If you’ve been on Pinterest lately, chances are you’ve found a new obsession: terracotta bridesmaid dresses. And since we’re right there with you, we thought we’d do a deep dive on what makes these earthy, bohemian gowns so swoon-worthy — and how to style them for your big day!
A timeless color that’s been EVERYWHERE lately, terracotta channels rad southwestern styles and gorgeous Tuscany vibes (destination wedding, anyone?!). Plus, there’s no one size fits all with this shade — it ranges from peachy clay to sunset-inspired rust. Which also means that terracotta bridesmaid dresses are flattering on so many different skin tones and complexions!!
Smitten yet? Because same! But before we get into the gorgeous gowns, we have a few styling tips and tricks!
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Which seasons are terracotta bridesmaid dresses best for?
Rich, warm, and earthy, terracotta bridesmaid dresses scream fall wedding vibes. They reflect the soft glow of the season — think: changing leaves, autumn sunsets, and rustic touches — without falling into cheesy pumpkin-inspired territory. Perfect for modern autumnal nuptials!
But, with so many different shades (from light peach to rusty brown), terracotta would also make a statement for any season.
If you’re looking to add a natural bohemian touch to your summer “I do’s,” soft + light terracotta bridesmaid dresses will do the job. And for glam winter weddings, velvet terracotta gowns are impossible not to fall in love with!
No matter which shade and style you choose, you can also make these gowns work for your wedding season with a few strategic accessories. Speaking of which…
How to style and accessorize terracotta bridesmaid dresses
SO versatile, terracotta bridesmaid dresses can be styled in endless ways — but we love pairing them with gold accessories and boho pieces to bring out their unique shine and warmth. We’re talking dainty gold necklaces, rad booties, and dried floral bouquets!
How you style your terracotta gowns will also depend on the season. For outdoor fall celebrations, pair them with black leather jackets and a bold lip for a rad, edgy look.
If you’re getting married in the warmer months, keep things simple with classic gold earrings and nude heels. And, for winter affairs, add some glam with sparkly jewelry (we love birthstone necklaces for a personal touch and a great bridal party gift!).
What are the best places to buy terracotta bridesmaid dresses?
While terracotta is definitely making a name for itself, it’s still a pretty new shade for bridal parties. So, to save you time scrolling, here are our fave places to buy terracotta bridesmaid dresses!
- BHLDN: For classic bridesmaid gowns with a fashion-forward flair, look no further than BHLDN. A part of Anthropologie that’s completely dedicated to weddings, this is our go-to spot for super classy terracotta bridal party dresses (plus timeless meets trendy bridesmaid accessories, too!).
- Lulus: With affordable options for ALL styles, dress codes, and aesthetics, Lulus is a no brainer when it comes to dresses! Whether you’re looking for elegant terracotta evening gowns or modern terracotta jumpsuits, Lulus has you covered.
- Etsy: There’s a reason so many soon-to-be-weds love Etsy so much — it’s THE spot for unique, one-of-a-kind, and handmade pieces! If you’re having trouble finding that perfect terracotta gown, chances are there’s an independent designer on Etsy who can customize your dream look. I mean, just look at this amazing convertible terracotta gown!!
Now that you’re officially as obsessed with terracotta bridesmaid dresses as we are, it’s time to fill you in on our favorites! Good luck narrowing it down…
Velvet Terracotta Bridesmaid Dresses
Such a luxe look for winter and fall weddings, velvet terracotta bridesmaid dresses never fail to stun. They’re rich, they’re decadent, and they’re always in style. Say less!
Whether you’re planning an outdoor woodland wedding or a chic city ceremony, we’ve found the most stylish velvet terracotta gowns to give it a bit of texture. Choose one style for a classic + uniform look, or add a few pops of velvet to your lineup for extra glam!
GWS Tip! If your gang is choosing their own gowns, we recommend laying them all out together or having a mini dress rehearsal to make sure all the shades go together. After all, not all terracotta bridesmaid dresses are created equal (velvet or not!), and too many different shades could ruin the vibe!
So you’re planning a winter wedding…’tis the season for velvet! Nothing adds a cozy, luxe touch to a cold weather event like a bit of soft velvet, and this velvet terracotta bridesmaid dress is proof.
We love the glowing hue — and the fact that it’s bump and nursing friendly!
Featuring THE neckline of the year, this one shoulder velvet terracotta bridesmaid dress is modern, regal, and so stylish!
