24 Gorgeous Gothic Bridesmaid Dresses
Your wedding day is the perfect time to showcase your unique style, and couples opting for a gothic-themed event certainly like to stand out from the crowd. So, what defines a gothic dress? The aesthetic has its origins in gothic architecture, which was popular in Europe during Medieval times, as well as gothic literature, a genre exploring the "dark side" of humanity that was created during the Victorian era.
With that in mind, gothic couples typically forgo traditional wedding styles, choosing a black wedding dress over the usual white or ivory (although a black and white wedding is beautiful), and darker hues (think: dark purple, burgundy, and even deep blue) for their flowers and décor. Another thought? Some brides decide to wear a white wedding dress with gothic-inspired accessories for a similar effect.
And the bridesmaids dresses are no exception. While some brides will want true gothic-style dresses for their bridesmaids, you have to be careful when choosing a gothic dress or gown because you don't want your wedding party to look like they're going to a Halloween party. To prevent that, you should also look at some gothic-inspired options.
Either way, we've rounded up a variety of gothic bridesmaid dress options that perfectly complement gothic wedding dresses and other wedding attire.
Want more? Check out local bridal salons where you can browse gothic bridesmaid dresses IRL.
CoralieBeatrix Gothic LBD
We think this dress is just the right mix of the gothic aesthetic and the classic little black dress. The long, full skirt can complement a variety of body types (including pregnant bridesmaids), while the top of the gown can be worn in a multitude of ways, including strapless, sweetheart, and halter. It will look beautiful in photos next to the bride's gothic wedding dress. Sizes: Ranging from petite to custom plus.
Jenny Yoo Issa Off-The-Shoulder Stretch Velvet Column Gown in Black
Velvet is often used for gothic-style attire due to its heavier, more formal feel. Brides looking to give their bridesmaids a sexier vibe will love this long velvet gown that features a high slit and an off-the-shoulder neckline. Available in sizes 0 to 26.
MistyMadness Vintage Long-Sleeved Dress
Another velvet option, so it's perfect for a cold-weather wedding. This handmade maxi dress offers long sleeves, an empire waist and a subtle V-neckline. Available in sizes S to 3X. Editor's note: This dress runs small, so we recommend sizing up.
MiaDreamDesign Black Velvet Lace Maxi Dress
For an off-the-shoulder gothic bridesmaid look, consider this stunning velvet maxi dress. The V-neckline is accentuated with a gorgeous lace trim, and the soft velvet material will keep your girls cozy if the weather is cold. Available in sizes XS to XXL, with custom sizing also available.
By Anthropologie The Katerina Button-Front Dress: Velvet Edition in Black
Your girls are sure to love this sumptuously soft gothic-style bridesmaid dress. Small buttons go all the way down the front for a Victorian vibe, allowing the wearer to decide how high they want the slit to be. Available in sizes 00 to 26.
PrettyBlueClassy Black Sheer Bell Long Sleeve Evening Formal Faux Wrap Maxi Dress
Here's a gothic bridesmaid dress that's both affordable and gorgeous. With a wrap front and sheer balloon sleeves, it's a beautifully elegant choice. Available in sizes S to XL.
City Chic Fleetwood Maxi Dress
Inspired by boho icon Stevie Nicks, this gothic-leaning dress has a wrap V-neckline, full bell sleeves and a high-low hemline. While black is elegant and will fit the gothic aesthetic, there are other colors available. Available in sizes 12 to 24.
Topshop Lace Bardot Long Sleeve Midi Dress in Black
What's more gothic than black lace? With a bardot neckline and long lace sleeves, this gorgeous bridesmaid dress is sure to fit your wedding vibe to perfection. Available in sizes 0 to 14.
Kennedy Blue Everly
The vertical ruffles starting at the waistline offer this maxi dress a gothic vibe when chosen in black. If black isn't your thing, dark red, green and blue colorways are also available. Bridesmaids can take the gothic vibe to the next level through their accessories, hair, and makeup. Available in size 00 to 32.
Azazie Leonia Dress in Black
If you want a subtle gothic look for your bridesmaids, this black chiffon maxi dress could be the perfect choice. With an A-line silhouette, a square neckline and long sheer balloon sleeves, it will make your maids look like the picture of elegance. Available in sizes 0 to 30, as well as custom sizes.
