You have your something borrowed, old and new, but if you’re looking for the perfect something blue, why not have your best friends fill the role? You might not have considered navy blue for your bridesmaids’ dresses, but this classic hue is taking center stage and we can’t get enough of the effortless elegance it exudes. Navy is traditionally a more timeless color, but that’s why we love seeing it utilized in modern celebrations. Whether you select a classic style or a trendy cut, navy is a simple way to add a feeling of formality when it's time to switch out of the getting-ready looks.
The best part is, navy is a color that’s been around forever, so there are plenty of style options depending on whatever you’re after. If your bridesmaids are looking for a navy staple to add to their wardrobe, it might be worth investing in a show-stopping gown. In this case, we recommend Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, or Saks Fifth Avenue. And don't worry—you've got tons of options even if you're ballin' on a budget, too. Some of our favorite price-conscious places to shop include Azazie, Lulus, Birdy Grey, and ASOS. In fact, many sites are now catering to bridal crews that are looking for an easy, efficient, and inexpensive at-home experience. Azazie offers tons of budget-friendly options and allows you to virtually collaborate with your group, view color swatches, choose a style, and be sized—all at home! Are your bridesmaids (or even you) convinced that they'll never wear it again? We get that, too. Check out the styles from Rent the Runway.
Whether you want something slinky in satin or captivating in chiffon, here are some of our favorite navy blue bridal party dresses that your bridesmaids will beg you to select.
Best Textured Fabric
Jenny Yoo Dahlia Gemma Satin Dress
Size Range: Made to order | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Satin burnout | Return policy: Final sale
We're obsessed with this textured material. Made of satin burnout fabric, this design ensures a simple and sleek look with a pop!
Best Flutter Sleeve
Tobi Come Closer To Me Slit Maxi Dress
Size Range: S - L | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Chiffon | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery
This chic navy gown from Tobi is daring enough to stand on its own but is easy to accessorize with chandelier earrings or a statement bracelet. The best part is the trendy butterfly sleeves will make a bridal party who prefer arm coverage happy without feeling too covered up.
Birdy Grey Jules Dress in Chiffon Navy
Size Range: XS - 3XL | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Chiffon | Return policy: Free returns accepted
Soft chiffon and a flattering, fluttering halter neckline make us adore this full-length Birdy Grey gown. Coming in under $100, your bridesmaids will love how effortless is it to wear and how easy it is on the wallet.
For a Black-Tie Wedding
Azazie Matilda Dress
Size Range: A0 - A30 | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Chiffon | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of purchase
If you love a long-sleeve look but don’t want your girls to feel too covered up, Azazie’s Matilda chiffon gown is the perfect combination of flirty and formal. With its open blouson sleeves, it creates a sultry cold-shoulder look.
For a Spring Wedding
Tobi Analise Plunging Floral Maxi Dress In Navy
Size Range: S - L | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Lace and tulle | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery
Tobi’s best-selling Analise dress is a formal event favorite thanks to its deep plunge neckline, open criss-cross back, and sheer lace overlay. It comes in a variety of colors, but we love it in navy for an evening spring wedding that’s elevated and elegant.
Best Fit and Flare
ASOS Design Satin Scoop Navy Blue Dress
Size Range: 0 - 14 | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Satin | Return policy: Free returns accepted
The sharp lines of this bias-cut gown are an edgy and fashion-forward flair to a classic design. The scoop neckline delicately frames the décolletage while the fabric-covered buttons add a pretty feminine touch.
For an Evening Wedding
Revelry Gwen Satin Dress in Navy Blue
Size Range: 0 - 32 | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Satin | Return policy: Final sale
Covered yet contemporary, Revelry’s Gwen dress boasts delicate flutter sleeves, built-in cups, and an elegant twist front detail all while elevated by the softest, silkiest satin.
Best Subtle Sparkle
ASOS Maya Bridesmaid V-Neck Maxi Tulle Dress in Navy
Size Range: 2 - 12 | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Tonal sequins and tulle | Return policy: Free returns accepted
Party on the top and formal on the bottom! ASOS’s Maya gown features a flattering fit-and-flare silhouette, a sequin bodice, and elongating V-neckline that’ll make your bridesmaids feel celebration-ready.
For a Glamorous Wedding
Revelry Bardot Velvet Dress in Navy Blue
Size Range: 0 - 32 | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Velvet | Return policy: Final sale
Hello, old-world glam! Revelry’s Bardot dress wows with its sweetheart neckline, elegant off-the-shoulder straps, and curve-accentuating fit. Plus, with a variety of dark blue velvet hues, chances are Revelry has the color you’re craving.
