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David's Bridal vs. Azazie vs. ChicSew: Which Brand of Bridesmaid Dresses to Choose?

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Not sure what bridesmaid dress brand to choose? In fact, David's Bridal, Azazie, and ChicSew are all great choices. Choosing the ideal and appropriate bridesmaid dresses is an important part of the overall wedding planning, which is crucial for the smooth running of the wedding. David's Bridal, Azazie, and ChicSew are all popular brands known for their bridesmaid dress collections, each with their own advantages and features.

So in this comparison article, we will explore the offerings of David's Bridal bridesmaid dresses, Azazie bridesmaid dresses, and ChicSew bridesmaid dresses. The focus will be on the following considerations to help you make an informed decision: style and design, fabrics, price range, sizes, ordering process, and customer reviews. In addition, this also needs to be combined with your personal preferences.

I.Background of David's Bridal, Azazie, and ChicSew

David's Bridal

Azazie

ChicSew

Date of Establishment

1950

2014

2020

Main Products

Wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, prom gowns, and other formal wear

Bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and accessories

Bridesmaid dresses, prom dresses, and other formal wear

Brand Concept

Build a workforce that is representative of the customers we serve, and where all forms of diversity are celebrated and seen as valuable.

We're committed to reinventing the bridal shopping experience. At Azazie, we believe that all women deserve to have the dress of their dreams, regardless of their size or budget.

ChicSew is chic soul. We offer a personalized and customized service, providing each bridesmaid with an exquisitely tailored gown that breaks with tradition.

Sales Channel

Online & in store

Online

Online

Whether to Have Off-the-shelf Items  

Yes

Yes

No

(Production usually starts after the order is placed, and the production cycle is 2~4 weeks.)

II.Design: Style and Colors of Bridesmaid Dresses

David's Bridal

1. Style

David's Bridal is both generous and gorgeous, with meticulous cutting. The sytle of bridesmaid dresses include beach, boho, casual, country, dress alternatives, formal, and glamorous.

Silhouettes include A-line, jumpsuit, mermaid, and sheath designs. Among them, the A-line silhouette styles are predominant. In their online store, you can view the styles of bridesmaid dresses in 3D in addition to pictures. Some styles in the store have plus-size models to try on.

Hot Selling:

 Design Style and Colors of Bridesmaid Dresses

2. Colors

David's Bridal's bridesmaid dresses come in a variety of colors. They divided the colors of their dresses into 13 categories for a total of 77 colors.

Azazie

1. Style

Azazie's overall style is romantic, gentle, and elegant.

Azazie's bridesmaid dresses come in a variety of silhouettes, with the A-line silhouette styles being the hottest sellers. Others, such as sheath, empire, mermaid, and jumpsuit silhouettes, are also offered. Some styles in the store have plus size models to try on. In addition, Azazie has a unique assortment of bridesmaid dresses that are categorized based on the style of the back.

Hot Selling:

Azazie

2. Colors

Azazie comes in a full range of colors, dividing the colors into 11 categories for a total of 79 colors. There is an exclusive category in these color categories, which is New Colors, so that customers can see more visually the new colors introduced in the online store. In Azazie, dusty blue is the most popular bridesmaid dress color. Other popular colors include Eucalyptus, black, and dusty sage. Green is a trending bridesmaid color, specifically shades of Gem, and Eucalyptus.

ChicSew

1. Style

Chicsew has a sexy, gorgeous, and elegant style that speaks of sophisticated and unique cuts.

Its main silhouette is the mermaid silhouette styles. A-line, sheath, and two-piece silhouettes are also offered. In addition, bridesmaid dresses of this brand tend to be floor-length.

 Hot Selling:

ChicSew

2. Colors

Chicsew offers an abundance of colors, 70 in all. Some of the hotter and more representative colors include burgundy, rose gold, dusty rose, terracotta, burnt orange, dusty sage, and emerald.

Suggestions for Selection

 

David's Bridal

Azazie

ChicSew

lSuggestions for Selection

If you are interested in understated yet gorgeous bridesmaid dresses and want to see the dresses through a 3-D lens, then David's Bridal, A brand with a long history, can be your go-to brand to choose from.

If you favor gentle, elegant A-line bridesmaid dresses, then Azazie would be a good choice. In addition, if your best friend's wedding is outdoors, especially if it has a rustic or country style theme, then you can consider this brand.

If you want to show off your sexy body and love luxurious and out-of-the-box bridesmaid dresses, then you can choose ChicSew, a brand that specializes in high-quality bridesmaid dresses.