Needle & Thread Araminta Lace Gown
This stunning black lace bridesmaid dress will certainly make a statement. Featuring intricate embroidery, a layered tulle skirt, and short ruffled sleeves, it's perfect for a gothic-themed wedding. Available in sizes 2 to 18.
CoquetryClothing Black Zen Morticia Puddle Train Gown
Morticia Addams is synonymous with the gothic look, so why not pay tribute to the iconic character with your bridesmaids dresses? The long, fitted gown features her signature deep V-neckline, and super long sleeves, and long sleeves, as well as a puddle train to complete the look. Available in sizes XXS to 3XL.
Reformation Alli Silk Dress
Treat your bridesmaids to this elegant black silk number for your gothic wedding. With a straight neckline, wide straps, and a back slit, it's chic and understated. Available in sizes 0 to 12.
JessaKae Violette Dress in Black
Your girls will look like princesses in this beautiful black bridesmaid dress from JessaKae. The sweetheart neckline and puff sleeves are sweet and feminine, while the all-black color adds a gothic edge. Available in sizes XXS to 6X.
JessaKae Riverwood Dress in Black
Here's another stunning gothic bridesmaid dress from JessaKae. Made from black velvet, it features flutter sleeves, a sweetheart neckline, and a pleated midi-length skirt. It also comes in a gorgeous Dark Green shade. Available in sizes XXS to 6X.
Lulus Tier I Go Black Lace V-Neck Sleeveless Tiered Maxi Dress
This beautiful black lace bridesmaid dress just screams 'dark romance.' Featuring adjustable spaghetti straps, a V-neckline and a tiered maxi skirt, it's sure to fit your gothic wedding vibe to a T. Available in sizes XS to XL.
Reformation Barrie Knit Dress
This knee-length dress is perfect for less formal weddings. The ruffled cuff sleeves give it the gothic touch you're looking for. Available in sizes XS to XL.
RadiantRooster Black Velvet Infinity Dress
This convertible black velvet bridesmaid dress offers endless possibilities. Not only does one size fit most, it can be adjusted to create a range of different necklines, making it ideal if you want to mix and match your 'maids. Fits sizes 0 to 16.
IsabelleMauriceShop Black Velvet Dress
This made-to-order black velvet bridesmaid dress is straight out of a fairytale. It has a flattering wrap front and a small train, but it's the sheer lace insert on the sleeves that really makes this gown a gothic dream. What's more, it also comes in a wide range of other colors, including Purple, Emerald, and Wine. Available in sizes XS to XXL, with custom sizes also available.
Lulus Keep You Chic Black Chiffon Embroidered Ruffled Maxi Dress
This gorgeous black chiffon bridesmaid dress is perfect if you're looking for a subtle gothic vibe. With long sheer balloon sleeves, a floral pattern, and a high-low skirt with tiered ruffles, this dress will make your girls feel ethereal as they glide down the aisle. Available in sizes XS to XL.
Reformation Ziggy Velvet Dress
This black velvet maxi dress from Reformation was just made for gothic weddings. The rose pattern, ruffle details and cowl neckline make it a real showstopper. Available in sizes XS to XL.
Show Me Your Mumu Nina Maxi Dress in Black Luxe Satin
With a corset bodice and floor-length skirt, this black bridesmaid dress from Show Me Your Mumu is an excellent choice for a gothic wedding. The adjustable straps ensure a flawless fit, and your 'maids are sure to love the luxe satin fabric. Available in sizes XXS to XXL.
Birdy Grey Mia Convertible Dress in Shiny Satin Black
Here's another convertible bridesmaid dress, this time in lustrous black satin. You and your girls can choose between a strapless, off-the-shoulder or spaghetti strap neckline. There's also a wide range of other colors to choose from, including Cabernet, Navy, Emerald and more. Available in sizes XS to 3X.
Showpo Aiyana Midaxi Dress in Black
Looking for a bridesmaid dress that blends gothic and glam? Try this super chic black satin number from Showpo. The halter neck ties at the back in a long ribbon that hangs down over the open back for maximum drama. Available in sizes 2 to 10.