If You Have to Buy a Bridesmaid Dress, Hopefully It's One of These

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So your best friend is getting married and asked you to be a bridesmaid—congrats! There are bachelorette parties and bridal showers in your future but also the (sometimes cringe-worthy) task of hunting for bridesmaid dresses. You don’t always get to pick what you’ll be wearing, but if you have a chance to assist the bride with her selections, give her a nudge in the right direction.

It wasn’t long ago that bridesmaid dress shopping required a trip to a bridal store to pick out styles made just for weddings in mind. But in recent years, cool retailers like Reformation and Topshop have launched their own wedding collections that look just as cool at the celebration and after. Whether you have feminine floral-print gowns or minimal satin slip dresses in mind, we found 25 beautiful dresses to wear for summer weddings.

Keep reading to shop bridesmaid dresses from five cool designers and look chic when you catch that bouquet.


You can't go wrong with satin—one of the season's biggest trends.

We love the sweetheart neckline on this champagne-colored gown. 

Try a print like this feminine floral style.

This ruffled ankle-length dress is subtle and sweet for an outdoor wedding.

This backless blush gown is the perfect style for a spring or summer wedding.


A floral slip dress is always elegant and effortless. 

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This backless wrap dress is simple and elegant.

Sophisticated and sweet for summertime. 

Make a statement in this jewel-tone gown.

Slip dresses are a cool silhouette for bridesmaids.

The lace detail on the shoulders gives this dress a feminine feel. 

We love this strapless maxi dress. 

A beautiful dress in a minimal style.

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