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7 Pocket-Friendly Bridesmaids Dress Shopping Spots in Singapore
These days, bridesmaid appropriate attire can be found everywhere. That means you don’t have to get dresses from a bridal boutique which tend to be occasion specific and probably more expensive. Instead, check out these seven pocket-friendly bridesmaids dress shopping spots in Singapore we’ve put together for that perfect bridesmaids ensemble to complete your dream wedding.
Shop Online For Maximum Convenience
It’s convenient, cheaper, cashless and there are literally an endless line-up of options for your choosing. And, you’re probably already skilled in shopping online. Like I am. Here are some online sites you can shop at for the perfect bridesmaid dress.
For The Budget BridesLovestruck by Valerie from Click! Photograph
One word, Taobao.com. If you’re a budget bride, then you’ll be familiar with this China based website. Taobao.com is a great place to search for wallet friendly wedding necessities, such as bridesmaids dresses. You’ll find a myriad of different bridesmaids dresses in various lengths, colours and styles on Taobao, and prices vary across sellers. If you prefer not to deal with overseas shipping logistics, then head over to Qoo10.sg, the local version of the Korean online marketplace, Gmarket. Similar to Taobao.com, Qoo10.sg has a wide variety of dresses that are affordable and appropriate for your bridesmaids.
A tip for newbies: some sellers sell similar products at different prices, especially on Taobao.com. So, it’s best not to judge the quality of the item based on its price. Instead, read through the reviews from previous buyers to see if they’ve had a positive buying experience with the seller before making a choice on who to buy from.
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For Clean and Modern Silhouettes
If your wedding is not about pastel shade and soft flowy skirts, try browsing through the clothes at Fashmob, Vain Glorious You, Love & Bravery and The Tinsel Rack. These blogshops carry classic and contemporary silhouettes in bolder shades and colours, with occasional lace and tulle pieces, offering brides a wider selection of colours and options.
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For Romantic and Soft Dresses(Left) Tatiane Maxi in Fuchsia and (Right) Jalecia Dress in Pink from Love, Bonito
Brides searching for dresses that are whimsical and feminine should visit blogshops like Love, Bonito, Thread Theory, The Closet Lover, Lolly Rogue, Intoxiquette and The Velvet Dolls. Good quality and trendy, these blogshops are recognised for their soft, feminine dresses in popular wedding shades like blush, peach and mint. Plus, they’re easy on the wallet and can be re-worn after the wedding. Most blogshops update their collections weekly with new arrivals, so you’ll never have to worry about running out of choices. Some, like Love, Bonito and Intoxiquette, even have a special bridesmaids collection if you do not wish to select from their usual collections.
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For Convertible Dresses
Convertible dresses were a major hit when it first arrived on our shores a few years ago and it still is one of the most popular bridesmaid’s dress choices today. It’s not difficult to see why, when the dresses comes in a variety of colours, can be worn many ways and fits girls of all sizes! My Little Bow, Intoxiquette, The BMD Shop and Malaysian-based online retail site, Twenty3, are a handful of places that carry convertible dresses in multiple shades and lengths.
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For Tulle SkirtsBridesmaids wearing loveMYNT’s customised tulle skirts
Tulle-crazy brides rejoice! With online shops like Tutu Le Petite and Megagamie’s Tulle by MGG, finding the perfect tulle skirt for your girls involves no more than a scroll and click. Don’t see the colour, length or fluff that you want? Head over to loveMYNT and customise a tulle-tally awesome bridesmaid’s skirt in the colour, length and poofy-ness you want!
Price Range: $$$
For Home-Grown and International Brands
Brides who crave for a bridemaid’s attire that’s unique to their wedding can turn to ASOS for their shopping needs. ASOS is a UK-based independent online fashion and beauty retailer with over 60,000 branded and own label products, such as River Island, Needle and Thread, and Marc Jacobs for women and men. While they do not specifically have a bridesmaid selection, you can filter out the bridesmaid appropriate dresses by keying in ‘bridesmaids’ in the search box at the top of the website.
If you are not comfortable with shopping from an online overseas retailer or need your dresses in a hurry, you can consider shopping at ZALORA Singapore. Browse through their extensive range of dresses from their house brand, blogshop labels and international brands like Warehouse and Dorothy Perkins, make your pick and receive your order within 1-3 working days.
Price Range: $$$$
Shop Offline at Physical Shops
While online shopping brings convenience and more savings, it comes with its own set of risks. In the face of such risks like lost parcels, unreliable sellers or wrong sizing, some brides feel more comfortable shopping offline where they can see, touch and feel the actual item, and even get their bridesmaids to try the dresses on.
Wedding/Bridesmaid Specific BoutiquesLe Voeu’s maxi bridesmaids’ dresses by Nic / Taken from Facebook
Stores like Love Potion, Occasion Boutique and Le Voeu specialise in selling dresses for special occasions like weddings. Whether you want your bridesmaids to be dressed in the same colour or style, your girls will definitely find something that goes with your wedding theme and that she likes from the wide variety of dresses in a range of colours and styles perfect for weddings.
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Mainstream Department Stores
Department stores are also great for bridesmaid dress shopping. They are centrally located, some even in the heartlands, which means you don’t have to travel out into town just to shop. Higher end stores like Takashimaya and Robinsons bring in branded International labels, perfect for black tie formal weddings. Mid-end stores like Metro, BHG and Isetan are available in the heartlands and carry a variety of apparel that are wallet-friendly, great for brides with a strict budget.
Price Range: $$ – $$$$
Popular Fashion BrandsIce-blue sequinned maxi from Miss Selfridge featured in Beauty Editorial: The Glamourous 1920s
Who says you can only shop at a place that specialises in wedding or bridesmaid’s attire? Favourite fashion chains like Forever New, Miss Selfridge, Topshop, H&M and F21 are great places to look for affordable and re-useable bridesmaids attire. They’re centrally located in Orchard, which means you don’t have to run all over our sunny island to check out their clothes, and their wide assortment of separates and dresses mean you will be spoilt for choice no matter what your wedding theme is.
Price Range: $$ – $$$$
Now that you know where you can shop at for your girls, check out our guide on 7 bridesmaids dress trends you need to know before deciding on your bridesmaids’ outfits.
Credits: Feature Image from Shikin and Yan Ho’s Intercultural Chinese and Malay Wedding.