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Dusty blue is a stunning hue that can be easily tied into a range of different color schemes. Consider pairing it with silver, navy, or gray for a wintery event. Or, combine dusty blue with earth tones like sage green, terra-cotta, or mustard for a vineyard soiree or desert wedding. As one of the more popular bridal party dress colors, there are tons of different styles, shades, and undertones to choose from.
“When brides are going for a dusty blue color, we point out the different undertones that can occur across cool blue hues,” says Stacy Hamm, a stylist for Amsale. “It’s also important to look at fabrication when considering colors, because the type of fabric can change the way a color is perceived.”
Meet the Expert
Stacy Hamm is a stylist for bridal fashion brand Amsale, which is headquartered in New York City.
From budget-friendly, classic bridal party dresses to a trendy styles that can be worn again and again, we searched through dozens of dresses to help you find your perfect one. We promise you: your bridal party will be happy.
Read on for the best dusty blue bridal party dresses.
If you don’t plan on wearing your dress again, a budget-friendly option is a fantastic way to save, and it also allows you to spend a little more on something you will wear again (like the shoes!). This dusty blue bridal party dress is, believe it or not, from SHEIN—and it’s only $45. The ankle-length one-shoulder dress is made from a non-stretch polyester that keeps its fit and flare shape with a tight bodice and flowing skirt. It also comes with high praise from customers who raved about its high-quality fabric, beautiful dusty blue color, and comfort.
The dress comes with some extra length, so be prepared to get it hemmed if you’re on the shorter side.
Material: 100% polyester | Size Range: XS-L
While this dress is technically a halter style, it offers a bit more with the neck and backline (we love the gathered strap detailing in the back). Made from a premium chiffon fabric, the dress features pleated draping across the bodice and a breezy ankle-length skirt. The best part, however, is the sizing. In addition to offering a range of sizes (including plus size), the brand offers the option to choose a custom size, so you don’t have to take your bridal party dress to a tailor upon arrival. All you have to do is click the “one size” option and fill out your measurement information, following the brand’s video tutorial.
Material: Chiffon | Size Range: 0-30 (and custom)
Ensure every bridal party member is in a dress style they love and feel confident in (while keeping the color cohesive) with a convertible option. The 72styles Infinity Dress from Amazon is one of our top picks because it converts into so many different dress styles, including one shoulder, V-neck, halter, and even some more modest options, too. On top of its versatility, the dress is constructed from a super stretchy and soft polyester blend that drapes and wraps across the body comfortably.
Material: Polyester and spandex | Size Range: 0-24
This cute midi sports that trendy slip dress feel, but also offers a sweetheart neckline, ruffled hem, and a trumpet skirt silhouette. We love it because it has a more versatile design that works for both elegant and casual wedding dress codes. Plus, it’s a dress you could easily wear to another event, which gives it even more value.Constructed from sustainably-sourced premium viscose, the dress feels luxe to the touch, has a lined bodice that is strapless bra-friendly, and features adjustable straps and a smocked back for a fantastic fit.
Material: 100% viscose | Size Range: 0-12
The whimsical Maeve Tulle Dress from Revelry is a clear winner for best sleeves, thanks to the unique translucent puff sleeve detail, which can be worn as an off-the-shoulder style or on the shoulder to create a square neckline silhouette. The dress is double lined with a sheer bobbinet tulle shell, creating a beautiful texture and eye-catching dimension on the skirt.
Material: Tulle | Size Range: 0-32
This halter bridal party dress from BHLDN features a twisted neckline and effortless design in a gorgeous dusty blue hue. The dress design sports a higher neckline with a low back that, despite being a tad more revealing, still has an air of sophisticated elegance to it. And, while it looks like silk, the BHLDN dress is actually made from a more durable premium polyester and comes in both standard and plus sizes.
Material: 100% polyester | Size Range: 0-16
If you’re looking for a modern bridal party dress with a ton of sheen, this one from Dear Cleo will do the trick. The silky strapless dress is made from a luxe satin fabric that’s sourced from recycled yarns, making it a good sustainable choice, too.
Material: Satin made with recycled yarns | Size Range: 0-16
Dusty blue is a color made for winter, especially in a cozy fabric like velvet. We love this elegant gown from Jenny Yoo— it’s constructed from a heavy velvet material, but it still feels light and flowy. The fluttering sleeves and low V-back create a gorgeous silhouette that works with many different body types.
