This collection of top wedding dress stores in Chicago has something for every personality. Whether you’re searching for a feminine silhouette layered in lace, a trendy wedding cape, or something architectural and avant garde, this list has you covered.
Alice in Ivory
A bridal boutique catering for the modern romantic woman, Alice In Ivory carries 150 gowns from designers like Theia, Hayley Paige, and Rue De Seine. The store interior, decorated with crystal chandeliers and ornate gilded mirrors, has all the feel of a romantic Parisian boutique.
1117 W Armitage Ave | Lincoln Park | 312.533.9326 | aliceinivory.com
This Lincoln Park boutique offers two distinct lines for two distinct brides, Sarah Seven and Bride by Sarah Seven. The Sarah Seven collection gowns are sleek and simple with understated architectural details. The Bride by Sarah Seven collection is full of flowing chiffon and detailed, ultra-feminine lace gowns designed for a bold bride ready to make a statement. The bright and airy Chicago flagship boutique reflects the design of both collections, pairing sleek gown displays with original detailing of the vintage space.
532 W Arlington Pl | Lincoln Park | 773.270.5939 | sarahseven.com
Nestled on Chicago’s prestigious Oak Street, this appointment-only boutique carries designers from all over the world such as Berta, Peter Langner, Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera. The light-filled, all-white interior provides the perfect backdrop for their collections of luxury gowns.
106 E Oak St | Gold Coast | 312.337.6300 | ultimatebride.com
Providing heirloom gowns and bespoke designs for modern brides, Mignontte Bridal, is situated in the heart of Lakeview. Over 15 years ago, owner and designer Kpoene Kofi-Nicklin started out selling her handmade gowns on Etsy. Great demand for her designs led to the opening of Mignonette Bridal. Gowns range in price from $2,500-$4,500.
1747 W. Belmont Ave | Lakeview | 773.880.9141 | mignonettebridal.com
The sleek Vera Wang flagship salon sits at the corner of Rush St and Oak St in the prestigious Gold Coast. The salon carries some of Wang’s iconic bridal gowns in addition to the newest bridal collections and accessories. Vera Wang’s latest bridal collection embraces contemporary forms and delicate fabrics for a romantic, avant-garde vibe.
945 N. Rush St | Gold Coast | 312.379.5355 | verawang.com
This River North store offers an elegant boutique environment with outlet store prices. Brides can select from a collection of designer gowns, all off the rack, for 25 – 75% off retail prices. Walk-ins are welcomed, walk out with your gown same-day!
209 E. Illinois St | River North | 312.245.2790 | glamourcloset.com
Inspired by the latest European fashion trends, this Ukrainian Village boutique carries a collection of gowns for the bride seeking elegance and grace, clean lines, style, and individuality. Their 2018 Dolce Vita collection features lace detailing, beading, separates, and a balance of classic and contemporary silhouettes.
2236 W. Chicago Ave | Ukrainian Village | 872.802.4415 | vieroweddingdresses.com
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A bridal store by Anthropologie, BHLDN (pronounced Be-Hold-En) offers vintage-inspired, beautifully crafted wedding attire, décor and gifts. Situated at 8 East Walton St, in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, the BHLDN boutique was designed with the urban bride and party-goer in mind – offering brides and their wedding party the opportunity to experiment with headpieces and jewels in the accessories salon, as well as explore their assortment of wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses.
8 E. Walton St | Gold Coast | 312.573.2573 | bhldn.com
Hailing from New York City, Lovely sees itself as the original indie bridal shop for cool brides. Lovely offers cutting-edge wedding gowns from emerging designers. Appointments available Wednesday – Sunday. Dresses range from $2,000 – $7,000.
1657 N. Wells St | Old Town | 312.285.2990 | lovelybride.com
This luxe Gold Coast boutique is home to a collection of gowns from some of the most sought after domestic and international designers such as Lazaro, Ines Di Santo, and Ramona Keveza. Owners Melissa Russell and Natalie Bauer pride themselves on the Bella Bianca philosophy – to deliver the finest couture bridal fashion while creating a once-in-a-lifetime moment for their brides.
12 W. Maple St | Gold Coast | 312.787.2377 | bellabianca.com
Located in Andersonville, Honey Bridal stocks handcrafted dresses and separates from independent designers. Styles range from understated jumpsuits to full-on ball gowns. Owners and sisters, Dana Karlow and Hallie Borden, see Honey as a fresh take on bridal in Chicago – relaxed, inclusive, and a little bit irreverent, serving up cocktails and good music for each appointment.
5135 N. Clark St | Andersonville | 773.809.3382 | honey-bridal.com
Founded by designer Alyssa Kahle, Alyssa Kristin’s collections are designed and created right here in Chicago. The gowns are thoughtfully designed so that each piece features a distinctive element – a dramatic train, a unique neckline, a removable skirt. Alyssa Kristin offers low-cost customizations on all of their gowns, encouraging their brides to have fun – mix & match tops and skirts, add a sleeve, lower the back or add some train.
505 N. LaSalle Dr., #575 | Gold Coast | 773.887.2812 | alyssakristin.com
Dimitra’s Bridal Couture
Touting a fashion-focused approach, Dimitras Bridal Couture, carries a coveted selection of couture wedding gowns by designers such as J’Aton Couture, Reem Acra, and Marchesa. Bridal consultants meet one-on-one with each bride to discuss the wedding vision before pulling bridal silhouettes and styles that are best suited for the bride and her wedding.
1009 N. Rush St | 312.787.0920 | dimitrasbridal.com
Designers Hwang and Kenneth Park are the husband-and-wife team behind VWIDON and VWIDON Atelier. Having launched their first bridal collection in 2001 Hwang and Park continue to design contemporary wedding gowns for fashion-forward brides. All VWIDON gowns are designed and made in right here in Chicago.
740 N. Franklin St., Suite 11 | River North | 312.654.9078 | vwidon.com
The Jenny Yoo collections incorporate rich and luxurious fabrics to create elegant, feminine, refined looks for brides and bridesmaids. Attention to detail, cut, proportion ensures each dress receives the most feminine and flattering fit for the modern bride or bridesmaid. Jenny Yoo’s new Superior St showroom is outfitted with pink tufted seating and warn brass elements that embody the feminine brand.
311 W Superior St., Suite 404 | River North | 312.642.2327 | jennyyoo.com
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Luxe Bridal Rack
At Luxe Bridal Rack you’ll find hundreds of high-end gowns for a fraction of retail prices. New to the Chicago bridal market in 2017, this Logan Square boutique, is committed to providing a shopping service that is truly special.
2167 N. Milwaukee Ave | Logan Square | 773.917.5893 | luxebridalrack.com
Another significant player in the Gold Coast Bridal District, Mira Couture, has been marrying brides with couture gowns for nearly 50 years. Equal parts bridal boutique and couture atelier, brides can peruse the selection of luxury gowns or work with in-house dress makers and designers to create a bespoke piece. Mira Couture also carries a selection of evening gowns and cocktail attire.
1 E. Delaware Pl | Gold Coast | 312.255.1699 | miracouture.com
Image credits in order of appearance: 1: Alice in Ivory gown at Chez. Photo by Christy Tyler Photography. 2: Mignonette Bridal Two Piece. Photo by Studio 29 Photography. 3: Models wearing Alyssa Kristin gowns. Photo by Erin Stubblefield Photography.