So you've made plans for a relaxed, casual get-together for your rehearsal dinner and are looking forward to laid-back fun with friends and family before the big day. Now it's time to seek out the right ensemble for the occasion! You'll need the perfect mix of casual and chic, and these Seattle-area stores are precisely where you'll find it.
This Ballard Avenue boutique is chock-full of trendy threads with a definitive Western flair (hence the name Horseshoe). However, the inventory is far from costumey. Horshoe's pieces are contemporary, stylish, and a whole lot of fun. Favorites include girly rompers from Tart and Rails, and funky ikat frocks by The Odells. If a rehearsal dinner barbecue is on your agenda, this is the boutique to seek out.
Fashionista brides-to-be will find themselves head over heels for the treasures at Totokaelo. This impeccably curated boutique is a mecca of cool-girl designs by Rachel Comey, Mansur Gavriel, and Acne to name a few. Plus, it only has retail stores in Seattle and New York, so you know their inventory is of insider-level status. Brides holding rehearsal dinners at the hottest restaurant in town will feel on top of their game with chic finds from Totokaelo.
Canadian retailer Aritzia has gained a cult following among the fashion-conscious around the world. They focus on a pared-down aesthetic that's still feminine, charming and edgy all at the same time. Expect to find flowy dresses in breezy cottons and silks, as well as sleek separates you can easily mix and match for your wedding events and beyond.
For the retro-leaning bride-to-be, a quick jaunt through Anthropologie rarely disappoints. You'll find boldly patterned dresses, breezy blouses, and boho-style maxis. While you're there, don't forget to browse Anthro's jewelry section for fun, affordable baubles to complement your special look. Read real brides' reviews here!
We're in love with Mercer's blend of casual and dressy pieces that are flattering and forward-thinking. A trip to this University Village boutique will yield a variety of outfit options from relaxed jeans and tees for a sunset picnic with the wedding party to polished frocks for an elegant evening out with your closest family and friends.