The Hottest Summer Bridesmaid Dresses for 2024

Beat the heat in these wedding-worthy styles.
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Photos, left to right: Sachin & Babi, Show Me Your Mumu, Azazie
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  • Sofia writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide with a specialty in fashion and e-commerce.
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Updated Mar 25, 2024
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Things are heating up. And no, we don't just mean the weather. When it comes to summer bridesmaid dresses, 2024 is all about bending the rules. Some of the *hottest* styles for the season include bold colors, sexy cutouts, and unique textures. And because so many of our favorite bridesmaid dress brands, like Birdy Grey, Azazie, and Revelry, offer summer-ready selections, it's easy to shop these looks online.

If you're planning a summer wedding—whether that be a ceremony on the sand, a city soirée or even an affair afloat—you'll want to make sure your crew is dressed for whatever the day may bring (ie: heat, humidity, and high UV rays). Luckily, we're here to help. We've rounded up 18 summer bridesmaid dress options that are the perfect balance of style and function. Keep scrolling to discover these shoppable styles and to get answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about bridesmaid dresses for summer.

Summer Bridesmaid Dress Colors & Trends for 2024

Don't get us wrong: Classic bridesmaid styles, like crepe and chiffon maxi dresses, will always have a place in wedding fashion, but this year, we're loving the way brands are thinking outside the box. Birdy Grey and Revelry, for instance, recently debuted their new floral bridesmaid dress collections just in time for summer. In an industry once dominated by solid-colored gowns, these printed looks offer an opportunity to switch things up, while still staying true to classic summer styles. Plus, floral dresses are perfect for incorporating into mismatched group ensembles (another trend that's on the rise in 2024).

In addition to more floral printed options, we've also seen bold colors being added to the mix at many bridesmaid dress retailers. While pastel pinks and blues may have once been all the rage for summer bridesmaid dresses, we're now seeing more and more couples opt for statement-making shades. Among these trending colors are Barbie pink and sunset orange.

The Best Summer Bridesmaid Dresses for 2024

From casual smocks to elegant evening gowns, these 18 dresses will have your crew summer wedding-ready. P.S.: Summer bridesmaid dresses and up-dos go hand in hand, so once you've found your favorite, you can head to our roundup of bridesmaid earrings to find a pair to match.

L'IDEE Renaissance Halter Side-Slit Pleated Maxi Dress

L'IDEE blue halter summer bridesmaid dress
Photo: Anthropologie

This baby blue bridesmaid dress has 'summer' written all over it. Not only is its pleated satin fabric reminiscent of water, but it also features an open back, cutout bodice, and flowy silhouette for maximum breathability.

Size Range: XS-XL

Park & Fifth Majorca Dress in Frankie

Park & Fifth floral summer bridesmaid dress
Photo: Park & Fifth

This floral maxi gown will seemingly transport you to the Amalfi Coast (even if you're staying local for the wedding). Lean into the vacay vibe by having your bridesmaids wear it with a comfortable pair of sandals.

Size Range: XXS - XXL

Reformation Barrow Silk Dress in Artichoke

Reformation green strapless summer bridesmaid dress
Photo: Reformation

Your wedding party will love showing off their summer tans in this strapless midi dress. Available in six different colors and designs, it's a classic pick for your black-tie event.

Size Range: 0 - 12

Birdy Grey Ginny Dress in Chiffon Sage Spring Garden

Birdy Grey chiffon summer bridesmaid dress
Photo: Birdy Grey

Trust us: Your bridesmaids will be reaching for this floral midi dress long after your big day. They can dress it up with pumps for the wedding, then down with sandals for Sunday brunch. Talk about versatility.

Size Range: XS - 3XL

Show Me Your Mumu Jasmine Halter Midi Dress

Show Me Your Mumu green halter neck summer bridesmaid dress
Photo: Show Me Your Mumu

As temperatures rise, hemlines do too. If we're talking midi dresses for summer weddings, this has got to be one of our faves. Its halter neckline, open back, and relaxed silhouette will have your bridesmaids looking (and feeling) cool throughout the day.

Size Range: XXS - XXL

Birdy Grey Lola Dress in Whimsical Blooms

Birdy Grey summer bridesmaid dress
Photo: Birdy Grey

Coordinating mismatched bridesmaid dresses? Here's a printed look to add to the mix. Its subtle floral print, featuring pastel shades of pink and green, is guaranteed to compliment any outdoor setting this summer.

Size Range: XS - 3XL

Azazie Raychelle Gown in Coral

Azazie coral summer bridesmaid dress
Photo: Azazie

When it comes to summer bridesmaid dresses, this look is as classic as they come. Between its V-neckline, ruched bodice, and A-line silhouette, it checks off all the boxes. Oh, and did we mention it comes in over 60 different color options?

