Anyone who's been a bridesmaid will cringe in solemn acknowledgement at a line from the Katherine Heigl romcom 27 Dresses: "The best thing is you can shorten it and wear it again!"The joke, of course, is that Heigl's character would never wear any of her bridesmaid dresses again.
Luckily in 2022, bridal trends have moved past taffeta and oversized bows, and into something entirely more chic.
Much of the change can be attributed to beloved Australian brands catering to bridal parties, those looking for non-traditional styles and their loyal shoppers.
Look to Zimmermann and Shona Joy and you’ll see the brand’s most timeless, staple styles refreshed in new colourways each season, while Manning Cartell and Bec + Bridge offer a curated ‘Bridal Edit’ for the non-traditional or modern bride.
Scroll on for the best brands to shop for bridesmaid dresses in Australia
Maddison HockeyMaddison Hockey is the Shopping Editor (digital) at marie claire and ELLE. When she’s not online shopping, she’s furiously binge-watching the latest watercooler show, but more often than not, she’s doing both simultaneously.