Sunday, May 9, 2010

Here's to the mamas!

In honor of mother's day, I've decided to do a feature on mother of the wedding dresses.  I can't tell you how many times I've heard moms who are looking for dresses say, "I may be a mother of the bride/groom, but I don't want to look like one!"  And I don't blame them!  Older women are looking younger and younger these days, so why do they suddenly have dress matronly just because their kid is getting married?  There are so many chic, flattering options out there that work for every body type.  And let's face it, the wedding is a huge day for them too, so don't they deserve to look just as fabulous as the rest of the bridal party?  Here are a few of the gorgeous options for all the hot mama's out there!  Happy mother's day!

Don't underestimate the power of a chic suit.  Nowhere does it say that mom's have to wear long dresses.  Short styles like this one are great for petite women who feel overwhelmed in longer styles.  Also, dupioni silk is a great fabric for any time of year.  It's lightweight enough for summer, but rich enough for fall or winter.
Watters Collection 20 style# 6499 in "Acorn" dupioni silk

This style works just as well on a plus sized body, and it offers coverage without looking the least bit matronly.
Rina di Montella style# 21045 in "Aqua" taffeta

A pretty lace top is unexpected, and it provides some coverage while still remaining feminine.
Watters bridesmaid style# 7420 in "white/bellini" lace and dupioni silk

This structured Asian-inspired jacket is so flattering and unique.  It is purchased separately and can be worn over any of Love's short taffeta styles. 
Love by Enzoani style# MJK A1 (jacket only) in "silver" lace and taffeta

This is a great style for curvy moms because the ruching slims the waistline, while the a-line silhouette balances out a larger bust and hipline.
Montage style# 210980 in "wine" taffeta

So perfect for a summer wedding, and you can definitely wear this dress again!
Ann Taylor style# 240588 in "watermelon" silk

Channel Audrey Hepburn chic with this classic sheath.
Siri style# 9431 in "plum" shantung (available in other fabrics and colors)

This light-colored jaquard is so cute for spring!
David's Bridal style# EJ9M7749

This is such a unique twist on a classic shape.
Alex Evenings at Nordstrom

Buying a style with a matching jacket gives you options.
Jade Couture style# K3349

What do you think of these fun, flattering style?  Share you opinions in the comments section!


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