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.

Amsale

The silhouette of this crisscross-bodice gown feels less traditional in a punchy guava hue. The crinkle silk chiffon fabric is perfect for a romantic garden wedding, but the dress is sleek enough to wear again to a swanky soirée.

Style G695C, $310, Amsale

See the complete Fall 2012 Amsale collection here.

Photo: Robert Mitra