Priority one: Select a dress style your bridesmaids can wear again. But also keep in mind that inspired color schemes and thoughtfully chosen accessories can take a look from simply presentable and coordinated to truly fashionable. Here, four ways to work it.
No, they're not all white, but several Fall '11 eveningwear styles (shown by the likes of Monique Lhuillier and other familiar names) could be recast as wedding gowns. And our crystal ball says we'll be seeing at least a few of these styles—reworked in white—on the bridal runways come April.
No, they're not white, but several Spring '11 eveningwear styles (shown by the likes of Monique Lhuillier and other familiar names) could be recast as wedding gowns. And our crystal ball says we'll be seeing at least a few of these styles—reworked in white—on the bridal runways come October.
Reassure your mom: It is possible to find a stylish, nonmatronly mother-of-the-bride dress in any price range. Inspired by the personal styles of five real moms, we've chosen dresses and accessories that any mother would be proud to wear.
Your bridesmaid dresses should complement, not clash with, your gown. Fair enough—but now what? Start by taking a close look at your gown's fabric, feel, and formality, and use our pairings to help you determine a shopping strategy.
For her daughter Chelsea's wedding, Hillary Clinton donned an ombré Italian organza gown with floral detailing by Oscar de la Renta. We loved the design's modern, not matronly, shoulder coverage, and that Hillary opted for a bright raspberry hue instead of dullsville black, navy, or champagne. In honor of Hillary's bold choice, we're showcasing gowns for mothers-of-the-bride (and groom!) in pinks, tasteful reds, and purples.
We found three mothers-of-the-bride who all had ideas—and requirements—for what they wanted to wear to their daughter's wedding but didn't know where to start. So we found them some great options, and invited them to our offices to give them a try.