I just love the Neiman Marcus Bridal Shop website - so easy to navigate nevermind absolutely beautiful. Everything at my fingertips from bridal dresses, mothers, bridesmaids, flower girls, accessories and did I mention honeymoon attire? So practical and convenient. The wonderful selection of cocktail dresses, long dresses, sets and everything else you can imagine. All so gorgeous in quality materials, construction and up to date styles and fashions from a variety of designers. Need I go on? Long sleeves, short sleeves, jacket dresses, sleeveless, v-neck, crewneck, one-shoulder, a-line, sheaths, full skirts -a wonderful array of exquisite dresses longing to be worn by a special mother of the bride! And that's me. I didn't even get to the amazing shades and hues from pale to ebony. I loved browsing the beautiful collection of short and long dresses in luxurious fabrics that would be ideal for any social occasion. And certainly not your mother's dresses from the attic! The contemporary and versatile selection from a variety of designers looked so inviting on the website that I knew I had to visit the nearest store and admire these dresses in person.
Naturally, I fell in love with all of these exquisite high fashions. Shades of champagne to dramatic berry, suits to gowns - what a wonderful line of evening outfits. Long, lean, smart and sophisticated was my first impression. So perfect for any formal occasion and especially for a mother of the bride that wanted a regal but not overpowering design. These classic and timeless styles were not your usual run of the mill, but all equally glamorous for any evening affair.
After many tries I found it quite difficult to narrow my choices for a special and unique look, that would be an ideal color, in a flowing material, a flattering silhouette, fit perfectly and still complement me and the bridal party. Well, I followed my heart and these two were in the finals. I know they're two completely different choices, but I did love them both. One was a classic navy, long sleeved David Meister shimmer gown - that was just gorgeous on and off the hangar. I loved the flattering fit, the long sleeves and the soft jersey fabric. The other a Badgley Mischka copper metallic, a-line, jersey knit with a right cap sleeve and a gathering left shoulder. So age appropriate, impressive and smart looking. What a tough decision for me. Two beautiful gowns that looked and felt wonderful for any formal occasion in the latest fashion. Either style and color would give me a polished look - which was exactly what I was aiming for.
Yes, I'm still debating but closer to a decision since either dress will create an outfit that is perfect for a charming mother of the bride. Now to my accessories of jewelry, shoes, handbag - nevermind hair & make-up! A mother's work is never done!
David Meister Exclusive Keyhole-Detail Gown
This figure-flattering David Meister gown embodies everything you love about evening wear—a flowing fit and covetable shimmer—but is crafted in soft jersey so you can look elegant and still have a comfortable, fuss-free night.
* Exclusively ours.
* Navy textured knit.
* High, round neckline with plunging keyhole detail; long sleeves.
* Bias draped bodice; left waist boasts crystal-encrusted brooch.
* Skirt flares to subtle A-line from hips.
* Floor-sweeping hem.
* Hidden back zip.
Badgley Mischka Platinum Label Draped Metallic Gown
* Copper jersey with shimmery, metallic finish.
* Gathered left shoulder strap with jeweled embellishment drapes to create scoop neckline and right cape sleeve.
* Fitted silhouette slims over the figure, flares to A-line from hip.
* Floor-sweeping hem.
* Back zip.
the mother of the bride dresses are found at neimanmarcus.com