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Looking for a little wedding dress inspiration? After all, your fiancé isn't the only one you'll be exchanging vows with for your wedding; you'll also be saying "I do" to your dream dress. With so many styles to choose from — A-line or mermaid? Backless or strapless? Lace overlay or silk? It's difficult to narrow down your choices or to even find everything you want in one dress altogether.
In a fantasy world, every bride would have a bridal fairy godmother, who, with a swish of her wand, could magic a dream dress right before her very eyes. No store hopping, never-ending choices, or listening to the critiques of others that comes with the drama of dress shopping. While we may have to keep on wishing for that one, we do have the next best thing — Instagram, digital's bottomless source of inspiration. That's why we've lined up some of our favorite fashion bridal Instagram accounts (besides @Brides of course), so bridal dress brilliance can always be in your hands.
The Dress Theory @thedresstheory
The Instagram account of these sister-owned boutiques is enough to make any fashionista bride go week in the knees. With shots of arrival previews, close-up dress details, and real brides down the aisle, this feed is every bit as handpicked, edited, and inspired as the boutique promises its dresses to be. You're bound to find some ideas for what you want in an unforgettable wedding dress — that is if you don't find "the one" here first. Can't get enough? Make a trip to the boutiques themselves in Nashville, San Diego, or Seattle.
Lazaro Bridal @lazarobridal From ballgown beauties and tulle skirts to sheath bodices and ruffled trains, bridal designer Lazaro's gowns are romantic, glamorous, and purely enchanting. This breathtaking feed of wedding dress masterpieces is rife with portraits of real Lazaro brides and runway extras, perfectly merging reality and fantasy for a stunning aesthetic. You won't be able to tear your eyes away from these feminine options.
BHLDN Weddings @bhldn
By now, Anthropologie's wedding brand should be a staple resource for every bride, so you best make sure that you're following its gorgeous Instagram account. With lots of vintage, a little bit of boho, a dash of glam, and a hint of whimsy, this feed is enough to be the reality to your wildest wedding dress dreams. In addition to stunning dress and detail shots, it also features sparkling jeweled accessories, gleaming shoes, and beautiful bridesmaids dresses. Basically, it's the whole package.
Berta Bridal @bertabridal
This one's for you, sexy brides. Known for figure-hugging silhouettes, plunging necklines and backs, and sheer fabric, this couture designer's board of embellished dresses will have you swooning in no time. Intricate details of lace, sparkle, and patterns all strike the eye in this gorgeous feed. Take a scroll for the latest sneak peeks from her new collection; even if these dresses are beyond your budget, they're sure to help you figure out what you like and don't like in a dress.
Lovely Bridal Shops @lovelybride
With pastel confections, classic silhouettes, and bohemian goodness, Lovely Bridal Shops' Instagram account is a one-stop-shop for the stylish bride — it has something for everyone. You'll get sucked into the variety of these original dresses, made all the more incredible when captured with some stunning photography. Before you know, an hour — or two — will have passed after gazing at these dreamy gowns. Even better? The locations of Lovely Bridal Shops are just as diverse as its dress options — so if you see something you like, a shop shouldn't be but a quick trip away.