At most weddings, it's all about the bride. But when the MOB is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the eyes of the world will be on both former first daughter Chelsea and her famous mom. Here are our thoughts on how both Clinton gals can look their best at the summer nuptials.
Photo by George Chinsee
FOR THE BRIDE
(Above left) Chelsea is going to be wearing a Vera Wang gown—a custom design, no doubt—so we looked into Vera's recent collection for the most fitting frocks. If Chels goes the ball-gown route, Vera's full yet flow-y dress will make her look like a modern princess. We love the little details—a ruffled bust, a layered skirt, and the use of different fabrics—all of which would stir up envy in Cinderella herself.
(Above middle) Choosing an of-the-moment gown can be risky, but this subtly trendy dress is a no-brainer. The fitted, sculptural shape with a cinched waist is flattering, and the draped, folded aspect would give Chelsea major fashionista cred.
(Above right) Playing off Chelsea's penchant for simple pieces, we think this unassuming stunner would be perfect for her big entrance. The front is fitted and minimalistic, but the dramatic back would ensure that nobody's attention wandered during the ceremony.
Photo by Courtesy of Douglas Hannant; Rose Taft; Giovanni Gianonni
FOR THE MOB
She may be partial to pantsuits that span the color spectrum, but when daughter Chelsea Clinton ties the knot, the secretary of state will need to step up her politician-on-the-go style to something more wedding-oriented. We think Hill should stick with her penchant for structured styles (wonderfully flattering on pear shapes) while seeking out dramatic lines and classic colors. Here, our top picks for this notable MOB.
(Above left) This striking A-line gown is forgiving on the bottom and festive on the top. Pewter zibeline gown with a silk-organza topaz-and-crystal-beaded bodice and a small train, Rose Taft Couture.
(Above middle)The statement suit plays into Hillary's taste while upping the ante. The dramatic neckline and high slit say "dance floor," not "diplomat." Oxford-cotton shawl suit jacket and skirt, Douglas Hannant.
(Above right) A perfect blend of feminine and tailored elements is defined by this structured jacket and textured skirt. Blazer and skirt, Badgley Mischka Couture.
—Beth Swanson and Marina Khidekel, BRIDES magazine