I've noticed a trend in brides wanting bridesmaid dresses that can be worn again later. I see the typical bridesmaid dress as such a waste of money and materials. I feel that it's so much more special to buy a dress that you're be able to re-wear with sentimental attachment since it was worn to your friends wedding!
Here is a new dress I designed for special occasions - I feel that it's very versatile with proper accessories. And it's conservative enough for a wedding but fun enough to wear on a date.
It's made of cotton/silk poplin so it's super soft and I gave it a very classic cut so that it will stay up to date for many years!
This dress is available in tons of colors - it's pictured in rust: