11 Top Places to Buy Bridesmaid Dresses Online

These retailers offer a variety of styles, fabrics, colors and price points your gals will love.
by Lauren Levy
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Danielle Bennink

Although there's nothing better than celebrating your impending nuptials with your favorite ladies, there's definitely one area that can be stressful for both bridesmaids and the bride-to-be: shopping for bridesmaid dresses. For the bride, there's pressure of making your bridal party vision a reality while taking into consideration a range of personal tastes, body types and budgets. And for the supportive bridesmaids, it isn't always thrilling when you have to pay for an evening gown you don't necessarily love — or want to wear again.

But with bridesmaid dresses online, certain retailers are making shopping for memorable gowns even easier, especially giving the current state of wedding planning in 2020. Whether everyone is trying to stay home and practice social distancing during COVID-19 or you're working with a long-distance crew, these brands make it painless to come together virtually in the name of bridesmaid fashion. From bridal party concierge services to help your ladies mix-and-match gowns for an effortless yet cohesive look to brands that offer affordable bridesmaid dresses without skimping on quality, wedding planning online has never been more convenient. 

Check out some of our favorite places to buy bridesmaid dresses online for a seamless experience both you and your bridal party will appreciate. 

BHLDN

Whether you shop BHLDN in stores for your wedding dress or online for bridesmaid gowns, the on-trend options have brides obsessed.  As Anthropologie's wedding shop, BHLDN has a curated selection of styles from a range of designers and offers everything you need for your big day, from mother of the bride dresses to flower girl looks. If shopping from home, take advantage of their virtual styling appointments where you can work with a live stylist over Zoom to put together your dream bridal party looks. BHLDN's assortment of wedding dresses include a variety of silhouettes, lengths and details and also come with an extended 60 day return policy to give your bridal party flexibility and peace of mind while trying different options. 

BHLDN Blaise dress

BHLDN Blaise dress, $260, BHLDN.com

The Dessy Group 

Whether you're looking for whimsical maxi dresses or modern jumpsuits, The Dessy Group boasts an array of elegant bridesmaids dresses. Under The Dessy Group umbrella, brides will find many beloved brands for bridesmaid dresses including Dessy, Alfred Sung, After Six and Jenny Packham. Get five free swatches when you pay for shipping to check out their range of colors as well as diverse fabrics in person. Have some fun mixing and match modern styles across brands or stick to one dreamy design — either way your bridesmaids are going to look flawless.

The Dessy Group off-the-shoulder criss cross bodice trumpet gown

The Dessy Group off-the-shoulder criss cross bodice trumpet gown, $242, Dessy.com

Brideside

Whether you visit a showroom in NYC, Boston, Chicago, or Charlotte, or opt for virtual styling, Brideside strives to make bridal shopping easy for everyone involved. More like a concierge service, Brideside's goal is to give wedding parties a boutique experience that's stress-free. Every bride works with a personal stylist to narrow down looks from their range of designers including Amsale, Dessy, Jenny Yoo and Adrianna Papell. Bridesmaids can then try on favorite looks in recommended sizes from the comfort of their own home for added convenience.

Brideside Sorella Vita style 9150

Brideside Sorella Vita style 9150, $249, Brideside.com

Lulus

For brides looking for affordable bridesmaid dresses (that don't look it!), Lulus has your back. The beloved online retailer offers a bridal concierge for brides-to-be to help as you decide on looks from over 100 different styles to match their different personalities. Then they'll place your picks on hold so best sellers don't sell out while they work with your squad so you don't have to stress over sizing and getting everyone organized.

Lulus tricks of the trade burgundy maxi dress

Lulus tricks of the trade burgundy maxi dress, $80, Lulus.com

David's Bridal

Chances are you've heard of David's Bridal but you might not realize how easy it is to shop their beautiful bridesmaid dresses online. From convertible dresses to compliment a range of wedding colors to mermaid floor-length looks worthy of a black-tie bash, their party dresses will have wedding guests swooning. Not only are their bridesmaid dresses size-inclusive but they're also affordable with a wide selection under $100.

