A Guide to Bridesmaids Dresses

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A Guide to Bridesmaids Dresses

Yay! You picked your squad to stand next to you on your big day. Up next, bridesmaids dresses! I spoke a little bit about this in my “2020 MUST HAVE WEDDING TRENDS” skip over to 10:42, but let’s dive into it a bit more today.

A few basic things about bridesmaids dresses:

  • Depending on your location and other factors, the average cost of a bridesmaids dress runs from $150 – $300. This cost is usually for the dress itself, but does not include the cost of alterations or shoes. 
  • It is expected that each bridesmaid front this cost. 
  • You should start to shop 7-8 months (if applicable) prior to the wedding. 

I get asked often where to shop for dresses and my favorites that I’ve seen at weddings have come from: Lulus, Revolve, ASOS, BHDLN and NordstromA popular trend right now that I’m seeing is the bride giving her squad a general color palette and having her girls run with it. It’s so fun to see what each bridesmaid selects, it’s a great peak into their style and unique personality! 

Don’t be afraid to mix and match either! Dresses with killer slits, jumpsuits, sequins, a satin slip, lace, or a dress made out of yummy rich velvet – the possibilities are endless!

Here are some of my favorites: 

Mix & Match

Instagram Reference: @hiabbylee_
Photographer: @kayleechelseaphotography

Slip & Simple Dresses

Photographer: @samanthadeanphoto


A Sugarplum & Co. Wedding
Dress Reference: Lulus – Off The Shoulder Black Dress


Lulus Link

Pleated Dress

Lulus Link


Lulus Link



My Favorite Bridesmaid Colors:


Lulus Link

Lulus Link


Lulus Link

Copper / Burnt Orange / Rust

Lulus Link

Mustard Yellow

Lulus Link

 Let us know where you got your bridesmaid dresses! Also, feel free to message us on Instagram if you’d like to be featured on our Instagram Story for best dresses!

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