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Eight Cringe-Free Bridesmaid Dresses By LA Labels

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If you've ever been a bridesmaid, chances are pretty damn good that you're in possession of a piece of less-than-flattering formalwear (that is, if you didn't already donate or ditch it) that you're probably never going to wear again—depending on your level of creativity with Halloween costumes.

The good news is, these days there are plenty of local labels who have gotten the memo to design gowns dressy enough to don for your loved one's nuptials, yet cool enough to keep wearing on extra-special date nights, holiday parties, or when-the-hell-ever because they're not made of the god awful materials, overly frilly details, or other accoutrements that scream "Hey! I'm a freakin' bridesmaid!

We've rounded up a range of chic dresses in various shades, shapes, and hemlines that you'd be happy to wear all night the day your girl says "I Do," plus long afterward. So if someone you know is still searching for bridesmaid dresses for her upcoming wedding, pass this list her way, and if you're the bride-to-be, pay attention girl.