Finding the perfect wedding dress is one of the most exciting parts of planning a wedding! From ballgowns to mermaid, there are so many amazing styles to choose from and plenty of incredible designers. When searching for the right bridal Illinois bridal boutique to visit, you’ll want to make sure you are choosing one that offers dresses in your price range as well as styles you like. You’ll often be able to see a sample of their offerings online before visiting the shop, which is one of the reasons why we’ve rounded up some of the best bridal boutiques Illinois has to offer!
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Alyssa Kristin was in public accounting before transitioning to a career in the bridal industry. When she was getting married, she couldn’t find the perfect dress, and decided to make it herself. That dress is now a part of her own collection, which offers brides chic and modern gowns. Each dress has one unique feature that makes it special, like a high neckline with a low back for example. Oh, and did we mention she also creates custom gowns?
Oakbrook & Chicago, Illinois
Bella Bianca has two locations, one in downtown Chicago and the other in Oakbrook. Owners Melissa and Natalie hand-select the best dresses for both locations and you’ll be sure to find a range of styles, including gowns by designers like Alon Livne, Anne Barge, Anna Maier, Galia Lahav, Hayley Paige, Martina Liana, Modern Trousseau, Pronovias and Rivini. Make sure to check out which shop has what online if you’re looking for a particular designer, though!
Alice in Ivory caters to the modern romantic woman with styles from a number of independent designers. We love their offerings that include over 150 dresses from designers like Alexandra Grecco, Rime Arokady, Anna Campbell, Rue de Seine, Theia, Rebecca Schoneveld, Katie May and more. Each dress is truly unique and appeals to a variety of budgets and styles.
Dimitra’s has been a go-to Illinois bridal boutique for brides seeking luxury dresses for so many years. Owner Dimitra learned about fashion when she grew up in her mother’s, a master dressmaker and seamstress, atelier in Athens, Greece. She learned garment making and studied at FIT in New York before starting her own atelier in 1972 in Chicago. Fast forward 30 years later and she established Dimitra’s, which took off as a premiere bridal boutique for Chicago clientele. Designers include Amsale, Ersa Atelier, Inbal Dror, Lela Rose, Lihi Hod, Romona Keveza and more.
Ultimate Bride has been in business since 1982, so you can trust they know a little bit about the perfect wedding gown. This is a great (family-owned!) Illinois bridal boutique for those seeking luxury dresses from the world’s best designers. The team here prides themselves on excellent service, industry knowledge, and most importantly, a great collection of curated dresses from designers like Berta, Carolina Herrera, Erin Cole, Ines Di Santo, Jenny Packham, Mira Zwillinger and more.