Material: Stretch velvet | Size Range: 0-26
When it comes to a summer bridal party dress, you’ll want something stylish that also keeps you cool and comfortable in the heat. The Kalea Dress from Azazie is the perfect combination—it features a cowl neckline, draped wrap skirt with thigh-length slit, and spaghetti straps that meet in the back with a keyhole feature. Made from a comfy stretch material, the dress also has padding and boning for extra support. In addition to its summer style, what made this dusty blue dress truly stand out is its at-home try-on initiative and sizing. You can try it on before ordering for $10 (which covers the return shipping) and request a custom size for an excellent fit. The dress also has extra length to accommodate the bridal party’s heights and can be easily altered to the right fit.
Material: Mesh | Size Range: 2-30 or custom
Lean into the Spring spirit with a dusty blue jacquard bridal party dress. This pretty strapless dress from Lulus is constructed from silky polyester with a subtle floral embossed print. It’s fully lined and features a thigh-length slit in the skirt to help create some extra movement. It also sports a fun, high-waisted maxi skirt that’s connected to a fitted bodice.
Material: 100% polyester | Size Range: XS-XL
When shopping for a fall bridal party dress, we recommend going for one with sleeves and a low neckline-or, conversely—a sleeveless silhouette with a high neckline. These styles highlight the in-between nature of the season. With its slightly ballooned sleeves, wrapped V-neckline and slitted skirt, this dress fits the bill. It’s made from a dreamy chiffon fabric and also has an incredible size range, including plus sizes and an option for customization, too.
Material: Chiffon | Size Range: 0-26
We are all about the slip dress trend because it not only works as a stunning bridal party dress, but it’s also a timeless design you can wear again and again. We love this minimalist version because it offers something a little more than the average slip silhouette. The draped cowl neckline and wrapped hem detailing gives it a sense of movement and fluidity. It also features a removable tie belt for additional styling options.
Material: 100% viscose rayon | Size Range: XS-XXL
The Laurie Empire Dress from Birdy Grey has an amazing size range—including plus sizes as well as a curved cut—and is maternity-friendly. It’s also a dress style with a more universal cut, which means that it will flatter many different body types And, on top of its impressive range of sizes, it’s made from a luxe polyester chiffon, has secret pockets, and a pleated bodice for subtle detailing.
Material: 100% polyester chiffon shell and lining | Size Range: XS-3X
This dress features a more conservative silhouette that doesn’t sacrifice style for modesty. From the floor-length skirt to the billowing short sleeves and high crewneck line, the dress feels elegant, chic, and classic. Like other Dear Cleo bridal party dresses, it’s also made from recycled yarns—so it has that eco-friendly factor—and is fully lined with pockets so you can keep your phone close by to capture candid bridal moments.
Material: Chiffon made with recycled yarns | Size Range: 00-32
What to Look For in Bridal Party Dresses
“It’s important to see the bridal gowns alongside the bridesmaid dresses,” says Stacy Hamm, stylist at The Bridal Party at Amsale. Since the bride’s wedding gown is the main event, you’ll want make sure everything looks good together and that colors and fabrication complement the wedding dress.
Shades and Undertones
While dusty blue is the predominant color, there’s a range of shades and undertones that can occur in different fabrics. This is an important thing to consider if you’re mixing and matching dress styles or materials for your bridal party.
“Dusty blue is a pastel blue color with cool, gray undertones,” Hamm explains. As with most dress colors, dusty blues can vary, depending on undertones, but the cool hue is typically always present.
Hamm says you can’t go wrong with a mix-and-match palette using different blue shades. “I often recommend that you keep the same undertone across all of the colors, so one doesn’t contrast more than the other and they all flow together,” she adds, noting that gray, ivory, blue steel, and textured slate all look good with dusty blue.
“The bridesmaids are usually responsible for their own dresses—though we have had generous mothers of the bride pay for all of the bridesmaids’ dresses,” says Hamm. Additionally, some brides might opt to put an amount of money toward bridal party dresses to help offset the cost.
Why Trust Brides
Contributing writer Jessie Quinn is a bridal-obsessed lifestyle journalist with a bachelor’s degree in fashion journalism. At Brides, she puts a style spin on wedding day fashion and covers everything from sparkling diamond accessories to dance floor-worthy shoes. When researching the best dusty blue bridal party dresses, Jessie looked for a good variety of styles and price points, while also considering options with inclusive sizing. On top of that, she considered options that could easily be worn again.