When it comes to selecting dress fabrics for your bridal party, velvet is one of the most luxurious and elegant choices! The fabric is perfect for colder, winter with shades that really stand out against the gown’s finish. We particularly love shades like emerald, burgundy, copper, and even black for a stunning and sophisticated bridesmaid look.
Ahead, we’re sharing some of our favorite velvet dresses for your bridal party that will give your maids a hint of glamour and sophistication. We’ll also talk about recent velvet trends and of course, the best way to accessorize these trendy dresses!
Long Elegant Velvet Dresses For Bridesmaids
When choosing a velvet dress for your bridal party the first thing to consider is to think about style and length. Due to the luxurious look of the fabric, we highly recommend that you opt for long, floor-length dresses as opposed to short cocktail attire.
Velvet Dress Trends in 2021
- Let Your Maids Show Off Their Shoulders
Velvet can be a “heavier” material to wear due to the nature of the fabric, but the Vivian Velvet Off-Shoulder Split Formal Dress in Emerald Green lets your bridesmaids show off a little skin with the off-the-shoulder details and thigh-high split. The jewel-tone green colour makes this tailored sweetheart dress even more flattering. Our favorite detail? The beaded detailing on the shoulders for an extra dose of fun and glamour that all of your bridesmaids are sure to love!
2. Give Your Girls Personality with Infinity Dresses
The Velvet Multiway Infinity Dress, seen here in Burgundy, was made for bridal parties! What makes these dresses so perfect is that the dress is designed with adjustable straps that can be styled so many different ways. This makes it easy to appease every bridesmaid’s style and comfort level. Not to mention that we have a wide collection of colour options for our velvet infinity dresses in Australia. Not sure which colour to choose from? Order a fabric swatch to get an up-close sneak peek in person to make decision making that much easier!
3. Add a Dose of Sparkle for Extra Bridesmaid Glamour
If you want your bridesmaids to be the epitome of sophistication and sparkle at your wedding, then the Maya Velvet Drape Sleeved Split Formal Dress in Black is a must! This floor-length dress features a v-neckline with elegant chiffon sleeves. Your bridal party is sure to dazzle all night long at your black-tie wedding because this dress is embedded with iridescent rhinestones on the sleeves for a pop of bling that will surely compliment how you sparkle on your wedding day!
4. Elevate your Bridal Party’s Sophistication with Sleeves
Hosting a winter wedding in colder temperatures? A velvet dress with long sleeves like the Isla Velvet Sleeved Split Mermaid Formal Dress in Emerald Green is a choice your bridesmaids will thank you! This elegant gown features three-quarter sleeves that will help keep your bridal part warm as well as a flattering v-neckline and a front split. The mermaid silhouette skirt features a sweep train and is also available in Black and Burgundy. No matter what colour you choose, this dress will give off a refined yet chic formal dress.
Accessories to Match with Velvet Dresses
Once you’ve picked the dress, now it’s time to pick your bridal party’s accessories! Velvet, in itself, is a statement thanks to its luxurious and elegant texture. So Model Chic Australia recommends you go for statement earrings while keeping the rest of your jewelry (bracelets and necklaces in particular) simple. We’ve even thought of a little velvet touch for your groomsmen. Keep reading below!
- Opt for a Sparkly Statement Earring
As we said, velvet is already a statement in itself, and we still want to draw the eyes up onto your gorgeous bridal party. One way to bring attention to the face is through a beautiful pair of sparkly statement earrings. You can go bold and glamorous with our Soleil Crystal Statement Earrings. These silver earrings have a burst of crystal that would especially compliment a look with pulled-back hair. Or, opt for a statement that is a bit more classic and simple like the Celestia Crystal CZ Bridal Earrings in Rose Gold, which make the perfect complement to any velvet bridesmaids dress.
3. Don’t Be Afraid of Adding A Little Colour To Your Look
We know your velvet bridal party dresses are going to be rich in colour, but that doesn’t mean you have to shy away from adding a little bit more through your accessories. Here’s the thing, done right, colour can beautifully bring together a look. For instance, our Ava Crystal Drop Statement Earrings would beautifully complement our Velvet Multiway Infinity Dress in Purple.
You can also go for a monochromatic look by making your jewelry the same colour as your bridesmaid dresses. The Aurelia Flower Statement Earrings In Green would look gorgeous when worn with one of our emerald green velvet dresses for an all-emerald look!
2. Get your Groomsmen Matching Velvet Bow Ties
We never forget our groomsmen here at Model Chic, and they deserve a velvet moment too! Since, likely, your groomsmen will not be wearing velvet tuxedos or suits, we still want to make sure that we balance out the luxe fabric the bridesmaids will be styled in. Insert the bow ties! The Velvet Groomsmen Bow Ties are the perfect way to add that little hint of velvet without being “too much” to look at! Available in six different colours, your men will look absolutely dapper with a finishing touch like this.
Velvet is a timeless fabric choice that is here to stay for those looking to elevate your bridal party dresses. If you are for velvet bridesmaid dresses and accessories, you can check out Model Chic Australia’s entire line of elegant velvet dresses for your bridal party. Need more inspiration? Follow along on our Instagram page to stay up-to-date on upcoming new dress releases for the shop and to get inspired by some of our real-life bridal parties!