Ok, I give in. Velvet is officially a thing again. And as much as the fact it’s a ’90s throwback makes me feel old (so, so old), I have to admit, I’m kind of loving the way that velvet’s working out for weddings this time around. Not least when it comes to bridesmaid dresses! There are some seriously pretty velvet bridesmaid gowns out there at the moment, both from big names like Jenny Yoo and Twobirds, and from high street stores like ASOS. As autumn hits us here in South Africa, it’s the perfect time to consider this luxe, elegant fabric for your bridal party – and I have just the inspirational images and shopping choices to help you along the way! *Shopping sources in this post use affiliate links. This means SBB may earn a commission if you make a purchase from our links.
Image sources (top to bottom, left to right): 1- Roxanne Davison Photography/Bianca Warren on SouthBound Bride; 2- Kate Martens Photography/Chanelle Wright via Want That Wedding; 3- Heather Benge Events/Luisa’s Secret Photography/Absolute Bridal Midland via Wedding Chicks; 4- Kristen Weaver/Blush by Brandee Gaar; 5- Five Copper Creative/The Proper Setting via Tidewater & Tulle; 6- Kelsey Combe Photography/Donna Morgan via Style Me Pretty; 7- Krista Esterling Photography/Anne Victoria Photography/Amore Antiques via Ruffled; 8- Peaches & Twine Photography via Trendy Bride; 9- Ella Florence Photography/Bliss Events/ASOS via Green Wedding Shoes; 10- Troy Grover Photographers via Green Wedding Shoes; 11- Morgan Gauntt Photography/Lydress via Something Turquoise