44 Gray Bridesmaid Dresses in All Your Favorite Shades

This cool neutral color is hot right now. Dark gray bridesmaid dresses? Light gray bridesmaid dresses? We've got them all and everything in-between.
Light, blue and dark gray bridesmaid dresses
The Knot
Updated Jul 15, 2020
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There's a reason why gray is quickly becoming one of the most popular wedding colors: It makes any color palette feel instantly sophisticated, and it's soft enough not to feel overpowering. That's also why gray bridesmaid dresses, more specifically, are taking the wedding world by storm.

From über-chic blue and purplish slate to trendy greige (think: a pretty combination of gray and beige), the hues work with a variety of fabrics and are also perfect for mismatched bridal parties. Opt for charcoal sequins for an ultra-glam feel or go for ethereal dove gray for a more bohemian vibe. Whether you choose dark gray bridesmaid dresses, light gray bridesmaid dresses or any of the many shades in-between, your side of the aisle will be a hit.

No matter the natural hue you choose, you can't go wrong with this cool color. Keep scrolling to shop for some of our favorite gray bridesmaid dresses, conveniently broken out by popular length and shade, including those gray bridesmaid dresses that are long and elegant for your formal wedding. Be forewarned, though: there's lots of overlap between the different sections, so we recommend scrolling through the whole list to avoid missing out on any of the gorgeous options.

Gray Bridesmaid Dresses by Length:

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Gray Bridesmaid Dresses by Length

One of the easiest ways to narrow down your bridesmaid dress search? Choose a length and filter your options from there. We've rounded up long and short gray bridesmaid dresses for every style here. Can't decide on a hemline? Gather your 'maids to try on a variety in-store. Or, better yet, have each attendant order a few options to try on at home—an amazing program Brideside offers.

Long Gray Bridesmaid Dresses

In simple terms, long equals formal. These gorgeous gray gowns exude elegance and are ideal for a fancier affair.

1. Watters Brielle bridesmaid dress in Pewter

Long gray lace bridesmaid dress

We'll kick things off with this ultra-romantic dark gray bridesmaid dress. The embroidered bodice is oh-so dreamy and perfectly pairs with an ethereal theme. Plus, like many other Brideside options, it's available in extended sizes including plus sizes.

From $310, Brideside.com

2. After Six Style 6808 bridesmaid dress in Platinum

Long gray bridesmaid dress with high neckline

The glamorous high neckline sets this silvery gray bridesmaid dress apart. The silhouette is giving us major Meghan Markle-wedding-reception-dress vibes.

From $250, Brideside.com

3. Studio Design bridesmaid dress 4542 in Frost

Long light gray bridesmaid dress

This long gray bridesmaid dress features wispy tied shoulders we love.

Price upon request, Dessy.com

4. Jenny Packham bridesmaid dress JP1013 in Platinum

Gray plus size bridesmaid dress

We're big fans of this sheath silhouette with a modern skirt side slit. This long gray bridesmaid dress also boasts a chic gathered waistline. We'll also take this opportunity to note that every gown The Dessy Group carries comes in plus sizes—we'll cheers to that.

From $268, Dessy.com

5. Bella bridesmaid dress BB124 in Charcoal Gray

Dark gray bridesmaid dress

This structural long gray bridesmaid dress, in a dashing charcoal shade, suits a contemporary celebration.

Price upon request, Dessy.com

6. Watters Darcie bridesmaid dress in Stone

Bohemian gray bridesmaid dress

Of course, gray bridesmaid dresses with long skirts aren't necessarily super-formal. Take this ruffled bohemian number in a natural, dusty hue.

From $290, Brideside.com

7. Dessy twist wrap jumpsuit in Graphite

Dark gray bridesmaid jumpsuit

We had to include just one jumpsuit in the mix to show that you can still get sophisticated length without a skirt. And FYI, The Dessy Group sells lots of other jumpsuits where this convertible one came from. There's one for every member of your crew or just a few if you want a mismatched dress-and-jumpsuit look.