This elegant gown feels timeless and trendy at the same time, with a look that’s all-season friendly. Talk about the best of both worlds!
The va-va-voom of it all!! The perfect blend of sophisticated and sexy, this light velvet terracotta bridesmaid dress will definitely stand out in a lineup. Plus, it also comes in sizes 0 – 26 and three other winter-ready colors.
And yes, we found those shimmering gold heels to complete the glam terracotta look!
We have one word for this velvet terracotta dress: elegant. Dress it up for a formal affair with a crystal hair pin, or tone it down for a laid back bash with a flower crown. There are no wrong answers here!
Oh, and did we mention the pockets?!
With romantic flutter sleeves and a ruched bodice, this velvet terracotta bridesmaid dress is universally flattering and utterly chic. And that rich rust terracotta color is just to die for!
If you’re still on the fence about color schemes, this chic gown also comes in 25 (!) other colors — there’s literally something for everyone!
It’s the fairytale vibes for us! Give your bridal party their happily ever after with this regencycore velvet terracotta dress. We can’t get enough of the off-the-shoulder neckline and subtle corset bodice — a princess-worthy dress for a fairytale day!
Made with stretchy, breathable velvet, this cowl neck terracotta gown will have your “I do” crew looking AND feeling good. We love that it’s zero fuss — so they can focus on all their other bridesmaid duties, like saving you a piece of cake!!
P.S. This one also doubles as a stunning fall wedding guest gown!
For moody fall weddings, this crushed velvet terracotta bridesmaid dress is an absolute MUST. Whether you’re keeping things stylish and modern or going for a rad Halloween theme, this statement gown will take the autumnal vibes to the next level.
And let’s just take a moment to appreciate that daring leg slit!!
Light Terracotta Bridesmaid Dresses
Warm weather nuptials more your vibe? Enter: light terracotta bridesmaid dresses!
Perfect for hot summer soirées (that earthy terracotta color would look SO rad for a desert wedding!) or boho daytime celebrations, these light gowns are sweet and romantic while still feeling one-of-a-kind. And we’ve found some in every style, from hopeless romantic to modern metallic!
Keep scrolling for the most stunning light terracotta bridesmaid dresses — we can practically see the sunny ensemble already!
We like our ruffles with a side of ruffles — and this light terracotta bridesmaid dress has delivered!
With layers on layers of romantic ruffles and a unique high-low hemline, this boho gown will definitely catch some eyes on the walk down the aisle. We’re digging it for a beach ceremony, styled with nude lace-up sandals!
Before you keep scrolling, you HAVE to see the back on this elegant gown! Featuring whimsical ruffles and a sweet bow tie, it’s definitely not your average light terracotta bridesmaid dress. And that’s what we love about it!
This one’s just begging to be worn with a stylish updo to show off those cute details!
Metallics are having their moment right now, and this shimmery wrap dress is the perfect way to get in on the trend!
Definitely one of the most glamorous light terracotta bridesmaid dresses on this list, this gown would shine for a sleek formal ceremony or ultra glam event. Bring out the sheen even more with a pair of luminous pearl drop earrings!
Shimmery, shiny, and so on-trend, we LOVE satin bridesmaid gowns — and here are 32 of our faves!
Another wedding fashion trend we can’t get enough of? Bow ties!
This light terracotta bridesmaid dress channels the trend with cute removable bow tie straps. Tie them onto the shoulders to take this classic gown from simple to sweet in just seconds!
Another two-in-one light terracotta bridesmaid dress, this chiffon gown can be easily altered to fit your wedding aesthetic. Add the detachable draped sleeves for a look that maxes out on romance, or keep them off for modern + minimalistic vibes.
GWS Tip! You can also attach the sleeves for just your maid of honor to give her that extra oomph!
The light terracotta version of dress #5 on this list, this flutter sleeve gown has our hearts fluttering! So romantic, it’s a classic bridesmaid silhouette for a reason. With an empire waistline, a sexy leg slit, and those flirty sleeves…we LOVE!
All this terracotta dress is missing are some equally sweet accessories, like these elegant floral earrings (SO cute for a springtime wedding or garden celebration!).
With three looks in one, this light terracotta bridesmaid dress is working overtime to make sure your girl gang looks their best!!
Keep things simple with a flouncy ruffle bodice (as pictured), or add a dose of whimsy by layering the ruffle over the shoulders. You can also raise the fabric up to the sleeves for a modest, fluttering v-neck!
