I found the most gorgeous dress yesterday for my niece's wedding and I found it in the Nordstrom mother of the bride wedding shop. The Patra collection offers an exquisite selection that covers all bases - from a basic and conservative line to a more chic and glamorous side. Graceful but alluring, the Patra dresses offer lovely silhouettes in short or long lengths that allow for an afternoon or evening affair, and all at great prices.
The dress I was thinking about came in a soft and flowing jersey fabric that moves and breathes for a feminine, yet comfortable fit. I thought it would be perfect for the ceremony and reception to follow, in a sophisticated navy blue hue. My other choice was a short beaded jacket dress in a soft heather shade. So many choices - what's an aunt to do? Be dressed to the nines, of course!
I had so much fun trying on a few more styles and the Patra attire was lovely and perfect, for many different functions. The timeless creations can be worn again and again. Any of these classy designs are for the stylish and well dressed understated woman toasting a special niece.
Patra has a beautiful selection of Mother of the Bride Dresses at Nordstrom. Color is a matter of preference but should not compete or distract from the wedding party. Detailing of trim, beads, sequins or bows add interest and a jacket, shawl or wrap is warm as well as practical. The versatile and contemporary dresses can be worn for many occasions including parties, cruises, destination weddings or any special events.
When to Wear: ... weddings, parties, special occasions, holidays, cruises, resort, dinner, cocktails, formals, evening
Price Range: ... medium - high
Fabric: ... silk, polyester, blends, chiffon, satin, jersey, taffeta
Styles: ...full length, jacket dress, sleeved, lace, flared, sheath, bolero, full skirt, 2 piece, beaded, mesh, pleated, short, ruched, tiered, trimmed, sleeveless
What to Accessorize: ... jewelry - earrings, necklace, diamonds, pearls, bracelet, rings, shoes- pumps, sandals, slingbacks, platforms, small or mini purse or clutch, wraps, shawls, jacket, stole, bras & shapers, slips & petticoatsAlso called: ...party dress, special occasion dress, mother of the groom dress...etc
Patra Illusion Sleeve Jersey Gown
A narrow satin ruffle edges the bodice of an elegant jersey gown with the look of two pieces. Sheer blouson sleeves are a dramatic finish.
* Back zip with hook-and-eye closure.
* Bodice is lined. * Polyester; dry clean.
Patra Beaded Dress & Bolero
Fan-shaped pleats and zigzag beading highlight the fit of a square-neck satin dress with a flattering A-line skirt. A long-sleeve bolero provides complementary coverage.
* Dress has back zip with hook-and-eye closure.
* Fully lined. * Polyester/spandex; spot clean.
the patra mother of the bride dresses are found at nordstrom.com