From $168, Dessy.com

Short Gray Bridesmaid Dresses

Having a less formal event? Try one of these short gray bridesmaid dresses with hemlines higher up on the leg.

8. Alfred Sung bridesmaid dress D765 in Pewter

Short dark gray bridesmaid dress

We're here for this short gray bridesmaid dress' subtle high-low hemline.

From $221, Dessy.com

9. After Six bridesmaid dress 6796 in Taupe,

Short light gray bridesmaid dress

How fun is this flouncy V-neckline? We also like the greige-y shade that'll fit right in beside a range of other earthy neutrals.

From $221, Dessy.com

10. Alfred Sung Style D610 bridesmaid dress in Dove

Short purple gray bridesmaid dress

Here's another light gray bridesmaid dress with a short skirt. The weighty fabric looks especially luxe, as does the soft purple-toned fabric.

From $208, Dessy.com

11. David's Bridal W10844 illusion tank dress with short cascade skirt in Mercury

Short gray bridesmaid dress

This pleated short gray bridesmaid dress has a timeless, casual feel.

from $80, DavidsBridal.com

12. David's Bridal F19751 soft mesh halter short bridesmaid dress in Pewter

Short dark gray bridesmaid dress

And this short gray bridesmaid dress is perfectly flirty, courtesy of the blouson halter-neck top. It also comes in plus sizes, as do many other David's Bridal garments. One more bonus: it's under $100, making it one of the most affordable options, even though it doesn't look cheap.

From $70, DavidsBridal.com

Gray Bridesmaid Dresses by Color

You searched, we delivered. Below, we've spotlighted picks in popular shades of gray, aka the hues you (and other brides and bridesmaids) love. But a word to the wise: bridesmaid dresses rarely look exactly the same in-person as they do online. Luckily, shops like Brideside let you purchase color swatches to preview before you settle on anything. Or, sign up through their website to score three for free. Show them to your 'maids, your planner—whoever—to make sure the shade you pick complements the wearer and the rest of your event.

Light Gray Bridesmaid Dresses

As we've already touched on, gray bridesmaid dresses run a serious shade spectrum. Here are some options on the lighter end of things. Use their undertones to help decide what other colors they go with. (For example, a light, sandy gray might work best with warm oranges and pinks.)

13. Watters Cameo bridesmaid dress in Sandstone

Long light gray bridesmaid dress

Speaking of sandy gray, here's a neutral bridesmaid dress we'd love to see at a wedding with similarly colored scenery.

From $260, Brideside.com

14. Studio Design bridesmaid dress 4541 in Frost

Light gray bridesmaid dress with ruffles

Consider this icy, light gray bridesmaid dress—complete with chic ruffle accents—for a winter (or early spring) wedding.

Price upon request, Dessy.com

15. Show Me Your Mumu Noelle wrap dress in Dove Gray

Light gray casual bridesmaid dress

It's no wonder Show Me Your Mumu is winning big in the bridesmaid dress category: The brand sells lots of soft and flowy numbers just like this one.

Priced at $198, Nordstrom.com

16. Little Mistress Plus lace embroidered top maxi dress in Gray

Gray lace plus size bridesmaid dress

ASOS is yet another go-to source for some seriously stylish gray plus-size bridesmaid dresses (not to mention tall and petite ones)—and especially more affordable ones. Check out this lacey, light gray and prettily pleated gown.

Priced at $143, ASOS.com

17. Jenny Yoo Ryan bridesmaid dress in Earl Gray

Sandy light gray bridesmaid dress

This sleeveless, light gray bridesmaid dress with an airy A-line skirt is beautifully simple.

From $285, Brideside.com

18. ASOS DESIGN bridesmaid maxi dress with pleated cami bodice and fishtail skirt in Soft Gray

Light purple gray bridesmaid dress

This formal, ruched mermaid gown has the dreamiest light purple hint.

Priced at $119, ASOS.com

Dark Gray Bridesmaid Dresses

Whether you're after something edgier or on the opposite end, ultra-refined, we've found dark gray bridesmaid dresses that fit the bill.

