There’s no question that all eyes will be glued on you as you walk down the aisle in your beautiful Wedding Dress and take it for a whirl during your first dance. However, the second most fabulous woman in the room will be the person who helped you get to this point — your mother!
MOBs and MOGs (mothers of the groom) have tons of great options available to them while shopping for their child’s big day. Check out some of our favorite on-trend styles to help Mom look and feel her best.
This sophisticated and versatile silhouette can be adjusted to suit different body types. Accentuate Mom’s waistline with a belted look or try a dropped torso if she’s slightly short-waisted. Most importantly, make sure that the dress still allows for plenty of movement so she can dance the night away!
Dress pictured at left by: Special Occasions by Mon Cheri (Style 213895) / Dress pictured at right by: Montage by Mon Cheri (Style 214953)
Peplum and Separates
Instead of the age-old sash, have Mom try on a peplum top, which has a more fresh and modern feel. Both styles featured below are great for elongating the torso. For a daytime wedding, skirts to the knee or to the ankle are appropriate, whereas if you’re having an evening affair, she may want to opt for a long gown. (A long trumpet skirt helps to balance out the severity of the peplum.)
Bonus: Separates are a great choice for moms who are different sizes on the top and bottom since they can purchase these pieces separately. (We suggest choosing them from the same designer so that her look is cohesive.)
Dress pictured at left by: Rose Taft (Style 7001) / Dress pictured at right by: Melanie Harris (Style Rhony)
If your mom loves glamorous looks, consider outfitting her in an off-the-shoulder dress. This neckline shows off her collarbone and shoulders, and she can easy accessorize it with her favorite jewels. Try a three-quarter length sleeve or one that hits slightly above the elbow in order to avoid showing too much skin.
Dress pictured at left by: Melanie Harris (Style Catherine) / Dress pictured at right by: Terani (Style M3496)
Moms, don’t be afraid to go bold with beading and embellishments — accents are there to accentuate! Lace inlays draw the eye to her favorite qualities whereas draping and ruching helps smooth everything out.
Dress pictured at left by: Watters (Style 72257) / Dress pictured at right by: Daymor (Style 707)
Dresses with a dark, contrasting color on the sides create the illusion of a slimmer midsection. Conversely, if your mom has a pear shape, she might want to try a lighter color on top, rather than on the skirt. Using color-blocking is an effective way to give Mom that coveted hourglass shape.
Dress pictured at left by: Terani (Style M1818) / Dress pictured at right by: Daymor (Style 818)
Horizontal styles tend to make women look a little bit wider, whereas vertical stripes lengthen a torso. Steer clear of horizontal drop-waist styles that cut Mom off at her widest point. The editor-approved picks below are not only figure-flattering but they also feature beautiful embroidery detailing.
Dress pictured at left by: Rina Di Montella (Style 1501) / Dress pictured at right by: Terani (Style M2214)
An empire bodice cuts right underneath the bust, slightly above the waist, which emphasizes décolletage and helps to camouflage the tummy. This look is perfect for a beach or garden wedding, especially when paired with a flowy chiffon or georgette skirt.
Dress pictured at left by: Cameron Blake by Mon Cheri (Style 212694) / Dress pictured at right by: Alyce Paris (Style 29634)
Tell us: Which style do you think would look best on Mom?
If you’re like me when you’re shopping, certain items, like off-the-shoulder tops and backless dresses, instantly catch your eye — only to leave you confused as to what the heck to wear underneath them. For anyone not into going au naturel, it’s worth taking a look at the weird (and just plain genius) bras you can wear under any outfit.
Though the #freethenips life can be especially liberating and works for plenty of people, I like having a variety of coverage-lending, supportive bras on hand to sport underneath whatever skin-showing pieces I want. If you’re an active person who loves breaking a sweat outside in warmer weather, consider checking out the detailed sports bra that’s the perfect combination of stylish and practical — you can stay cool by wearing it on its own, or underneath barely-there fitness tops. If you love wearing flow-y, boho style dresses in the summer that often show a gorgeous amount of skin, a lace bralette with underwire adds a pretty layer underneath with more support than the typical wire-free bralettes. Read on, snag yourself a few of these game-changing bras, and forever solve your biggest revealing wardrobe dilemma.
Adhesive Backless & Strapless Bra For Back-Baring Dresses
This stick-on bra uses a strong adhesive to stay in place, while its sharply angled shape creates an extra-secure fit — providing comfort and support without the need of straps or a back. It’s a completely smooth and seamless bra, so you won’t need to worry about readjusting pokey edges throughout the night under your favorite barely-there top. Users give this bra top ratings for having adhesive that doesn’t let up, even on chest sizes that are bigger than a D-cup. Pro Tip: Hand wash this bra and air dry to keep the adhesive intact.
