Emerald green is one of those classic wedding colors that feels timeless, no matter the season. Typically reserved for fall and winter weddings—though perfectly acceptable for any time of year—this rich jewel tone will add a luxe touch to your wedding party style.
When researching the best emerald green bridesmaid dresses, we looked at a variety of silhouettes and considered everything from fabric quality to construction as we narrowed down our top recommendations. We also reached out to Grace Lee, the CEO and founder of Birdy Grey, for her insights on how to choose the best emerald green dresses and how to accessorize them. “Emerald is one of the most flattering shades,” she says. “It's a color that works beautifully with a wide range of skin tones."
Meet the Expert
Grace Lee is the CEO and founder of Birdy Grey, a bridal company that specializes in affordable, inclusive bridesmaid dresses.
Read on for the best emerald green bridesmaid dresses.
Yorformals Women's Halter Pleated Chiffon Long Bridesmaid Dress in Emerald Green
This bridesmaid dress is our top pick a few reasons. To start, it comes in the perfect emerald green hue and a budget-friendly price tag that really can't be beat. In addition, it’s a classic silhouette that flatters most body types and also happens to be super comfortable. With a more universal shape and feel than other styles, it works well with range of wedding styles, venues, and seasons.
Price at time of publish: $50+
Material: Chiffon | Size Range: 0-16, 16-24 (plus)
Sugar Lips Beloved Ruched Sweetheart Convertible Dress in Emerald
If you want your bridesmaids to have a little variety in their dresses—without running the risk of too much mix and match—this convertible dress is a clear winner. With this dress style, each bridesmaid has the ability to switch up the neckline, choosing from several styles, including strapless, criss-cross, halter, and one-shoulder.
Price at time of publish: $145
Material: Chiffon | Size Range: XS-XL
Birdy Grey Alex Convertible Dress in Emerald
This pretty option is an excellent choice for a size-inclusive bridesmaid dress. This design comes in sizes X-small through 3X-large, as well as a curvy silhouette with plus size options. In addition to the wide range of sizing, this dress has a timeless square neckline and comes with removable shoulder ties that allow you to create a bow or knot for added detail.
Price at time of publish: $99
Material: Crepe | Size Range: XS-3X
Baltic Born Madilyn Maxi Dress
For a more fashion-forward bridesmaid dress in emerald green, we adore the Baltic Born Madilyn Maxi Dress, which feels elegant, but with a 70's-inspired disco flair. The dress is made of a shimmering satin polyester with a tiered maxi skirt that adds a ton of dimension and movement. And, it’s velvet bow-tie shoulder straps gives the overall look a luxe, wintery feel.
Price at time of publish: $101
Material: Satin polyester | Size Range: XS-XL
Best for a Rustic Wedding
Show Me Your Mumu Claire Midi Dress in Emerald Chiffon
When it comes to a rustic wedding, we love a bridesmaid dress with ruffle detailing. This one from Show Me Your Mumu has the perfect amount of ruffle texture, plus other adorable details like bow shoulder straps and a tie belt. On top of that, it’s the ideal length for rustic venues, as the bottom of the dress won’t drag in the dirt of a field or forest setting.
Price at time of publish: $188
Material: Satin | Size Range: XXS-3X
Jenny Yoo Stretch-Velvet Sabrina Dress in Dark Emerald
Emerald and velvet are one of the most iconic fabric and color combinations, especially when it comes to a bridesmaid dress. Our top pick for this category is this design fromJenny Yoo—despite the heavier velvet fabric, the spaghetti straps and v-neckline create a nice balance that works for winter, fall, and even spring weddings. And, thanks to the stretchy material, it’s comfortable and easy to move in, which is important when wearing a heavier fabric.
Price at time of publish: $298
Material: Velvet | Size Range: 0-26
Best for a City Wedding
ASTR The Label Lace A-Line Midi Dress in Hunter Green
There are so many options for a city wedding, but we like something that feels a little less formal with a ton of chic style. With its textured matte lace material, length, and neckline, the A-Line Midi Dress from ASTR The Label is the perfect fit for an urban venue. It’s a dress that feels elegant, but isn't too fussy.
