Yellow is one of those colors that easily intimidates a lot of women. Often thought of as challenging to pull off, it’s truthfully quite flattering on every skin tone. If you’re thinking of selecting yellow bridesmaid dresses, we’re definitely here for it. Because yellow befits such a range, we love it as a color spectrum to suit the mélange of complexions your bridal party is likely made up of, blending sorbet shades bended with highly pigmented hues. Of course, the brightest neon versions can be alarming (especially for a wedding), but shades like pineapple, canary, and dandelion are gorgeous options for bridesmaids. To wit, yellow is a major color trend this spring, making it a prime choice for a forward bridal party look, seen across designer collection from Oscar de la Renta to Tom Ford to Marc Jacobs.
Entirely cheerful, yellow bridesmaid dresses come pale and pretty or bold and brilliant; the color is beyond stunning for a warm weather wedding in the spring or summer. The trick for pulling off yellow with aplomb is selecting the right shade for each complexion. For fair ladies, a pastel like cream, banana, or daffodil is a soft compliment that won’t wash you out. Medium or olive skin tones look gorgeous in warmer tones like honey, mustard, or butterscotch while dark complexions appear radiant in a vibrant lemon or chartreuse.
Thanks to the trendiness of yellow, a range of labels that extend beyond traditional wedding retailers are putting out fresh silhouettes from bow-adorned minis to cold-shoulder midis to tiered maxis. Opting for a print in the hue is a stylish way to rock it, too—choose from sweeping chiffon to high-shine satin to elegant crêpe. Whether you pick printed or solid dresses (a mix of both looks amazing in a bridal lineup, too!), your bridesmaids will find they can wear their yellow dress again for myriad occasions as a wedding guest, for date night, or at a summer soiree.
From one-shoulder necklines to long-sleeve to strapless in a range of mini, midi, and maxi lengths, you’re sure to spot a yellow bridesmaid dress you and your ’maids will love. Whether you opt for a style from a bridal retailer or go for a contemporary label, ahead you’ll find a ton of affordable options all the way to a few splurge-worthy spends.
Scroll through for 33 yellow bridesmaid dresses you and your bridesmaids are sure to love.
Isadora Bow Detail Midi Dress, $196, Susana Monaco available at Shopbop
A-Line/Princess One-Shoulder Floor-Length Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress With Ruffle, $98, JJ's House
Verbena off-the-shoulder dress in Buttercup, $388, The Reformation
Accassia Dress, $305, BAUM UND PFERDGARTEN available at Shopbop
Alanna Luxe Chiffon Dress, $285, Jenny Yoo available at Nordstrom
B153057 Long Sweetheart Neckline Lace & Poly Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress, price upon request, Jasmine Bridal
Angie Dress, $148, BHLDN
Bridesmaid Style JP1006, $242, Jenny Packham available at The Dessy Group
Bridesmaid Dress 6763, $263, After Six available at The Dessy Group
Chantilly Lace and Tulle Short Bridesmaid Dress, $119.95, David's Bridal
Bombay Bridesmaid Dress, $250, Ivy & Aster
Chiffon Sheath Bridesmaid Dress with Beaded Straps, $149.95, David's Bridal
Cold-Shoulder Printed Pleated Chiffon Maxi Dress, $715, Self-Portrait available at Orchard Mile
Cutout Detail Satin Gown, $358, La Femme available at Nordstrom
Cold-Shoulder Crinkle Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress, $129.95, David's Bridal
Brigitte Dress, $148, BHLDN
Effie Tea Dress, $80, Topshop
Daphne Dress, $220, BHLDN
Kelli Cold Shoulder Chiffon Dressm $270, Jenny Yoo available at Nordstrom
Halter Neck Tiered Bow Back Maxi Dress, $92, ASOS
Making Waves Dress, $285, C/Meo Collective available at Fashion Bunker
Michelle Scuba Tie Waist Midi Skater Dress, $29.40, Boohoo Bridesmaids
Plus Midi Wrap Dress With Knot Front, $198, TTYA available at ASOS
Rhea Gown, $218, NBD available at Revolve
Romantic Lace Bridesmaid Dress with Illusion Back and Matching Satin Tie Sash, price upon request, Morilee
Style 2970, $284, Dessy Collection
Style D691, $210, Alfred Sung available at The Dessy Group
Style: 1533S Bridesmaid Dress, price upon request, Allure Bridals
Vince Camuto Bow Neck Dress, $138, Vince Camuto available at Dillard's
The Valley Dress, $254, Fame and Partners
Y-Neck Long Mesh Dress, $139.95, David's Bridal
Semi-Sheer Tulip Maxi Dress, $24.90, Forever21
Coast Illy Ruffle Maxi Dress, $236, ASOS