Bridesmaid Dresses for Autumn Nuptials

Picking the perfect bridesmaid dress can be tricky. Not only must a bride wade through an endless series of colors, cuts, and fabrics, the gown must complement her overall wedding schematic and keep within the bridesmaids’ budgets.

Good news: This autumn, sweet and feminine silhouettes hold court in a host of Pantone picked hues, from charcoal gray, turquoise green, and deep blue to bright amethyst, pinks, and oranges.


Taking a cue from Fall 2015’s bridal fashion trends, we gathered ten dresses that will have your loyal BFFs floating down the aisle in a bevy of designs with plenty of razzle dazzle.

Brides: Let us know what you think of our picks. Please share your favorites in the comment section below.

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This floor-grazing, beaded gown by Elie Saab ($13,995, available at Bergdorf Goodman) sighs special occasion and is pretty enough to wear again—and again.

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Loose and drapey, Wes Gordon‘s shoulder-baring silhouette complements even the trickiest body types (contact Wes Gordon for pricing and product info).

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Marsala, Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year, hits the aisle with this sartorial stunner by Hellessy (contact Hellessy for pricing and product info).

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Lace may evoke that “something old” feeling, but this bead-drenched design by Zuhair Murad has “something new” written all over it (contact Zuhair Murad for pricing and product info).


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Cadmium orange is one of fall’s hottest hues and packs a citrusy punch when weaved in with other eye-catching colors. Our Pick: Rosie Assoulin‘s tie dye dress with a thigh-high slit (price upon request, contact Rosie Assoulin for pricing and product info).

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Fall fashion took a cue from London gardens and the swinging splendor of the 1960s. The high neck on Dolce & Gabbana‘s crepe and rose sequin dress ($8,995, available on M’oda ‘Operandi) is perfect for when temperatures dip.


This trumpet gown is destined for a jaw-dropping entrance. Zac Posen‘s feminine silhouette ($5,490, available at Neiman Marcus) evokes Old Hollywood drama.

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Don’t worry, brides. For Love an Lemon‘s geometric Vienna maxi dress ($433, available at Nordstrom) is not likely to see the back of your bridesmaids’ closets.

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An asymmetrical ruffle gown ($1,990, available at Nordstrom) by Oscar de la Renta would serve well in a garden wedding. Its flirty hemline emulates the petals of a flower.


Swathed in a luxurious watercolor print, this one-shoulder, sateen dress by Pamella ($880, available at Saks Fifth Avenue) makes a dreamy statement at any outdoor soiree.

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