We've all been there: Your friend gets engaged and asks you to be a bridesmaid. So thrilling! Until you remember that you'll be marching down the aisle in a bridesmaids dress, and suddenly images of Fritz Bernaise are dancing in your head. Breathe easy--it doesn't have to be that way.
It's wedding season, which means it's also bridesmaid season. In recent years, brides have tried to ease their friends' insecurities and stresses by letting them choose the style of the dress. A popular option is to head over to J.Crew and let your bridesmaids pick any dress silhouette, as long as it's a certain color and fabric. This seems like a fair way to do it. But a friend of mine, who is a bridesmaid in one of these "J.Crew weddings," is still stumped. "Do you have any idea which one will look the best?" she asked me. Of course, she means, on her. So I asked bridal fashion expert Jacqueline Courtney, founder of wedding dress resale site Nearly Newlywed, for some ideas. Click through to see which J.Crew bridesmaid dress will look best on your body.