Mom…you play an important role in your daughter’s wedding day, and with so many trendy fashions to choose from, matriarchs are embracing their earned place in the family and showing us that you’re only as old as you feel. No more dull ideas about how an MOB (Mother of the Bride) should dress. Now enter a world of exquisite features, classy shapes, and figure-flattering designs. These popular styles will make you look and feel gorgeous on your daughter’s big day.

Trend #1: Capes

Cape dressCapes have been a huge trend, and these romantic designs have been seen from bridal runways to the red carpet. Think of a cape as an updated version of the shawl…stylish, modern, yet adding some vintage chic to MOB styles.





Trend #2: Lace

lace dressLace adds an element of romance while still looking very sophisticated, elegant and classic. Try a delicate lace sleeve, which covers up while still showing some skin. You can also draw inspiration from your daughter’s bouquet and sport a lace dress in a beautiful shade of the flowers.





Trend #3: Bateau Necklines

Bateau necklineFor you moms who want to show off your graceful neck, a bateau (or boatneck) neckline is a top trend. The cut of the neckline elongates the neck and shows off your elegant collarbone. It exudes elegance while flattering most shapes.




Hot Mamas
“Today’s mother of the bride is ‘younger looking and sexier than ever, and she wants to dress that way,’ says Carmen Marc Valvo, designer extraordinaire for celebrities. To help Moms look their foxiest, Valvo creates everything from sexy halter styles to bias-cut spaghetti strap gowns. And if your mom has something grand in mind, realize that 25 to 30 percent of mothers still don the classic ball gown.” (