Let’s talk bridesmaids dresses! This shopping experience can either be exciting or all too overwhelming. There are many aspects that go into shopping for your bridesmaids; what color scheme will be best? Should all gowns be the same or could they be different? What material and length will be appropriate for the day? When will I need to order and will this dress need alterations? With all of these details and more to consider, it seems as if the place that you find the gown should be the easiest part of your decision. Knowing a retailer with a wide variety of colors, sizes, prices and many other options will put you at ease as you shop, shop, shop!
With our world essentially going digital this past year due to the pandemic, many retailers allowed us all to continue shopping seamlessly from the comfort of our homes. I want to walk you through a few retailers that have an excellent selection of bridesmaids gowns that are sure to impress! Whether you’re the bride, the bridesmaids, or just helping pick out the gorgeous gown, here are a few sites, in no particular order, that will make your life just a little bit easier during this process.
First up is BHLDN, the sister-esque company to Anthropologie. You’ll find gorgeous wedding gowns, as well as a wide variety of bridesmaids gowns. While BHLDN does have a selection of their own-brand gowns, they also carry Jenny Yoo and Amsale, to name a few notable designers adding to the brand. Unfortunately, BHLDN does not offer in-house alterations, so keep that in mind when your dress arrives at your door. With a shipping estimate of 5-7 business days, it’s a perfect fit for the bridesmaid who needs a gown as soon as possible!
Link: BHLDN Gowns
For a laid back, wear-this-again kind of look, take a look at Reformation’s bridesmaid shop! Most gowns on site will have at least three different color options, as well as different pattern selections. Although the company put an emphasis on their sustainable impact, make sure to keep in mind that their sizes only go up to a 12 or an XL, so double check measurements before committing to a smaller size range. This is a great shop for the bridesmaid who might want another wear out of her gown!
Link: Reformation Gowns
A shop that has a wide range of sizes from maternity, petite, to plus is ASOS! On site you can find options that will be perfect for each season, while also keeping within your budget. Most dresses can be found for $150 and below and are shipped out quickly, making for a seamless selection process!
Next up – David’s Bridal! This is always a great option to check out! You’ll notice that they seem to have wonderful sales, an amazing selection of sizes, and so many other designers that they carry alongside their own brand. With a wide variety of designers carried through David’s Bridal, you’ll be sure to find a gown that checks off all of your boxes!
Link: David’s Bridal
Another fabulous option? Rent the Runway! With a curated shop, exclusively for bridesmaids gowns, you’ll be able to rent the gown of your choice! Rent the Runway has options for one-time rentals, or rental memberships, which are a great option if you are attending several weddings during the year. When you’re done with your item, just put it back in the garment bag and make sure your return label is attached. It’s just that easy! This option will help you avoid dropping way too much money, but will give you a luxury look for so much less.
Link: Rent the Runway
Lastly, be sure to check out your local retailers! I bet you that there are several local stores in your area that can come to the rescue as you hunt for your dress, especially if you would like a safe, in-store experience. Also, if there are in-store stylists, they can answer any and all questions regarding shipping time, alterations, and more!
While there are many more options available for bridesmaids, these are just a few to get you started on your journey. Whether you’re in need of a gown that is short, long, colorful, or simple, these shops will have you covered. Happy shopping!