Where to Find the Best Bridesmaid Dresses in the UK

January 31, 2020

Wedding Ideas & Inspiration

In all of my years working in the wedding industry, there’s one topic that I am by FAR most commonly asked about. That’s right, today we’re talking bridesmaid dresses.

I get it, girls! Finding bridesmaid dresses in the UK is tough.

First you’ve got the style. And when you’ve got a bunch of your besties that are varying sizes and shapes (maybe someone’s even got a bump to accommodate!) it’s difficult to find a style that will suit everyone.

Then there’s the colour. Does it match your colour scheme for the day? Does it suit all of the girls?

As well as all of these factors, there’s the price to consider. The cost of bridesmaid dresses can vary hugely and it’s a lot for you or your bridesmaids to spend on a dress they’ll likely wear once.

Girls, I HEAR YA! And I’m hear to help you with today’s post.

Nowadays, bridesmaid dress stockists are listening to us and making it easier than ever to get hold of beautiful gowns. With most online stores offering speedy delivery (and often free returns) it’s super convenient to order your girls their dresses and exchange them for an alternative size or style if it’s not quite right.

In this post you’ll find a HUGE selection of designers, ranging from high street to designer and everything in between. So gather your girls together, grab a cuppa (or better still, a glass of bubbles) and get stuck in!

ASOS

ASOS quickly became one of the go-to places to look for bridesmaid dresses in the UK, and it’s easy to see why. With vast collections including petite, plus size, maternity and tall, they make it easier than ever to ensure that all of your girls are catered for.

TH & TH

TH&TH are a relatively new, British company that design elegant, contemporary bridesmaid dresses which can be shipped worldwide. Although their collection is fairly concise, you will find something to please even the pickiest of bridesmaids and their easy to view colour options make these perfect for your girls to mix and match.

Watters

Watters are bridal designers who also have a gorgeous range of beautiful quality bridesmaid dresses. Ranging from contemporary to classic and everything in between, you can guarantee that you’ll find something all your girls adore. Watters bridesmaid dresses are available only from retailers.

Debenhams

Debenhams have been a go-to destination for bridesmaid dresses in the UK for years, with a wide variety of brands and styles available at affordable price points, and speedy delivery options if you’re running last minute!

Dessy

The Dessy Group have paved the way for bridesmaid dresses for years and, with exclusive collections from the likes of Jenny Packham, it’s a great port of call to show your bridesmaids a wide selection of styles. Dessy gowns are available exclusively from stockists, which can be found on their website.

Next

I was so pleasantly surprised by the wide variety of bridesmaid dresses available online with Next. Featuring extensive collections from Lispy, Oasis and many other brands, you’ll be sure to find something you and your girls love.

Rewritten

Perfect for the modern bride, Rewritten are British designers specialising in contemporary bridesmaid dresses that are designed to be worn again and again. With a selection of super-chic dresses, jumpsuits and separates in an array of colours, these will be loved by both your bridesmaids AND the planet. Win, win!

Monsoon

Monsoon have an great selection of beautifully classic bridesmaid dresses, many of which are available in-store as well as online. Specialising in embellished, beaded gowns at affordable price points – your girls will love them just as much as you do!

Chi Chi London

Chi Chi London is an online retailer that specialise in fashion-forward styles at affordable prices. With free shipping and returns on orders over £100, this is a great option if you are wanting your bridesmaids to try on a couple of styles before deciding on ‘the one’.

Jenny Yoo

Elegant yet contemporary, Jenny Yoo have a stunning collection of bridesmaid dresses. From light chiffons to statement velvet gowns, their fabric range is incredible and you’ll find something to suit every member of your bride squad! Some styles are available online, with their full collection available from their retailers.

Jarlo

If Jarlo aren’t already on your bridesmaid dress radar – they probably should be! Offering a gorgeous selection of stylish bridesmaid dresses available with speedy, worldwide delivery, you’ll feel spoilt for choice once you start browsing the gowns they have available.

Maids To Measure

Maids to Measure bridesmaid dresses are available both online and from retailers in the UK. Their designs are beautifully ethereal and feature a range of different styles and colours to suit all of your girls.

And a few top tips for finding the perfect bridesmaid dresses:

  1. Be open to your girls’ ideas… Remember, it’s them who have to actually wear it! Of course, you must also LOVE the gown they go for, but making sure your girls feel comfortable should be a priority.
  2. Consider Mixing & Matching… Mix & Match bridesmaid dresses are no new concept, so you’ll find TONNES of inspo on how to pull this off. Stick to matching tones that suit the rest of the wedding, and let your ‘maids choose a style that reflects them.
  3. Find your dress first… It’s important that you match your bridesmaid dresses to your dress, NOT the other way around.
  4. Fit is everything… Regardless of whether you spend £60 or £600 on a bridesmaid dress, it’s SO important that the fit is spot on. Visit a seamstress roughly 8 weeks before the wedding (just remember your bridesmaid shoes!) and make sure that the bodice fits perfectly and the hem is the perfect length.
  5. Give them a steam the day before… Make sure the gowns are all good to go the night before the wedding to avoid any last-minute panic on the day. Your wedding planner will be able to help you steam your dresses if you’re nervous to do this yourself!

For more information on my wedding planning services, visit the Rachel Dalton Weddings website.

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