Best Bridesmaid Dresses of 2011

Wedding Dresses

Photo: Condé Nast Digital Studio

If this Jim Hjelm dress looks familiar it's because we first featured it in Editor's Favorites recap from Fall 2012 bridal market. The silk fabric, ruffled bodice and metallic skinny belt make the dress feel au courant, allowing your 'maids to take it for a second spin down the road.

See more of our favorite bridesmaid dresses after the jump.


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RED HAUTE: White lace often feels prim and proper, but wearing it in bold shades like red takes on new meaning. This Tracy Reese dress designed exclusively for BHLDN features a sheer decolletage, scalloped hemline and keyhole back—perfect for a museum or gallery wedding.

LOVE KNOTS: This fuchsia knee-length dress by Alfred Angelo couldn't be sweeter. The flirty shoulder bow jazzes up an otherwise simple silhouette, while the vibrant shade punches up the fun factor.

CHAMPAGNE WISHES: The bubbly will flow when your 'maids slip into this metallic number from Monique Lhuillier's Spring 2012 collection. The silhouette works great on most body types and the color is as classic as black.

LILAC GARDEN: The gray undertones in this Amsale one-shoulder gown make purple feel all grown up. The silk chiffon fabric and sheath silhouette are surprising universal, which means it works day or night, indoors or out. —Stephanie Davila

See more dresses in our Bridesmaid Dress gallery or visit our vendor listings to find a salon near you.

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