Can Bridesmaids Dresses Be Cool?

When it comes to shopping for a wedding party, the available options seem to be way slimmer and less stylish than usual. Finding a wedding dress that suits your unique personality isn’t always an easy feat — and the hunt for an equally cool bridesmaid dress is no different.

Here’s the sitch. You’ve asked your closest friends to be a part of your bridal party and everyone is so excited. But what are they going to wear? You picture them all in dazzling gowns that fit in your required color scheme ( if you have one)  and can effortlessly match your wedding theme and gorgeous bridal look. However, with a lack of variety available, you’re worried about falling into the cookie-cutter trap with an expected and “safe” (read: boring) option. Babe, let’s avoid that at all costs! 

With wedding season in high gear, we’re here to shine a light on the bridesmaid dresses that won’t make you cringe when you look at your bridal party photos years from now. Not only that, your bridesmaids will feel way more confident on your big day instead of faking it, sorry!

So, without further ado, here are some out-of-the-box options for bridesmaid dresses that are sure to get a ton of likes on IG and even be frame-worthy!


To Tulle For School

Designer: Jenny Yoo

While Tulle isn’t a new concept for Bridesmaid dresses, it can look quite high fashion (while still feeling romantic). With various ways to wear the style, our take would be to include contrasting colors for a more dramatic bridal party look.


Sleek With A Pop Of Personality

Designer: Maids to Measure

Silk, satin, and more — a sleek and simple bridesmaid is always a cool option, especially if you pair it with a pop of fun like a bold shoe or a daring hair accessory.


Mix Up The Vibes

Planner: Afro Wedding

Photographer: SAO Paulo Fotografia

We’ve seen this one before, but I say take it even further. Instead of getting the same fabric in different styles, why not let your bridesmaids all wear completely different dresses? Variety is the spice of life! 

Go Bold 

Designer: Jason Wu

Bold colors are so hot right now, and if you ask me, they always have been! Do you dare ditch the beige and creams for something a little more, you know, NEON? 



Designer: Lapointe

Want your wedding to really stand out? A bridal party wearing all-chic pantsuits is sure to make a statement.



Designer: For Love + Lemons

When in doubt, a maxi dress is a timeless and alternative route for bridesmaids. Mix it up with prints and lengths, but make sure it’s as easy, breezy, and beautiful.

 As Creative Wedding Planners, we love helping our brides and their wedding parties find outfits that stand out and let their personality shine. Let’s chat about how we can dress up your big day today!