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When it comes to bridesmaids dresses, purple is a colour that’s ever popular – and the best news is it works across seasons.
Deeper shades of plum, mulberry and grape can look great for Autumn and Winter nuptials, while lilac, lavender and mauve are fab if you’re saying I do in the Spring or Summer. Of course, you don’t have to play it by the seasons. Purple, whatever shade you choose, is versatile enough to work the whole year through.
It’s also looks great on most skin tones and is feminine without being over the top girly. Want to dress your bridesmaid in purple? Great, because we’ve found loads of gorgeous purple dresses you can buy online right now. Whether you’re looking to the high street or ordering from a boutique there’s plenty to choose from. If you’re buying from a boutique check out our guide to buying your bridesmaids dresses from home here.
Style 1758, Mark Lesley
We love the understated elegance of this figure-skimming gown.
Style 5859, Hayley Paige
This purple bridesmaid dress has serious princess vibes!
Pleated bodice maxi dress, ASOS, £63.75/€71.51
How gorge are these stunning mauve maxis? We’re particularly keen on those flattering ruched bodices.
Style 21659, Morilee
This gorgeous full-length purple bridesmaid dress is elegant with a side order of sex appeal.
This elegant purple number is the perfect number for your maids to dance the night away in. Best keep it for summer nuptials though, you don’t want your bridesmaids to be cold!
Can’t choose between a purple bridesmaid dress and a pink one? This gown is the perfect compromise. We love the ruffled sleeves and ruching around the bust too!
This heather-hued gown is one that will flatter every figure thanks to its ruched bodice and loose-fitting full length skirt. The embellishment gives it that little extra something too.
The light fabric, the glitzy empire waist, the bright pop of lavendar. We’re simply crazy about this gown.
This purple bridesmaid dress doesn’t just feature a figure-skimming silhouette, but a beautifully elegant halterneck. We love!
Pleated maxi dress, ASOS, £48/€53
It’s the stunning plunging neckline that really sets this purple bridesmaid dress off. That thigh split adds a little sexiness too.
This purple bridesmaid dress is perfect for the bride who wants her maids dressed in something a little different.
Lace and frill dress, Little Mistress, £43/€48
Lace and frill. Name a more iconic duo. We’ll wait. There’s a real ethereal, relaxed vibe to this dress and we love it.
One shoulder maxi dress, Debenhams, £60/€67
This gown’s deep mulberry hue and satin bow makes it a perfect pick for a winter wedding.
Drape maxi dress, ASOS, £75/84
We love everything about this mauve purple bridesmaid dress, from the wrap waist and the criss-cross back to the elegant draping. A real showstopper.
Tulle bridesmaid dress, Ever Pretty, £48/€53
If you want your bridesmaids to feel like princesses then this is the dress! We love the deep cut V-neckline and that full, princess-style skirt.
Lace bodice bridesmaid dress, Ever Pretty, £38/€42
A-line is a classic shape and this full-length A-line gown is pure elegance. We love the deep orchid hue and the pink empire waist line that really sets it off.