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Sometime in the past few years, the photo of the bridal party wearing matching robes became as coveted as the shot of the just-wed couple in front of the city skyline. Paired with mimosas, matching robes set the festivities off on a high note and make the bridal party look oh-so-chic from the very beginning. Not to mention, giving your best ladies a robe serves as a token of your appreciation for them standing by your side on your big day. Check out our favorite spots to find getting-ready robes in Chicago.
Those dreamy, floral-print robes every bride from Lauren Conrad to your fiancé's college friend has embraced? They're from a brand called Plum Pretty Sugar, and you'll find exclusive prints you can't find everywhere else at BHLDN in the Gold Coast. Some of the robes are available in flower girl sizes — perfect for helping make the little ones feel part of the glamming-up activities. Read real brides' reviews here!
Step right into the Lincoln Park boutique and tell one of the salespeople you're looking for robes to gift your bridesmaids. They'll track down several options for your choosing in no time, including some from big-name designers like Cosabella and Natori. The friendly salespeople and intimate boutique vibe make this one worth a look.
The Wicker Park shop is known for its eclectic range of men's and women's vintage-inspired styles. While they don't carry traditional lingerie options, you're sure to find kimonos. The flowy sleeves and open front give off a robe vibe without being overly pajama-y.
The New York-based designer lingerie shop opened its Bucktown doors in November, and it's quickly risen to the top of the city's list of destinations for beautiful underthings. But honeymoon essentials and lacy wedding-day thongs aren't the only items to stop in for. The shop also stocks robes from designers like Eberjay and Fleur't that every bridesmaid will wear for years — and remember your big day all the more frequently.
Soma Intimates is filled with experts who can nail down your correct bra size, but the shop is also home to a wide selection of robes. We love the short embroidered numbers and sheer floral options that look like they were made for pre-wedding photos in the hotel suite. And with two boutiques in the city and 10 more in the suburbs, it's easy to find one near you and cross it off your to-do list.
Playful kimonos (hello, fringe!) meet solid, more casual options at the women's boutique, which has three locations in the city and suburbs. The oversized Talula Fawkner Blouse gives off a breezy, hippie style that'll be welcome on a warm summer wedding day. Plus, it comes in two shades, so you can wear the cream one and have your maids in black.
Certainly not the most Chicago-specific shop on our list, but the sheer volume of options at Nordstrom deems it a must-stop. Looking for a short, rayon robe that ties in your bright wedding colors? What about a preppy striped option or a floral satin robe with each girl's initial embroidered onto it? Whatever you're looking for, Nordstrom is bound to have it. Plus, with locations around the country and a lenient return policy, it's easy for out-of-town bridesmaids to exchange it should anything go wrong. Read real brides' reviews here!