Here at Mama’s A Rolling Stone, we have weddings on our minds—after all, in just a few hours, Kate Middleton will marry Prince William and become a princess, fulfilling a fantasy that many young girls around the world have dreamed about. Now, while we can’t promise you the life of a princess, we can promise that we have rounded up five of the best online shopping destinations for brides-to-be. Whether you want a low-key destination wedding or a high end extravaganza—complete with a couture gown, naturally—we have something to suit your taste! On that note, read on for all the need-to-know details on online bridal shopping!
J Crew first launched its bridal collection back in 2004, with just three dress styles. Today, the collection has grown to include over 50 styles, not to mention a dedicated bridal boutique in New York City. If you can’t make it to Manhattan, however, you can shop the collection online at JCrew.com. The website has sections for the bride, bridesmaids, and flower girls, as well as mini-boutiques where you can shop for your engagement party, rehearsal dinner, reception, and honeymoon. Finally, J Crew has a wedding specialist, Ashley, on hand at all times to answer your questions. To explore, head to JCrew.com. Prices for wedding gowns start at $300.
Created by Urban Outfitters with the “DNA” of Anthropologie in mind, Bhldn is a unique and slightly quirky bridal collection for the bride who wants to put her own personal spin on the event. Here, you will find dresses with one-of-a-kind touches such as an unfinished hem, an oversized bow, or even a smattering of burnished sequins. The accessories have a similarly special feel—you might find a miniature veil, a statement necklace, or a pair of “barefoot sandals,” jeweled adornments for the barefoot bride. Naturally, a team of stylists can be reached by email. To explore, head to Bhldn.com. Prices start at $1,000 for wedding gowns.
Net-A-Porter relaunched its dedicated bridal boutique earlier this year with a focus on the “spontaneity of life.” In other words, instant gratification for the bride who has been dreaming all her life of the day she finds her perfect dress. The boutique includes wedding dresses from high-end designers such as Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, and Valentino, not to mention accessories from notable names like Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo. If you are prone to changing your mind, Net-A-Porter offers free express delivery and free returns, so you are free to shop on a whim. To explore, head to Net-A-Porter.com. Prices start at $260 and run all the way through to $17,630.
Earlier this year, Shopbop launched its highly-anticipated Wedding Boutique to much fanfare. The boutique is overflowing with must-have wedding gowns by brands such as Lela Rose, Temperley London, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, and Halston Heritage, not to mention a selection of bridesmaid dresses by Notte By Marchesa and By Malene Birger. Of course, in true Shopbop style, you’ll find plenty of extras, including lingerie, gifts, accessories, footwear, and bags. Importantly, there are pieces to suit girls of every ilk—whether you want a classic dress, a bohemian gown, or something slightly unconventional. Even more importantly, perhaps, there are prices for every budget—wedding gowns start at just $229. To explore, head to Shopbop.com.
Just in time for the royal wedding, The Outnet, Net-a-Porter’s little-sister outlet site, launched its very own dedicated wedding shop. What will you find inside? Wedding gowns from sought-after brands such as Vivienne Westwood Gold Label, Notte By Marchesa, and Roksanda Ilincic, bridal party dresses from labels like Alberta Ferretti and Haute Hippie, and a flock of accessories. Of course, The Outnet is known for its amazing discounts and the wedding shop is no exception. Wedding gowns have been discounted by up to 65%—prices start at just $168 for a mini dress or $110 for a pair of heels. To explore, head to TheOutnet.com.