13 Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses for Every Budget

As temps dip, the wedding looks get more luxe.
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Carli Brennan
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Carli Brennan
The Knot Fashion Contributor
  • Carli writes freelance fashion articles for The Knot.
  • Prior to The Knot, she was the style section editor at Her Campus Media and launched the Fashion Institute of Technology chapter of Her Campus.
  • Carli’s passion for the wedding industry stems from her time as a bridal consultant and her previous internship in a bridal showroom.
Updated Nov 21, 2023
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Fall and winter weddings are the perfect time for rocking velvet bridesmaid dresses. A fashion-forward choice, a velvet bridesmaid dress is timeless, trendy, and conveniently warmer than its silkier counterparts. Whether you're opting for matching velvet bridesmaid dresses or a few velvet dresses as a textural element in coordinated bridesmaid dresses, you can't go wrong with this season-appropriate choice. "Velvet dresses are great options for customers looking for a wear-again dress," shares Daniel Sanchez, creative director of Azazie. "It's a much more sustainable way to shop."

Whether your wedding palette includes rich jewel tones, classic black, or soft pastels, velvet bridesmaid dresses truly come in every color and style and they don't even have to be reserved for the colder months. While velvet is most common for fall and winter, it can be incorporated into weddings year-round (think blush pink velvet set against greenery for an early spring wedding). When shopping for trendy velvet bridesmaid dresses, Sanchez suggests "simple and clean designs with a statement detail such as a flirty cap sleeve or a sexy leg slit."

In this article:

13 Best Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses

1. Birdy Grey August Dress in Velvet Desert Rose

Dusty rose off the shoulder velvet bridesmaid dress
Photo: Birdy Grey

A flirty off-the-shoulder bridesmaid is a universally flattering pick. This one from Birdy Grey features convertible off-the-shoulder straps, so it can be worn four ways: strapless, with spaghetti straps, with a draped sleeve, or with both the straps and sleeves for a cold-shoulder look.

Size range: XS - 3X | Length: Floor-length

Price at time of publication: $99

2. Azazie Argan A-Line One Shoulder Velvet Floor-Length Dress in Black

Black A-Line One Shoulder Velvet Floor-Length Bridesmaid Dress
Photo: Azazie

A timeless black gown is given a luxe upgrade in this rich velvet fabrication. Plus, the one-shoulder neckline and ruched bodice make for a figure-flattering fit.

Size range: 0 - 30 or Custom | Length: Floor-length

Price at time of publication: $99

3. Windsor Susan Formal Velvet Lace-Up A-Line Dress in Royal

Royal Blue Formal Velvet Lace-Up A-Line Bridesmaid Dress
Photo: Windsor

This glamorous gown is sure to wow as a bridesmaid dress. The royal blue velvet and high leg slit up the drama on an otherwise simple gown. Pair it with your favorite silver accessories and silver high heels, like this pair from Michael Kors.

Size range: XS - L | Length: Floor-length

Price at time of publication: $70

4. Tuckernuck Velvet Middleton Dress in Black

Long sleeve black velvet shift bridesmaid dress
Photo: Tuckernuck

This cocktail-length black velvet dress is a perfect choice for a more casual winter wedding. Add some glamor with a subtly sparkly high heel like this one from Target.

Size range: XXS - XXXL | Length: Cocktail

Price at time of publication: $128

5. Saylor Gardenia Dress in Black

Black velvet bridesmaid dress with slit
Photo: Saylor

This Old Hollywood-inspired midi features a sparkling array of silver beading along the neckline and straps. It goes perfectly with a swipe of red lipstick and a chic chignon.

Size range: XS - L | Length: Midi

Price at time of publication: $242

6. Kennedy Blue Fiona Dress in Slate Blue

Blue velvet floor length bridesmaid dress with slit
Photo: Kennedy Blue

A chic cowl neck is always a great choice for a bridesmaid dress. Paired with a low scoop back and a leg slit, this gown is sure to be a fan favorite amongst your bridesmaids.

Size range: 00 - 32 | Length: Floor Length

Price at time of publication: $99

7. Farm Rio Richelieu Velvet Slip Dress in Black

Black velvet slip bridesmaid dress
Photo: Farm Rio

Looking to pick something a bit off the beaten path for your bridesmaid dresses? Look no further than this fashionable velvet slip dress from Farm Rio. We guarantee your bridesmaids will *actually* wear this one for years to come after the wedding.

Size range: XXS - XL | Length: Midi

Price at time of publication: $275

8. Azazie Zora Mermaid Velvet Floor-Length Dress in Dusty Rose

Dusty Rose Mermaid Velvet Floor-Length Bridesmaid Dress
Photo: Azazie

Soft dusty pink adds a romantic allure to this velvet bridesmaid dress. It features a tulle insert in the neckline to make this style both comfortable and flattering. Plus, the neutral pink tone pairs well with both gold and silver jewelry.

Size range: 0 - 30 or Custom | Length: Floor Length

Price at time of publication: $99

9. Reformation Melvina Velvet Dress in Black

Velvet paneled midi bridesmaid dress
Photo: Reformation

This vampy dress is perfect for the cutting-edge bride. With mesh cutouts and a slinky slip dress fit, this midi is sure to wow. Pair it with a mixed metallic bag, like this one from Cara Benevenia, for a cool girl edge.

