18 Best Red Bridal Party Dresses for Every Budget and Style

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Selecting a bridal party look is sometimes one of the trickier choices a bride may face when wedding planning. Choosing a style is one thing, but deciding on a color is another. And while you might not have considered it, the experts agree: Red bridal party dresses are actually a romantic and well-received choice!

Meet the Expert

  • Alena Wells is the senior director of marketing at Revelry.
  • Ranu Coleman is the chief marketing officer at Azazie.

"[Red is] versatile and flattering and there are so many different shades to choose,” explains Ranu Coleman, the chief marketing officer at Azazie. “Red works for an outdoor winter wedding in the snowy mountains, a summer beach wedding, a winery, or a church. You can make it work for different venues.” Even better? With so many different hues, you can easily mix and match this radiant color to compliment any wedding palette and theme.

The best news? There are countless styles and silhouettes featuring this well-loved color on the market. A few of the tried-and-true bridal retailers include David's Bridal, Azazie, BHLDN, and Bill Levkoff. If your bridal crew is seeking an investment-worthy piece that they can wear beyond the wedding day, we recommend shopping MATCHESFASHION, Net-a-Porter, REVOLVE, and Bergdorf Goodman. On a budget? We've got you, too! Sites such as Lulus, Show Me Your Mumu, and Revelry are a few of our favorite budget-friendly retailers. No matter your squad's style or preferred price point, there's certainly no shortage of options to choose from.

Ahead, check out some of our favorite red bridal party dresses fit for all budgets and seasons. 

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For a Black-Tie Wedding: Galina Signature Charmeuse Draped One-Shoulder Bridesmaid Dress

Galina Signature Charmeuse Draped One-Shoulder Red Bridesmaid Dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Size range: 0-30 | Material: Charmeuse | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 7 days of purchase

This charmeuse draped David’s Bridal gown is a seriously stunning choice. You can also select the dress in cinnamon or burgundy if you’re after a different red hue, but whatever color you choose, the style is sure to impress. 

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Best Lace Dress: JJ’s House A-Line V-Neck Floor-Length Bridesmaid Dress

JJ’s House A-Line V-Neck Floor-Length Red Bridesmaid Dress

Courtesy of JJ’s House

Size range: EU 32-EU 58 | Material: Lace | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 14 days of delivery

Luscious lace in a wondrous bold hue makes this JJ’s House A-line maxi a must. The flared silhouette and sweetheart neckline come together to create an overall elegant yet understated look.

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For a Summer Wedding: Azazie Nahrin Dress

Azazie Nahrin Red Bridesmaid Dress

Courtesy of Azazie

Size range: A0-A30 | Material: Chiffon | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted for standard sizes within 30 days of purchase

“Because red is so versatile, it works for every season,” says Coleman. Yup, even in the summertime, too! Just make sure you opt for a lighter fabric with plenty of breathability, like this chiffon gown from Azazie.

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Best Ruched Style: Revelry Dawson Velvet Dress

Revelry Dawson Velvet Red Bridesmaid Dress

Courtesy of Revelry

Size range: 0-36 | Material: Velvet | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Final sale

The deep burgundy of this velvet Revelry gown is beautifully rich in hue, and Wells notes it’s “really romantic for winter weddings, especially paired with lush greenery and a fur shrug.”

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For the Minimalists: SOLACE London Amara Midi Dress

SOLACE London Amara Midi Red Bridesmaid Dress

Courtesy of REVOLVE

Size range: 0-10 | Material: Poly and elastane blend | Shipping: Free 2-day shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 60 days of purchase

Party the night away in this fresh little midi. With its seamlessly fitted silhouette and playful flare at the hem, the Amara dress puts a fun spin on a minimalistic look.

