From Ancient Rome to now.
One of the hot button topics of wedding planning is the bridesmaids dress. You know, the one you're expected to shell out money on but more often than not despise? But just like the purpose and duties of bridesmaids have changed over the past few centuries—from dowry holders (seriously) to devoted best friends—so has the fashion. From the days of matching the bride's gown to the ruffles that plagued the '80s, see how bridesmaids dresses have changed.