Is there a more alluring fabric for fall and winter weddings than velvet? It is a warm fabric, great for cooler months; it offers elegance, texture, and is woven to give it a dense pile that makes it luxurious and soft. If you’ve ever worn crushed velvet, you know how luxe it really is, which is why many brides are choosing velvet bridesmaid dresses for their bridal party this year.
After looking for crushed velvet bridesmaid dresses for one of our brides-to-be, Nicola, we discovered a plethora of information we didn’t know about these dresses. Did you know you can buy velvet bridesmaid dresses for under $200? I thought with a material like this, it would cost much more; but thanks to designers like RenzRags on Etsy, you can get velvet dresses for your bridesmaids at a fraction of the cost of big-box stores. To top it off, you can find wrap-styles, sleeveless, off the shoulder, and velvet bridesmaid dresses with sleeves; we even found a convertible velvet bridesmaid dress from Valdenize that can be worn multiple ways in this season’s hottest colors; we found the copper velvet bridesmaid dress for Nicola, which as exactly what she was looking for (one dress that can be worn many different ways? Sounds good to us!)
Velvet Bridemaid Dresses
In this post, we’re sharing our top picks for bridesmaid dresses in velvet. For brides that are looking to buy fall velvet bridesmaid dresses, now is a great time to order to ensure they’ll arrive in time for your bridal party to try on, get alterations if needed, and start shopping for accessories to go with it (like cute flats, which are fun to shop for IMO!)
We’re rounding up the hottest dresses in the colors of the season: we’ve found burgundy, blush, deep mauve, midnight blue, black, navy, mustard yellow, rust velvet bridesmaid dresses, and more. If you are concerned about fit, there are options for stretch velvet dresses available. Velvet is a sumptuous fabric and will look elegant and flattering on all shapes and sizes.
Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses on Etsy
1. Burgundy Velvet Bridesmaid Dress
This dress has a high boat neck and cross-back; this is one of the stretch velvet bridesmaid dresses that fits like a glove! See it here.
2. English Rose V-Neck Dress
English rose velvet bridesmaid dresses are one of the hottest colors right now. English rose is a deeper version of blush pink and looks ultra feminine. I love the cut of this dress; it is very flattering.
3. Navy Blue Velvet Bridesmaid Dress with Long Sleeves
I always love a navy blue bridesmaid dress: it’s easy to pair with neutral heels, looks great on everyone, and coordinates well for a variety of wedding themes and tones. And navy blue is extremely versatile, so bridesmaids will have an elegant bridesmaid gown in velvet to wear to the next formal event.
4. Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses Off The Shoulder
This beautiful navy blue off-the-shoulder bridesmaid dress is stunning with long sleeves and luxe velvet with a small train. What an elegant bridesmaid gown! See it here.
4. Off the Shoulder Bridesmaid Dress in Burgundy Velvet
This is a stunning velvet dress for bridesmaids! See it here.
5. Dusty Blue Strapless Velvet Dress
This strapless velvet bridesmaid dress is elegant with a stylish maxi skirt that is made for dancing! See it here.
6. Long Sleeve Navy Bridesmaid Dress
This long sleeve velvet bridesmaid dress has a unique keyhole back and high neck. Beautiful! See it here.
7. Emerald Green Velvet Dress
This formal scoop neck gown is made of dark emerald green with illusion draping. See more photos here.
8. Dusty Rose Velvet Bridesmaid Gown
This is a pretty color and one of the most popular for fall! See it here.
9. Ink Blue Dress
This ink blue bridesmaid gown has a deep v-neck, open back, gorgeous detailing on the straps, and is made of luxe velvet. This is such a pretty color. See it here.
10. Black Velvet Bridesmaid Dress
This backless, strapless, boat neck style is a bridesmaid dream come true! See it here.
11. Dark Red Velvet
This dark red / wine velvet bridesmaid dress is an amazing color for fall and winter weddings. See it here.
12. Dark Mauve Velvet Bridesmaid Dress
This stunning halter style bridesmaid dress in velvet has a keyhole front and open back. See it here.
13. Yellow Velvet Bridesmaid Dress
These ginger bridesmaid dresses are a pretty shade of yellow; the deep v-neckline and back is an elegant touch. See it here.
14. Blush Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses
This is the prettiest shade of pink! I love the off shoulder style and a-line silhouette. See it here.
15. Burgundy Ruched Velvet Bridesmaid Dress
This is definitely my favorite dress from this collection, and that is saying a lot because I adore them all! This sleeveless, fitted burgundy dress has an empire waist and ruched v-neck. See it here.
You can see more colors such as grey velvet, deep purple velvet, brown, deep red velvet bridesmaid dresses — and more! — shop here!
We found a rust velvet bridesmaid dress by WeAreReclamation, as an option since it’s such a popular shade for fall.
Here is another option: copper rust in a multi-wear style, so it can be worn multiple ways in one! This velvet bridesmaid dress is under $200. By Valdenize.
Where to Buy Velvet Bridesmaid Gowns
You can shop bridesmaid dresses in velvet from:
To see more velvet bridesmaid dresses Etsy has to offer, browse the section here. :)
Happy Dress Shopping!
P.S. Velvet dresses aren’t just for bridesmaids… they make great guest dresses, too! If you need more ideas, read: Top 10 Winter Wedding Guest Dresses to Wear Right Now.