Wine isn’t just a beverage available at many weddings — it’s a color you can wear to them. In fact, burgundy bridesmaid dresses are having quite a moment. The beautiful shade has been seen at marriage ceremonies for a long time, but it is especially on-trend right now. Moving into 2019, it will continue to be a beloved wedding color.
Officially, burgundy is the color of the wine it is named after. That means it can vary, but essentially it is a red or purple with a brownish hue. The beauty of it is partly the fact that burgundy plays so nicely with others. It works in a variety of color palettes, and it also flatters every skin tone. That’s exactly what you need from a bridesmaid dress color, especially if the bride wants her whole squad outfitted in the same shade.
With how in-demand burgundy is right now, there are a lot of options for bridesmaid dresses in the color. Luckily, designers haven’t been lazy with what they’re churning out. These frocks aren’t wear-it-once disappointments; you’ll find some bridesmaid-worthy ensembles that will work for other occasions, too. And hey, bonus: If someone ever spills red wine (like at, say, the reception), it might just blend in.
The burgundy dress selection is so big that you’re going to need to narrow it down. We’ll get you started. Below are 25 burgundy gowns, in different shades, styles, sizes, and silhouettes, and they’re all available online. Whether or not one of them turns out to be “the one” for your upcoming wedding, it will at least help you establish what you like and what you’re looking for. Make sure you bookmark this page so that you can refer back to it later.
Lulu's Easy Listening Burgundy Off-the-Shoulder Wrap Maxi Dress
This maxi dress has a lovely design. Not only does it have ruffled off-the-shoulder-sleeves, it has a wrap skirt that ties at the waist. The front slit adds another fun touch, and the result is a flattering frock with great movement, perfect for bridesmaid duty.
“I really liked how this dress flowed,” one reviewer wrote. “It was lined inside making the quality worth the price.”
This beautiful A-line dress dips low into a flattering V in both the front and back. It also has a long, ruffled chiffon skirt that makes it elegant enough for a formal wedding. That makes it moves beautifully, according to one satisfied buyer.
“The quality is outstanding, fully lined and the outer layer is a soft material that flows as you move,” the reviewer wrote. “The bodice is well made with a corset back that allows for wiggle room in sizing.”
This wrap dress would be perfect for a bridesmaid. It has an elegant, romantic vibe, with its ruffled high-low hem. The bow that ties at the back adds to the effect, too. However, the lux-looking fabric also deserves credit for the effect. A reviewer called it “lustrous and weighty,” adding that it “looks very special.”
“I really loved the romanticism of this dress,” the buyer also wrote. “The sleeves were slightly shorter than expected, which I really liked.”
If you want a dress that is full-length yet still not too formal, this option might be the one for you. It has a sleek, simple silhouette and a lightly pleated bodice. The overall look of the dress is classy and understated. Not only is the value hard to beat, the dress has definite re-wear potential. It would be perfect for any number of occasions — weddings included, of course.
If you need a formal bridesmaid dress, the high-low gown will have you looking red-carpet ready. It is made from sateen twill, which has a beautiful sheen. Furthermore, the cut is flattering – it hugs the waist and then flares out into the full, pleated skirt. As if that weren’t enough, there are hidden pockets. You can stash a lip gloss or your speech in there, if need be.
Velvet fabric makes this wrap dress unique. Let’s not forget the flutter sleeves or shoulder ruching, either, as they add a lovely touch. This dress would be particularly perfect for a bridesmaid in a fall or winter wedding, but velvet can be worn any time of the year, so you’d get other use out of it as well. The gown looks beautiful styled with minimal jewelry, or you could add even more flair.
Like many other Kennedy Blue bridesmaid dresses, this one has a flowing chiffon skirt. The ruching pattern on the bodice and pleats at the waist make it distinctive. The sheer keyhole back is also pretty, and we like the high halter neckline. The brand is great about including pockets in their dresses, and this one has them. Score.
For more casual weddings, this lace skater dress is one to keep in mind. It has a beautiful bodice with scalloped lace at the neckline and sleeves. The skirt is made from chiffon, and it has a flirty and flattering flare to it.
One customer wrote that it “exceeded [her] expectations” and drew a lot of compliments. She also noted that “it was so comfortable” and she liked “being able to wear a normal bra.”
This full-length gown has a nice, flowy skirt. It is topped by a ruched bodice with a sweetheart, V-neckline. The dress is versatile enough to be dressed up or down, and the brand notes that it is “a perfect destination bridesmaid dress.” Whatever your occasion, it looks elegant and classic. And yes, it has pockets! We’re never going to stop celebrating that.
You might take a shine to this dress. It is made from charmeuse fabric, which really has a nice sheen to it. Then there is the silhouette. The gown hugs the waist and the hips before flowing to the ground. We also love the slit at the side, pleated bodice, and unique open back. Admittedly the fabric and cut aren’t the most forgiving, but if you have the confidence to rock it, we applaud you.
