23 Rust & Terracotta Bridesmaid Dresses in On-Trend Styles

Labels like Birdy Grey, Dessy Group and Reformation offer stellar styles in these autumnal hues.
23 Rust & Terracotta Bridesmaid Dresses for 2024
Photos, left to right: Lulus, Birdy Grey, Revolve
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  • Elle writes for The Knot online with a focus on fashion, covering gown design trends and shoppable accessories.
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Updated Nov 07, 2023
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Warm tones are trending across the board when it comes to weddings, and two of the top picks are rust and terracotta. Where better to add a punch of color than your wedding party? Outfitting your crew in rust or terracotta bridesmaid dresses will warm up any winter wedding, or work beautifully with the fall foliage. So, what exactly are rust and terracotta colors? The shades definitely differ from label to label, with some variations leaning orange and others veering toward red-brown. Bridesmaid powerhouse brand Birdy Grey describes the hues simply as "an earthy orange." Both rust and terracotta go by many names; in our search we saw similar hues dubbed spice, burnt orange and desert rose. Still feeling unclear? Many brands offer swatches to order so you can see the hue in person first.

Here, we've rounded up 24 of our favorite rust and terracotta bridesmaid dresses and categorized them by on-trend styles, including one-shoulder, long-sleeve and midi length.

Want more? Check out local bridal salons where you can browse rust and terracotta bridesmaid dresses IRL.

Midi Rust and Terracotta Bridesmaid Dresses

The deep tones of rust and terracotta often bring to mind winter weddings, but a midi silhouette gives these otherwise autumnal hues a summery flair, so you can carry the color into warm-weather weddings. (Fabrics like satin, silk and silk charmeuse—which a few of these bridesmaid dresses are rendered in—have a similar effect.) If you're opting for a mismatched wedding party, give your bridesmaids a length and color to work with and let them pick a gown of their choice within those parameters to get just the right amount of variety.

Birdy Grey Lisa Midi Dress Curve in Satin Rust

Midi dress with cowl neck
Photo: Birdy Grey

Everything old is new again: This sleek, chic midi bridesmaid dress harkens back to '90s fashion with a slip dress silhouette and cool cowl neck. Adjustable spaghetti straps and a wide range of sizes make it a perfect fit for the whole party—and your girls are guaranteed to wear it again and again (think: with heels and bold jewelry for the wedding, and sneakers and a sweater post-nuptials). Bonus: This style is available in sizes XS to 3X.

Lulus Irresistible Presence Rust Halter Midi Dress

Lulus Irresistible Presence Rust Halter Midi Dress
Photo: Lulus

Ideal for elegant autumn affairs, this dress has ruched sides for an easy walk down the aisle, and a high collar that is both chic and modest. And, it's a size inclusive fit that comes in sizes XS to 4XL.

Lulus You're My Type Rust Orange Satin Midi Slip Dress

You're My Type Rust Orange Satin Jacquard Midi Slip Dress
Photo: Lulus

An orange shade of terracotta gives this dress an autumnal effect while still being bare enough for those unpredictable-weather months. Spaghetti straps and a floral pattern give it just the right amount of romance—without upstaging the bride, of course. This style is available in sizes XS to XL.

Birdy Grey Eugenia Convertible Midi Dress

Birdy Grey Eugenia Convertible Midi Dress
Photo: Birdy Grey

Looking to host the party of the year? You'll want to outfit your crew in dance floor-ready dresses, and this is our top pick in the category. With a thigh-high slit and ribbon shoulders, this terracotta dress is ready to rock. Just add a disco ball. (Psst, this could also make a great wedding guest dress.)

Dessy Group Scarf Tie High-Neck Halter Midi Slip Dress

Dessy Group Scarf Tie High-Neck Halter Midi Slip Dress
Photo: Dessy Group

A streamlined bodice and elegant halter neck are modern twists on a classic silhouette in this terracotta copper bridesmaid dress from Dessy Group. The pretty fabric has just the right amount of sheen. It's available in sizes XXS to 5X.

One-Shoulder Rust and Terracotta Bridesmaid Dresses

A super of-the-moment silhouette, one-shoulder dresses give off all the Grecian goddess vibes but can vary widely from laid-back and beachy to sophisticated. These gown encompass everything from wintry velvet and a single long sleeve to a black-tie ready full skirt. No matter which direction you go, this grouping of gowns will bring your wedding party into the the modern age.

