The Best White Bridal Party Dresses to Complement Your Wedding Dress (2022)

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The Best White Bridal Party Dresses to Complement Your Wedding Dress (1)

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The Best White Bridal Party Dresses to Complement Your Wedding Dress (2)

What do Kate Moss and Kate Middleton have in common? They both chose to outfit their bridal parties in beautiful white dresses. Fast-forward to 2021, and white wedding party dresses are as popular ever and have become one of the hottest bridal trends. But while white bridal party dresses make for an undeniably fashion-forward look, how can brides wearing the same hue ensure they’ll stand out on their wedding day?

The key to embracing and executing this coveted trend is to pick bridal party dresses that look distinctly different from your own wedding gown. For example, if you’re wearing a modern, strapless dress, opt to outfit your bridal party in a simple silhouette with a different type of neckline. This will create a nice contrast between your wedding gown and bridal party dresses while still looking elegant and cohesive.Another perk to choosing white bridal party dresses? White looks great on everyone. Plus, it's is a neutral hue that plays nicely with every wedding color palette from rich jewel tones to soft pastels.

From casual knee-length dresses to formal A-line gowns, read on for the best white bridal party dresses to complement all bridal styles.

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For a Summer Wedding: Reformation Puff Sleeves Linen Dress

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Crafted from breezy linen, Reformation's puff sleeve dress is an utterly charming and practical choice for warm-weather nuptials. Plus, it's a dress your bridal party will actually want to wear again.

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For a City Wedding: Galvan Satin Halterneck Midi Dress

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It doesn't get more effortlessly chic than this liquid satin dress by Galvan. We're picturing it for the modern bride who appreciates simple yet sophisticated silhouettes.

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Best Under $100: Lulus Maxi Dress

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Achieving the perfect bridal party look shouldn't mean having to break the bank. This stunning floor-length gown retails for under $100 and looks just as breath-taking in photos as other more expensive brands.

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For a Formal Wedding: ML Monique Lhuillier Lionel One-Shoulder Dress

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Show off your shoulders and legs in this striking floor-length gown perfect for a black-tie affair. Fitted, flattering, and finished with a thigh-high slit, the column silhouette strikes the perfect balance between classic and sexy.

For a Backyard Wedding: Reformation Juliette Dress

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Throwing a simple yet incredibly chic backyard wedding? Reformation's 'Juliette' dress is a divine option for ceremonies held outside in a garden. Style with block sandals or espadrilles for the perfect laidback look.

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Best White Lace: Self-Portrait Guipure Lace Dress

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For spring and summer weddings, white lace bridal party dresses are always a good idea. Not only is lace undeniably romantic but it adds texture and dimension to any wedding party look.

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For the Minimalist: BHLDN Satin Charmeuse Midi Dress

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Brides wearing a minimalist wedding ensemble should consider outfitting their bridal party in this ultra-sophisticated slip dress. Keep accessories simple for a perfectly clean and modern look.

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Best Floor-Length: David's Bridal Satin One-Shoulder Bridesmaid Dress Crepe-Back

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Your bridal party will practically float down the aisle in this flowing, floor-sweeping gown from David's Bridal. The eye-catching style is our pick for a formal spring or summer wedding.

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Most Fashion-Forward: Subtle Studios Draped Wool Midi Cocoon Dress

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For the fashion-forward bride and bridal party, this Subtle Studios dress is the only way to go. Follow the styling lead and wear yours with barely-there strappy sandals and gold jewelry.

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Best Midi: Reformation Nikita Dress

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Short bridal party frocks are perfect for summer and destination weddings. A bustier bodice, shoulder bows, and a flouncy hem make this midi number a fun and sexy choice for any warm-weather soirée.

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Most Versatile: Shona Joy Bias Cut Slip Dress

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Effortlessly cool, Shona Joy's bias-cut slip dress is sure to please even the most discerning member of your bridal party. What's more, this style can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

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Most Boho: For Love & Lemons Lace Maxi Dress

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If you're a bride-to-be with a bohemian sensibility, this laidback dress is sure to match your carefree vibe. We can't help but picture it at a ceremony held in a rustic barn in the countryside.

