When choosing colours for your wedding party, keep your venue, season, and formality in mind. “Dusty pink and terracotta hues are some of the hottest velvet colours we’re seeing,” adds Wells. “Velvet bridesmaid dresses, especially in black and jewel tones, are also popular for more elegant and upscale weddings.”
Choosing who will stand by your side on your wedding day is a huge honour, and you probably want to make your bridal party feel as special as they are on your special day. Consider velvet dresses if you’re trying to narrow down your options. The luxurious, rich fabric is quickly becoming an all-season favourite for wedding parties all over the world.
“We saw velvet really take off in late 2019, and it’s not going away anytime soon,” says Alena Wells, senior director of marketing at Revelry. “Instead of more traditional fabrics, it’s a great way to have unique and on-trend bridesmaid dresses.”
Azazie’s chief marketing officer, Ranu Coleman, adds that if a couple wants to be a little unconventional and make more of a statement, they should choose velvet dresses. “They are glamorous, lightweight, soft, and photograph beautifully,” she says. Bonus: Both experts agree that velvet looks great on all body types because of its figure-flattering yet forgiving fabric.
Take a look at some of the best velvet styles your bridal party will love, ranging from long luxe numbers to playful modern midis.
Revelry Bardot Velvet Dress 2021.
The sweetheart neckline on Revelry’s Bardot gown evokes old-school glamour. Furthermore, because Revelry’s velvet is more lightweight, you can choose a nontraditional colour for a warmer season and still feel chic and cool.
Amsale Ivy Dress
This A-line gown is a dream come true. The long, sweeping skirt contrasts beautifully with the gown’s V-neckline and exposed back.
Navy Blue Velvet Midi Dress by Blush Mark
Thanks to its flattering design and pleated tulip hem, this stylish midi dress is absolutely difficult to surpass. “The fabric is incredibly forgiving, has a lot of flexibility, and it’s quite soft and light,” Coleman explains. “It looks fantastic on people of all shapes and sizes.”
Off-the-Shoulder Velvet Dress
Consider David Bridal’s gorgeous off-the-shoulder gown if you’re getting married during the fall season. The style is available in four seasonal colours and sizes 0-26, making it an ideal choice for your entire gathering.
ASOS WHITE Velvet Smock Dress with Pockets
The velvet smock dress from ASOS is marvellous and modern, and it can easily be dressed up or down after the big day, making it a must-have for wedding receptions and beyond.
ASOS DESIGN Maternity Velvet Broderie Shirred Midi Dress in Rust
Whether your bridesmaids are expecting or not, this regal rust-colored midi dress from ASOS is a winner. Your friends will appreciate a gown that can be worn as they change and grow.
Revelry Jade Velvet Dress
Revelry’s one-shoulder Jace dress is fierce and flattering, with an adjustable spaghetti strap and side gathering that flatters all body types.
Christopher Kane Glitter Velvet Dress
Christopher Kane’s whimsical glittered velvet gown is appropriate for a wedding or red carpet event. Your bridal party will adore this new wardrobe staple, and we’re confident that it will become their new special occasion wear.
Velvet Long Sleeve Maxi Dress
This opulent shade is a dusty purple with a shine. The mermaid maxi skirt, long sleeve velvet midi dress, and keyhole back on Lulu’s dress are all flattering.
Marchesa Notte Velvet Cold-Shoulder Gown
This goddess-worthy gown features a traditional round neck, floor-sweeping skirt, sheer panels, and delicate guipure lace and is ultra-modern and bewitching.
When is the best time to wear velvet dresses?
While Coleman does not recommend wearing velvet in hot weather, both experts agree that it is a “perfect choice for a Fall, Winter, or Early Spring wedding.” Wells adds that you should “definitely consider the temperature when considering velvet,” so experiment with different fabrics before deciding on one.