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The big day is on the calendar, the theme and the catering company are almost in place, but the decision that every bride is worried about most is the dress. For all the big decisions on a bride’s agenda, finding the right dress is the one that makes the difference in the success of the event and the overall enjoyment of the bride. Here are just a few of the myriad options in the LA area.
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Danieli’s House of Brides
12810 Victory Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 509-1628
www.danielishouseofbridal.com

Carrying designer dresses from all over Australia and Europe, this little shop in North Hollywood has a bridal selection worth the visit. Interested mostly in making every bride fit into a great dress, Danieli’s House of Brides provides a vast selection of styles for more robust brides and brides with unusual sizes and curvacious figures. If you have an ample bosom or a long waist, you may want to come here first, because the selection of dresses and elaborate beading is spectacular.

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Glamour Closet
8340 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca 90048
(323) 938-2000
www.glamourcloset.com

Glamour Closet is a boutique showroom offering sample dresses from the finest designers in Los Angeles. Operating as an outlet for great designers and other local retailers, Glamour Closet gives the shopper a unique experience. Offering runway samples, showroom samples and overstock gowns from other local retailers, Glamour Closet is able to offer deep discounts for great contemporary designs from the best local manufacturers. This is a “must see” when you’re looking for the right dress off the rack in what is basically a “sample” size.

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Nicole Miller’s Bridal Collection
8633 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca 90069
(310) 652-1629
www.nicolemillerbridal.com

A classic designer, Nicole Miller brings her talents and style to the bridal shop with this limited collection of wedding gowns. Offering numerous affordable alternatives with many added details to make each dress unique, the best part of the selection is its reasonable price points. Every dress is gorgeous and priced within most bride’s budgets. Classic design from Nicole Miller is a beautiful choice for that special day. Simple elegance always works.

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One Night Affair
4200 Sepulveda Blvd., #103
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 474-7808
www.onenightaffair.com

Do you need the dress after the big day? Most brides get very attached to their wedding dresses, but really, what use will it be sitting in the closet? This is an alternative for brides that know that a rented dress is just as beautiful as one you pay a lot of money to own. This sort of occasion is one that lends itself to rental. Consider a rental dress from One Night Affair and check out the great designer gowns you can wear for the big day and then take back to the shop!

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Shareen Vintage
1721 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 276-6226
www.shareen.com

Not every bride wants to have mounds of tulle piled up and white beaded bodices. Some brides have ideas that are more of a vintage style or contemporary themed bridal look. This shop caters to the unique bride’s taste with an open mind about what works and offers a wide range of options. The staff is dedicated to working with the bride and assembling a couture alternative that works best for unusual but elegantly beautiful wedding looks. By appointment only.

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