If you can’t resist a vintage aesthetic, this maxi dress might have your name written all over it. Not only does it have sheer lace sleeves and a lace bodice, the high neck, cinched waist, and long hemline recall another era. At the same time, the skirt is timeless (it “drapes like a dream,” according to the brand), and it will complement the other bridesmaids’ outfits.
This maxi dress is all about the skirt. The simple top is nice and all, but the ruffled skirt is what makes the ensemble stand out. It’ll look great as you walk down the aisle and even better when you hit the dance floor. One reviewer described the fit as “very flattering” and noted that the “colour is vibrant.”
Lovers of simplicity, this one is for you. This dress short flutter sleeves, a chic belt at the waist and man, is it classy. We're also big fans of the wrap-style skirt. It adds a certain romanticism to the dress that is very wedding appropriate. That said, you could wear this outfit for a variety of events, making the price even more reasonable.
This chiffon dress is simple but beautiful. The ruffled neckline and back are what give it a unique, retro vibe. This option would be great for a semi-formal affair, or you could even dress it down for something more casual. It is versatile enough that it would look great with sandal, boots, or heels, and it easily lends itself to re-wearing.
This dress is apparently inspired by a Grecian goddess, which makes sense given the draped skirt. We’re not sure how much the ancient Greeks actually used velvet, if at all, but the fabric looks stunning here. The tulip hem and V-neck have also won us over. It makes for a great bridesmaid dress option, and you could also wear it for other occasions.
This mermaid gown has a modern look; it boasts both an asymmetrical neckline and one-shoulder design. Even so, it’s elegant and understated, and you shouldn’t regret your fashion choice when you later look back at the wedding photos.
“I Loved [sic] it the first time I saw it, and it was even better when I tried it on,” wrote one reviewer. “Very flattering, unique design that stands out from other gowns. Great quality. I LOVE it.”
Simplicity is beautiful, and this dress is proof. Made from matte chiffon, the strapless gown has a sweetheart neckline and a subtle mermaid skirt. There aren’t any bells and whistles, so to speak, but you won’t need them. This dress is classic, sophisticated, and most definitely bridesmaid-worthy.
Here’s another that takes a “less is more” approach. This maxi dress just has a lovely cut and, of course, comes in a gorgeous color. It, too, is simple and chic. If that appeals to you, you’ll be excited to see the price. This potential bridesmaid outfit is much more affordable than many options out there, so you won’t have to break the bank.
This gown is striking yet elegant. The front really grabs attention, but that is definitely not the only part that draws the eye. As one reviewer put it, “the fit in on point and the color is very rich. It feels very comfortable to wear. You can put many different pieces with it.” It zips up the back, which adds to the contemporary look. As for the rest of it, it’s made from a lovely material with a nice sheen.
There is something regal about this dress, so you may just look like a queen in it. The wrap dress comes in a lovely velvet fabric, in a shade of burgundy skews more toward pink than some of the other bridesmaid dresses on this list. We love the combination, and so do the reviewers.
“You cannot beat this dress for the price!” one buyer wrote. “It is super luxurious with the velvet and sexy at the same time.”
This formal gown has a lot to recommend it. The trumpet skirt is beautiful, as is the off-the-shoulder neckline. We like the V-accent, as it make the dress and little more unique. The front slit is a good addition, too, and to be honest, it probably makes it easier to move. You’re likely going to be wearing your bridesmaid dress all day, so you need to be comfortable in it.
Here’s another option for a semi-formal wedding. This fun and flirty fit-and-flare dress has a curve-hugging bodice, and then a nice flowy skirt. Note the scalloped lace trims at the hemline. Pretty, right?
“This dress is gorgeous,” a reviewer wrote. “It’s very nice fabric, and fits true to size. It is a little low cut, but otherwise, i [sic] love it and will be a good staple for events and parties.”
This gown is both lovely and affordable. The silhouette is flattering, and it’s another with a great flowing skirt. The bodice has nice ruching, and the off-the-shoulder sleeves are a solid addition.
“Absolutely perfect,” one buyer wrote. “It came so fast I thought there must be something cheap about it, but it was beautiful. I was nervous about it not fitting well, but it was like a glove when it came. I felt so good in it and got so many compliments.”
If you and your bride friend are the kind to appreciate sequins, this dress has them in spades. The bodice is absolutely covered in them, giving the outfit a fun, celebratory vibe. Below that, there’s an airy tulle skirt, so you’ll be able to dance the night away.
“This dress was lovely-well made-chic and romantic,” wrote a reviewer. “The fabric moved beautifully and the sparkly treatment was just enough - tasteful and not too flashy.”
This bridesmaid dress has so many things we like: a subtle high-low skirt, a v-neckline, ruffles, and a natural waistline. The result is really beautiful, and it would work for a variety of different wedding vibes. That said, it doesn’t seem to lend itself well to wearing a regular bra, so consider solutions if need be.
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