The Cool Girl's Guide To Bridesmaid Dresses

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-as-cool bridesmaid dress is no different. With a lack of variety, it's easy to fall into a cookie-cutter trap with an expected, universally flattering, and "safe" (read: boring) option. Well, it's time to not take that route.

Before wedding season kicks into high gear, 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 30 not-so-average options that will make all those group photos frame-worthy stunners.
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Whistles Bethan One Shoulder Maxi Dress, $429 $343.20, available at Whistles.
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Fame & Partners Catalina, $229, available at Fame & Partners.
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Asos Wedding 40s Seamed Maxi Dress, $121, available at Asos.
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Reformation Poppy Dress, $388, available at Reformation.
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J.Crew Off-the-Shoulder Strapless Dress with Ties, $168, available at J.Crew.
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Because your bridesmaids deserve to shine too.

Mango Metallic Gown, $64.99, available at Mango.
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Bhldn Guilia Dress, $230, available at Bhldn.
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Stone Cold Fox Amalfi Gown, $350, available at Stone Cold Fox.
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