Dresses Your Bridesmaids Will Actually Wear Again

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You’ve been there before…your best friend just asked you to be in her wedding. You’re thrilled you get to stand with her on her big day. Thrilled…until you remember that you have to wear a bridesmaids dress. Fast forward a bit. Now it’s your big day and you’ve asked your closest gal pals to be by your side as you become a Mrs. Up next – finding the perfect attire for your bridesmaids. This is no easy task considering that the dress has to fit and flatter several different body shapes and skin tones, as well as coordinate with your wedding theme and look good in pictures. On top of all that, you’d like to find a dress that your girls will actually wear again after the wedding, right? Well, look no further, we’ve selected several gorgeous dresses in a variety of styles and colors that will allow you to confidently say to your girls, “You can wear it again!”










This Morgan Strapless Silk Chiffon Dress is available in 21 colors so you’re sure to find one that matches the color scheme of your wedding! But if you want your bridesmaids to wear it again, pick a neutral or popular color. The sweetheart neckline and flowing skirt will flatter many different body types. And this fabulous dress is available as a floor length gown as well! (Nordstrom, $189, $230)



The Greta Pleat Chiffon Dress has attractive details like a ruched bodice, a deep V-neckline in the front and back and a pleated A- line skirt which will make your bridesmaids shine! (Nordstrom, $220)


If you’re having an evening wedding, consider this floor length Strapless Shirred Gown from Lauren Ralph Lauren. The criss-cross shirring across the bodice cascades down the left side, giving this elegant strapless gown a special touch. And it’s also available in black! (Macy’s, $240)



Your girls will make a bold statement in this lipstick red dress BCMG Max Azria dress featuring a pleated skirt with a cascade ruffle and a one shoulder, asymmetrical neckline. (Bloomingdales, $298)


If you’re looking for an elegant dress in soft, neutral colors, look no further. The Celia Dress is available in six colors, but the sheer neckline and eyelash lace hem make it anything but neutral. (, $220)


Who doesn’t love a good little black dress? The sweet simplicity of this Joie Lace A-Line dress will have your bridesmaids wearing this pretty LBD over and over again! (Neiman Marcus, $298)


This exquisite Adrianna Papell Illusion Beaded Gown features a blouson-style bodice which will look great on every body type. The soft pink color and light, flowing fabric are accentuated by the gorgeous allover beading on this dress. (Macy’s, $299)



The Gianni Bini Fan Fav Isabella dress is great bang for your (bridesmaid’s) buck! This short halter dress with a ruched neckline is available in five bright, summery colors. (Dillard’s, $119)



The Lauren Conrad ‘Britton’ dress is perfect for an afternoon garden wedding. The flowing crepe fabric is beautiful and feminine and available in five pretty colors. (Nordstrom, $275)












From the front, this may look like an ordinary sleeveless sheath dress. However, the pink lace and eye-catching open back design make this Aidan Aidan Mattox Dress really stand out! (Dillard’s, $190)

To see all of the bridesmaid dresses we selected, check out our Pinterest board: Dresses Your Bridesmaids Will Want to Wear Again.

And instead of listing several retailers when you’re asked, “Where are you registered?”, send your guests to where they can access all of your online registries with a few simple clicks.

by contributor Rebecca Haar

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