The Best High Street Bridesmaid Dresses For 2021

Published date: 4th February 2021 | Author: Hollie Bond

Looking for some gorgeous gowns for your best girls? The 2021 high street is awash with dreamy dresses that your bridesmaids and your budget will love.

Finding the perfect bridesmaid dresses can be harder than it sounds. There are so many factors to consider – your budget, how many bridesmaids you’re having, your colour scheme and wedding theme, your bridesmaids’ fashion tastes and the different sizes and shapes of each girl. And you thought the search for the wedding dress was tricky!

A really good place to start though is the UK high street. Straightaway that hits the right note for any budgeting worries you might have as the high street is full of amazing bargains as well as really cool designs and plenty of options. High street bridesmaids dresses will also appeal to your best girls, as it means you can all go out for a fun shopping trip together and they can help with suggestions of their favourite shops and brands that they already know and love.

Where To Shop For The Best High Street Bridesmaid Dresses

Many of the brands that both you and your bridesmaids regularly shop in have amazing choices when it comes to bridesmaids’ dresses. We’re talking:

  • ASOS
  • French Connection
  • Phase Eight
  • Monsoon
  • New Look
  • Ted Baker
  • H&M
  • Zara
  • Oasis
  • Warehouse

There’s a remarkable amount of choice when it comes to size and shape in these high street shops too.

Don’t just presume the dress you like only comes in that one shape, style or colour. Lots of brands have petite, tall and curvy sections too and many create the same dresses in a range of different colours and different styles. This is ideal if you’ve got bridesmaids that are lots of varying shapes, as some may feel comfortable in a sleeveless design while another may prefer a sleeve or strap.

Make sure to ask your maids before you go shopping what they are most comfortable in and encourage them to share their opinions on the dresses you’re considering truthfully. After all, you want your best friends to feel comfortable, pretty and happy on your wedding day.

We’ve rounded up the best dresses on the high street in 2021 in a range of really good prices to suit every bride’s budget…

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High Street Bridesmaid Dresses Under £50

If you’re asking your bridesmaids to pay for their own dresses, this is the category you should be looking in, as it’s a big ask for your girls to spend much more than £50. This is also a great price range to consider if you’re planning a wedding on a tight budget and are looking for areas to save some money.

Finding bridesmaid dresses you all love for under £50 can be a challenge, but if you look around at both high street shops and online brands, and also try and time your shopping for when there’s a sale on, you could just find the perfect dresses.

Cross Front Pleated Maxi Dress In Navy from Silkfred

Bridesmaid Dress

SilkFred, £46

How stylish and sophisticated is this high street bridesmaid dress and all for under £50. We love the cross strap details at the front and the fabulous full skirt that’ll look amazing when your bridesmaids hit the dance floor.

TFNC Bandeau Wrap Maxi Dress With Pleated Detail In Sage from ASOS

Bridesmaid Dress

ASOS, £50

Keep it classic with these stylish bandeau bridesmaid dresses from online favourite ASOS. The good news about shopping online is that you can get dresses sent to your bridesmaids directly if you live far away and have them try them on at home. Cue a group FaceTime so your maids can show off how fabulous they look.

Pleated Maxi Dress from H&M

Bridesmaid Dress

H&M, £49.99

This classic bridesmaid dress design is usually a lot more expensive than £50, but H&M have come up with a bargain take on the look in two beautiful bridesmaid dress colours – pink and blue. As high street bridesmaid dresses go, you won’t find a better bargain than this.

Lace Pleat Dress from Dorothy Perkins

Bridesmaid Dress

Dorothy Perkins, £38

Not only is this pleat dress an absolute steal, but it comes in six different colours and is a really great style for all shapes and sizes. You could choose just one colour or be creative and have all your maids in a slightly different shade to create an amazing ombre effect in your photos.

Halterneck Fishtail Maxi Bridesmaid Dress from Missguided

Bridesmaid Dress

Missguided, £36

You won’t find many full length gowns for your girls for less than £50, so this Missguided crepe number is quite the find. It has an elegant halter neck design and figure-skimming shape that your bridesmaids will love. The fishtail skirt makes it particularly stylish and will look stunning as your bridesmaids take to the big day aisle.

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Boutique Lace Midi Skater Bridesmaid Dress from Boohoo

Bridesmaid Dress

Boohoo, £25

This lace overlay dress looks so much more expensive than its very budget-friendly price tag. It will flatter nearly all shapes and sizes too, thanks to a high neck design and pretty cap sleeves. The midi length looks lovely on all bridesmaids too.

Pale Blue Floral Crochet Skater Dress from New Look

Bridesmaid Dress

New Look, £29.99

New Look have some brilliant bargains when it comes to bridesmaids and these lace dresses are one of them. For just £30 you can have your bridesmaids looking stunning in a midi length scrappy dress with a flattering waist band detail.

High Street Bridesmaid Dresses Under £100

A lot of brides-to-be will be looking for dresses in the £100 and under category and you can get some great quality dresses for your money in this price bracket.

Many high street collections have beautiful dresses for under £100 and you’ll find that some online brands have a premium collection with some really stylish options for this sort of budget too.

Faith Rose Tiered Skirt Embellished Dress from Frock and Frill

Bridesmaid Dress

Frock and Frill, £95

How pretty is the bodice on this statement high street bridesmaid dress? Your guests will be wowed by the beautiful sequin details and that’s before they’ve even taken in the stylish tiered skirt. It’s amazing that this dress comes in at £100.

