The key to finding the perfect bridesmaid dresses for your bridal party? Choosing gowns that don't scream "wedding"—aka dresses your bridesmaids would happily wear post-fete. Enter these festive dresses, inspired by this season's hottest trends—including patterned chiffon, all-white, and ombre.
—Amy Shey Jacobs
1. PATTERNED CHIFFON
Totally fresh and on-trend, patterned chiffon gowns packs a major wow factor with its graphic designs. Laura Dress, $240; donnamorgan.com
2. All-White Wedding Party
Having an outdoor wedding? This airy lace gown is perfect for a vineyard or rustic fete.Joanna August Dress, $425;shopbop.com