The Best Bridesmaid Dress Trends and Ideas for 2021


Still trying to decide on a colour for your bridesmaid dresses? Whether you’ve just started looking or you’re trying to narrow down your search, we’ve pulled together a selection of the best bridesmaid dresses for 2021 and delve into the trending colours and styles for the year ahead.

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The Best Bridesmaid Dresses and Trends for 2021

There are many things to consider when choosing your bridesmaid’s dresses. You need to consider the most flattering shapes, the colour scheme and whether there is one style fits all solution. It can be a challenge appeasing all your bridesmaids, you may need these tips on how to keep your bridesmaids happy!

Since the government confirmed weddings of up to 30 people could take place from 17th May, there’s been a huge uplift in Google searches for bridesmaid dress trends and inspiration.

The top 5 trending colours for Bridesmaid Dresses in 2021

Little Mistress conducted research looking at which colours and styles of bridesmaids dresses will be most popular for bridal parties as we head into wedding season. The most popular colours were neutrals and creams which have seen a 120% and 60% increase in searches in the past week alone.
  1. Neutrals (including creams and beige) +120%
  2. Copper +100%
  3. Red +80%
  4. Dark green +40%
  5. Yellow +40%

Speaking about the new trends, Catherine Chambers, Head of e-Commerce & Digital at Little Mistress, says: “As typical wedding season is about to hit, we’re relieved to see that restrictions are being lifted and weddings are steadily going back to normal.

“It’s interesting to see which hues will be most popular and neutrals is an interesting choice given white has long been considered a fashion faux pas at weddings. However, this will give a timeless and minimalistic feel to weddings. It also helps bring bridal parties closer together as one unit.”

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P.S. If you’re a bride on a budget, check out our pick of the best bridesmaid dresses under £100.

Blue Bridesmaid Dresses

Navy is a great choice for winter or autumnal weddings. The colour and cowl neck on this Amy dress from Oasis is super flattering.

Oasis Amy Slinky Cowl Neck Maxi Dress, £85

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Navy doesn’t just have to be for winter, this cropped number is light and breezy and your bridesmaids will be able to move it and shake it all night long.

TFNC Monia Navy Midi Dress, £33

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This Topshop figure-hugging dress is classy and simple and great for evening weddings. We particularly love the cross back detail and the fishtail, plus, at this price you can’t say no!

Cross Back Fishtail Maxi Dress by Club L London, £35

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Navy is a popular blue for bridesmaids dresses, but sometimes softer shades will fit your theme better. We’re loving the fresh tones of the Maids To Measure Amelie dress in Cloud – especially for a garden wedding in the height of summer.

Maids To Measure Amelie Dress in Cloud, £175



Grey Bridesmaid Dresses

We love the elegant high neck and tiered layers of this Olympia dress in ‘silver mist’ from TH&TH.

Olympia Halter Neck Dress, £150

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Take on a darker shade of grey with Dorothy Perkin’s Showcase Gunmetal ‘Natalie’ Maxi Dress.

Dorothy Perkins Showcase Gunmetal Maxi Dress, £65 

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We love the lace detail – particularly the scalloped edging and pale grey on this Oasis Bardot Maxi Dress.

Oasis Lace Bardot Maxi Dress, £90

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Monsoon Clemence Embroidered Dress, £170



Pink Bridesmaid Dresses

There is such a wide variety of pink bridesmaid dresses available you’ll be hard pushed to choose just one. Lucky for you, we’ve helped narrow your search with these favourites.

We can’t promise you won’t get jealous of your bridesmaids in this gorgeous Maddie Embroidered Maxi Dress from Coast. The lace sleeves and scalloped edging is wedding perfection.

Coast Embroidered Maxi Dress, £149

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We also couldn’t resist this cropped, lace dress from Coast for all the same reasons…

Coast Janie Lace Midi Dress, £149

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Red Bridesmaid Dresses

Whether its a Christmas wedding or a deep-red themed wedding (not to be confused with the Game of Thrones Red Wedding) exuding romance and luxury, cherry red bridesmaid dresses are growing in popularity. For a spring or summer wedding, why not try a deep rose or soft red with pink tones to ease into complement a red theme.

Savannah Twist Neck Satin Midi Dress, £120



Aurora Embellished Gown, £410



Green Bridesmaid Dresses

It’s impossible not to love this mint green Saffron maxi dress from Ted Baker. Perfect for the warmer months with subtle, the pleating and structured neckline is a flattering combination.

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Coming just below the knee this short dress is light and summery in gorgeous emerald green to offset your wedding dress.

Coast Imana Midi Dress, £99

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Opting for mint or pale green is the a lovely way to inject a bit of colour into your wedding in a cool and classy way. This shade would really suit a spring or early summer wedding.

Maids to Measure Isabel Dress in Misty Green, £175



Ghost Satin Fishtail Sylvia Dress, £225

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Embellished and Sparkly Bridesmaid Dresses

Glittery or embellished bridesmaid dresses are a great option when you’re looking for something with a little more ‘pop’. Who says your bridesmaids can’t shine alongside you?

This sequin-top dress from Dorothy Perkins is a sophisticated and considerate option for your bridesmaids if you’re having a winter wedding. They’ll be grateful for the sleeves and maxi skirt.

Dorothy Perkins Showcase Green ‘Bijou’ Maxi Dress, £72

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Bring a Gatsby-esque touch to your wedding with this fair coloured dress and its fine sequin detail.

Oasis Embellished Maxi Dress, £150 

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Beaded Motee Cara Cowl Dress in Pink, from £195

Motee Cara Cowl in Pink Multi



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