A woman often dreams about her wedding since being a little girl. Whatever the theme or image for the perfect wedding, an important part is the women chosen to stand beside her. Finding bridesmaids dresses is made easy at some of Connecticut’s best boutiques. Brides can also find bridesmaid dresses for every budget.

Mariella Creations
2192 Silas Deane Highway‎
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
(860) 529-8558
www.mariellacreations.com

In a separate room from the bridal or mother of the bride gowns, you will find a number of bridesmaids dresses ready for sampling. Over 500 bridesmaids dress samples are available for your favorite ladies to try on in the fitting rooms. Dresses range from cocktail length to full length. Designers include Bill Levkoff, Alfred Sung, Alvina Valenta and Jim Hjelm Occasions, among others. Bridesmaids can have alterations done in house at Mariella’s. This boutique makes it easy for out-of-state or out-of-country bridesmaids to order their dresses online. Brides also love the ease of ordering color swatches to ensure the color palette matches across all themes of the wedding.

The White Dress By The Shore
104 East Main Street
Clinton, CT 06413 |
(860) 669-4596
www.thewhitedressbytheshore.com

The White Dress By The Shore is sure to make your special day all about you. Its attention to each bride and wedding party starts with a personalized consultation during a private appointment. The luxurious store has a special section, Chic By The Shore, for bridesmaids dresses. Designers carried include Amsale, Donna Morgan, Lula Kate and Jenny Yoo. Dresses start at $178 each.

Bliss Bridal
116 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 250-3390
www.blissbridalct.com

A mother-and-daughter team filled the void of a bridal boutique in Cheshire, Connecticut. Together they have created a beautiful 1,300-square-foot shop that is designed with you in mind. Bliss Bridal prides itself on making experiences at the shop unique and personal. If you are looking for comfort and charm, you’ve found your match. With ease, you and your bridal party will search for the perfect bridesmaids dresses, including selections from Allure and Bill Levkoff. Please allow four months for bridesmaid dresses to arrive, however rush orders are available.

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Harold’s Formal Wear
19 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 562-4156
www.haroldsnewhaven.com

Harold’s Formal Wear is a one-stop shop. The whole bridal party can find their gowns and tuxedos at the shop including bridal, mother of the bride, flower girl, bridesmaid and more. If you are concerned about having enough variety for your bridesmaids to choose, from stop by Harold’s. It has a large room full of options including bridesmaid dress designers Rina DiMontella and Alexia Designs.

Bridal Trousseau
529-531 Main Street
Branford, CT 06405
(203) 488-1552
www.bridal-trousseau.net

As you walk into Bridal Trousseau, you may think you are in New York walking into a posh bridal boutique. The expert stylists at this boutique help brides finish the wedding look they are searching for in bridesmaid dresses. Choose from Jim Hjelm, Bari Jay, Lazaro, Alvina Valenta, Bill Levkoff and Jovani. Bridal Trousseau is the 2014 Advocate Best of New Haven Reader’s Poll winner.

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Kimberly Ord is a freelance writer and lifetime resident of Connecticut. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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