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Like many brides, you may be so focused on your wedding day look that when it comes time to think about what to wear to your rehearsal dinner, it can feel, well, pretty overwhelming! Luckily, Houston-area brides have little to worry about, as the below boutiques offer fun and flattering pieces for a knockout rehearsal dinner ensemble.
When you walk into this River Oaks boutique, you'll be swept away by both the posh interior (think ornate chandeliers and overall grand décor) and unique selection of designers. Owner Maryam Afshari stocks her decadent store with event-perfect dresses from labels Keepsake, Flynn Skye, C/MEO Collective among others. If you're looking for something you've never seen before, Baanou is where you'll find it.
For a truly upscale experience, browse Tootsies flagship location in Houston. You'll have over 30,000 square feet of ultra chic designs to choose from in this vast space, including pieces from Alaia, McQueen and Oscar de la Renta. However, if your rehearsal dinner is on the casual side, you can also shop for fun jeans and top combos with a decidedly more relaxed feel. Tootsies is truly a one-stop shop, and thus ideal for brides who want to create their head-to-toe look in one fell swoop.
Willa was created with the mother-daughter shopping duo in mind, which is often the case when wedding shopping. With various locations around the Houston area, it's the perfect place to bring your mom to help you find a darling ensemble that's both cute and budget-friendly. Willa stocks dresses galore, but you may also find yourself warming up to their adorable separates that can be dressed up beautifully for all types of pre-wedding festivities, from an evening barbecue to a formal sit-down dinner.
Project Runway fans will be thrilled to know that season 2 winner Chloe Dao has a thriving boutique in Houston that offers a fresh variety of her feminine designs. You'll discover a welcome mix of elegant, minimal gowns next to more whimsical prints and colors. Her eponymous stores also houses emerging designers, all of which emanate the soft yet sophisticated vibe Chloe is known for.
If pink is your power color, then Elaine Turner should be at the top of your list. Every one of their stores welcomes you in with vibrant fuchsia interiors that match the bold personality of Elaine's designs. She's particularly known for her handbags and shoes, which are made of unusual—yet totally tasteful—materials like raffia, cork, and python. It's the ideal place to find that exclamation point to punctuate your fabulous rehearsal dinner look.
Still haven't found your perfect rehearsal dinner frock? (Or maybe even your dream wedding dress?) Then check out our favorite bridal shops in Houston!