Dessy Group One-Shoulder Puff Sleeve Maxi Bias Dress with Side Slit in Terracotta Copper

Floor length one-shoulder bell sleeve with side slit
Photo: Dessy Group

One of Dessy Group's newest hues, Terracotta Copper is right on trend. So is this elegant one-shoulder silhouette, with a billowing long bishop sleeve that cinches as the wrist. The maxi length and shiny charmeuse fabric are elevated finishing touches. It's available in sizes XS to 3X and standard or extra length.

Norma Kamali Diana Dress in Bronze

Draped one shoulder gown with ruching
Photo: Anthropologie

Our pick for a modern bridesmaid moment, this one-shoulder style is draped and ruched to perfection. Crafted with a built-in bodysuit and four-way stretch fabric, it offers a flawless fit—and best of all? It's machine washable, making life a little easier for your bridesmaids. It's available in sizes XS to XL.

Birdy Grey Kensie Dress

Birdy Grey Kensie Dress
Photo: Birdy Grey

The silhouette on this gorgeous dress is classic yet sexy, with a single spaghetti strap and a high slit. It's available in sizes XS to 3X.

Lulus Already RSVP'd Rust Brown Ruched Bodycon Dress

Lulus Already RSVP'd Rust Brown Ruched Bodycon Dress
Photo: Lulus

This sophisticated gown screams black-tie wedding, with its ruched fabric in rust brown. The fun hue is unexpected in the best way. It's available in sizes XS to XL.

Tiered and Ruffled Rust and Terracotta Bridesmaid Dresses

Fresh and unexpected, tiers and ruffles add a bit of drama to a wedding party—in the best way possible. It's a trendy look that's also timeless (so, you won't look back on your choice in a decade and regret it.) And, there are infinite ways to incorporate ruffles in terracotta dresses; these are just a few of our faves.

V. Chapman Lily Dress in Gold

Midi dress with ruffle details, bow at waist and spaghetti straps
Photo: Anthropologie

A chic and feminine bridesmaid dress with playful details like bows and petite ruffles, this style has ruching and a soft stretchy fabric for a comfortable fit. It's the perfect mix of sweet and chic. It's available in sizes 0 to 14.

Jessa Kae Pixie Dress in Bronze

Midi dress with puff sleeves and tier detail at hem
Photo: Jessa Kae

Whimsical details like puff sleeves and a soft iridescence in the fabric give off a dreamy vibe in this terracotta bridesmaid dress, which is finished with a flutter ruffle at the hem. Have a flower girl or junior bridesmaid in your bridal party? This style is also available in a mommy-and-me range, sized from 12M to 14Y.

Dessy Group Flutter Sleeve Jewel Neck Chiffon Maxi Dress with Tiered Ruffle Skirt in Amber Sunset

3-tiered maxi dress with flutter sleeves and tie at waist
Photo: Dessy Group

A sweet choice for romantic, ethereal and even boho weddings—think woodland or garden settings—this three-tiered maxi dress is made in a lightweight, luxe chiffon. A self-tie sash defines the waist of the long dress, and flutter sleeves are an airy addition.

For Love & Lemons x Revolve Bustier Gown

For Love & Lemons x Revolve Bustier Gown
Photo: Revolve

A bold shade of rusty orange and the sleeveless structure bodice make this an ideal gown in the palette for summer and fall weddings. The ruffles continue across skirt, giving it a disco vibe. It's available in sizes XS to XL.

Show me Your Mumu Zoey Midi Dress in Copper Luxe Satin

A-line midi dress with ruffle bodice and hem
Photo: Show Me Your Mumu

Ruffles crisscross the bodice of this A-line midi bridesmaid dress and form a peplum at the back, which is mirrored in a soft ruffle at the hem. Unexpected side cutouts are a fresh twist, and the satin dress has just the right amount of shine for an elegant event.

Park & Fifth Singer Dress in Terracotta

Crepe bridesmaid dress with tier at hem and spaghetti straps
Photo: Park & Fifth

A refined take on ruffles, this spaghetti strap crepe bridesmaid dress has a straight neckline and classic silhouette, with a clean ruffle starting at the knee. Gift your bridesmaid a pair of chandelier earrings or necklace to pop against the chic style. It's available in sizes XS to 4X.

