Mother-of-the-Bride Dresses For Every Style\\nAs the wedding's hostess, Mom deserves a fabulous dress too\\nCelebrating with a daytime affair? Let Mom keep things casually chic with looks that are light and lively.\\n\\n*Far left:* An aqua silk-taffeta shirtdress with a rhinestone-studded belt, about $475, by Rickie Freeman for Teri Jon, [neimanmarcus.com](http://www.neimanmarcus.com), is a high-style choice that offers flattering coverage.\\n*Center:* If your mom boasts a gym bod, she can show it off in this slinky silk-chiffon V-necked dress, about $2,740, by [Liancarlo](http://www.liancarlo.com), splashed with a turquoise print and worn with a matching stole. The shirred bodice has an appliquéd beaded center; a high-low hemline finishes the skirt.\\n*Right:* Figure flaws take cover in this green silk-wool suit with a beaded bustier, about $750, by [Jovani](http://www.brides.com/wedding-dresses-style/mother-of-the-bride-dresses/gallery/mother-of-the-bride-dresses/vendor/results?designer=jovani). A crystal brooch accents the jacket.\\nA powder-blue brocade purse, about $198, by Rafe for [Plaza Too](http://www.plazatoo.com), scores big as a pastel-perfect accent.\\nChampagne and pink shades mix it up in trend-savvy two-piece designs, perfect for a semiformal evening event.\\n\\n*Far left:* The wrap artistry of this pink silk-organza blouse, about $195, is sexy and midriff-slimming, while the beaded floral skirt, about $495, both by [Victoria Royal designed by Mary Bays](http://www.victoriaroyal.com), creates a sleek silhouette.\\n*Center:* Show off great legs in this knee-grazing ensemble that pairs a taupe beaded lace tank dress and a silk-shantung paneled A-line coat with piping and a tie closure, about $450, by [Montage by Mon Cheri](http://www.brides.com/wedding-dresses-style/mother-of-the-bride-dresses/gallery/mother-of-the-bride-dresses/vendor/results?designer=montagebymoncheri).\\nFor the mom who wants to wow the crowd with her curves, a rose and silver lace jacket trimmed with organza ruffles, about $510, and a slim skirt, about $340, both by Rickie Freeman for Teri Jon, [neimanmarcus.com](http://www.neimanmarcus.com), will hug her body beautifully.\\nStrike it rich with a pink metallic leather clutch; about $150, by Franchi, 856-985-8222.\\nFormal p.m. partying calls for high-glam gowns. All the more reason for Mom to show a little bronzed ambition in a shimmery style.\\n\\n*Far left:* After a certain age, every woman has to deal with arm jiggle. Steer her toward this coppery hand-beaded French lace blouse with a web design, worn over an Italian faille strapless mermaid gown, about $2,700, by [Stephen Yearick](http://www.stephenyearick.com).\\n*Center:* If she’s got sensational shoulders, this strapless bronze floral brocade gown, about $900, by Amsale Party Collection, 212-583-1700, is a perfect fit. The ruched bodice (a tummy minimizer) tops a flared skirt.\\n*Right:* With its cap sleeves and off-the shoulder neckline, the ruched bodice of this silk-charmeuse design, about $380, by [Montage by Mon Cheri](http://www.brides.com/wedding-dresses-style/mother-of-the-bride-dresses/gallery/mother-of-the-bride-dresses/vendor/results?designer=montagebymoncheri), creates a trim torso.\\nSeventies sparkle makes a comeback in this extraordinary crystal-beaded honey clutch; about $2,645, by [Judith Leiber](http://www.judithleiber.com).