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If you’re one to keep up with bridesmaid colour trends, you’ll know that red is seriously in for 2024. Even beyond weddings - red is everywhere! From runways to the high street, it’ll be a fashion faux pas not to consider carmine hues this season. 

While, according to Vogue, Cherry Red is an essential based on SS24 runways, bridal fashion can’t get enough of burgundy tones for bridesmaids and wedding guests alike. But why limit yourself when there’s an abundance of stunning reds - all perfect for upcoming weddings this year? 

From real wedding inspo to some of the best red bridesmaid dresses available to shop - we’ve got everything you need right here. 


The Best Red Bridesmaid Dress Inspiration 

Before you search for the best red bridesmaid dresses for your big day, a little bit of inspiration has never hurt anyone! To show you just how stunning red bridesmaid dresses can be, we’ve accumulated some of our favourite looks from real weddings and Rock My Wedding couples who have taken the fiery plunge. From elegant satin red bridesmaid dresses to classic chiffon looks and even some prints and patterns. We’re big fans of red bridesmaid dresses, and you should be, too!

The 20 Best Red Bridesmaid Dresses by Style, Colour and Tone for 2024

Whether you’re the bride or one of the besties in tow, we’re here to help you find the perfect red bridesmaid dress for the big day! 

The Rock My Wedding Editors have curated an extra-special edit of the best red bridesmaid dresses currently available online to give you a nudge in the right direction. And to make your search just that little bit easier, we’ve broken down our edit by all the various shades and tones that sit within the category of red. So whether you’ve got your eye on a deep, rich and warm or something bright, fruity and festive - we’ve done all the hard work so you don’t have to! 

So, what are you waiting for? Get shopping for your dream red bridesmaid dresses!

Deep red bridesmaid dresses

Deep red bridesmaid dresses bring a rich and intense hue that ensures your bridesmaids stand out. This captivating shade, often known as Carmine for its slight purplish undertones, is perfect for autumn, winter, and festive weddings, thanks to its warmth and depth.

We love deep red because it makes even budget-friendly dresses look luxurious. If you’re considering deep red for your bridesmaids, check out styles from Victoria Beckham and Revolve, which feature flattering ruching and ruffles that add an extra touch of elegance.

Dark red bridesmaid dresses

Now, what’s the difference between deep red and dark red, I hear you asking? Well, it’s all in the details! Upon closer inspection of all the various shades of red, it’s so important to be specific, especially when we’re planning for only the most important day of your life here.

Dark red is often described as a strong brownish-red colour, making it distinct yet easily confused with maroon or burgundy. Hoping to bag your bridesmaid dresses online? The good news is that you’ll find a wide range of gorgeous dresses that fit the dark red description, as various maroon or burgundy shades are easy to come by.

We’re big fans of these styles from House of CB, available at Selfridges in shade “Dark Cherry”, and Lace & Beads, available at ASOS. While the latter is classified as “Burgundy,” it definitely works for a dark red bridesmaid dress theme. And we won’t tell anyone if you don’t!

Wine-red bridesmaid dresses

If you've shared countless nights with your besties over glasses of red wine, wine-red bridesmaid dresses might be the perfect choice for your wedding. Just be sure to reminisce about the fun, not the hangovers!

Belonging to the dark crimson colour family, wine red is a medium-dark shade of pinkish-red that’s lighter in tone than the deep and dark reds we’ve explored so far. The key to choosing wine-red bridesmaid dresses is to find options that embody warmth and richness. With its high saturation, wine red has a warm tone that will give your bridesmaids a beautiful glow on the big day.

We’ve selected styles from Chi Chi and Karen Millen, as their high-shine satin material and beautiful embellishments add an extra glow to the warm and vibrant hue.

Plus-size red bridesmaid dresses

If you already have your heart set on red and maybe even the specific shade, style might be your next focus.

The most important thing about finding the perfect plus-size bridesmaid dress is ensuring your entire bridal party feels confident and comfortable. Size inclusivity matters! By opting for curve-specific or plus-size ranges, you’ll find dresses that fit much better, accommodating curvier bodies or fuller busts.

Check out Debenhams and Chi Chi for gorgeous wrap-style dresses that flatter curvier body types beautifully with floaty A-line designs. For more tips on finding the best dress style for your body type, we’ve got you covered with our complete guide!

