Chalk it up to the thrill of anticipation, but the notion of getting ready has always felt like a special precursor to the main event. From Friday-night dances in your adolescent years to prepping for an evening out with your best friends, the joy of gathering together, popping a bottle of bubbly, and thoughtfully assembling your ensemble in the company of those nearest and dearest is an event all on its own. In many ways, this is the reason why the best bridesmaid robes have become such a valued tradition.
There are countless (infinite!) details to consider when planning a wedding and while outfitting your bridesmaids in matching robes may not hold as much weight in comparison to choosing your gown or picking a venue, it adds emphasis and style to this intimate time before the ceremony and reception.
A short silk robe is the favored choice among brides, and there are several stunning examples of this from loungewear heavy hitters like Morgan Lane, Desmond & Dempsey, and Fleur du Mal. You can also eschew tradition a bit and opt for something like a soft waffle robe or similar tactile texture. And with regards to color and print, pale tones always feel romantic, as do dainty floral prints and cheery brights. You can also choose white robes for your bridesmaids to embrace a bridal aesthetic; differentiate your robe from theirs by choosing a white option with a lace trim or satin sash. Ahead, shop our edit of the 24 best bridesmaid robes for the 2023 wedding season.
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