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Although the bride and groom—or bride and bride, or groom and groom—certainly deserve props for committing to eternal love, why not make mom feel just as special walking down the aisle? No longer bound to shawl-and-sheath silhouettes, today's mothers of the bride or groom have a wealth of wedding-ready, non-"matronly" options.

From an eveningwear superstore that offers deals every day to a decadent dress mecca in Beverly Hills, see an array of M.O.B.- and M.O.G.-pleasing dress shops below.

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Alfred Angelo Bridal

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In addition to its inventory of wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses, the family-operated bridal mecca chain boasts a wide selection of affordable occasional and cocktail dresses for mom in an array of hues, silhouettes, and sizes. They've even got Disney's entire bridal collection, which will allow everyone in your wedding party to channel their inner princess. [Photo]

Anthropologie

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Offering everything from embroidered sheaths to classic cocktail party silhouettes, the charming retailer stocks a range of wedding-worthy occasional dresses by contemporary brands that can be worn after the big day. The in-house BHLDN boutique makes this Beverly Hills location a one-stop shop for nuptials-minded shoppers.

Barneys New York, Beverly Hills

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Treat your luxury-loving madre to a shopping experience at Barneys, where classic luxury names like Balmain, Balenciaga, and Valentino make wedding-worthy stunners; or, opt for cult-cool labels like Prabal Gurung, Altuzarra, or Carven, then finish the look off with heels by Louboutin or Manolos. The high-end department store's in-house alterations team also makes it a cinch to ensure the dress fits. [Photo]

Bloomingdale's

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As expected, the luxury department store's Glendale Galleria outpost houses a massive selection of styles from casual to cocktail; whether mom's seeking a breezy Splendid dress for your beach nuptials, a Ralph Lauren satin dress for your traditional wedding, or a beaded evening gown for your high-end soiree, you'll find it all—plus accoutrements and footwear—here.

Diane Von Furstenberg

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DVF's legendary wrap dress is a classic choice if you're seeking a style that transitions into everyday wardrobes. The designer's ready-to-wear styles are available in an array of materials (lace, silk, chiffon, more) and hues, and the shop also offers a selection of non-wrap options.

Les Habitudes

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Known for their staff of "dress whispers" (not to mention budget-busting prices), the decadent dress haven's bigger and brighter space houses even more options for edgy and elegant stunners for the entire bridal party. [Photo]

Lili Bridals & Formals

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A trusted name in the wedding gown scene for over 55 years, this Valley bridal boutique offers classic mother-of-the-bride dresses by brands like Cameron Blake, Montage, Capri, and more.

Nordstrom The Grove

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Find luxe and contemporary labels like BCBG, Tadashi Shoji, Adrianna Papel, Eliza J, Sue Wong, and more at the designer department store, which offers a reliable range of lacy cocktail numbers, frilly mermaid dresses, figure-flattering sheaths, and more mother-of-the-bride styles. [Photo]

Dressed Up!

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Nestled in the "Alley in the Valley" (aka the SFV's answer to DTLA's Santee), this self-proclaimed eveningwear superstore refuses to let dress seekers pay full retail. The discount dress haven promises deals on gowns from Jovani, Montage, Cameron Blake, Damianou, and many others; they've also got an array of wedding dresses, prom frocks, and special occasion accessories. [Photo]

Alfred Angelo Bridal

In addition to its inventory of wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses, the family-operated bridal mecca chain boasts a wide selection of affordable occasional and cocktail dresses for mom in an array of hues, silhouettes, and sizes. They've even got Disney's entire bridal collection, which will allow everyone in your wedding party to channel their inner princess. [Photo]

Anthropologie

Offering everything from embroidered sheaths to classic cocktail party silhouettes, the charming retailer stocks a range of wedding-worthy occasional dresses by contemporary brands that can be worn after the big day. The in-house BHLDN boutique makes this Beverly Hills location a one-stop shop for nuptials-minded shoppers.

Barneys New York, Beverly Hills

Treat your luxury-loving madre to a shopping experience at Barneys, where classic luxury names like Balmain, Balenciaga, and Valentino make wedding-worthy stunners; or, opt for cult-cool labels like Prabal Gurung, Altuzarra, or Carven, then finish the look off with heels by Louboutin or Manolos. The high-end department store's in-house alterations team also makes it a cinch to ensure the dress fits. [Photo]

Bloomingdale's

As expected, the luxury department store's Glendale Galleria outpost houses a massive selection of styles from casual to cocktail; whether mom's seeking a breezy Splendid dress for your beach nuptials, a Ralph Lauren satin dress for your traditional wedding, or a beaded evening gown for your high-end soiree, you'll find it all—plus accoutrements and footwear—here.

Diane Von Furstenberg

DVF's legendary wrap dress is a classic choice if you're seeking a style that transitions into everyday wardrobes. The designer's ready-to-wear styles are available in an array of materials (lace, silk, chiffon, more) and hues, and the shop also offers a selection of non-wrap options.

Les Habitudes

Known for their staff of "dress whispers" (not to mention budget-busting prices), the decadent dress haven's bigger and brighter space houses even more options for edgy and elegant stunners for the entire bridal party. [Photo]

Lili Bridals & Formals

A trusted name in the wedding gown scene for over 55 years, this Valley bridal boutique offers classic mother-of-the-bride dresses by brands like Cameron Blake, Montage, Capri, and more.

Nordstrom The Grove

Find luxe and contemporary labels like BCBG, Tadashi Shoji, Adrianna Papel, Eliza J, Sue Wong, and more at the designer department store, which offers a reliable range of lacy cocktail numbers, frilly mermaid dresses, figure-flattering sheaths, and more mother-of-the-bride styles. [Photo]

Dressed Up!

Nestled in the "Alley in the Valley" (aka the SFV's answer to DTLA's Santee), this self-proclaimed eveningwear superstore refuses to let dress seekers pay full retail. The discount dress haven promises deals on gowns from Jovani, Montage, Cameron Blake, Damianou, and many others; they've also got an array of wedding dresses, prom frocks, and special occasion accessories. [Photo]