Fluted Sleeve Lace Dress from Karen Millen

Bridesmaid Dress

Karen Millen, £55

Keep it short and sweet with this high street bridesmaid dress from Karen Miller. It’s a complete steal in the sale at over 50% off and you can be sure that the quality is second to none.

SONYYIA V Neck Lace Midi Dress from Ted Baker

Bridesmaid Dress

Ted Baker, £100

Ted Baker always comes up trumps when it comes to weddings, whether its wedding guests dresses, suits, bridal dresses or bridesmaid dresses making it one of the best high street shops to visit when you’re engaged. For 2021, they’ve got these dreamy coral coloured lace dress that will look so elegant as your best girls head down the aisle.

Tallulah Twist Me Tie Me Bridesmaid Dress from Monsoon

Bridesmaid Dress

Monsoon, £99

Monsoon is another of the best high street retailers for weddings and this twist dress is a case in point. It’s one dress that can be twisted into many different necklines to suit each bridesmaid. The silky fabric is ideal for adding an extra shine to your best girls’ big day look.

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Maya Bridesmaid Halter Neck Midi Tulle Dress With Tonal Delicate Sequin In Navy from ASOS

Bridesmaid Dress

ASOS, £75

Let your girls sparkle in these gorgeous navy and sequin high street bridesmaid dresses from ASOS. This design comes in a selection of midi, maxi and fit-and-flare styles so each and every bridesmaid will be happy with your choice.

One Shoulder Satin Finish Maxi Bridesmaids Dress in Green from Chi Chi London

Bridesmaid Dress

Chi Chi London, £80

Roll out the red carpet because your maids will look like movie stars in this sublime one shoulder satin maxi dress. This deep green colour is really fashionable too and looks amazing whatever your skin tone.

Sequinned Dress from H&M

Bridesmaid Dress

H&M, £59.99

Sunglasses at the ready because your guests will be blinded by the exquisite shimmering fabric on these high street bridesmaid dresses. At complete steal from H&M, it’s incredible how many sequins you get for the price and the style is really fashionable too, with puff sleeves and a high neck collar.

Brown Embellished Maxi Dress By Lace & Beads from Topshop

Bridesmaid Dress

Topshop, £80

Sticking with the sequin theme, but going for a more subtle approach is this elegant choice from Topshop. It’s from the Lace & Beads collection and all the sequins are hand beaded. The skirt is brilliant quality too and your girls will love swishing around in it all day.

High Street Bridesmaids Dresses Under £150

The high street is your oyster if you’re happy to spend up to £150 on each bridesmaid’s gown. Head to a department store like House of Fraser, John Lewis or Fenwicks to check out the concessions and find loads of the best high street bridesmaid dresses under one roof.

Or head straight to the premium collection of well-known high street stores as well as higher end shops like Ghost, French Connection and Coast and let your girls go wild trying on a whole of of dreamy dresses.

Aphrodite Flute Sleeve Embellished Maxi Dress from Frock and Frill

Bridesmaid Dress

Frock and Frill, £150

This Frock and Frill dress looks like a designer piece from somewhere like Alice Temperley or Needle and Thread. Your maids will love you if you choose something as elegant as this for them on your big day.

Bardot Neck Embroidered Midi Dress from Coast

Bridesmaid Dress

Coast, £129

Coast is a brilliant place to head if you’re on the search for the best high street bridesmaid dresses as they have an entire collection devoted to all things bridal. We’re rather taken by the lace skirt and bardot neckline/ cap sleeve on this dress that comes in five different shades.

Cami Sequin Stripe Embellished Maxi Dress In Heather Blue from SilkFred

Bridesmaid Dress

SilkFred, £130

Your maids will look like they’ve stepped straight out of the silver screen in this Art Deco inspired design. For a unique look and a dress that a bridesmaid will love to was again and again you can’t do better than this maxi dress.

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Sylvia Dress from Ghost

Bridesmaid Dress

Ghost, £112.50

Nowhere does silk dresses quite as well as Ghost, so if that’s the look you’re going for you’ll want to check out their gorgeous range. This dress has an elegant draped neckline and fishtail hem that’ll certainly turn heads. Just make sure your maids have some good underwear that won’t show through!

Elena Sleeveless Dress from Phase Eight

Bridesmaid Dress

Phase Eight, £125

This pared back dress will look divine if you’ve chosen bright colourful flowers for your maids. The lovely tie waist and cross-over neckline will delight any maid who’s worried about you choosing something too figure-hugging.

Bridesmaid Dress

& Other Stories, £120

This is one of the best high street stores to find something unique and different for your wedding party and we love this maxi dress which is pleated all over and has an on trend halter neck top.

London Lucy Dress from Chi Chi London

Bridesmaid Dress

Chi Chi London, £110

Give your maids a floral vibe without looking too chintzy with this beautiful maxi dress that has a lace overlay complete with sequin flowers. The neckline will suit all size and shape too.


Written by

Hollie Bond

Hollie is a lifestyle journalist with over ten years’ experience working in the wedding industry as Lifestyle Editor for You & Your Wedding magazine Also a Regional Editor for Muddy Stilettos, Hollie has written for Square Meal magazine, Family History Monthly, BBC History magazine and Homes & Antiques. In her spare time you can find Hollie in a dance studio practising ballet…

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