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Best Halter Neckline: Azazie Mellie Dress

Azazie Mellie Red Bridesmaid Dress

Courtesy of Azazie

Size range: A0-A30 | Material: Chiffon | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted for standard sizes within 30 days of purchase

The flattering halter neckline, gorgeous fabric, and sweeping skirt of Azazie’s Mellie gown will make your bridal crew feel glamorous no matter their size, shape, or personal aesthetic. 

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For a Winter Wedding: Jenny Yoo Ryland Velvet Maxi Dress

Jenny Yoo Ryland Velvet Red Bridesmaid Maxi Dress

Courtesy of BHLDN

Size range: 0-26 | Material: Velvet | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

It simply doesn't get anymore sophisticated and utterly romantic than this. Featuring fitted long sleeves and a floor-sweeping skirt, the Ryland gown's daring V-neckline dramatically contrasts the modest style.

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Best Cowl Neckline: Bronx and Banco Maxi Dress

Bronx and Banco Maxi Red Bridesmaid Dress

Courtesy of REVOLVE

Size range: XS-XL | Material: Poly and silk blend | Shipping: Free 2-day shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 60 days of purchase

Effortlessly elegant, this silky smooth gown is sure to be a crowd favorite. Featuring a beautifully draped cowl neckline and show-stopping slit, the bright red hue is just the cherry on top.

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For a Boho Wedding: Revelry Abigail Chiffon Dress

Revelry Abigail Chiffon Red Bridesmaid Dress

Courtesy of Revelry

Size range: 0-32 | Material: Chiffon | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Final sale

Bold hues paired with Revelry’s bohemian Abigail gown make for a breathtaking bridal party ensemble. Wear the gown on one shoulder, both shoulders, or off the shoulder to switch up the look. 

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Best Mix-and-Match: Revelry Ivy Sequin Top And Skylar Tulle Skirt

Revelry Ivy Sequin Top And Skylar Tulle Skirt Red Bridesmaid Dress

Courtesy of Revelry

Size range: XS-5XL / 0-32 | Material: Sequins and tulle | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Final sale

The vibrant red of Revelry’s Skylar skirt and Ivy sequin top looks bold in the sun and more burgundy in the dark. Bonus: Either part can easily be worn again, or mixed and matched with other styles.  

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For a Holiday Wedding: Pia Gladys Perey Sade Dress

Pia Gladys Perey Sade Red Bridesmaid Dress

Courtesy of Pia Gladys Perey

Size range: 0-26 | Material: Silk jersey | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Final sale

“Red is great for holiday weddings,” explains Alena Wells, senior director of marketing at Revelry, and we love Pia Gladys Perey’s Sade gown for any festive occasion. The silk jersey fabric, dramatic sleeves, and train will make a memorable statement your guests won’t forget. 

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Best Off-the-Shoulder Neckline: David’s Bridal Off-the-Shoulder Satin A-Line Bridesmaid Dress

David’s Bridal Off-the-Shoulder Satin A-Line Red Bridesmaid Dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Size range: 0-30 | Material: Satin | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 7 days of purchase

Even though it comes in over 20 colors, we can’t get over how stunning this satin gown looks in apple red. The sweetheart neckline and A-line fit is the perfect mix of classic and modern. 

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For a Beach Wedding: David’s Bridal Flutter Sleeve Full Skirt Bridesmaid Dress

David’s Bridal Flutter Sleeve Full Skirt Red Bridesmaid Dress

Courtesy of David’s Bridal

Size range: 0-30 | Material: Chiffon | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 7 days of purchase

This bright-yet-balanced apple hue gown will look right at home on any sandy shore. It's also a dress your bridal party will surely wear long after you say "I do."

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Best Sparkle: Revelry Dylan Sequin Dress

Revelry Dylan Sequin Red Bridesmaid Dress

Courtesy of Revelry

Size range: 0-32 | Material: Sequins | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Final sale

Rows and rows of shimmering sequins sparkle and shine on this gorgeous by Revelry. Even more, the criss-cross back adds additional “wow” power to this spectacular stunner. 

