26 Velvet Bridal Party Dresses Everyone Will Want to Wear

It doesn’t get more luxe than luscious velvet.

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Selecting who will stand by your side on your wedding day is a huge honor, and chances are you want to ensure your bridal party feels as special as they are on your big day. If you’re trying to narrow down your choices, be sure to consider velvet dresses. The luxe, rich fabric is becoming an all-season favorite for wedding parties far and wide.

Meet the Expert

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

“We saw velvet really take off in late 2019, and it isn't going away anytime soon,” the senior director of marketing at Revelry, Alena Wells tells Brides. “It’s a great way to have unique and on-trend bridesmaid dresses, instead of the more traditional fabrics.”

Ranu Coleman, the chief marketing officer at Azazie adds that if a couple wants to be a little unconventional and make more of a statement, they should pick velvet dresses. “They are glamorous, lightweight, soft, and photograph beautifully,” she says. Bonus: Both experts agree velvet looks great on all body types thanks to the figuring-flattering yet forgiving fabric.

From long luxe numbers to playful modern midis, take a look at some of the best velvet styles your bridal party will be sure to love.

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Most Flattering: Revelry Bardot Velvet Dress

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The sweetheart neckline on Revelry’s Bardot gown gives us old-time glamour vibes. Plus, since Revelry’s velvet is more lightweight, you can opt for a nontraditional hue for a warmer season, and still feel chic and cool.

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Favorite A-Line: Amsale Ivy Dress

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This A-line gown is an absolute dream. The long, sweeping skirt is a perfect counter to the gown’s V-neckline and exposed back. 

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Favorite Midi: Blush Mark Sweet Desire Navy Blue Velvet Midi Dress

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This sophisticated midi dress is truly hard to beat thanks to its flattering cut and pleated tulip hem. “The fabric is very forgiving, it has great elasticity, and is so soft and lightweight,” says Coleman. “It looks great on all body types.”

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Best Strapless: Revelry Quinn Velvet Dress

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Effortlessly romantic, this strapless gown comes in over twenty different colors and features a button-back and small train that adds just enough drama. 

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For an Elegant Wedding: After Six Cowl Neck Velvet Gown

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Coming in four luxe hues, this glam velvet gown is a bridesmaid favorite thanks to its draped neckline and low back.

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For a Fall Wedding: DB Studio Velvet Off-the-Shoulder Dress

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If you’re getting married in the autumn season, consider David Bridal’s stunning off-the-shoulder gown. The style comes in four seasonal colors, between sizes 0-26, making it a stunning choice for your whole party. 

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Most Chic: Revelry Jade Velvet Dress

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Fierce and flattering, Revelry’s one-shoulder Jace dress comes with an adjustable spaghetti strap and side gathering that compliments all shapes. 

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Best Sparkles: Christopher Kane Glittered Velvet Dress

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Christopher Kane's playful glittered velvet dress looks right at home at a wedding or red carpet event. Your bridal party will adore this new wardrobe staple, and we're sure this sleek style will become their new special occasionwear.

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Favorite Long Sleeve: Always Elegant Dusty Purple Velvet Long Sleeve Maxi Dress

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Dusty purple with a bit of sheen, this luxe Lulu’s frock features a flattering mermaid maxi skirt, comfortable long sleeves, and keyhole back.

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Most Rewear Value: ASOS WHITE Velvet Smock Dress With Pockets

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Marvelous and modern, ASOS’s velvet smock dress can easily be dressed up or down after the big day—which makes it a must-have for wedding parties and beyond. 

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For a Spring Wedding: Norma Kamali Velvet Slip Dress

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Coming in bright, cheery yellow, this Norma Kamali velvet slip dress will keep your bridal party cool thanks to its spaghetti strap bodice and V-neckline. 

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Maternity Favorite: ASOS DESIGN Maternity Velvet Broderie Shirred Midi Dress In Rust

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Whether your bridesmaids are expecting or not, this regal rust-colored midi dress from ASOS is a winner. Chic and comfortable, your pals will love a gown they can wear as they change and grow. 

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Favorite Slit Skirt: David’s Bridal Velvet Cowl Spaghetti Strap Tall Bridesmaid Dress

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A cowl neckline, an A-line silhouette, a flattering slit, and handy pockets make this David’s Bridal dress a dream. Extra bonus: With added length, everyone in your bridal party will be covered!

