Utah Bride and Groom

Latest Dress Trends that Flatter: Mother-of-the-Bride Dresses

“The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.”

—Hubert de Givenchy

 

Dear, Mothers of soon- to- be brides and grooms, search no longer — you asked, we answered. Look and feel your best with these style tips  from your wedding fashion experts at Utah Bride & Groom.

 

 

Color blocking and high contrast around the waist creates a slimming effect at the midsection. Look and feel stunning in this long-sleeved black and white gown by Tadashi Soji. Neiman Marcus | $508.

 

 

A belted dress will accentuate the tummy and enhance your hourglass figure. The embellished neckline of this cocoa colored La Femme woven faille gown will also highlight your décolletage. Ooh la la. Neiman Marcus | $478

 

 

Lace draws in the eye to your most desired characteristics while a mermaid cut elongates the waistline creating a sleek, classic look. Tadashi Soji | Neiman Marcus | $508

 

 

Vertical lines elongate while an empire waist helps to conceal the tummy. A sequined top also accentuates the neckline | Kay Unger New York Evening Gown | Neiman Marcus | $199

 

 

Lighter colors call attention to the areas they touch and accentuate an hourglass shape. A sequined lace bodice adds a hint of glamour while the coordinated three quarter sleeve jacket finishes the look for a polished and refined combination. Alex Evenings Sequin-Lace Gown. Macy’s | $179

 

 

A short dress is great for showing off a nice pair of stems. Draw attention to your favorite feature in this navy colored gown by SL Fashions. The embellished, high collar and flowing chiffon attached cape overlay, creates a graceful and elegant look— short dresses are also great for a summer wedding. Macy’s | $119

 

 

Off the shoulder and illusion neck line dresses enhance the neckline and collar bones. Look and feel glamorous in this chic Illusion boat neckline with sweetheart bust gown by Decode 1.8 | Dillard’s | $248

 

 

Dresses aren’t your thing? Opt for this airy chiffon cape with gemstones. Pair with a black tank, black skinny jeans or leggings, and heels for a sophisticated yet comfortable style. Calvin Klein | Macy’s | $48

written by: Ashley Baker

Ashley Baker
Web Editor
Ashley is the web editor for both Utah Bride & Groom and Utah Style & Design magazines. She specializes in marketing and communications and has written for the Utah Senate and the Crossroads Journal. When she isn’t crashing weddings and chasing down the latest wedding trends, she can be found floating around in her kayak, camping or curled up on her couch with a racy romance novel.

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