When choosing bridesmaid dresses, you should consider whether the dresses match the theme of the wedding, so the choice of style and color is especially important. The bridesmaids should consult with the bride in order to choose a dress that suits their body types, skin types, and preferences. In this section, we introduce three brands of bridesmaid dresses: David's Bridal, Azazie, and ChicSew, which each have their own characteristics, and you can choose according to your own preferences and aesthetics.

Tips: If you don’t know how to judge your body type, you can read this article: How to Choose Ideal Bridesmaid Dresses for Your Body Shape at the 2023 Summer Wedding: A Complete Guide.

 

III.Wearing Comfort: Fabrics of Bridesmaid Dresses

David's Bridal

There are a total of 16 fabrics to choose from in David's Bridal. And David's Bridal's bridesmaid dresses come in complete fabrics, which are mostly light, skin-friendly, and comfortable materials. Among them, charmeuse, chiffon, and satin are the more famous fabrics of this brand. Other materials, including crepe, georgette, jersey, lace, mesh, novelty, scuba, sequin, velvet, and so on, are also good.

Azazie

There are a total of 13 fabrics to choose from in Azazie. And Azazie's representative fabric is light chiffon, which can make bridesmaids look more gentle, elegant, and generous. In addition to this, other diverse fabrics are also being offered, including stretch satin, mesh, luxe knit, lace, stretch chiffon, velvet, stretch crepe, viscose, tulle, matte satin, embroidered sequin, and signature sequin.

ChicSew

There are a total of 7 fabrics to choose from in ChicSew. And ChicSew's main fabric is soft satin with a bit of weight, which has a natural and unique sheen that creates a luxurious, sexy, and feminine vibe. Also, chiffon, velvet, sequin, jersey, lace, and tulle are good options.

IV. Budget: Price Range of Bridesmaid Dresses

David's Bridal

Azazie

ChicSew

Price Range

$11~$180

$71~$169

$79.99~$169.99

Price Distribution

Most of David's Bridal's chiffon bridesmaid dresses are under $100, while satin or charmeuse bridesmaid dresses are usually priced at $100 or more. In addition, this brand is often on sale. And from time to time, there are specials on bridesmaid dresses that are very affordable.

Azazie's price positioning is generally more affordable, with most of the hot bridesmaid dresses costing between $79 and $129, especially around $100. You can get stretch satin or chiffon bridesmaid dresses for around $100. Azazie has discounts from time to time.

ChicSew's soft satin bridesmaid dresses usually cost between $139.99~ $149.99 without discounts. While chiffon bridesmaid dresses are usually priced under $110, especially between $90~$100.ChicSew has some discounts during store anniversaries and some festivals.

Budget is very important when buying bridesmaid dresses. And the three brands of bridesmaid dresses introduced in this post have similar price positioning, but there are also differences. Before making a purchase, evaluate your affordability and value for money for each brand based on your bridesmaid dress budget and any additional costs.

 

V. Fit: Sizes of Bridesmaid Dresses

David's Bridal

Azazie

ChicSew

Size Range

0-30

1X, 2X, 3X, XS, S, M

A0-A30

US0~US30

UK4~UK34

Whether to Support Customization

Yes

(Size customization is subject to additional cost; prices may vary.)

Yes

(Free Custom Sizing for dresses already in the online store.)

Yes

 (Free Custom Sizing for dresses already in the online store.)

Whether to Have a Measurement Guide

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

Size selection is all about how well you can wear your bridesmaid dresses and how well they fit. Therefore, when shopping for bridesmaid dresses, you should be aware of the size selection and measurement guides offered by these three brands, evaluate the availability of different size ranges and customization options , and consider the ease of alterations and adjustments.

 

VI. Ordering Process and After-sales Service and Bridesmaid Dresses

David's Bridal

Azazie

ChicSew

Ordering Channel

Online & in stores

Online

(Before paying, the At-Home Try On Program can be applied for, which is available to US, UK, Australian, and Canadian customers.)

Online

Payment Method

Online: Credit Card, ATM Card;

In Stores: Cash, Credit, ATM Card, or Layaway

Credit Card, ATM Card

Credit Card, ATM Card

Shipping Processing Times

Processing: 3 days

Shipping: Next business day

Time to delivery: 4 business days

Take 1-18 days depending on location including US Territories.

Normal Order Delivery Time: Within 30 natural days worldwide from the date of confirmation.

Rush Order Delivery Time: Within 20 natural days or even earlier worldwide from the date of confirmation.

Shipping Fees

Bridesmaid dresses can ship standard, expedited, and express. Orders more than $175 come with free standard shipping throughout the U.S. (except Alaska and Hawaii).