Price at time of publish: $32+
Material: Lace | Size Range: XS-XXL
La Femme Strapless Slit Satin Ballgown in Emerald
If your wedding is black-tie, you want your bridesmaids to stand out in a formal ballgown. The La Femme Strapless Slit Satin Ballgown is our top pick because it has a classic ballgown silhouette, yet still feels modern with the high slit and strapless neckline. It’s also a dress that works well in any season (in winter, pair it with a faux furl shawl for that ultra-luxe feel).
Price at time of publish: $368
Material: Satin | Size Range: 00-16
Show Me Your Mumu Jasmine Halter Midi Dress in Emerald Chiffon
With its ankle-sweeping length and criss-cross high neckline, this halter dress from Show Me Your Mumu is a flirty and fun option. The dress is constructed from a durable chiffon material and is perfect for a minimalistic wedding, since you don't need to add too many accessories. On top of that, the versatility of the design makes it a dress your bridesmaids will want to wear again.
Price at time of publish: $178
Material: Chiffon | Size Range: XXS-XXL
Best on Amazon
WOOSEA V-Neck Split Evening Cocktail Dress
When shopping for a bridesmaid dress on Amazon, we look at cost and shipment time, in addition to other important factors like quality, sizes, and color. This one checks most of our boxes, as it's available for super-fast Prime shipping, costs less than $60, and is the perfect emerald green hue. The dress also features a timeless silhouette and is made from comfortable polyester material that allows for some good stretch.
Price at time of publish: $46+
Material: Polyester | Size Range: S-XL
Veiled Collection Rawan Satin Maxi Dress in Emerald Green
For a more modest bridesmaid dress, we love the Rawan Satin Maxi Dress from Veiled Collection. The dress features stylish balloon sleeves that cinch at the wrists with a thick cuff band, a high scoop neck, and maxi length that covers up. Even though there's a lot more coverage and fabric than other dresses, the classic shape makes the overall look feel balanced and elegant.
Price at time of publish: $135
Material: Satin polyester | Size Range: XS-2XL
Best for a Winter Wedding
Birdy Grey Kira Dress in Velvet Emerald
Velvet and emerald green were made for winter weddings. We love this chic option because it’s made from a luxe-feeling velvet material that's super cozy and comfortable. With a heavier fabric, you want to balance it out and show a little bit of skin—this dress achieves just that through a high skirt slit and one-shoulder neckline (which is also perfect for winter, since it covers a good portion of the décolletage).
Price at time of publish: $99
Material: Velvet | Size Range: XS-3X
Best for a Spring Wedding
Lulus Simply Dreamy Emerald Green Satin Floral Jacquard Maxi Dress
Florals for spring are groundbreaking in a bridesmaid dress, especially when done right. This option from Lulus is a budget-friendly satin pick that stuns with subtle floral detailing throughout the design. The silhouette is a nod to the slip dress trend, but features a more gown-like skirt with a flirty high slit.
Price at time of publish: $78
Material: Satin | Size Range: XS-XL
Best for a Summer Wedding
Reformation Emersyn Dress in Emerald
When choosing a bridesmaid dress for summer, thin straps and an ankle-length skirt is a must. The Emersyn Dress from Reformation meets that criteria, plus it’s made from an airy viscose material that's breathable and boasts a ton of movement. The slim-fitting bridesmaid dress also features adjustable straps for a secure fit, and fun ruffle detailing on the bottom.
Price at time of publish: $84+
Material: Viscose | Size Range: 0-12
Best for a Fall Wedding
Showpo Revolve Around Me Dress in Emerald
For a fall wedding, you'll want an emerald green bridesmaid dress that feels transitional, just like the season. The combination of this flowing silhouette and velvety sheen material makes this dress from Showpo the perfect pick. Made from durable polyester material, the wrap dress features a V-neckline, high slit, and statement-making bow tie at the side of the waist.
Price at time of publish: $26
Material: Polyester | Size Range: 0-16
Best with a Lace-Up Back
La Femme Cross Back Satin Jersey Trumpet Gown in Emerald
Featuring a V-neckline with a cowl-like feel and a stunning lace-up back detail, this trumpet gown from La Femme is sure to wow. The dress is made from a luxe satin polyester with a silhouette that hugs the body for a timeless look. And, in addition to its stylish detail, the lace-up back is highly functional, as it allows the bridesmaid to customize the fit.
