Say YES! to the Bridesmaid Dress

The only thing better than marrying your best friend is having your best girlfriends each in their bridesmaid dress attending you during the wedding. It really is such a magical moment to know your best friends (and family) will stand alongside you as you exchange nuptials.

Bridesmaid Dress Ideas

Complement your style with the perfect bridesmaid dress.

Let’s not forget how much fun and excitement is involved! There are Bridesmaid Proposals and all the incredible pre-wedding beauty photos.

Now let’s talk about the dresses.

We all know how many dresses the bride has to try on before she selects THE perfect gown. But there’s no way to find the perfect bridesmaid dress for each of your BFFs without going to a bridal warehouse like David’s Bridal, right?


You can totally find a stunning bridesmaid gown for your best girlfriends to wear on your wedding day and beyond. We’ve compiled a list of retailers with dresses that area available to purchase now instead of being ordered and waiting six or eight weeks for it to arrive. Or worse – go out of business like Alfred Angelo, leaving brides in a panic.

Rest assured, these stores have dresses to suit your bridal style at a variety of price points. Besides, now you’ll have an excuse to get dressed up for a day of shopping with your besties!

Ann Taylor

Known for her polished-yet-trendy styles, Ann Taylor offers a variety of dress silhouettes in lovely solids and bold prints. Plus, you’re likely to find a style that your bridesmaids would be willing – and able – to wear again and again after your big day.

White House Black Market

Not only does WHBM offer casual dresses for all occasions, but there are also categories like “Wedding Guest Dresses” and “Cocktail Formal” that provide some fabulous options for bridesmaid dresses. Another alternative option would be to have your ladies wear a stylish jumpsuit like this one.

Charming Charlie

Charming Charlie makes shopping oh-so-easy! The entire store is laid out by color and features everything from shoes and handbags to dresses and accessories. If you’re a bride who wants to let bridesmaids choose their own dresses within a certain set of parameters, Charming Charlie is a great place to start. The website even offers the option of shopping by color within specific categories, like dresses.


Imagine everything you love about Charming Charlie, then step it up a couple of notches. That’s Versona. The shop features an array of boutique-style apparel, shoes, accessories, and gifts. Whether your wedding style calls for cocktail attire or bohemian chic, Versona is a fantastic option for alternative bridesmaid dresses.


This luxury department store features an entire line of gowns for brides and bridesmaids, alike. From gauzy ethereal to flowy florals to glitzy glam, Nordstrom offers an unparalleled selection of dresses that will have you giddy with excitement.

Banana Republic

This is another shop known for its sophisticated silhouettes and polished styles. If Banana Republic is your absolute go-to for on-trend style, consider it for your bridesmaid dresses, as well.

Another department store favorite is Belk with all its Southern charm and glory. Belk also features a bridal section that includes bridesmaid dresses on its website and formal gown option inside its stores. It also gets bonus points for offering mother of the bride and mother of the groom options! We’re particularly fond of this sparkly dress that your bridesmaids are sure to love for your indoor or outdoor nuptials!


We’ve always considered H&M as a sort of grown-up version of Forever 21; the styles are typically super trendy, a tad more mature, and of a slightly better quality than F21. They’ve also begun offering options labeled “premium quality” that can be wonderful for your bridesmaids. This is especially true if your wedding has a whimsical feel about it, and your besties can wear adorable dresses like this paired with sparkly ballet flats.

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