Red velvet bridesmaid dresses

While a colour scheme sets the vibe and ambience of your wedding, the fabric and material play a crucial role, especially with red.

Velvet is cherished for its warmth and richness, making it perfect for winter weddings. Pairing velvet with red, in any shade or tone, creates a must-have look for your bridesmaids. Opt for an opulent, moody red velvet dress or something bright, cheery, and festive. Velvet bridesmaid dresses effortlessly elevate your wedding aesthetic.

For beautiful red velvet bridesmaid dresses, check out Revolve and Coast. Even on a lower budget, Coast offers stunning options starting at just £40. If you're after something more luxurious, your bridesmaids will adore this Revolve number. The best part about velvet is its luxurious feel, making any dress look and feel the part for a winter wedding.

Red satin bridesmaid dresses

Fabric matters just as much as colour when it comes to bridesmaid dresses. While velvet evokes a rich and warm vibe, satin offers a high-shine alternative, perfect for any season. Its glitz and glam make satin a must for festive celebrations and beyond.

Red satin bridesmaid dresses are ideal for black tie and formal events, exuding class and sophistication. We're obsessed with these styles from Club L London and ASOS, starting at just £38. These dresses offer a timeless and elegant look without breaking the bank.

Accessories are key! Elevate even the most affordable dresses with stunning jewellery and thoughtful styling. Opt for large, glitzy earrings or a statement necklace, and pair them with an elegant updo to ensure your bridesmaids' look is nothing short of luxurious.

Ruby red bridesmaid dresses

If you want your bridesmaids to shine like the prized jewels they are, ruby red is the perfect shade. This bright, saturated, and vivid colour gets its name from the gemstone, known for its gorgeous pinkish-red hue. Ruby red bridesmaid dresses combine the classic elegance of red with the playful charm of pink. 

Ruby red bridesmaid dresses combine the timeless allure of red with the playful charm of pink. These dresses radiate vibrancy and elegance, making them an exceptional choice for any wedding celebration. 

Check out Omnes and Club L London for stunning ruby red bridesmaid dresses. Their designs feature standout details like tie-backs and flattering asymmetric cowl necklines, ensuring your bridesmaids look elegant and radiant on your big day.

Berry red bridesmaid dresses

Berry red bridesmaid dresses embody a vivid primary red inspired by the rich hues of summer fruits. This vibrant shade adds a touch of luxury to any wedding palette, striking a perfect balance between red and purple tones for a romantic and sophisticated look.

For stunning berry red options, explore these options from Mango and Coast. Their dresses feature elegant designs with unique structures like one-shoulder, asymmetric hems, and full skirts, ensuring your bridesmaids look effortlessly chic and glamorous on your special day.

Bright red bridesmaid dresses

Bright red bridesmaid dresses make a bold and striking statement, perfect for brides who want their bridal party to stand out with panache. This vibrant shade of red symbolises energy, passion, and love, making it a fitting choice for weddings filled with joy and celebration.

Discover eye-catching bright red dresses at Oh Polly and Debenhams. Their collections offer sleek and modern designs with trendy features like oversized bows and statement backless that emphasise simplicity and elegance, ensuring your bridesmaids shine brightly alongside you on your wedding day.

Children's red bridesmaid dresses

For the mini members of your bridal party, children's red bridesmaid dresses are adorable and charming additions to your wedding ensemble. These dresses are designed with comfort and style in mind, ensuring that your young bridesmaids feel as special and beautiful as the adults.

Explore cute and age-appropriate red dresses for children at Next and Debenhams. Their collections feature charming details like bows, ruffles, ribbons, and soft fabrics that are perfect for creating memorable moments at your wedding.


The best red bridesmaid dresses: For more than just winter weddings 

Contrary to popular belief, red bridesmaid dresses aren’t just perfect for the winter! While we’re suckers for a festive theme during the chillier season, red is a classic, timeless and classy colour, suited for all occasions, all year round. 

If you are searching for a sunnier hue, why not check out our best yellow bridesmaid dresses or best peach bridesmaid dresses - a hugely popular colour for 2024 in line with Pantone’s Colour of the Year

But for those at stage one of their wedding colour palette journey, our guide to bridesmaid colour trends for 2024 will be just what you need! 
 

Shona Ezimogho-Moran

Written by Shona Ezimogho-Moran

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