Summer Mother-of-the-Bride Dresses

The Casual Mom

The dress: Cotton, sleeveless dress with fitted bodice, a-line skirt with front and back. Style 11427, $225, J. Crew

Why it fits: The punchy color and fitted bodice doll up this comfortable cotton dress while the thick straps and high neckline provide support and coverage for the laid-back mom. Cotton breathes better than taffeta, making it great for an outdoor reception.

Photo: Courtesy of J. Crew

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