Here brides feel exactly that — lovely. Make an appointment for an afternoon of frock fittings with one of the expert stylists.
Lovely, 638½ North Robertson Boulevard, between Santa Monica Boulevard and El Tovar Place, West Hollywood (310-659-2050 or lovelybride.com).
For a timeless look, go with vintage couture. This shop is a great resource for restored antique gowns from the early 1900s. Whatever you choose, we promise you’ll still love it in 100 years.
Paris 1900, 2703 Main Street, at Hill Street, Santa Monica (310-396-0405 or paris1900.com).
For that friendly, family-owned vibe, Lili Bridals is delightfully old school: warm, personalized service and a selection that includes Lazaro, Nicole Miller, and more.
Lili Bridals, 18663 Ventura Boulevard, at Yolanda Avenue, Tarzana (818-774-9700 or lilibridals.com).
If you’re into something a little more ornate, Sposa by St. Pucchi offers toned-down versions of the label’s famous over-the-top designs.
St. Pucchi, 8649 Sunset Boulevard, between Sunset Plaza and Sherbourne Drives, West Hollywood (310-601-7604 or stpucchi.com).
Find bridal, bridesmaid, and flower girl dresses in silk shantung. Dupioni comes in just about every color.
Aria, 892 North Fair Oaks Avenue, at West Mountain Street, Pasadena (800-658-8885 or ariadress.com).
We know you have no interest in looking like a cake topper. For a dress that is traditionally beautiful but free of poofy sleeves and tulle rosettes, turn to these pros.
L’ezu, 1482 South Robertson Boulevard, between Saturn and Cashio Streets, West Los Angeles (310-657-5398 or lezu.com).
Armine Ohanessian gives the performance of her life as the straight-talking bridal salon owner-turned-couturier.
R-Mine Bespoke, 12242 Ventura Boulevard, between Laurelgrove and Vantage Avenues, Studio City (818-505-9064 or rminebridal.com).
Get fitted for a ready-to-roll dress from the Off the Peg collection or something made to order.
Temperley London, 8452 Melrose Place, at North Alfred Street, West Hollywood (323-782-8000 or temperleylondon.com).
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