• Jade Elora

The Best LA Wedding Dress Stores for Unique Looks

If you want a plain white dress for a few thousand dollars, it’s easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. But if you’re looking for something unique or something in a lower price range? It’s a lot tougher. So to help, I’ve compiled my list of the best stores for wedding dresses in every style and budget throughout LA, as well as a handful of online options.



Best for Retro-Inspired Dresses

Dress Pictured by Dolly Couture

Dolly Couture

Physical Location: By appointment only. 7236 Owensmouth Ave. Suite A, Canoga Park, CA

Website: DollyCoutureBridal.com

What: Fun, tea-length 50s-inspired wedding dresses and playful accessories.

Good to Know: Dolly Couture offers both custom gowns and pre-designed looks. Pre-designed looks can also be easily customized with add-ons. They also have a ready-to-wear collection available through Unique Vintage.

Sizes: Inclusive sizing based on exact measurements


Unique Vintage

Physical Location: 2013 West Magnolia Blvd. , Burbank, CA

Website: Unique-Vintage.com

What: 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s-inspired wedding and event dresses, shoes, and accessories.

Good to Know: Unique Vintage carries a greater selection online than in-store. If you plan on trying a particular style, call ahead to confirm they carry it in person.

Sizes: XS to 6X / 0 to 28



ModCloth

Website: Online Only at ModCloth.com

What: Vintage-inspired wedding dresses from the 20s through the 60s, plus accessories and occasional genuine vintage dresses.

Good to Know: If you’d like to try a gown on first, check your local Nordstrom location to see if they carry ModCloth.

Sizes: XXS - 4X



Best for Colorful & Patterned Dresses

Dress Pictured by Camille La Vie

Noell

SoCal Store: 1401 Santee St, Los Angeles, CA

Website: No online store. Information at NoellStore.com.

What: Thousands of formal gowns in every color and pattern, including white.

Good to Know: Signs may imply ‘industry only’, but anyone can walk in to shop.

Sizes: Carries plus sizes. Can special order most sizes.



Camille La Vie

SoCal Store: 1 Mills Cir #622, Ontario, CA

Website: CamilleLaVie.com

What: Formal gowns in a variety of lengths, silhouettes, colors, and patterns. Camille La Vie also offers a more traditional wedding collection.

Good to Know: Many gowns from this designer are under $1000.

Sizes: Most gowns available in 0 to 16, with many options up to size 22



Best for Small Budgets

Dress Pictured by Dress Me Sew Chic

FIDM Scholarship Store

Physical Location: 919 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA

What: New, original, modified, and slightly used designer wedding and event dresses, shoes, and jewelry.

Good to Know: The store announces special sales on their Instagram account. Sales at this store benefit scholarship programs for fashion design students at FIDM.

Sizes: Mixed bag—constantly changing inventory means you never know what you'll find here.


Lulu’s

Website: Online Only at Lulus.com

What: Ultra-affordable modern wedding gowns with simple, flowy silhouettes.

Good to Know: Most Lulu’s dresses are under $200.

Sizes: XXS-3X


Best for Boho Styles

Dress Pictured by Rebecca Schoneveld Design Studio

LOHO Bride

Physical Location: 8282 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Website: Not all in-store options available when shopping online at LOHOBride.com

What: Fashion-forward gowns with creative textures, details, and silhouettes.

Good to Know: Carries designers Rue de Seine and Daughters of Simone.

Sizes: Sample gowns in sizes 4 to 10. Can special order sizes 14 to 20. Call ahead if you are outside sample size.


BHLDN

Physical Location: 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard, Space #2940, Los Angeles, CA

Website: BHLDN.com

What: A range of gown styles, most have a classic silhouette with a unique detail or creative twist. Separates are also available.

Good to Know: The BHLDN line is considered affordable with typical pricing between $800 and $1500. Sizes: 0 to 26


Natalie Wynn

Website: Online Only at NatalieWynnDesign.com

What: Gorgeous, flowy gowns that feature special textures like 3d floral embroidery, lace details, and metallic stars.

Good to Know: All Natalie Wynn gowns are ordered in advance and custom-made. (Except samples, which are offered as-is at a discount.)

Sizes: Custom/Made to Measurements


Best for Boundary-Pushing Looks

Dress Pictured by Coquetry Clothing

Chotronette

Website: Online Only at Chotronette.com

What: Big, bold gowns with incredible details, dramatic silhouettes, both colorful and all-white.

Good to Know: This is an international shop and default prices are in lei, so be sure to switch to USD in the top right corner.

Sizes: Custom/Made to Measurements


Coquetry

Physical Location: Only in Missouri. 7139 Commerce Dr, Olive Branch, MS

Website: CoquetryClothing.com

What: Gowns in futuristic fabrics and bold silhouettes.

Good to Know: Offers standard or custom sizing and gowns can be customized through their "build your own" options.

Sizes: XXS to 3XL


Glimmerwood

Physical Location: 2150 Pickwick Dr #2554, Camarillo, CA

Website: Glimmerwood.com

What: Glam, fairytale-esque creations, most of which are custom or made-to-order.

Good to Know: This designer takes custom orders so you can create anything you have in mind.

Sizes: Custom/Made to Measurements