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Once that perfect wedding gown has been chosen and the bridesmaids have their head-to-toe looks ready to go, it's time to focus on another VIP of the day: the mother of the bride! Every bride wants her mom to look and feel spectacular on the big day. And while it may be easy to find MOB looks that are classic and conservatively elegant, what about the mom who wants to change things up a bit?
Thankfully, Chicago offers several chic options for the mother of the bride who's looking for something a bit more forward-thinking and modern for her daughter's wedding. While classic is always a lovely choice, sleek and modern can be stunning too. Below are some go-to shopping destinations for the MOB (and MOG!) ready for a contemporary spin on her wedding day look.
M2057 by Maria Pinto
Maria Pinto may be best known for dressing First Lady Michelle Obama (think sleek emerald and purple sheath dresses). Pinto, a longtime Chicago resident, recently debuted a new line, M2057 by Maria Pinto, which consists of modern, minimalist fashions. She offers on-trend dresses, jackets, and separates made from supremely flattering, travel-friendly fabrics that are ideal for all wedding-related events. Pinto's new store in Chicago's trendy West Loop makes you feel like you're entering the city's hippest art gallery — that just happens to sell amazing clothes.
The Space519 boutique inside the 900 North Michigan shops is home to edgy, cool-girl designs that tend towards the more casual. However, they recently started carrying By Malene Birger, a go-to Danish brand that makes unique and sophisticated ready-to-wear pieces that would make any chic mom swoon. While there, check out Space519's gorgeous selection of statement jewelry and handbags as well.
A quick jaunt north up Lake Michigan will bring you to Talia, a one-of-a-kind Evanston boutique for the modern-leaning woman. Talia features a variety of international designers and a friendly and fashionable staff who will help Mom with the perfect look for any type of wedding.
The Nordstrom on Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile just received a shiny new renovation, which makes the already incredible shopping experience that much more fun. You'll find fabulous dresses at all price points and for all body types. Plus, there's the option of having your very own Nordstrom personal stylist to help you choose the best pieces for every wedding occasion.