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Best Back: Azazie Chiffon Gown

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This flowing chiffon bridal party dress is as sweet as ever for the bride who loves romantic details like delicate ruffles, bows, and gauzy fabrics. Style hair up so as to highlight the beautiful open back.

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Most Unique Neckline: Fleur Du Mal Cowl Neck Asymmetric Silk Dress

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If you're opting for a wedding ensemble with a simple neckline, consider selecting bridal party dresses with a different or unique neckline. This asymmetric, cowl neck dress from Fleur du Mal would make a lovely contrast to any simple wedding dress silhouette.

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Best Wrap: Shona Joy Wrap Midi Dress

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What's not to love about this elegant midi dress? It features cold-shoulder sleeves, an alluring neckline, and a wrap silhouette for a look that's both sophisticated and flattering.

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Most Glamorous: Needle & Thread Long Sleeve Dress

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If you're a glamorous bride who covets designs encrusted with sequins and beadwork, opt for this shimmering gown by Needle & Thread. Its long, sheer, and embellished sleeves make it a great option for a glitzy fall or winter wedding.

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Most Simple: LizaDenezBoutique Slip Dress

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Looking for something simple yet statement-making? This exquisite slip dress should do the trick. We love it paired with matching white accessories for an undeniably eye-catching look.

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Best in Satin: Show Me Your Mumu Twist Gown

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This glamorous, luxe satin gown is an utterly elegant option for a black-tie wedding. Wear your hair up to showcase the flattering twist design and pretty flutter sleeves.

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Classic Meets Sexy: Dress The Population Crepe Gown

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Understated yet sexy, this crepe gown is a great choice for the bride who wants to create a look that feels classic with a twist. A plunging neckline and a thigh-high slit make this gown all the more alluring.

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Most Fitted: Likely Midi Dress

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Fitted throughout the bodice and featuring a ruffled hem, this midi dress is polished yet fun. We love it for the bride who's looking for dresses that feel at once classic and playful.

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Most Unexpected: Dessy Collection Bishop Sleeve Open-Back Trumpet Gown with Scarf Tie

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Your bridal party will make an exit as show-stopping as their entrance in this gown featuring an emerald green bow. This unexpected look is sure to leave a lasting impression and will make for eye-catching photos, to boot.

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Most Traditional: Amsale Off-the-Shoulder Dress

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An off-the-shoulder gown is forever timeless and always feels especially fitting for a traditional black-tie wedding. Wear yours with shoulder-grazing earrings and classic pumps for a beautifully polished look.

FAQ

  • Yes! The key to making sure your wedding dress stands out is to pick white bridal party dresses that don't closely resemble the style of your own dress.

  • Absolutely! The great thing about white is that it's a neutral hue that goes with everything from bright colors to muted tones.

  • This is entirely up to you. If you want your bridal party to match you perfectly, you can choose to outfit them in a dress that looks similar to your own wedding ensemble. But if you want your bridal party dresses to have a distinctly different look, opt for a silhouette with a neckline or hemline that is unlike your own.

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FAQs

How do you complement a wedding dress? ›

7 Sweet Compliments to Give a Bride
  1. You look beautiful. ...
  2. Your dress is perfect! ...
  3. I can't believe how stunning these flowers are... ...
  4. You two are made for each other. ...
  5. I'm having such an incredible time, thank you! ...
  6. The ceremony was so meaningful. ...
  7. Whatever's in your heart!
14 Dec 2021

Do bridesmaids dresses have to match the wedding colors? ›

But first things first, it is entirely unrealistic to match your bridal party completely. With so many different shades of colors and all the different fabric types, there is no way you will get things to match perfectly. And that's okay!

What colors make a bride stand out? ›

Pink, Blue and Ivory Wedding Color Scheme

Balance out both captivating hues with a neutral base shade like white or cream to help this pairing feel modern. Whether you lean into deep undertones or experiment with light patels, shades of pink and blue are great for couples who want a wedding that's romantic and bright.

