The Best Way to Shop Wedding Dress Trunk Shows Online

Trunk shows are ubiquitous to the bridal industry, and for good reason. Though the shows vary designer to designer, they’re generally a way for brides to view, try on, and buy gowns from a collection straight off the runway, before they hit stores. Perfect for finding a unique dress? Yes. Easily accessible? Not exactly.

That was, until Moda Operandi digitized the process. Now, you can shop all sorts of collections — including non-bridal ones — from the comfort of your own home. Finding a brand-new designer dress has never been so easy!

How It Works

Moda Operandi is constantly hosting a large number of shows. To get started, simply browse the site to find one that interests you, and start looking through the collection! You shouldn’t be limited in options, either — rather than only offering certain pieces, Moda offers each collection in full.

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Each collection is typically available for two weeks. Any that are about to end (even if there’s still six or so days left) will have a note by it so you don’t miss out.

Once you’ve found something you like, you’ll pay half of the listed price up front, and the rest when your order arrives — which, since you’re shopping designs fresh off the runway, can take awhile. The exact arrival time depends on the designer and collection, but most take at least 12 to 18 weeks. Some designers will even specify a timeframe in which you can expect to receive your piece. For example, Vera Wang’s current show is offering dresses that are expected to ship anywhere from May 16, 2019 – June 29, 2019.

Though you may be stressed about the idea of waiting that long to get a dress that doesn’t even fit, Moda actually offers full refunds and complimentary return shipping. Plus, the site has a “True Fit” tool which compares designer measurements with your normal size from other designers to suggest the best fit option for you!

SEE MORE: 30 Non-Traditional Wedding Dresses We Love

The Dresses

We picked a few of our favorite designers and dresses to give you an idea of what to expect!

Isabelle Armstrong Bridal

Tatiana Silk Mermaid Gown – $5,200
Arlette Satin Organza Ball Gown With Embroidered Long Sleeves – $7,200

Savannah Miller Bridal

Lilian Sequined Ballerina Silk Tulle Tiered Gown – $3,750
Ruby Silk Twisted Halter Neck Backless Gown With Train – $3,500

Markarian Bridal

Aurelia Cami V-Neck Lace Gown – $8,895
Arabella Silk Ruffle Gown With Leg Slit – $3,550

Elizabeth Fillmore Bridal

Adele Tulle Sheathe Bodice With Silk Bias Cut Skirt – $4,840
Claudette Fitted Butterfly Skirt With Cascading Ribbons – $4,840

Temperley London Bridal

Mimi Gown With Long Sleeve Lace Overlay – $4,195
Phoebe Off-Shoulder Gown With Fitted Lace Bodice – $6,995

Costarellos Bridal

Neoromantic Angel Sleeve Tiered Tulle Dress – $5,945
Mock-Neck Ruffled Mesh Dress – $4,715

Mira Zwillinger 

Chaz Strapless Silk Gown With Embroidery – $10,890
New Fiona Sweetheart Silk Strap Gown With Tulle Skirt And Bow – $9,460

Carolina Herrera

Idelle V-Neck Silk Trumpet Gown With Cascading Train – $7,290
India Floral Embroidered Tulle A-Line Gown – $9,990

Vera Wang Bridal

Marthe A-Line Gown With Cap Sleeve – $5,900
Henrietta Tulle A-Line Gown With Macrame Lace Accents And Corset Bodice – $5,900

Cushnie Bridal

Alex Collarless Fitted Jacket With Open Back – $2,695
Aiden Kimono Sleeve Lace Jumpsuit – $3,995

Brandon Maxwell Bridal

M’O Exclusive: Strapless Bustier Ball Gown – $9,990
M’O Exclusive: Chiffon Cross Back Gown – $4,050

Rosie Assoulin Bridal Classics Collection

Bandeau Gown – $10,995
M’O Exclusive Happy Clouds Tie Neck Gown – $3,995

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