Bridesmaid's duties come with a lot of responsibility, but one of the most enjoyable aspects is dressing up and standing alongside the happy couple as they say, "I do." Such a love-filled occasion, of course, calls for a beautiful dress — one that's most often chosen by the bride. Whether the bride's taste tends more conservative or the couple has selected a traditional venue that calls for total sophistication, a modest bridesmaid dress is undoubtedly best. Think high necklines, covered shoulders and sleeves, and longer hemlines.
As a bridesmaid, this doesn't mean you'll look frumpy or unfashionable. Quite the opposite as many modest bridesmaid dresses are sleek, timeless, and incredibly elegant — what more could you ask for in occasion attire? Even better, the latest fashion trends take inspiration from decades past, including high necklines and long puffed sleeves á la the '80s and '90s.
From pretty pastels to elegant jewel tones, flutter sleeves to trendy puffs, and knee-length, midi, and maxi lengths, keep scrolling to discover 16 beautiful modest bridesmaid dresses for every budget.
Lulus Glamour Galore Blush Pink Button Back Maxi Dress
This blush dress is beautiful for a spring or summer wedding and comes in a range of sizes, from XS to 3X. The minimal design is pretty as ever, featuring a bateau neckline, three-quarter length sleeves, a scoop back decorated with a row of covered buttons.
Birdy Grey Kae Chiffon Dress
Sweet and sophisticated, this airy chiffon dress comes in tons of colors, whether you're part of a matching bridesmaid lineup or a mix-and-match group. Fun fact: the floor-sweeping skirt features iPhone-friendly side pockets—we love to see it!
Coyan Pia Dress
You'll stun in this luxurious silk satin gown, which offers modest coverage thanks to the high neckline and cap sleeves. A side slit gives it a modern touch without feeling revealing — you'll be able to dance the night away in this number!
Azazie Kara Bridesmaid Dress
Pretty pleats and beaded detailing gives this bridesmaid's dress stand-out quality. Whoever said modest dresses were boring, never set eyes on this number!
Reformation Winslow Dress Es
This wrap dress features dramatic kimono sleeves, a flattering V-neckline, and semi-sheer toeing modern and modest lines. For more coverage, opt for a full-length slip underneath.
ML Monique Lhuillier Lace Tiered Midi Dress
Lean into romance with this lace midi dress with a beautifully tiered skirt, rounded neckline, and tie waist. Though the puffed sleeves are sheer, the rest of the dress is fully lined.
Wayf The Bea Faux Wrap V-Neck Dress
With puffed sleeves and a faux-wrap design, this dress is at once timeless and modern. The full-length satin silhouette is perfectly elegant for a wedding while being versatile for many more events down the line.
DB Studio T-Shirt Sleeve Stretch Crepe Dress with Slit
Simple, yet so elegant, this cap-sleeve gown is a classic stunner. The luxe stretch crepe fabric is wildly comfortable, while the scooped back and slit modernize the overall look.
Show Me Your Mumu Emily Empire Maxi Dress
This emerald green gown is stunning for a fall or winter wedding, featuring a comfortable empire waist and sheer flutter sleeves. It also comes in a range of colors from pretty pastels to other jewel tones, even black and white!
ASOS DESIGN Curve Maxi Dress with Batwing Sleeve and Wrap Waist in Satin
This under-$100 dress epitomized modern elegance, featuring a round neckline, batwing sleeves, and a wrap-waist design. Style yours with silver for a black-tie wedding, and don't forget the jewels!
Eloquii Flare Sleeve Wrap Dress
For a daytime wedding in the spring or summer, this frilled wrap dress is spot on. The cascading ruffles and high-low hemline feel utterly fresh, while the midi silhouette and sleeves ensure total sophistication.
Amsale Marie Dress
With a cowl neckline dress and cap sleeves, this A-line dress is so elegant in liquid satin. Even better is the pretty shade of slate, which works well in any season.
Watters Jay Dress
For a luxe look in fall and winter, it doesn't get more exquisite than sumptuous velvet. This dress features a high neckline and cap sleeves with a back cut-out for an unexpected touch.
Jenny Packham Flutter Sleeve Open Back Chiffon Cocktail Dress
A modest bridesmaid dress doesn't have to be floor-grazing, as proven by this knee-length silhouette by Jenny Packham. The high neckline and defined waist are elegantly offset by the open back — a lovely option for a day or evening wedding in any season.
A.L.C. Isabella Dress
Modest, but make it fashion-forward in this stretch satin midi dress. With a mock neck, long, puffed sleeves, and ruched detailing, you'll stand out in the distinctive but still-demure design.
English Factory Swiss Dot Smocked Maxi Dress
This sweet swiss dot frock is utterly romantic for a garden or backyard wedding. Wear yours with simple strappy block heels to round out this effortlessly chic look.