Speaking from experience, bridesmaid dresses (similar to wedding dresses, unless you’re Keira Knightley) fall in the neighborhood of one-time wear pieces, often neglected and left to lurk in the inner depths of a closet, only to resurface during nostalgic spring cleaning sprees. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We took it upon ourselves to find worthy creations that are as pretty as they are re-wearable.
To note: Pair mini- and midi-length dresses with a blazer and pumps to take it from the office to an evening out.
For the day, dress it down with a utilitarian coat or a leather moto-style jacket, and menswear-inspired brogues.
These short or knee length bridesmaid dresses work for equally formal occasions, like a baby shower or a wedding. Or, treat it like a summery maxi dress, and top it off with a denim jacket, if you so choose.
Bridesmaid dresses aren’t exclusive for one night, and if we had known that in high school, we would have approached dress shopping a little differently. Regardless of whether you will be going to wedding this year or just on the lookout for a killer frock, shop these 15 highly versatile dresses that will go further than one time only.