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.
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
David's Bridal Halter Printed Georgette Bridesmaid Dress
SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $134.95
BB Dakota Tae Dress
SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $125
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
Theia Edie Bridesmaid Dress
SHOP NOW: Theia, Price Upon Request
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
Wayf The Natasha Floral Wrap Maxi Dress
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $148
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
Rime Arodaky Montsigny Top
SHOP NOW: Rime Arodaky, Approximately $335
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
Watters Bellamy Bridesmaid Dress
SHOP NOW: Watters, $330 - $400
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
Reformation Harper Dress
SHOP NOW: Reformation, $248
Monique Lhuillier Eden Bridesmaid Dress
SHOP NOW: Monique Lhuillier, Price Upon Request
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
Jasmine Bridal L204054 V-Neck Spaghetti Strap Lace Bridesmaid Dress
SHOP NOW: Jasmine Bridal, Price Upon Request
Fame & Partners The Darla Dress
SHOP NOW: Fame & Partners, $299
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
Name Of Love Georgia Bridesmaid Dress
SHOP NOW: Name Of Love, $248
Fame & Partners Escala Bridesmaid Dress
SHOP NOW: Fame & Partners, $279
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
David's Bridal Printed Georgette Waterfall Tier Bridesmaid Dress
SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $154.95
Parker Fillipa Combo Dress
SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $448
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