Bridesmaid Dresses Directory
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Lela Rose Bridesmaid118 W. 20th St., nr. Sixth Ave., third fl.; 646-638-9600, ext. 112; lelarose.com
Lela Rose’s new collection of bridesmaids’ dresses incorporates elements like pleated cotton faille and extras like satin belts. Cocktail- or full-length crinkle-chiffon dresses come in a variety of hues. From $250 to $450. By appointment only.nicolemiller.com
Nicole Miller’s bridesmaids’ line favors rich, bold hues over traditional pastel tones. Miller’s versatile, print-driven cocktail styles ($290 to $490), in mix-and-match colors, are her forte. She also offers mother-of-the-bride gowns. By appointment only.rkbridal.com
Having been in the business for more than 50 years, this garment-district shop boasts affordable gowns. RK carries dozens of brands, including Watters & Watters, Dessy, After Six, Alfred Sung, Bill Levkoff, and Vivian Dessy Collection ($120 to $300). On-site alterations don’t run more than $65.sajainc.com
Los Angeles-based designer Yoo Lee creates just-sexy-enough dresses in chiffon and jersey (from $300). For smaller bridal parties, the shop often uses in-store inventory to outfit bridesmaids.simpledress.com
Designer Christina Dalle Pezze created her line with the idea that the bride can select the color and length of the dresses (from $265), while bridesmaids choose their own styles from six different silks.
Known for classic bridesmaids’ dresses that come in more than 55 styles, seven fabrics, and 50-plus colors that can be mixed and matched to fit anyone, you’re practically guaranteed to find something to fit your style.
Two Birds289 W. 12th St., at Eighth Ave.; 212-633-1384; twobirdsbridesmaid.com
For brides who fear that they’ll never make their bridesmaids happy, this company offers a wrapable dress (in fifteen shades) that can be twisted approximately fifteen ways ($270 for short, $290 for long). For $100, they’ll send a fabric-tying specialist out on the big day.verawang.com
The famed designer turns out bridesmaids’ dresses that are stylish and fairly affordable. This season, Wang offers glamorous frocks like a satin dress with an Empire waist, pleated bubble skirt, and flower detail ($280). Orders take eight to ten weeks to arrive.theweddinglibrary.com
This wedding one-stop shop has bright, chic dresses from Coren Moore ($250 to $350); formal evening wear from Amsale Bridesmaids (from $270); and unlimited options from Thread (from $270).
From the Winter 2008 New York Wedding Guide
- Camille La Vie
Palisades Center – 1611 Palisades Center Drive West Nyack, NY 10994 ; Tel: 845-727-7270 ; www.camillelavie.com
Camille La Vie & Group USA is a prime dress destination for prom, homecoming and all other occasions with other locations in Jersey Gardens, Secaucus and Franklin Mills Mall. Visit camillelavie.com.
- Lotus Bridal
1822 Avenue U Brooklyn, NY 11229 ; Tel: 718-332-4385 ; www.lotusbridal.com
This one-stop shop for brides has elegant designer gowns (from $800) and bridesmaid dresses (from $160), plus hair and makeup. Featured designers include Allure, Enzoani, Maggie Sottero and San Patrick, Jim Hjelm, Lazaro & Bari Jay.
- twobirds Bridesmaid
166 Mercer Street, PH 6B New York, NY 10012 ; Tel: 212-633-1384 ; www.twobirdsBridesmaid.com
twobirds Bridesmaid marries a bride's vision with her maids' happiness. ONE dress, TWO sizes with over 15 ways to wrap flattering women of all shapes/sizes and wear it again after the wedding. No alterations needed.