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Bridesmaid Dresses Directory

Adriennes

155 Orchard St., nr. Rivington St.; 212-475-4206; adriennesny.com

This well-established house of bridal wear carries quasi-affordable names like Alvina Valenta, Badgley Mischka, and Jim Hjelm ($150 to $350). They also have their own in-house line. Alterations cost $75. By appointment only.

Ann Taylor Celebrations

645 Madison Avenue, nr. 60th St.; 212-832-9114; anntaylor.com

The generally affordable line for bridesmaids proffers a great selection of polished looks at prices that won’t break the bank. The dresses ($189 to $229) are uniformly simple and come in hues like light green.

Calypso Christiane Celle

935 Madison Ave., nr. 74th St. (various locations); 212-535-4100; calypso-celle.com

The five floors of Calypso Christiane Celle offer versatile apparel that bridesmaids can wear for years. Most pieces-including bustiers, balloon-sleeved Vista wrap tops ($150), Katia bustle skirts, and long wrap Julia ($295) dresses-can be special-ordered in silk; expect them in ten weeks.

Ciarla.com

If you want a vintage feel to your bridesmaids’ dresses, Ciarla Bride offers a simple-and lovely-solution: One dress with a cinch waist and a circle skirt that comes in five different necklines, seven color options, and six polka-dot prints.

Clifford Michael Designs

45 E. 60th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-888-7665; cliffordmichael.com

The focus at Clifford Michael is on giving customers (especially a mother-of-the-bride or -groom) a gown that really fits, whether it’s through a custom order or alterations. Elegant long gowns start at $2,500, and shorter dresses appropriate for bridesmaids start at $1,500. Appointments are recommended.

Here Comes the Bridesmaid

213 W. 35th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Ste. 502; 212-647-9686

This small boutique has amassed more than 400 styles of dresses for bridesmaids alone. Frocks range from the familiar (Jim Hjelm, Watters & Watters) to the unusual (Siri) and cost $150 to $360. The knowledgeable staff likes to work one-on-one with clients, so they recommend calling ahead for an appointment.

J.Crew

Various locations; 800-562-0258; jcrew.com

Color schemes are easy to execute with the store’s tasteful options for bridesmaids. Current keepers include the vampy cotton-halter Lydia ($250) and the silk-taffeta Lorelei ($215), which sticks to simplicity with solid results.

Jenny Yoo Collection

139 W. 35th St., nr. Broadway, ninth fl.; 212-645-0823; jennyyoo.com

Jenny Yoo’s creations are feminine (light layers of chiffon and silk charmeuse) and ultrabright (canary yellows and pomegranate reds). Styles are simple, like the Elizabeth, an A-line dress with a bateau neckline, and the Anastasia, a spaghetti-strap Empire-waist ball gown. From $290.

Kathlin Argiro

265 W. 37th St., nr. Eighth Ave., seventh fl.; 212-268-8774; kathlinargiro.com

Kathlin Argiro creates made-to-order dresses in fabrics like cotton sateen and faille, and in Lilly Pulitzer-esque color combos. Bridesmaids can choose from a range of silhouettes, and then pick a fabric and a "trim" to tie around the waist. From $200 to $300.

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