30 Junior Bridesmaid Dresses for Every Age

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A bridal party can be as large or pared-back as you please. While some brides opt for a small group of friends to accompany her down the aisle, others seize the opportunity to incorporate all those most important in their lives in the big day—including those of the younger variety. Specifically, junior bridesmaids are a thoughtful way to honor the young women you hold dearest.

The age range for a junior bridesmaid is typically between eight and 16 and can be anyone from a younger sister to a daughter to a cousin or niece, there are no rules! An easy rule of thumb is that a junior bridesmaid is typically too old to be a flower girl but too young to be a bridesmaid. If you've made the decision to have junior bridesmaids in your wedding, the next course of action is to determine what they'll be wearing for the ceremony.

If you're not up-to-speed on all of the latest shopping destinations for tweens (understandable), then our roundup of 30 cute junior bridesmaid dresses will be your guide. 

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David’s Bridal High Neck Crinkle Chiffon Junior Bridesmaid Dress

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A halter neckline is a great choice for junior bridesmaids as it’s on the more conservative side. This pretty shade of steel blue is a great fit for any season of the year.

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ASTR the Label Sonnet Puff Sleeve Midi Dress

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Hop aboard the puff-sleeve trend train and dress your junior bridesmaids in this stylish midi. The shade of green feels right for any time of the year.

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Amsale Corinne Dress

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A modest option, Amsale's Corinne dress is a great pick for the young members of your bridal party. But don't the simplicity fool you—the cowl neck and slit skirt add some playful sophistication.

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Mango Midi Floral Dress

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If your wedding has a distinct boho vibe to it, then your junior bridesmaid dresses should reflect that. This earthy floral dress is a cool, casual pick.

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David’s Bridal Cap Sleeve Lace and Mesh Dress

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If your ceremony is on the more formal side, this floor-length gown featuring lace and pleating is ideal. Plus, the skirt is perfect for twirling on the dance floor.

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Azazie Daphne Dress

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Simple in design, this floor-length frock is feminine and fun thanks to the flutter sleeves. A versatile pick with strong group photograph potential.

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Christy Dawn The Dawn Dress

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Getting married outdoors? In a garden, even? This easy-breezy floral dress should do the trick. 

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Azazie Oceana Dress

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Keep things classic with this v-neck floor-length gown. To add a delicate finish, add in a string of pearls.

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David’s Bridal Surplice Tank Long Chiffon Junior Bridesmaid Dress

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Ballet pink for the win! There’s no going wrong with this gorgeous gown, just add flats or a low heel.

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Dessy Bow Strap Juniors Dress

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The shoulder ties and tiered ruffles make this mint dress feel unique and stylish. Plus, the color is to die for.

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Birdy Grey Kiko Dress

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While Birdy Grey is traditionally intended for bridesmaids, their selection of dresses come in smaller size runs and could be tailored to fit a petite frame. This particular frock would look great on a teen.

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Amsale Henley Dress

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This lilac look was practically made for a spring or summer nuptials. Have your junior bridesmaid wear fun shoes of her choice to make this outfit her own.

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Adrianna Papell Art Deco Blouson Beaded Gown

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Let your junior bridesmaid sparkle in this Adrianna Papell number. The Art Deco-inspired detailing makes this a fitting choice for a vintage-themed soiree.

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Dessy Cold Shoulder Chiffon Flower Girl Dress

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For junior bridesmaids on the older side, an off-the-shoulder dress with straps is a fitting pick. Plus, the ruffles on this one are a nice touch.

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Free People Wednesday Maxi

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Whether it’s a garden wedding or nuptials in a far-flung destination, a bridal party in effortless dresses like this one is a good match for the wanderlust-inspired bride.

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David’s Bridal Cap Sleeve Lace and Flowing Dress

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A cute cap-sleeve dress with lace and flowing mesh—what’s not to love?

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Etsy Sequin Junior Bridesmaid Dress

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If you’re all about a bold moment, then let that trickle down to your junior bridesmaid and have her wear this glamorous sequin and tulle gown. 

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Us Angels Sleeveless Chiffon Dress

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If you’re having your bridal party also wear white, this is a cute pick for the junior bridesmaid dress. It subtly nods to a Grecian style that’s well-suited for a wedding.

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Lulus Air of Romance Maxi Dress

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Burgundy is a common color motif for weddings and this maxi dress is a solid choice for that palette. 

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David’s Bridal Open-Back Lace Junior Bridesmaid Dress

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A cheery yellow hue is a fun pick for junior bridesmaids, particularly this lace frock from David’s Bridal. Bring on the sunshine!

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Zara Velvet Jumpsuit

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Think outside of the box and consider a jumpsuit for your junior bridesmaids. This velvet version from Zara would be good during the colder months of the year.

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Lily Pulitzer Girls Mini Darlah Dress

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You can’t beat lace, especially when it’s crafted in a charming junior bridesmaid dress, like this one. 

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Roxy Venture Free Ruffle Cinched Waist Detail Maxi Dress

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If you’re having a beach wedding and want the bridal party’s style to reflect that ease, consider this casual dress for your junior bridesmaid dress. It’s effortless and oh-so-beachy.

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I.N. San Francisco Scalloped Lace Fitted Midi Dress

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The scallops give this lace dress an elevated finish as does the slim silhouette and burnt red hue. 

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White by Vera Wang One-Shoulder Junior Bridesmaid Dress

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The one-shoulder silhouette on this junior bridesmaid dress is balanced by the single strap on the alternate side. It’s a subtle touch that makes a noticeable difference.

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Zara Velvet Dress with Balloon Sleeves

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Between the velvet material and deep maroon shade, this Zara dress is perfect for a winter wedding.

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White by Vera Wang V-Neck Halter Junior Bridesmaid Dress

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A powdery blue dress with a v-neck silhouette and floor-length hemline, this option offers it all. Plus, the color would look so pretty with white flowers.

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Needle & Thread Wild Rose Ruffle Dress

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If you're looking for a whimsy option (and something suited for someone younger), allow us to introduce you to Needle &Thread's ruffle dress. In a cream color, this is the perfect complement to a bridal party sporting neutral shades.

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Lulu’s Black Eyelet Lace Short Sleeve Maxi Dress

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A simple black dress with infinite potential, this maxi is like a blank canvas; add in whatever accessories or flowers you want to personalize the look.

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Azazie Cecile Dress

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This halter dress is particularly enticing due to its zippy shade of lime. The dress feels aligned with a youthful aesthetic.

Shopping FAQs

Searching for a junior bridesmaid dress? Here are three frequently asked questions, answered!

  • Who chooses the junior bridesmaid dress? Typically, the junior bridesmaid dress is chosen by the bride with the junior bridesmaid's input. However, sometimes the bride will give the junior bridesmaid free rein to choose her own gown.
  • Can the junior bridesmaid wear the same dress as the rest of the bridal party? Yes! This usually depends on the bride's preference and if the bridesmaid dress comes in junior sizes.
  • Do junior bridesmaids carry bouquets? Junior bridesmaids usually carry the same bouquet as the rest of the bridal party. However, the choice is truly up to the bride!

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