Here Comes the Bridesmaid
This classy boutique has gathered more than 400 styles of dresses for bridesmaids alone. Offering an innovative shopping option for the modern wedding party, both the online and retail stores are filled with a vast selection of designer bridesmaids' gowns, available in every size. 213 W 35th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, suite 502 (212-647-9686, bridesmaids.com)
Hidden treasure – Here Comes The Bridesmaid
While every wedding is undeniably the bride’s big moment, there is really no excuse to make her closest friends and relatives suffer through it in a pink taffeta puffball.
The bridesmaid’s boutique….carries sophisticated pieces from popular designers like Jim Hjelm, Dessy and Bari Jay. Although the store does carry wedding dresses (mostly destination wedding) and gowns for the bride, the showroom is known primarily for the bridesmaid dresses it stocks, which are known to please even the fussiest maid of honor.
“We focus on the wedding party. Brides always tell me that this is the hardest part of planning,” says the owner…
The shop carries sample sizes, so expect to wait 12 weeks for an order to be filled. When choosing bridesmaids’ dresses, E.A. says it’s never too soon to begin looking – although brides tend to make their final choices about six months before the wedding. “You have to focus. If (the bride) is struggling to make a decision, I always ask her to think about how the pictures will look 10 years from now. Ultimately, it has to be something that is her vision,” says E.A….
The problem: You’ve got five busy bridesmaids in five different cities, who can’t get together to shop for (read: fight over) their dresses. The solution: www.Bridesmaids.com. Have them all log on to this well-organized site, which carries a vast collection of bridesmaid dresses – from such stylish designers as Jim Hjelm, Watters & Watters and Saison Blanche. Bridesmaids.com also carries less expensive manufacturers, such as Dessy, Bill Levkoff and Bari Jay. Each designer has sizing charts and color swatches. And whether your pals are picking their own dresses or vetting the one you had in mind, the color photos and descriptions will make it clear what everyone’s getting into.
The Savvy Shopper
If you’re anticipating an engagement ring to be among your presents this year, Here Comes The Bridesmaid is a ...s store you shouldn’t miss. Top names in dresses for attendants …Waters & Watters, Jim Hjelm, Dessy Creations…as well as occasion dresses are all priced (up to 20% off)
www.Bridesmaids.com has some incredibly wonderful bridesmaids dresses that will forever put to rest visions of hideous pink chiffon…