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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 30 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.
David's Bridal 3/4-Sleeve Illusion Lace and Mesh Bridesmaid Dress
There's nothing as lovely as lace for a wedding, and when modest is the goal, a long-sleeve dress is a perfect choice. This navy style features a V-back, ribbon-defined waist, and a slit in the skirt for easy movement (don't worry, it's not too risqué).
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.