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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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1. Alfred Angelo Bridal

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358 S LA Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 854-0315
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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]

2. Anthropologie

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211 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 385-7390
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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.

3. Barneys New York, Beverly Hills

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9570 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 276-4400
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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]

4. Bloomingdale's

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103 South Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91206
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.

5. Diane Von Furstenberg

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189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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.

6. Les Habitudes

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426 South Robertson Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 273-2883
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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]

7. Lili Bridals & Formals

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18663 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 774-9700
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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.

8. Nordstrom The Grove

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189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 930-2230
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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]

9. Dressed Up!

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6000 Reseda Blvd
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 708-7238
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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]

1. Alfred Angelo Bridal

358 S LA Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
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]
358 S LA Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

2. Anthropologie

211 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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.
211 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

3. Barneys New York, Beverly Hills

9570 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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]
9570 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

4. Bloomingdale's

103 South Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91206
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.
103 South Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91206

5. Diane Von Furstenberg

189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036
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.
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

6. Les Habitudes

426 South Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048
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]
426 South Robertson Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

7. Lili Bridals & Formals

18663 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356
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.
18663 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana, CA 91356

8. Nordstrom The Grove

189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
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]
189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036

9. Dressed Up!

6000 Reseda Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356
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]
6000 Reseda Blvd
Tarzana, CA 91356