm weather, keep your bridesmaids comfortable in a sleeveless dress or a short-sleeve style. A midi dress with wrap-tie detailing around the waist is an elevated take on a classic dress style. Fit-and-flare dresses are a style that can be adapted for special occasions with dress shoes, jewelry, and perhaps even a short-sleeve cashmere cardigan. If it’s too hot for cashmere, a floaty shawl or scarf in a lightweight, gauzy fabric is another way to accessorize this dress style.
Maxi dresses for women are another style that may work for your wedding. There are solid colors and prints to capture the vibe you’re going for, and some of the maxi-dress styles are tiered for a dressy touch. Many long dresses are crafted from ultra-light fabrics such as Supima cotton and cotton/polyester blends. Therefore, these fabrics offer soft, breathable, and comfortable options from the start of your ceremony to the reception’s end.
Lightweight cotton dresses with a vintage-inspired floral print are good for weddings with a cottagecore theme. These dresses go with everything from ankle booties to wedge sandals, so your bridesmaids can find footwear that’s most comfortable for them. If you’re not sure of what color to choose for your bridesmaids’ dresses, let them choose and go for an eclectic coordinated but not perfectly matched style. Or opt for dresses in a soft, universally-flattering neutral.
Skirts and skorts are alternatives to dresses—even for bridesmaids. In fact, you can choose from mid-length and long styles, with pleated and flat-front options. Any skirt or skort can be made to look more formal with hosiery and dress shoes. Medium-height heels impart elegance to any outfit, although flats can achieve the same effect.
Women’s blouses are a good accompaniment to skirts and skorts, especially for a semi-dressy wedding. There are many styles to consider, from sleeveless mock neck blouses and keyhole neck blouses to short-sleeve women’s tunics and button-downs. A women’s Oxford shirt with a black, navy, or khaki skirt is a versatile formal option for almost any special occasion. Buttoned shirts with a lustrous, satiny finish also present a stylish choice.
Bridesmaids in casual weddings can also wear pants. There are twill-blend cotton pants that are comfortable and stylish, and they can be paired with all kinds of tops and blouses. Capri pants in white are a summery fashion choice that bridesmaids can wear with a dressy blouse that matches your wedding colors. Once again, the footwear choice can add a dressy look to a casual outfit. Wide cropped pants are another style that can be adapted for wedding wear.
Slacks are another option for weddings and are ideal for wearing with dressy tops. If you’ve chosen a country or farmcore wedding aesthetic, consider denim. Jeans and jean skirts are two bridesmaid-wear possibilities for rustic or Western-themed ceremonies.
If you’re having a beach wedding, you could even go with swimwear for your bridesmaids. There are modest swimsuits and beach cover-ups in colors to match many wedding motifs, and they offer SPF 50 sun protection for covered areas. The addition of a sun hat imparts more protection and lends a bit of a dressier look to any shoreline ceremony.
Cover-up dresses are ideal for a beach wedding. They come in a rainbow of colors and prints, and they’re available in midi and maxi styles. For a look that’s as formal as possible on the beach, outfit your bridesmaids in long cover-ups with sandals and add floral headpieces or leis for a romantic finishing touch.
More Tips for Choosing Bridesmaids Outfits
When shopping for bridesmaids’ outfits, give yourself and your bridesmaids enough time to make the right fashion decision. As previously mentioned, allowing for versatility is a thoughtful idea. If you’re set on a certain color, you could let your bridesmaids choose their own outfit style as long as it’s in the right hue. Let’s say you’ve chosen blush pink—one bridesmaid might wear a blush-pink midi dress while another could opt for a pant-and-blouse combo in the same color.
These are just a handful of fashion ideas for bridesmaids. Gather your wedding team and find out what they’d prefer to wear. After all, you want your bridesmaids to be comfortable and happy with how they look and feel. There are plenty of versatile fashion options, ranging from minimalist to bold, to suit every wedding style.