Kennedy Blue Alyssa Dress in Navy
Size Range: 00 - 32 | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Sequins | Return policy: 80% refund within 14 days of delivery
Shimmer and shine in Kennedy Blue’s Alyssa gown. Rows of navy sequins catch the light while the boned bodice and detachable cowl back detail will make your bridesmaids feel fancy and fierce from the vows to the final dance.
Best Tulle Dress
Revelry Bella Tulle Dress in Navy
Size Range: 0 - 32 | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Tulle | Return policy: Final sale
If you’re looking for a princess-inspired look, tulle is a must, and Revelry’s the leader in all things fluffy, floaty gowns. Plus, with a variety of blue tulle options, from dusty to dark navy, you’ll be able to find the perfect hue to fit your aesthetic.
For a Summer Wedding
Reformation Belgium Linen Dress in Danube
Size Range: 0 - 12 | Length: Midi | Materials: Linen | Return policy: Free returns accepted
A fitted bodice, high slit, relaxed skirt, dramatic sleeves, and light linen structure makes Reformation’s Belgium dress a summer wedding staple, whether you’re in the party or attending as a guest.
ASOS Edition Satin Ruched Halter Neck Navy Blue Dress
Size Range: 0 - 14 | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Satin | Return policy: Free returns accepted
Made of silky satin, this navy blue ASOS dress features a super striking halter neckline. Sure to elongate and accentuate your shoulders, the cut is equally comfortable as it is stunning.
Fame And Partners Sarah Dress
Size Range: Made to order | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Duchess satin | Return policy: Returns accepted with $35 Zero Waste Fee deducted
Made to order from the most decadent duchess satin, Fame and Partner’s Sarah dress isn’t your standard formal gown. A strapless neckline and full skirt split to reveal a sleek mini skirt underneath that exude style and sexiness.
For a Winter Wedding
JJ’s House A-Line V-neck Floor-Length Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress
Size Range: 0 - 26 | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Lace and chiffon | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 14 days of purchase (custom orders are final sale)
A cold-weather wedding calls for long sleeves and plenty of coverage so your girls stay cozy during pictures in the snow and any outside festivities. This chiffon gown from JJ’s House provides plenty of glam and fullness so everyone can celebrate without getting a chill.
BHLDN Freya Satin Charmeuse Dress
Size Range: 0 - 26W | Length: Floor-length | Materials: Satin Charmeuse | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery
We'll say it time and time again—you can never go wrong way with a classic. This timeless satin charmeuse dress features a universally flattering v-neckline and ruched wrap style.
What to Look for in a Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dress
First things first, congrats—you've chosen your color! There's no doubt that navy is a timeless and universally flattering choice—and yes, we take our cues from Meghan Markle. Your bridesmaids will thank you! To ensure that your squad's navy dresses are a hit, it's important to consider the details of your wedding and the overall vibe you're going for. With fabric selection being equally significant as the shade chosen, begin by establishing the formality of your nuptials. For a casual, laid-back wedding on the beach or in a barn, opt for light and effortless materials like linen or chiffon. If you're hosting a black-tie affair in a ballroom or estate, velvets or satins will make for an ultra chic and lux navy look. But, before your bridesmaids hit "add to cart," be sure to double check that they're ordering the same shade of navy—especially if they're purchasing from different designers. Requesting a fabric swatch prior to purchasing is always a smart choice if it's possible! That doesn't mean your crew has to match either. For a modern, fashion-forward look, style your bridesmaids in coordinating shades, fabrics, styles, or textures. Ditch the traditional matching bridesmaid dresses for a palette that is fresh and eye-catching. The best part? Each bridesmaid can stand out in a subtle way and everyone has the opportunity to be satisfied with her dress.
How do I pick a blue hue for my wedding?
Navy blue can be versatile depending on the dress brand, so you’ll want to get swatches to ensure you’re selecting your ideal color. Luckily, most retailers offer swatches and/or return options so you can select your perfect hue.
What seasons do navy blue dresses look best for?
While navy is traditionally a more elegant and cold weather color—which works great for evening or winter weddings—we’re finding more and more couples adopting the shade for all seasons and celebrations. Just make sure the style and fabric are seasonally appropriate so your bridal party feels and looks good.
What fabrics do navy blue bridal party dresses come in?
Navy blue gowns, just like wedding dresses, come in virtually every fabric, ranging from satin, sequin, chiffon, velvet, and tulle. Whatever look you’re dreaming of, there’s a very good chance you’ll find a style in the classic navy hue.