The Academy Award-winning costume design Edith Head once said, “You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.” And there’s no better way to set yourself up for success than in a ravishing dress.
Today is National Dress Day, a day that celebrates the memories that people have of their favorite dresses. National Dress Day was founded by fashion designer Ashley Lauren because she wanted to spotlight the emotions and memories that women have of their dresses.
“I have fond memories wearing dresses and I realized that dresses hold such powerful emotions for women,” said Lauren on the National Dress Day website. “This is a fun day to cherish and celebrate those memories. To me this day is about empowering women to celebrate our femininity and cherish memories of wearing dresses.”
Before you can start making memories with your dress, you have to buy it first. So, where do you start? In Arkansas, there are tons of options, so we’re here to set you on the right path.
Here are five boutiques where you can find the perfect dress.
When you’re looking for the latest in fashion or cosmetics, B. Barnett should be at the top of your list. With clothes from both new and established designers, B. Barnett has the dress to suit your tastes. The store features American and European designers, from Michael Kors to Eli Tahari to Veronica Beard.
8201 Cantrell Rd # 280, Little Rock, AR 72227
Beyond Cotton 2
This upscale boutique features clothing with a unique flair! Whether you want something classic or more bohemian, Beyond Cotton 2 is sure to have it. The boutique has been specializing in the latest in women’s fashion since 2006. No matter your style, BC2 has the best selections of dresses that you can find.
11525 Cantrell Rd Suite 904, Little Rock, AR 72212
For almost 60 years, Feinstein’s has been curating high-end women’s fashion in Little Rock. If you’ve ever needed a fabulous dress, you’ve probably stopped by Feinstein’s. Co-owner Jill Ricciardonesays that a great dress is an essential for any woman. She recommends having “a dress on standby that makes you feel fabulous.” After all, you never know when you might need it – whether you have a cocktail party, a work event, or something else. “You should plan to have it, you should always have one in your closet, she says.”
5600 Kavanaugh Blvd # 4, Little Rock, AR 72207
Low’s Bridal and Formal
If you’re looking for a dress for your big day – your wedding day, then you can’t go wrong with Low’s Bridal and Formal. Located in Brinkley, this dress shop was founded in 1977 and has become a mainstay throughout the region. In fact, it’s become a Southern tradition for brides to visit the shop in search of the perfect dress. Low’s sells dress for over 5,000 weddings each year. As co-owner Dorcas Prince says, ““We work to find the perfect wedding dress that represents the brides style, confidence and true spirit.”
127 W Cedar St, Brinkley, AR 72021
Unveiled Bridal Collection
Another great boutique for bridal and gala dresses is Unveiled Bridal Collection in Little Rock. The shop offers gorgeous dress options from designers like Anne Barge, Marchesa, Lazaro and more. If you’re looking for a dress that can stun at a gala event, then Unveiled is your spot. They offer dress from Zac Posen, Badgley Mischka and more.
7811 Cantrell Rd Suite 2, Little Rock, AR 72227