It’s shimmery, it’s shiny, it’s totally on-trend! Satin is the current It Girl of bridesmaid dresses and we totally love her versatility. Satin looks good in practically every color and it can actually be a truly forgiving fabric that lends to many silhouettes and body types. All it takes are a few well-curated accessories (sunnies, obviously) and before you know it everyone will be asking, “Who IS she?”
Is satin the same as silk?
So, what’s the difference between satin and silk? The two fabrics have similar characteristics, so it’s no wonder that they often get confused. While silk is made from the larva of silkworms, satin can be made from natural or synthetic fibers like cotton, nylon, and polyester. Both fabrics are glossy and smooth and the thickness depends on the satin’s actual weave. Satin is easier to maintain, machine washable, and is less expensive than silk. This leads us to the next question…
Is satin expensive?
In comparison to silk, satin is far and away the more affordable choice. It’s less time-consuming to make and requires fewer expenses in the process from start to finish. We’d actually recommend satin bridesmaid dresses over silk because it’s more durable for a big day full of photos and dancing.
A few of the satin dresses on this list are even less than $100! But a truly well-made and durable dress will most likely land you somewhere around $250.
Gold Satin Bridesmaid Dresses
Let’s start with the gold standard! Gold satin bridesmaid dresses bring out the luxury and work so well for a winter wedding. We kept our list to a mostly true gold colorway but snuck in a few lighter gold gowns, too. If you like more of a champagne tone, open this in a new tab!
That luminous floral detail is both stylish and unique on this pale gold dress. It would be so pretty paired with a few different satin colors for a mismatched bridal party!
So luxe, go glam. Loving this silhouette in buttery gold!
This beautiful dress features an envelope skirt, lace-up back, and a flattering cowl neck. Plus, are those pockets we see?!
The classic slip midi dress cannot be ignored. It’s such a good silhouette and a popular option from weddings to parties meaning —your bridesmaids MIGHT actually wear it again.
Is it just us or were ruffles and gold meant to be? This is such a pretty combination and all wrapped up perfectly in a bow.
Long, luxurious, and luminescent! This cross-back dress is a classic option for a glam wedding day.
Give us all the dresses with pockets, please! Loving the shape and movement of this one.
What a stunner, right? And…it’s backless. YEP.
Pink Satin Bridesmaid Dresses
Next up, it’s pink! A favorite among blushing brides for spring and summer events, the feminine color is never not fun. Especially when it’s pink satin!
This sleek and modern silhouette is perfect for an outdoor wedding!
It’s the ruffles for us. (But let’s be honest, it’s also the wrap and the full length.)
This light pink long satin dress is a romantic choice, for sure.
Looking for something a little more unique? Go super light pink with this one-shoulder dress featuring a kimono sleeve!
We love a floral print and this one would be a stellar option for a mismatched bridal party.
Opt for the rosier side of pink with this pretty twist front dress!
Emerald Green Satin Bridesmaid Dresses
If satin is the It Material, emerald is this year’s It Color. From rings to decor, emerald is taking the spotlight and we aren’t even mad about it. Emerald green bridesmaid dresses in satin make for a totally chic look!
Loving this rad pattern on this emerald dress! The wrap and side bow are just icing.
Hello, glam! What a silhouette with that high neck, right? Loving the color on this one.
Simple yet oh-so-chic, this affordable dress gets a big fat YES from us.
If you prefer that slit just a touch higher…this might be the dress for you.
Here’s a unique style of a wrap dress—with cutout balloon sleeves! For when you want the long sleeves but don’t want to commit.
Rust Satin Bridesmaid Dresses
Sunset tones will always be a favorite here at GWS. Give us all those terracottas and rust-colored dresses!
This classic and sexy silhouette is a total stunner for an autumn wedding.
A little bit ’90s, a whole lot of love for this spaghetti strap dress!
And we’re back with the pocket obsession. How good are these rust tones, though?!
The batwing sleeve detail is just SO chic.
This dress features a flattering tulip-shaped skirt to really highlight the curves.
Blue Satin Bridesmaid Dresses
Something blue never looked as good as it does in satin!
This draped dress is such a pretty shade of blue with a pretty sleeve detail to match.
Hear us out: wouldn’t this color be perfection for a wintry wedding?!
A tiny little hint of a mermaid and we’re sold on this whimsical silhouette.
Let’s not forget navy blue! This affordable dress features a wrap-around top and a super-fun pleated skirt.
Just a hint of purple give this stylish blue satin dress that magical touch.
Red Satin Bridesmaid Dresses
Is there a better bold color than red?! Red satin bridesmaids are here to party, here to bring the glam, and here for the spotlight!
This understated red is still set to stand out. A comfortable and casual silhouette in a color that demands attention!
If you’re going for red satin, we say lean into that glam life! Absolutely dying over the perfect shape of this dress!
Feeling a little firey? This belted stunner pulls in some orange tones for a look that’s commanding and fun all the same.
Finally, the silhouette we can’t quit. That midi with the cowl neck—and in RED—does it even get better?