Let’s be honest: after finding your dream wedding dress, choosing bridesmaid gowns for your posse of BFFs is probably the next hardest thing. Selecting a dress style that suits different body shapes and tastes – not to mention keeping to a tight wedding budget – can prove to be a pickle. To quicken your hunt, cast your net towards high street stores – they’re troves of wedding-worthy, fashionable finds with a budget-friendly price tag (plus, you’ll have plenty of change left over for accessories). From ultra-feminine floor-skimmers to metallic minis, these high street stores in Singapore have them all…
Home to It-girl outfits and bang-on-trend pieces, Miss Selfridge offers dreamy sartorial confections for all occasions, weddings included. Whatever your wedding theme, the brand’s bounty lineup of dresses suit them all, including knee-length shimmering metallic frocks for swanky dos to boho wrap maxi dresses for rustic ceremonies. Prices range from $30 to $250.
Miss Selfridge, Outlets in Wisma Atria and Orchard Gateway.
Thanks to its hot, up-to-the-minute offerings and modern classics, Warehouse has climbed its way up to the top amongst the fashion-savvy crowd. Despite the trends that come and go, the brand consistently churns out gorgeous dresses to take you from the boardroom to the bar. Don’t be afraid to peek into the prom section; that’s where you’ll find Gatsby-esque embellished dresses, luminous long ensembles and gold-speckled short frocks.
Warehouse, outlets in Ion Orchard, VivoCity and Raffles City.
Throwing a glam wedding? Deck your best girls out in gold, glitter (and all that shimmers) with BCBGMAXAZRIA’s gowns. From party-ready sequin shifts in the cocktail section to delicate floor-length floral lace gowns, the American fashion powerhouse offers très sophisticated designs – but with a heftier, veering-on-high-end price tag. If you’re looking for a way to thank the sister from another mister who’s always been there for you, this is a budget you won’t feel bad for blowing.
BCBGMAXAZRIA, Outlets at Ion Orchard and Paragon.
We know, we know… Forever 21 may not top the list for its quality, but hear us out – especially if you’re on a budget. The American fast-fashion chain has a sprawling selection of dresses in loads of styles, sizes and colours. We can’t dispute that the brand is always spot on with its trendy offerings, so if you’re looking for stylish bridesmaid dresses without breaking the bank, this is the place to hit up.
Forever 21, outlets in VivoCity, Ion Orchard and 313 Somerset.
London-based Karen Millen offers show-stopping dresses in different styles and details – think classic floor-length gowns, cut-out slinky ensembles and frothy floral frocks. If you’re looking for dressier ones, check back on the store’s evening glamour section.
Karen Millen, Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, The Orchard Residences, Singapore 238801.
Home of the outrageously sexy party bodycon, you’d probably never have guessed that you could find an elegant bridesmaid gown here. The American high street band offers an array of wedding-appropriate garb, including striking, printed Marciano slinky numbers, and sweet floral dresses for garden-themed weddings.
River Island, Zalora
If ordering online from an overseas retailer makes you slightly nervous, look up Zalora, a mega marketplace crammed with high-street labels and cult brands unavailable for shipping to Singapore (or have criminally high delivery fees). Rejoice if you mourned the closing of River Island – one of our fave high street brands in Singapore – for it’s available online at Zalora! Choose from lightweight, summery maxis, understated, neutral-toned cami dresses and ‘60s-inspired sultry midis. Of course, the wallet-preserving prices don’t hurt either.
Riverisland at Zalora.
Once the go-to for dependable officewear, this high street brand has reinvented itself as part of the cool crew in recent years – the evidence is in its advertising campaigns featuring the likes of Cara and Kate Moss. It's now a haven of fashion-forward prints, opulent fabrics and high-quality cuts. Thanks to its chic catwalk copies, you can now dress your BFFs in luxe looks for less. The store stocks a good range of wedding party dresses, ranging from modern, floor-length sequinned dresses to tea-length metallic dresses.
Mango, Various outlets in Orchard, City Hall and Jurong.
Fashion-forward brides, we bet you already knew this one. If your wardrobe resembles a shrine to Zara, we see no reason why this staple for structured blazers, gorgeous printed pencil skirts and cosy t-shirts shouldn’t be a great place to hunt for your bridesmaid dresses. Depending on the season, the store’s riveting mix features trendier chiffon maxis, ladylike frocks and floaty spring dresses that cry out to be paired with boho floral garlands.
ZARA, Outlets in Orchard, VivoCity and City Hall.
This severely-underrated British high-street brand stocks an exciting array of stylish basics and trendy 'third pieces' that takes outfits to the next level. Its occasion collection features a wide range of styles for the most important girls of your life like chiffon maxis and lace numbers with embellished necklines.
New Look, outlets in 313 Somerset and City Link Mall.