Everything You Need to Know About Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses

When it comes to velvet, know that this trend took us by surprise! We had no clue we were approaching 70's fashion as we headed into the 2010's (and now 2020). Velvet bridesmaid dresses are now all the craze in the wedding industry!

When it comes to the velvet trend, our team at the Wedding Shoppe is here for it! We had no clue that ‘70s fashion would reappear with such vigor. And yet velvet bridesmaid dresses are all the rage in the wedding industry!

There is so much to love about velvet itself and velvet bridesmaid dresses. Velvet adds fantastic texture and variation to a bridal party. It's soft and even lends a little bit of extra warmth. It is incredibly eye-catching, and the perfect option if you want to make a statement! Since we've been in the wedding industry we've seen all of the trends. From shiny silk wedding dresses to chunky appliqués to a-line tulle gowns. We've gazed upon and appreciated it all. When we say that velvet is one of our favorite wedding trends we mean it - and here’s why!

Why Choose Velvet Dresses For Your Wedding Party

Velvet is a life-changer in the wedding game, and it’s an option you need to know about. It is one of the easiest ways to amp up the overall look of your bridal party.  Without further ado, read on for some of the best reasons to buy velvet bridesmaid dresses! 

Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses are Comfortable

This one is a no brainer. Velvet is so incredibly soft, almost buttery. When used as a material for bridesmaid dresses, it drapes the body beautifully. It is great for flattering the feminine form without grabbing uncomfortably at curves. Making it a good choice for any of your ‘maids, no matter their body shape or size.

Velvet is Perfect for a Mismatched Bridesmaid Dress Look

Want a mismatched bridal party? Velvet bridesmaid dresses are a fantastic addition to any line up. The texture and look of velvet makes for an eye-catching garment, that your guests will notice and remember. For additional inspo, check out our ultimate guide on mismatched bridesmaid dresses

Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses are Flattering

Velvet bridesmaid dresses will make your girls both feel and look like a goddess. The texture looks great on everyone, especially when you consider that it comes in a variety of sillhouettes. Feature this material for a chic and bold bridal party that everyone will be talking about for years to come! 

Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses Work for Every Wedding Season

An often overlooked fact is that velvet tends to lend a little bit of warmth. This makes it an especially popular choice for winter weddings. However velvet it comfortable any time of year, so you can rock this material whenever and wherever. Whether you’re hosting an early spring affair outdoors or a luxe winter event inside.

Trending Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses

Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s take a look at the goods! At the Wedding Shoppe, we over a great selection of trendy velvet bridesmaid dresses. Including a range of sizes and flattering silhouettes. With something for everyone, outfitting your bridal party is a breeze.

Kennedy Blue Keely


Keely is a super flattering fit and flare gown. It has a one shoulder neckline with a fitted bodice and a simple skirt.

Kennedy Blue Evelyn


Evelyn is perfect for a formal wedding. It has a traditional a-line silhouette, paired with short sleeves and a modest v-neckline.

Kennedy Blue Skylar


Skylar is a trendy halter bridesmaid dress. It has a v-neckline and a flowing a-line skirt with hidden pockets.

Kennedy Blue Mila


Mila is a gorgeous springtime gown. It has off-the-shoulder straps, spaghetti straps and a romantic sweetheart neckline.

Mori Lee 21669

More Lee 21669
Design 21669 is a flattering modest design. It has a v-neckline, thick straps, and a flowing a-line skirt with an accented waist.

More Lee 21685

More Lee 21685
Mori Lee 21685 is oh so trendy! It features an elegant draped neckline paired with thin spaghetti straps and an an a-line skirt.

Mori Lee 21660

velvet bridesmaid dresses

This sexy, fitted style is perfect for the bold and fashionable bride. It has a high scoop neckline, a flattering fit and flare sillhouette.

B2 B203065

velvet bridesmaid dresses
Design B203065 has a v-neck and v-back complete with simple and classy spaghetti straps! It is paired with a flowing a-line skirt.

B2 B203055

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This unique gowns features a velvet bodice paired with a pleated chiffon skirt. It has a blocky neckline with thick straps and a subtle slit in the skirt.

B2 B203066

velvet bridesmaid dresses

This velvet bridesmaid dress features a unique one-shoulder design. It is paired with a romantic chiffon skirt, for a luxe modern look.

