Enhanced Bootstrap Select

Bootstrap Select

Customize the native <select>s with custom CSS that changes the element’s initial appearance.

What's New

Default

Custom <select> menus need only a custom class, .form-select to trigger the custom styles. Custom styles are limited to the <select>'s initial appearance and cannot modify the <option>s due to browser limitations.

<select class="form-select" aria-label="Default select example">
  <option selected>Open this select menu</option>
  <option value="1">One</option>
  <option value="2">Two</option>
  <option value="3">Three</option>
</select>

Sizing

You may also choose from small and large custom selects to match our similarly sized text inputs.

<select class="form-select form-select-lg mb-3" aria-label=".form-select-lg example">
  <option selected>Open this select menu</option>
  <option value="1">One</option>
  <option value="2">Two</option>
  <option value="3">Three</option>
</select>

<select class="form-select form-select-sm" aria-label=".form-select-sm example">
  <option selected>Open this select menu</option>
  <option value="1">One</option>
  <option value="2">Two</option>
  <option value="3">Three</option>
</select>

The multiple attribute is also supported:

<select class="form-select" multiple aria-label="multiple select example">
  <option selected>Open this select menu</option>
  <option value="1">One</option>
  <option value="2">Two</option>
  <option value="3">Three</option>
</select>

As is the size attribute:

<select class="form-select" size="3" aria-label="size 3 select example">
  <option selected>Open this select menu</option>
  <option value="1">One</option>
  <option value="2">Two</option>
  <option value="3">Three</option>
</select>

Styling

Use a style variation that suits your needs.

Dark background

When dealing with the dark background, add .form-dark class into the parent element or <form> to convert input labels and text into light color, and make it more readable.

<div class="form-dark">
  <select class="form-select" aria-label="Default select example">
    <option selected>Open this select menu</option>
    <option value="1">One</option>
    <option value="2">Two</option>
    <option value="3">Three</option>
  </select>
</div>

Transparent

To remove the background color from the inputs, add .inputs-transparent class to the parent element or <form>.

<div class="inputs-transparent">
  <select class="form-select" aria-label="Default select example">
    <option selected>Open this select menu</option>
    <option value="1">One</option>
    <option value="2">Two</option>
    <option value="3">Three</option>
  </select>
</div>

Transparent dark background

You can also combine a .inputs-transparent with .form-dark class. Caret will automatically change the color to light.

<div class="form-dark inputs-transparent">
  <select class="form-select" aria-label="Default select example">
    <option selected>Open this select menu</option>
    <option value="1">One</option>
    <option value="2">Two</option>
    <option value="3">Three</option>
  </select>
</div>