8 Gorgeous Bridesmaid Dress Ideas

By on September 3, 2015


My best friend is getting wedded in a couple of months and she is more excited about what I will be wearing on her D-day than me. Yes, that’s the kind of bond we share with our besties and soul sisters. That’s exactly why we want them to be by our side on our wedding day and share our joy. Because who else can understand when we need to touch up the lipstick or want a bite of the yummy snacks being served at the reception party better than the team of bridesmaids! Here are 8 elegant dress ideas that will help you say thanks to your bridesmaids for their love and support.


Bright colored chiffon saris


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If the bride wears a heavy gota work lahenga or zardosi sari then the bridesmaids can compliment her look by wearing bright colored chiffon, net or georgette saris. Chiffon is elegant, chic and lightweight. Bridesmaids will find it comfy for the grooving sessions and long wedding rituals. The colors of choice are green, purple and shades of pink.


Long and flowy gowns


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If you are having a beach wedding or going to exchange your vows at a church then ask your bridesmaids to dress in long flowy dresses in the same color tone. Each of the bridesmaids can customize the gown according to her body shape. Peach, fuchsia and orange are some of the trendy colors you may consider.


Contrasting lightweight silks


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Instead of color coordinating the dresses of your bridesmaids with that of your own you may choose to create a visual contrast. For example if you are wearing a dark green or emerald color lahenga with beige dupatta then ask your bridesmaids to dress up in bright orange, yellow and hot pink to create contrast that’s stunning and appealing.


Traditional salwar and dupatta


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The gang of bridesmaids will also look great in same color salwars and dupattas. Match the salwar with the color of the bride’s choli for a synchronized effect.


Red and black lahengas


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If you decide to glimmer in white, gold and red lahenga then your gang of girls can opt for red and black lahengas. It will be a perfect combination of coordination and contrast.


Red and white anarkali with lovely zari work


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To keep it simple and sophisticated your bridesmaids can also choose white anarkalis with gold thread work paired with maroon or red dupatta.


Same color saris as the bride


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The team of bridesmaids can also wear the same color that you will be wearing, in different shades. If you are wearing a lahenga then they should wear saris as it’s your day to shine after all.


The sizzling shararas


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Get your bridesmaids baby pink or champagne color shararas to wear along with lovely flower ornaments for their hair and hands.




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