Rust Terracotta Bridesmaid Dresses
Similar to velvet terracotta bridesmaid dresses, rust-colored gowns are giving us ALL the fall vibes. Rustic, forest, and chic October + November weddings, we’re looking at you!
Plus, these rust-meets-terracotta bridesmaid dresses are richer, shinier, and way more unique than the classic foliage-inspired, pumpkin-hued gowns. They have that little something something that makes them stand out from the crowd (and still look SO good in front of changing leaves!).
So grab your wedding-ready boots and autumnal bouquets, because here are our fave rust terracotta gowns!
We’d like to personally thank this rust terracotta bridesmaid dress for being a truly glimmering bodycon icon. From the waist to the bodice to yes, even the booty, this glimmering rust gown will have your crew looking snatched in your photos and IRL!
Prepare to be the new favorite of the friend group with this one!
Stop scrolling — the perfect slip dress has just entered the chat. Stylish, versatile, and SO flattering, there’s a reason this BHLDN dress is a bridesmaid go-to, and we absolutely love it in this autumnal rust shade!
Show off some leg with this mini rust terracotta dress! There’s something so cool about bridesmaids rocking shorter hemlines — and as a bonus, it’s easier to break out your best dance moves with less fabric getting in the way!
If you’re going for something non-traditional, this cute ruffle rust mini dress is IT. Plus, it would be super cute for a mix-and-match bridal party look!
One of our favorite bridal party trends? Mismatched gowns! Here’s our guide on how to nail the look.
Introducing: a bridesmaid dress your crew can actually rewear! With a classic and stylish silhouette, this rust midi slip dress would shine from the walk down the aisle to date night, and beyond!
Trust us, your ‘maids (and their fall wardrobes) will be thanking you for choosing this stunning rust terracotta bridesmaid dress!
This rust terracotta bridesmaid dress is giving us ALL the fall beachy wedding vibes. Strapless sweetheart neckline? Check. Flowy chiffon skirt? Check. Moody sunset-inspired shade? Check!
Our faves, Reformation, have done it again! Not only is this rust terracotta bridesmaid dress utterly timeless and chic, but it’s also sustainably made. We love to see it!
Boho Terracotta Bridesmaid Dresses
While terracotta bridesmaid dresses just naturally have a rad boho vibe, these gowns really take it to the next level.
Featuring flowy silhouettes and whimsical details, these boho terracotta bridesmaid dresses are here to make your free-spirited, unconventional, and nature-inspired dreams a reality! Your boho wedding mood board isn’t ready.
Bring on the pampas grass!
Terracotta + chiffon — a match made in boho bridesmaid heaven!
We seriously can’t get enough of this boho gown‘s free-spirited, flowy look. Twirling on the dance floor with that floaty chiffon skirt is not required, but it IS highly recommended!!
Pair this boho terracotta bridesmaid dress with a wide brim hat to add some rustic flair, or lace some flowers in your hair for magical woodland vibes.
For the boho babes planning a fall or winter ceremony, this terracotta bridesmaid dress is a NEED, not a want! With rad balloon sleeves, a silky silhouette, and that whimsical bow tie, it’s a little bit ’70s-inspired and a lot eye-catching.
Give your ride or dies the fashion moment they deserve with this boho terracotta bridesmaid dress! Featuring a modern halter neckline + romantic ruffle combo, it’s anything but frumpy (a la traditional bridal party ‘fits).
For the most fashionable ‘maids in your crew, we have a feeling this chiffon gown will be a major crowd pleaser!
This one’s for the Carrie of the group! A terracotta tulle dream, this oh-so pretty rust gown will earn your bridal party major style points.
Plus, with those princess-inspired off-the-shoulder sleeves and a ruched sweetheart bodice, this boho terracotta bridesmaid gown looks WAY more expensive than it’s $57 price tag!
Our Best (And Most Stylish!) Bridesmaid Resources
In our humble opinion, one of the best parts of wedding planning is shopping for and with your crew. So don’t worry — saying yes to the (bridesmaid) dress is only the start of the fun!
To complete your girl gang’s look, we’ve rounded up 41 bridesmaid shoes that they’ll actually love wearing — and rewearing! You’ll also want to check out our accessorizing guides, from the best tassel earrings to the most beautiful birthstone rings for every month.
And speaking of accessories, jewelry is just one of our ideas for unforgettable bridesmaid gifts your gals will love. Another one is cute matching bridesmaid robes (a MUST for the big day!).
How are you incorporating your ride or dies into the wedding planning process? Let us know in the comments below!