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17 Luxurious Silk Bridal Party Dresses

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Thanks to its liquid-like appearance and divine texture, silk is by far one of the most luxurious fabrics out there. For centuries, designers have been using silk to create stunning garments from haute couture gowns to exquisite red-carpet looks. Best of all, silk is a fabric that feels quintessentially bridal and remains a timeless and elegant option for bridal party dresses. Just a few of our favorite places to shop these classic pieces include Shona Joy, REVOLVE, and Reformation.

When we think of silk bridal party outfits, slinky slip dresses automatically come to mind. This pared-back silhouette, especially when done in silk, is a truly classic choice for any bridal party—and is versatile enough to work for all seasons. If slip dresses aren't really your style, take your pick of other stunning silk designs like traditional A-line gowns, daring and colorful mini dresses, or conservative looks with modest necklines. And perhaps the biggest perk of a silk bridal party dress is that it's something your nearest and dearest will actually want to wear again.

From simple slip dresses to glamorous floor-length gowns, we've rounded up the best silk bridal party dresses for every style and celebration.

For the Minimalists: Reformation Frankie Silk Dress

 Reformation Frankie Silk Bridesmaid Dress

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Size Range: 0-12 | Length: Midi | Shipping: Free standard shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

We can't stop staring at this sleek and simple stunner. The "Frankie" dress' modern neckline, chic design, and daring slit classifies it as a minimalist's dream.

Most Modern: Shona Joy La Lune Asymmetrical Bias Cowl Midi Dress

Shona Joy La Lune Asymmetrical Bias Cowl Midi Silk Bridesmaid Dress

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Size Range: AUS6/ US2-AUS14/ US10 | Length: Midi | Shipping: Free 2-day shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 60 days of purchase

We picture this asymmetrical silk number for a sleek and sophisticated city wedding. Its effortlessly edgy design details have a modern feel that we can't get enough of.

Best Wrap Dress: LilySilk Perfect Party Ready Silk Dress

LilySilk Perfect Party Ready Silk Bridesmaid Dress

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Size Range: 2-12 | Length: Midi | Shipping: Free shipping on orders exceeding $69, otherwise $10 shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of purchase

Sleek and simple, you can never go wrong with a wrap dress. Universally flattering and equally timeless, this is a piece bridesmaids can easily wear long beyond the wedding day.

Most Versatile: Reformation Kaye Silk Dress

Reformation Kaye Silk Bridesmaid Dress

Courtesy of Reformation

Size Range: 0-12 | Length: Midi | Shipping: Free standard shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

In a gorgeous green hue, Reformation’s "Kaye" dress is a style your bridal party will actually want to wear again. Plus, this soft sage number can easily be dressed up or down.

Best Back Detail: Markarian Lake Pink Silk Cape Dress

Markarian Lake Pink Silk Cape Bridesmaid Dress

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Size Range: 0-14 | Length: Midi | Shipping: Free standard shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 14 days of purchase

Luxurious, sumptuous, and statement-making, this Markarian dress is sure to land your bridal party heaps of compliments. Our favorite feature: that show-stopping halter neckline.

For a Tropical Wedding: Reformation Poppies Silk Dress

Reformation Poppies Silk Bridesmaid Dress

Courtesy of Reformation

Size Range: 0-12 | Length: Midi | Shipping: Free standard shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

The vivacious floral print of the "Poppies" dress utterly calls for tropical nuptials. The effortless fit paired with its playful cut outs are perfect for a romantic and laid-back destination affair.

Best Details: Shona Joy La Lune Bias Slip Dress

Shona Joy La Lune Bias Slip Silk Bridesmaid Dress

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Size Range: 2-12 | Length: Midi | Shipping: $20 shipping | Return policy: Returns accepted within guidelines

What could be more effortlessly chic and modern than this slinky slip dress? In a trendy olive hue, and boasting a row of pretty fabric-covered buttons, this style is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Most Effortless: LilySilk Elegant Alluring Cowl Neck Silk Dress

LilySilk Elegant Alluring Cowl Neck Silk Bridesmaid Dress

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Size Range: 2-12 | Length: Midi | Shipping: Free shipping on orders exceeding $69, otherwise $10 shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of purchase

Cowl necklines are trending—and it's not hard to see why. Between the beautiful drape of the fabric and its minimalist silhouette, it's no question that this is the epitome of effortless elegance.

For a Spring Wedding: Reformation Aribella Silk Dress

Reformation Aribella Silk Bridesmaid Dress

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Size Range: XS-XL | Length: Midi | Shipping: Free standard shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

Planning a spring wedding? Floral print dresses are a must-have for any warm-weather nuptuials. We love this one in particular for its easy-wear silhouette and ruffle trim.

Best Mini Slip Dress: Ravella Angelina Silk Slip Dress

Ravella Angelina Silk Slip Bridesmaid Dress

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Size Range: 2-12 | Length: Midi | Shipping: Free shipping on orders exceeding $69, otherwise $10 shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of purchase

There's a reason it's called a slip dress—and the "Angelina" dress proves just how effortlessly beautiful that can be. Surely a piece that your bridal crew will be able to slip on time and time again, it's a no-brainer.

