Coral–or to be more specific, “living coral”–is Pantone‘s color of the year for 2019. It’s a bright, in-your-face, energizing shade with golden undertones. If you’re all about making a statement, living coral is for you! We thought we would celebrate by curating a list of the best coral bridesmaid dresses we could find.
Bear in mind, finding these coral bridesmaid dresses was not easy feat. Recently, bridesmaid gowns in muted shades like blush, mauve, and taupe have risen in popularity, making brighter hued dresses a bit difficult to find. But sometimes a girl’s just gotta have a pop of color, ya know?!
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The Best Coral Bridesmaid Dresses (2019 Edition)
We searched the internet for the best coral bridesmaid gowns. Although we can’t vouch personally for any dress, brand, or website, we did check the reviews, when available, to ensure we only included the best dresses on this list!
Best Versatile Coral Bridesmaid Dress
We’re voting this strapless style “most versatile” because we think it could work for just about any wedding theme! We can picture it being worn on the beach, in a vineyard, or inside a posh indoor venue.
It’s tried and true, too, receiving 4.5 out of 5 stars on the David’s Bridal website.
Short Crinkle Chiffon Dress with Front Cascade from David’s Bridal – about $80
Best Off The Shoulder Coral Bridesmaid Dress
The “After Six” brand has a color called “ginger” that we absolutely adore. Most of their dresses are available in this beautiful coral shade, and they have a large variety of styles. This off-the-shoulder beauty is one of our favorites! Since there are still thin shoulder straps in addition to the draped cap sleeve, there’s no need to worry about any wardrobe malfunctions or mishaps!
After Six Bridesmaids Dress #1517 available at Bella Bridesmaids – $150
Best Mini Coral Bridesmaid Dress
If you’re looking for a mini bridesmaid dress, look no further! This lace mini from Lulus is super affordable, and it’s a piece that could be worn again and again. Although a bit on the short side, the modest neckline balances things out!
Because there’s not a whole lotta fabric, we recommend this mini only for weddings set during the hot summer months!
Best Coral Bridesmaid Dress With Pockets
Another gem from “After Six,” this baby has side pockets. ‘Nuff said, right? It’s also got a gorgeous criss-cross spaghetti strap detailing at back. This is definitely one of our favorite coral bridesmaid dresses ever!
Another (major) perk: this dress is for everyone. Most After Six dresses are available from size 00 to 30W.
After Six Bridesmaids Dress #1514 available at Bella Bridesmaids – $150
Styling Tip: Mix And Match!
Long are the days when each bridesmaid wore the same exact dress. The mismatching gown trend has been going strong for the better part of the decade. We highly recommend going with mismatched bridesmaid dresses if you’re considering coral to add some visual interest and keep the color from being too overwhelming. Bridesmaids can wear different styles, lengths, and fabrics. And to avoid having your bridesmaids look like a boring block of color, we recommend gowns in a variety of shades, or even different colors completely.
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Best Light Coral Bridesmaid Dress
One of the more expensive gowns on our coral bridesmaid dress list, this Jenny Yoo piece is sweet and a little sultry! It, and other Jenny Yoo gowns, comes in a sophisticated shade of coral called “Sedona Sunset.” We’re loving how the classic surplice bodice is complimented with a low back and a sexy, above-the-knee princess seam slit. It feels totally modern for a 2019 or 2020 wedding.
If you want to inject a little color into your wedding, but aren’t totally sure about going all out coral, this is a great alternative!
Best Alternative Mini Coral Bridesmaid Dress
Another great option if you’re seeking a mini bridesmaid dress, this super sweet cap sleeve dress provides a little more coverage than the previous mini we listed here. This one has a simple and classic shape, which is dressed up with a super cute keyhole cutout back, along with a (removable) satin sash.
Kennedy Blue Harper dress – $119
Best Simple Coral Bridesmaid Dress
This dress wins the award for being the most simple (yet stylish) bridesmaids dress on the list, and may be the most comfortable one, too! It’s labeled on the website as being stretchy, and reviewers say it’s super comfortable. We’re down for that!
Darcy Bridesmaid Dress available at Azazie – $109
Best Modern Coral Bridesmaid Dress
Bridesmaid dresses have came along way from the 80s, haven’t they? We love how romantic and modern this dress is!
If you want to mix and match your bridesmaids’ dresses, we think this one would look particularly fab paired with this sparkly Adrianna Papell gown.
Social Bridesmaids Dress #8187 available at Bella Bridesmaids – $206
Best Overall Coral Bridesmaid Dress
This dress from Lulus has nearly 3,000 reviews and is rated an almost perfect 5/5 stars. Simply put, everyone loves this dress…us included! Even the price is dreamy.
Best Budget-Friendly Coral Bridesmaid Dress
The least expensive of all the coral bridesmaid dresses on our list, this v-neck maxi is one of Amazon’s best sellers. If you aren’t looking to break the bank, consider this option!
The only downside of this dress is that right now, it appears to only be available in limited sizes.
Ever Pretty Sleeveless Maxi available through Amazon – about $45
Best Maternity Coral Bridesmaid Dress
A super stylish maternity option, this gown has adjustable straps with a beautiful embroidered accent! It’s not visible in the photo, but it’s also got side cutouts with lace inserts that are sooooo stylish.
If you’re not loving this one, don’t worry! PinkBlush has got lots of great maternity gowns that would make killer bridesmaid dresses.
Coral Embroidered Pleated Maternity Gown available through PinkBlush – $109
Which coral dress is your favorite? In what other ways are you incorporating coral into your wedding? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!