Shopping For Your Own Bridesmaid Dress

{dress via J. Crew}

Would you let your bridesmaids choose their own dress? Seems to be a hot topic amongst some of my recently engaged friends. Coincidentally, last week my cousin informed all her bridesmaids (yes, that includes moi!) that we’re free to choose our own frock. The only conditions were that they were to be black, short and chic of course! Anywho, I’ve narrowed down a list of 12 options–I have a few faves–but as many of you know it’s hard to judge a dress based solely on photos alone. However, by popular demand, which of these gorgeous gowns would you have your bridesmaids wear?

{dresses via Lela Rose}

{dress via After Six}

{dress via Dessy}

{dress via Cynthia Rowley}

{dress via Dessy}

{dress via Lazaro}

{dresses via Priscilla of Boston}

{dress via Watters}