Favorite Velvet Bridesmaid Dress Colors

Being so bold, velvet bridesmaid dresses tend to come in vivid colors. Including jewel-tones, primary colors and neutrals. Take a look at the most velvet bridesmaid dress colors below!

Black Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses

Black velvet bridesmaid dresses are so incredibly versatile! You can pair them with any color, red, blue green - you name it! This makes it an easy color to use year round. However, we're currently into featuring it alongside a mix of pinks. For a modern yet romantic wedding look.

black velvet bridesmaid dresses 

Green Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses

For a luxe winter wedding, consider green velvet bridesmaid dresses. We recommend that you feature green without red, for a more timeless winter look. Instead, opt for a range of green shades, ivory or cream, and brown. This will create a classic and slightly rustic looking palette.

 green velvet wedding color scheme

Burgundy Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses

Burgundy velvet bridesmaid dresses are super trendy. Pair it with jewel tones for a moody but vibrant look. Or alongside brighter shades, like coral and blush, for a bright spring vibe. Burgundy is quite versatile, making it a gorgeous choice year round.

burgundy velvet wedding color scheme 

Red Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses

For a timeless wedding look, opt for red velvet bridesmaid dresses. Red is a classic choice that can be used for both warm and cool weather weddings. Pair it with pink and white for a romantic spring wedding. Or other dark shades, like crimson and navy, for a bold winter vibe.

red velvet wedding color scheme

Blue Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses

An always chic color choice, blue velvet bridesmaid dresses are one of our favorite options for spring. More recently, it has been a popular color to pair with yellow and coral or orange and pink hues. This mix creates a bright color scheme, perfect for a modern and fun outdoor event.

 blue velvet wedding color scheme

Velvet Bridesmaid Dress Inspiration

The velvet bridesmaid dress trend isn't going anywhere! If you're considering featuring this luxe material at your wedding, here are some ideas to help inspire you. 

How to Style Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses

Don't be intimidate by velvet bridesmaid dresses! Soft and luxurious, your bridesmaids will love them. When styling them for your event, there are some ways to ensure that they help lend a cohesive look. First, you can place all of your girls in velvet, even if they wear mismatched styles. This will lend a more elegant overall look, perfect for a formal affair. Or, have a portion of your girls wear velvet, for varying textures. This option is preferable for a more casual wedding, such as outdoors in the springtime.

Velvet Winter Bridesmaid Dresses 

While velvet bridesmaid dresses look stunning year round, they are especially beautiful during the wintertime. This soft texture will add a cozy touch to your event, plus make your 'maids more comfortable. Equal parts luxurious and elegant, velvet is ideal for a formal winter wedding.

Where to Buy Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses

At the Wedding Shoppe of course! With a trendy selection of velvet bridesmaid dresses, we have something for everyone in your bridal party. Our sizing is inclusive and our designs are made to flatter the female figure, of every shape and size. You are welcome to make an appointment, or shop our full inventory of bridesmaid dresses online!


 If you weren't already in love with velvet bridesmaid dresses, hopefully we convinced you! Soft, flattering and stylish, they are a gorgeous bridesmaid dress option that your girls will thank you for. If one of our features styles or designs caught your eye, be sure to let us know in the comment section below!

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Velvet not your style? Consider sequin bridesmaid dresses. They are just as popular and are also an effective way to add texture and dimension to your bridal party. Check out our recent blog for sequin bridesmaid dress inspiration and styling tips!

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June 04, 2020 11:19

Unique and fun idea! The weather will be too much of a gamble for us to use velvet dresses, though.

Mariah Letourneau
April 20, 2020 16:28

Brb might go switch my bridesmaids dress for the third time!!!

April 07, 2020 17:09

Velvet is a great choice.. I’ve never really thought about it. It would probably be a bit warm in the summer though!

April 03, 2020 13:57

I love velvet, but I’ve never seen it at a wedding I’ve been too. So something different.

Brianna M
March 29, 2020 09:17

Not a fan!

March 29, 2020 09:17

Pockets seem essential

March 29, 2020 09:17

Love the styles

March 29, 2020 09:17

Velvet seems interesting

March 29, 2020 09:17

I really want to do a mixture of textures with the same color pallet!

March 29, 2020 09:17

I love the velvet! I almost wish my wedding was going to be later in the fall so that my bridesmaids could wear velvet!

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