With the use of groundbreaking technology, 180 Moda uses a portable body scanner combined with traditional bespoke technique to make fashion and style recommendations based on body shape. The shop carries hundreds of styles and fabrics to choose from and can help you create exactly what you are looking for to get that perfect fit.
5571 Cunard Street, 482-0505, 180moda.com
One of the biggest and best-known wedding shops in New Brunswick, ACS Formals has gowns, tuxedos, shoes, jewellery, decorations, invitations and props. There are over 500 in stock, formal attire for the bridesmaids, mothers and flower girls, as well as tiaras, veils and lingerie.
830 Coverdale Road, Riverview, NB 506-386-3889 acsformals.ca
ALL DRESSED UP
Gowns and evening wear are the order of the day at All Dressed Up, so no doubt you’ll be able to find that fine number for the big event. They’ve got dresses by Jovani, Nicole Miller, La Femme, BCBG, Tadashi, Alex Evening and others, with a registry of dresses available to ensure that you match the expected attire and venue.
Spring Garden Place, 5640 Spring Garden 423-8631 & 1595 Bedford Highway,www.alldresseduphfx.com
ALTER EGO TAILORING
Alterations and tailoring is what Daniel Royale is known for, with 15 years experience. He specializes in all formal alterations, especially bridal, and suggests six weeks for bridal gown alterations. Located inside Winchester's.
1479 Dresden Row, 425-1920 alteregotailoring.ca
ALWAYS AND FOREVER
Winner of the 2010 Consumer Choice Award, Always and Forever offers high quality bridal and formal wear, with wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, mothers’ dresses or elegant tuxedo ensembles. You’ll find the largest selection of in-stock tuxedos in the Maritimes in current styles from world-renowned names.
145 Main Street, Dartmouth 462-5450 always-and-forever.ca
ALYSSA'S CLASSIC FORMALS
Alyssa’s sells weddings gowns, bridal party attire, flower girl dresses, bridesmaids dresses in sizes zero to 30w, with up to 55 colours to choose from--- including Nova Scotia’s largest selection of plus-size gowns---and tuxedos for rental. They also carry tiaras, veils, shoes, handbags and a wide selection of jewellery. Alyssa’s stocks some of Canada’s most popular brands in formalwear such as Alfred Angelo, Bonny, Anjolique, Joli Bridal, Impression Bridal and Moonlight.
622 Sackville Drive, 864-8520 alyssas.ca
BEDFORD BRIDAL BOUTIQUE
Recognizing that most people only get one wear out of their wedding gown, bridesmaid's or prom dress, Marlene Kenley opened Bedford Bridal Boutique—a formalwear consignment shop— in 2014. Find a pre-loved, gently used, top-quality dress of your dreams here, or make a few bucks by cleaning out your closet saying goodbye to yours. 1516 Bedford Highway, 832-6402
BIB 'N TUCKER
Where to go to find flowergirl dresses and tiny tuxes for that cute niece and nephew to look their best at the big event. Other location in Sunnyside Mall on the Bedford Highway
6423 Quinpool Road, 423-6474 www.bibntucker.ca/
BISCUIT GENERAL STORE
Biscuit offers great modern clothing for men and women. “Our frocks department focuses on cocktail dresses that are perfect for rehearsal dinners, brunches and bachelorette events,” says owner Wendy Friedman. Clothing colours include soft neutrals, pink, cranberry, olive, deep blue and the return of black. Plus, they have shoes!
1661 Argyle Street 425-5436 biscuitgeneralstore.com
CHAPEL HILL FORM FITTERS
This store at the corner of Spring Garden and Brunswick carries a wide selection of dresses and gowns for the discerning wedding guest---or bride, as the case may be. While you’re there, check out plenty of accessories too, from purses to scarves to jewellery of all sorts.
5407 Spring Garden Road, 422-7150 On Facebook
CHESTER & FELICITY
Merging the expertise and top-notch selection of Felicity Bridal with wedding dress veterans Winchester’s, this bridal boutique truly has it all. The largest collection of designer gowns east of Montreal includes designers like Maggie Sottero, Sophia Tolli, Allure, Nicole Miller and Pronovias. You’ll also find beauties for bridesmaids, mother-of-the-bride and prom.
