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


(Image credit: Topshop)

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.



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Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.