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.

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For an Autumn Soirée: Jenny Yoo Idris Luxe Chiffon Dress

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When the weather dips in the fall, this flowing dress with long sleeves and a wrapped bodice is fit for an evening affair. Dress it up with sparkly accessories or keep it as-is, simple and chic.

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For Romantics: BHLDN Therese Floral Maxi Dress

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Floral prints, an off-the-shoulder fit, and a classic shade of blush all lend a very romantic look to this bridesmaids gown.

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For Minimalist: WTOO Powell

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Courtesy of Watters

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

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For a Rustic Wedding: Floret Studios Luna Floral Smocked Midi Dress

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

The print of this dress gives off an elegant, Laura Ashley-esque vibe, ideal for any rustic wedding setting.

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For a Daring Detail: Dessy Collection Surplice Ruched Chiffon Gown

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

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

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Courtesy of Dessy

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

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Best Slip Dress: David’s Bridal Chiffon Midi Cowl Neck Bridesmaid Dress

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Courtesy of David’s Bridal

Chiffon and slip dresses often go hand-in-hand and this sweet, midi-length number is perfect for any summertime wedding (and subsequent afterparty).

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For a Flutter Sleeve: David’s Bridal Flutter Sleeve Full Skirt Bridesmaid Dress

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If you want your bridal party dresses to have a hint of shoulder coverage, this flutter design strikes a nice balance between demure but not too concealed.

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Best Back: Amsale Brynn

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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.

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For the Color Enthusiast: Amanda Uprichard Lillet Maxi Dress

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Courtesy of Shopbop

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. 

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

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Courtesy of Lulus

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

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

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Courtesy of Lulus

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

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Best Mixed Prints: AMUR ​​Alyssa Gown

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Courtesy of AMUR

The only thing better than one pretty floral print is three. Brides with a more-is-more affinity for petals will agree.

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Best Asymmetric Silhouette: Mikael Aghal One-Shoulder Draped Chiffon Dress

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Courtesy of The Outnet

The combination of a shorter hemline, jewel-tone color, and playful one-shoulder silhouette make this dress feel ideal for a wedding on the prettiest rooftop in the city. 

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Best Bright Color: Alberta Ferretti Chiffon Halterneck Dress

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Courtesy of Farfetch

This dress fits into a vibrant bridesmaid color scheme, offering a sweet high neckline and a unique hue that lands somewhere between citrus and neon.

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Best Midi Length: Azazie Amaris

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For a slightly less formal affair, go with a midi-length design. We love this timeless silhouette, made unique with a playful cut-out detail at the bustline.

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Best Halterneck: Birdy Grey Jules Dress

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

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For a Summertime Wedding: BCBGMAXAZRIA Cowl Neck Gown

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Courtesy of Revolve

Clingy dresses in a heatwave? We think not. This gown has a relaxed draped look with its cowl neck and long, open-slit skirt. The smocked bodice provides a subtle figure-defining element.

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For Beachside Nuptials: Reformation Pique Dress

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For nuptials along the shore, choose bridesmaid dresses that share some of the best elements of an amazing beach dress: a flowy skirt, delicate straps, and an open back that calls for a summer-appropriate updo.

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For a Touch of Lace: City Chic Paneled Bodice Maxi Dress

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Courtesy of City Chic

Incorporate another popular and romantic summer fabric with this lace-detailed design. Bonus: The style is great for hiding bra straps underneath if that happens to be a consideration.

Shopping FAQs

Have a few more questions before committing to a chiffon bridal party dress? We’re answering some common inquiries below.

  • 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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