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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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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