Ann Taylor Wedding Dresses Review


With its line of low-cost wedding gowns, Ann Taylor is another welcome addition to the wedding party. Although only a few styles come in under $500, not one of the 19 dresses in its collection fetches more than three figures. In Ann Taylor wedding dress reviews, the line is praised for the clean, classic designs and what one bride describes on Wedding Wire as simple elegance. The staple design is strapless with tiered fabric or a softly flowing long skirt. Many are made of silk or silk blends, with a minimum of fussy detailing. One review on the Wedding Bells blog notes that this is a line of dresses you can wear again. Ditto for the bridesmaid collection, according to reviews, which includes about 30 styles (mostly short dresses) priced between $150 and $895. Based on the Ann Taylor reviews we found, much of the retailer's wedding business involves bridesmaids who comment on sites like Wedding Project that the styles rise above the usual bridesmaid look and the dresses themselves are well-made. Despite general praise for the quality-to-price ratio, we did note a couple of grumbles about the look and feel of the fabrics.

The wedding gowns and designated bridesmaid dresses are sold online only. Most customers say the ordering system works well. One Ann Taylor wedding dress review on Wedding Wire reports that a gown arrived within a week and another says a replacement gown in a different size was shipped quickly. Customers also appreciate the good condition of the gowns that arrive at their homes.

Bottom line: Reviews are relatively scarce for Ann Taylor's wedding line, but most brides-to-be who have bought their gowns from the retailer seem well pleased with their choice.

Kara Reinhardt

Kara Reinhardt is managing editor of She has contributed to outlets including NBC News' Today Money, MSN Money, and The Huffington Post. She began her career as an editor at Advertising Age and ESPN The Magazine and holds degrees from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She ...

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