Being a bridesmaid kinda sucks. Let’s evaluate: Hours of standing around in painful shoes; holding the bride’s massively long dress as she uses the toilet; constantly being on watch for bridal party lipstick teeth; walking down the aisle arm and arm with an awkward younger cousin; and the biggest headache of them all — wearing an awful-looking and ill-fitting bridesmaid dress.
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To be fair, finding a cute bridesmaid dress that pleases an entire group of girls isn’t exactly a piece of (wedding) cake. But there is hope. Bridesmaid dresses aren’t what they used to be. Gone are the days of purple taffeta gowns with puffed sleeves. Things have gotten much, much cuter. To show you just how cute, we rounded-up the best bridesmaid dresses that you’ll actually want to wear.
The very best part about these bridesmaid dresses? Not only will you look hot at the wedding, but you’ll want to wear them again. And again. Which is not only rare in a bridesmaid dress, but also a huge help for all us cash-strapped ‘maids out there. Let’s face it; between gifts, hotel reservations, and plane tickets, weddings can really empty our bank accounts. So the last thing we want to do is drop major bucks on a dress that’s only going to be worn once. That’s why our picks work for a ton of different occasions, so you can get your money’s worth on a cute bridesmaid dress and focus on more pressing matters … like (not) catching the bouquet.