Your Guide to Local Dress Shops

Kristin Rodin

Wedding dresses have held a significant role in wedding ceremonies for hundreds of years. While their color, style, and symbolism have changed, wedding dresses remain an important part of self-expression for many brides. There’s a lot to consider when choosing such a personal item, but soon-to-be brides won’t have to travel far to say yes to the dress. Look no further than these local dress shops to find the perfect fit for your wedding day!

Lillie’s Bridal Boutique

Located right next to J&B Coffee at 2703 26th St., Lillie’s Bridal Boutique is the place to be for a modern shopping experience. Owner and homegrown Lubbockite Katie Joiner brought her Austin bridal boutique experience back home to help local brides find their perfect dress. Featuring special order and off-the-rack options, Lillie’s is size-inclusive with dresses ranging from size 0-32, depending on the designer. This little bridal shop is appointment-only to ensure the best personalized experience, so give the shop a call or head to their website to get on their books – they’d love to have you!

Ready To I Do

Though it began as an off-the-rack bridal boutique, Ready To I Do has grown into a larger, more personalized shopping experience for Lubbock and West Texas brides. Located at 3330 70th St., this appointment-only boutique dedicates all their attention to you! While the shop started as plus-size only, owner Kaylen Clark expanded their selection to be size inclusive for all brides. From eclectic boho to southern elegance and timeless classics, you can expect to find the perfect fit to showcase your personality. To help the wedding industry go green, brides can also bring back their dresses for consignment and give them new life again! 

Bella’s Bridal

Whether you know exactly what you’re looking for or have no clue where to start, there’s no shortage of options at Bella’s Bridal at 3501 50th St. Brides can book double-door suites to try on dresses from designers such as Sottero and Midgley, Mori Lee, Allure, and Demetrios. From princess-style ball gowns to figure-hugging mermaid dresses, intricate beading to classic lace, and sweetheart to illusion necklines, this dress shop has just about everything. Not only can brides look for their perfect dress, they can find the perfect match for bridesmaids, too! Bella’s Bridal carries a large variety of bridesmaid dresses – even jumpsuits – to flatter every member of the bridal party.

Carla Creates Weddings

If dresses aren’t the only thing on your mind, Carla Creates Weddings at 8004 Indiana Ave Ste. A11 is your one-stop shop for all things wedding! Available for purchase or rent, this shop offers a variety of bridal and bridesmaid gowns and accessories such as veils, jewelry, and even floral services. The shop prides itself on their customer service and ability to meet your specific style and design needs. For those looking for personalized and flexible options, consider stopping by this local gem.


Once you’ve found the dress of your dreams, you’ll want to ensure it fits just right. These tried-and-true alteration shops are sure to provide exceptional service and high-quality work. 

The Dress Whisperer, run by local entrepreneur Gail Whitley and her assistant Tatum Roach, can work wonders for your big day. With over 20 years of experience, there’s no formal dress Whitley can’t customize to fit your style! 

If it can be altered and sewn, V’s Alterations can do it – but wedding dresses are their specialty. Veronica’s 20 years of experience ensures your gown will fit perfectly and shows off all the details that make it unique.

While it may be a big decision, finding the right dress for your celebration doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Each of these local shops offers something unique, but brides will find hospitality and dream dresses at any of these locations!