Bridesmaid dresses get a bad rap (think: poufy taffeta get-ups that will never see the light of day again), but it doesn't have to be that way. At New York Bridal Fashion Week, designers debuted versatile, re-wearable styles. We've rounded up our favorites, so do your bridesmaids a favor and choose a dress that's stylish enough to be worn again.

Noir by Lazaro

One of the most popular hues of the season, this slate-colored lace number could easily double as a cocktail dress for a night on the town. Skip the necklace (too fussy with the sleek asymmetrical neckline) and opt for dangly earrings instead.

Style 3227, $290, Noir by Lazaro

See the complete Fall 2012 Noir by Lazaro collection here.

Photo: George Chinsee