Find the Perfect Wedding Dress
You want your wedding dress to reflect your personality, your style, and your love-and we're here to help you find the perfect match. After all, a bridal gown is more than just another piece of clothing. We find that thinking about your wedding day is a great way to start your wedding gown search. What kind of celebration do you imagine? Is it a casual city hall wedding or backyard vows? We have the perfect casual and simple wedding dresses ! Are you planning a glamorous ballroom event or a sunny beach ceremony? We have glamorous gowns and wedding dresses perfect for the beach!
Bridal Gowns Online and In Store Styling
Once you have an idea for your day, consider what wedding dress details you're drawn to. If you're not sure which direction to go, take our wedding dress quiz for style recommendations personalized just for you. You can also make an appointment for an in-store styling session at a bridal shop near you, where an expert will guide you through the process of trying on bridal dresses, narrowing down your options, and accessorizing your favorite with touches like veils that express your unique style. When you're just getting started and can't tell an A-line from a ball gown or a sheath from a trumpet, check out our silhouette guide, which breaks down the most popular options with tips, so you can figure out which wedding dress is right for you. In the end though, all that matters is how your wedding dress makes you feel-and we hope you feel beautiful.
Find the Perfect Wedding Dress
Celebrate your wedding day in a gown that looks and feels stunning with hundreds of beautiful wedding dresses from David's Bridal! Find something that matches your vision with a wide selection of silhouettes, fabrics, and colors, then browse details like wedding veils for the finishing touch. Whether you're hosting a black tie affair, a casual event, or a destination seaside wedding, David's has simple and glamorous gowns to perfectly capture your style.
Bridal Gowns Online and In-Store
Looking for the perfect gown but not sure where to start? Get a sense of what styles you like with our wedding dress quiz, then narrow it down by browsing our silhouette guide. Once you've got an idea in mind, book a free appointment with one of our personal stylists to try on gowns in your favorite fits, fabrics, and sizes.
Why are wedding dresses white?
The origin of the white wedding dress tradition dates back to 1840, when Queen Victoria made a statement by wearing a white lace gown at her royal wedding. Previously, wedding gowns had come in a wide variety of colors, both for practicality as well as style. White was rarely worn, so the Queen's choice sparked instant notice and set a new trend of white wedding gowns that endures to this day.
How much is usually a wedding dress?
The average wedding dress in the U.S. costs $2,000-$4,000. David’s Bridal carries wedding dresses under $100 but their average gown is around $500, with more elegant options up to $2,000, while other brands can be up to $10,000.
Do wedding dresses run small?
Depending on the wedding dress designer you choose, the answer is yes. At David's Bridal, they worked with over 10,000 real woman to create a set of true wedding dress measurements so most brides find that their wedding dress size is the same as their normal clothing size.
What is the most popular wedding dress silhouette?
The most popular wedding dress silhouette is the A-line wedding dress because of its universally flattering shape. The nipped-in waist hugs your curves while the skirt flares gently for a comfortable and elegant style that's a timeless favorite.
What to wear under a wedding dress
Brides typically wear slips to keep their skirt in place, adhesive bras for strapless gowns, and shaper panties to create a smooth, secure, and confident ensemble. One helpful tip: If you have undergarments that you plan on using under your dress, bring them to your appointment when you are dress shopping.
How to bustle a wedding dress
This is a prefect job for your maid of honor, your mom or your mother-in-law. Depending on the shape of your gown, most dresses can have hooks added by alterations experts designed to pick up the train of the gown as they tuck under the silhouette itself. The different bustle styles include French bustle, under bustle, royal bustle, victorian bustle, ballroom bustle, and bow bustle.
Where to buy wedding dresses
There are many places you can buy weddings dresses. There are niche bridal boutiques that are either online or have physical stores, but one in every three brides will choose David's Bridal for their wedding dress because of the brand's online and offline wedding dress selections, including nearly 300 stores across the country.
When should I order my wedding dress online?
The average online bridal dress order is placed nine months before the wedding day. Ideally brides should start looking 9-12 months to allow time for alterations. David's Bridal, the nation's largest wedding dress store, offers thousands of in-stock wedding dresses for brides that want their dresses sooner than later.