1. US Customers:

(1) Swatches & Try-Ons: Free

(2) Orders $119+: Free (excluding tax, rush fees, swatches, try ons, tape measures, or gift cards.)

(3) Orders up to $49.99: $4.95

(4) Orders $50-$118.99: $9.95

2. International Customers: There are different ways of calculating shipping costs depending on the country.

 

Shipping costs are calculated based on the order price, destination and shipping method. Shipping fees are between $5.99~$279.99. And the higher the order price, the higher the shipping cost.

(Buyers should pay international taxes if there are customs taxes.)

Exchange and Return Policy

Online Purchase: Initiate a return for up to 7 days after you receive your merchandise for a refund in the form of your original payment.

A $12.50 charge for the prepaid shipping label will be deducted from your refund, or you may  pay for return shipping via your choice of carrier.

An item marked as Final Sale cannot be returned.

Standard size dresses and most accessories can be returned within 30 days of delivery. Jewelry and headpieces must be returned within 7 days of delivery. Please note that a restocking fee needs to be charged.

Worry-Free Returns are available for standard sizes (No Bigger than US14) within 7 natural days, but you have to pay for the return shipping costs. Custom order is finial sale and not refundable. If there is any quality problem with the package, you can apply for a free replacement, return or refund, but you need to provide appropriate proof.

When choosing a brand of bridesmaid dresses, it's important to understand each brand's ordering options and convenience, evaluate the delivery lead time of the dresses, and consider any time constraints, as well as check out each brand's return and exchange policy. A table below will provide you with this information for three brands: David's Bridal, Azazie, and ChicSew.

 

VII. Reputation: Customer Reviews of Bridesmaid Dresses among Them

David's Bridal

Azazie

ChicSew

judge.me

No

No

4.72/5

trustpilot.com

3.4

trustpilot

4.2

trustpilot

3.2

trustpilot

sitejabber.com

3.62

sitejabber

3.73

sitejabber

2.9

sitejabber

theknot.com

3.7

theknot

4.6

theknot

No

Researching the overall reputation of David's Bridal, Azazie and ChicSew is crucial when choosing a brand for bridesmaid dresses. You can also look more into the ordering experiences of regular customers and their feedback on the brand so that you can assess whether it meets your expectations.

VIII. Summary

In conclusion, when choosing a brand of bridesmaid dresses, you need to consider the brand's background, style, color, fabric, price, size, ordering process, and reputation. Combined with the basic information about David's Bridal, Azazie, and ChicSew provided to you in this article, I am sure you will get an idea about these three brands, and before you finally make a decision, you have to consider your budget, personal preference, body shape, and the theme of your wedding in order to make an informed decision and purchase the ideal bridesmaid dresses.

In combination with the information in this article, each of these three brands has its own advantages, so we've taken a look at different aspects of the brands and the needs you may be considering in order to make a choice for you from these three brands. If you want faster shipping, a post-sale experience, and savings on shipping costs, then you may want to consider the brands David's Bridal and Azazie. If you prefer lightweight chiffon fabrics, you may want to consider Azazie, and if you want satin bridesmaid dresses, then ChicSew and David's Bridal would be good choices. If you want a sophisticated and sexy mermaid gown, ChicSew may fit your aesthetic. If you are looking for a high-quality and generous A-line bridesmaid dress, Azazie and David's Bridal will win your heart.

I hope this post will be helpful to you, and I wish you the best of luck in finding your ideal bridesmaid dress as soon as possible.

FAQs

Who Pays for Bridesmaid Dresses in the Us?

In the United States, it is traditional for the bridesmaids to each pay for their own bridesmaid dresses, regardless of who makes the final decision on the dress. Sometimes, the bride will agree to split the cost of the bridesmaids' dresses or even pay for the dresses in full, but the bridesmaids may insist on paying for them themselves.

What Is the Average Cost of Bridesmaid Dresses?

According to experts, the average purchase cost of a bridesmaid dress is about $150.

What Should Be Included in Bridesmaid Information?

The bride should tell the bridesmaids in advance about the wedding theme as well as the date of the bridal party, rehearsal dinner, and wedding day. And let them know about the bridesmaid dress shopping process; tell them about the range of bridesmaid colors and styles to choose from and how far in advance to determine and buy bridesmaid dresses.

What Kind of Bridesmaid Dress Looks Good on Everyone?

A-line silhouette bridesmaid dresses would be ideal. Whether you have an apple or inverted triangle body shape, an A-line silhouette bridesmaid dress will look great on them. When combined with a good cut and a high waist, this will match the preferences of the majority of people.

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