Each of us has a reliable label that we always reach for when we want to look good on a special occasion.
However, wedding season is an opportunity to try something new, because attending multiple weddings in a short period of time can require more than one outfit. Shopping for wedding-appropriate clothing may sound like a chore, but it’s a great opportunity to experiment with designers you might not have otherwise tried.
To help you find what you are looking for, we have compiled a list of the best wedding apparel stores. Some are familiar and popular names in the industry, while others may be new and exciting discoveries. Whatever your taste and budget, we are sure this list has something for you.
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Find dresses in all lengths, from mini to maxi, at Nordstrom. You can further filter the selection by occasion (casual, cocktail or formal), size and color. And because Nordstrom offers so much more than dresses, you can also store there for complementary shoes and accessories.
The nice thing is that Nordstrom has one of the best return policies if the dresses you order don’t fit. According to a former employee, the store accepts almost any return imaginable.
Lulus makes it easy to find the perfect dress for your wedding. The bridal boutique features silhouettes sorted by type. The store offers LBDs, midi dresses, maxi dresses, off-the-shoulder dresses, sleeveless dresses and dresses with long sleeves for wedding guests.
You can’t decide which one you want, can you? You can refine your search by size, color, neckline, sleeve length, dress length, price and more instead of searching by categories.
Eloquii is a wonderful online shop to visit if you are looking for plus size wedding guest outfits. The popular shop carries a wide range of plus size dresses, both formal and informal. You can even find a jumpsuit suitable for a night out on the town, if that’s more your style.
4. Rent the Runway
Want to shine in a wedding dress without breaking the bank? Try Rent the Runway. This service lets you rent high-quality gowns without spending a fortune. You can get started in seconds by entering the location, size and expected rental (and return) date you want. You can rent for four to eight days, and that’s just between us.
Bohemian-inspired essentials can be found at Anthropologie. The brand’s range of dresses for wedding guests is so popular that they often sell out.
However, choosing the ideal dress from the hundreds offered is simplified. Sort by size, color, sleeve length, dress length, price, brand, neckline and occasion. If you already know what you want, you can easily find out if Anthropologie carries it.
Macy’s has a wide selection of dresses for every occasion. The thousands of dresses can be easily sorted by your requirements for size, length of dress, sleeve length, brand, color and price. You can browse the selection of over 800 dresses for wedding guests, or you can jump directly to this section if you want to be convenient.
Anthropologie’s bridal department, BHLDN, is a fantastic resource for finding elegant dresses suitable for wedding guests.
Since it is primarily a bridal fashion shop, many of the styles that would be ideal for guests to wear to a wedding are also those of bridesmaids. The dresses, on the other hand, are modern, fashionable and very easy to wear. They can be worn by the wedding party or guests.
Dillard’s offers a wide selection of wedding gowns, including dresses for plus size, petite and pregnant women.
Cocktail dresses, maxi dresses, formal dresses and evening gowns are just a few of the categories available to you. Like Nordstrom, Dillard’s offers more than just clothing, so you are likely to find the accessories you want there, too.
10. Lilly Pulitzer
Lilly Pulitzer is a great place to select a dress for a casual wedding or a seaside wedding. In addition to distinctive colorful designs, Lilly also offers a selection of solid color dresses in sizes from small to large.
You can narrow your search by selecting a specific silhouette, such as shift, A-line, fit-and-flare, fitted, straight, swing, maxi or set, rather than browsing the entire selection. In addition to clothing, the label also offers shoes and accessories.
Are you invited to a wedding where there is a cocktail hour? Your best choice when looking for a dress for a wedding is ASOS. Style, sleeve length, type of dress, and neckline are all filterable options. You can also choose only ethically produced dresses.
Most of the dresses sold in this store are suitable for cocktails and semi-formal occasions. The good thing is that you can choose a dress that you can wear again and again.
12. David’s Bridal
Looking for a dress for a wedding that requires more formal attire? No matter how formal the event, David’s Bridal has a dress to fit the bill in its extensive selection. There are dresses for wedding guests, but you can also rent something from the bridesmaid collection. Many of the shapes are also suitable for visitors.
Dresses at David’s Bridal can be sorted not only by price, style and size, but also by fabric, which is just one of the many ways the store excels. You can eliminate the polyester portion if it bothers you. Incredible, is not it?
13. Free People
When it comes to casual weddings and other gatherings, Free People is another fantastic shopping option. Although there is a wide selection of casual dresses, it is better if you look in the party selection.
Dresses are best for wedding as they are both casual and elegant. Always remember that Free People fashion is so popular and trendy that it is often sold out. Prepare in advance if you want to shop here.
14. ASTR The Label
ASTR In preparation for the upcoming spring and summer wedding season, The Label has just released its spring wedding collection.
The collection features 19 different silhouettes in lengths ranging from small to maxi and is available in a total of 23 different colours and designs. In addition, most of the pieces in the collection are very affordable, with prices ranging from $84 to $198.
Reformation is known among Millennials and Generation Z as one of the first truly sustainable clothing lines. Their designs are always cutting edge, making them the go-to for any fashionista. Plus, you can store with a clear conscience knowing that the company cares about ethical and eco-friendly business practices.
Toward is the first upscale retail platform dedicated exclusively to ethical and sustainable fashion labels. They have stunning outfits fit for a tropical vacation wedding and sell everything from Vivienne Westwood to Ganni.
17. Dia & Co.
Remember Dia & Co. for modern, elegant cocktail dresses and special occasion dresses. The fashionable dresses of the online store, which accepts all sizes, fit a variety of figures.
Revolve is always ahead of the curve when it comes to special occasion fashion, with hundreds of new arrivals every day. The web shop offers affordable brands like Bardot and BCBGeneration as well as more luxurious names like Retrofête and Sau Lee.
Tobi, headquartered in Los Angeles, is a fast-fashion shop known for its chic and affordable evening dresses. The brand’s attention to current trends and emphasis on creating young looks are both Los Angeles products.
Zara is the place to go if you’re looking for affordable, trendy clothing. Zara offers affordable solutions for every fashion taste imaginable, from flowing sheath dresses to glittery mini dresses.