Colorful Frocks for Your Mom

The locale: a soiree in the sand under the stars

The dress: gentle sweetheart neckline, cap sleeves, fitted cocktail dress. Nicole Miller, $410, edressme.com

Why it works: "Nicole Miller is known for her elegant and glamorous stretch-metal fabric. Combine this with the flawless fit of her cocktail dresses and you have a gorgeous look," says Joanne. "The style hides any extra bulges in the tummy area because the Empire-style top creates shape in the bodice."

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