David's Bridal plunging V-neck crinkle chiffon bridesmaid dress

David's Bridal plunging V-neck crinkle chiffon bridesmaid dress, $100, DavidsBridal.com

ASOS

ASOS isn't just a go-to spot for typical dress shopping. They offer a diverse collection of affordable bridesmaid dresses with everything from short dusty blue dresses to long bridesmaid gowns decked out in sequins and tulle. Plus, the boast a range of sizes from petite and maternity to plus-size and tall to help ensure each bridesmaid feels her best.

ASOS TFNC bridesmaid ruffle detail maxi dress with thigh split in gray

ASOS TFNC bridesmaid ruffle detail maxi dress with thigh split in gray, $87, ASOS.com

Nordstrom

Whether you're shopping for wedding dresses or fashion-forward mother of the bride looks, Nordstrom's bridal suite has plenty of options. But brides-to-be can also score their bridesmaid gowns too. Whether you opt for one of their bridal party designers they carry include Hayley Paige Occasions, Dessy, Alfred Sung, Lulus, Show Me Your Mumu, Reformation and Lulus, or stick to ready-to-wear, Nordstrom's fast shipping and easy return policy makes the process painless.

Nordstrom Marchesa Notte one-shoulder tulle A-line gown

Nordstrom Marchesa Notte one-shoulder tulle A-line gown, $295, Nordstrom.com

Rent the Runway

One of the worst things about being a bridesmaid is when the bride has her heart set on an overpriced gown that you know you're never going to wear again. That's why going with Rent the Runway can feel like a bridesmaid gift in itself — the bridal party isn't being asked to buy something that isn't necessarily their style or in their budget. Not only will Rent the Runway's new arrivals of designer gowns make jaw drops but they also have a variety of true bridesmaid dresses your ladies can rent instead of laying out serious money to own. In addition to one-time rentals, they also offer monthly memberships so you and your bridal party have designer options for all of the upcoming wedding festivities.

Rent the Runway Jenny Yoo slate Cassie gown

Rent the Runway Jenny Yoo slate Cassie gown, $30, RentTheRunway.com

Bloomingdale's

It doesn't matter if you envision your ladies in matching pleated V-neck chiffon bridesmaid gowns or halter maxi dresses, Bloomingdale's pretty much has it all when it comes to ready-to-wear gowns. By going this route instead of custom bridesmaid dresses, your bridal party has the ease of being able to try gowns with fast shipping and easy returns, ensuring they find a fit they love. Plus, they also have the option of popping into a store across the country.

Bloomingdale's keepsake finale one-shoulder gown

Bloomingdale's keepsake finale one-shoulder gown, $150, Bloomingdales.com

Jenny Yoo

Jenny Yoo's beloved line of bridal party gowns is all about making the chic bridesmaid shine. The refined looks are airy and timeless with a focus on the details and are available in over 50 colors. From luxe chiffon to delicate lace fabrics, fall in love with the swatch samples before these flattering gowns. Once you've narrowed down your favorite styles, your bridesmaids can order in sizes 0-16 online or 00-32 in one of over 200 stores. 

Jenny Yoo Emmie convertible dress

Jenny Yoo Emmie convertible dress, $265, JennyYoo.com

Azazie

Azazie has made the process of shopping for bridesmaid dresses from home a breeze for the entire bridal party. This online boutique has more than 500 budget-friendly styles in 80+ color options for an abundance of options. To start, brides can order fabric swatches ranging from stretch crepe and matte satin to signature sequin to decide on the color palette and materials. Then bridesmaids can pick samples of their favorite designs to try on at home first before buying to ensure they love the look in person. But what your bridal party will appreciate even more than the quality dresses at this affordable price point is the body-positive designs that range in sizes 0-30 and can also be made with custom measurements.  

azazie aubrey bridesmaid dress

Azazie Aubrey bridesmaid dress, $109, Azazie.com

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