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BEST Wedding Dresses

2014 BEST Wedding Dresses, Bridesmaids



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
Photograph by Bruce Peterson. Styling by Kara Butterfield.

L’Élite Bridal Boutique


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

Musette Bridal


Want to look runway-ready for your fete? Musette’s airy Newbury Street showroom offers a tightly curated selection of gowns from Jenny Packham, Peter Langner, Yolan Cris, and other high-fashion designers. And for the bride who wants something truly unique, the… read more»

2013 BEST Wedding Dresses, Bridesmaids



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


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


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»

2007 BEST Wedding Dresses

Ana Hernandez Bridal Salon


Ana Hernandez understands women who dream about The Dress. Princess-worthy ball gowns, simple sheaths, lace pantsuits…her line of custom options has something to bewitch almost any bride. And she lets you be as much of a bridezilla as you please,… read more»

2006 BEST Wedding Dresses, For the Trendsetter

Ana Hernández

Those who know labels aren’t everything order from Ana Hernández. Her custom-made creations—from long-sleeve organza to strapless silk—guarantee brides don’t end up in the same Vera Wang as everyone else. read more»

2006 BEST Wedding Dresses, Affordable



Being a bride on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t have a gorgeous gown. At Vows, designer brands are seriously discounted, and the service, if not quite five-star, is all smiles and helpful advice. Search for styles online before elbowing… read more»

2006 BEST Wedding Dresses, Bridesmaids'

Flair Brides Maids


Christine Walber Colon knows bridesmaids play no minor role in pulling off a wedding, so she outfits them accordingly. Her third-floor suite carries the bright hues, comfortable fabrics, and flattering cuts of designers such as Charsa, Lynn Lugo, and Jenny… read more»