Size range: XS-XL | Length: Ankle-Length

Price at time of publication: $298

10. Birdy Grey Alex Dress in Velvet Storm Blue

Dark blue square neck velvet slit maxi bridesmaid dress
Photo: Birdy Grey

Darling (optional) bow tie sleeves are a welcome addition to this dreamy velvet gown. Bonus: the square neckline is bra-friendly, ensuring a comfortable fit all night!

Size range: XS - 3X | Length: Floor Length

Price at time of publication: $24

11. Lulus Beautiful Evenings Velvet Twist-Front Maxi Dress in Dark Mustard

Dark Mustard Velvet Twist-Front Maxi Bridesmaid Dress
Photo: Lulus

This isn't your average bridesmaid dress. A plunging surplice neckline and a pleated, twist-detail waist add a red-carpet level of drama to this stunning gown. The dark mustard hue is perfect for a fall wedding.

Size range: XS-XL | Length: Floor Length

Price at time of publication: $99

12. Windsor Pam Formal Velvet Long Sleeve Mermaid Dress in Burgundy

Burgundy Velvet Long Sleeve Mermaid Bridesmaid Dress
Photo: Windsor

If you're getting married in a colder climate, you might want to consider long-sleeved bridesmaid dresses. Might we suggest this burgundy velvet gown? The corset-style bodice and lace-up back give this timeless silhouette a fashion-forward twist.

Size range: XS-XL | Length: Floor Length

Price at time of publication: $80

13. Reformation Jazlyn Knit Dress in Grey Velvet

Cowl neck grey velvet bridesmaid maxi dress
Photo: Reformation

This slinky velvet gown is a must-have for the fashionista bridesmaid. We're obsessed with the open back and cowl halter neckline. Pair it with an updo and a statement earring for the most chic bridesmaid look *ever*.

Size range: XS-XL | Length: Floor Length

Price at time of publication: $178

Where to Buy Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses

Velvet bridesmaid dresses are a popular choice for fall and winter weddings, and many retailers have an array of velvet bridesmaid dress options. Whether you opt for a traditional bridesmaid dress or something off the rack, the options are endless!


Azazie is a tried and true favorite when it comes to bridesmaid dresses. They offer a wide range of styles in tons of colors, lengths, and sizes. They range in size from 0 to 30, and also offer custom sizing options. The online retailer also offers at-home try-ons, where you can order up to three dresses for $20 to try on in the comfort of your home before making your decision. Plus, all of their bridesmaid dresses are under $200.

Birdy Grey

Online retailer Birdy Grey is best known for their stunning, yet affordable bridesmaid dresses that all retail for $99. They carry countless beautiful bridesmaid dresses in a wide color range and they come in an inclusive size range that goes from XS to 3X. Plus, you can order free fabric swatches so that you can see and feel the fabrics before ordering your dress (but they do offer free exchanges and easy returns if needed).


Chances are you have a few Reformation pieces tucked away in your closet, but did you know they also sell gorgeous bridesmaid dresses? For the non-traditional bride, Reformation sells a wide range of fashion-forward bridesmaid dresses that range in size from XS to XL.


Windsor is your go-to for affordable, stunning bridesmaid dresses. Whether you order online or head to a nearby Windsor store, you're sure to find a bridesmaid dress that fits your wedding vibe. All of Windsor's bridesmaid dresses fall under $150 and come in sizes XS through XL.


Online retailer Lulus is a cult favorite for special events and occasions — including bridesmaids! At under $150, Lulus offers a wide range of bridesmaid dress styles and colors that go up to a size 3X. They offer free, easy returns so you can rest easy knowing you can order a few dresses to try on in the comfort of your own home before deciding. They also offer a student and military discount

How to Choose a Velvet Bridesmaid Dress

Once you've decided that you want to opt for velvet bridesmaid dresses it's time to start shopping. There are a few key points to keep in mind when shopping for velvet bridesmaid dresses.

Keep Accessories in Mind

There are endless ways you can style a velvet bridesmaid dress that will give totally different end results. Sanches shares "Velvet dresses are versatile for styling and allow for self expression in accessories! For example: A velvet dress styled with bold gold jewelry feels high-fashion and understatedly sexy. Think Tom Ford! A velvet dress styled with vintage/heirloom jewelry feels bohemian and romantic. Very Stevie Nicks! A velvet dress styled with lace gloves and crystal jewelry feels seductive and retro-burlesque. Dita Von Teese vibes!"

Consider the Weather

While a velvet bridesmaid dress can be worn year round, velvet does lend itself best to the fall and winter months. A long sleeve velvet gown is perfect for a chilly winter wedding while a strapless or short option is best for a warmer climate.

Choose Color Wisely

Colors tend to appear a bit darker in velvet and have a sheen when they catch the light. Keep in mind that a color you love will look completely different in satin than it will in velvet. If possible, be sure to look at velvet bridesmaid dresses in person or order fabric swatches online to ensure the color appears how you envisioned it.

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