Unique bridesmaid dresses in stripe and polka dot prints

striped blue bridemsaid dress

Katelyn James Photography

Once you’ve asked your best gals to be a part of your big day, likely the next question will be “so what are we wearing”? Lucky for you and your bridesmaids, the days of hideous taffeta bridesmaid dresses are gone and there are so many options for stylish, flattering dresses. You also aren’t tied to choosing dresses from a bridesmaid collection (though there is nothing wrong with this!).

I knew for my wedding I didn’t want to go the traditional bridesmaid dress route and chose a gold and glittery polka dotted dress that spoke to my style and personality, but also complemented each girl nicely. Stripes are another great option for infusing a little personality into your dresses. Both patterns are classic enough that it won’t take away from and your dress (the most important one!).

It’s also a great way to tie in your theme if you are having a preppy, nautical wedding or even if you’ve chosen a striped or polka dot motif for your invitations. Once you’ve chosen a striped dress, think about picking striped or polka dot ties or bowties in a similar pattern and even adding a similar patterned ribbon to your bouquet or striped shoes.

Just keep in mind when choosing stripe or polka dot print bridesmaids dresses , it’s a good idea to choose one pattern rather than letting your girls choose their own dresses. Too many different striped or polka dot patterns could make your bridal party look too busy.

Here are my favorite striped and polka dot dresses that will make a statement at your wedding… which are your favorites?

Mix & Match

striped and navy blue bridesmaid dresses

Tessa Barton

pink striped bridesmaid dress

Ian Joseph Jones Photography


Nancy Ray Photography via Southern Weddings

Go Bold

Ruffled - photo by http://www.ashleygoodwinphotography.com/ - http://ruffledblog.com/kate-spade-inspired-wedding-in-hawaii

Ashley Goodwin via Ruffled Blog

bold striped bridesmaid dresse

K and K Photography via Style Me Pretty


Assassynation Photography via Boho Weddings

Assassynation Photography via Boho Weddings

watercolor black striped bridesmaid dress

Lauren Fair Photography


bold striped black white bridesmiad dress

One and Only Paris Photography via Style Me Pretty

blue striped bridesmaid dress

Lindsay Flanagan Photography

gold striped bridesmaid dresse

Kat Harris via Style Me Pretty


A Bryan Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs

navy polka dot dress

Harrison Studio via The Knot

Subtle Prints


Virgil Bunao via Southern Weddings

navy striped bridesmaid dress

Erica J Photography via Artfully Wed

gray striped bridesmaid dresses

Christine Bonnivier Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs

baby blue gray polka dot bridesmaid dress

Em the Gem via Style Me Pretty

Jill Andrews via Chic Vintage Brides

Jill Andrews via Chic Vintage Weddings

Shari & Mike Photographers via Ruffled Blog

Shari and Mike Photographers via Ruffled Blog

mint polka dot wedding dress

Nancy Ray Photography via Wedding Chicks

Stripes AND Polka Dots

mismatched navy print dresse

Vienna Glenn Photography


Amy Majors Photography via Grey Likes Weddings

And don’t forget your little ladies too!


Heather Rowland Photography via Style Me Pretty


Ben McGee via Ruffled Blog

Which of these fun printed bridesmaid dress ideas is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

rachel_headshotRachel Geeser is a Chicago newlywed who can’t remember a time when she didn’t love weddings. As editor of An Eventful Life she writes about fashion, food, entertaining & DIY projects. You can find her on TwitterFacebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Check out Rachel’s perfect planning tips here