Your bridesmaids don't have to look like clones from every other wedding. Dresses with open backs, opulent fit-and-flare skirts with whimsical overlays are just a few ways to give your bridal party and guests a fresh wedding look this summer.

Gone are the days of bridesmaids dresses your chosen girls will only wear once. Nowadays designers are opting for more modern, fashion-friendly designs that mimic the stunning trends you see strutted down the runway. SA Weddings have found eight looks we love, so scroll down to see for yourself! These are dresses you'll want to wear long after the festivities have died down.

Tea Length

Tea-length are making a big comeback, the beautiful semiformal length give off a fun and retro vibe but still allow you to feel beautiful and sophisticated. Go for airy-fairy fabrics like tulle or chiffon for a tutu-inspired effect!

One Shoulder

To show off the right amount of skin for this momentous moment - strapless are perfect but it can be a little tricky in terms of support. So, enter the one-shoulder dress. This shoulder-baring style will give you the best of both worlds while still allowing you to look classic, elegant and feel comfortable.

Cap Sleeve

Are you desperately hunting for an alternative to the strapless style mentioned above? These barely-there sleeves will still flatter your shoulders and offer just enough coverage to avoid having the grannies scowls coming your way. Cap sleeves are vintage-inspired and are a great look for any summer wedding.

Tiered Skirt

We all know that a great wedding-staple for guests are long and straight dresses in soft fabrics but if you're dreaming of breaking this tradition, why not try a tiered skirt? This fancy style adds just the right amount of drama and is perfectly suited to dancing the night away.

Cotton Lace

Lace is nothing new in terms of great wedding attire but why not twist tradition with a bit of textured lace? Pick shades of blush and lavender to rope in that extra romantic allure!

Two Piece

We know that a crop top may just be a little too daring for everyone but it can be wedding-appropriate for a fun affair with a younger crowd. Go bold with a print inspired two-piece that shows off a just a tiny sliver of skin...

Sheer Fabrics

Heaven is a skirt draped in layers of sheer fabric that gives a floor length ethereal feel. But, why not play it up with a romance factor like choosing a dress in a softer colour.

Flutter Sleeves

Gowns in soft floral patterns, muted colours or feminine metallics are perfectly complemented with a simple fun flutter sleeve that will add that little vintage twist to your romantic silhouette.