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Your mother has supported you through all of the wedding planning meltdowns since the moment your soon-to-be-hubby slipped that ring on your finger, so she without a doubt deserves to look just as fabulous as you on the big day! With five-star service and designer wares, these Los Angeles boutiques cater to the one of the most important wedding attendees — your mom!
An offshoot of bohemian clothier Anthropologie, BHLDN has rapidly transformed into the ultimate boutique for budget-conscious and fashion-forward bridal parties. With pieces priced between $220 and $880, and a range of designs including thoughtful details such as lace overlay, floral motifs, and delicate beading, there is an option for every mother of the bride at the boutique's South Beverly Drive location. Read real brides' reviews here!
Barney's New York, Beverly Hills
Barneys is beloved in New York for its selection of cutting-edge designer wares, and the department store's Beverly Hills outpost offers an equally pleasing array of attire. Whether your mother prefers a simple Vera Wang sheath or an edgy Proenza Schouler design, this mega boutique's streamlined Wilshire Boulevard outpost is a go-to source for luxury.
55-year-old Lili Bridals is a staple in the Los Angeles area for its wide selection of gowns and accessories. Business owner Lisa Litt inherited the salon from her grandmother, and continues the company's legacy of courteous service. Mothers who adore gowns by the likes of Sue Wong, Montage, and Cameron Blake will find infinite options to slip into for their daughter's day. Read real brides' reviews here!
If classic cocktail attire is the MOB's desired attire, Trina Turk's Manhattan Beach boutique has your sartorial bases covered. Lace, brocade, and floral prints are all in current rotation for the brand's Fall 2015 collection, allowing even the choosiest mothers a plethora of options.
Sometimes, modern attire simply doesn't satisfy one's sartorial cravings, and in such cases Los Angeles's much-adored vintage boutique Decades is the first place to look for options. Unlike local consignment stores or thrift shops, Decades vends labels ranging from Gucci and Hermes to Prada and Dior curated by owners Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos for the fashion-forward MOB.
A classic on both coasts, Monique Lhuillier offers elegant, timeless attire for both the bride and her mother. The designer's signatures include lace-adorned, fitted frocks and heavy embellishment that can be worn for the big day and re-utilized for special occasions in the future. Read real brides' reviews here!
Nordstrom The Grove
Whether you're hunting for a simple cotton sarong or an elaborate, beaded confection, Nordstrom The Grove is a one-stop shop for mother of the bride options. Full-length numbers by Tadashi Shoji and Adrianna Papell mingle with designer creations by Burberry London, Tracy Reese, and Phillip Lim.