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20 Sweet Spring Dresses For Your Bridesmaids

  |  By Laura Downs

Spring means warmer weather, blooming everything, and, where fashion is involved, shorter hemlines! If you're planning a spring wedding, let your bridesmaids enjoy the season with fun and flirty dresses in bright colours or pastel hues, floral patterns, and light, breezy fabrics.

Here are a few of our favourite bridesmaids' dress picks for this long-awaited season.



Spring means that flowers are in full bloom and so are floral patterned dresses, like this "Patch of Pansies" dress by Darling for Mod Cloth. With the flowy short sleeves and adorable centre bow, there's everything to love about this vintage-inspired dress.


Carol Hannah

This flowy silk chiffon dress from Carol Hannah will have your bridesmaids feeling feminine and flirty. The uneven hem inspires thoughts of tulip petals — and what could be more spring-y than that?

Strapless shaped cups embrace the promise of warmer weather and would still look lovely with a wrap if there's an unexpected chill.


Jenny Woo

The "Anya" dress from Jenny Woo would look flattering on any bridesmaid. The one-shoulder bodice and pleated a-line skirt manage a striking combination of structured and breezy, ensuring your crew feels suitably wedding-ready but still cool enough for the season.


J. Crew

J. Crew's bridesmaid collection features stylish dresses in colourful solids. The "Gabby" dress in cotton taffeta includes a subtle ruffle and sheen, plus a built-in corset for support.

That asymetrical bodice and the pleats in the fitted skirt have got us so eager to see these dresses come down the aisle!


Top Shop

If you don't want a specific "bridesmaid" dress, try a spring or summer dress from one of your favourite stores, like this ruffle wrap dress from Top Shop.

Nothing says spring like flouncy fabrics and ruffles, and this piece gives you just enough of the latter to feel feminine and flirty without looking more flowergirl than bridesmaid!


Alfred Sung for Dessy

Photo courtesy Alfred Sung for Dessy.

For an estate or high-class wedding affair, your gals can't go wrong with something from Alfred Sung's bridesmaid collection.

This structured, high-necked dress channels a vintage vibe with bright colours that simply scream "Mad Men."



Don't discount the midi skirt length when contemplating bridesmaid dresses. This piece by BHLDN, charmingly named "In Full Bloom," features a unique and elegant watercolour pattern that's the perfect tribute to spring.

Have each of your girls sport a pump that draws out a different colour and you'll have a whole bouquet of beauty surrounding you on your special day.



Sohomode on Etsy creates custom vintage-inspired tea dresses in a variety of floral patterns that are perfect for a spring celebration.

We're gushing over this piece, with its playful pattern and tulle topper that will make your party look like ballerina princesses. The scalloped neckline is to die for, too.


House of Fraser

Photo courtesy of House of Fraser

If you're going for a minimalist wedding with muted colours and natural accents, don't feel pressured to dress your party in bold hues that contradict your vision. Instead, try a simple cream dress, like this flowy, pleated piece from House of Fraser, and let your bridesmaids shine all on their own.



On the other hand, bold is the name of the game for some weddings, and in that case, we're all in on a cute, simple blast of contemporary floral like this art-inspired Zara dress.

Whether you're matching your bridesmaids to your watercolour cake or want them to be the singular pop of colour in a sea of elegant white, this dress will bring the fun.


Ivy and Aster

Your bridesmaids will be the life of the party with this "Confetti" dress in bright organza layers by Ivy and Aster. The cut-away hem and flower-inspired bodice will ensure everyone is having fun on your special day.

We dare anyone who puts this dress on to not sashay a bit just to feel the rippling layers!


Vera Wang

Photo courtesy White by Vera Wang for David's Bridal

Vera Wang's bridesmaid collection is stunning as usual, with perfectly draped satin and organza pieces. This "bubble" dress with a draped bodice will showcase your girls in signature Vera Wang style, with the perfect combination of old-world class and whimsy.


David's Bridal

Peplum is having a comeback, thanks in part to Kate Middleton sporting the style over the years.

This bridesmaid pick from David's Bridal features an eye-catching peplum ruffle in the most stunning hue, though it would look just as striking in just about any colour.


Mark + James

Another one of our favourite peplum picks is this strapless number from Mark + James by Badgley Mischka for Bloomingdale's. The subtle tie at the waist breaks up this asymmetrical structured dress, giving you a charming mini that's basically made for the reception dance floor.



Photo courtesy of Ruche.

This "Sorbet Dessert" dress in lemon will have you hankering for some springtime sunshine. Dress your bridesmaids in this luscious option with a vintage feel and it won't even matter if there's rain on your wedding day!


Donna Ricco

Photo courtesy of Donna Ricco at Nordstrom

Combine bright shades for a bold statement with colour-blocking, another popular fashion trend these days.

This flattering dress covers the shoulders just enough to keep that springtime coolness at bay, while still letting your bridesmaids enjoy the warming weather in top style.


Monique Lhullier

Photo courtesy of Monique Lhullier.

Bridesmaid's dresses don't have to be mini! A long chiffon gown like this lovely lavender option from Monique Lhullier makes an elegant statement for a glamorous evening. Mix and match colours or bodice styles to let your ladies really stand out and shine.


Ann Taylor

Fun and flirty, this springtime-hued Ann Taylor dress features an embroidered floral overlay and simple neckline that promises to make all your bridesmaids love you even more. This is a great choice that they'll be happy to wear again and again in the future!


Kate Spade

This Kate Spade "Garden Society Sonja" dress is perfect for "hosting a garden party or sipping champagne," as its description perfectly points out.

If that's the aura you want your wedding to portray, then get your girls in this classic and classy knee-length option, pronto. And...did you notice the pockets?



Sweet, simple, and versatile for future events; Your bridesmaids will keep cool and totally stylin' in this embroidered "Watermelon Ice" dress in coral from Anthropologie. The cut-outs give it just the chill, breezy vibe you want for a backyard or garden wedding.

This article was originally published on Mar 16, 2012

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