So you’ve finally found The One (your soul mate and dream wedding gown). Now comes the truly difficult part: the quest for beautiful bridesmaid dresses for your posse of BFFs. As with all tricky sartorial matters, it requires plenty of patience, perseverance, and some creative online shopping. That’s right, brides to be: from elegant evening gowns to playful party frocks, we’ve rounded up the best online stores to shop for bridesmaids’ dresses at every budget.
Can’t decide on a dress that’ll suit all your bridesmaids? Meet Dressabelle’s multi-way wonder: one dress, many colours, and hundred different ways to wear it. Perfect for bridesmaids of varying sizes and with different tastes, this versatile piece can be converted into any style (toga; halter-neck; strapless; the options are endless) and is the answer to every girl's wedding wardrobe woes. An added bonus? It’s absolutely affordable, with prices starting from a mere $36.
Apart from the ubiquitous multi-way dress, Intoxiquette also offers a selection of affordable elegant eveningwear for all occasions – weddings included. Take your pick from full-length diamante-studded gowns to pretty pastel cocktail dresses that won’t break the bank. Prices start from $30.
Forget about your run-of-the-mill dresses: Thread Theory sure knows how to make every bridesmaid look just as good as the bride (or even better). Ethereal and oh so elegant, its collection of fabulous frocks feature timeless designs and exquisite details like beaded necklines, full-length lace sleeves, and dreamy pastel hues. Prices range from $39.90 to $49.90.
The BMD Shop
Ladies, bookmark this site. The BMD Shop may not top the list for its quality but it’s definitely a godsend for brides-to-be on a tight budget. It offers a sprawling selection of chic and cheap bridesmaid dresses in a myriad colours and styles – from elegant maxi gowns to convertible cocktail-length dresses. Prices start from $33.
The British online retailer may be better known for its trendsetting range of crop tops, LBDs, and bodycon dresses but make no mistake, Boohoo is no slouch in the wedding wear department either. Check out its bridesmaid section and you'll be charmed by its collection of wedding-worthy maxi dresses, beaded cocktail dresses, and elegant accessories to complete the look. Prices range from US$30 to US$80 for an embellished evening gown.
As our go-to shopping site for the best fashion finds all year-round, it’s no surprise that Lipsy is a treasure trove of sophisticated sartorial options for budding bridesmaids. Perfect for both upscale weddings and intimate affairs, Lipsy’s bridesmaid collection runs the gamut: from full-length Grecian-style gowns to casual skater dresses, glamorous red carpet-worthy focks, and the oh-so-versatile multi-way dress. Prices range from £75 to £175 for an embellished maxi dress.
Is there anything you can’t find at ASOS? The Wedding Shop has everything you’ll need to sort out your squad: we’re especially enamoured with the site’s selection of pretty bridesmaid dresses in pastel-perfect hues. Bonus: ASOS also offers designs from cult labels such as Needle & Thread, Chi Chi London, and plus-size options that are equally as stylish and pocket-friendly. Prices range from $60 to $500.
Planning a glam wedding with a retro-style twist? Then ModCloth’s your answer. Quirky yet oh so chic, this online shopping gem is perfect for the unconventional bride and her squad of stylish bridesmaids: channel your inner 1940’s femme fatale with ModCloth’s selection of elegant tea-length dresses, prom-style frocks, and lace shift dresses. Prices range from US$75 to US$275.
Need an effortlessly chic party dress that you can wear for years to come? J. Crew’s your answer. When in a sartorial pickle, you can always count on the American label to keep you looking sharp – which is why we’re such big fans. Prepare to be dazzled by its wedding collection: a treasure trove of cocktail dresses and feminine frocks that would look ravishing on every bridesmaid. Prices range from US$389 to US$579.
When it comes to modern romance, few does it better than paper crown by designer and style star Lauren Conrad. Boasting her signature feminine aesthetic, the label offers a collection of simply chic bridesmaid dresses. But don't expect fancy designs or over-the-top embellishments: boasting classic silhouettes in subtle pastel and neutral shades, these pieces are the epitome of understated elegance. Prices range from US$225 to US$325.
BHLDN tops our list for all things wedding-related. So naturally, the online retailer is where you’ll find the dreamiest dresses for your best bridesmaids. The perfect embodiment of vintage flair, BHLDN’s collection ranges from floaty floral-printed dresses to delicate tulle skirts, and exquisite beaded gowns. Just be prepared to want everything. Prices range from US$150 to US$350.