An elegant, one-shoulder bridesmaid dress in a flattering blue tone with beautiful draping.

The Dessy Group

Let's face it, picking out the bridesmaid dresses can be some pretty treacherous territory. (Honestly, my sister should have thought to ask for assistance when she got married. Not good. Poor girls.) And, you give one quick Google search for bad bridesmaid dresses? Well, let's hope that history doesn't repeat itself.

Fortunately, there are plenty of beautiful options around to avoid severing any friendships or family ties. So as we head into the weekend, here's a small sampling of some lovely offerings that may help you in dreaming up your perfect bridesmaid look while avoiding any nightmarish moments.

Shorter blue and purple bridesmaid dresses, featuring ruffles and floral accents.

Ivy & Aster

Amsale bridesmaid dresses, including floor-length, one-shoulder and shorter options.


J. Crew bridesmaid dresses, including shorter strapless and halter designs.


BHLDN bridesmaid dresses, including dramatic and simpler, shorter pieces.