Fashion & Style

What to Wear? There is not a great deal of current information out there for mothers of the bride and mothers of the groom. We puzzled over this a lot during our wedding. Based on our research and experiences, we have put together information and tips focused on style, fashion, and and recommended designers that we hope you find helpful as you plan your child’s wedding.
We hope this information helps you solve the sometimes daunting problem of picking out your wedding outfit as well as tips on better understanding your body shape and what types of outfits will best flatter you.

Happy New Year From Modern Wedding Mom!
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Posted on January 3rd, by mother of the bride in Blog, Fashion & Style.

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We can’t believe it is already 2015 and we are so excited for what is to come this year.  Pantone released a new color for 2015 and we are approaching awards season.  Just thinking of all that celebrity glamour and style is getting us excited and antsy.  We look forward to continuing to cover trends, styles, beauty, well-being, and budgeting tips for brides, mothers of the bride and mothers of the groom in 2015.  We hope to continue to see you read our site … Read More


Tips For Selecting Your Engagement Ring: Super Sparkly Rings On Your Budget
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Posted on September 7th, by mother of the bride in Blog, Budgeting & Planning, Fashion & Style.

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What if I can’t afford a big center stone? What types of settings should I look for that will help make a smaller center stone look more impressive and super sparkly?

Guest post by Allison Goodman, Director of Merchandising, Frederick Goldman Inc.

When shopping for an engagement ring, going up even half a carat can significantly increase the price. While engagement ring style is a matter of personal preference, you’ll find there are several ways to make a center diamond appear larger than its … Read More


David’s Bridal Survey on Wedding Trends, Plus Kim and Kanye’s Wedding Fashion Style
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Posted on June 8th, by mother of the bride in Blog, Fashion & Style, Wedding Mom Basics.

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David’s Bridal reached out to us after the Kim & Kanye wedding to share some excellent insights into wedding trends based on their recent survey.

#UnpluggedWedding

 

Just as many predicted Kim and Kanye’s wedding guests kept photos from the actual wedding ceremony and reception close to the vest. The media-savvy couple made sure there were strict social media rules in place at the wedding so that no important photos were leaked by their guests.

 

This embodies the trend of brides wanting to take control … Read More


Mothers of the Bride: Helping Your Daugher Find a Beach Wedding Gown or Dress
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Posted on April 7th, by mother of the bride in Blog, Fashion & Style.

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There’s nothing like spring weather to get you excited about weddings, and the warmer months are oh so perfect for outdoor or beach events. If you’ve been asked to help your daughter find an appropriate dress, you can find some amazing selections just by turning on your computer. Some of the largest retailers like J.Crew, Ann Taylor, and BHLDN offer inexpensive, simple and elegant wedding dresses that are perfectly suited for warm weather and beach weddings. We also thought we should … Read More


Mothers of the Bride and Groom: Inspiring Red Carpet Trends In 2014
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Posted on March 25th, by mother of the bride in Blog, Fashion & Style.


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Now that the red carpet gala season has concluded, we wanted to recap our favorite trends and styles that we hope will inspire future mothers of the bride and mothers of the groom.

We saw lots of pastel colors, Great Gatsby and Downton Abby-inspired looks. Retro themes coupled with delicate and intricate beading seemed to dominate the red carpets. We also noticed beautiful usage of draping and ruching on some of the more mature actresses like Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep. … Read More


Mothers of the Bride and Groom: How To Incorporate Radiant Orchid Color Into Your Outfit
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Posted on March 5th, by mother of the bride in Blog, Fashion & Style.

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Have you heard the news? The 2014 Pantone color of the year is radiant orchid. If you have ever seen pink and purple orchids, you will immediately recognize this beautiful combination of fuchsia, purple and pink. If you are a mother of the bride or a mother of the groom, you can incorporate this on-trend color into your rehearsal dinner outfit and accessories or even your wedding-day attire. It’s a great color for spring and summer weddings. Here are some recommendations:

This lightweight cashmere … Read More


Mothers of the Bride and Groom: Wedding Trends For 2014
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Posted on January 28th, by mother of the bride in Blog, Fashion & Style.


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Did you know the biggest television competition for the 2014 Superbowl game will be Downton Abbey on PBS, which is expecting over 8 million viewers? We’re certainly not surprised, as the period drama has captured the richly detailed dresses and outfits worn by the aristocracy during the 1920s.

Certainly, no surprise to anyone, the Great Gatsby movie is still fueling roaring 1920’s retro-inspired black tie weddings. If you are a mother of the bride or a mother of the groom, … Read More


Mothers of the Bride and Groom: Helen Mirren, Golden Globes Awards and Red Carpet Fashion
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Posted on January 17th, by mother of the bride in Blog, Fashion & Style.


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This past Sunday, we were licking our lips with anticipation to get a glimpse of the fashion and styles paraded about on the Golden Globes red carpet. Some of the younger women took big risks and some of the more mature actresses like Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock and Amy Adams wore dresses that didn’t inspire us or revealed too much cleavage.

We were amazed how beautiful, elegant and chic Helen Mirren looked in her mint green Jenny Packham sparkling gown. The … Read More


Mothers of the Bride and Groom: Stylish and Modern Evening Wraps and Shrugs
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Posted on December 20th, by mother of the bride in Blog, Fashion & Style.

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Brrrr… It is cold outside even in sunny Los Angeles where the lows will be in the 40s at night. Here on the East Coast we are relishing yet another snowfall and getting ready for a beautiful winter holiday season. We thought you might like some ideas on what stylish wraps and shrugs are available now for weddings, holiday parties and formal events. Pashmina wraps will always be a classic but there are more stylish and modern looks too. Here are some of our favorites! … Read More


Holiday Gift Ideas For Mothers of the Bride and Mothers of the Groom
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Posted on December 4th, by mother of the bride in Blog, Fashion & Style.

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If you are a bride or a groom and you are thinking of some gifts mom will love for this winter holiday season, we’ve compiled several neat gift ideas. If mom loves getting manicures and pedicures, we’re big fans of Julep nail polish. Here are some gift ideas:

A set of neutral nail polish is always a classic and never goes out of style. The New Neutrals Julep Gift Set is fabulous!
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If mom is looking for some stylish and modern colors to try out … Read More