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20 Elegant Chiffon Bridal Party Dresses for All Styles

An extremely popular and versatile choice.

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Whether you’re aware of it or not, you likely already have a closet full of several chiffon options hanging inside. Reason being: Chiffon is one of the most common fabrics when it comes to eveningwear and, in the case of planning looks for a bridal party, it’s an extremely popular and versatile choice.

Chiffon is a lightweight fabric, typically made of silk or, at a more affordable rate, nylon or polyester. It has a sheer and often slightly shiny-at-the-surface appearance. But more importantly, chiffon can be translated to fit a range of different styles—ultimately to suit different wedding ceremony aesthetics, as well. For instance, a minimalist, modern bride may prefer the clean, elegant look of a strapless chiffon gown for her bridal party. Meanwhile, gauzy chiffon also lends itself to romantic ruffles and bright colors or patterns for a bolder bridal party entrance, too.

Ahead, discover the many possibilities that chiffon has to offer which will complement your wedding day and some of the most important people who’ll be a part of it.

Best Back: Amsale Brynn

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Courtesy of Amsale

Size Range: 00-32 | Runs: Runs true to size | Length: Floor-length, option to add extra length

Your bridesmaids are the ones who always have your back. Return the favor with this elegant design that has an amazing draped back detail for when they walk up or down the aisle.

For Minimalist: WTOO Powell

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Courtesy of Watters

Size Range: XS-3X | Runs: True to size | Length: Floor-length

Nineties minimalism is alive and well thanks to the straight-cut neckline of this strapless dress. The look is classic, unfussy, and effortlessly chic.

For a Daring Detail: Dessy Collection Surplice Ruched Chiffon Gown

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Courtesy of Dessy

Size Range: 2-24 | Runs: Small, size up | Length: Floor-length

This design is all about the tasteful and bold front slit. It’s playful, flirty, and your bridal party will likely be excited to wear it after your big day, too.

For a Classic Affair: Dessy Bishop Sleeve Ruffled Chiffon Cutout Maxi

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Courtesy of Dessy

Size Range: Custom sizing | Runs: True to size | Length: Floor-length

With a beautiful V-neck bodice and high-slit detail, this gown will look amazing on your bridal party for your black-tie reception.

Best Moody Florals: Lulus The Way to Love Black Floral Print Ruffled Maxi Dress

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Courtesy of Lulus

Size Range: XS-XL | Runs: Runs true to size | Length: Floor-length

This gown offers an alternative to sweet buds and petals, with a moodier floral pattern against a black backdrop.

Best Leg Slit: Lulus Garden Bliss Emerald Green Cutout Maxi Dress

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Courtesy of Lulu's

Size Range: XXS-3X | Runs: Runs true to size | Length: Floor-length

Who doesn’t love an Angelina Jolie moment, especially when it allows you to show off an amazing pair of shoes, too?

Best Halterneck: Birdy Grey Jules Dress

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Courtesy of Birdy Grey

Size Range: XS-3X | Runs: Runs true to size | Length: Floor-length

Skip the statement necklaces and opt for this delicate halterneck silhouette instead.

After Six Tie Back Cutout Chiffon Gown

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

Size Range: 0-18 | Runs: Runs true to size | Length: Floor-length

Toast to the bride and groom in this elegant chiffon gown from After Six. The dress features a tie back cut-out and a subtle front slit.

Most Elegant: Birdy Grey Kaia Dress

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Courtesy of Birdy Grey

Size Range: XS-3X | Runs: Runs true to size | Length: Floor-length

This classic bridesmaid gown is a comfortable and easy choice. Plus, the raised empire waist also makes it a wearable option for expecting bridesmaids.

Best Back: Lulu's Glam Blush Pink Dress

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Courtesy of Lulu's

Size Range: XXS-XL | Runs: Runs true to size | Length: Floor-length

Incorporate another popular and romantic summer fabric with this lace-detailed design.

Best Long Sleeve: Jenny Woo Althea Gown

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Courtesy of Jenny Yoo

Size Range: 0-18 | Runs: Runs true to size | Length: Floor-length

If you're searching for a long sleeve option for your bridal party, consider this gown from Jenny Yoo. The style and color options make it perfect for a fall or winter wedding.

