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Bridesmaid Dresses and Best Places to Buy Them

Our bride Crista with her bridesmaids at her Finest Playa Mujeres destination wedding in Mexico. Bridesmaid dresses from LuLus. Photo- Mon Adri Photography

Our bride Crista with her bridesmaids at her Finest Playa Mujeres destination wedding in Mexico. Bridesmaid dresses from LuLus. Photo- Mon Adri Photography

Bridesmaids dresses are an important detail when thinking about the overall feel and style of your wedding. Your wedding party will be in a good portion of your pictures, so it’s important that they look fabulous. We have listed our favorite shops for bridesmaids dresses, plus a special section on styles we love!.

Online Shops

Brideside @brideside -The mission of their bridesmaid dress shop is to enrich your wedding day by providing beautiful bridesmaid dresses, expert knowledge, and ultra-personalized concierge-quality stylists and customer service. They make bridal party styling easy for brides and bridesmaids!

You can shop for the best bridesmaid dresses online or in their showroom. Style consultants will work with you to learn your style, fit, color, designer and personality preferences. They ship three bridesmaid dresses for you to try on at home or ship a whole style box for your squad to try at a fitting party. Brideside takes the stress out of choosing a bridesmaid dress and makes finding the perfect dress a piece of cake!

Lulus @lulus- Lulus is known for dressing your bridal party stylishly an affordably. They have the hottest styles for your besties in a wide range of colors online! Whether you're looking for casual dresses in your favorite color or trendy dresses to wear for your friend's big day, they have it all at Lulus!

Azazie @iheartazazie- Azazie is a convenient online shop for affordable bridesmaid dresses and accessories. Each dress is cut and sewn to order. Whether standard or custom-sized, every dress is made just for you starting the day you place your order. Azazie is committed to body-positive fashion, offering all dresses from size 0-30 and free custom sizing with your basic bust/waist/hip measurements. They also adjust the length to your height and heel preference, easing the burden of post-purchase alterations. Azazie also offers a unique try-on at home program and virtual showrooms so bridal parties can select and coordinate outfits with ease.

Rent the Runway- I am always asked where this wedding party found their gold sequin designer dresses and everyone is always surprised when I say RTR! Although we like to think bridesmaids will wear their dresses again, most don’t; it really shouldn’t even be one of the top reasons for your decision. Affordability and style are top priorities, and RTR is a great way to meet both of those objectives! RTR even has stores, so swing by one (even better to make an appt) and try on some styles.

CM Events and Design Wedding, Punta Cana. Designer dresses by Badgley Mishcka sourced from Rent the Runway. Photo- Karina Jensen

CM Events and Design Wedding, Punta Cana. Designer dresses by Badgley Mishcka sourced from Rent the Runway. Photo- Karina Jensen

Local Showroom

Bella @bellabridesmaids- If you are planning a Washington DC wedding or a wedding anywhere in the states where Bella Bridemaids is located, they have the largest collection of bridesmaid dresses from the world’s leading designers in their Bella Showrooms. With hundreds of dresses to choose from, your personal Bella stylist is ready for anything. Whether you’re getting married in a grand ballroom, on the beach or at a barn, they have you covered.

At Bella Bridesmaids, they recognize that every bride has their own vision and each bridesmaid is unique. They give you personal attention to help you find the right dress for your girls and your day-and ship your dresses anywhere in the Continental United States.

Favorite Styles

As a bonus, here are our top 3 styles for weddings.

  1. Convertible dresses because they are easy to travel with, stay pretty wrinkle free, and can be styled into a number of different styles. Make sure you find a good quality one so that all your ladies look their best. Bonus, perfect for destination weddings

  2. Chiffon spaghetti strap dresses because they are lightweight, flattering on most body types, classic and usually come in many colors.

  3. Off the shoulder simply because its romantic and super stylish.