Dress Ideas for Real Mothers-of-the-Bride

Since Morgan's wedding would be held at a hacienda-style event space in San Diego, Bonnie's look needed to incorporate festive colors and light, breezy fabrics. So we suggested an alluring, body-skimming gown with a chiffon overlay in raspberry.

Italian silk charmeuse and silk chiffon gown, $1,285, Modern Trousseau, The White Dress by the Shore, 860-669-4596; crystal flower hair clip, Jane Tran; rough-cut ruby necklace, Nava Zahavi; gold cuff, Slane & Slane; Victorian frame bag, David's Bridal.