No longer is a trip to a bridal store necessary for finding the perfect bridesmaid dress. Hello, online shopping! There are SO many options online to shop for bridal party looks that fit every budget. In today’s blog I’m sharing the top 10 best places to buy bridesmaid dresses online, but first, let’s dive into bridesmaid trends for 2023!
Gone are the days of every bridesmaid wearing the same exact dress on the wedding day.
With a group of friends with varying bodies, styles, and preferences, more couples are opting to give their wedding party a say in what they’re wearing. Finding a dress that looks great on every person in your wedding party AND one they love wearing can feel like an impossible task. Instead, everyone feeling comfortable and confident in what they’re wearing = the best possible outcome!
For 2023 weddings I’m predicting we’ll continue to see a lot more variation in what bridal party members are wearing! For the past couple of years, we’ve seen wedding parties wearing the same color, but everyone’s dress is a different style and fit. Or maybe some wedding parties are wearing a similar dress in different tones or complementary colors. I still love those looks, but in 2023 I predict we’re going to change it up even more.
If you’re wanting to add a little extra to your overall wedding party “look” you can play with different patterns, textures (ruffles, swiss dots, sequins), and fabric types (lace, satin, chiffon). The options are endless for creating a truly unique look for your wedding party!
How do you give your wedding party options for their outfits, while also giving guidelines for choosing looks aligned with your vision?
#1 First, pick a color scheme.
Give your wedding party 2-3 colors to play with and start there! Maybe it’s 2-3 shades of pink or 2-3 earthy colors to choose from. Be sure to stay involved with the communication so you can make sure there is a good mix of all the colors versus only one person in dusty blue and the rest in light grey. There needs to be a mix!
#2 Next, decide on a dress length.
Are they looking for full-length dresses? Cocktail length? Don’t stress over a mix of full-length and midi dresses, those typically blend well together, but everyone needs to be on the same page for hemlines.
#3 Three don’t change up too many things.
The idea of mix and match dresses is fun, but mixing up too many things can create an unorganized look for your wedding party. A general rule of thumb is to only change up one or two things for each dress. Plan out a visual example of what you’re going for using Pinterest or create a vision board through Canva to share with your wedding party! Then everyone can be on the same page!
Bonus Tip: Show Me Your Mumu has an incredible virtual showroom where you can experiment with your wedding party lineup and play with combinations of different dress colors and styles! 100% worth checking out regardless if you order from them or not!
BHLDN is my go-to place for bridesmaid dresses. Their dresses are always of the highest quality and you can trust that BHLDN is up on current trends. I recently got a bridesmaid dress here for a wedding I was in and loved it!
We all know that you don’t end up wearing most bridesmaid dresses again after the wedding. However, Revolve is one online store that truly has options your bridesmaids will wear again! Whether it’s for a dressy social event or as a guest at a future wedding, Revolve has dresses that don’t fit the typical bridesmaid vibe.
Lulu’s is one of my favorite online stores to find bridesmaid dresses for budgets under $100. Lulu’s also has dress options that your bridesmaids could easily wear to another event or wedding in the future. They have a bridesmaid dress category, but also have tons of dresses to choose from under general dresses.
Nordstrom is a great place to browse LOTS of different dress brands and price ranges you might not find otherwise. If you’re going for a more refined and classic bridesmaid style then Nordstrom likely has what you’re looking for! Nordstrom often carries brands that I’m recommending in this list like Reformation and Lulu’s.
#5 Show Me Your Mumu
Show Me Your Mumu was one of the first brands to challenge the idea that all bridesmaids had to wear the same fit and color. Today they’re still a go-to online shop for on-trend bridesmaid styles and for boho weddings. They always have a wide variety of colors and stylish fits for every bridesmaid look. You can shop by color, color palette, or even play with different colors and dress fits in their Showroom!
For a budget-friendly and inclusive brand, ASOS has options for everyone. They have tall, petite, maternity, and plus-size sizing. You’re sure to find a dress for every body type and style at ASOS.
Reformation is a sustainable brand that is up to date on the current colors and styles trending in the wedding world. Reformation offers unique looks, patterns, and colors that would be hard to find anywhere else! If you’re wanting to create a stand-out bridal party then check out Reformation.
# 8Fame & Partners
8Fame & Partners create custom bridesmaid dresses. Say goodbye to ordering a dress online and stressing over if it will actually fit. For every dress, customers also submit certain measurements depending on the style. 8 Fame offers modern styles with a timeless feel, and you can know each bridesmaid will have a dress that best fits their style and body.
# 9 Birdy Grey
Birdy Grey is a newer brand in the bridal party space that has affordable options under $100! They have a wide variety of colors, styles, and inclusive sizing. Be sure to check out their Mix & Match studio page for inspo on planning a mix-and-match look for your bridesmaids. Have a bridesmaid ordering last minute? Birdy Grey has dresses for any color palette that are ready to ship!
# 10 Etsy
For a fully custom bridesmaid dress look, don’t forget about Etsy! You can find unique dress styles on Etsy, plus many shop owners will do custom sizing. Whether you’re looking for dresses with boho vibes or a velvet dress for a winter wedding, Etsy is sure to have options for everyone!
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