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It's no secret that being a bridesmaid is a pretty time-consuming commitment, so, who has the time to comb through endless bridesmaid dress retailers? We do! Whether you're a bride searching for inspiration, or a bridesmaid looking for the perfect dress – we're here to help!
Not all bridesmaids are alike so when shopping for your dress, look for designs that showcase your personal style. If you have a daring sense of fashion and the bride has called for mismatched bridesmaids dresses, go for a bold floral pattern. If you're in a more traditional black-tie wedding, look for glamourous and supremely elegant floor-length gowns. For the more laid-back bridesmaid, opt for less structured and effortless styles like minimalist slip dresses.
When you're browsing online retailers keep in mind how much time you have until the wedding. Do you need the dress, like, yesterday? Or can you wait 3 months for a made-to-order gown? Does the retailer offer alterations or do you need to seek out your own tailor? What happens if you need to return your dress? Don't worry, we'll break it all down for you!
Read on for the best places to buy bridesmaid dresses online.
To make shopping – and life a little easier, Nordstrom offers an online wedding suite where you'll find wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride dresses, and bridal accessories all in one place. Discover gorgeous bridesmaid dresses for all styles and seasons from notable brands like Alfred Sung, Reformation,
If you rather try on your bridesmaid dress in person, pop to one of Nordstrom's 300+ stores where they also conveniently offer tailoring for bridesmaid dresses and groom/groomsmen suits for online and in-store purchases.
Let's be honest, being in a wedding can be wildly expensive, and if you're gearing up for several this year, you're probably dreading the dip in your bank account. Well, fear not, because Birdy Grey is here to save the day with each and every one of their beautiful bridesmaid dresses retailing for under $100. We also love this brand because not only do they offer a wide range of chiffon creations from off-the-shoulder numbers to convertible dresses, they also carry the same styles in plus-size and maternity.
If you're not sure what color is going to work best for you, either you or the bride can order a swatch to test before you purchase. Once you've placed your order, expect to receive the shipment within 7 business days.
Calling all bridesmaids on a budget! You shouldn't have to sacrifice style for savings in the bank and Lulus agrees. Designed for the bridesmaid who covets a sexier bridal party look, Lulus offers styles with daring thigh-high slits and plunging necklines and alluring open backs, all for under $100.
Enjoy free shipping but note that if you want to return your dress, you must do so within 10 days.
Dessy boasts an impressive stocklist of bridesmaid dresses in a myriad of styles from notable designers like Jenny Packham, Lela Rose, and Alfred Sung. Pop into one of their many retailers across the country or shop online from their 'Ready to Ship' section packed with Dessy's most popular styles. Take your pick of floor-length structured gowns to glittering mini dresses to gently pleated chiffon styles available in a wide range of colors and sizes from 0 to 24W. Delivery is pretty much lightning-fast and guaranteed to arrive at your door within 1-2 business days and enjoy free returns as well!
Whether you're shopping online or trying on dresses at one of their stores, BHLDN boasts an impressive in-store and online experience. With a curated shop of notable designers like Jenny Yoo, Amsale, and Marchesa Notte, you'll be sure to find a frock that flatters your body type and accommodates your budget. From gowns made of sumptuous velvet fit for a winter wedding to gauzy and flirty mini dresses perfect for a destination wedding, you'll be sure to find a dress for any and all seasons.
To ensure your dress fits perfectly, refer to BHLDN's fit guide that includes a quick 'How to Measure' video or check out some of the helpful reviews left by previous bridesmaids. BHLDN does not offer alterations so head to your local tailor for adjustments. Once you've placed the order, you should expect your shipment within 5-7 business days. If you're not happy with your bridesmaid dress, BHLDN offers a standard 30-days return policy with prepaid shipping–easy peasy!
Browse endless bridesmaid dress options from convertible gowns to allover lace minis from designers like White by Vera Wang, Oleg Cassini, and David's Bridal's namesake collections.
If you're not sure where to start, simply click on the 'Bridesmaids' tab and you'll be brought to a page that breaks it all down for you. Choose from categories like 'Dresses Under $100', 'Plus Size', or 'Sale.' David's Bridal even provides a quiz to help you figure out your bridesmaid style and guides to executing the perfect mismatched look. When you begin browsing, you'll notice that all dresses retail for under $200 and that David's Bridal has some killer sales! The site offers an in-depth measurement guide but if you're still unsure, pop to one of their many locations to get fitted.
Show Me Your Mumu makes blissfully beautiful bridesmaid dresses for the boho and the minimalist bride. Choose from light and airy gowns perfect for gliding down the aisle at a summer wedding. Browse floor-length and body-skimming dresses that flatter any body type and shop slinky slip dresses that scream old Hollywood glamour. With most styles available in 26+ colorways, you'll be sure to find a color that complements every skin tone and wedding vibe.