Reusable Silicone Pasties For Barely There Coverage
These nude silicone nipple pasties are great for days when you don’t want to wear a bra, but you need to smooth things out underneath your outfit. The reusable stick-ons are so invisible that you’ll forget you have them on, but you won’t have to worry about them falling off while you’re moving around at a concert or event. Bonus: They come in light, medium, and dark skin tones, so they can match a diverse set of beautiful skin tones.
Seamless U-Plunge Bra For Showing A Little Cleavage
If you’re going to a special event and you’re ready to look amazing (but don’t want a cleavage malfunction in your new gown) — snag this U-Plunge brathat offers natural shape and lift with seamless padded cups. As an added bonus, this bra has straps that can be converted to fit your specific dress, whether it’s conventional, halter, or criss-cross. One user raved about this bra as one of the first she’s found that doesn’t dig in or fit awkwardly on her 34DD’s.
Bra Strap Converters For Turning Any Bra Into A Low-Back Bra
For tops or dresses with low-cut backs, these strap converters make it possible to wear your favorite traditional bra — but transform it into a no-show style. They take the bra you already love, pushing it lower on your back. Pro Tip: To wear these straps, simply attach the hook to the back of the bra and bring it to the front of your waist to fasten. This pack comes with three clear strap converters that won’t show through the back of your cute, skin-revealing outfit.
If you enjoy joining up with outdoor running clubs in your neighborhood or bootcamp workouts at the local park, you’ll want a cute and reliable sports bra that you can rock on its own, or can be worn underneath a workout top. This one’s lattice back detail mixed with active support and a quick-dry fabric makes it the ultimate cool and practical sports bra to keep you killin’ it during your workout. Bonus: This bra is even machine washable, so you can easily have it clean for whenever you want to break a sweat.
These adhesive push-up cups are reusable, easy to apply, and work great on larger cup sizes that want lift without settling for a bra that shows under more revealing outfits. According to users, the cups are comfortable and the adhesive holds up — even in warmer temperatures. Bonus: The cups feature a convenient front closure detail, and you can select the thickness of material that you prefer (from normal thickness to double thickness).
One of my favorite ways to show skin is by wearing tops with a low, V-cut back. But anyone who’s worn one of these tops knows you can’t just throw on any regular bra underneath — you’ll want to add one with a fun detail that adds a thoughtful touch without being uncomfortable. This wire-free detailed bralette is tagless for added comfort, and it offers just the right amount of seamless support without padding. You can even choose from 17 other variants of style and color, too — including a festival-ready ivory crochet triangle top.
Convertible Bra With Tech-Savvy Cup For Cooling Support
This full coverage bra uses smart cup technology to lift and shape at the bottom of your cup all the way the area under your arms. The power band in the back keeps the bra in place (no matter what you have on your schedule for the day), so you’ll never have to pass on the opportunity to wear a cute strapless top or dress again. One user calls this the best strapless bra she owns because it doesn’t cut across the chest to create that obvious strapless bra outline. Bonus: This bra can be worn with straps, too, for when you want a little more support.
This dreamy lace bra is the perfect layering piece for underneath a flowy, boho summer dress. Unlike most bralettes, this one features a supportive underwire and thick durable straps that will hold up for bigger cup sizes. The floral lace fabric is stretchy and has an extra mesh lining to give you additional coverage. You’ll love throwing this on underneath all of your laid-back pieces, even a simple white V-neck — giving the whole look an instant touch of style.
You just picked up a cute new athletic top for your day trip to an amusement park with your squad. This plunging, push-up sports bra is great for underneath your top and gives full support and natural lift to larger cup sizes. It also features cute eyelet details on the straps and on the back of the bra, so you won’t mind wearing it by itself when the sun really starts to get hot. Bonus: It’s safe for machine washing, so you can simply throw it in with your laundry when you’re tired at the end of the day.
Halter tops and dresses are on the rise again, so the time is right for getting one of these comfortable lace halter bralettes into your bra drawer. The stretchy material is unpadded and wire-free, and it has a traditional durable back closure that won’t un-hook beneath your outfit. With pretty lace, you won’t mind if this bralette peeks out. Pro Tip: Hand wash this piece to keep the lace feeling soft and looking brand new.
Stretchy Bralette With Front Detail For Slouchy Tops
For anything from a slouchy workout top to a pretty low-front tee, this stretchy bra gives you a cute front detail that adds coverage without sacrificing style. This bra is completely seamless and not padded, so it’s great for girls with a smaller cup size who don’t need as much support. Users love this bra for its stretchable comfort and fashionable fit — plus, you can pick your preferred color from 28 different options!
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Are you a fan of rustic and vintage weddings? Have you made your final decision on the type of wedding invitations for your rustic themed weddings? Not yet ? There you are. No matter where you are going to have your big day, what themed color you are deciding, day or night to have your wedding party, we have all here for you the most diversified rustic and vintage wedding invitations to match your rustic weddings, from pocket ,envelope, laser cut , fancy shape to barn , farm, costal , forest and bohemian. Go ahead and be ready to get inspired by both our wedding ideas and wedding invitations. Happy pinning always!
