Bride style try-on session

Calling all our 2022-2023 brides! It’s your time to shine! Wedding season is a joyful and transitional time in our lives, but it can also feel stressful and our to-do lists are never ending. At Prept, we know you’ve already got a lot on your plate so let us help check your looks off that list.

As a soon-to-be bride, I’m super excited for all the beautiful bridal looks but don’t want to break the bank. I’ve always wondered what online wedding dresses looked like in person and was happy to create an honest review for all the brides out there looking for a second opinion. All reviews are solely my opinion, and all individual body types vary, so note that while something may not have worked for me, it certainly can work for you. In fact, I encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and try on new styles!

I’ve included everything from bridal gowns, bachelorette dresses, bridal shower dresses, rehearsal dinner and engagement photo options. Scroll below to find out more and shop the links!

Vows For Life Gown

Event: Wedding Ceremony

Brand: Showpo

Price: $199.95

Sizes: 0-16

Size Worn: 10

Review: I wasn’t sure what to think of this one when first opening it. This was my first time trying an online-only wedding dress and I was pleasantly surprised. The train is longer than expected and it hugs your body pretty well. However, the sizing felt a bit off, as the waist fit fine but the chest area was too big. If I kept it, I would have to get it tailored to fit just right so I would have to factor that into the price.

Cons - Heavy Material (would not work well for a summer wedding), shows signs of undergarment lines if you don’t wear spanx underneath

Pros - Affordable & Similar Style to Bridal Boutiques

Entwined Dreams Pearl Strap Cowl Back Gown

Event: Wedding Ceremony

Brand: Showpo

Price: $239.95

Sizes: 0-16

Size Purchased: 10

Review: This was the only garment I ordered for this try-on haul that I felt was not worth showing off. The style looked super pretty online, but was a flop for me. It’s pricier than the other showpo dress yet the pearl straps and dress material seemed cheap.

Cons - Cheap material, pearl straps seemed like they would easily rip off if caught on something

Pros - Style of dress (would probably work best on a different body type)

White & Nude Floral Dress

Event: Wedding Ceremony

Brand: Lulus

Price: $119

Sizes: XS-XL

Size Worn: M

Review: I’ve heard good things about wedding dresses at Lulus, especially for price conscious brides. Unfortunately, the sizing did not work well for me. I’m usually a true Medium in Lulus dresses. I’m not sure if it was the lace details or dress style in general, but it seemed to run small. In addition, the slit went up way too high, the back clasp didn’t close and overall I was uncomfortable. However, the reviews online are GLOWING and reviewers' photos look spectacular in this dress so I’m gonna go ahead and say it depends on your body type & height!

Cons - Slit too high, doesn’t seem true to size, material feels restrictive, train is NOT as long as the model’s photo

Pros - Lace details are pretty, back is unique & beautiful

Satin Long Sleeve Dress

Event: Wedding Ceremony

Brand: Asos

Price: $225

Sizes: 0-14

Size Worn: 8

Review: This was my favorite out of the wedding gown options. I highly recommend this dress for any fall or winter brides. It is so simple, yet chic and stunning. It hugs you in the right places. Note that the satin is not going to feel or sit on your body the way a silk wedding dress would, the materials are very different. It also has a beautiful open back. I would love to walk down the aisle with something similar. Asos truly does deliver!

Cons - No train, most likely a fall or winter bridal dress

Pros - Style and price!