Velvet, sequins and pastels, oh my god.
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Every bride wants her bridesmaids to look flawless (and feel fabulous) on the big day. These six local clothing stores are jam-packed with trendy, stylish clothes and are guaranteed to help you with it.
While Flair primarily focuses on wedding dresses, the store can also help get your group on close-ups with its curated selection of dresses from Jenny Yoo, a New York City-based brand known for beautiful details, luxurious fabrics, and clean cuts to prepare on the wedding day. If your bridesmaids can’t make it into the store, Flair’s online shop also offers dresses by Alfred Sung, After Six, Social Bridesmaids, and Lela Rose.
140 Newbury St., Boston, 617-247-2828, flairbridesmaid.com.
It’s no surprise that many brides who wear their own clothes at Allegria also bring their maids back to shop. The comfortable Bridal Salon in Belmont offers a whole range of bridesmaid dresses from designers such as Hayley Paige Occasions, Bill Levkoff and Amsale. In addition, the team of consultants at this 30-year-old company has a lot of experience coordinating looks for your entire group, regardless of whether you want to wear identical dresses or if they don’t match.
285 Belmont St., Belmont, 617-489-1449, allegriabridal.com.
Elite bride boutique
While the bridesmaid dress selection is on the small side at this prestigious Newbury Street salon, what it lacks in numbers makes up for in big names (think covetable dresses from designers like Monique Lhuillier, Jenny Packham, and Alfred Sung). The shop is staffed with a team of in-house tailors ready to work the magic of the wedding day and also offers headwear, jewelry and shoes.
14 Newbury St., Boston, 617-424-1010, lelite.com.
It can be difficult at times to please your entire entourage, but the warm and supportive team at Angela’s Bridal (led by a mother-daughter trio) makes it easy. The inviting shop is bursting with trendy looks for every wedding style and body type in a rainbow of colors and cuts that are easy to mix and match.
1526 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, 617-553-2489, angelas-bridal.com.
In Anthropolgie’s 10,000-square-foot Chestnut Hill location, decked out with wooden beams and vintage-inspired decor, you’ll find a gorgeous selection of dresses for all of your favorite ladies (in addition to accessories, wedding dresses, flower girl dresses, and looking for mom). Before your group’s appointment, the shop’s stylists will go over your Pinterest boards to get a feel for your style and pull out dresses that might fit – whether that requires velvet, beautiful embellishments, or something simple.
220 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, 617-527-3081, bhldn.com.
There is no way to find the perfect dress at Bella, where outfitting your bridal tribe is the only focus of their style-conscious team. The independent Boylston Street franchise features hundreds of dresses in every size, style, color, and fabric from more than 30 designers, including Adrianna Papell and Wtoo.
715 Boylston St., Boston, 617-424-7231, bellabridesmaids.com.