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When it comes to your wedding-day look, you want to look nothing less than perfect. The same goes for your bridal party — everyone that is in front of you as your walk down the aisle sets the tone and aesthetic for your big day. To treat these amazing ladies in your life right (and make them look stylish and chic), you must check out our picks for the best dress shops in Los Angeles for all of your maids.
Not only does this LA-based designer produce a complete ready-to-wear collection and a stunning bridal collection that is known around the world, she also creates a full bridesmaid's dress collection twice a year. With her flagship store on Melrose in West Hollywood and a wedding business that caters to some of Tinseltown's biggest names — such as Reese Witherspoon and Carrie Underwood — this place is serious eye candy. Monique also has her own collection of shoes and accessories. Even if this atelier is out of your budget, we suggest popping into this stunning two-story space for a little inspiration. Read real brides' reviews here!
Since opening in 1958, this Valley boutique has prided itself on being able to find you the perfect bridesmaids dresses, with something for every budget. Featuring sought-after collections from the likes of Bill Levkoff, Amsale, and Sorella Vita, you'll have no trouble finding a dress that suits every shape, taste, and color palette in this large showroom; all the dresses are out on display so it's super fun to browse (nothing is in plastic bags or behind-the-scenes). They also do on-site alterations, so any nips or tucks can be handled quickly and in-house. Read real brides' reviews here!
This mother and daughter team is so into bridesmaids dresses that they actually bought the business in 2012 from its original owners. Nowadays, there are over 40 locations in the United States but the LA version is in Beverly Hills. If any of your bridesmaids are out of state, it's easy for them to set up a courtesy fitting at one of the other locations before ordering (Bella suggests placing your order 4-7 months in advance). With an enormous selection of designers for you and you bridesmaids to choose from (such Coren Moore and Jenny Yoo), all you'll need to do is make a choice! Read real bride's reviews here!
In her pastel colored showroom in El Segundo, this Southern California native has created a dress shopping heaven. Kelley designs elegant dresses that range from formal and floor-length to casual and to-the-knee. If you like a style, there are always multiple color options — so remember to bring any swatches and inspiration along so you can easily make sure everything matches. To make it a total one-stop-shop, Kelley also creates a line of flower girl dresses with equal attention to detail and beauty. Read real brides' reviews here!
This Glendale boutique has been outfitting brides, 'maids, mothers, and even flower girls since 1970. With curated selections from all the top designers, the store houses an on-site seamstress for any alterations that might be needed — as well as tons of shoes and accessories to help complete the look. Lovella Bridal also hosts trunk shows, where different designers bring in their whole collections; these types of events can be a great place to pick up tips and ideas for your big day. Read real brides' reviews here!