Lord & Taylor offers a gorgeous collection of Mother of the Bride Evening Gowns for formal attire. Sophisticated and stylish from designers like ABS & Adrianna Papell. The evening dresses come in luxurious fabrics like chiffon or silk.
Every bride wants her mother to look fabulous at her wedding, especially for all the pictures and videos that are taken nevermind everything on youtube. When I got married there was no such thing, but today it's a whole new world. We laugh at the styles and simplicity of the older designs in my picture wedding album, but buying a mother of the bride dress entails a new way of thinking in this day and age. My mother had a difficult time finding the right dress 30 years ago, but when my sister was looking for a mother of the bride dress recently, you realize the times are just so different, and the search is a lot easier.
My sister wore a gorgeous jacket and dress ensemble that was smart and sophisticated - not old and frumpy. One has to change with the times and it's easier to find something that is attractive, comfortable, and chic being modish but still well dressed in a simple yet understated evening dress.
The store options are varied from a boutique to designer brands such as the beautiful A.B.S. dresses in local department stores that include a range of styles, designs, fabrics, and colors. Finding the perfect color can be a bit tricky since you are part of the bridal party, yet at the same time probably a bit older and mature. The evening dresses at the better department stores including Lord & Taylor will reflect that image. So sometimes the wedding planner or sales associate may offer a better idea for something as "simple" as a mother of the bride evening dress because of her experience and knowledge suggesting a jacket or shawl and a better or more attractive color or design. All in all, remember your own sense of style and taste, since the pictures and video are here to stay. The evening dress for a mother of the bride is always special and a mother never forgets that special dress. My mother still has that special dress in her closet.
When to Wear: ...Formal Wedding, Formal Evening Occasion, Semi-Formal, Afternoon, Travel or Destination Occasion
Price Range: ...Medium - High
Fabric: ...taffeta, satin, silk, chiffon, polyester, polyester spandex
Styles: ... short dress, dress & jacket, dress with bolero, one shoulder, shutter pleat, tiered, off the shoulder, draped, beaded, ruched, halter, strapless, ball gown, sequin, empire waist
What to Accessorize: ...small purse, necklace, earrings, pin, brooch, bracelet, shawl, wrap, flower, shoes
Also called: ... long cocktail dress, short cocktail dress, taffeta dress & jacket, shutter-pleat dress
If you're looking for a Mother of the Bride classic, traditional or contemporary dress then Lord & Taylor carries a beautiful selection to coordinate and complement the bride and wedding party. The dresses are available in many styles like strapless or cap sleeve. The only accessories for these sophisticated dresses are a small purse, coordinating or metallic heels and a gorgeous ring, necklace, brooch or bracelet and maybe a shawl or wrap. Finding a dress that fits your personalized style that is flattering, stylish and comfortable for evening or daytime is easy and fun at Lord & Taylor.
A.B.S by ALLEN SCHWARTZ Ruffled One-Shoulder Dress
Stylishly sassy, this one-shoulder dress features flirty ruffles at the neckline, back and asymmetrical hem and gathering to one side. Falls to the ankle.
J S COLLECTIONS Ribbon-Trimmed Gown & Jacket
Look like a vision in this stunning floor-length dress featuring thin double shoulder straps, vertical ribbon stripes at the bust, horizontal ribbon stripes from the empire waist to hips with pleating below and a full skirt. Comes with a matching flowing bolero jacket with 3/4 sleeves.
the mother of the bride evening dress is found at lordandtaylor.com