How to Wear Purple Bridesmaid Dresses: Outfit Ideas

best purple bridesmaid dresses

The color of purple may not be the most popular color for dresses. But when it comes to bridesmaid dresses, purple is no question one of the most beloved colors. Imagine how beautiful it is when a bride with a gorgeous white wedding gown stands in the middle of a group of bridesmaid with purple bridesmaid dresses. The bridesmaids would look beautiful but, at the same time, do not take away the focus from the bride. To show you different styles of purple bridesmaid dresses, I have put together a list of gorgeous outfit ideas. Let’s take a look now.

Purple Strapless Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress


It is very typical for bridesmaids to wear short dresses. I think one of the reasons is to let the bride with the long white gown stand out and secondly, it is easier for the bridesmaids to walk around and help work on tons of little tasks in a wedding. This knee length dress has a timeless design. It is a purple strapless chiffon dress. You can wear it with black and silver open toe heels to complete this simple and gorgeous look.

Single Strap Purple Empire Waist Bridesmaid Dress

single strap purple empire waist bridesmaid dress

This purple single strap dress has a very interesting detail that is reserved for weddings only. The strap is filled with chiffon-made flowers and this is such a lovely detail that can only be found in a wedding. One thing I like this dress over the previous one is that the single strap design is actually not as sexy as the strapless design. For bridesmaid dresses that have the strapless design, you have to be careful that you need to make sure that the bride still looks the best. As the old saying says, never outshine the bride.

Silver and Purple Chiffon Pleated Maxi Bridesmaid Dress

silver and purple chiffon pleated maxi bridesmaid dress

This is a unique two-toned dress that composed of a silver sequin upper part and a purple chiffon maxi lower part. The dress isn’t way too sexy as the top part just has a v neck design.

Purple Chiffon Knee Length Dress with Lace Sleeves

purple chiffon knee length dress lace sleeves

For a more mature look, you may want to consider this dress with a little bit of lace element. It is another two-toned dress with the top part being a lace top and the the bottom part being a knee length chiffon skirt. The dress also has an elegant detail in the semi-sheer lace sleeves. Wear it with open toe white heels. This dress is elegant and it doesn’t require the bridesmaid to show much skin.

Purple Lace Collar Maxi Dress

purple lace collar maxi dress

Here is another beautiful and elegant purple bridesmaid dress that is not going to outshine the wedding gown. It is a purple maxi chiffon dress with a lace collar design. Wear silver open toe heels to complete this low-key beautiful outfit.

Purple Satin Wrap Bridesmaid Dress

purple satin wrap bridesmaid dress

This is a purple dress that may make the bridesmaid outshine the bride. So make sure the wedding gown is on another level when compared with this bridesmaid dress. Anyway, this is a satin wrap dress that has some feminine ruffle element. The slightly shiny texture of the dress also adds a lot of depth to the look.

Purple Strapless Belted Midi Bridesmaid Dress

purple strapless belted midi bridesmaid dress

A strapless dress is usually very sexy, but this one is actually a cute one that has a nifty belted design. You can simply pair this midi dress with gold open toe sandals to achieve a lovely and approachable look.

Purple Deep V Neck Bridesmaid Dress

purple deep v neck bridesmaid dress

When it comes to bridesmaid dresses, I tend to prefer those that have some wedding-related element in their design. As an example of that, this deep v neck dress is a adorable floral ribbon design to lead into the empire waist cutting. You can wear this dress with silver open toe heels and crystal bracelet to complete this feminine look.

Tie Waist Maxi Dress with Lace Upper Part

tie waist maxi dress lace upper part

Sometimes, when the wedding is hosted in an outdoor environment, the bride may wear a shorter, relatively low profile wedding gown. In that case, the bridesmaid dresses should be toned down a bit. A beautiful yet low-key dress like this purple tie-waist maxi dress with some lace element is the perfect choice in order to let the bride shine.

Purple Tulle Dress with Silver Heels

purple tulle dress silver heels

Silver shoes match really well with a purple dress. This outfit is an example that demonstrates that. It consists of a purple tulle dress and silver heels. To add an extra touch of loveliness, you can wear a purple necklace to complete this beautiful and minimal outfit.

Light Purple Gathered Waist Bridesmaid Dress

light purple gathered waist bridesmaid dress

I love the idea of have the bridesmaids choosing different dresses, dresses that have almost the same design but with slightly different cuttings. That adds some beautiful randomness to the outfit and it also allow each individual bridesmaid to wear something that will emphasize their advantage and minimize their disadvantage. For example, why not choose a high split version of the dress if that specific bridesmaid has beautiful legs.

Purple Strapless High Low Chiffon Dress

purple strapless high low chiffon dress

To create a breezy feel, you may want to choose a purple high low chiffon dress. Wear it with silver open toe heels and a statement necklace to complete the look with elegance.

Strapless Fit and Flare Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress

strapless fit and flare chiffon bridesmaid dress

This is indeed a very typical bridesmaid dress that is a strapless fit and flare chiffon dress. Wear it with silver heeled sandals and you will look beautiful and low-key sexy.

One Shoulder Faux Wrap Dress

one shoulder faux wrap dress

Here is a low-key sexy dress that should be safe to say that it wouldn’t outshine the wedding gown. It is a one-shoulder faux wrap dress that has a slim fit cutting. It can indeed make you look slimmer and taller. You can wear black open toe heels to match with the dress.

Dark Purple Strapless Chiffon Tulle Bridesmaid Dress

dark purple strapless chiffon tulle bridesmaid dress

For a deeper look, you may want to choose a dark-purple dress like this one. It is a strapless chiffon tulle midi dress. Wear dark purple suede open toe heels to add a touch of elegance to the outfit.

Here are some beautiful purple bridesmaid dresses that I have just shared with you. Whatever you do, just remember the law: don’t outshine the bride.