Bridesmaids Dresses That Won't Make Your Friends Secretly Hate You

While it is obviously an honor to be asked to be in the bridal party for any close friend, there is one aspect of the entire warm-and-fuzzy process that instils dread in the hearts of every future bridesmaid: the dress.
Endlessly parodied, the bridesmaid dress is one of the most bemoaned parts of any wedding. That said, there's no real reason why you can't make your BFFs look fantastic instead of frumpy (if not only for fear of a little thing called retaliation).
With plenty of pretty frocks on the market, picking out dresses for your attendants to wear while they help you make it down the aisle is as easy as ever. From minis to maxis and running the gamut from simple to fashion-forward, these are the dresses actually have a shot at being worn past your big day. And wouldn't that be gratifying?
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Acne Marlow Dress In Blush, $300, available at Acne.
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Alexander Wang Sleeveless Gathered Dress, $725, available at Alexander Wang.
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Selected Silk Midi Dress, $258.69, available at ASOS.
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ChicWish One Shoulder 3D Rose Bustier Dress In Peach Pink, $59.90, available at ChicWish.
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Matthew Williamson Embellished Cutout Wool-Crepe Dress $1,495, available at Net-A-Porter.
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Opening Ceremony Oversized Stripe Dress, $855, available at Opening Ceremony.
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Warehouse Pleated Maxi Dress, was $162.74, now $129.79, available at Warehouse.
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J. Crew Petite Heidi Gown In Silk Chiffon, $365, available at J. Crew.
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Topshop Organza Party Dress, $320, available at Nordstrom.
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Zara Printed Sequinned Dress, $99.90, available at Zara.
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H&M Dress, $29.99, available at H&M.
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Pixie Market Red Lace Dress, $53, available at Pixie Market.