Size Range: 0 - 30

Birdy Grey Joyce Dress in Chiffon Coral Sunset Peonies

Birdy Grey floral chiffon bridesmaid dress
Photo: Birdy Grey

Here's a vibrant maxi dress to match the summer sunset at your coastal destination wedding. Have your bridesmaids finish off their look with a pair of woven sandals to go from the sand to the dance floor with ease.

Size Range: XS - 3XL

Dessy Group Strapless Midi Bias Column Dress in Think Pink

Dessy Group pink midi summer bridesmaid dress
Photo: Dessy Group

If you're like us and believe pink is the new black, you'll love this strapless midi dress. Of course, you can always opt for this same silhouette in one of the other 19 color options it's available in.

Size Range: XS - 3XL

Show Me Your Mumu Reese Ruffle Dress in Hibiscus Punch Crinkle

Show Me Your Mumu floral ruffle summer bridesmaid dress
Photo: Show Me Your Mumu

Here's a look that will pair perfectly with some stylish sunnies and a piña colada in hand. With ruffle detailing and a vibrant hibiscus flower pattern, the Reese dress was practically made for a tropical destination wedding.

Size Range: XS - 3XL

BHLDN Jia Bias-Cut Ruffled V-Neck Gown

BHLDN ruffle blue summer bridesmaid dress
Photo: Anthropologie

With cascading ruffles that mimic ocean waves, this gown offers a distinctly summer feel. Lean into the nautical vibe with this deep blue hue, or choose from three other color options including fuschia, citron, and black.

Size Range: 0 - 16

Revelry Athena Satin Floral Print Dress in Dusty Blue Bouquet

Revelry floral summer bridesmaid dress
Photo: Revelry

How's this for a modern take on a classic bridesmaid style? The halter neck maxi dress is available in 14 different floral options, all equally elegant for a garden or villa wedding this summer.

Size Range: 0 - 34

Lulus Dramatic Allure Light Blue Ruffled Cutout Strapless Maxi Dress

Lulus blue ruffled summer bridesmaid dress
Photo: Lulus

Rain or shine, this dress is sure to bring blue skies to your big day. Its strapless neckline, side leg slit, and charming ruffle detailing make it a foolproof pick for the season.

Size Range: XS-XL

Park & Fifth Elsey Dress in Wynnie

Park & Fifth floral summer bridesmaid dress
Photo: Park & Fifth

Who needs to overpack when you've got this versatile midi dress? Because it can easily be dressed up or down, your bridesmaids will get plenty of use out of it throughout your wedding weekend (and beyond).

Size Range: XXS - XXL

Park & Fifth Bennett Dress in Champagne

Park & Fifth champagne summer bridesmaid dress
Photo: Park & Fifth

ICYMI: Neutral bridesmaid dresses are predicted to be all the rage in 2024. Stay one step ahead of the trends by opting for this champagne-colored slip dress for your 'I do" crew.

Size Range: XXS - 3XL

Sachin & Babi Giorno Dress in Petalo Rosa Fresco

Sachin & Babi floral summer bridesmaid dress
Photo: Sachin & Babi

From lounging on the beach to walking down the aisle, your bridesmaids will love wearing this smocked maxi dress. A soft floral print and embroidered detailing give it a distinctive summer look we love.

Size Range: XS-XL

Revelry Adeline Tulle Dress in Dusty Quartz

Revelry tulle summer bridesmaid dress
Photo: Revelry

Looking for a subtle way to incorporate Taylor Swift into your wedding party's wardrobe? Look no further than this 'Lavender Haze' inspired gown. Its bustier bodice ruffled skirt, and side leg slit with have your group ready to enter their bridesmaid *era*.

Size Range: 0 - 32

Jenny Yoo Nova Gown

Jenny Yoo floral bridesmaid dress
Photo: Jenny Yoo

From relaxing poolside to standing by your side at the altar, your bridesmaids will love wearing this lightweight number. Its halter neckline, open back, and a cutout on the bodice make it a breathable option for braving the heat in.

Size Range: 0 - 18

FAQs About Bridesmaid Dresses for Summer

When should you order bridesmaid dresses for a summer wedding?

You should plan on ordering your bridesmaid dresses six to eight months before your summer wedding. This means you should plan on finalizing your dresses between December and February for weddings taking place between June and August.

What are the best fabrics for summer bridesmaid dresses?

The best fabrics for summer bridesmaid dresses are chiffon, tulle, illusion, crepe, and charmeuse. These light and breathable fabrics will keep your besties cool and breezy even in warmer temperatures and humid environments.

Can you wear long bridesmaid dresses in the summer?

Yes, long bridesmaid dresses can be worn in the summer. Just keep in mind that if you choose a floor-length gown, you will want to keep the fabric flowy and light, especially if your ceremony is taking place outdoors.

**Lauren Whalley contributed to the reporting of this article.

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