What does the bride's white dress symbolize? ›

The color white represented purity, symbolizing both a woman's chastity and her transition to a married Roman matron. It was also associated with Vesta, the virgin goddess of hearth, home and family who was served by temple priestesses garbed in distinctive white clothing.

Do bridesmaid dresses have to match bride? ›

There are no rules and it's all very personal. One bride may want all her bridesmaids in the same style gown in the same colour, while another bride may want them in different style gowns and in different shades, too. “It just comes down to what makes you, as the bride, happy!”

Should your wedding dress match your venue? ›

While you should match your dress to your venue, we recommend matching your decor to your dress. Matching your centerpieces to your dress is a fun way to show cohesiveness and attention to detail.

Can the mother of the bride wear the same color as the bridesmaids? ›

No, the mother of the bride doesn't need to match the bridesmaids or the wedding party in general. The bride may prefer to have corresponding colors for a cohesive look, but it ultimately comes down to personal preference.

What neckline should bridesmaids wear? ›

There is a general rule of thumb when shopping for bridesmaid fashion: Never choose a dress that has the same neckline as the bridal gown. Just like choosing a dress that completely mimics the embellishments on your dress, a dress that has the same neckline as your will take the attention away from you.

How do you not look like a bridesmaid at a wedding? ›

To change the look of your bridesmaid dress, add a more casual layer on top. A shrug, bolero, or a buttoned-up cardigan could really tone down a formal dress. If your dress comes as a two-piece, you could also split them up and wear them separately.

What is the most popular color for mother of the bride dresses? ›

When it comes to color choices, navy is the number-one most requested color for the mothers of the bride and groom. Other popular colors include blush and shades of nude.

What are the most elegant wedding colors? ›

What colors can give your wedding an incredible elegant look? The traditional black and white , and gold are foreverclassic, besides, some soft colors like pink, blush, grey and purple are also very popular in elegant weddings.

What does the Bible say about white wedding dresses? ›

Isaiah 1:18 “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be whiter than snow.” The white wedding gown is not a symbol of the bride's purity. It is an emblem of the work Jesus has done on the cross. It is a mark of the work the Holy Spirit continues to do, changing hearts, breathing life, making his people new.

Can I wear a white dress with flowers to a wedding? ›

Never! "The bride may or may not wear white (maybe ivory, maybe champagne) but it's her color for that day. You don't want to be mistaken for the bride in a white or lace gown," Brandi Hamerstone, owner and wedding planner at All Events Planned, says.

Is it okay to wear a white dress with patterns to a wedding? ›

Unless all-white outfits are explicitly required for the wedding day, it's best to avoid wearing an outfit that's white or one that even features a white pattern.

What colors should bridesmaids not wear? ›

  • 10: Salmon. There are several truths to life. ...
  • 9: Gold. Not all that shimmers is bridesmaid gold. ...
  • 8: Silver. Unless you're holding a "Star Trek"-themed wedding, you'll want to step away from the silver swatches. ...
  • 7: Poo Green. ...
  • 6: Peach. ...
  • 5: Prison Jumpsuit Orange. ...
  • 4: Barney Purple. ...
  • 3: Aqua.
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How do you pick a bridesmaids color? ›

9 Things To Consider Before Choosing Your Bridesmaid Dress Color(s)
  1. Find your inspiration. ...
  2. Location is key! ...
  3. Consider your own personal style. ...
  4. Ask your fiancé. ...
  5. Consider the color of your bridal gown. ...
  6. Be mindful of the dress color and skin tones. ...
  7. Consider the season. ...
  8. Consider multiple bridesmaid dress colors.

Should bridesmaids have the same hairstyle? ›

One question you may be asking is whether all of your bridesmaids should have the same hairstyle. The answer is not necessarily. The hairstyles do not need to be identical, but they should have something that ties the look together such as a headband or roped braid.

