If you're looking for a dress-shopping experience that will truly make you feel like a princess, venture off Oak Street into River North to Belle Vie. Drawing clientele from all over the world, you might expect a hoity-toity attitude at this posh, in-demand bridal shop, but the experience is quite the contrary. Here, you'll feel right at home—and not just because its drop-dead gorgeous new location is in The Flair House, one of Chicago's most historic homes. The staff, too, will make you feel like family. Whatever your vision or situation, this shop will do what it takes to make your dreams come true.
The best bridal shops in Chicago know it's all about the dress. No other shopping experience can rival the hunt for the gown you'll wear when you say "I do" standing nervously in front of all of your closest family and friends—all eyes on you. (No pressure.) Whether you're a couture gown seeker or the thrift store queen, you'll be saying "yes to the dress" in no time at these beautiful stores. Then it's off to the shoe shops, hair salons and nail salons. Happy planning!