Do you feel a pang in your heart whenever you see Taylor Swift and her squad going round’ town with Versace and Chanel while you hesitate to even buy a new bridesmaid dress every year. It’s not easy being a woman with so many occasions to attend, and so many dresses to choose from but sadly not enough money to curb your shopping habit. Here are some pocket-friendly suggestions while you rock is with your posse on your bestie’s big day.
The BMD Shop
Founded by a couple who once faced their own bridesmaid-dress-avalanche, The BMD Shop is a bride’s best friend, and most importantly a bridesmaid dress specialist. Enjoy a free courier service, and their 14-day Peace of Mind policy that literally guarantees your sanity during your wedding preparation. With registry matters, cake-tasting, and your own bridal gown, making sure your girls look good on your big day isn’t a piece of cake. Thanks to The BMD Shop you can leave it to the bridesmaid specialist to get the perfect bridesmaid dress.
Price Range: $19 – $50
The Velvet Dolls
The haven of bridesmaid dresses. From flowy maxi dresses to romantic off-shoulder sleeves and tulle skirts, these dresses are specially designed to make women feel comfortable all day long in Singapore’s humid weather. Not only are they suitable for the warm weather here, The Velvet Dolls have dresses of pastel, cool and warm colours that compliments most wedding themes here. Wedding duties, here they come.
Price Range: $30 – $50
Specialising in dresses for special occasions like weddings, proms, and semi-formal events. Love Potion has bridesmaid-appropriate dresses you can wear again for outings and even special ones that are made unique to each woman. This store promises you no one else in the world has laid hands on your very own dress. Having recently moved to Towner Road, North-East siders can now go nuts on Love Potion’s collections.
Price Range: $30 – $80
Le Voeu vows to bring women their personal touch without compromising on the quality and value while creating marvelous dresses. Its affordable dresses range from casual beachy looks to evening gowns. They take pride in the creation of their bridesmaid dresses the most with contemporary and beautiful silhouettes. Le Voeu believes that the devil is always in the details when it comes to dresses. Especially with the Nubra category, you’ll have a very happy bridesmaid.
Price Range: $40 – $100
One has to be magnificently accutoured at a fine event like a wedding but who has the time and money to be able to dress to the T every year, these days. Dressabelle solves all women’s problems because you can get creative with your bridesmaids and come up with different shoulder designs. Specialising in convertible dresses with different lengths and all the colours in the world. Dressabelle is one of the go-tos for many Singaporean bridesmaids with stores in four malls island-wide. Maybe it’s time for a girls’ day out to Dressabelle?
Price range: $20 – $40
Every woman’s dream come true – glamorous and dramatic red-carpet-esque gowns at an ultimate bargain. Style Lease allows you to rent from over 50 international designer clothes for a day without any fuss but with a whole lot of perks that makes the hundred dollars worth your buy. With express delivery, and their 1+2 Backup dress policy, you can simply reserve the dress of your choice at the comfort of your own home including 2 other pieces to be delivered to your doorstep at the price of 1.
Price Range: $120 – $400
Mainstream Department Stores
Department stores like Takashimaya and Robinsons are great for bridesmaid dress shopping as they bring in international labels that are perfect for black tie events. Mid-end stores like Metro, BHG, and Isetan are available in the malls all around Singapore carrying a variety of lovely dresses that are wallet-friendly for brides with a tight budget. Plus, you really can’t go wrong with department stores.
Price Range: $30 – $100
Large Retail Chains
A fuss-free way to get stylish dresses is to visit large retail chains such as H&M, TopShop, Forever 21 and many others. These stores have a large variety of clothes, and the formal wear compartment certainly does not disappoint. You can just buy it off the rack without all the unnecessary bridezilla emotions. No more anticipating the arrival of your dresses. No more anticipating your tailor’s blunders. It’s simple, and surely you’re familiar with the settings. Now, you can set aside that money for your weekly girls’ trip to Sephora. Yay!
Price Range: $20 – $80
Your One-Stop Online Shop
For avid online shoppers, Zalora and FashionValet are the next white bread. Both are shopping platforms that carry dozens of big brands under them. Plus they’re so close to home, the trust factor is undeniable and you don’t have to pay for shipping fees. Zalora also has cash on delivery options for those who find credit cards a hassle. The two platforms have dresses appropriate for any event you can imagine.
Price Range: $20 – $60
Website: www.zalora.com / www.fashionvalet.com
Shopping may be a lady’s favourite past time but it may also end up being a disaster. With a set budget, too many dresses to choose from – there are a lot of things that could go wrong during a day of shopping especially if it’s for your dearest squad members. You can also check out our article on the different credit cards for your wedding spending here.