1479 Dresden Row, 902-421-1999
Faerie Brides has been designing and manufacturing custom-made wedding gowns worldwide for more than 15 years. Creations are based on fantasies suggested by fairy tales, the medieval, Renaissance and Victorian periods.
515 Overcove Road, Freeport, 866-298-5412 faeriebrides.com
Foreign Affair carries women’s suits and all kinds of formal ladies wear, after-five dresses or the kinds of cocktail dresses that’ll wow the groom on the honeymoon. Combine that with very edgy, chunky accessories if your married wardrobe is looking for an update. Other location on Spring Garden Road.
1705 Barrington Street 429-1407 foreignaffair.ca
Specializing in formal occasions from proms to your wedding day, Gwen's is an essential stop in the search for the perfect bridal gown as well as bridesmaid dresses.
102 Albro Lake Road, Unit 2, Dartmouth 433-0591 www.gwensbridaldartmouth.ca
KARMA WEDDING DESIGN
A distributor of high-quality bridal dresses and other wedding apparel. All gowns are made with top fabric and beadings---visit the showroom to see the work. For any custom-made dress, expect 10 to 16 weeks to deliver depending on the factory’s workload and complexity of the garment.
211 Windmill Road, Dartmouth, 446-3828 karmaweddingdesign.com
LILLIAN'S TAILOR SHOP & DRY CLEANERS
Lillian's is now under new management. The Best of Halifax-winning tailor shop is now being run by Kim Nguyen, who says that the most important thing, besides making you look spiffy, is the service. More than just taking in a waist or lowering a hem, Lillian’s is also an important part of all those Hallmark life occasions---in the summer, they’re busy making bridesmaid dresses and bridal-gown alterations.
1535 Dresden Row, 425-0018
MADE FOR YOU
Made For You are committed to helping you look the way you want to look on your special occasion. They know that making your gown is also about building a memory that you will hold for a lifetime. The owner has been making clothes for 30 years and has been in business since 2001. She specializes in custom-made clothing with an emphasis in bridal and other fine women's wear and accessories.
One of Halifax’s most venerated retailers keeps their apparel selection fresh with the best in designer labels, offering everything from sophisticated charm to approaching wearable art---including Catherine Malandrino, Laurél and Velvet---as well as a world of beauty supplies, including NARS.
5640 Spring Garden Rd, 429-6111 millsbrothers.com
ONE STOP BRIDAL
One Stop Bridal has one goal: To be the best provider for all your wedding and formal needs. One Stop is also a full-service event design and decor company with a dedicated team of professionals will make your event memorable and stress-free. Visit for a large selection of shoes, headpieces, jewellery, wedding gowns, bridal party, kids formals, giftware, party supplies, tuxedos, limos, floral and more.
227 Bedford Highway, 406-3035 onestopbridal.ca
SWEET PEA BOUTIQUE
Sweet Pea doesn't do bridal gowns but with new styles coming in weekly, you’re bound to find something fresh and tasty and completely original. With labels such as BB Dakota, Fierce, House of Spy, Grab, Kitty Clothing, Peel Designs, Allison Wonderland and Katrina Tuttle, your look will be in danger of outshining the bride.
1542 Queen Street, 423-0975
TATUM'S FASHION & BRIDAL
Windsor-based bridal store with more than 400 gowns in stock from designers including Alfred Angelo, Alfred Sung, Private Label by G, Ella Rosa, Jai International, Jade Daniels, Venus and Pallas Athena. Located on the lower level is a special occasions room where the business caters to the mothers of the wedding from sizes four to 28w, with lots of accessories to complete your look.
20 Gerrish Place, Windsor, 798-4390
A source for fashion alternatives, or to fill the suitcase with new outfits for the honeymoon, you’ll find light wear, print dresses and blouses, stuff with a bit more edge than the more conservative amongst us.
1539 Birmingham Street, 446-3662
Consider Veronica MacIsaac for custom-made and Celtic-themed work or tartan designs, with all tartans imported from the United Kingdom, available in either wool, silk or poly/viscose blend.
6047 Williams Street
Playful, fresh and stylin’ are but a few of the adjectives used to describe Wildflower, whose owner Jill Strong has won a number of Best of Halifax awards for her excellent service. She will quickly determine what you’ll look best in.
5553 Clyde Street, 420-0364 wildflowerclothing.com