23 bridesmaid dresses so cool you will never want to take them off

Posted by
Billie Bhatia

Bridesmaid dresses can make or break your wedding wardrobe, so get it right with these forever cool options 

Bridesmaid dresses are rarely cool: far too often they are overly fussy with one too many flounces or you look like a overgrown peach in an organza extravaganza. Either way, it isn’t good. 

And while the intention of a bridesmaid dress is that it is really only to be worn for the wedding day in question (and to not upstage the bride) why is it that the bride’s request for you to wear said outfit is so often accompanied by the phrase: ‘don’t worry, you can totally wear this again’? We’ve all seen 27 Dresses (erm, some of us more than once), rarely does that dress get a second outing. 

So, in the interests of bridesmaids everywhere, we’ve put together a list of super cool dresses that you really will want to wear again. No taking-up of hems required. 

Maison Raquette 

Nude cady dress, £275, Maison Raquette 

Marks & Spencer Autograph 

Pure cotton ruched waist midi dress, £65, Marks & Spencer 


Pleated maxi dress, £350, Reiss 


Patterned dress, £49.99, H&M 


Friday cold-shoulder floral-print silk-georgette dress, £1,285 Altuzarra exclusively to


Lace midi dress, £79, Warehouse 


Ruffle stretch-lace midi dress, £625, ALEXACHUNG at

Truth & Fable 

Tie back jumpsuit, £55, Truth & Fable at 

Three Floor

Colour block chiffon dress, £275, Three Floors

Iris & Ink 

Asymmetric satin midi wrap dress, £195, Iris & Ink at

& Other Stories 

Plunging jacquard mini dress, £89, & Other Stories 

Adrianna Papell 

Beaded maxi dress, £275, Adrianna Pappel at 


One shoulder floral dress, £695, Beulah 


Cowl neck maxi dress, £75, Lipsy at 


Aphrodite silk organza dress, £635, Kalita at


Thea dress in saffron, £120, Ghost 

Les Héroïnes 

The Boudica slip dress, £402, Les Héroïnes 


Sian print ruffle maxi dress, £179, Coast 


Ruffle-trimmed silk midi dress, £450, Zimmermann at

Needle & Thread 

Dragonfly garden mini dress, £325, Needle & Thread 


Blue silk maxi dress, £265, Ghost 


Annette Dobby tiered maxi dress, £329, Whistles 


Spotted slip dress, £49, Topshop 

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