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What do Kate Moss and Kate Middleton have in common? They both chose to outfit their bridal parties in beautiful white dresses. Fast-forward to 2021, and white wedding party dresses are as popular ever and have become one of the hottest bridal trends. But while white bridal party dresses make for an undeniably fashion-forward look, how can brides wearing the same hue ensure they’ll stand out on their wedding day?
The key to embracing and executing this coveted trend is to pick bridal party dresses that look distinctly different from your own wedding gown. For example, if you’re wearing a modern, strapless dress, opt to outfit your bridal party in a simple silhouette with a different type of neckline. This will create a nice contrast between your wedding gown and bridal party dresses while still looking elegant and cohesive. Another perk to choosing white bridal party dresses? White looks great on everyone. Plus, it's is a neutral hue that plays nicely with every wedding color palette from rich jewel tones to soft pastels.
From casual knee-length dresses to formal A-line gowns, read on for the best white bridal party dresses to complement all bridal styles.
For a Summer Wedding: Reformation Puff Sleeves Linen Dress
Crafted from breezy linen, Reformation's puff sleeve dress is an utterly charming and practical choice for warm-weather nuptials. Plus, it's a dress your bridal party will actually want to wear again.
For a City Wedding: Galvan Satin Halterneck Midi Dress
It doesn't get more effortlessly chic than this liquid satin dress by Galvan. We're picturing it for the modern bride who appreciates simple yet sophisticated silhouettes.
Best Under $100: Lulus Maxi Dress
Achieving the perfect bridal party look shouldn't mean having to break the bank. This stunning floor-length gown retails for under $100 and looks just as breath-taking in photos as other more expensive brands.
For a Formal Wedding: ML Monique Lhuillier Lionel One-Shoulder Dress
Show off your shoulders and legs in this striking floor-length gown perfect for a black-tie affair. Fitted, flattering, and finished with a thigh-high slit, the column silhouette strikes the perfect balance between classic and sexy.
For a Backyard Wedding: Reformation Juliette Dress
Throwing a simple yet incredibly chic backyard wedding? Reformation's 'Juliette' dress is a divine option for ceremonies held outside in a garden. Style with block sandals or espadrilles for the perfect laidback look.
Best White Lace: Self-Portrait Guipure Lace Dress
For spring and summer weddings, white lace bridal party dresses are always a good idea. Not only is lace undeniably romantic but it adds texture and dimension to any wedding party look.
For the Minimalist: BHLDN Satin Charmeuse Midi Dress
Brides wearing a minimalist wedding ensemble should consider outfitting their bridal party in this ultra-sophisticated slip dress. Keep accessories simple for a perfectly clean and modern look.
Best Floor-Length: David's Bridal Satin One-Shoulder Bridesmaid Dress Crepe-Back
Your bridal party will practically float down the aisle in this flowing, floor-sweeping gown from David's Bridal. The eye-catching style is our pick for a formal spring or summer wedding.
Most Fashion-Forward: Subtle Studios Draped Wool Midi Cocoon Dress
For the fashion-forward bride and bridal party, this Subtle Studios dress is the only way to go. Follow the styling lead and wear yours with barely-there strappy sandals and gold jewelry.
Best Midi: Reformation Nikita Dress
Short bridal party frocks are perfect for summer and destination weddings. A bustier bodice, shoulder bows, and a flouncy hem make this midi number a fun and sexy choice for any warm-weather soirée.
Most Versatile: Shona Joy Bias Cut Slip Dress
Effortlessly cool, Shona Joy's bias-cut slip dress is sure to please even the most discerning member of your bridal party. What's more, this style can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
Most Boho: For Love & Lemons Lace Maxi Dress
If you're a bride-to-be with a bohemian sensibility, this laidback dress is sure to match your carefree vibe. We can't help but picture it at a ceremony held in a rustic barn in the countryside.
Best Back: Azazie Chiffon Gown
This flowing chiffon bridal party dress is as sweet as ever for the bride who loves romantic details like delicate ruffles, bows, and gauzy fabrics. Style hair up so as to highlight the beautiful open back.
Most Unique Neckline: Fleur Du Mal Cowl Neck Asymmetric Silk Dress
If you're opting for a wedding ensemble with a simple neckline, consider selecting bridal party dresses with a different or unique neckline. This asymmetric, cowl neck dress from Fleur du Mal would make a lovely contrast to any simple wedding dress silhouette.
Best Wrap: Shona Joy Wrap Midi Dress
What's not to love about this elegant midi dress? It features cold-shoulder sleeves, an alluring neckline, and a wrap silhouette for a look that's both sophisticated and flattering.
Most Glamorous: Needle & Thread Long Sleeve Dress
If you're a glamorous bride who covets designs encrusted with sequins and beadwork, opt for this shimmering gown by Needle & Thread. Its long, sheer, and embellished sleeves make it a great option for a glitzy fall or winter wedding.
Most Simple: LizaDenezBoutique Slip Dress
Looking for something simple yet statement-making? This exquisite slip dress should do the trick. We love it paired with matching white accessories for an undeniably eye-catching look.
Best in Satin: Show Me Your Mumu Twist Gown
This glamorous, luxe satin gown is an utterly elegant option for a black-tie wedding. Wear your hair up to showcase the flattering twist design and pretty flutter sleeves.
Classic Meets Sexy: Dress The Population Crepe Gown
Understated yet sexy, this crepe gown is a great choice for the bride who wants to create a look that feels classic with a twist. A plunging neckline and a thigh-high slit make this gown all the more alluring.
Most Fitted: Likely Midi Dress
Fitted throughout the bodice and featuring a ruffled hem, this midi dress is polished yet fun. We love it for the bride who's looking for dresses that feel at once classic and playful.
Most Unexpected: Dessy Collection Bishop Sleeve Open-Back Trumpet Gown with Scarf Tie
Your bridal party will make an exit as show-stopping as their entrance in this gown featuring an emerald green bow. This unexpected look is sure to leave a lasting impression and will make for eye-catching photos, to boot.
Will my white wedding dress still stand out if I have white bridal party dresses?
Yes! The key to making sure your wedding dress stands out is to pick white bridal party dresses that don't closely resemble the style of your own dress.
Do white bridal party dresses work well with blush wedding gowns?
Absolutely! The great thing about white is that it's a neutral hue that goes with everything from bright colors to muted tones.
Can my white bridal party dresses have the same neckline as my wedding dress?
This is entirely up to you. If you want your bridal party to match you perfectly, you can choose to outfit them in a dress that looks similar to your own wedding ensemble. But if you want your bridal party dresses to have a distinctly different look, opt for a silhouette with a neckline or hemline that is unlike your own.