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Whether you have one maid or many, finding the right bridesmaid dresses can be an arduous task. Brides must juggle a checklist of the right color, flattering silhouettes, differing budgets, and simply, finding a style their friends don't absolutely loathe. Before beginning the back-and-forth of ordering online and endless Gmail threads, have your girls check in with these five bridesmaid experts for accommodating service and selections to please every bridal party member. Then, save the extra energy for the bachelorette.


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1. L'Elite Bridesmaids

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14 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 424-1010
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Like its stock of wedding gowns, L'Elite's bridesmaid services are designer-driven. Monique Lhuillier, Watters, Lela Rose, and more are available in this impeccable bridal salon. Stylists are equipped to identify and customize on color on fabric, taking measurements so each dress is made to fit. The process (beginning with an appointment) typically takes six months total.

2. Bella Bridesmaid

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85 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 424-7231
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Bella is all about creating a smooth, comfortable process from start to end. Recommending a lead time of four to seven months, the boutique encourages brides to bring inspiration boards that can assist stylists in narrowing down a bridesmaid theme from hundreds of dress options. Courtesy fittings and alterations also keep everyone feeling good about their look for the big day, and long distance bridesmaids can simply send in measurements for the same stellar fit.

3. Flair

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140 Newbury Street
Boston, MA
(617) 247-2828
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This local salon devotes itself to the often-overlooked niche of the bridesmaid dress ($175 to $350). Designers on-hand include Coren Moore, Lynn Lugo, and Siri, with extra attention paid to accessorizing. Brides looking for an affordable gown themselves can also peruse styles under $3000.

4. J.Crew

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100 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 236-7648
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Sure, at some point every bride considers a wedding party decked out in J.Crew—but that's because they've nailed the process with versatile iterations of fabric, colors, and silhouette to create a balanced look that won't cost a fortune. For procrastinators, last minute appointments and selections (though not endorsed) are manageable at this behemoth retailer.

5. BHLDN at Anthropologie

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220 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617) 527-3081
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Chances are, your friends will actually want to re-wear their BHLDN frocks (priced mostly between $200 and $300). Better yet, the selection is meant to be mixed-and-matched, so no two girls need to be in the same head-to-toe look. A true crowd-pleaser here is the Jenny Yoo Annabelle dress, a gauzy $260 convertible gown in more than a dozen of-the-moment colors.

1. L'Elite Bridesmaids

14 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Like its stock of wedding gowns, L'Elite's bridesmaid services are designer-driven. Monique Lhuillier, Watters, Lela Rose, and more are available in this impeccable bridal salon. Stylists are equipped to identify and customize on color on fabric, taking measurements so each dress is made to fit. The process (beginning with an appointment) typically takes six months total.
14 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

2. Bella Bridesmaid

85 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Bella is all about creating a smooth, comfortable process from start to end. Recommending a lead time of four to seven months, the boutique encourages brides to bring inspiration boards that can assist stylists in narrowing down a bridesmaid theme from hundreds of dress options. Courtesy fittings and alterations also keep everyone feeling good about their look for the big day, and long distance bridesmaids can simply send in measurements for the same stellar fit.
85 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

3. Flair

140 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
This local salon devotes itself to the often-overlooked niche of the bridesmaid dress ($175 to $350). Designers on-hand include Coren Moore, Lynn Lugo, and Siri, with extra attention paid to accessorizing. Brides looking for an affordable gown themselves can also peruse styles under $3000.
140 Newbury Street
Boston, MA

4. J.Crew

100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
Sure, at some point every bride considers a wedding party decked out in J.Crew—but that's because they've nailed the process with versatile iterations of fabric, colors, and silhouette to create a balanced look that won't cost a fortune. For procrastinators, last minute appointments and selections (though not endorsed) are manageable at this behemoth retailer.
100 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

5. BHLDN at Anthropologie

220 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Chances are, your friends will actually want to re-wear their BHLDN frocks (priced mostly between $200 and $300). Better yet, the selection is meant to be mixed-and-matched, so no two girls need to be in the same head-to-toe look. A true crowd-pleaser here is the Jenny Yoo Annabelle dress, a gauzy $260 convertible gown in more than a dozen of-the-moment colors.
220 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467