The only thing harder than picking who's going to be in your 'ride or die' crew on the big day? Choosing their dresses.
And because it's such a tough task, chances are you've dealt with it by putting it off as long as humanly possible - and now it's crunch time. So to prevent meltdown mode, we've rounded up a collection of bridesmaids' frocks that you and your ladies can find in your local shopping centre, and broken down how and where to wear them. Kitting out your besties is as simple as plucking the dresses off the rack, shooing your 'maids into the changing rooms - fit is important, no matter the time limit - and swiping your card at the checkout. BOOM. You just pulled off the ultimate bridesmaid dress smash-and-grab. Now there's just one thing left to acquire - a celebratory glass of bubbly.
Navy is a classic colour for bridesmaids and this elegant maxi dress is no exception. The Langhem Angela is fit for a laid-back garden wedding, an elegant cocktail soiree or anything in between. When a dress is this pretty, you know your leading ladies will want to wear it again and again.
A frock for the glam bridal party, there'll be no missing your 'maids in the vivid Langhem Blake. The lace applique and sheer skirt mean your bridesmaids will be looking red-carpet ready - cue stunning wedding photos - and, even better, they'll feel like a million dollars too.
Florals and bridesmaids' dresses go together like the champagne and strawberries you'll be sipping on the big day. This Alannah Hill creation has a vintage feel, with a high neckline and full skirt. Pair with gold accessories or pick out one of the colours from the pattern.
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It's so easy, you'll want your besties to wear mismatched frocks all the time.
Spring brides, meet the frock to dress your bridesmaids in. We love this dress with a simple, swept-back hairstyle and (this is the best part) it looks beautiful with both heels and flats. If that doesn't have the makings of a perfect dress, we don't know what does.
Did we mention that florals are always a gorgeous choice for bridesmaids' dresses? Although it has a slim-fitting silhouette, the zip along the thigh means your ladies can get their legs out for that dance battle at your reception. Oh, and they'll be able to get up stairs too. Win.
We love this for a cool-weather wedding. The sleeves will give your besties some extra coverage to ward off shivering shoulders, while the heavy embellishment and the bejewelled hem and cuffs amp up the glitz factor. Imagine how the jewels will catch the light... so pretty.
Ooh la la, how we love black lace. And you will too. Yes, the silhouette is super simple, but the illusion neckline and sweet capped sleeves are all the detail you need. We're calling this one as a serious frontrunner in the bridesmaid dress stakes.
Colour us obsessed with this colour. And the cut. And the lace. And just about everything when it comes to this dress.
Having a vintage-inspired wedding in the country? You just found your bridesmaids' dresses.
Another lace number, another gorgeous option for your girls. The bright jade hue is a gorgeous alternative to traditional nudes and pastels. To add some extra sparkle, cinch in the waist with a metallic or jewelled belt.
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Ugg boots and tracksuit pants here you come.
A slinky silk number that makes your bridesmaids feel comfortable and sexy? That's something no bride can go past, and the eye-catching pink of this dress is just an added bonus.
Sweet, sophisticated and just that little bit sexy, this frock has pretty much everything going for it. We love the colour but it works on some skin tones better than others, so if you have a bridesmaid that's feeling washed out you're in luck: there are a handful of other colours available.
Four words: colour of the season. Even though oxblood isn't the prettiest of names, it is the prettiest of colours. The rich, plum hue can be taken from winter weddings to spring nuptials and autumnal affairs.
If you want to move away from block colours and into the pretty world of patterns, this striking marble-inspired creation is a lovely place to start. There's also a discreet zip along the bust if you want your girls to have more va-va-voom.
For the hemline-length du jour, it's all about the midi dress. It falls just beneath the knees so is modest and demure without being frumpy. Beach-bound bridesmaids can wear a midi with cute sandals or bare feet - don't forget that pedicure - without worrying about sand getting everywhere and anywhere.
Who says it's only the bride who can wear white on the big day? If you're one to buck convention, decking your girls out in a shade of white makes for a stunning line-up, beautiful photos and a look that, once the day is over, won't be confined to the back of a wardrobe.
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