Shopping for Bridesmaids Dresses

Top tips on where to shop when it comes to finding prefect dresses for your bridesmaids to wear

Top tips when it comes to shopping for bridesmaid dresses

Shopping for Bridesmaids Dresses 

Finding dresses to suit and satisfy all of your bridesmaids may not be the easiest of tasks on your wedding to-do list, but hopefully the below ideas should help you share and inspire your best girls when it comes to finding perfect bridesmaid dresses for them to wear on your big day. 

Visit your Local High Street

You may find bridesmaids dresses closer to home than you think. Below are a list of high street shops that stock collections of bridesmaids dresses. If the shop doesn't stock all of the sizes you need, you may be able to order them directly to you home or back to the store with ease. 

Debenhams

Find a collection of bridesmaids dresses from high street and designer brands filled with covetable colours and flattering fits, at Debenham. 

Monsoon 

Monsoon has always produced rather exquisite bridesmaids dresses from their wedding line. All exclusively designed, you’ll find plenty of variety for your favourite girls (and flower girls) via Monsoon's stylish fashion collection. 

Coast 

Coast offer a wide selection of long and short formal dress styles and designs to choose from; your bridesmaids may be able to wear their dresses over and over again in the future if you choose right.

House of Fraser 

House of Fraser offer modern and traditional bridesmaid dress options, available in a rainbow of colours both on and offline; from Grecian gowns to maxi-dresses and various prom styles. 

Marks & Spencer

Mark and Spencer offer a wide range of bridesmaids dress styles, from shorter, playful dresses to elegant longer gowns. Shop as a group but consider getting dresses delivered to home, as you'll easily be able to return them to a larger store, or via post, if they don't work for everyone. M&S also have a great shoe department, so you may be able to mix and match with shoes, underwear and accessories all under one roof. 

Next

The Next occasion wear line has a vast range of elegant dresses that can be suitable for bridesmaids and flower girls. 

Browse Online 

Various directory style wedding planning websites will offer bridesmaid dress inspiration via galleries or even a directory. You may also find inspiration for your bridesmaids dresses by browsing real wedding stories online. 

Wedding Magazines 

Wedding magazine are usually full of wedding inspiration; from wedding venue advice to wedding dresses, wedding decor, honeymoons and of course, bridesmaids dresses. 

Social Media 

Whether it be Pinterest or Insagram, you'll be sure to find dozens of inspirational ideas when it comes to searching for bridesmaid dress ideas on social media. Share ideas with your best girls and screenshot your favourite ideas to save in your own phone gallery for later. 

Wedding Shows

Big wedding shows, such as the National Wedding Show, will have dedicated designers attend, along with having dresses featured on the catwalk to give you ideas for your own special day. Take note of any particular designers you love and don't forget to think about flower girl and pageboy outfits at the same time, if you plan on having them included in your wedding ceremony. 

Designer Bridesmaid Boutiques 

Some brands dedicate themselves to producing bridesmaids dresses only, such as Dessy. Specialist bridesmaid websites will provide you with image galleries so that you can choose your favourite styles and colours, but will then show you a list of stockists local to you. The stockist may be part of a full bridalwear shop, or they may have a boutique shop fo your to visit, nearby. Don't assume that you can just show up though. Check to see if you need to book an appointment to visit the boutique before you start making any plans.