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For a Winter Wedding: MedeShe Women's Christmas Long Sleeve V Neck Velvet Maxi Dress

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Coming in a variety of jeweled tones, this long sleeve velvet maxi is ideal for winter weddings and seasonal celebrations. 

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Most Playful: Revelry Riley Convertible Midi Velvet Dress

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Also available in maxi length, Revelry’s Riley convertible dress will get your bridesmaids in the party mood. It can be worn cold shoulder, or as a flounced spaghetti strap dress, for an easy way to change up the look.

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Best Budget: Ever Pretty Surplice Neck Flutter Sleeve Velvet Dress

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Courtesy of Azazie

Figure-flattering and oh-so Instagrammable, Azazie’s Ever Pretty flutter sleeve dress is a sure thing whether you pick it in brick red, burgundy, or blue. 

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Favorite Detailing: Marchesa Notte Embroidered-Floral Velvet Dress

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This dark grey dress from Marchesa Notte is a head-turner with its side slit, cowl neckline, and gorgeous floral embroidery. 

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For the Trend-Loving Bride: Jenny Yoo Logan

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Ten colors, a flattering V-neckline, and an invisible tulle insert makes this Jenny Yoo stunner the perfect choice for any venue or theme.

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Best One Sleeve: Pia Gladys Perey Norleen

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Perfect for fall and winter events, Pia Gladys Perey’s Norleen velvet dress has a one-of-a-kind asymmetrical neckline, that will wow your guests and impress your bridal party. 

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Favorite Halter: Reformation Nyla Dress

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Reformation’s Nyla dress is here to make the most marvelous scene, with its adjustable halter neckline, form-fitting bodice, and high front slit.

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Favorite Splurge: Marchesa Notte Cold-Shoulder Velvet Gown

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Ultra-modern and enchanting, this goddess-caliber gown showcases a classic round neck, floor-sweeping skirt, sheer panels, and intricate guipure lace.

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Most Versatile: Revelry Micah Convertible Velvet Dress

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If you want an easy mix-and-match look, Revelry’s Micah convertible dress is a must. This infinity gown features endless styling options from one shoulder to halter and criss-cross, and comes with a separate bandeau top in matching velvet fabric for additional optional coverage.

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For Drama Lovers: Pia Gladys Perey Strella

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Looking to turn up the drama on your bridal party? Strella's draped sash waist and sweeping train will make your gals feel oh-so-regal.

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Best Off-the-Shoulder: Jenny Yoo Issa Velvet Dress

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Simple-yet-swoon-worthy, Jenny Yoo’s Issa velvet dress brings the romantic, with a silhouette-skimming shape and off-the-shoulder neckline.

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Favorite Floral Print: Saks Fifth Avenue R13 Floral Velvet Slip Dress

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Floral patterns and velvet don’t normally go hand-in-hand, but that’s what we love about this classy-yet-casual velvet slip dress from Saks. 

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Most Fun: Revelry Drew Velvet Dress

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The perfect combination of formal and flirty, Revelry’s Drew velvet dress stands apart with its full tie closure. And if you’re looking for something a little more casual, grab it in a midi length.

Shopping FAQs

Looking for velvet bridal party dresses for your wedding celebration? We've answered three common questions brides-to-be have when shopping for this style.

  • How do you pick a color for your bridal party dresses? Consider your venue, your season, and your formality when choosing colors for your wedding party. “Some of the hottest velvet colors we're seeing are in the dusty pink and terracotta hues,” says Wells. “We also see velvet bridesmaid dresses for the more elegant and upscale weddings, mostly in black and jewel tone palettes.”
  • How do you accessorize velvet bridal party dresses? While you can accessorize velvet any way you’d like, the luxurious fabric looks fantastic with sparkling details and elegant touches. “We love a more glam vibe with drop earrings or a statement necklace,” says Wells. “Velvet also looks amazing with fur shrugs!”
  • What season are velvet dresses best for? While Coleman wouldn’t suggest wearing velvet in warm temperatures, both experts agree it’s a “perfect choice for a Fall, Winter or an early Spring wedding.” Wells adds that you should “definitely consider the temperature when considering velvet,” so be sure to try some options out before selecting the fabric. 
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