After the bride’s own dress, the bridesmaid dresses are arguably the most important fashion element of a wedding. Whether you’re looking for short dresses or long, matching or simply colour coordinated, these Calgary stores can help you find flattering and stylish dresses for the friends and family standing beside you on your wedding day.
This Inglewood boutique isn’t a bridal store, but it’s full of beautiful cocktail-length dresses that would suit a wedding setting perfectly. Many of the dresses feature tulle, floral prints or pretty lace details, and there are dress options ranging in colour from blush pink to black that would fit a range of colour schemes.
1216A 9 Ave. S.E., 403-261-9919, adornboutique.ca, @adorncalgary
The Bridal Centre
The Bridal Centre has one of the largest bridesmaids departments in Calgary. The store offers service appointments with trained bridesmaid consultants to help ease the stress of finding the perfect colour and right size for each girl standing beside the bride (or breakdancing next to her at the reception – whatever your style is). Look for bridesmaid dresses from brands like Mori Lee, Watters, Alfred Angelo and more.
1240 73 Ave. S.E., 403-258-3003, bridalcentre.com, @bridalcentre
Cameo & Cufflinks
Eliminate some stress from your wedding preparations by outfitting your entire wedding party at Cameo & Cufflinks. Along with wedding dresses, tuxedos, flower girl dresses and mother of the bride dresses, the downtown shop offers a large selection of bridesmaid dresses from Alfred Angelo, After Six, Jenny Yoo, Sorella Vita, Hayley Page Occasions and more. In-house alterations are available.
1324 11 Ave. S.W., 403-288-5006, cameoandcufflinks.com, @cameocalgary
U.S.-based retailer David’s Bridal offers a range of cocktail and floor length bridesmaid dresses from well-known lines like White by Vera Wang, Wonder by Jenny Packham and the store’s own line. David’s Bridal also carries a range of fun bridesmaid gifts and accessories, like satin robes that say “Bridesmaid” on the back.
319, 7337 Macleod Tr., 403-386-3250, davidsbridal.ca, @davidsbridal
For a fresh take on traditional wedding parties, Durand Bridal offers consultations for “groomsmaid” dresses. Perfect for if a groom opts to have his sisters or female friends in the wedding party, this retailer coordinates the groomsmaid dresses to help them fit in alongside a sea of tuxedos or suits. But for those looking for more traditional bridesmaid dresses, the store also carries dresses from Alfred Angelo, Venus Bridal and Christina Wu.
9618 Horton Rd. S.W., 403-454-2684, durandbridal.com, @durandbridal
Ethos Bridal Group
Having difficulty finding bridesmaid dresses that match your wedding colour scheme? Consider a trip to Ethos Bridal Group, which has around 75 different colours of bridesmaids dresses. The large selection includes dress brands such as Alfred Angelo, Bari Jay and Mori Lee.
908 17 Ave. S.W., 403-245-4188, ethosbridal.com