With summer winding down, the busy fall wedding season will be here before you know it. If your son or daughter is one of the happy couples planning to tie the knot this autumn, it is high time to choose your special dress and jewelry for the wedding. Before you start your search, get inspired by these beautiful fall dresses for mothers of the bride and groom.
For a formal wedding, consider a style like this mocha lace dress by Ivonne D. The color is absolutely perfect for autumn, and I love the balance of the open neckline with the sleeves – it provides the upper arm coverage that many mothers prefer, yet the open neckline ensures that this dress is anything but matronly. The V-neck is also the ideal neckline for showcasing a gorgeous necklace, especially one with a drop. A wrist corsage or petite bouquet would be better than a shoulder corsage with this particular dress.
Simple and chic, I love the rich burgundy color of this dress by Siri. It would be lovely for an afternoon wedding or an evening cocktail reception. The origami bow detail at the waist adds a sophisticated detail, while the band around the waist will flatter the figure. Short sleeves cover the upper arm for those moms who don’t have arms as toned as Madonna’s.
I think this soft gray dress is really lovely. The three quarter sleeves are very autumnal, and the dove gray hue is subtle and sophisticated – not at all expected, yet quite festive with all the beading on the bodice and sleeves. The fuller skirt will conceal plenty and will also look fabulous twirling on the dance floor at the reception. All in all, a great option for the mother of the bride or groom.
Dramatic ruffled necklines are very in style right now, and this Watters C20 ensemble really hits the mark. The shimmery taffeta is quite festive and elegant, and it is a wonderful fabric for fall in this brown hue. Best of all, this is actually two pieces: a long jacket layered over a sheath. That gives you the option to remove the jacket during the reception if you wish and to have two looks in one (hey, brides aren’t the only ones who like to change up their look for the celebration after the ceremony!). This neckline definitely cries out for a dramatic necklace like a triple strand of pearls or a chunky crystal piece.
Orange is another beautiful color for fall weddings. The fire orange dress above has such lovely draping of the fabric; it is really a combination of the best of classic good taste and fashion forward design. I love the cascade of ruffles down the front. This would be a great choice for the mother of the bride who wants to look chic and stylish on her daughter’s wedding day.