These dresses are actually really pretty and dare we say it, dresses that you can actually wear again? We think so. With most styles available in 4 different colorways including dainty but modern floral patterns, Reformation is definitely the way to go for the bride who has requested a mismatched bridal party. From long sleeve to strapless to floor-length gowns–these are basic dresses done well.
For U.S. shipments, expect your delivery within 7 days but if you're in a real bind, Reformation also offers speedy overnight shipping. If you're the kind of person who needs to try clothing on in person–we hear you. Check out Reformation's store listings to see if you can pop round to a store near you.
You're probably already familiar with ASOS but perhaps you have yet to browse their gorgeous and affordable bridesmaid collection where you can expect to find dresses that cater to all body types from petite to tall to curvy to maternity. With most styles available for under $150, you won't break the bank and fast and easy shipping ensures you'll receive your dress well before the wedding.
Shopbop is powered by Amazon so you know you'll get your purchase real quick with free shipping and returns. But Shopbop also offers a really easy and aesthetically pleasing shopping experience. For bridesmaids who get to pick out their dress (lucky you!), you can choose from impossibly chic slip dresses to flirty minis to floor-length gowns and shop styles from top designers like Zimmermann, Saloni, and Jonathan Simkhai.
But why stop at the dress? Once you've found the style that's right for you, check-out Shobop's impressive collection of shoes and clutches to secure the perfect bridesmaid look.
Plum Pretty Sugar designs dreamy bridesmaids dresses that can actually be worn again–we swear! If you're headed to a destination wedding, check out their collection of bohemian dresses that can easily be worn down the aisle or over a swimsuit. Choose from dresses in tropical floral patterns or opt for an easy, breezy tunic for a totally carefree look.
If you're a bride reading this, there are also a few little white dresses to check out as well as pretty and non-cheesy getting ready robes for you and your bridal party (hint, hint!). As for bridesmaids in a time crunch, you're in luck! Domestic orders are delivered within 1-3 business with the option to expedite the shipping further. Note that exchanges have to be done within 14 days of delivery.
If you know fashion, then you know Net-a-Porter but for those who don't frequent the site, we'll share why we love it so. To start, you'll find all of the big high-end names here like Givenchy, Chanel, and Gucci but you'll also find reasonably priced brands like Self-Portrait and Faithfull The Brand. Then, for each category, Net-a-Porter helps you filter down to exactly what you're looking for. If you're heading to a black-tie wedding, you can check boxes like 'Gowns', 'Party', 'Maxi', and 'Evening' to reveal your ideal bridesmaid style. Once you've secured the dress, browse around the site for designer bags and shoe options.
When your order is complete, U.S. bridesmaids can expect their purchase to be delivered with 2-3 business days, but if you live in New York City, you may be eligible for same-day delivery(!!).
For those of you who already know and love fashion, you won't need an excuse to purchase your bridesmaid dress from Moda Operandi or all of your wedding weekend outfits for that matter! With dresses broken down into subcategories like evening, cocktail, beach, gowns, and so on, you'll be sure to find styles to suit all of your upcoming weddings either as a bridesmaid or as a guest.
Moda Operandi also gets that the shopper appreciates newness and offers various trunkshows for notable designers such as Johanna Ortiz and Giambattista Valli. For brides, Moda Operandi also boasts an impossibly chic wedding shop with frequent bridal trunkshows, showcasing designers like Vera Wang, Danielle Frankel, and Savannah Miller. While you're browsing, check out Moda Operandi's selection of home and decor accessories and pick up a unique and luxe wedding gift for the happy couple.
Bridesmaids come in all shapes and sizes and with their own personal style so naturally, we love a brand that offers customizable bridesmaid dresses. Fame & Partners offers bridesmaids (and brides!) the opportunity to tailor a dress to their specific body type and style needs. Whether the bride has chosen a dress for you or if you get to pick your own, the customization process is incredibly fast and easy. Simply click on your dress of choice and you'll be presented with options to change the fabric, color, and length of the dress. Depending on what style dress you're working with, you may also have the option to create a deep-V or bra-friendly neckline, add a high slit, and even add or remove ruffles. The best part? Plug in your height for the perfect hem length and you'll avoid a trip to the tailor for pesky alterations. Since you'll want this dress to fit like a glove, make sure you double-check Fame & Partners's helpful measurement guide.
Keep in mind that since these dresses are custom, they may take longer to make so you'll need to plan ahead. If you choose standard delivery, you can expect your dress within 7 weeks. However, if you're in a pinch, they do offer rush shipping with a delivery estimate of 5-7 business days.
