Dresses That Double As Bridesmaid Dresses Are Just That Much Better

J.Crew, Wren, Maeve, ADAM, and Amsale.

It's bridal season, and we're guessing by now that you have several save-the-date cards staring at you from behind their refrigerator magnets. And if you're ever so lucky — if that's the right word — you're in the bridal party, drama and all. The idea of buying a heinous dress that we'll never wear again makes us ill, which is why we searched for the best bridesmaid dresses for our latest Shop-A-Matic, just one part of our big wedding guide, which also features wedding gowns, hairstyles, cakes, bouquets, and stationery. We picked 110 options, from nontraditional little black dresses to bright-yellow springtime frocks that you'll want to keep in your closet, reusable for rounds two, three, or fourteen. Check out our top five picks below.

Whitney Dress by J.Crew
Price: $375
Why we like it: A subtle print gives depth to the sleek chiffon column and adds a touch of bohemian whimsy. Your answer to what to wear to that destination wedding.

Off-the-Shoulder Silk Dress by Wren
Price: $345
Why we like it: The soft ruffles and off-the-shoulder neckline are a romantic twist on the classic little black dress. It's equally elegant standing alongside the bride as on a night on the town.

Hushed Hamlet Dress by Maeve
Price: $158
Why we like it: The stripes add a preppy spin, making this strapless number ready for any standard country-club affair.

Linen Tweed Deep V-neck Dress by ADAM
Price: $345
Why we like it: With a defined waist, this dress is figure-flattering and comfortable. And the bright-pink hue is a nice complement to any summer tan.

Chiffon Halter Dress by Amsale
Price: $320
Why we like it: Floaty chiffon dresses up a punchy-bright halter for an evening affair. The empire waist makes this silhouette flattering for all body types.

Shop-A-Matic: Bridesmaid Dresses