Where to Find the Best Bridesmaid Dresses in the UK

January 31, 2020

Wedding Planning Tips

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

I get it! 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, it’s difficult to find a style that will suit everyone.

Then you’ll need to decide on a colour. What colour would compliment the rest of your wedding day styling? Does it suit all of the girls? Should you go for mismatched bridesmaid dresses or would you like everyone to wear the same gown?

As well as all of these factors, there’s the price to consider. Regardless of whether it’s you or your bridesmaids that will be paying for their dresses, it’s important that you agree on a budget – and remember to factor in shoes, jewellery and accessories.

Finding the best bridesmaids dresses can be a lengthy task on the wedding planning to-do list BUT I’m here to help with this post! Nowadays, bridesmaid dress stockists make 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.

Below you’ll find a huge selection of bridesmaid dress designers, ranging from high street to designer and everything in between. So gather your girls together and get stuck in!

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ASOS

ASOS has quickly become 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 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 an extensive range of beautiful 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 exclusively via their stockists.

Dessy

The Dessy Group have paved the way for bridesmaid dresses for years and their collections feature a wide array of designs – including junior bridesmaid and flower girl outfits. Dessy gowns are available exclusively from stockists, which can be found on their website.

Next

Next is a great place to look for a wide variety of bridesmaid dresses online. Featuring extensive collections from Lispy, Oasis and many other brands, you’ll be sure to find something you and your girls love. Speedy delivery options and easy returns also make Next a great choice for any last minute brides to be!

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 made to order range available from their retailers.

Jarlo

Jarlo are specialists in occasion wear offering a huge selection of glamorous bridesmaid gowns. Their selection of stylish bridesmaid dresses are available with speedy, worldwide delivery, and 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 throughout the UK. Their designs are beautifully ethereal and feature a range of different styles and colours which even the pickiest of bridesmaids will love!

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

  1. Be open minded… Remember, it’s your bridesmaids who have to actually wear the dress! Of course, it’s important that you like the gown they go for, but making sure your girls feel comfortable should be a priority.
  2. Consider mixing & matching… Mismatched bridesmaid dresses are no new concept, so you’ll find plenty of ideas 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 their personal tastes.
  3. Find your wedding 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 and ensure that their dress fits perfectly.
  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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