Who doesn't want luxury for less? A Rent the Runway membership is a must if you're attending more than one wedding this year. Not only do you avoid dropping beaucoup bucks on a bridesmaid dress or wedding guest dress, you also get to the chance to wear glamorous gowns from popular designers like Jonathan Simkhai and Marchesa Notte. Browse RTR's curated Bridesmaid Shop and rent traditional bridesmaid dresses from Jenny Yoo, Amsale, Watters, and Monique Lhuillier. If you're going the ready-to-wear route, there are countless styles available for the fashion-forward, classic, and minimalist bridesmaid. While Rent the Runway offers one-time rentals where you pay per item, you can also choose to purchase an unlimited membership where you can rent four dresses (or a mix of handbags, jewelry, and clothing) at a time for a flat monthly fee. You can also hold onto the items for as long as you'd like––years if you really wanted to!
Once you've secured your items, both one-time rentals and unlimited membership rentals will be delivered within 2 business days. For those living in NYC, you'll receive your items same day! When you're done with your items, simply place them in the garment bag they came in and slip the prepaid return label into the front of the bag. No need to bother washing any of the items, RTR dry cleans all returns for –– doesn't get better than that! While Rent the Runway offers all of the options you need from bridesmaid dresses to black-tie wedding guest dresses to honeymoon beach coverups, not all of the styles will be available daily, so make sure you plan ahead!
From designers like Brandon Maxwell to Alice + Olivia to Carolina Herrera there are dresses galore available at Saks Fifth Avenue for every season and type of wedding. Bridesmaids who are in a black-tie wedding should browse the formal and eveningwear sections in-store and online to find allover lace floor-length styles or intricately beaded gowns and dramatic maxis. For bridesmaids who are jet setting to a destination wedding, check-out Saks's collection of light and breezy cotton dresses from designers like Staud and Alexis. If you're keeping in theme at a garden wedding, browse flirty floral numbers from Ganni or Caroline Constas.
Before you close out your cart, browse through Saks's infamous offerings of shoes and bags and scoop up the perfect accessories to go with your outfit.
Relatively new to the online retail scene, Verishop offers a straight-forward and highly-curated shopping experience. What we love about Verishop is that they carry brands we know and love like LoveShackFancy, Amur, and Staud but they are also thoughtful about their selections so that there isn't an overwhelming amount of styles and pages to comb through––fashion fatigue is a thing!
To make life easier, Verishop has created a Tastemaker Shop where industry professionals from lifestyle and fashion bloggers to beauty gurus highlight their favorite items on the site.
Amsale offers wedding gowns that are at once timeless and sophisticated so it's no surprise that Amsale's bridesmaid collections are as equally elegant. In Amsale and Nouvelle Amsale's collections, you'll find styles in sumptuous fluid satin, structured bodices, modern necklines, and flattering silhouettes.
If you rather design your own bridesmaid dress––go for it! Amsale X You offers a library of silhouettes, colors, and design details to choose from to create a completely customizable dress that is uniquely you.
Known for her sweet and feminine as well as clean and crisp aesthetic, Jenny Yoo designs bridesmaid dresses that honor the female figure. Her soft and dynamic colorways are perfect for creating a mismatched bridal party as most tones are designed to blend beautifully together. Browse dresses in luxe velvet for winter weddings or delicate spaghetti strap gowns flocked with tiny floral details for a warm-weather wedding. Some styles are only available through Jenny Yoo's retailers but many of the current and popular styles are also available for purchase online.
Watters's 'Ready to Ship' option now gives bridesmaids and brides-to-be the opportunity to purchase their exquisite and size-inclusive styles online. Browse ruffly off-the-shoulder numbers in sage green and burgundy or Grecian-inspired tulle gowns in soft blue and blush. Watters is the perfect choice if you're looking for traditional bridesmaid dresses with an elevated and modern twist.
Bella Bridesmaids boast an impressive collection of bridesmaids designers to choose from. If you're looking for a dazzling number by Jenny Yoo, they have it! If you're searching for a modest dress with long sleeves, they have it! If you're coveting an ultra-chic slip dress from Amsale––Bella Bridesmaids has it! If you prefer to browse options in person, head to one of their 50+ locations across the country, to try on in person, and to get professionally fitted. Note that all dresses are made to order so some dress returns may not be accepted.
When should I order my bridesmaid dresses?
To be safe, we suggest purchasing your bridesmaid dress six months before the wedding date. This will allow time for any shipping delays or alterations.
Can I order swatches if I'm not sure what color will work with my wedding dress?
Absolutely! Many retailers offer the ability to order fabric swatches so that you can test out the color and fabric before you place your order.
How will I know what size I am?
Since you won't be trying on your bridesmaid dress in person, it's very important to know your measurements before you place your order. Many brands offer extensive fit guides and concierge services to help you achieve the perfect fit. Also, make sure to check out any customer reviews to see if certain styles run big or small.
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Contributing writer Sophie Moore is a former fashion editor at Brides and is an expert in all things bridal attire, from couture wedding gowns to the perfect "something blue" accessory. She researches and sources the best fashion items for brides, grooms, wedding guests, bridesmaids, and more.