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The best e-commerce websites for the big day to suit all tastes and budgets
by Silvia Bortolotto
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Offering a fast and easy shopping experience, online shopping has many advantages. Preferred by today’s younger generation, online shopping has become increasingly popular in Covid times, even when choosing wedding dresses and accessories.
Clothes, shoes, veils, clutch bags, gloves, hats, jewels and headpieces are all available from the same online portal. Items are delivered directly to your door, so you can try them on in the comfort of your own home. You can easily change size or ask for a full refund if items do not meet your expectations.
Here’s our round-up of the best e-commerce websites for online shopping to suit all tastes and budgets, where you’ll be able to find everything you need for that perfect bridal look.
Moda Operandi’s comprehensive ‘For the Bride’ section includes a range of bridalwear and accessories, including jewelry, shoes and bags, all just a click away (a number of items can be pre-ordered or purchased at exclusive trunk shows). The brand offers timeless dresses by Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta, along with incredible pieces by emerging brands such as Markarian and Danielle Frankel.
Net-A-Porter offers a wide but curated range of dresses and outfits for sophisticated women, both for weddings and for other events leading up to the big day. The brand offers classic dresses with clean lines by Galvan, Alex Perry and Safiyaa, as well as pieces by Ralph & Russo, Valentino and Marchesa for a bold and explosive look.
Matchesfashion’s wedding section offers an incredible selection of sought-after designers for fashionable brides, including renowned bridal designers such as Erdem, Vivienne Westwood and Rodarte. There’s an impressive array of accessories worthy of a royal fairytale wedding, from gorgeous shoes by Jimmy Choo to unique headdresses by Stephen Jones.
Farfetch offers the perfect solution to buy your entire wedding outfit as well as any other dresses you may need in the lead up to the big day. There’s an extensive selection of prêt-à-porter – often on sale – by famous designers such as Giambattista Valli and Alexander McQueen, and a fabulous selection of vintage items from Chanel to Christian Dior, all in superb condition.
Sexy, trendy and affordable, Revolve offers head-turning collections featuring plunging necklines, both front and back, with tight corset dresses inspired by the most sensual lingerie, with mind-blowing slits and sheer elements. Dresses by For Love & Lemons and Bronx & Banco make for the perfect second dress to change into during the wedding reception. The dresses are great for bachelorette parties, too.
Brides-to-be will be mesmerized by LuisaViaRoma’s extensive Bridal section, which combines designer pieces by icons such as Vivienne Westwood and Roger Vivier with dresses by rising stars. Its Capsule Collection Exclusive includes an Haute Couture service for made-to-measure outfits, including dreamy pieces by Ashi Studio.
Over The Moon
Over The Moon is a website dedicated to weddings, featuring everything from bridal registries to pageboy clothes. It offers a range of outfits for a variety of occasions, along with veils and splendid accessories for brides seeking unique, sophisticated brands such as Luisa Beccaria and Barbara Tfank. The brand also offers styling services.
MyTheresa offers a fantastic selection to suit all styles, from wonderfully elegant and contemporary Givenchy suits that are perfect for civil ceremonies, to floor-length silk gowns by Rasario for black tie weddings, and exuberant and ultra-feminine creations by Alessandra Rich for the most romantic of brides.
Shopbop is the perfect choice for brides who want to pull off that stylish look on a low budget. The brand offers short and flirty dresses by Zimmermann and Self Portrait for civil ceremonies and honeymoons, as well as long, floaty dresses by Marchesa Notte and Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, ideal for garden wedding receptions and romantic getaways.
Born as a Net-A-Porter outlet, The Outnet is perfect for brides looking for designer pieces by stylists such as Jenny Packham and Alberta Ferretti at discounted prices – with at least 50% off the retail price. They may be dresses from previous season’s styles, although you won’t comprise on style or look.