The 12 best places to shop for bridesmaid dresses for every style and season

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Lifestyle collage of bridal gowns from BHLDN, Fame and Partners, and Revolve Gown
  • 63% of Americans either postponed or canceled their weddings because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • But now that these weddings are getting rescheduled, it’s time to think about bridesmaid dresses.
  • Brands like Anthropologie and Lulu’s have cute options that will appeal to all of your bridesmaids.

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Though 2020 was the year of wedding and event cancellations, a post-COVID world where we can gather with loved ones is closer than it’s been in 18 months. Why not make a mark during your first wedding post-COVID by wearing a great dress for the occasion?

There’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to bridesmaid styles – whether you want a gown, mini dress, short dress, or even a dress with a huge slit, there’s something out there for everyone. We scoured the internet to find the absolute best places according to fit, price, and color for your bridal party. We included brands that prioritize inclusive sizing, as we believe having a range of sizes for all body types is just as important as having a range of styles.

Here are the 12 best retailers to shop for a bridesmaid dress online

BHLDN

three feminine people wearing green silky dresses

Brought to you by the creators of Anthropologie, BHLDN offers dreamy and chic dresses in a variety of styles. 

BHLDN is known for its elegant bridesmaid dresses in pastel colors. However, if you’re looking for something different, the store also just released a new limited edition line with Free People, exclusively offering flowy long maxi dress type bridesmaid dresses. You can live your bohemian dreams with these unique dress options, all for under $400. 

What to buy:

Cali Satin Charmeuse Midi Dress (small)Siena Dress (small)Hudson Satin Charmeuse Dress (small)Robinne Dress (small)
Reformation

Reformation Bridesmaid Dress

Reformation offers some of the most romatic bridesmaid dresses in a variety of colors — bold colors in addition to the classics.

Reformation’s bridal shop specializes in sustainable dresses for every type of wedding —outdoor, casual and formal. In addition, once you choose your dream dress you don’t have to look far for accessories. You can mix and match your outfit with cute kitten heels or some sexy croc mules

Pro tip: Many styles are selling out very quickly, but also don’t take long to restock (especially the best-selling ones). Be sure to add yourself to the waitlist for your size and style to know when you can add to cart. 

What to buy:

Ingrid Dress (small)Emersyn Dress (small)Celestia Dress (small)Winslow Dress Es (small)
Revolve

Feminine person wearing a long red dress

If you plan on going the non-traditional route, Revolve has the sexiest and over-the-top options. 

With plunging v-necks, flirty slits, and silky textures, Revolve doesn’t disappoint. Its online wedding shop not only offers bridesmaid dresses, but also dresses and accessories for the bride and wedding guest as well. Not to mention, they are extremely affordable, with most under $250. 

What to buy: 

x REVOLVE V Neck Rectangle Gown (small)Reception Dress (small)X REVOLVE Pippa Dress (small)Wrap Dolman Ruched Dress (small)
Rent the Runway

Feminine woman wearing a lacy blue dress and heels

Instead of dropping hundreds on a dress, wear your favorite designer for more than half the price. 

If you’re only planning on wearing your dress once and never again, perhaps renting is the best option. Rent the Runway carries big designer names in a variety of dress styles, lengths and colors. For example, a $310 Monique Lhuillier dress is only $40-$55 to rent. In addition, Rent the Runway offers a concierge service specifically for brides and their maids. The service starts at $159, and includes a designer dress, accessory, and a virtual styling expert with a wedding expert.

What to buy:

Blush Riley Gown (small)Lace Puff Sleeve Dress (small)Royal Blue Ruffle Gown (small)
Birdy Grey

Feminine woman wearing a Birdy Grey gown

At Birdy Grey every bridesmaid dress is under $100. 

If you’re a bridesmaid on a budget, Birdy Grey is the way to go. Not only are the dresses affordable, there are so many options fit for any wedding palette. This brand is best known for its inclusive sizing (offering a special “Curvy Collection) and speedy deliveries. Plus, for the picky bride that wants to match colors to a tee, they’ll mail you swatches for free to mix and match. 

What to buy: 

Jane Convertible Dress (small)Shamin Crepe Dress (small)Jules Dress (small)Spence Convertible Dress Curve (small)
Show me Your Mumu

Feminine person wearing a silky white dress with heels

Show Me Your Mumu has an online showroom page, where you can make a virtual lineup of your bridal party.