For a Fairytale Wedding: Mac Duggal Leena Cutout Chiffon Gown

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

Size Range: 0-10 | Runs: Runs true to size | Length: Floor-length

If you're planning a formal, fairytale-esque wedding, keep your bridesmaids in theme with this gown from Mac Duggal. The lace up back and the cutout detailing make this dress a truly eye-catching option.

Best Ruffles: Mikael Aghal Light Blue Ruffled Chiffon Gown

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Courtesy of The Outnet

Size Range: 2-12 | Runs: Runs true to size | Length: Floor-length

For a more conservative gown for your bridal party, we love this chiffon dress from Mikael Aghal. The ruffle detailing on the skirt add a unique element to this otherwise simple gown.

ASOS DESIGN Bridesmaid Ruched Bodice Drape Maxi Dress

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Courtesy of ASOS

Size Range: 0-14 | Runs: Runs true to size | Length: Floor-length

This flowy chiffon gown is a stunning option for a spring or summer wedding. The airy design will keep your bridesmaids cool while the length keeps the gown on the more formal side.

For a Fall Wedding: Jenny Yoo Inesse Gown

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Courtesy of Jenny Yoo

Size Range: 0-26 | Runs: Sizing up is recommended | Length: Floor-length

When the weather dips in the fall, this flowing dress with spaghetti straps and a blouson waist is fit for an evening affair. Dress it up with sparkly accessories or keep it as-is, simple and chic.

Best Jumpsuit: David's Bridal Chiffon Spaghetti Strap Jumpsuit

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Courtesy of David's Bridal

Size Range: 0-30 | Runs: Runs true to size | Length: Floor-length

If you're a bridesmaid looking for a jumpsuit option, consider this look from David's Bridal. It comes in 25 different color options, so there is a shade for every bridal style and aesthetic.

For Romantics: ASOS DESIGN Bridesmaid Flutter Sleeve Wrap Dress

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Courtesy of ASOS

Size Range: 0-14 | Runs: Runs true to size | Length: Floor-length

Floral embroidery, flutter sleeves, and a rosy hue all lend a very romantic look to this bridesmaids gown.

For the Color Enthusiast: Amanda Uprichard Thaddea Maxi Dress

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Courtesy of Amanda Uprichard

Size Range: PXS-XL | Runs: Runs true to size | Length: Floor-length

Perhaps you’re not the kind of bride who’d ever choose one or two wedding colors. In that case, this pastel rainbow creation will be just the thing. 

Best Above-The-Knee Option: Azazie Amani Bridesmaid Dress

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Courtesy of Azazie

Size Range: A0-A30 | Runs: Runs true to size | Length: Knee-length

This flirtatious dress from Azazie features a pleated halter neckline and falls right above the knee. The dress is made with extra length so it can be easily altered to fit any height.

Best Jewel Tone: Revelry Sloane Chiffon Dress

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Courtesy of Revelry

Size Range: 0-32 | Runs: Runs true to size | Length: Floor-length

This emerald green gown from Revelry is a timeless and sophisticated look for your bridal party. The corset bodice also features a built in bra, which will flatter every size.

What to Look For in a Chiffon Bridal Party Dress

Whether you're searching for bridesmaid searching for a chiffon dress or a bride picking out looks for the bridal party, you 'll come across many of different chiffon gowns to pick from. As we mentioned, chiffon is one of the most popular fabrics for bridal parties because it's so versatile and flattering. When deciding on a chiffon bridal party dress, keep in mind the season. While chiffon can be worn year-round, it is more of a summery fabric because it's so airy and light. If you do want your bridal party in chiffon during the fall or winter, try an option with longer sleeves, or a deeper color like jewel tones or greys and browns.

FAQ
  • Why should you choose a chiffon bridal party dress?

    Chiffon is a very popular material used across tons of eveningwear designs. For that reason, you’ll find a range of styles and aesthetics to choose from in this material. It’s also a fabric that dyes well, so you’ll find it in a wide variety of colors to suit your tastes, too.

  • Is chiffon expensive?

    It depends on the type of chiffon. Silk chiffon can make for a significantly more expensive purchase, but nylon and polyester alternatives are quite affordable with many options starting under $100.

  • Is chiffon comfortable?

    Comfortable bridal party dresses can depend on many things—such as the silhouette or ability to wear a bra underneath—but generally, chiffon is a comfortable type of fabric. It’s lightweight and breathable, making it ideal for weddings that take place in hotter seasons.

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