Most Unexpected Color: Markarian Greta Orange Silk Gown

Markarian Greta Orange Silk Bridesmaid Gown

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Size Range: 0-14 | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 14 days of purchase

Orange is an unexpected but positively dreamy color for the fashion-forward bridal party. This slinky slip dress from Markarian is equal parts elegant and sexy.

Best One Shoulder: Shona Joy La Lune Asymmetrical Gathered Maxi Dress

Shona Joy La Lune Asymmetrical Gathered Maxi Silk Bridesmaid Dress

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Size Range: 2-12 | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: $20 DHL express shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within guidelines

There's a reason why one-shoulder looks are trending—and this silky stunner is proof why. The gorgeous drape of the fabric and intentional cut out speak for itself. Plus, the color options make it hard to choose just one.

Most Modest: LilySilk Elegant Sleeveless Mulberry Silk Dress

LilySilk Elegant Sleeveless Mulberry Silk Bridesmaid Dress

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Size Range: 2-12 | Length: Midi | Shipping: Free shipping on orders exceeding $69, otherwise $10 shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of purchase

For bridal parties seeking more coverage for a slightly more modest look, the search can be a challenge—we feel you! But, this high-neck beauty does the trick. It's paired with charming cap sleeves, a tie detail around the waist, and a hem that falls just past the knee. Plus, the color options are gorgeous!

Best Maxi: Sau Lee Florence Gown

Sau Lee Florence Silk Bridesmaid Gown

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Size Range: 0-12 | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Free 2-day shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 60 days of purchase

Looking to add a print or a pop of color to a lineup of solid dresses? This cheery floral dress would make a great addition to any mismatched bridal party look.

Most Statement-Making: Michelle Mason Twist-Knot Silk Dress

Michelle Mason Twist-Knot Silk Bridesmaid Dress

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Size Range: 4-10 | Length: Midi | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 14 days of delivery

For those looking to make a bold statement, you can’t go wrong with an eye-catching color like yellow. This bright number, crafted from lustrous silk, sticks the perfect balance between playful and elegant.

Best Long Sleeve: Zimmerman Asymmetric Ruffled Silk-Satin Midi Wrap Dress

Zimmerman Asymmetric Ruffled Silk-Satin Midi Wrap Bridesmaid Dress

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Size Range: 0-3 | Length: Midi | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 28 days of delivery

This stunning Zimmerman midi speaks for itself. Between the luxurious sheen of the fabric and its effortless flow, it's bound to have the most eye-catching movement as it walks down the aisle. Plus, the sage green, pink, navy, and blue color options make it hard to choose.

For an Evening Wedding: Carolina Herrera One-Shoulder Ruffled Silk-Trimmed Crepe Maxi Dress

Carolina Herrera One-Shoulder Ruffled Silk-Trimmed Crepe Maxi Bridesmaid Dress

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Size Range: 0-12 | Length: Midi | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 28 days of delivery

Elegant and avant garde—need we say more? This elegant Carolina Herrera midi is ideal for a sophisticated evening wedding. Pair the look with chandelier earrings and a gorgeous stiletto.

What to Look for in a Silk Bridesmaid Dress

So, you've decided on silk bridesmaid dresses—you've got great taste! Silk is a natural fiber that is well admired for its strength and durability as well as its gorgeous shine and luster. As the epitome of luxury, silk bridesmaid dresses are certainly a timeless and elegant choice for your crew. Due to its high demand and production costs, its one of the most expensive fabrics. While silk dresses are beautiful investment pieces that your girls can wear again and again, we understand if you're seeking a more budget-friendly option. If this sounds like you, look for silk dresses blended with polyester or satin, as it's a little less pricey and even more durable! With that being said, keep in mind that the nature of raw silk fabrics can be prone to imperfections and sensitive to wear and tear. So, your squad will have to be a bit more careful. In preparation for the big day, keep the dress in a garment bag in a dark, dry closet, so it's not discolored by the sun. Similarly, it's sensitive to water damage and abrasion. While these type of gowns require a little more TLC, their incredibly timeless beauty certainly makes it all worth it!

FAQ
  • Is silk expensive?

    Yes, silk is one of the most expensive fabrics out there. However, some silk fabrics are less expensive than others and certain silk-blends, like silk-satin or ones with polyester, will have lower price points than 100% pure silk.

  • Are silk bridal party dresses flattering?

    Silk bridal party dresses come in a wide range of silhouettes suited for all body types.

  • Are silk bridal party dresses appropriate for all seasons?

    Yes! Silk fabrics are highly versatile and work well for all seasons, occasions, and dress codes.

Why Trust Us / About the Author

Contributing author Sophie Moore is a former Brides editor and a current contributing writer. She earned her degree in Media and Society from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Sophie has over seven years of professional experience in the fashion industry and five years of professional experience in bridal, making her an expert in all things bridal fashion.

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