16 Lesser-Known Dress Labels That Make Unique, Flattering Bridesmaid Dresses
So, you have to buy a bridesmaid dress for a friend's upcoming wedding? Relax. We know things can be tricky right now, especially with so many weddings being postponed due to COVID-19, so you're probably hesitant to give in and splurge on something you really love. What if, in the end, the show does not go on? (At least not this year, anyway.)
That's why we want to present you with these 16 dress labels that make jumpsuits, maxis, and knee-length numbers that go far beyond a wedding. You'll rewear the looks here for years to come, whether it's on a romantic date or even for another wedding down the line. Most of the brands here ring in around $200-$300 for a well-made, wear-anywhere dress, and a handful of them keep sustainability practices in mind, which is hugely important to us.
Ahead, we've rounded up some of our go-tos for you to explore and also included descriptions of the collections, so you know if they are in keeping with your unique taste. Bonus: shop our favorite selection from each — trust us, you're in good hands.
Perfect for the bridesmaid . . . who's searching for jewel tones.
Perfect for the bridesmaid . . . looking for breezy, free-flowing florals or lace.
& Other Stories
Perfect for the bridesmaid . . . who really needs to keep her budget below $200, but doesn't want to skimp on style.
Our Pick: & Other Stories Scarf-Tie Flowy Midi Dress
Perfect for the bridesmaid . . . who loves a slip dress moment.
Perfect for the bridesmaid . . . who values sustainability above all else and is attending a more casual daytime wedding in warm weather.
Perfect for the bridesmaid . . . who has a Parisian-chic sensibility. She can throw on her look with a few favorite jewels, tie up her hair, and go.
Hope For Flowers by Tracy Reese
Perfect for the bridesmaid . . . who wants to wear bold, colorful graphics in a modest silhouette.
Our Pick: Hope For Flowers by Tracy Reese Abstract Floral Tie-Back Dress
Perfect for the bridesmaid . . . who searches for striking patterns and wouldn't mind an avant-garde shape or a jumpsuit with a tie at the waist.
Our Pick: Diarrablu Sustainable Gnoor Dress in Salmon
Faithfull The Brand
Perfect for the bridesmaid . . . who lives for romantic details, but needs a friendly price point around $200.
Faithfull The Brand Mathilde Midi Dress Locanda Floral
Perfect for the bridesmaid . . . attending an extravagant black-tie wedding with serious fashion cred.
Perfect for the bridesmaid . . . living for island vibes and a playful, laid-back feel. Think: beach wedding!
Perfect for the bridesmaid . . . who's ultrafeminine with a bohemian twist. She loves pouf sleeves, intricate lace, and blooms on her skirt.
Fame and Partners
Perfect for the bridesmaid . . . who's in a big bridal party and needs to search for a specific color or silhouette to flatter her figure — the options here are endless!
Perfect for the bridesmaid . . . who is easygoing and loves subtle details like ruffles, tie sleeves, and cutouts.
Perfect for the bridesmaid . . . who likes to mix and match her prints and isn't afraid of a funkier dress code.
Rixo London Giselle Papaya Retro Micro Floral Dress
RIXO London Giselle Papaya Retro Micro Floral Dress ($178, originally $355)
La Vie Rebecca Taylor
Perfect for the bridesmaid . . . who longs for a high-fashion bohemian aesthetic. Think of La Vie as Rebecca Taylor's little sister brand with just as much beauty.