30 Bridesmaid Dresses For Every Type Of Wedding Venue

Perfect styles for vineyards, beaches, cities, and beyond

Updated 06/03/18

Photo by Justin Lane of Brian Dorsey Studio

Wherever you choose to get married, the location and venue likely has an influence on the style of wedding dress you choose. The same should go for the bridesmaid dresses—you want your girls to look their best alongside you and not only harmonize with your style, but the venue, too.

Outdoor settings like the mountains, a garden or a vineyard are great occasions to play with floral prints and fresh colors like sage, lilac or turmeric. Beachy locales call for softer hues like sea-foam green, powder blue and pink or white. Big cities like New York, London and Paris make the strongest case for black and opulent fabrics like satin and chiffon. A tropical setting is the ultimate occasion to go bright whether with cheerful tropical motifs or perky tangerine, fuchsia, and purple tones. For a ranch or lake, turquoise or warm colors like rust or marigold are beautiful.

Choosing a bridesmaid dress to suit the scene of your wedding will not only appear picture perfect in photos but is a fun way to get your maids in the spirit of your nuptials. Whether you’re getting married outside, indoors or aboard, ahead, scroll through our edit of bridesmaid dresses for every type of venue.

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Backyard

Courtesy of Jenny Yoo

An at-home setting is an occasion to go for relaxed fabrics and abbreviated hemlines. A gingham print, frilled wrap silhouette, or bow-tie straps feel special without going overboard.

Jenny Yoo Kelli Print Bridesmaid Dress

SHOP NOW: Jenny Yoo, $270

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Backyard

Courtesy of David's Bridal

David's Bridal Halter Printed Georgette Bridesmaid Dress

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $134.95

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Backyard

Courtesy of BB Dakota

BB Dakota Tae Dress

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $125

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Beach

Courtesy of Fame & Partners

For seaside nuptials, bohemian-inspired dresses are dreamy from your bridesmaids from breezy chiffon to eyelet-adorned, all in a light and frothy palette.

Fame & Partners Allegra Bridesmaid Dress

SHOP NOW: Fame & Partners, $279

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Beach

Courtesy of Watters

Watters Tati Dress

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $265

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Beach

Courtesy of Theia

Theia Edie Bridesmaid Dress

SHOP NOW: Theia, Price Upon Request

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Church

Courtesy of ASOS

It’s always best to cover your bridesmaid’s shoulders for a church ceremony. Capelet styles and well as flutter and cap sleeves are at once modest and sophisticated.

ASOS DESIGN Curve Bridesmaid Ruffle Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress With Embellished Belt

SHOP NOW: ASOS, $119

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Church

Courtesy of Wayf

Wayf The Natasha Floral Wrap Maxi Dress

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $148

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Church

Courtesy of BHLDN

BHLDN Lena Dress

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $198

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City

Courtesy of White By Vera Wang

A city wedding calls for sleek sophistication and a dose of drama—opulent fabrics, embellishments, and fashion-forward silhouettes are spot on.

White By Vera Wang Long Sleeve Cold Shoulder Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $199.95

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City

Courtesy of Rime Arodaky

Rime Arodaky Montsigny Top

SHOP NOW: Rime Arodaky, Approximately $335

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City

Courtesy of Ghost London

Ghost London Alexia Dress

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $250

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Forest

Courtesy of TFNC

In the woods, go for colors you’d see in nature like sage green or deep blue. If you’re into prints, a budding motif is enchanting.

TFNC Petite Pleated Maxi Bridesmaid Dress With Spot Mesh Frill Detail

SHOP NOW: ASOS, $111

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Forest

Courtesy of Watters

Watters Bellamy Bridesmaid Dress

SHOP NOW: Watters, $330 - $400

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Forest

Courtesy of BHLDN

BHLDN Cove Dress

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $168

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Garden

Courtesy of Yumi Kim

Your bridal party will look idyllic in floral dresses for your garden wedding from thin straps to long-sleeves.

Yumi Kim Gigi Dress

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $258

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Garden

Courtesy of Reformation

Reformation Harper Dress

SHOP NOW: Reformation, $248

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Garden

Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier Eden Bridesmaid Dress

SHOP NOW: Monique Lhuillier, Price Upon Request

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Lake

Courtesy of Watters

Easy elegance is ideal for a lakeside wedding whether in the form of a tiered skirt, lac wrap dress or whimsical print.

Wtoo by Watters 403P Bridesmaid Dress

SHOP NOW: Watters, $264 - $304

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Lake

Courtesy of Jasmine Bridal

Jasmine Bridal L204054 V-Neck Spaghetti Strap Lace Bridesmaid Dress

SHOP NOW: Jasmine Bridal, Price Upon Request

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Lake

Courtesy of Fame & Partners

Fame & Partners The Darla Dress

SHOP NOW: Fame & Partners, $299

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Ranch

Courtesy of Jenny Yoo

Earthy tones are gorgeous for this type of outdoor venue from wispy chiffon to slinky satin and crêpe de chine.

Jenny Yoo Alana Luxe Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress

SHOP NOW: Jenny Yoo, $285

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Ranch

Courtesy of Name Of Love

Name Of Love Georgia Bridesmaid Dress

SHOP NOW: Name Of Love, $248

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Ranch

Courtesy of Fame & Partners

Fame & Partners Escala Bridesmaid Dress

SHOP NOW: Fame & Partners, $279

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Tropical

Courtesy of Show Me Your Mumu

There’s no better time to go bold and bright—tropical motifs and punchy hues are perfect.

Show Me Your Mumu Jen Maxi Gown

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $118.80 - $198

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Tropical

Courtesy of David's Bridal

David's Bridal Printed Georgette Waterfall Tier Bridesmaid Dress

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $154.95

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Tropical

Courtesy of Parker

Parker Fillipa Combo Dress

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $448

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Vineyard

Courtesy of Morilee

This outdoor venue lends itself to color—pastels from mint to lilac feel fresh among the vines.

Morilee Chiffon Bridesmaids Dress with Matching Tie Sash

SHOP NOW: Morilee, Price Upon Request

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Vineyard

Courtesy of BHLDN

BHLDN Diana Dress

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $148

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Vineyard

Courtesy of Weddington Way

Weddington Way Georgia Bridesmaid Dress

SHOP NOW: Weddington Way, $129

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