20 Delicate and Playful Tulle Bridal Party Dresses

For an ethereal look.

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There’s an almost instant reaction when you slip into something made of tulle. Your walk becomes more of a float. You might even have the urge to twirl, and we don’t blame you. That’s the kind of feeling the stiff-yet-delicate fabric evokes. Naturally, it’s a common choice for many wedding dresses, but it’s worth exploring tulle options for your bridal party, as well.

Tulle bridesmaid dresses work great for any wedding with an ethereal and super romantic theme, but they’re not strictly limited to that aesthetic either. Styling choices can also make tulle pieces look a bit more pared-back, modern, or grounded. That said, if you’re all about that floating feeling, more power to you.

Ahead, explore tulle bridesmaid options for all kinds of budgets and styles.

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Best Shimmer: Ahluwalia Sedona Gown

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With a slim-fit silhouette, this tulle dress is mature and modern. It also has plenty of shine and shimmer to it, which is never a bad thing.

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Best Stripes: Tadashi Shoji Sleeveless Tulle Gown

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

This soft, two-tone, pink-and-white design is an elegant and fresh take on stripes. Also, that gorgeous woven bodice makes for an especially cool addition.

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Best Mini Dress: Needle & Thread ​​Mirabelle Ruffled Sequin-Embellished Tulle Mini Dress

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This pastel green party dress has tons of tiny details to love, including the sequins along the body and frills along the wrists. 

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For a Splurge: Jenny Packham Ingrid Bow Detailed Tulle Gown

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Courtesy of Farfetch

This Jenny Packham design runs on the pricier side but is a truly special piece that’s classic, and yet, stands out for its polka-dot patterned tulle, puffed shoulders, and bow-embellished bodice. 

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Best Print: Lirika Matoshi Strawberry Midi Dress

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Courtesy of Lirika Matoshi 

Yes, the virally popular Lirika Matoshi strawberry dress will also look amazing in wedding photos, too.

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Best High Neck: Anaya With Love Plus High Neck Maxi Dress With Tiered Lace And Tulle Skirt

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Courtesy of ASOS

This lilac dress offers a modern bridesmaid look with a high-neck silhouette and subtle lace paneling.

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Best Tulle Skirt: ASOS DESIGN Tulle Plunge Maxi Dress With Bow Back Detail

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Courtesy of ASOS

This is what we mean by tulle that makes you want to twirl. If you’re looking for the full fairytale bridal party effect, this is the dress.

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Best Shoulder Details: Amsale Haley

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This graceful design is perfect for a formal evening affair. It features long layers of tulle and the prettiest tied-up detailing at the sleeves.

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Best High Slit: Lulus Rare Beauty Navy Blue Backless Maxi Dress

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Courtesy of Lulus

Tulle can be quite flirty, too. Case in point: This extra-high-slit design.

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Most Subtle: Diane Von Furstenberg Marleigh Maxi Dress

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Courtesy of The Outnet

Tulle doesn’t need to be an over-the-top detail. In this case, elegant layers of dark tulle give this floral dress some lovely dimension and movement.

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Best LBD: Ganni Jasmine Tiered Ruffled Flocked Tulle Mini Dress

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For brides who can imagine nothing chicer than their bridal party dressed in classic Little Black Dresses, this Ganni number is an especially festive frock.

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For the Maximalists: Needle & Thread Emma Ditsy Bodice Ankle Maxi Dress

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Courtesy of Needle and Thread

This dress offers one of the most maximalist options for any bridal party with its combination of romantic tulle, embroidered flowers, and lacy, draped shoulders. 

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Best Lace: Geisha Designs Appliqued Tulle Maxi Dress

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Courtesy of Anthropologie

The tulle of this dress creates a stiff silhouette—almost like a tutu—and has the most beautiful lace overlay. Choose these for your bridesmaids and your “something blue” is accounted for.

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Best Convertible Option: Birdy Grey Christina Convertible Dress

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Courtesy of Birdy Grey

Your bridal party will love the customization aspect of this design, which can be adjusted into a halter, one-shoulder, or strapless silhouette. 

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Best Cape: Redvalentino Embellished Tulle Mini Dress

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Courtesy of Mytheresa

Add a little drama to your bridal party's ensembles with this stunning caped-shoulder design in a soft, nearly neutral tone.

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Best Polkadots: Self Portrait Polka Dot Tulle Midi Dress

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Courtesy of Farfetch

Inherently, polka dots can feel a bit young and saccharine, but that’s not at all the case with this black strapless number. The layers of polka dot tulle in the skirt make this option especially unique, too.

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Best Subtle Embellishment: Azazie Amaya

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Opt for a small dose of shine with delicate beading along the bodice and straps.

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Most Daring: BCBGMAXAZRIA Tulle Corset Essential Gown

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Courtesy of Bloomingdales

The sheer, tiered, tulle skirt and corset top may not be every bride’s cup of tea, but we still fully support this bold bridal party outfitting approach.

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Best Budget: ASOS DESIGN Tulle Bow Tie Tiered Maxi Dress

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Courtesy of ASOS

The pale pink color and shoulder bows give this tulle dress a sweet and slight cottagecore vibe—perfect for a ceremony in the country.

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Simplest Silhouette: Chi Chi London Frances Scoop Neck Sequin-Embellished Tulle Midi Dress

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Courtesy of Selfridges

The combination of tulle and sequins can be quite powerful, and therefore calls for a simplistic silhouette to balance. This slip dress accomplishes that quite nicely. 

Shopping FAQs

If you’re still undecided if tulle is the route you’d like to take for your bridal party, peruse the answers to some commonly asked questions below.

  • Why should you choose a tulle bridesmaid dress? Though composed of fine, stiff netting, tulle is an incredibly light, airy, and elegant fabric. It drapes beautifully, lending a delicate lively quality to any design that features it.
  • Is tulle expensive? Tulle designs come in a wide variety of prices, available in fabrics such as silk, nylon, and rayon. However, tulle which has embellishments on it, including beading or crystals, will likely cost more than a plain alternative. Alterations for tulle dresses can also be expensive if there are several layers of tulle within the piece to work on.
  • Is tulle comfortable? Tulle is lightweight and won’t make for a very heavy dress design. However, for some of the dresses that feature very full tulle skirts, your bridal party may need to get accustomed to moving around in the piece, as it takes up more space than the average dress.
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