The tragedy of bridesmaids’ attire is that traditionally, it is only worn once and then retired into an attic or closet. Why not buck a fusty (and flagrantly wasteful) old tradition by choosing a beautiful dress that’s also suitable for life after matrimony? The following selection embraces classic, traditional styling while incorporating an exciting bevy of modern flourishes that will lead you to regard your bridesmaids’ gown more like a reliable old friend and less like a “one-day stand.”
Short Pleated Satin Strapless Style
For a flirty evening styled strapless, this dress’s bright tones and dynamic drape and sophisticated strapless neckline translate beautifully as a formal frock fit for any dais or black-tie affair. An organic pleating design will flatter your form from every angle and afford your body a comfortable range of motion – welcome relief from stiffness associated with more structured gowns. Choose from a 42 color fabric palette and achieve exactly the effect you desire in your wedding party’s formalwear.
Floral Print Cotton Pique Strapless Dress
Especially ideal for a sunny summer wedding, this new strapless design in Floral Print Cotton Pique dress is a light, versatile answer to winter’s stiff, often heavily constructed layers and drapes. A heart-shaped sweet-heart bodice offers a charming counterpoint to the skirt’s unexpected bubble hem finish. The cotton fabric provides perfect comfort, breathability and support without sacrificing a playful yet flattering shape. It would make a wonderful choice for a maid of honor.
Slim Charmeuse Dress with Chiffon Detailing
This gorgeous, slim-waisted dress is a sassy blend of classic sophistication and modern charm. Detailing in creamy chiffon adds a trendy kick, while a loosely belted tie waist is designed to flatter practically any body type. Choose Ivory/Black or go with a classic Black on Black, a time-tested palette suitable for any formal occasion or night on the town.
Strapless Structured Satin Gown
A stunning floor length gown with structured bodice and exquisite beading radiates pure glamour. The bodice, subtly pleated, shows off your figure while providing comfort and support you can rely on, from the pre-ceremony photoshoot all the way through the last dance. Choose from an extensive 20-color palette to add a serious dose of elegance to your bridal party.
Y-Neck Charmeuse Dress with Bubble Hem
The very definition of fashion-forward elegance, this dress boasts superior style in a unique cut. A slightly higher neckline offers added coverage and security while drawing the eye down to a playful and flattering ruched waist. It’s the perfect choice for those bridesmaids with original style and a full dance-card.
Strapless Lace Dress with Floral Embellishment
There’s no way you want to let this adorable dress pass under your radar. It will utterly charm even the pickiest of dressers with lace while displaying an exquisite floral motif. A clean, elegant strapless neckline is a classic way to flatter your shoulders and arms. Fully lined for warmth and security, you’ll feel comfortable enough to just forget your attire and manage a bridesmaid’s many important duties; that is, until you have to field a compliment or twelve.
V-Neck Cotton Sateen Dress with Pleats and Ruching
Opt for a beguiling V-neck and retro inspired high waist in any vivid hue from a completely signature 42-color palette. A particularly flattering design for every shape, this dress, done in breathable cotton sateen, is unusually versatile. Add the right combination of accessories and make a splash at a wide variety of occasions. Plus, it’s so comfortable, you’ll want to wear it every day.
Strapless Satin Dress with High Low Hem
In this dazzling strapless satin gown, any bridesmaid in your party is sure to cut a stunning figure that won’t be soon forgotten. The dramatic high low hem makes walking in even the most ambitious pair of heels as natural as breathing. Beaded embellishments at the waist catch the eye and add glamour, all while drawing the gaze down to the high low hem, a cut that naturally creates beguiling movement around the legs and ankles.
Short Strapless Pick Up Dress
In combining a classic profile with chic modern flair, this simple, flirty strapless will become your go-to perfect little dress, ideal for cocktail parties, nights on the town or any occasion where you want to make an impression. Its sophisticated strapless neckline and gracefully ruched bodice flatter your form while providing a clean-lined foundation for creative accessorizing. The short skirt radiates charm and sass. Browse the 42 color selection and find your perfect color.
Be sure to consider any of these standout designs when choosing the bridesmaid dress for your upcoming nuptials.
John Johnson is a freelance writer who writes about weddings and specific products such as bridesmaid dresses.