Wooden Rustic String Lights Wedding Invitations
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Laser Cut Pocket Rustic and Vintage Wedding Invitations
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Rustic Lace and Burlap Folded Wedding Invitations and gorgeous rustic lace wedding inspiration
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Bright Color Lace Flower Pocket Wedding Invitations and Light Purple Wedding Ideas
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from Tulle and Chantilly | via Etsy | via Yes Baby Daily
Boho Inspired Rustic Wedding Invitations
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Beach Theme Inspired Fancy Shape Wedding Invitations and Wedding Ideas For 2016
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Vintage Rustic Laser Cut Wedding Invitations and Dusty Blue & Chocolate Wedding Ideas For 2016
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Enjoy our latest fall wedding color combos, inspired by ten most popular fall wedding invitations from Elegant Wedding Invites, featuring warm autumn inspired colors like Burnt Orange,Burgundy and Win Red as well as several cold colors of late fall months. Therefore , whether you are planning for a wedding at an early,mid or late fall month, you will easily get some excellent color ideas bellow for your big day.
1. Colorful bohemian weddings and invitations
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via 100 Layer Cake /via Ruffled Blog
2. Wine red autumn wedding colors
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via Project Wedding/via Chic Vintage Brides/via Pinterest/via Elizabeth Anne Designs
3. Brown and orange maple leaf rustic wedding invitations
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Mattramos Photography/via Pinterest/via Knots Villa
4. Bright orange maple fall wedding colors with maple leaf rustic wedding invites
Hello, Brides! Today’s post is all about bright wedding color palette ideas for spring and summer seasons. Bright pink signify romance, love grace and happiness. From hot pink to watermelon pink, get inspired by our beautiful bright pink inspiration boards below. Click each image to get to the wedding invitation product page. Happy Pinning.
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invitation from Elegant Wedding Invites
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via Mod Wedding/ via SMP/ via Pinterest/ via Rock My Wedding
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Today we’re dreaming of La Dolce Vita — sun-drenched glamour and sophistication with an Italian twist — and that’s all thanks to Stephanie Allin’s latest bridal collection, “Bellissimo”. The 2017 collection features contemporary takes on classic style: romantic A-lines with floaty chiffon skirts that boast exquisitely embellished bodices; a classic ball gown embraced in dramatic gold roses and corded leaves; and an elegant lace sheath, in the softest pink. A selection of beautiful separates complete the 2017 lineup.
It’s been a sweltering week here at WIHQ as our AC decided to break down twice in the space of a few days, but things are looking up cos it’s Fri-YAY! PLUS we have some gorgeous gowns for your viewing pleasure today — Justin Alexander and Justin Alexander Signature Wedding Dresses from the Fall 2016 (some of the gowns highlighted in this post) and Spring 2017 collections, presented at the recent Barcelona Bridal Week. Known for their vintage romantic style, the new Justin Alexander gowns feature more innovative and in-trend detailing, along with cleaner lines and modern fabrics (e.g. style 9864 which boasts a gorgeous graphic skirt) while retaining a sense of fairy tale dreaminess… so stunning! We love it!
Messy hair updos is trending pretty hard right now, which is great news for all of us ladies with less-than-perfect hairstyling skills. If your hair tends to incur fly-aways, frizz or rebellious curling on a regular basis, then guess what? You’re currently leading the fashion world! Read on for 30 great messy updos for long hair.
Trendy Messy Hair Updos for Medium to Long Hair
Low buns, top knots, twists or simply pinned up curls acquire a unique effortless and relaxed feel when they are messy. Today messy hair is worn not only in casual, but also on the red carpet. So, you simply can’t miss the trend!
Purple has been a popular and beloved wedding color for several decades. Purple is the color that is able to bring a great feeling of regal elegance and beauty to your wedding. If you are a bride who just loves purple, you’ll definitely want to pull inspiration from these gorgeous purple wedding color ideas. Enjoy!
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/ via Etsy / viaColin Cowie Weddings
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via Grey Likes Weddings / via Elegant Wedding Invites
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via SMP / via SMP / via Colin Cowie Weddings / via Paste Magazine /via Love This Pic
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via Deer Pearl Flowers / via The Knot / via Deer Pearl Flowers
As the weather gets warmer and warmer, planning a fall wedding may come into many brides’ schedule. I love the season for the harvest both of crops and love. The colors at this time of year are so beautiful, from the golden hues of the leaves to the dusky pink sunsets. Browns, oranges and pumpkins are most used wedding color, or you can try something unusual like berry and dusky. Experiment, mix and match. We think you can always find the combo you like!