How do I choose a wedding design? ›

  1. Think Big. The beginning of the process is the dreaming phase, so don't worry about how something will work or how much it will cost. ...
  2. Gather and Save Inspiration. ...
  3. Figure Out the Formality. ...
  4. Narrow in on Your Style. ...
  5. Pick Your Colors. ...
  6. Master the Motif. ...
  7. Don't Forget the Vibe.
20 May 2020

What is the most popular wedding dress style? ›

What is the most popular style of a wedding dress? Fit-and-flare gowns are flattering on many different body types, which is why they're among the most popular wedding dress shapes. This silhouette looks incredible when paired with a sweetheart or deep V-neckline.

What colors go best with ivory wedding dress? ›

Ivory can be matched with a wide range of tints and tones as it's a soft and neutral colour. You can match it with dark, earthy hues. You can also match it with strong jewel colours like sapphire or emerald, so long as they're not too dominant.

Is Fit-and-flare the same as mermaid? ›

What is a Fit-and-Flare wedding dress? A fit-and-flare dress does exactly as the name suggests it has a fitted bodice and the skirt is flared. It comes in many shapes and sizes – a mermaid gown is a type of fit-and-flare dress as is a trumpet.

What is an A-line wedding dress? ›

An a-line gown is fitted in the hips and gradually flares out from the waist to the train. This silhouette shows more of the bride's natural shape and resembles an “A” shape, hence the name! A-line dresses can be found with almost every neckline, fabric, and design detail as it is very versatile.

Do you wear the engagement ring on your wedding day? ›

Traditionally, after accepting a proposal you will also accept an engagement ring. This symbolic ring is then worn on the fourth finger of your left hand throughout your engagement. On your wedding day, the wedding band will go on that same finger towards the end of the ceremony.

Do men like wedding dresses? ›

The Bottom Line — Overall, 80% of the guys we surveyed say their future bride's attire is somewhat to very important to them, compared to only 20% who say it's not important to them at all. But wait. Contrarily, a whopping 69% of the men we surveyed would prefer not to go shopping for the wedding dress.

What shoes goes with the wedding dress? ›

If the hem is sparkly, then go for a statement sparkly shoe. If the dress is a clean satin or crepe fabric, then consider a clean pump or open-toe or a soft lace. If the dress is lace, try out a lace shoe.

Do I look better in white or ivory? ›

If you're fair or have pink undertones in your skin, yellow-ivories will compliment your complexion best. “Ivory is typically the most universally flattering version of white,” says Blackburn. “So, when in doubt, go ivory.” If you're not 100% sure about your skin tone, ask the consultant at your wedding dress salon.

Can you wear silver shoes with a white wedding dress? ›

Whatever style or color of wedding dress, be it ivory, white, cream or off white, even a brightly colored dress, silver shoes are sure to match seamlessly.

What is mermaid cut? ›

Mermaid or Fit and Flare - A body-hugging silhouette with a skirt that flares below the knee.

How do you walk in a mermaid wedding dress? ›

A hoop can help

If your mermaid or trumpet dress doesn't include a hoop, ask the bridal boutique for one. A dependable, flexible mermaid hoop pulls the dress away from the body, making it easier to walk in. Keep in mind that, when getting a hoop, look for one that hugs the hips and is not visible through the dress.

How do you walk in a fit-and-flare wedding dress? ›

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What are the different bridal styles? ›

Ahead, we break down the basics of six different bridal styles: Romantic, Classic, Boho, Modern, Glamorous, and Non-Traditional.

What is an A line dress look like? ›

A-line dresses are one of the most popular dress styles because they are flattering on almost any body type. The term “A-line” can also describe any dress that has a hem much wider than its shoulders, regardless of a cinched waist or corset-style top, or an A-line skirt that sits just above your hips and flares out.

What is a meringue dress? ›

The Meringue dress is full length with voluminous tiers and statement sleeves. It has elasticated cuffs to shape the sleeve and a v-shaped front and back.

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