Post # 1
So i have left it late, i am getting married in October and don’t have a bridesmaid dresses. I was hoping if Sydney brides know of anywhere where you can just get a couple of bridesmaid dresses off the rack not to expensive under $200.00. I was thinking there has to be some little Asian dress shops that stock bridesmaid/formal dresses as well but I don’t know of any. I know when I used to go formal dress shopping there was some places at Redfern and I got my formal dress at the Paddys markets, but I am not sure if they are there anymore.
I am not that fussed about colour or style, Ill go same colour different styles, same style different shades or all uniform.
If anyone knows anywhere that would be great.
Post # 2
I’m not sure about off the rack but if you run out of luck and start to look online, a Public Service Announcement to avoid Natasha Millani 😉
Post # 3
I was about to suggest ‘Market City’ area near Central/Darling Harbour but I haven’t actually been there in about 6 years. How about Birkenhead Point? There are a couple of shops there that do formal type dresses, although for me I wanted a very specific colour so we couldn’t find anything from there.
Otherwise from bridal stores you can do a rush order for dresses that aren’t off the rack, but I think most long dresses are >$250 (not sure about short).
Post # 4
Newy02: I’d try places like Myers and DJs first – they have the mid year stock take sales starting now so you might be able to get a bargain.
Post # 5
Newy02: I made the same mistake, and have just ordered my bridesmaid dresses from http://www.weddingoutlet.com.au
I paid the express fee of $15 per dress, and am hoping my dresses will arrive safely within the next 6 weeks as the website states!
Post # 6
hmmm… i wonder if your username might mean that you are located somewhere outside of Sydney like I am. I found amazing off the rack choices on Hunter Street, there was a pop up bridal shop there last week with tons of choices.
Post # 7
Thanks everyone. I am going out on Saturday, going to give Parramatta a shot.
mrs_loml where abouts in Hunter Street, one of my Bridesmaid works down that way in the city so I will get her to have a look. I am originally from Sydney but live down Wollongong now.
I’ll let you all know how I go.
Post # 8
I’d look at retail stores- sheike, forever new, review, seduce, alannah hill etc.
Post # 9
oh, I know some Aussie brides that have gone with dresses from places like Cue and Review and they’ve looked amazing. Might be worth checking out Polka Dot Bride and looking at the vendor listings after each wedding recap.
Post # 10
Thanks everyone for your feedback, went out to Parramatta on Saturday. There is a shop next to Forever new at Westfield Parrammata that does have dresses off the rack.
We ended up at A Brides Blessing at Wentworthville I definently reccommend for Bridesmaid Dresses they have a massive selection of Alfred Angelo plus a couple of other brands that are a bit more expensive,.I am sure they had multiple of every dress available in the catalog and dress samples in all colours and sizes and the price was the best I had come accross. If you needed something desperately I am sure they would have enough samples to fit out a bridal party.
I ordered the dresses they arrive in 12 weeks, just in time : )
Post # 11
Bumping up this thread!
I bought my bridesmaid dresses at MyFashion located 91 John Street, Cabramatta, Sydney, they were $199.
I had 3 bridesmaids who were sizes 4/6, 8 and 14/16. They all liked 1 dress they tried on with thick chiffon straps and empire waistline which flattered all 3 body shapes. It was a relief because people kept on telling me to buy 3 different dresses of the same colour which would’ve been a bigger headache for me.
Dresses at MyFashion cater for asians as the full length dresses had shorter hemlines compared to western chainstores and boutiques. They generally have majority of sizes in stock of the dresses you see displayed on the walls. Only 1 dress did not have the size in the colour we wanted so it had to be ordered, they took around 3 months which I was still okay with since we still had a lot of time.
Ive seen numerous sizes and good stock at Sydney stores that I’ve been to:
- Brides Blessing in Wentworthville
- Sweethearts Bridal in Blacktown
- Smilk in Dural and Windsor
- Dream Bridal Boutique in Cabramatta
- Bell Bridal in Cabramatta