Style Inspiration: Kate's Mom

Moms, Royal Wedding

Photos: Getty Images (Carole Middleton); courtesy of the designers (dresses)

Yes, the world is abuzz about Kate Middleton's Alexander McQueen wedding gown and her sister Pippa's bridesmaid style, but here at the offices, we're also chattering about the fabulous mother-of-the-bride ensemble that Carole Middleton sported. The Catherine Walker outfit featured a sky blue knee-length dress and coat, which was paired with a smart Jane Corbett hat. We loved this fresh take on the dressy suit, the ensemble's structure and long line, and especially the color, which was perfect for spring. We predict designers will certainly take note of this daytime dressy style, and selected a few options for moms hoping for a springtime dress in a similar hue. Photo 1: Alfred Angelo; Photo 2: Aria; Photo 3: Siri; Photo 4: Jean De Lys by Alyce; Photo 5: Jade by Jasmine. For more mother-of-the-bride looks, visit our mother-of-the-bride dress gallery.—Kim Forrest

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