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Your wedding is one those few times in your life when your dearest friends and family come together to celebrate just for you (and your partner, of course!). It's an extra special moment to have your bridesmaids by your side — your closest friends and confidants throughout the years. So when it comes to dressing them for the big day, you want your girls to feel extra special — without breaking the bank, that is. Luckily, Seattle brides and their bridesmaids have many options for where to find that bridesmaid dress that is both beautiful and affordable. They'll thank you for that!
Anthropologie's bridal-centric little sister has been making big waves in the wedding world for a few years now. BHLDN's Seattle store, located in the downtown district, offers both brides and their bridesmaids options that range from vintage darling to modern minimalist. BHLDN also carries accessories galore, so your girls can score the dress, earrings, shoes, and everything else in one chic swoop. Read real brides' reviews here!
We all know the preppy retailer has made a big splash with classic, pared-down wedding gowns, but did you know J.Crew has an incredible variety of tasteful and refined bridesmaid dresses? And with price tags that will make everyone smile. Because many of their dresses come in the same group of colors, this is the perfect opportunity to try out the mix-and-match bridesmaid dress thing you've been eyeing on Pinterest. Consult with a personal stylist at one of the store's Seattle or Bellevue locations, or let your maids have fun choosing the most-flattering silhouettes through the store's website. Read real brides' reviews here!
Samila is a mecca for all things glitzy and glam. This Redmond boutique is not for the minimalist at heart. You'll find mostly sparkling, floor-sweeping dresses that are ideal for a grand affair. The selection is large, and the staff extremely knowledgeable. If your wedding is the event of the season, then Samila should be your bridesmaids one and only stop. Read real brides' reviews here!
Pipe and Row
If shopping locally is more your thing, a visit to Pipe and Row is in order. This Fremont boutique stocks independent designers from Seattle and beyond, including hot up-and-comers like Just Female and Keepsake. Your bridesmaids can choose from super simple flowy frocks or something more detailed in lace or even fringe (it's elegant fringe, we promise). Whichever design your bridesmaids leave with, it's definitely a dress they will wear again. And again!
The name really says it all. Bella Bridesmaids is a boutique made specifically for your special gals and their sartorial needs. While the store is a chain, it certainly doesn't feel like one. When you make an appointment, the Bella Stylists give you and your bridesmaids one-on-one attention, helping each girl with a dress that's both beautiful and flattering. They even offer complimentary fittings once the dress orders have been placed. Some favorite brands include Aidan Mattox for tasteful beadwork and Jenny Yoo for feminine looks with an unexpected twist. Read real brides' reviews here!