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Thank you to our bride Madeleine and her mother Mary Lu! They brought in the most lovely roses to the store today after their appointment. They are beautiful and we love having them here! 


Thank you again Madeleine and Mary Lu! You have both been such a joy to work with and we can’t wait for your big day!


xxx,CBA Girls

Attention all Mother's of the Bride/Groom and Wedding Guests...!

Mother’s Day is RIGHT around the corner and what a better time to make an appointment with us, to bring your mom, mother-in-law, and/or special guest to our Mother of the Bride & Groom Sample Sale.

Designer evening gowns will be available for 40-75% off! Sample evening wear gowns by Badley Mischka, Carmen Marc Valvo, Kay Unger, David Meister, ML Evenings by Monique Lhuillier, Tadashi Shoji, and more will be priced as low as $200 to $750.

Sale is by appointment only. RSVP at or call us at 202.965.4696.

I love this David Meister dress from Carine’s Bridal Atelier because it works so well for so many women. From a mother of the bride to a guest of the wedding or even a bride to be. The sheen of the fabric gives the dress an evening flair and is so unique in its texture. The cap sleeve and ruching at the side provides coverage and a flattering shape for more mature women while the gold hardware and cut out detail at the neckline puts a fun twist on the typical cocktail dress for a younger feel as well.

This dress should be paired with simple accessories since the fabric has so much life. I would wear a shoe with some metallic detail in a simple shape. For a more mature woman a lower heel and less shine tends to work better.

For a younger look a shoe with a simple shape still works but a higher heel makes more of a statement.
Earrings are all you need to top off this look. For a mother of the bride or mature guest I would go with a classic option like this glamourous stud.
For a bride or younger guest, something more linear and sassy is the best match.
Your CBA stylist,
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