The Top 6 Websites to Shop for Bridesmaid Dresses

Updated on March 17, 2016
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The Search Begins

In the year leading up to my wedding, I attempted to make myself an expert in everything wedding-related.

One of my goals as a bride was to find the perfect bridesmaid dress that would flatter each girl and it had to be my favorite color: purple.

Throughout my searching, I discovered one thing . . . there are so many choices! While hunting for that perfect bridesmaid dress, I've discovered that there are some websites out there that make it a bit easier to envision the color scheme I was looking for.

I've also found that while browsing, a dress that wouldn't normally catch my eye in another color, is absolutely beautiful in my favorite color.

Certain websites have a feature that allow a bride to click on the color of her choice which in turn changes the dress that color, making it much easier to make decisions between different shades of colors and also to picture what the dress would really look like.

The best part about this list is that most bridal shops carry these designers so it is possible for the bride to have an idea of what she likes before the actual shopping begins!

My Top 6 Bridesmaid Dress Shopping Websites

Below, I have compiled a list of bridesmaid dress designers who provide a website with the color changing feature. These are by no means all of the websites out there, but these are the ones I've found the most helpful and user-friendly.

I have arranged these websites in order by how user friendly they are, however, I will also note the other features of the websites that can sometimes make up for a bad web design.

Overall, I do like all of these websites as the color-changing feature they all offer is a huge advantage. I encourage brides and bridesmaids alike to check out all of the websites and hopefully they will help you get one step closer to finding the perfect dress for your big day.

1. Alexia Designs

Alexia Designs is my favorite website for bridesmaid dress shopping. The huge selection offered with three collections is one of the many perks. This website takes the cake when it comes to user friendliness.

Best features:

  • Awesome color-changing feature! This feature allows you to test out different colors on dresses you love. Certain colors can really make a dress look different in a good or bad way, so I felt this was important.
  • Color-specific. When you choose a certain color, only the dresses that are available in that specific color pop up. I loved this feature because that meant I wouldn't get my heart set on a dress that didn't come in the right hue.
  • HUGE Selection. Alexia Designs has 3 huge collections with so many different styles to choose from. I'm a girl who loves to have options and lots of them!

2. Dessy

Dessy offers the biggest selection of dresses by far. There are six collections to view with a style and look for just about everyone.

The website is pretty user friendly as well. There is no "view all" feature, however, you can view 18 dresses at a time, so it's not a huge draw back.

Best features:

  • Enormous selection. Dessy boasts six different collections of dresses with styles from conservative to less formal.
  • Search refinement. The search tool on this website is amazing. You can narrow your search by dress length, neckline, detailing, silhouette, sleeve length, and fabric. I loved this feature since I knew I wanted a shorter dress for my bridesmaids. Very helpful.
  • Color family search. Searching by color family allows all dresses in each specific color family to pop up. Then, each dress will list each of the different shades of that color available, specific to that particular dress. You may discover a shade or color you never considered before!

3. Moonlight Bridal

Moonlight Bridal has a great overall website when it comes to the bridesmaid dress search.

There are two collections to choose from, depending on what style you're looking for. The collections are pretty small, but there is a lot of variety.

4. Bari Jay

Bari Jay's website is not my favorite when it comes to being user friendly, specifically because there is not a "view all" option, however, the designer does have some very modern and unique styles available.

There is also a decent range of colors available.

5. Jasmine Bridal

Jasmine Bridal offers three different collections when it comes to bridesmaid dresses. I love the amount of variety offered when it comes to dress selection and I love the styles as well.

This designer offers my favorite styles.

6. Watters

Watters provides two collections to choose from. However, I would rate this website low on color selection and user friendliness.

There is no "view all" feature, so that leaves the shopper clicking from dress to dress, one by one.

Dresses from Watters

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        Stella 7 months ago

        Very informative lens. If I may add sone more web store: They have a vast selection of brand name dresses that could perfectly do for prom.

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        sara 2 years ago

        Well, there are several aspects of wedding and making it perfect. Wedding invitation card is one the important aspect of making any marriage special.

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        Kimberly Schimmel, MLS 4 years ago from Greensboro, NC

        I just want the great jewelry! Very pretty lens.

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        Takkhis 5 years ago

        I am bookmarking this lens now! I may need this one in the future :)

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        Wedding Mom 5 years ago

        great lens! Thank you for sharing. I really love your suggestions.

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        Kristen 5 years ago from Wisconsin

        @anonymous: Thanks! I appreciate it!

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        My wife has to get one soon so I posted your site on my facebook, Ill tell the wedding girl to check it out. Nice lens...

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        Sheilamarie 5 years ago from British Columbia

        I'm sure you're helping many brides to make decisions. Nice lens!

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        Thanks for such a nice lens! I really enjoying while reading.

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        MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

        You put together some good information for brides-to-be! :>)

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        Jogalog 5 years ago

        These dresses are lovely. I think it's good to always try to find dresses that the girls may be able to wear afterwards too.

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        ShineRita 5 years ago

        These bridesmaid dresses are so beautiful!

        PS: Thank you so much for visiting and liking my 2013 Peacock Wedding Theme Ideas lens - I really appreciate it! :>)

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        Ana 5 years ago

        These are very useful links you provided. As far as bridesmaid dresses, I like everything purple on this page - including the dresses, the lens' theme:) and your writing! Enjoyed reading your lens!

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        KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

        These are beautiful bridesmaid dresses and you did a wonderful job of presenting them here.

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        I love your suggestions. That green bridesmaid dress from Jasmine Bridal is awesome!

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        BuckHawkcenter 5 years ago

        All gorgeous dresses and wonderful websites to find those tough bridesmaid dresses!

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        MillBucks 5 years ago

        I just love the gorgeous layout of this page, well done!

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        kmyangel 5 years ago

        when I was a bridesmaid at my sister wedding I didn't find the perfect dress I was looking for :(

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        karMALZEKE 5 years ago

        This is a superb lens!!!! I love the show of dresses. Moonlight Bridal was my very favorite. All the weddings I was ever it I could not stand the dress.

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        kabist 5 years ago

        for more cheap and fashion bridesmaid dressesï¼here give you a nice siteï¼

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        Cynthia Davis 6 years ago from Pittsburgh

        Thanks for sharing these websites for brides! Great suggestions.

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        Bill Armstrong 6 years ago from Valencia, California

        Short and sweet, too much writing, some more pictures etc would go down nicely