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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 members of the bridal party are a thoughtful way to honor the young women you hold dearest.
The age range for junior members 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 they are typically too old to be a flower girl. If you've decided to have junior bridal party members 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 dresses will be your guide.
David’s Bridal High Neck Crinkle Chiffon Junior Bridal Party Dress
A halter neckline is a great choice for junior bridal party members as it’s on the more conservative side. This pretty shade of steel blue is a great fit for any season of the year.
ASTR the Label Sonnet Puff Sleeve Midi Dress
Hop aboard the puff-sleeve trend train and dress your junior bridal party members in this stylish midi. The shade of green feels right for any time of the year.
Amsale Corinne Dress
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.
Mango Midi Floral Dress
If your wedding has a distinct boho vibe to it, then your junior bridal party dresses should reflect that. This earthy floral dress is a cool, casual pick.
David’s Bridal Cap Sleeve Lace and Mesh Dress
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.
Azazie Daphne Dress
Simple in design, this floor-length frock is feminine and fun thanks to the flutter sleeves. A versatile pick with strong group photograph potential.
Christy Dawn The Dawn Dress
Getting married outdoors? In a garden, even? This easy-breezy floral dress should do the trick.
Azazie Oceana Dress
Keep things classic with this v-neck floor-length gown. To add a delicate finish, add in a string of pearls.
David’s Bridal Surplice Tank Long Chiffon Junior Bridal Party Dress
Ballet pink for the win! There’s no going wrong with this gorgeous gown, just add flats or a low heel.
Dessy Bow Strap Juniors Dress
The shoulder ties and tiered ruffles make this mint dress feel unique and stylish. Plus, the color is to die for.
Birdy Grey Kiko Dress
While Birdy Grey is traditionally intended for the bridal party, 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.
Amsale Henley Dress
This lilac look was practically made for spring or summer nuptials. Have your junior bridal party members wear fun shoes of their choice to make this outfit their own.
Adrianna Papell Art Deco Blouson Beaded Gown
Let your junior members sparkle in this Adrianna Papell number. The Art Deco-inspired detailing makes this a fitting choice for a vintage-themed soiree.
Dessy Cold Shoulder Chiffon Flower Girl Dress
For junior members 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.
Free People Wednesday Maxi
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.
David’s Bridal Cap Sleeve Lace and Flowing Dress
A cute cap-sleeve dress with lace and flowing mesh—what’s not to love?
Etsy Sequin Junior Bridal Party Dress
If you’re all about a bold moment, then let that trickle down to your junior bridal party members and have her wear this glamorous sequin and tulle gown.
Us Angels Sleeveless Chiffon Dress
If you’re having your bridal party also wear white, this is a cute pick for the junior dress. It subtly nods to a Grecian style that’s well-suited for a wedding.
Lulus Air of Romance Maxi Dress
Burgundy is a common color motif for weddings and this maxi dress is a solid choice for that palette.
David’s Bridal Open-Back Lace Junior Bridal Party Dress
A cheery yellow hue is a fun pick for junior bridal party members, particularly this lace frock from David’s Bridal. Bring on the sunshine!
Lily Pulitzer Girls Mini Darlah Dress
You can’t beat lace, especially when it’s crafted in a charming junior dress, like this one.
Roxy Venture Free Ruffle Cinched Waist Detail Maxi Dress
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 bridal party members. It’s effortless and oh-so-beachy.
I.N. San Francisco Scalloped Lace Fitted Midi Dress
The scallops give this lace dress an elevated finish as does the slim silhouette and burnt red hue.
White by Vera Wang One-Shoulder Junior Bridal Party Dress
The one-shoulder silhouette on this junior bridal party dress is balanced by the single strap on the alternate side. It’s a subtle touch that makes a noticeable difference.
White by Vera Wang V-Neck Halter Junior Bridal Party Dress
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.
Needle & Thread Wild Rose Ruffle Dress
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.
Lulu’s Black Eyelet Lace Short Sleeve Maxi Dress
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.
Who chooses the junior bridal party dress?
Can the junior bridal party wear the same dress as the rest of the bridal party?
Yes! This usually depends on the bride's preference and if the bridal party dress comes in junior sizes.
Do junior bridal parties carry bouquets?