Bold Red Bridesmaids' Dresses Your Entire Wedding Party Will Love

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Red is the color of romance, so it's only natural that brides would gravitate towards this show-stopping shade when choosing big-day attire for their bridal parties. No matter which color your prefer—whether it's scarlet, garnet, or fire engine—red bridesmaids' dresses are a beautiful, flattering choice that's adaptable to any season or style. Plus, dressing your bridesmaids in such a statement color ensures they won't blend into the crowd.

Versatile, eye-catching, and totally re-wearable (seriously, a red dress can be worn again at nearly any formal occasion), red is a unique choice for bridesmaids' dresses and results in looks that feel fitting any time of year. If you're going for a more classic aesthetic, so many designers offer timeless A-line options with comfortable, flattering straps. Summer brides might gravitate more towards the light and airy numbers like a V-neck wrap dress or a backless gown with spaghetti straps, which look great and keep attendants comfortable. If you're tying the knot during the fall, you may prefer to dress your 'maids in something with sleeves and in a deeper, moodier shade of red.

Whether you're looking for something sexy or sweet, long or short, bold or subdued, you're bound to find a red bridesmaids' dress that fits the bill—and fits your group's specific budget. And since so many retailers offer red formal dresses and gowns, you could even confidently allow your group to select their own looks. Just give them an idea of what your ideal style would look like and let them shop on their own.

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J. Crew

red lace sheath dress
Courtesy of J. Crew

Shop Now: J. Crew Long-Sleeve Lace Sheath Dress, $248,

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Dress the Population

Red Bridesmaid Dress from Dress the Population
Courtesy of Nordstrom

Shop Now: Dress the Population "Corey" Chiffon Dress, $198,

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Jenny Yoo

Jenny Yoo "Mila" Bridesmaids Dress with Thin Straps
Courtesy of BHLDN

Shop Now: Jenny Yoo "Mila" Dress, $285,

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White by Vera Wang

red Crepe and Tulle T-Back Dress
Courtesy of David's Bridal

Shop Now: White by Vera Wang Crepe and Tulle T-Back Dress in Valentina, $69.99,

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BHLDN Red Mendoza Bridesmaids Dress with Short Sleeves
Courtesy of BHLDN

Shop Now: BHLDN "Mendoza" Dress with Flutter Sleeves, $198,

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Show Me Your Mumu

Show Me Your Mumu Red Bridesmaid Dress with Scooped V-Neck
Courtesy of Nordstrom

Shop Now: Show Me Your Mumu "Jen" Maxi Gown, $198,

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Barneys New York

red Cotton Poplin Bustier Dress
Courtesy of Barneys New York

Shop Now: Barneys New York Cotton Poplin Bustier Dress, $476,

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Giambattista Valli

long sleeve red Lace and Crepe maxi gown
Courtesy of Matches Fashion

Shop Now: Giambattista Valli Macramé Lace and Crepe Gown, $1,166,

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red Azalea Print Satin Dress
Courtesy of Matches Fashion

Shop Now: Self-Portrait Azalea Print Satin Dress, $180,

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Alfred Sung

red High-Low Cocktail Dress
Courtesy of Nordstrom

Shop Now: Alfred Sung High-Low Cocktail Dress, $208,

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After Six

red Pleated Surplice Stretch Crepe Gown
Courtesy of Nordstrom

Shop Now: After Six Pleated Surplice Stretch Crepe Gown, $231,

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Jenny Packham

high low Chiffon Dress in Parisian Red
Courtesy of Dessy

Shop Now: Jenny Packham Chiffon Dress in Parisian Red, $242,

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Fame and Partners

red high neck backless maxi dress
Courtesy of Fame and Partners

Shop Now: Fame and Partners "The Ada" Dress, $245,

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Dress the Population

red One-Shoulder Crepe Gown
Courtesy of Dress the Population

Shop Now: Dress the Population "Georgina" One-Shoulder Crepe Gown, $298,

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Bella Bridesmaid

floor length Crepe Dress in Flame red
Courtesy of Dessy

Shop Now: Bella Bridesmaid Crepe Dress in Flame, $175,

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Hayley Paige

red bridesmaid dress hayley paige
Courtesy of Hayley Paige

Shop Now: Hayley Paige Occasions ''Style 5659'' Bridesmaid Dress, price upon request,

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