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Top 10 Modest Bridesmaid Dresses You Need to See

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Best Modest Bridesmaid Dresses Your Bridal Party Will Love

The perfect bridesmaid dress can be flattering without showing much skin. Modest bridesmaid dresses are popular for many reasons: some bridesmaids just want to feel more comfortable, some need to adapt to the wedding venue, or some just feel more confident in a modest dress. There are so many options, it may take you a while to narrow down the best modest bridesmaid dresses. To help you, check out some of the most popular modest bridesmaid dress styles at Kennedy Blue, with options for everyone in your wedding party!

Gorgeous Modest Bridesmaid Dresses with Sleeves

A bridesmaid dress with sleeves can help you protect your shoulders from sun, cover parts of your arms you feel less confident about, and add a fun flare to your dress. There are a wide variety of sleeves for bridesmaid dresses from puff sleeves to flutter cap sleeves to full-coverage long sleeves. Choose sleeves that will help you feel comfortable and confident on the big day.

1) Luca: Short Sleeve Bridesmaid Dress

Luca Modest Bridesmaid Dress

Kennedy Blue Luca Bridesmaid Dress

Luca is one of our most ethereal dresses. This romantic dress features a modest fully covered back, V-neck, sleeves, and a flowy chiffon skirt with pockets. This modest bridesmaid dress covers everything that needs to be covered while you dance the night away at your bestie’s wedding.

2) Tilda: Long Sleeve Bridesmaid Dress

Tilda Modest Bridesmaid Dress

Kennedy Blue Tilda Bridesmaid Dress

Tilda is the best of both worlds: the long sleeves and full back keep you covered while the light satin fabric is breathable enough for any time of year. These sleeves will keep you protected from the sun during summer weddings and act as a barrier to the cold during winter weddings. For a subtle touch of sexiness, this dress also features a flirty leg slit.

3) Stephanie: Puff Sleeve Bridesmaid Dress

Stephanie Modest Bridesmaid Dress

Kennedy Blue Stephanie Bridesmaid Dress

Puff sleeves add femininity and sophistication to a bridesmaid dress. Stephanie features puff sleeves as well as a V-neck, slit in the skirt, and a keyhole back for a touch of added elegance. The tie at the waist will help you accentuate the narrow part of your body while the puff sleeves and flowy gown create width for an hourglass shape.

Stunning High Neck Bridesmaid Dresses for More Coverage

A high neckline is another way to feel more comfortable on the big day. If you prefer to have your bust covered, you will love the elegance of a high neck bridesmaid dress. This style is perfect for bridesmaids who have large busts and would rather avoid a revealing v-neck. A high neck doesn’t need to look old-fashioned, below are some bridesmaid dresses with gorgeous yet conservative necklines.

4) Joy: Square Neck Bridesmaid Dress

Joy Modest Bridesmaid Dress

Kennedy Blue Joy Bridesmaid Dress

Joy has a fun high neck front contrasted by a v-back. The ruffle on the skirt adds a touch of femininity and the ruching on the bust adds a bit of texture. The a-line shape of this dress is flattering on so many different body shapes and sizes. We love this combination of unique elements and a classic shape.

5) Rory: High Neck Halter Bridesmaid Dress

Rory Modest Bridesmaid Dress

Kennedy Blue Rory Bridesmaid Dress

Rory is the perfect mixture of modesty and figure-flattery. The high neck and back provide coverage while the fitted shape hugs your curves. The elegant satin fabric combined with a stylish halter neck create a truly sophisticated bridesmaid dress. The keyhole back provides just a peek of skin as guests watch you walk down the aisle.

6) Faye: Modest High Neck Bridesmaid Dress

Faye Modest Bridesmaid Dress

Kennedy Blue Faye Bridesmaid Dress

Faye has a full coverage front with a super fun back cutout for an exciting twist! The waist tie on this dress does an incredible job to flatter and accentuate your hourglass shape. The chiffon a-line skirt is flowy, comfortable, and fun to dance in. It also features a small leg slit.

7) Monica: High Neck Satin Bridesmaid Dress

Monica Modest Bridesmaid Dress

Kennedy Blue Monica Bridesmaid Dress

For a classic, vintage style: Monica is the perfect bridesmaid dress choice. This dress has all the elegance of a 1950s ball gown. Monica is made of high quality satin fabric that is not overly shiny. The satin fabric adds a silky texture to this minimalist gown. The keyhole back is the only peek of skin on this mostly modest dress.

Modest Bridesmaid Dresses with Cap Sleeves

Cap sleeves cover your shoulders without covering your arms. They create a romantic silhouette and draw just the right amount of attention to your upper body. Cap sleeves help balance the width of your hips with the width of your shoulders to accentuate your figure and draw the eyes to your curves in a modest way.

8) Dorothy: Embroidered Lace Cap Sleeve Bridesmaid Dress

Dorothy Modest Bridesmaid Dress

Kennedy Blue Dorothy Bridesmaid Dress

Dorothy features a delicate hand embroidered lace bodice, high neckline, cap sleeves, and an A-line skirt with pockets. This dress is a classic bridesmaid dress style that will look great on any bridesmaid. The boning in the bodice will help make sure everyone feels supported and secure. The v-back is an eye-catching addition to this otherwise full-coverage dress.

