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The Perfect Destination Bridesmaid Dresses

February 5, 2024
Words by Dessy Group
Photos courtesy of various

The Dessy Group is a woman-owned company founded in 1939 by Margot Rosenthal who was a bridal veil and headpiece designer. In the 1950s, Dessy started manufacturing bridal and bridesmaid dresses and today is still family-owned. BUT they are definitely not your mother’s (or grandmother’s) bridesmaid dresses. Not only does Dessy have inclusive sizing from 00-30W, but they also have hundreds of styles, over seventy colors and more than a dozen fabrics to choose from. They even have a virtual showroom so you can shop together making it easy to find the perfect mismatched or matched look for your wedding party.

We’ve scoured the internet to find 10 destination weddings where Dessy was definitely the best supporting act! No matter your destination, you’re bound to find some real bridesmaid inspiration here so keep scrolling. And, don’t you worry, we’re including all the details on the dresses so you don’t have to hunt them down!

bridesmaids in satin twill in the color mistPhoto by Kristen Kilpatrick

We don’t know what to say other than wow. WOW. Kennedy Boscamp and her bridesmaids looked like a literal WORK. OF. ART. at her Lake Como destination wedding. Kennedy chose Bow One-Shoulder Satin Trumpet Gown in satin twill in the color mist for her stunning wedding party.

perfect pink bridesmaid dressesPhoto by Irene Fucci

This beautiful bride, Chantel, knew she needed to choose the perfect pink bridesmaid dresses that were light and airy with slits for her summer wedding under the warm (very warm) Tuscan sun. She chose Dessy Whisper Satin dresses that were elegant, playful and comfortable for bridesmaids at this once-in-a-lifetime Italian celebration. With two bridesmaids in Deep V-neck Shirred Skirt Maxi Dress With Convertible Straps, one Cowl-neck A-line Maxi Dress With Adjustable Straps and the other in Tie Shoulder A-line Maxi Dress – Toasted Sugar was the perfect color to compliment the romantic blush and green wedding theme in the Chianti region of Tuscany in a 700-year-old Italian garden filled villa.

bridesmaids V-Neck Convertible Strap Bias Slip Dress and Halter Convertible Strap Bias Slip DressPhoto by Juliaka Ptelova

Agnes chose the color Mist in V-Neck Convertible Strap Bias Slip Dress and Halter Convertible Strap Bias Slip Dress for her bridesmaids for her Villa Balbiano wedding in Lake Como, Italy because it perfectly complemented the blue hues of Lake Como. When we asked about her bridesmaid dresses, she replied “All of my bridesmaids looked so stunning and I couldn’t be happier with how the dresses came out, both in person and in photos!”

Strapless Floral Maxi Dress With PocketsPhoto by Nadine Loretta Photography

After celebrating their wedding in September, this couple had a second celebration in England for those who couldn’t make it to the US. Technically a bridesmaid dress, this Strapless Floral Maxi Dress With Pockets makes for a perfect destination wedding dress. “My dress was absolutely perfect. It fitted in seamlessly with the backdrop of the English gardens and rolling hills of the countryside. This special day was filled with endless love, laughter, and memories.” Little did this bride know, she’d be at the forefront of a floral bridesmaid dress revolution!

Dessy’s Draped One-shoulder Convertible Midi Slip Dress in Think PinkPhoto by Rebecca Davidson Photography

When this bride visited the venue, she instantly fell in love, and with the vibrant Bougainville flowers growing throughout the venue, she knew exactly the color scheme which would compliment the natural beauty of the area. Dessy’s Draped One-shoulder Convertible Midi Slip Dress in Think Pink was the perfect color for her girls on her sunny and playful destination wedding in Marbella.

bridesmaids in Cowl-Neck Maxi Tank Dress and Shirred One-Shoulder Satin Trumpet Dress in Toasted Sugar and CameoPhoto by Peter Carvill

The bridesmaids traveled from San Francisco, South Africa, London, and Toronto to celebrate this destination wedding at Castle Leslie estate in Ireland. These gorgeous bridesmaids wore Dessy styles, Cowl-Neck Maxi Tank Dress and Shirred One -Shoulder Satin Trumpet Dress in Toasted Sugar and Cameo. 

bridesmaids in Dessy SiennaPhoto by Alessia Franco for David Bastianoni

Kelsey Turchi and Justin Warshaw, CEO/Creative Director Justin Alexander had the most incredible destination wedding at Castelló di Celsa. The wedding party was simply stunning in Dessy Sienna! Two of Kelsey’s bridesmaids were expecting so they chose the Wide Strap Square Neck Maternity Trumpet Gown and Draped Cold-Shoulder Chiffon Maternity Dress from Dessy’s Maternity line and they looked perfectly coordinated with the Cowl-Neck Criss Cross Back Slip Dress.

bridesmaids in Sky Blue dresses from DessyPhoto by Rossella Putino Photographer

This destination wedding in Italy was a true-life fairytale. The couple wed in an Italo-Swiss-American wedding at Castello di Celsa in Tuscany on a late summer afternoon and Sky Blue was the perfect choice for this idyllic setting. 

Mix and Match Styles in Sky Blue!

wedding party in Ivory Cowl-Neck Draped Wrap Maxi DressesPhoto by Hanri Human

This wedding looks like editorial or a styled shoot, but we assure you that it is real! CBS Philadelphia traffic anchor Chandler Lutz tied the knot in Tuscany at this stunning style-filled wedding and dressed all of her bridesmaids in Cowl-Neck Draped Wrap Maxi Dresses in Ivory.

bridesmaids in mismatched styles in Terracotta Copper in Whisper SatinPhoto by David Bastianoni

The bride, Jessica, chose Dessy because Terracotta Copper was the exact color that complimented this beautiful Tuscan landscape. Jessica’s bridesmaids wore mismatched styles in Terracotta Copper in Whisper Satin.

If you’re planning a destination wedding, Dessy’s got everything you need to find the right bridesmaid dress. From lightweight fabrics to comfortable silhouettes and versatile styles – you’re sure to find the perfect look.

 // Featured photo by Alessia Franco for David Bastianoni

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