Price at time of publish: $328
Material: Polyester | Size Range: 00-12
Birdy Grey Christina Convertible Dress in Tulle Emerald
With its simple silhouette and textured tulle overlay, this strapless dress from Birdy Grey is one of our favorites. From the pleated bodice detailing to the sweetheart neckline, we love everything about it, including its versatility. As a convertible bridesmaid dress, you can wear it strapless with a belted waist, or bring that belt up and around the shoulders to create several different styles (including cap sleeves and one-shoulder!).
Price at time of publish: $29
Material: Polyester, tulle | Size Range: XS-3XL
Lulus Source of Love Emerald Green Satin One-Shoulder Maxi Dress
Forgo the traditional one-shoulder silhouette with this modern style from Lulus. This satin bridesmaid dress features an adjustable double shoulder strap that adds tons of gorgeous detailing. It feels like an elevated slip dress, but with a princess-seamed bodice, column skirt, and side slit, which gives it more shape and movement.
Price at time of publish: $89
Material: Satin | Size Range: XS-XL
La Femme Off the Shoulder Gown in Emerald
Everything from the folded shoulder straps to the sweetheart neckline and ruffled waist makes this La Femme gown the ideal off-the-shoulder bridesmaid dress. Constructed from durable matte polyester and featuring a ruched waistline in the front and back, the gown has the perfect amount of detail for a bridesmaid dress—it's pretty and flattering, but won't steal the show.
Price at time of publish: $408+
Material: Polyester | Size Range: 00-16
Best with Sleeves
Ieena for Mac Duggal Long Sleeve Satin A-Line Gown in Emerald Green
Sleeves are a fun way to spice up a bridesmaid dress—but you don’t have to go full coverage to achieve the look. We love this formal gown from Mac Duggal because it has classy fitted sleeves and a full-flowing skirt with a deep V-neckline and high slit to balance everything out. The silhouette is simple, yet eye-catching, and the thick ruched belt adds a figure-flattering touch.
Price at time of publish: $398
Material: Polyester | Size Range: 2-16
What to Look For in Bridal Party Dresses
“Depending on the fabric, emerald dresses can have a beautiful shine that channels the look of the gemstone itself,” says Lee. To achieve that finish, Lee recommends velvet or satin material for your dress. “Fabrics like crepe, chiffon, and tulle have more movement and flow to them, but the finish is more matte,” Lee adds.
Lee says it’s also important to consider venue conditions when shopping for emerald green bridesmaid dresses. “Everything from lighting to weather can influence your choices,” she explains. “You don’t want your bridesmaids disappearing into a dark background in your ceremony photos,” she adds.
Is emerald green a flattering shade?
"Everyone from Lupita Nyong’o to Jessica Chastain has worn emerald on the red carpet—it’s incredibly versatile,” says Lee. She notes that the hue is always a top color for fall and winter brides.
Are emerald green bridal party dresses appropriate for spring and summer?
Lee says you’ll likely see more emerald velvet or crepe in fall and winter weddings, but emerald sat and chiffon work year-round. “Consider emerald satin for an industrial, glamorous city wedding in the summer—especially in a midi length—and emerald chiffon for a more bohemian outdoor spring wedding,” she notes, adding that there are no hard-and-fast rules when it comes to spring and summer wedding colors.
How to accessorize an emerald green bridal party dress?
“Gold jewelry really pops next to regal emerald green, but I also love how elegant long pearl drop earrings look with a rich shade like emerald,” says Lee. Depending on the emerald hue’s undertone, you can pair the color with silver, gold, or cream.
Why Trust Brides
Contributing writer Jessie Quinn has a bachelor’s degree in fashion journalism. From working in the fashion closet and interviewing designers at NYLON Magazine to now writing about the best style trends for various publications, Jessie researches and sources the best fashion finds. When researching the best emerald green bridesmaid dresses, Jessie considered everything from wedding type and season to fabric choice and silhouette to narrow down her search. She also looked for dresses in a range of prices and high quality construction.