Being a bride has gotten so much easier — at least the getting dressed part of things. A plethora of bridal shopping sites have popped up in the last few years, making the search for the perfect dress not just for you but for your bridesmaids and mom much more thorough. We're very excited to shop the brand-new bridal section from our sister site ShopStyle, which launched today and is devoted to all things bridal. With that in mind, we've put together a list of our top go-tos when it comes to shopping for the bride.
May 23 2011
ShopStyle Bridal: The newly launched section of ShopStyle has a wide array of gowns, shoes, accessories, and jewelry at all price points. You can select favorites and create "looks" based on what you love.
BHLDN: It's the bohemian vibe of Anthropologie, reimagined for the bride. The sister site to Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie is totally focused on the wedding, with everything from wedding gowns to cake toppers, and the site is a boon for the bride craving a feminine, homemade feel.
J. Crew: J. Crew pioneered the wedding ecommerce site, and it's still one of the best. We love its easy, classic dresses, many of them affordable, and the bridesmaids dresses are ones your friends will be proud to wear.
Net-a-Porter: For the luxury girl, this site is tops. From exclusive Jason Wu wedding gowns to the most insane pair of Swarovski crystal-encrusted Brian Atwood shoes, the bridal options are high-design, and to go with it, high-priced.
White House Black Market: It's natural that the brand known for black and white clothing would zero in on the white dress. Think urban sophistication meets an under-$500 price point.
Ann Taylor: Ann Taylor's classic polish now extends into the bridal category, with a ton of pretty, feminine options — including petite sizes — at affordable price points.
The Limited: We always thought of The Limited for affordable work separates, but it's come out with a wedding category filled with pretty dresses — many under $300 — and a slew of bridesmaids dresses and accessories that won't even come close to breaking your bank.