Here are six bridesmaid looks for less. All are great options if you’re footing the bill for have attendants on a budget who insist on buying their own gown. And, while they lack the big price ticket, these numbers are certainly not short on glamour
[dropcap]E[/dropcap]very bride’s worst nightmare is finding one gown that all their adult bridesmaids will love… without spending the earth. These six gowns are perfect if you’re footing the bill for a crowd of attendants or have bridesmaids on a budget who insist on paying their own way. And, while they look glamorous enough to ensure your party shine, every one of these dresses is likely to earn its keep after the big day.
This super-glamorous gown from Little Black Dress ticks all the boxes for party princesses with its ruffled plunge bodice and floaty chiffon skirt. We love the toned down colour that works well as a contrast to white and cream. You’ll find the same design in a soft blush shade, which our spies at Little Black Dress say is a popular choice with brides looking for a second wedding dress or honeymoon showstopper. £169; littleblackdress.co.uk
Ethereal grey tones are everywhere in bridal and this pretty halterneck Rochelle gown from Chi Chi London is in a subtle hue with soft flower pattern on the skirt. It’s a great choice for bridesmaids at a high-summer wedding or day-into-evening affair – especially as you can dress it up with a silk sash or bejewelled belt. It’s also a snip at £84.99; chichiclothing.com
A classic for occasionwear, Ghost’s long satin dresses include this elegant cowl neck Sylvia design, shown here in green. Other colours – from oyster and pale pink to black – are available in this style, or you can choose a different design, short or long, in a matching or complementary colourway. £225; ghost.co.uk
Lace is another key theme in bridal right now and this simple Saskia floorlength gown has delicate floral panelling over the neckline and sleeves for understated glamour with a touch of formality. We also like the navy colourway – which is flattering for pretty much all skin tones and keeps the look timeless and very grown up. £72.99; chichiclothing.com
Black can be an elegant choice for an evening or ballroom celebration – and it’s possibly one colour that will appeal to all your grown-up attendants (especially to those who loathe bold or pastel shades). It is also a smart choice if you want a strong contrast to your gown or have chosen a patterned, gold or silver design. This Gilda strapless design has floral detailing at the sweetheart neckline and a swag tie effect at the waist. It’s also available in nude. £120; littleblackdress.co.uk