Pastels are making a big comeback in the world of trending wedding colors, and it's easy to see why. These soft, pale colors are undeniably romantic, from pastel bridesmaid dresses in misty blue and dreamy lavender to peaceful sage green. The hues we're seeing everywhere right now are beautifully subtle, making them a fitting color choice for weddings all year round. Plus, these toned-down shades look great with each other, so they're super easy to style. What are you waiting for? Find the perfect pastel shade for your bridesmaid dresses right here.
Where to Buy Pastel Bridesmaid Dresses
When shopping for bridesmaid dresses, the first place you should visit is your local bridal salon. There, you can meet with an expert face to face, see the colors in person, and have your crew try on a few different styles. But if you're looking to expand your options or you've decided to buy your bridesmaid dresses online, here are some of our favorite retailers to check out:
- Birdy Grey: Founded by a former InStyle editor, Birdy Grey always has a gorgeous selection of the latest bridesmaid fashions. Right now, they've got a variety of cute styles in a few beautiful pastel shades, from dusty blue to rose quartz. The best part? You can nab each dress for under $100.
- Show Me Your Mumu: When it comes to pastel bridesmaid dresses, Show Me Your Mumu has an impressive range of hues on offer. You can dress your crew in graduated shades of the same color (think: pink) or simply pick your favorite.
- ASOS: ASOS is one of our go-to retailers for everything from wedding party to guest attire. You'll find a selection of pretty and affordable pastel bridesmaid dresses in inclusive sizing, such as tall, plus size, petite, and maternity.
The Prettiest Pastel Bridesmaid Dresses
Before you begin your search, there's just one thing to be aware of: Some of the paler pastel shades might come off as white on camera. So, you may want to test out your fabric in advance to make sure the color you're choosing is what you'll see in your wedding photos. Ready to find the bridesmaid dress of your dreams? We've rounded up our top picks in the trendiest pastel hues.
1. Soft and simple
This lilac crepe dress is minimalist in the front and playful in the back thanks to a chic tie-back bow closure. For a whimsical look, dress your other 'maids in coordinating pastel shades like soft green and pale blue. Or, stick to one shade and incorporate other soft purple wedding details, such as lavender bouquets.
Birdy Grey Curve Benny crepe dress in Lilac, $99, Birdy Grey
2. Stylish satin
Traditionally, soft pastel shades go with soft materials like chiffon or tulle. That said, we're loving the silk and satin bridesmaid dresses trending right now. This minimalist pastel blue midi offers the best of both worlds.
Show Me Your Mumu Verona cowl dress in Mint Luxe Satin, $168, Show Me Your Mumu
3. Stunning sage
This pale green hue is rapidly gaining popularity. Use it as part of a natural color palette or pair it with complementary shades like terracotta or blush. This soothing hue will look right at home at a garden-style wedding.
Anaya With Love Plus Bridesmaid tulle cap sleeve maxi dress in Sage, $127, ASOS
4. Beautiful blush
Blush is one of the most popular wedding colors, so it makes perfect sense that it's the first pastel pink bridesmaid dress on our list. This gorgeous shade goes perfectly with dusty blue and sage green. Or, if you'd rather have just one pastel hue, pair it with staples like gray or gold. Flowy fabric and a draped V-neck make this fashionable pick fit for a Greek goddess.
Lulus Heavenly Hues blush maxi dress, $84, Lulus
5. Off-the-shoulder style
Pastel green bridesmaid dresses are trending like never before, especially the paler, more natural hues. Use them to play up the greenery in your decor. This gorgeous gown features romantic off-the-shoulder details and a stylish leg slit.
Social Bridesmaid off-the-shoulder criss cross bodice trumpet gown in Celadon, from $242, Dessy
6. Light and floaty
Going for a romantic vibe? You can't go wrong with flowy chiffon and a ruffled neckline in a dusty shade of blue. Bonus: This pastel bridesmaid dress has pockets!
Birdy Grey Curve Jules dress in Dusty Blue, $99, Birdy Grey
7. Floral midi
Muted pastel bridesmaid dresses like this stylish floral midi are what 2021 weddings are all about—and how cute are those ruffles?!
Show Me Your Mumu Jess ruffle midi dress in Sage I Do Floral, $198, Show Me Your Mumu
8. Romantic rose
This light, rosy shade is blush pink's slightly more saturated older sister. This sophisticated gown has everything you'd want in your pastel pink bridesmaid dresses, from the sweet ruffle sleeves to the floor-sweeping skirt.
Birdy Grey Kae dress in Rose Quartz, $99, Birdy Grey
9. Pale purple
Pastel purple bridesmaid dresses look great in a lineup of graduated pinks and purples. This full-length gown has a sweet off-the-shoulder neckline and floaty chiffon skirt that's both cute and comfy.
Dessy off-the-shoulder draped chiffon maxi dress in Moondance, from $284, Dessy
10. Baby blue
Light, floaty materials and soft, airy shades are a match made in heaven. This ethereal pastel gown will look just as stunning at a garden wedding as it would on a beach.
TFNC Plus bridesmaid lace detail maxi dress with flutter sleeve in Sage, $108, ASOS
11. All the ruffles
Pastel yellow bridesmaid dresses will make your special day even brighter. This cheerful dress has an abundance of ruffles and a stylish tied waistline.
Social Bridesmaid ruffled high low faux wrap dress with flutter sleeves, from $248, Dessy
12. Tasteful tulle
Elegant cape sleeves, beautifully embroidered tulle, and a soft pastel pink hue give this romantic dress a vintage vibe.
