Do you want to pick out bridesmaid dresses your bridal party attendants will love? How about bridesmaid dresses that can be worn again?! Sounds like a dream come true, right? Find out how it’s done with elegance and grace — and affordability — as we explore this trend. But first, subscribe, k?
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “… these are definitely bridesmaid dresses that can be worn again!” However, in reality… no, no they are not. Bridesmaids don’t usually wear the dress again unless it absolutely does NOT look like they already wore it as a bridesmaid.
You see, there’s a fine line between a bridesmaid dress vs. a dress that counts as one and only one of them comes out on the other side as a bridesmaid dress that someone can, and will want to, wear again.
It’s a very fine line.
No one wants to wear a wedding guest dress that was a prior bridesmaids’ dress, only to find out they (ahhhhhh!) feel like a bridesmaid. Or worse, match the bridal party at the new wedding! Ha. I’ve seen it happen before.
We’re going to make sure that doesn’t happen to you, so today we’re rounding up quality, affordable bridesmaid dresses that you can wear again. If you’re a bride who wants to win major points and make bridesmaids happy, this is one surefire way to do it: choose a bridesmaid dress they’ll actually wear again.
I’ve made it my job to comb through the best bridesmaid dresses in style and ratings to make sure those words aren’t thrown around casually, but instead become ACTUAL wearable garments that don’t feel like a bridal party outfit. :)
Let’s get started!
Bridesmaid Dresses That Can Be Worn Again
What do you look for in a dress? As a rule of thumb, you’ll be looking for bridesmaid dresses that don’t look like bridesmaid dresses. :) BUT — and this one’s important — the dresses still have to be formal enough to look like the bridal party. The best way to do it is with a floor-length or midi-length dress; both offer a more formal fit.
A quality bridesmaid dress that has re-wearability features two very distinct features:
1) The dresses don’t necessarily look like typical bridesmaid dresses from major retailers who make the same styles, over and over again, and
2) The dress isn’t made of bridesmaid-y dress fabrics such as chiffon or taffeta
Ok, let’s go!
Bridesmaid Dresses That Aren’t Bridesmaid Dresses
1. Backless Mermaid Bridesmaid Dress
This dress is one she’ll reach for in her closet, time and time again. Shown in emerald but available in other shades, too. Get it here.
2. Flirty Midi-Length Dress
3. High-Low Maxi Dress
There’s something about the cut of this dress that looks formal enough for a bridal party attendant, yet fun enough to wear again. Shop here.
4. Burgundy Cutout Dress
Short + sweet! By Lulus.
5. Terracotta Bridesmaid Dress
6. Midi Wrap
A wrap dress in any of the shades shown here will easily be worn again!
7. Backless Maxi
This strappy dress is a perfect choice for bridesmaid dresses they can wear again. Get yours here.
8. Satin Bridesmaid Dress
Satin bridesmaid dresses are getting all the attention right now; this cut makes it one of our favorites, since it’s a bridesmaid dress you can wear again (for real!) Love this color (shown in rust). Shop now.
9. Off-the-Shoulder Gown
This dress has two things we love: it’s a black bridesmaid dress (which is extremely elegant and goes with everything) and it has a flattering silhouette with an off-the-shoulder neckline. You can get it here.
10. Ruffled and Tiered
A midi-length bridesmaid dress that doesn’t look like a bridesmaid dress is what you’ll find here in elegant blue color and fun, flirty and feminine ruffles. By Lulus.
11. Cap Sleeve Lace Dress
This is one I’m about to add to cart myself, which proves this is definitely one of the bridesmaid dresses that aren’t bridesmaid dresses. ;) Love the lace and the little cap sleeve! Get it here.
12. Floral Print Dress
If you choose a floral print, you can rest assured it’ll become one of the only bridesmaid dresses they can wear again. This one is wildly popular at the moment, shown in cream. Shop here.
13. Midi Length Dress with Straps and Ruffles
14. Figure-Hugging Bridesmaid Dress
Get an off-the-shoulder gown in midnight blue you’ll wear long after being the bridesmaid! You can get it here.
15. Sleeveless and Backless
This figure-hugging dress is perfect for the bridesmaid and will make reprise appearances at special events to come. Shown in plum.
16. Long Sleeve Bridesmaid Dress
If you’re looking for bridesmaid dresses that you can wear again in a long-sleeve style, look no further: this one is called Talk About Divine and it’s an instant favorite. By Lulus.
And last but not least…
17. One-Shoulder Assymetrical
This is one of the best bridesmaid dresses you can wear again in a mid-length, stunning shade of blue, and a fun one-shoulder neckline. By Lulus.
If you love these dresses, it’s time to be the coolest bride ever: choose bridesmaid dresses you can wear again (truly)! You can shop these looks + more at Lulus.
What do you think of these bridesmaid dresses? Would YOU wear them again? Tell us which style is your favorite in the comment box below!