The Show Me Your Mumu wedding section is a one-stop shop for brides and bridesmaids. The online showroom lets you add styles you like and see what your bridesmaids will look like in them. You can also assign specific dresses to your bridesmaids and track their purchases through the site. This year, the brand added three plus size options to its collection of bridesmaid dresses: 1x, 2x, 3x. Show Me Your Mumu’s gowns are also made with wrinkle-proof fabrics. 

What to buy:

Verona Cowl Dress (small)Faith Maxi Dress (small)Gala Gown (small)Samantha Ruffle Wrap Dress (small)
Fame and Partners

Feminine woman wearing a silky tan dress with heels

Every item from Fame and Partners is designed with a zero-waste sustainable manufacturing platform.

Fame and Partners is a contemporary collection of “made-to-order essentials for the modern woman.” There are no sizes — each dress is ordered through custom measurements, so you’ll always get the perfect fit. You can shop by starting with a base design, shop by color, and customize as you go. Fame and Partners aims to change the fashion and wedding industry by using advanced production techniques to eliminate overproduction and create a future that doesn’t harm the environment. 

What to buy: 

Plunging Back Gown (small)The Lou Dress (small)Open Back Column Dress (small)
ASOS

Two feminine women wearing long gowns and holding bouquets of flowers

ASOS has options for petite, tall and plus sizes.

ASOS isn’t just a trendy fast-fashion chain, it also has a huge selection of bridal fashion, including bridesmaid dresses. The elegant shades combined with the soft satins leave a touch of fun in the formal. You can shop by sleeve length, dress length, and neckline. The ASOS Design Collection even features long sleeve dresses for winter weddings.

What to buy:

Cami Pleated Tulle Maxi Dress in Rose (small)Floral Embellished Cape Back Maxi Dress in Blush (small)Satin Cami Maxi Dress with Drape Detail in Pink (small)Bridesmaid Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress with Satin Trim Detail and Wrap Skirt (small)
Grace Loves Lace

Two feminine people wearing silky Grace Loves Lace dresses

Grace Loves Lace is the most popular wedding dress brand on Pinterest.

It wouldn’t be surprising if most of your wedding inspiration pins came from Grace Loves Lace. In addition to their iconic wedding dresses, the Australian brand also has a line of stunning silky satin bridesmaid dresses. While all the dresses are satin, you can choose from different silhouettes and colors. 

What to buy:

Ida Eco Black (small)Dakota Eco Olive (small)Silky Satin Midi Dusk (small)High Neck Shift Dress (small)
Azazie

Feminine woman wearing a maroon gown with heels

Azazie has a try-at-home program that allows customers to pick up three dresses to try at home. 

In addition to offering hundreds of different styles, colors, and silhouettes of bridesmaid dresses. Azazie also believes in giving back and being sustainable — every dress that is returned is either added to its at-home try-on program, or donated to Princess Project, a non-profit that gives prom dresses to young women who can’t afford them. While you can purchase between sizes 0-30, the retailer also has the option of custom designing your wedding or bridesmaid dress according to your exact measurements. 

What to buy:

Kora (small)Everleigh (small)Gianetta (small)
Lulu’s

Feminine woman wearing a long bridesmaid dress

Lulu’s has one of the most extensive bridesmaid options available without breaking the bank.

Lulu’s is the best choice if you and your bridesmaids want to match in color, length and dress style. The retailer stocks elegant dresses in all ranges of pastel colors, perfect for the more classic bridal party. In addition, every option is extremely affordable, and many are available in extended sizing. 

What to buy:

Dance the Night Away Rusty Rose Backless Maxi Dress (small)Meteoric Rise Rusty Rose Maxi Dress (small)Tricks of the Trade Blush Pink Maxi Dress (small)Aveline Burgundy Off-the-Shoulder Maxi Dress (small)
Eloquii

Feminine person wearing a cream-colored dress with heels

Eloquii provides brides and wedding guests with unique and high quality dresses for sizes 14+.

Eloquii offers a huge inventory of plus size clothing including bridal party attire. Whether it’s a strap maxi dress, or a romantic chambray dress, these dresses are versatile enough to re-wear to any events you’ve got going on this summer. Elloquii recently partnered with designer bridal company Ella & Oak to provide bridal “pop-ins” to redefine the plus size wedding industry.

Whether it’s an engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette or summer party, Elloquii has the most affordable options at 70% off regular prices. 

What to buy:

Tie Strap Tiered Maxi Dress (small)Smocked Bodice Chambray Dress (small)The Nabela Dress (small)

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