Needle & Thread Bonnie bow bodice maxi dress in Pink Encore Champagne, $379, Needle & Thread
13. Edgy buckles
Looking for something a little more contemporary? Unusual cutouts and double buckles make this pale blue bridesmaid dress an eye-catching pick.
Fame and Partners double buckle slim dress in Blue Frost, from $229, Fame and Partners
14. Ruffle sleeves
There's something about long pastel bridesmaid dresses that's oh-so romantic, especially when they feature floaty chiffon. Use this sage green gown as part of an earthy color palette for a wedding in nature.
Birdy Grey Curve Hannah dress in Sage, $99, Birdy Grey
15. Short and sweet
Short pastel bridesmaid dresses are perfect for warm-weather celebrations, whether you're tying the knot in the summer or somewhere tropical. This pale pink hue will look incredibly sophisticated paired with navy blue. Alternatively, match it with some other soft hues to create a lighter atmosphere.
David's Bridal high neck pleated short length bridesmaid dress in Ballet, $120, David's Bridal
16. Elegant empire waist
Bridesmaid dresses with an empire waist are super trendy right now, and if you've been watching Bridgerton you'll know why. This classic style is everywhere in the Regency-inspired series. This one comes in a pretty blue color that'll look great as part of a wider pastel color palette.
Show Me Your Mumu Emily empire maxi dress in Steel Blue Chiffon, $188, Show Me Your Mumu
17. Glamorous green
Like we said, pastel green bridesmaid dresses are so in right now, especially in natural hues like sage. This cold-shoulder maxi is a slightly sexy take on the traditional bridesmaid gown.
Lulus Easy Listening sage green cold-shoulder wrap maxi dress, $100, Lulus
18. Elegant embroidery
Planning a vintage wedding? Inspired by Victorian floral lace, the pretty details on this gown make it one of our favorite pastel blue bridesmaid dresses.
Needle & Thread midsummer lace gown in Champagne Blue, $569, Needle & Thread
19. Lovely lavender
A daring leg slit and ruffled neckline give this classic bridesmaid dress a fun and flirty edge, and the super-light shade of lavender looks ultra modern.
Azazie Jael bridesmaid dress in Lavender, $89, Azazie
20. Classy and convertible
This pretty pastel dress can be tied a variety of ways to give each of your bridesmaids a unique look. The blush, lilac, and light blue shades are perfect for a pastel color scheme.
Twobirds New York classic ballgown in Rosewood, $295, Twobirds New York
21. Lacy layers
Romantic lace details, puffed sleeves, and ruffled tiers define this pretty pastel blue frock.
LoveShackFancy Capella tiered maxi dress in Seafoam, $445, LoveShackFancy
22. Blouson bodice
Birdy Grey has some seriously gorgeous (and affordable!) pastel bridesmaid dresses in their collection. If you want your crew to invest in something they can easily wear again, this unfussy gown might just be the one. (Psst, it also comes in cute dusty blue or classic rose quartz.)
Birdy Grey Gwennie dress in Sage, $99, Birdy Grey
23. Clean and contemporary
This minimalist gown features a modern V-neckline and coordinating low-cut back. It's another simple yet sophisticated choice your 'maids could definitely re-wear.
Social Bridesmaid sleeveless deep V-neck open-back dress in Rose Quartz, from $223, Dessy
24. Illusion wrap dress
This cute maxi only looks like a wrap dress—the front is actually secured and it has a comfy elasticated waist. Wrap the tie around once for a dramatic bow or twice for something a little more subtle.
Show Me Your Mumu Liz maxi dress in Steel Blue Chiffon, $168, Show Me Your Mumu
25. Sleek silhouette
Lulus has a gorgeous selection of affordable pastel bridesmaid dresses that definitely don't look cheap. This figure-hugging trumpet gown comes in a dusty pastel blue that'll look stunning with natural greenery.
Lulus Melora slate blue sleeveless maxi dress, $91, Lulus
26. Elevated spaghetti straps
Tie-at-the-shoulder straps and a low scooped back are the defining features of this unique dress in a cool pastel purple.
Amsale Henley bridesmaid dress in Thistle, $270, Amsale
27. Strapless sweetheart
Softer shades of yellow are bright and cheery without feeling too overpowering. Complete with a cute sweetheart neckline and flowy chiffon skirt, this pastel yellow bridesmaid dress feels playful and romantic.
Social Bridesmaid strapless draped bodice maxi dress with front slits in Buttercup, from $208, Dessy
28. Blue boho
Here's another of Show Me Your Mumu's pretty pastel bridesmaid dresses in a gentle shade of blue. The calming color works beautifully with this boho ruffle maxi.
Show Me Your Mumu Emma ruffle maxi dress in Steel Blue Chiffon, $198, Show Me Your Mumu
29. Pretty pleats
Still looking for the perfect pastel bridesmaid dresses? Featuring floaty, pleated chiffon and a romantic rosy hue, this dress ticks all the boxes.
Lulus Ode to Romance rose pleated sleeveless maxi dress, $89, Lulus
30. Double ruffles
Two layers of ruffles and a playful leg slit give this pastel green gown a fun and flirty look, complemented by simpler details like spaghetti straps.
DB Studio ruffle spaghetti-strap chiffon dress with slit, $120, David's Bridal
31. Cute cowl neckline
Cowl necklines are another super-flattering style trending for 2021. Your bridesmaids will feel comfortable and sophisticated in this light and airy chiffon dress in a sweet pastel pink.
Amsale Harriet bridesmaid dress in Peony, $270, Amsale