In a sea of different brands to choose from when it comes to purchasing your bridesmaid dresses online, there are twice as many fabrics. Depending on the season of your nuptials, the material of the gowns is arguably the most important factor. Winter wedding? You’ll want something with long sleeves and a thicker build. Getting hitched in the summer? A light and breezy design is best.
Silk bridesmaid dresses, however, are across the board. They tick boxes in all categories and complement pretty much any theme/weather/taste you could think of. The best part is they’ll have your ‘maids-to-be feeling uber confident, too. Better than forcing them to look like meringues, right?
Coming in every hue you could dream of – from navy blue and sage green bridesmaid dresses to grey, champagne, black, gold, lilac and floral – the best silk bridesmaid dresses are the perfect choice for those who want something that feels elegant and glamorous.
With loads of different types of the fabric to go for, from the glossy silk-satin we all know and love to the ethereal touch of silk-chiffon, silk bridesmaid dresses are a versatile option that we guarantee every member of your squad (as well as you, of course) will adore. Whether you prefer the sleek look of a ‘90s silk-satin slip dress or a short bridesmaid dress, the silhouette options are endless too.
You could opt for satin bridesmaid dresses if you’re working with a smaller budget, they’re just as elegant, but the slightly higher price point of a silk bridesmaid dress means that you’re likely to get something that your girls can re-wear long after the big day. At £100, we love Truly’s slip midi dress in French navy and Bec & Bridge’s Amber silk-satin maxi design which is on sale for £159.
If you can afford to spend a little more, look to Zimmermann’s asymmetric ruffle dress, Louisa Ballou’s printed stretch silk maxi dress, or even Monique Lhuillier one-shoulder draped silk-satin gown. Reformation have a whole host of silk bridesmaid and evening dresses too, from ones with cowl necks and flutter sleeves to emerald green pleated designs and luxe bardot styles. Your girls deserve the very best, after all.
Want more wedding content? Check out our round ups for maternity bridesmaid dresses, white bridesmaid dresses, high street bridesmaid dresses, pastel bridesmaid dresses and multiway bridesmaid dresses. If you’re shopping for your bridal gown and are after something a bit different, there’s alternative wedding dresses for you to read up on, as well as long sleeve wedding dresses, square neck wedding dresses to wear atop your corset and bridal lingerie. Just a guest this year? We’ve covered all bases with the best wedding guest dresses here.
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