You just got engaged and you’re ecstatic. While you brace for the congratulatory hugs and parties, there are a lot of preparations to make. Not only do you have to pick out your dress and your bridal party, you have to style the entire wedding your way, all the way down to how your bridesmaids will dress. However if you have a price point, it’s great to keep it in mind as you do your shopping. Even if you look at higher-end designers for great ideas, you can shop at any store to find the styles you want. You’re the bride…you make the rules! Whether you are planning to save money or to splurge, try some of these Chicago-area stores for bridesmaid dresses.
5545 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641
Go for gorgeous discount bridesmaid dresses for your wedding at Sarah’s Bridal on Belmont. This adorable store has a personal touch for you and your wedding party. Choose (or let your bridesmaids choose) from bridesmaid dresses of every style. Many dresses are on sale, and the low prices can help you splurge on other aspects of the wedding.
8 E. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60611
The elegant bridal party has found its place at BHLDN on Walton. The dresses are a little on the expensive side, but bridesmaid dresses are classic and can be worn at the wedding and at parties to come without looking like typical bridesmaid dresses. Give your wedding a touch of elegance with bridesmaid dresses from BHLDN.
Eva’s Bridals of Oak Lawn
5269 W. 95th St.Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Choose your colors and styles for the wedding of your dreams at Eva’s Bridals of Oak Lawn. This store carries popular styles by companies like Impressions Bridesmaids, Bari Jay and Mori Lee. The prices are moderate, and even the most picky of bridesmaids are sure to be pleased with these choices. Bond with your bridesmaids while shopping for your big day at Eva’s.
Lily’s Bridal and Gifts
3246 N. Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60641
Get your bridesmaid dresses at Lily’s on Pulaski and you will find convenient professional service that will make the bridal party feel like they’re the one walking down the aisle. Your bridesmaids will find dresses made by Allure, Alexia and Alfred Angelo, and you will love the way these looks with polish off your wedding style.
5915 S. Archer Ave.
If you are a bride that doesn’t want the average-looking bridesmaid dresses for your wedding, you may have to try out more glamourous dresses for your party. Peaches Boutique on Archer has so many different styles of evening and party, from flowy to glittery, that a bride may change the way she styles her entire wedding and may even think twice about her own dress. For a glamourous new take on the way you shop for bridesmaids dresses, try Peaches.
Angela Hazen lives in Oak Park, IL. She has worked as a model in Chicago and studied broadcast journalism at Columbia College Chicago. She has traveled to Europe on several occasions, and keeps her readers up to date with local and international style, shopping, fashion and beauty trends. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.