So you’ve chosen your dress and now it’s time to decide on what your bridesquad will be wearing for the big day. How exciting! Bridesmaid fashion is a great opportunity to make sure your girls look and feel absolutely gorgeous. But it also allows you to add color and texture into your wedding that complements other elements of the design. While some bridesmaid dress trends are evergreen, others come and go with the times. Whether you go classic or fashionable (or a combination of both), there are lots of options for any style of wedding or bridal party.
Here’s my take on the top 5 bridesmaid dress trends for 2022 and 2023 weddings. I can’t wait to see these coming down the aisle at real weddings soon!
’90s Slip dresses. Everything ’90s is firmly in fashion at the moment. But the one look that will really dominate at 2022 and 2023 weddings is the satin slip dress. Either long or midi-length, these sleek and slinky numbers are fashionable and flattering and suit a variety of body shapes and sizes. (The bridesmaid dress holy grail!) It’s also a look that works for a wide variety of weddings, from summer garden parties to glamorous winter soirees. And if you really want to be on-trend, opt for a cowl neckline.
Cottagecore floral prints and details. Want to create maximum romantic, Bridgerton-style vibes on your wedding day? Then embrace the rising ‘cottagecore’ trend, which is huge for 2022 weddings. Think English countryside style with lots of nostalgic details like romantic sleeves, ruffles, and floral appliques. Vintagey floral prints are a great way to bring this look into your bridesmaid dresses, especially in soft pastel shades. You can dress all your girls in the same print for a more uniform, classic look, or opt for mix-and-match prints for more of a whimsical bohemian feel.
Mismatched black bridesmaid dresses. In an age where sustainable fashion is top-of-mind, it’s more important than ever to choose dresses for your bridesmaids that they can wear again and again. A beautiful black dress will always be a great addition to anyone’s closet! Black bridesmaid dresses look elegant and polished. In addition, opting for a mismatched look allows your friends to play up their personalities a bit with their choice of fabric or silhouette. One word of warning! Be sure that all the shades of black will photograph well together, as some can look a little flat if they’re not a ‘true’ black.
Olive green bridesmaid dresses. Earthy tones and greens in particular are going to be all over for 2022 and 2023 weddings, and bridesmaid dress trends are no exception. Olive green is the frontrunner. It’s a versatile tone that suits most skin tones and can act as a neutral against other colors. So if you have a bright palette but want to keep your bridesmaids in a more classic shade, it’s a great option. Olive can also work well as a mix-and-match dress color along with other green tones.
Champagne pink bridesmaid dresses. Neutrals like taupe and champagne are also rising bridesmaid dress trends. If you want a slightly more romantic take on these shades, champagne pink is the perfect balance. It’s a very flattering shade, with a light and airy look, but glamorous enough to work for a more formal setting. Dress all your girls in this shade or ask them to choose their own dresses from a palette of rose gold, copper, pearl, ivory, and champagne pink tones. Gorgeous!
Which of these bridesmaid dress trends for 2022 and 2023 weddings is your fave? I can’t choose!