Flair Brides + Maids
140 Newbury St., Suite 202
Boston, MA 02116
Flair Brides + Maids is unique as far as bridal shops go because you’ll find that its bridesmaid dress selection dwarfs that of its wedding gowns. With so many bridal shops focusing solely on the big white dress, it’s refreshing to find a place that really specializes in getting the bride’s maids into the right gown. The shop is small but that doesn’t hurt the selection, and it guarantees you the kind of intimate experience every wedding should include. Because of its dedication to making the experience as personalized and special as possible, Flair does ask for potential customers to make an appointment instead of just dropping in, so plan ahead. The shop offers some of the best prices on bridesmaid dresses you’ll find in Boston.
151 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02111
If you’ve ever walked up Tremont Street, you know exactly where Sabella Couture is. This shop always has the most amazing dresses in the stunning window displays. While the shop is most well known for its wedding gowns, you’ll also find a full selection of unique eveningwear, mother-of-the-bride gowns and bridesmaid dresses. If the wonderful dresses in the window aren’t enough to draw you in, maybe hearing about Sabella Couture’s amazing customer service will? How about its very affordable in-house alterations?
673 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476
Talk to any bride in Boston and you’ll hear Camilla’s Bridal come up. Either the bride has just come from here and had a great experience or she is planning on booking her appointment soon because every bride she knows has recommended the place. This is another great small location that is jam packed with everything a bride needs to get her bridesmaids outfitted for the big day. And by everything, think beyond shoes — you can fully outfit your entire bridal party right here. While the shop offers many styles at great prices, what keeps Camilla’s going strong is its impeccable customer service. The staff really listens to what you’re looking for and helps you find the right style to fit your dream day.
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361 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02141
You’ll find Rosely’s Boutique to be a slightly more casual experience than some of Boston’s bridal shops, which is exactly what a lot of brides are looking for. Forget about making an appointment for your bridesmaids months in advance of the wedding. Walk in to Rosely’s Boutique and the staff will drop everything to help you and your wedding party find the right gowns. The knowledgeable staff is able to work within any budget and takes a very non-pushy approach to selling dresses.
123 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
If you have designer dreams but a discount budget, Musette Bridal is the place to go. It offers steep discounts on designer samples and does alterations in store. No ordering is required. Fall in love with a sample dress and Musette will do everything possible to make it fit like a glove. As with most boutique bridal shops, appointments are preferred but it will do its best to accommodate walk-ins on slow days.
Renee Mallett is the author of several books about art, culture, and New England. She was the owner and director of an art gallery and has written about arts and entertainment on a national level for several print and online journals. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.