Junior Bridesmaid Dresses Ultimate Guide

If you're searching for the perfect dress for your junior bridesmaid, you've come to the right place. Finding a dress that's both youthful and elegant can be a challenge. Very few retailers provide elegant and comfortable options for younger junior bridesmaids. It's important to include your junior bridesmaid in your wedding day festivities. The first step is finding a dress that your junior bridesmaid will feel confident in. If you're wondering what color your junior bridesmaid should wear - and more- look no further. We're sharing everything you need to know about having a junior bridesmaid in your wedding party. Read on for tips on finding the best junior bridesmaid dress for your bridal party! 

Shop The Kennedy Blue Junior Bridesmaid Dress Collection

We love that one of our top-selling Bridesmaid Dress Collections also features a collection of its own Junior Bridesmaid Dresses. What this means for our brides is that finding the perfect match for your bridesmaid dresses is possible! The Kennedy Blue Junior Bridesmaid Collection has thoughtfully designed 9 unique silhouettes that are youth-friendly, comfortable, and cute! - and can easily complement your other bridesmaids' dresses. When shopping the entire Kennedy Blue line, it makes choosing your wedding dresses and colors so much easier! 

Finding The Best Junior Bridesmaid Dress For Your Bridal Party

We know how difficult it can be to find a junior bridesmaid dress. Of course, your number one priority is to find a dress that is flattering and comfortable. We're sharing elegant and fun junior styles that are perfect for your younger bridesmaid. You can pair these dresses with any of the Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dresses for a cohesive look. Read on for some of our favorite junior bridesmaid options you can find right in our shop!

Kennedy Blue "Keaton"

Models wearing an embroidered Kennedy Blue Junior Bridesmaid Dress and a Bridesmaid Dress in 'Dusty Pink'.

Kennedy Blue Junior Bridesmaid Dress "Keaton" in 'Dusty Pink' | Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dress "Cameron" in 'Dusty Pink'

Keaton is a beautiful lace and chiffon dress. This dress features a scoop neckline and an A-line silhouette. This dress is a perfect option for a younger bridesmaid. For a cohesive bridal party, check out Kennedy Blue "Cameron" that has a similar lace bodice. 

*Wedding Shoppe Take: We loved finding a way to enhance the charming embroidery with a sweet and earthy color like Kennedy Blue 'Dusty Pink'.

Kennedy Blue "Nica"

Models wearing a ruffled Kennedy Blue Junior Bridesmaid Dress and a Bridesmaid Dress in 'Cinnamon Rose'.

Kennedy Blue Junior Bridesmaid Dress "Nica" in 'Cinnamon Rose' | Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dress "Logan" in 'Cinnamon Rose'

Nica is a fun, boho dress style with an elegant ruffled neckline. The thick, yet dainty straps provide an elevated look for a younger bridesmaid and extra comfort. Looking for a similar boho silhouette with a ruffled detail, the Kennedy Blue "Logan" is a great match for your bridal party. 

*Wedding Shoppe Take: We wanted to show off the playful boho style with a neutral earthy shade like Kennedy Blue 'Cinnamon Rose'.

Kennedy Blue "Gretta"

Models wearing an embroidered halter neckline Kennedy Blue Junior Bridesmaid Dress and a Bridesmaid Dress in 'Burnt Orange'.Kennedy Blue Junior Bridesmaid Dress "Gretta" in 'Burnt Orange' | Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dress "Madeline" in 'Burnt Orange'

Gretta is a stunning, halter neckline with a detailed bodice. The lace bodice and A-line skirt is a sophisticated and fun option for a junior bridesmaid. To match your bridal party with a similar look, the Kennedy Blue "Madeline" with embroidered high neckline is perfect. 

*Wedding Shoppe Take: For an expressive style with stunning details, we love a spicy color like Kennedy Blue 'Burnt Orange'.

Kennedy Blue "Lonnie"

Models wearing a ruched Kennedy Blue Junior Bridesmaid Dress and a Bridesmaid Dress in 'Sapphire Blue'.Kennedy Blue Junior Bridesmaid Dress "Lonnie" in 'Sapphire' | Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dress "Brittany" in 'Sapphire'

Lonnie is a classic bridesmaid dress and is great for a younger bridesmaid. This timeless style features a sleek v-neckline, pleated accents and hidden pockets. For a coordinating sophisticated look for your bridal party, the Kennedy Blue "Brittany" is a great match. 