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For a Fall Wedding: Jenny Yoo Ellis Velvet Open Back Dress

Jenny Yoo Ellis Velvet Open Back Red Bridesmaid Dress

Courtesy of BHLDN

Size range: 0-26 | Material: Velvet | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

Velvet is never a bad choice for romantic autumn nuptials. The rich red hue pairs beautifully with the warmth of this luxurious fabric. Plus, the stunningly open back makes for just one of our favorite details.

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Best Wrap Dress: Cinq a Sept Delia Dress

Cinq a Sept Delia Red Bridesmaid Dress

Courtesy of REVOLVE

Size range: 00-12 | Material: Poly and spandex blend | Shipping: Free 2-day shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 60 days of purchase

If there's one thing to be true, it's that you can never go wrong with a classic wrap style dress. The Delia dress is certainly no exception. Universally flattering and equally comfortable, this is a piece that can be worn time and time again.

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Most Romantic: JJ’s House A-Line Scoop Neck Floor-Length Bridesmaid Dress

JJ’s House A-Line Scoop Neck Floor-Length Red Bridesmaid Dress

Courtesy of JJ's House

Size range: 0-26W | Material: Lace and chiffon | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 14 days of delivery

The crochet lace across the fitted bodice is a gift in itself. Plus, it's perfectly balanced by the open back, fitted waist, and romantic full skirt. 

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Best Texture: Jenny Yoo Rory Velvet Dress

Jenny Yoo Rory Velvet Red Bridesmaid Dress

Courtesy of BHLDN

Size range: 0-18 | Material: Velvet burnout | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

The velvet burnout fabric of this effortless gown speaks for itself. The delicate spaghetti straps and cowl neckline adds a soft and romantic element to this sophisticated look.

What to Look for in a Red Bridesmaid Dress

Most importantly, opt for a cut and silhouette that makes your bridal party look and feel the most beautiful. Whether its the same style for all your members or different designs paired with the same red hue, prioritizing the comfort and confidence of your squad will ultimately make all the difference on the big day. Once you've solidified the style of your bridal party's look, its all about the hue! From a fiery bright red to deep burgundy or moody wine-inspired shades, there's certainly no doubt that the color red makes a statement. So, how to choose? First, consider your own personal style and preferred wedding aesthetic. Bright shades of red tend to read as a more loud, glam, and vivacious type of vibe. On the other hand, darker tones work especially well for couples seeking a moody, romantic, luxurious, and more subdued wedding-day look. The time of year also plays a substantial role in the shade of red ultimately chosen. While vibrant red tones are more often used in spring and summer weddings, deep shades of red are usually best to create that intimate and romantic feel of fall or winter nuptials. Or, increasingly popular is the use of a palette. Like varying cuts or silhouettes, dress each of your bridesmaids in different shades of red to create a cohesive yet organic palette. The look naturally creates visual interest that photographs especially well and allows each of your bridesmaids to effortlessly stand out.

FAQ
  • Why should I choose red for my bridal party?

    “You can’t go wrong with red,” says Coleman. “It’s traditional, flattering on several different skin tones, and you can mix and match the different shades beautifully together.”

  • How do you accessorize red bridal party dresses?

    “If it’s a vibrant, bright red, go softer on the jewels. If you choose burgundy tones, gold or silver drop earrings would pair beautifully with [the hue]," suggests Wells. Coleman also adds that when in doubt, it’s always a safe bet to utilize neutral, metallic, or clear shoes and accessories

  • How do I pick the best red hue for my bridal party?

    First of all, both experts suggest ordering swatches to see what hues draw your eye. And if you’re a fan of something unexpected, don’t shy away from it! “An apple red color is bright, but it would work very well in the right venue and setting such as a black-tie indoor ballroom or a wedding with a glam/casino feel,” explains Coleman. Wells adds that “we also see a lot of ombre color palettes incorporating burgundies to pinks. To play up the color, you can always mix the same shade of red in different fabrics to create texture in your bridal party look.”

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