19. Wtoo by Watters Jordi bridesmaid dress in Stormy Gray

Dark gray wrap bridesmaid dress

This flouncy A-line dress is moody and romantic—two things that make it downright stunning.

From $220, Brideside.com

20. Jenny Yoo Liana bridesmaid dress in Charcoal

Long dark gray bridesmaid dress

Your attendants will feel like Grecian goddesses in this charcoal gray bridesmaid dress with a draped cowl neck.

From $285, Brideside.com

21. Dessy Collection Style 3012 bridesmaid dress in Silverstone

Blue gray off the shoulder bridesmaid dress

Off-the-shoulder necklines are all the rage, and it's obvious why: They can be über-elegant. Especially when they're part of an overall silhouette as sleek as this one. The dark and stormy blue-gray hue is just the icing on the cake.

From $257, Dessy.com

22. David's Bridal F20038 off-the-shoulder georgette wrap bridesmaid dress in Graphite

Cold shoulder dark gray bridesmaid dress

Also trending? Cold shoulders. This charcoal gray bridesmaid dress has a cool, strappy neckline.

From $120, DavidsBridal.com

23. Alfred Sung bridesmaid dress D758 in Pewter

Shiny dark gray bridesmaid dress

Bring on the drama with this shiny, sultry dark gray number. It's edgy in the best way.

From $242, Dessy.com

24. David's Bridal F19773 flounced crinkle chiffon sheath bridesmaid dress in Pewter

Halter dark gray bridesmaid dress

This dark gray bridesmaid dress has an on-trend halter neck and a unique open back.

From $100, DavidsBridal.com

25. David's Bridal F20057 lace and mesh V-neck bridesmaid dress in Grey

Dark gray lace bridesmaid dress

Meanwhile, this dark gray lace bridesmaid dress has a V-neck and A-line silhouette that oozes timeless appeal.

From $150, DavidsBridal.com

Blue-Gray Bridesmaid Dresses

Gray bridesmaid dresses don't have to be fully gray. Try grayish versions of your favorite colors—like blue—too. These alluring hues draw inspiration from the sea and sky, which is perfect if you're planning a nature-themed event. But regardless, they're just plain pretty.

26. Jenny Yoo Mira bridesmaid dress in Denmark Blue

Long blue gray bridesmaid dress

Did you know you can achieve a mismatched look even if all your 'maids are technically wearing the same dress? This gray-blue bridesmaid dress has a convertible neckline that allows just that.

From $285, Brideside.com

27. Jenny Yoo Kayla bridesmaid dress in Morning Mist

Light blue green gray bridesmaid dress

This light, blue-greenish shade of gray is beautifully soft, but that's not the only reason we've picked the dress. The gown is simple in the front but features a unique strappy back.

From $275, Brideside.com

28. Sorella Vita Style 9110 bridesmaid dress in Slate

Blue gray flouncy bridesmaid dress

This blue-gray bridesmaid dress is stylish and stretchy—because fashion and comfort can coincide.

From $249, Brideside.com

29. David's Bridal F19941 blouson high-neck mesh bridesmaid dress in Steel Blue

High neckline bue gray bridesmaid dress

Can you tell we like high necklines? Here's another blouson gown, this time in an eye-catching steel blue.

From $100, DavidsBridal.com

30. #Levkoff halter chiffon A-line gown in Slate

Ruched blue gray bridesmaid dress

This gray-blue bridesmaid dress' bodice has a unique front and back: The former features a ruched halterneck, while the latter has pretty chiffon panels and a cutout.

Priced at $150, Nordstrom.com

31. Jenny Packham bridesmaid dress JP1023 in Mist

Light blue gray bridesmaid dress

On the other hand, this light blue-gray bridesmaid dress has a stunning cutout in the front. It also includes a silver jeweled waistline for an extra dose of glam.

From $311, Dessy.com

32. Dessy Collection style 2970 in Silverstone

Blue gray off the shoulder bridesmaid dress

Loose off-the-shoulder sleeves and a sweetheart neckline make this blue-gray bridesmaid dress so beautifully romantic.

