We don't believe in the concept of wear-once-and-only-once dresses—especially when it comes to wedding attire (even if you're the bride). The hideosity of bridesmaids dresses is well-documented, but it's never made much sense to us. Why subject your best gal friends to such sartorial—and fiscal—horror, when you know you'll receive the same treatment come their Big Day. Let's break the cycle now, ladies: Behold, bridesmaids dresses your friends will thank you for (but won't steal the limelight!).
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Topshop Orange Sleeveless Tuck Shift Dress, $95, available at Topshop.
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Jason Wu Riveia Tiered Dress, $1,825, available at Net-a-Porter.
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Butter by Nadia Wrap Dress, $499.84, available at Austique.
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Lourdes Wrapped Rouched Front Dress, $300, available at Reiss.