5 Creative Ways to Find Bridesmaids Dresses Perfect for Your Wedding

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You probably don’t want to tell your bridesmaids this, even though it’s true.

They’re kind of like your wedding decorations. The dress they wear is the perfect way to play into the décor and aesthetic of your big day.

From color to style, the dresses you pick have a big impact on the overall look, and when done right, can have that ‘boom,’ mic drop effect. Obviously, in a classier, more elegant way of course.

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So, where do you find these dresses? That’s the fun part! We’ve got 5 creative ways to find gorgeous bridesmaids dresses, perfect for your wedding.

1.  Browse Hundreds of Styles

Because we’re too impatient to save the best for last, we’re showing it off first. Bella Bridesmaids has one of the most extensive collections of bridesmaid dress styles suitable for every budget. Designers include Jenny Yoo, Amsale Long, and a ton of other well known names.

Their website lets you choose according to budget, designer, style, and more. Many of the dresses come with a huge color pallet, so you can narrow it down to the exact hue. For those who embrace being bold, there are pattern options too.

With over 50 locations throughout the USA, Bella makes each step of the process easy.

If you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for, check their website out. You’re bound to get inspiration, just make sure you keep track of all your favorites.

If you’re struggling to narrow down the “perfect” dress, allow the theme or aesthetic of your wedding to help guide you through the decision-making process. For example, if you’re celebrating outdoors and are embracing the boho aesthetic, you may want to lean toward flowy, soft and romantic dresses. Something with sleeve detail, or perhaps a little touch of lace.

2. Visit the Mall

Back in the olden days, this was one of the best ways to hit up a bunch of stores, without having to drive from one location to the next.

We all know the way things are portrayed online can be deceiving, and viewing dresses is no different. Which is why getting a chance to see the “real thing,” touch the fabric, see how it feels, how it hangs, how it’s made… all of those little details can be missed when you’re looking at a picture on a screen.

Plus… when it comes to choosing the bridesmaids dress, it can be any dress. It doesn’t have to be specifically designed with weddings in mind.

Are your bridesmaids local? Even better! Make a day of it; invite them to come along. 

3. Search Pinterest

Is there anything wedding related that doesn’t involve Pinterest?

No. The answer is no.

Pinterest (as you’re probably well aware) is the go-to place for wedding inspo, bridesmaid dresses included.

Search bridesmaid dress ideas, and you’re immediately inundated with pics featuring gorgeous options in all different styles and colors, and yes. Even patterns. If you have an idea of what you’re looking for, you can narrow down your search and base it off of dress styles, such as A-Line or sleeveless.

4. Non-Traditional

Sometimes, adding a little edge by picking something non-traditional is the way to go. You may have heard of the mismatched trend, or picking a color and setting the bridesmaids loose to find their own dress in that color.

Another way to really mix it up is to consider something besides a dress, like a jumpsuit. They’re elegant, versatile, stylish, and unexpected. They come in all sorts of different styles and fabrics.

Again, refer to the theme of your big day to figure out what works best.

5. Inspiration is Everywhere

Here’s a super creative way to help with the dress selection that many people have never even heard of. Pick a flower, a song, a landscape… something you find irresistibly beautiful. What are the elements that contribute to that beauty? If it’s a flower, perhaps it’s the shape or color that draws you in.

If it’s a song, perhaps it’s the softness, the gentle vulnerability that moves you.

Whatever you choose, ask yourself. What would that look like in a dress? Sketch it out, if it helps. You don’t have to show anyone. This is merely a way of tapping into yourself to help find something perfect – perfect because it’s meaningful to you – not something that’s trending and everyone else is doing.


These ideas should be more than enough to get your creativity flowing. If you’re having a hard time deciding, or would like some additional input, don’t forget to ask your bridesmaids! Chances are they may have some suggestions too, and together, you can conquer.

Find the perfect dress, and have fun while you’re at it.