Why is it that, when it comes to shopping for a special occasion, the available options seem to be way slimmer and less stylish than usual? Finding an evening gown that suits your personality (and personal style) isn't always an easy feat — and the hunt for an equally cool bridesmaid dress is no different. You want a dazzling gown that fits in your friend's required color scheme and can effortlessly match your eye-catching handbag. However, with a lack of variety, it's easy to fall into a cookie-cutter trap with an expected and "safe" (read: boring) option. Well, it's time to not take that route.
Wedding season is in high gear and we're here to raise the bar when it comes to bridesmaid dress shopping — because why shouldn't the women standing next to the bride feel just as on-point as she does? From elegant but bold prints to unexpected fabrics and silhouettes, we've rounded up 26 not-so-average options that will make all those group photos frame-worthy stunners.
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