Ever since I published about the crisis of bridesmaid dress prices, I’ve had a number of people pop up on my site looking for “coco myles.” Since it hasn’t stopped, I looked into her myself. Figured it might be useful.
As it turns out, Coco Myles appears to be a decent solution for finding inexpensive bridesmaid dresses. If the bride wants to conform to certain traditions and isn’t able to make the dresses herself, there are a number of classic looks done by Coco Myles which seem to be priced under $150 (but over $125).
In my book, that’s still a lot of money to spend on a dress, especially when you probably need alterations, shoes, hair, etc.
The price is theoretically so low because they only sell online and thus you don’t have to worry about store pricing.
Fun things about it:
- You can choose skirt, bodice and color with a mix-and-match so that way you can have bridesmaids with the same colors but different bodices to suit their shapes. Or you can have the same dress with different colors for a rainbow look.
- She does inexpensive celebrity-inspired designs. Same $150 ish or lower price. Not bad.
- Because the dresses (including celebrity dresses) can come in white, brides can get dresses at much more reasonable prices than most salons.
Less fun things:
- Prices are still over $100. It’s much more expensive than buying sundresses and possibly some prom/bridesmaid dresses on sale. There are cheaper dresses available.
- Not good variety for Jr. Bridesmaids or pregnant ones. They have one design for each which can be color-customized. Maybe it’ll introduce more variety as time goes on.
If you need need need a bridesmaid dress that looks conventional and like every other wedding but you don’t want to pay too much, this is the place to go (well, I have no idea about quality, but you only need it once). You can even get some variety. And you won’t have to pay as much.
I’m still looking for another answer for bridesmaids.