There is nothing written in stone that says you have to buy your bridemaid’s dresses at a bridal shop. So shop around, there are lots of places like Fairweathers, Suzy Shier and even The Bay or Sears that has a nice selection.
A trend these days is for the bride to have her bridemaids purchase their own dress. The only decision the bride makes is the color, it is her wedding. Having the girls choose their own dresses allows them to be comfortable in the dress and allows them to choose something they can afford.
Fact:The A-line dress is the most popular cut for bridemaid’s dresses, as it flatters all sizes.