Every bride says it: "You can wear it again!" It's usually the third part of the bridesmaid-dress sales pitch, along with "It looks great on you!" and "It's a really good price!" To determine the criteria necessary for a dress to meet the oft-stated, rarely achieved "wear again" standard, we reviewed hundreds of photos of real bridesmaids, then reworked the outfits of a select few to show you how to choose a dress that can be worn a second (or 10th) time.
Photos: Joel Greenberg & Wendy Stewart Photography (left), Robert Mitra (right)
As the maid of honor in her sister Angela's summer wedding in New Jersey, Regina says her dress by Vineyard Collection was a great choice: "Since there were 10 bridesmaids total, when we all stood together, the gray looked sophisticated but not overwhelming."