Best of Boston

BEST Wedding Dresses

2017 BEST Wedding Dresses, Indie

Ceremony

Boston

In a town bursting with wedding talent, few pros come as highly recommended by their peers as bridal stylist Alix Childs. Bright and airy with lofted ceilings, her studio is the perfect complement to an anything but ordinary selection of… read more»

2017 BEST Wedding Dresses, Classic

L’élite Bridal Boutique

Boston

Some brides take longer than others to pinpoint their wedding-day style. If you already know that “timeless” and “sophisticated” top your list of gown criteria, skip the soul-searching and make an appointment at L’élite. The elegant boutique impresses us time… read more»

2016 BEST Wedding Dresses, Indie

Ceremony

Boston

Owner Alix Childs’s sun-drenched Beacon Hill studio has been called the quintessential store for unique gowns. Highly regarded by industry experts for her “breathtaking feminine style,” Childs curates hard-to-find dresses from fashion-world darlings such as Lela Rose and Temperley London… read more»

2016 BEST Wedding Dresses, Classic

L’elite Bridal Boutique

Boston

Saying “yes” to the most important dress you’ll ever wear is harder than it looks on TV. Thankfully, L’élite’s light-filled showroom makes the process painless, with both classic silhouettes and dramatic runway looks from such bridal-design powerhouses as Oscar de… read more»

2015 BEST Wedding Dresses

Ceremony

Boston

Owner Alix Childs offers modern brides funky alternatives to the white-meringue gown. In her sun-drenched Beacon Hill studio, she proffers hard-to-find frocks from fashionable faves like Lela Rose and Temperley London. Our eyes are on a handpainted watercolor bridal gown…. read more»

2014 BEST Wedding Dresses, Bridesmaids

Flair

Boston

Despite some fierce new competition (BHLDN in Chestnut Hill, we’re looking at you), this boutique still offers the most swoon-worthy in-store frock selection in the area. No matter how picky or size-diverse your bridal party, the associates here will help… read more»

2014 BEST Wedding Dresses

L’Élite Bridal Boutique

Boston

The sight of lace, chiffon, and tulle gowns from celebrated designers like Monique Lhuillier and Lazaro is enough to make even the most serious bride-to-be giddy with excitement. Here those gowns are displayed in a plush, light-filled Back Bay space… read more»

2013 BEST Wedding Dresses, Bridesmaids

Flair

Boston

Flair’s gorgeous new Newbury Street store has everything you need to effortlessly choose frocks for your ‘maids: the latest designs from Jenny Yoo, Alfred Sung, and Lynn Lugo in a wide range of colors and styles, and a cozy, elegant… read more»

2008 BEST Wedding Dresses, Bridesmaids

Aria Bridesmaids

Boston

The fittings! The price tags! The taffeta! Is this any way to treat your best friends? At Aria, you pick the color and fabric, then let each girl select her most flattering dress from among more than 30 distinctive yet… read more»

2007 BEST Wedding Dresses, Bridesmaids

Flair Bridesmaid Boutique

Boston

One of the perks of having lots of friends is being in lots of weddings. The downside? Being in lots of weddings. Flair makes those obligatory bridesmaid’s-dress shopping trips something close to fun. The cheerful boutique overflows with modern silhouettes… read more»