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5 Places to Shop for Insanely Cool Bridesmaid Dresses

June 20, 2018

The era of ruffled, garish bridesmaid dresses is thankfully O-V-E-R, but even still, the selection at your local bridal boutique might leave something to be desired for the ultra-chic, nontraditional bridesmaid. If you’ve done a quick web search, you already know that a few of your favorite retailers like ModCloth and ASOS have added wedding categories to their online shops (yay!) and of course, BHLDN remains a beautiful option for modern brides and bridesmaids. While these are great alternatives to the traditional brick-and-mortar selection, you might be holding out for a truly unique, high-quality garment—one that you might actually wear twice! If you’re nodding your head YES, then check out our top five picks for places to buy super-cool bridesmaid dresses!


cool bridesmaid dresses

cool bridesmaid dresses

#1 | The Reformation

Sexy chic is the name of the game at one of our favorite places to shop this year, Reformation. If dangerously high leg slits and J.Lo-approved necklines are your jam, look no further. Here you will find an abundance of maxi gowns in flattering cuts, romantic textures and seductive color palettes.

Bonus points: Reformation manufactures their garments using eco-friendly, sustainable practices and lists the total amount of waste and water used to manufacture each garment directly on their website. Gotta love environmentally friendly fashion!


cool bridesmaid dresses

cool bridesmaid dresses

#2 |  & Other Stories

Looking for a garment with a retro glam vibe? European H&M sister company & Other Stories has you covered. Here you will find elevated versions of seriously 80s shapes and patterns tailored to a young, trendy clientele. If you dig an androgynous look as much as we do, we think a velvet jumpsuit would be a particularly dope choice for your glam winter wedding.


cool bridesmaid dresses

cool bridesmaid dresses

#3 | For Love & Lemons

We’re definitely in Virgin Suicides territory at For Love & Lemons and we freakin’ dig it—like chicks dig peach schnapps. Here you will find 70s-inspired lace, frills and florals that would perfectly suit an understated summer wedding with an edge. Pair one of these frocks with a flower crown and make Sofia Coppola proud! 


cool bridesmaid dresses

chic bridesmaid dresses


#4 | Genuine People

We just can’t resist a modern, avant-garde shape with texture to die for! Swing by Genuine People to check out a minimal-yet-bold dress collection spotted with some truly unique designs like this super-chic, textural, two-toned garment. Also, if you’re in the market for some chic workplace dresses and separates, GP has your back!




#5 | BNKR

Number five on the list is for the more flamboyant Betsey-Johnson type. If you adore bright color and fun patterns, then BNKR (pronounced “bunker”) is the place for you! One of these wildly fun designs would be a fantastic choice for a destination wedding in a colorful, warm climate. And if you’re a bride-to-be looking for colorful, sun-soaked wedding ideas, check out our post on Prismatic Desert Chic: Southwest Wedding Inspiration in West Texas for tons of white-hot inspo.

(P.S. BNKR is also a great hotspot for elevated, simple classics. This site does it all!)

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