Mother-of-Bride dresses (+wedding fashion in general!)

As you may remember, I am getting married this upcoming summer!  I am getting more and more excited as the date nears, yet there are still many decisions to be made.  I’m lucky to have my wedding gown all picked out (that part was so fun!), and now one of the near-term priorities is helping my mom find the perfect dress for the special day.  My mom is beautiful, classy, and I’ll even use the word spunky — I just hope I look half as great as she does when I’m her age.  She’s very petite and almost anything looks outstanding on her it seems.

Of course we’ve been using our Shop It To Me Salemails to aide us in the hunt for the perfect gown.  I wanted to compile a list of brands that we added to my mom’s profile, in hopes that it may assist other mothers of the bride out there:

For floor length gowns, check out: *Vera Wang, ABS, David Meister, Carmen Marc Valvo, Diane VonFurstenburg, BCBG, Tadashi, Karen Kane, Liz Claiborne, Jones NY, Ralph Lauren, Nicole Miller, Abaete, Laundry by Shelli Segal, Kay Unger, Badgley Mischka, Chetta B., Madison Marcus, Teri Jon, Alex Evenings, Calvin Klein, Elie Tahari

I also wanted to include some suggestions for cocktail length dresses— some of you may find these valuable if you’re looking for a dress to wear to attend a wedding, or for other wedding-related events, like rehearsal dinners, showers, and more.  (And, check out Laura’s recent post on prom dresses if you want even more ideas!):

Trina Turk, Alice+Olivia, Milly, Betsey Johnson, Maggy London, Shoshanna, Jay Godfrey, Tracy Reese, Catherine Malandrino, Tibi, Yigal Azrouel, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, Rebecca Taylor, Karen Zambos, Elizabeth+James, Susana Monaco, J.Crew, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor

Although none of these is quite the right dress for my mom, I wanted to show a smattering of beautiful gowns from today’s Salemail…inspiration!  Whatever we find for my mom to wear, I am 100% confident she will look absolutely elegant & stunning, and glow.


If you’re craving one of these styles, here’s where you can go:

  1. ABS Strapless Sweetheart Gown, Reg: $330, Now: $148.42 (use code SFAFAM9 at checkout)

  2. Vera WangBlack Chiffon Halter Gown, Reg: $550, Now: $330.00

  3. ABS Magenta Bow Dress, Reg: $400, Now: $240.00

  4. David Meister One-Shoulder Metallic Gown, Reg: $398, Now: $143.98

  5. BCBG Cross-Waist Halter Gown, Reg: $328, Now: $229.60

  6. Calvin Klein Spaghetti Strap Dress, Reg: $218, Now: $163.50

  7. ABS Black Beaded Symmetrical Dress, Reg: $325, Now: $195.00

  8. Laundry Silk Evening Gown, Reg: $355, Now: $89.98

  9. Vera Wang Emerald One Shoulder Gown, Reg: $730, Now: $438.00