Summer is upon us which means loads of people you know are about to get engaged, married or take part in a wedding in some way or another. And this means some of you are in dire need of something fabulous to wear.
Since the invention of Pinterest, wedding style has changed dramatically, and for the better. Brides are throwing out the rule book and as a result bridesmaids are getting to wear dresses that they actually love and will be able to wear again (yay for no more lying and smiling through gritted teeth).
Add to that Perth’s burgeoning boutique scene and you have yourself a recipe for the best looking bridal party you’ve ever seen. Here’s where to buy bridesmaid dresses in Perth.
Coco & Lola
Nedlands and City Beach
Obviously this one has to be the top of the list because they’ve got an entire store dedicated to everything bridesmaid just around the corner from their flagship Nedlands location. Open Monday to Friday and by appointment on Saturday and Sunday, there are hundreds of amazing dresses to choose from in just about every colour you could imagine. Labels include Bojena King, One Fell Swoop, Camilla and Marc and Shona Joy.
From the dress, right down to hair, makeup and even the tan—Natalie Rolt can take care of almost everything the bridal party will need in time for the big day. The dresses are made to order from a gallery of designs in a wide range of fabrics and colour ways—meaning everyone will look fabulous, and more importantly, love what they are wearing. There’s also a range of dresses available for hire and an e-boutique where you can purchase any of the made-to-order dresses online—perfect for any bridesmaids that have to fly in for the wedding.
Sana Boutique in Claremont stocks clothing from Australian, New Zealand and American designers, fresh off the runway. Renowned for buying the best of the best every season and providing the highest standard of customer service—the girls here really know their shiz—they’re also stocked up on the most glamorous accessories in the industry.
Department On Beaufort
With dresses that any bridesmaid would be happy to wear again, Department On Beaufort stock a collection that would make any stylist envious. It won’t be hard to pluck something off the rack when there’s wares from Aussie legends like Camilla and Marc, Zimmermann, Bec + Bridge and Auguste The Label. Definitely pop into this place on your next bridesmaid dress-finding expedition!
Yes, the dresses from Ae’lkemi are on the higher end of expensive, but they are so gorgeous anyone would be willing to beg, borrow and steal for the sake of their bridesmaids looking amazing. Expect sequins, feathers, lace, tassels, plunging necklines, cut-aways and top quality fabrics. The bride might even find their wedding dress here too!
Everyone knows weddings are expensive affairs. Bridesmaids are often forking out thousands of dollars for hair, makeup, a dress, shoes and accessories for one day, a special day albeit. But it doesn’t have to be like this! Thanks to Something Borrowed in Subiaco, bridesmaids can choose from loads of designer dresses and hire them out for as little as $90. Winning! Something Borrowed is open by appointment Wednesday to Friday and for walk-ins on Saturdays.
Mosman Park, Alfred Cove & Scarborough
Stocking wares for all the beach babes out there, Ginger Owl is the perfect place to stop by when bridesmaid dress shopping for a bohemian wedding. Think floating fabrics, floral patterns and summer vibes. You may even pick up a few cute homewares while you’re there.
Savvy Brands has the utmost savviest of brands in their delightful little store in East Fremantle. With the friendliest staff to top it off, it is the perfect place to snatch up an amazing bridesmaid dress. They have some top brands in store like Bec + Bridge and Amber Secrets. This little gem is a must visit!
With wares from over 30 Australian and international designers perched on their racks, you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for at ACO in Claremont. Plus, the friendly crew here will go out of their way to assist you in finding the perfect dress for the big day. Nice one, guys!
The best thing to happen since Airbnb and Deliveroo, The Volte will be launching very soon (early December, in fact). But what is it, you ask? Well, it’s the biggest online dress rental platform in Australia and it’s set to revolutionise the way we shop and sell. Perfect for brides and bridesmaids who don’t have the time to get out to the shops, designer dresses are just a click away. Take a sneak peek at The Volte's Facebook and Instagram pages as you wait patiently for their big debut. Website launching soon.
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