*Wedding Shoppe Take: We wanted to showcase this elegant dress style with a sophisticated color like Kennedy Blue 'Sapphire' that enhances its character.

Kennedy Blue "Saylor"

Kennedy Blue models wearing bridesmaid dresses in 'Emerald Green'.Kennedy Blue Junior Bridesmaid Dress "Saylor" in 'Emerald' | Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dress "Kristen" in 'Emerald'

Saylor has a classic bridesmaid dress structure with pleated accents and an A-line skirt. The high v-neckline and flowy silhouette makes it perfect for a younger bridesmaid. A similar look for your bridal party is the Kennedy Blue "Kristen" that complements with a pleated bodice, v-neckline, and flowy skirt. 

*Wedding Shoppe Take: We love using gorgeous jewel-tone shades like Kennedy Blue 'Emerald' that glam up sophisticated dress styles.

Kennedy Blue "Presley"

Kennedy Blue models wearing bridesmaid dresses in 'Sage Green'.Kennedy Blue Junior Bridesmaid Dress "Presley" in 'Sage Green' | Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dress "Amanda" in 'Sage Green'

Presley is darling with a high scoop neckline, blouson top, and hidden pockets. This is an elegant and comfortable style for a younger bridesmaid. To find a coordinating bridesmaid look, the Kennedy Blue "Amanda" also has a high scoop neckline, similar top style, and playful side slit.

*Wedding Shoppe Take: For an elegant and minimalistic style, using a neutral earthy color like Kennedy Blue 'Sage Green' adds charm.

Kennedy Blue "Ensley"

Models wearing an embroidered Kennedy Blue Junior Bridesmaid Dress and a Bridesmaid Dress in 'Slate Blue'.

Kennedy Blue Junior Bridesmaid Dress "Ensley" in 'Slate Blue' | Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dress "Jade in 'Slate Blue'

Ensley has an adorable high scoop neckline with lace and embroidered detailing. The flowy chiffon A-Line skirt is perfect for younger bridesmaids. Looking for a similar style, the Kennedy Blue "Jade" is a stunning option for your bridesmaids. 

*Wedding Shoppe Take: We love pairing a whimsical shade like Kennedy Blue 'Slate Blue' with a sweet dress style of lace and embroidery details.

Kennedy Blue "Lanie"

Models wearing a halter neckline Kennedy Blue Junior Bridesmaid Dress and a Bridesmaid Dress in 'Bordeaux'.Kennedy Blue Junior Bridesmaid Dress "Lanie" in 'Bordeaux' | Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dress "Gwen" in 'Bordeaux' 

Lanie is a unique dress with keyhole cutouts and pleated accents. The flowy A-line silhouette makes it more youthful and perfect for a junior bridesmaid. To coordinate with your bridal party, the Kennedy Blue "Gwen" has a similar unique neckline.  

*Wedding Shoppe Take: We wanted to show this sweet dress style with an expressive color like Kennedy Blue 'Bordeaux'.

Kennedy Blue "Ireland"

Models wearing an embroidered Kennedy Blue Junior Bridesmaid Dress and a Bridesmaid Dress in 'Desert Rose'.Kennedy Blue Junior Bridesmaid Dress "Ireland" in 'Desert Rose' | Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dress "Shannon-Beaded" in 'Desert Rose'

Ireland is a fun dress with a one-shoulder neckline and elegant embroidered bodice. The neckline is supported by a dainty spaghetti strap for comfort that's perfect for younger bridesmaids. For a similar bridesmaid dress option, we love the Kennedy Blue "Shannon-Beaded" for a matching one-shoulder silhouette with embroidery. 

*Wedding Shoppe Take: For such a lovely dress style, we love using a muted romantic color like Kennedy Blue 'Desert Rose'.

Kennedy Blue Junior Bridesmaid Robes Available Now

We're so excited to announce that the Kennedy Blue line has just added Junior Bridesmaid Robes to its collection! Now it's easier than ever to find the perfect match for your whole bridal crew! The Kennedy Blue Junior Bridesmaid Robe Collection features 5 adorable robes in colors that can easily complement your wedding party colors. Just like a Junior Bridesmaid is an extra special role for a younger bridesmaid, these robes are a sweet gesture for her role to stand out! 