From $284, Dessy.com

Silver-Gray Bridesmaid Dresses

Silver-toned (and full-blown sparkly) gowns are great to intersperse between more matte gray bridesmaid dresses in your attendant lineup. We like how silver-gray garments contrast against many of the dark-gray and blue-gray bridesmaid dresses above. Of course, all your 'maids can wear silvery numbers too! In the end, it's always about making sure they tie into the rest of your wedding's color palette. Here, find some silver-gray bridesmaid dresses we stand behind.

33. Sorella Vita style 9132 bridesmaid dress in Steel

Long silver gray bridesmaid dress

This long gray bridesmaid dress comes in a pretty and slightly glossy silver shade.

From $199, Brideside.com

34. After Six Style 6777 bridesmaid dress in Stormy Silver

Dark silver gray bridesmaid dress

Shopping for long sleeves? We're obsessed with these open, airy ones. The dark gray bridesmaid dress also benefits from subtle silver sparkles.

From $244, Brideside.com

35. Maya Plus bridesmaid V neck maxi tulle dress with tonal delicate sequins in Soft Gray Microchip

Silver gray sequin bridesmaid dress

Or, try short sleeves. This light silver-gray bridesmaid dress—with a sequin top and luxurious tulle bottom—puts a twinkle in our eye.

Priced at $109, ASOS.com

36. After Six bridesmaid dress 6741 in Charcoal Gray

dark gray bridesmaid dress with silver sequin accents

This dark gray bridesmaid dress is mostly matte, but the sparkly silver peekaboo fabric on the bodice is a fun, unexpected touch.

From $263, Dessy.com

37. After Six Style 6728 bridesmaid dress in Platinum Silver

Sparkly silver gray one shoulder bridesmaid dress

Here's some more fancy chiffon with sparkle woven throughout. The one-shoulder neckline is also ultra-elegant.

From $250, Brideside.com

38. Alfred Sung bridesmaid dress D611 in Quarry

Silver gray plus size bridesmaid dress

Of course, you can still get some shine without sparkles. This metallic, dark gray dupioni bridesmaid dress has plenty of luster. (Oh… and there are pockets—score.)

From $242, Dessy.com

39. Sorella Vita style 9146 bridesmaid dress in Platinum

Light silver gray bridesmaid dress

The sheeny fabric doesn't stop! Say hello to this minimalist silver-gray bridesmaid dress.

From $229, Brideside.com

Purple-Gray Bridesmaid Dresses

Purple-gray bridesmaid dresses are almost as popular as gray-blue bridesmaid dresses, but equally as gorgeous. They're very versatile, ranging from romantic and whimsical to downright modern. And, as expected, they pair perfectly with true purples, as well as soft greens like sage. That being said, the possibilities definitely don't end there. Get inspired by the picks below.

40. Wtoo by Watters Kenly bridesmaid dress in Victorian

Purple gray long bridesmaid dress

This sleek, contemporary bridesmaid dress is just barely purple-toned. We appreciate the structure in the front paired with the long, laced boho ties in the back.

From $195, Brideside.com

41. Watters Desiree bridesmaid dress in Pewter

Purple gray lace bridesmaid dress

Searching for more gray lace bridesmaid dresses? Keep this purple-tinted number, with super-luxurious materials, in mind.

From $295, Brideside.com

42. ASOS DESIGN maxi dress in delicate linear sequin with long sleeves in Dusky Gray

Lilac gray bridesmaid dress with sequins

There's something so dreamy about light purplish gray. Take this lilac gray bridesmaid dress, which also boasts long, sequin illusion sleeves.

From $151, ASOS.com

43. Social Bridesmaids Style 8189 bridesmaid dress in Moondance

Purple gray one shoulder bridesmaid dress

The pastel lilac hues don't stop there. Here's a one-shoulder number with a fluttery overlay that defines pretty.

From $198, Brideside.com

44. Wtoo by Watters Style 444 in Heather

Dark purple gray bridesmaid dress

Obviously, we're proponents of cool shapes and silhouettes. This tulle style comes in a dark purple-gray and has a high, strappy, open back.

From $245, Brideside.com

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