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.

Alfred Angelo

The canary-yellow hue, flouncy hem, and sweet rosette detail on this summery dress would put a bounce in any bridesmaid's step. After the wedding, she can pair it with a cardigan and wedges for a fashionable afternoon brunch.

Style 7194, $159, Alfred Angelo

See the complete Fall 2012 Alfred Angelo collection here.

Photo: John Aquino