NEW Kennedy Blue Satin and Lace Junior Bridesmaid Robe in 'White'

Models wearing Satin and Lace Junior Bridesmaid Robe and Bridesmaid Robes in 'White'.Kennedy Blue Satin and Lace Junior Bridesmaid Robe in 'White' | Kennedy Blue Satin and Lace Bridesmaid Robe in 'White'

For the younger members of your bridal party, these Satin and Lace Junior Bridesmaid Robes are just the cutest! Specially created for junior bridesmaids to have the perfect fit and match the adult satin robe styles. Available in two colors, the Satin and Lace Robe in 'White' is adorable for a younger bridesmaid (or Flower Girl!) to match with the Bride.

NEW Kennedy Blue Satin and Lace Junior Bridesmaid Robe in 'Blush'

Models wearing Satin and Lace Junior Bridesmaid Robe and Bridesmaid Robes in 'Blush'.NEW Kennedy Blue Satin and Lace Junior Bridesmaid Robe in 'Blush'Kennedy Blue Satin and Lace Bridesmaid Robe in 'Blush'

Another Satin and Lace Junior Bridesmaid Robe comes in this darling shade 'Blush' which is a perfect neutral, yet soft pink shade to match any robe color. Offered in three youth sizes, if your junior bridesmaid is in-between sizes we would recommend sizing up for a comfortable fit!

NEW Kennedy Blue Floral Junior Bridesmaid Robe in 'White'

Models wearing a White Floral Junior Bridesmaid Robe and Bridesmaid Robes.Kennedy Blue Floral Junior Bridesmaid Robe in 'White' | Kennedy Blue Floral Bridesmaid Robe in 'White'

For our brides that love a playful and fun style, these Floral Junior Bridesmaid Robes are so eye-catching! We especially love how charming a younger bridesmaid (or Flower Girl!) looks wearing a matching Floral Robe in 'White' with the Bride!

NEW Kennedy Blue Floral Junior Bridesmaid Robe in 'Bordeaux'

Models wearing a Bordeaux Floral Junior Bridesmaid Robe and Bridesmaid Robes.Kennedy Blue Floral Junior Bridesmaid Robe in 'Bordeaux' | Kennedy Blue Floral Bridesmaid Robe in 'Bordeaux'

For an elegant yet fun look, choose the Floral Junior Bridesmaid Robe in 'Bordeaux'. The deep red complemented with pink and white florals looks amazing! These Floral Junior Bridesmaid Robes are made with a soft rayon cotton which is so comfy to get ready in!

NEW Kennedy Blue Floral Junior Bridesmaid Robe in 'Pink'

Models wearing a Pink Floral Junior Bridesmaid Robe and Bridesmaid Robes.Kennedy Blue Floral Junior Bridesmaid Robe in 'Pink' | Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Robe in 'Pink'

One of the most adorable looks is the Floral Junior Bridesmaid Robe in 'Pink'! Such a bright and playful color will look fabulous on your younger bridesmaids- and if you're mix-and-matching robe colors, will make them feel so cute to be in such a fun color!

Wedding Shoppe Real Wedding:

Bride and Bridesmaids gathered outside wearing an arrangement of Kennedy Blue Floral Bridesmaid Robes as they smile and laugh together. Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Floral Robes in: 'Pink', 'Coral', 'Bordeaux' | Kennedy Blue Bridal Floral Robe in 'White' | Kennedy Blue Junior Bridesmaid Floral Robes in 'White'Ash McMahon Photography

What Does a Junior Bridesmaid Do?

A junior bridesmaid is a great way to include younger family members and close friends. It's a sweet moment for both you and them to remember. Usually, a junior bridesmaids is younger that the bridal party and around the ages of 9-15 years old. The bride can choose how much or how little the junior bridesmaid is included on the wedding day. While they don't always have a list of responsibilities, it is a way for them to be a part of your special day. 

Bride showing off her dress in front of her bridesmaids for their first look.Lauren Baker Photography

Choosing a Dress Color For a Junior Bridesmaid

It's up to the bride to decide what color the junior bridesmaid wears. Some brides prefer their junior bridesmaids to match with the bridesmaids. Other may prefer a different color for the junior bridesmaid, as it's a unique and special role. If the junior bridesmaid is younger, the bride may want them to wear white or ivory- like a flower girl dress. The color of the dress for the junior bridesmaid is completely up to the bride and her preference. 