Long Sleeve Rust and Terracotta Bridesmaid Dresses

Lean into the autumnal aura that a rust and terracotta palette gives off with long sleeve bridesmaid dresses. Perfect for fall and winter weddings, these styles will keep your crew warm while looking oh-so-chic.

Lulus Exceptional Design Rust Orange Mini Dress

Lulus Exceptional Design Rust Orange Mini Dress
Photo: Lulus

The billowing sleeves are balanced by a mini skirt hemline in this bridesmaid dress, crafted in an autumnal shade of rust orange. A sweetheart neckline adds a fresh addition to its sexy silhouette.

Dress the Population Nadia Long Sleeve Scoop Back Midi Dress

Dress the Population Nadia Long Sleeve Scoop Back Midi Dress
Photo: Nordstrom

There's a lot to love about this retro fall bridesmaids gown, from the 60s silhouette to the puffed shoudlers. But, what stands out most is the unique hue, an autumnal shade that's sure to add a bit of glamour to your wedding day.

Dessy Group Long Sleeve Draped Wrap Stretch Satin Mermaid Dress with Slight Train in Auburn Moon

Satin mermaid dress with long sleeves and front slit
Photo: Dessy Group

Ideal for an elegant event, this fitted floor length long sleeve bridesmaid dress is made with a luxe stretch satin, and features a wrap-front V-neck bodice, shirring detail and high front slit. But, it's the mermaid silhouette and train that amplify the glam. Built-in cups provide support and coverage. It's available in sizes XXS to 5X and standard or extra length.

Maternity Rust and Terracotta Bridesmaid Dresses

At the life stage you're getting married, it's almost certain you'll have a friend or loved one who's expecting. Make them feel included by selecting a style that can cater to their growing baby bump—and still look ultra chic—for the wedding day. These styles range from loose and flowy to fitted, and we say: Embrace the bump.

Dessy Group Flat Tie-Shoulder Empire Waist Maternity Dress in Terracotta Copper

Empire floor length dress with tie sleeves
Photo: Dessy Group

Elegant shoulder ties are trending—but the ones here are faux, making this dress even easier for mamas-to-be. Rendered in luxe charmeuse, the maxi bridesmaid dress has a side slit for easy movement, empire waist and classically chic aesthetic. It's available in sizes XS-3X and standard or extra length.

Azazie Verna Dress in Rust

Chiffon maxi dress with flutter sleeves
Photo: Azazie

Empire silhouettes are incredibly bump-friendly. This chiffon bridesmaid style gets a modern update with criss-cross pleating across the V-neck bodice and ruffle sleeves that flutter along with the long A-line skirt. It's available in sizes 0 to 30 and custom sizing.

Jenny Yoo Addison Maternity Dress in Copper

Floor length slip dress with cowl neck and spaghetti straps
Photo: Jenny Yoo

If you're going with silky slip dresses for the rest of your wedding party, this maternity style will fit in seamlessly. The cowl neck and spaghetti straps are on-trend, but the empire waist seam and lined bodice make it maternity-friendly. Psst, this bridesmaid dress is also available in non-maternity, for a uniform look across all the bridal party dresses. It's available in sizes 00 to 32.

Birdy Grey Hannah Empire Curve Dress in Rosewood

Empire floor length dress with front slit and flutter sleeves
Photo: Birdy Grey

This flutter-sleeve bridesmaid dress has an empire waist with stretchy elastic that guarantees a comfortable fit from the time your bridesmaid tries it on to the time she walks down the aisle—no matter how much her bump has grown in between. The ultra lightweight chiffon fabric makes it an easy dress for dancing in, and works well for the non-pregnant members of your party, too. Did we mention it has pockets?

Maternity M441 Dress in Auburn Moon

Sleeveless fitted floor length dress with front slit
Photo: Bella Bridesmaids

Who says maternity needs to be airy and loose? This chic sleeveless fitted style shows off the bump in the very best way, with a high modified halter neckline and flared trumpet skirt. The thick crepe material is a classic fabric that holds up beautifully all day long. It's available in sizes 00-30W and standard or extra length.

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