The Queen for a Day Mom
The dress: Sleeveless ruby red Italian silk peau de soie mermaid gown with sweetheart neckline and spaghetti straps. Features a dramatic detachable bow train at back. Mariposa, $4,600, Ines Di Santo, 866-899-INES
Why it fits: Stately ball gowns need not be shapeless. The thickness of the fabric is forgiving enough to show form without flaws. The deep red and intense fishtail make an impact, creating a memorable look for your mom's royal day.