Bride and Bridesmaids wearing long flowy light blue dresses gathered outside around lots of greenery.Krista Reynolds Photography

Junior Bridesmaids: Coordinated vs. Mismatched Bridal Party

Do junior bridesmaids wear the same dress as the bridal party? This is an excellent question to ask that we receive almost daily! This is up to the bride's personal preference. All brides are different and have their own visions. Some brides may like similar dress styles and others may like something that doesn't look the same. All that matters is that the dresses are cohesive together. After all, you want to make sure there is a flow to your bridal party. 

Bride and Bridesmaids and Junior Bridesmaids gathered together for a photo.Rachel Graff Photography

Coordinating Junior Bridesmaid Dresses With Your Bridal Party

All in all, your junior bridesmaids are a special part of your bridal party. Not only will they be thrilled to be included, but it really will be a sweet moment for each of you. When you're out shopping for the perfect dress, remember to keep them in mind and find a style that is comfortable and age-appropriate. Also think about whether you would like your junior bridesmaids and bridal party to have similar dresses or different dresses that complement one another. When you shop one brand like Kennedy Blue, it makes it much easier to find coordinating bridesmaid dress styles and colors for your entire crew!

Bride and Bridesmaids gathered outside a brick building, smiling and laughing with one another. Brooklyn Photo 

Let's Chat!

Did you have a junior bridesmaid and if so, did all of your bridesmaids match or did you choose different styles? If you're a bride searching for dresses right now, did any of these styles/bridesmaid dress combos stand out for you? Also, will you be using getting-ready bridesmaid robes or something similar for your bridal crew? We always love hearing from you, let us know in the comments below! 

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David jaimes
September 10, 2020 11:00

I’m so excited for my baby sister😭 amazing tips!

Christy Ramos
September 10, 2020 11:00

This was a very helpful blog especially because my daughter who is 14 will be one of my Jr. Bridesmaids

Teresa McCann
September 03, 2020 15:08

My nieces will love all these different styles!

jani_blaze
September 03, 2020 15:06

I love the styles specially #2!! My daughter would look so beautiful

Melissa Garcia
September 03, 2020 15:05

Great blog! This has actually helped me with a few questions I had about a junior bridesmaid!

Samantha Maulbetsch
September 03, 2020 15:05

Helpful information! Love these styles!

Nicole Sherman
September 03, 2020 15:04

I love it!

Averie
August 27, 2020 07:30

These are all super cute!!! Love them!

Jamie
August 27, 2020 07:30

Never thought about a Junior Bridesmaid!

Jenn Brown
August 27, 2020 07:30

I love all the different styles. My daughter loves different and there are so many choices. Can’t wait to officially pick a dress for her!

Sarah
August 27, 2020 07:30

I love these I am having a junior bridesmaid and I’m so excited!

Joslyn
August 27, 2020 07:30

I never even thought of the different considerations for a junior bridesmaid! My sister (who will be 9 years old) definitely will not want to wear something super uncomfortable or too adult looking. Much to think about!

Samantha foster
August 24, 2020 14:48

My daughter and niece are junior bridesmaids in my wedding. This helps a lot since I had no idea what that was before they wanted to do it.

Bekkah
August 24, 2020 14:47

Thank you ❤️

Hannah Neumann
August 24, 2020 14:47

So excited to get our little one a dress for our big day

Miriam Alcocer
August 20, 2020 11:24

I have a little sister of age 11 and she is going to be a junior bridesmaid for my other sisters’ wedding:) she will definitely need a dress ..hopefully the ones being raffled in September can include a junior size if I win them 🙏👌

kristen harvey
August 12, 2020 11:57

Isn’t she the cutest

Ashley
August 12, 2020 11:57

I love the different styles and colors for the little ones.

Rocio Lopez
August 09, 2020 13:32

Definitely going to use this! Love how adorable the dresses are

Sam Ruckman
August 09, 2020 13:32

Such beautiful dresses!!

Pop SEED
July 31, 2020 12:45

This is so adorable!

Ale Eplin
July 31, 2020 12:46

I am totally using this!

Jacqueline Rodriguez
July 31, 2020 10:15

Such great tips and ideas love it

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