25 Gorgeous Bridesmaid Dresses for a Winter Wedding

From long sleeve dresses to luxurious velvet styles

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There's no denying that summer is a popular season to get married during. It’s warm, flowers are in bloom, and guests’ travel schedules tend to be more flexible. However, a winter wedding comes with its own set of perks, which is why heaps of iconic couples have chosen the intimate time of year to say ‘I do.’ (Need a few examples? Think Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio and even Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip).

In addition to cozy color palettes, unique floral arrangements, and scenic venues you’ll also need to consider bridesmaid dresses if you’re having a winter wedding. While a springy peach chiffon frock might feel less at home during a December ceremony, there is a slew of fresh textures and silhouettes that look especially fitting for winter, such as swaths of velvet or even sequin embellishments.

Ahead, discover 25 bridesmaids dresses that hit the mark for a wintry wedding.

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Jenny Yoo Ellis Velvet Dress

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As if the stretch velvet wasn’t enough to sell you on this striking dress, the soft flutter sleeves and open-back detail solidify the decision. Add metallic heels with delicate jewelry to complete the look. 

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The Line By K Florence Midi Slip Dress

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Circling back to icy shades of blue, this frosty-hued slip dress is a stylish direction to take your bridesmaid dresses in. Plus, it’ll pair beautifully with a plum-colored lip and silver or white heels.

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Reformation Winslow Dress

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A classic silhouette is made especially flattering thanks to this dress’s deep V neckline and fitted waist. And, thanks to its effortless aesthetic, accessorizing is all the more easy.

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Fame and Partners

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Nothing says winter wedding quite like a champagne-hued gown with a draped bodice and plunging back. It’s the kind of bridesmaid dress that simultaneously contrasts and complements a wedding gown.

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Jenny Yoo Long Sleeve Velvet Dress

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Since winter temperatures can be low, why not take advantage and go for long-sleeve bridesmaid dresses? This velvet iteration is simple but features photogenic design details, including a pleated front and ultra-low back.

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Birdy Grey Emerald Christina Dress

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An emerald palette is a beautiful choice for a winter wedding, making this elegant tulle gown a winning choice. Team with a soft updo and ornate earrings.

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Max Mara Leisure Teoria Dress

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Bridesmaid dresses can often steer in a direction of styles we don’t often wear — but they don’t have to. If you’re leaning toward a more classic silhouette, like the slip dress, this wine-hued option is perfect for a winter wedding. 

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After Six Strapless Crepe Trumpet Gown

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Throwing a black tie wedding in the winter? Meet your bridesmaid dress(es). The simple elegance of this strapless gown makes it a fitting pick.

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Black Halo Two Piece

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Navy is a timeless color for winter bridesmaid dresses and this two-piece dress is no exception. Accessorize with simple black heels and chandelier earrings.

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Staud Amaretti Dress

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If your aesthetic skews modern, consider a black dress in an unexpected silhouette, like this puff-sleeve piece from Staud. It’s the perfect canvas to add in bold jewelry and heels with, giving each bridesmaid the opportunity to diversify their look. 

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Amsale Harlee Dress

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An open-back and thigh slit are the ideal dress details because they lend a dramatic moment for your bridesmaids without pulling too much attention away from, well, you! It’s the perfect way to add a hint of allure.

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Lulus Mila Navy Blue Ruffled Off-the-Shoulder Maxi Dress

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An off-the-shoulder detail and ruffled front slit? The bridesmaid dress gods have heard our prayers.

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H&M Pleated Dress

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An icy pop of pale blue is a unique way to add color for a winter wedding and this stunning pleated number from H&M is under $100. 

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Aritzia Baja High Neck Dress

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This Japanese satin dress featuring long sleeves and a mock neck gives off a Victorian vibe that’s perfect for a moody winter wedding. The thigh slit and back-cutout details also lend a touch of drama. 

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Christy Dawn The Autumn Dress

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Just because you’re having a winter wedding doesn’t mean floral prints can’t be in the picture. Instead, go for a darker base and let the A pop, like this dreamy dress from California designer Christy Dawn.

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David's Bridal Crepe-Back Satin One-Shoulder Bridesmaid Dress

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A one-shoulder gown in a soft grey shade is a classic pick for the winter bridesmaid dress. If you’re leaning toward timelessness, this should be on your shopping list.

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Khloe Jaymes Casey Bridesmaid Dress

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While sweetheart necklines and plunging V’s are often the pick for bridesmaid dresses, there’s something surprisingly fresh about a simple straight neck with spaghetti straps. If you live for minimalism, this gown is likely up your alley.

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Jenny Yoo Logan Dress

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A pop of dusty rose velvet is sure to add a striking element to your wedding photos. Keep the rest of the details simple; a dainty pair of baroque pearl earrings and strappy sandals in a beige hue.

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Badgley Mischka Dara Sequin Gown

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If your wedding is on New Year’s Eve, go all out and dress your bridesmaids in sequins. Long sleeves are always a flattering detail to go with the extra sparkle.

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Dessy Cap Sleeve Maxi Dres

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This feminine gown has old world appeal thanks to its cap sleeves and subtle peplum. Wear with an elegant updo and pearl studs.

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Club L Plus Bridesmaid Dress

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The only thing better than lace are lace sleeves, as evidenced by this stylish bridesmaid dress. The deep blue hue and v-neck give it all the elements needed for a winning winter choice.

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Show Me Your Mumu Tuscany Maxi Slip Dress

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If your style is reminiscent of ‘90s minimalism, a simple black slip dress is the direction to go for bridesmaid dresses. 

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Needle & Thread Ruffled Sequined Tulle Midi Dress

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A winter wedding calls for glitz and glam and a little sparkle. This Needle & Thread number has both and would look stunning woven into a mismatched bridal party.

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Fame and Partners Rosabel Dress

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Searching for a unique color choice for your bridal party? Consider this stunning gown in a shimmering olive hue. This complex green shade looks great on all skin tones and will pop in photos.

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Lein Hannah’s Blush French Tulle Top and Skirt

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This stunning option is great for the bride opting for only one bridesmaid or maid of honor. The intricate ruching and pale blush tone would look breathtaking beside a white wedding dress.

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