Real Mother-of-the-Bride Dress Ideas

Classic. Elegant. Cocktail length. And sleeves, too, please. That was the direction we got from Linda. Her daughter liked the idea of her mom in a "vintage" look—and we clearly agree. This periwinkle ensemble is flirty and whimsical.

Perwinkle silk shantung wrap blouse and matching flared skirt, $275, Aria, ariadress.com; pearl necklace, Slane & Slane; hand-carved, hand-painted Lucite flower brooch, Alexis Bittar; chartreuse clutch with chiffon rosettes, Inge Christopher; Sisi sandals, $285, Claudia Ciuti.

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