9) Kinsley: Beaded Bodice Bridesmaid Dress

Kinsley Modest Bridesmaid Dress

Kennedy Blue Kinsley Bridesmaid Dress

Kinsley features a sheer scoop neckline covered in gorgeous beading and lace. With a classic sweetheart neckline beneath, you have a look that is fun while remaining modest. This dress also features an ultra-feminine flowy a-line skirt and 3 inch sheer straps for stylish support.

10) Jade: Illusion Neckline Cap Sleeve Bridesmaid Dress

Jade Modest Bridesmaid Dress

Kennedy Blue Jade Bridesmaid Dress

Jade is Kinsely’s sister dress - it’s the same style but minus the beading. These dresses look great together and can be the perfect mix-and-match option. Kinsley is a great idea for highlighting the maid of honor while keeping all the bridesmaids in similar dresses. 

Beautiful Plus Size Modest Bridesmaid Dresses

Plus size bridesmaids dresses can be stylish and also modest. Many of our dresses come in sizes 00-32. All the dresses in this blog come in extended sizes so there’s no need to sacrifice style to find a dress that fits properly. If you were blessed with the gift of curves, you may feel more comfortable in a dress with more coverage. Below are some of our favorite modest bridesmaid dresses that suit fuller figure bridesmaids.

1) Faye: Modest High Neck Bridesmaid Dress

Faye Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress

Kennedy Blue Faye Bridesmaid Dress

Faye is a great option for bridesmaids with a full chest. The high neck on this dress will help you make sure your girls stay in place and don’t steal the show. The tie at the waist makes sure you don’t lose any of your shape. You’ll also get to show a little skin with the back cutout and leg slit.

2) Stephanie: Puff Sleeve Bridesmaid Dress

Stephanie Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress

Kennedy Blue Stephanie Bridesmaid Dress

Puff sleeves draw attention to your shoulders instead of your arms. Accentuating your shoulders also makes your waist look more narrow, creating a beautiful hourglass effect. Stephanie is a great idea for bridesmaids who have wider hips but narrow shoulders and want to balance out their figure.

3) Dorothy: Embroidered Lace Cap Sleeve Bridesmaid Dress

Dorothy Plus Size Bridesmaid Dress

Kennedy Blue Dorothy Bridesmaid Dress

Dorothy is a classic bridesmaid dress look with a structured bodice and a flirty, flowy skirt. The structure of this dress provides added support for a fuller chest. The illusion neckline is sheer so that you won’t feel completely covered up. Beautiful embroidery covers the whole bodice for an elegant and feminine feel.

Top Modest Bridesmaid Dress Colors

Generally speaking, conservative bridesmaid dresses look great in all of the same colors as any other dresses. We do have a few favorite shades for modest dresses though. Some of these colors just look great with more fabric to show them off on while others are great for disguising any insecurities you want to cover.

1) Black Modest Bridesmaid Dress Inspiration

Modest Black Bridesmaid Dresses

Elena Bridesmaid Dress | Black Bridesmaid Dresses | CRUphoto

Black is a great bridesmaid dress color because it looks great on so many different body types. We know wearing a dark color can help people feel more comfortable, especially when they don’t enjoy showing off their curves too distinctly. Our Elena bridesmaid dress combines all the classic simplicity of a black gown with an eye-catching criss-cross neckline.

2) Modest Sage Green Bridesmaid Dress Options

Modest Sage Green Bridesmaid Dresses

Sage Green Bridesmaid Dresses | Cori Delgado Photo

Sage green is one of our most popular bridesmaid dress colors because of its versatility. It’s a fresh and light color that looks great with a wide variety of wedding color palettes. It’s easy to find a modest sage green bridesmaid dress because there are so many options to choose from. We especially love sage green on dresses with fluttery sleeves like our Courtney bridesmaid dress.

3) Champagne Modest Bridesmaid Dress Ideas

Modest Champagne Bridesmaid Dresses

Champagne Bridesmaid Dresses | April Mae Creative

Neutral wedding colors and muted tones are a great option for a minimalist wedding aesthetic. Simple white linens, natural elements, and champagne bridesmaid dresses create a calm and soothing wedding environment. Our Kinsley bridesmaid dress is the perfect option if you're looking for a modest champagne bridesmaid dress.

4) Modest Burgundy Bridesmaid Dresses

Modest Burgundy Bridesmaid Dresses

Jade Bridesmaid Dress | Burgundy Bridesmaid Dresses | Kendra Martin

Burgundy is another dark color option that’s perfect for conservative bridesmaid dresses. Dark red is one of our most popular options for winter and fall weddings. The colder months are the perfect time of year to choose modest burgundy bridesmaid dresses so everyone can stay covered and warm. Our Jade bridesmaid dress has an illusion lace neckline instead of an open sweetheart neckline to add a little extra coverage. 

Find Modest Bridesmaid Dresses for Everyone’s Comfort Level

When hunting for the perfect bridesmaid dress, Kennedy Blue has your back! Our modest bridesmaid dresses ensure that you look and feel your very best, no matter how much coverage you prefer. And by catering to sizes 0 through 32, we have something for women of every shape and size. Did one of these bridesmaid dress designs catch your eye? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

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June 29, 2020 19:53

The Erica and Allison are my fave out of these!!

April 28, 2019 22:47

Thank you for so many beautiful modest styles to choose from. My daughter is having her three teen sisters in her bridal party along with three friends. I am excited that my young girls will be able to choose something modest and appropriate for their age. The colors will be a perfect match to whatever styles the other young ladies choose and I’m sure the whole wedding party will look gorgeous!

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