When you tell Katherine you need something to wear to your next Spring wedding, expect clothes to being flying off the racks. She has an eye for everything - every fit, every style, every color. EVERYTHING. Not only do she know etiquette and
age-appropriateness ("No, no...Too short, honey."), but her sense of humor and style allows her to transcend the trends so you can develop and embrace your true style. Not that you won't find a few trends on her list; fashion is supposed to embrace the fun after all. She just won't put the mother-of-the-bride in the same thing as a sweet young thing wanting to dance the night away. (Unless you are the mother-of-the-bride and you really, really wants to dance the night away; I mean, Katherine isn't one to judge. I can just hear her now: "We all love to shake a tail feather, don't we darlings?"). So, what would Katherine pick for wedding season? Quite a few beautiful dresses we'd love to add to our closet. How about you?
The Mother-of-the-Bride (or the Mrs.)
|From left: Rehearsal Dinner, Lela Rose / Bridal brunch, Michael Kors / Black Tie, Evening, Oscar de la Renta / Tory Burch, image via Vanity Fair.|
Channel your inner Tory Burch, the madame of chic style and understated glamour, for looks that fit your role for the occasion. The first two dresses are fantastically appropriate jewel tones (not taking anything away from the bride here) that are of the moment and perfect for rehearsal dinners, bridal brunches, or a daytime wedding with the third being a gorgeous gown that proves style runs in the family.
Advance Style for the Grand Dame or Matriarch of the Family
|From left, The rehearsal dinner calls for Tadashi Shoji. / A picture-perfect outfit for the bridal brunch or daytime wedding, Oscar de la Renta / Evening wear for a queen, Kay Unger|
Who says age matters? We do, and only to prove the young ones aren't getting to have all the fun. Just take a note from the iconic Lee Radziwill, whose jet-set life and natural elegance inspires us all just as much now as in her youth, and pull out all the stops. You are never, repeat, never too old to show up for the occasion. For rehearsal dinner, a Tadashi gown will prove you're still in the game...An Oscar de la Renta Spring-infused dress was made to make it to the bridal brunch, no question there...And the Kay Unger gown provides just enough glitz and glamour to remind everyone that when they say advanced style, it's a compliment.
|From left, A cool cut for the bridal brunch or daytime wedding, Nha Khanh / A mix of sassy and sweet, perfect for rehearsal dinner or a daytime wedding, DVF / A very Spring-inspired print for brunch or wedding, J. Mendel / Evening weddings call for a more structured look, even if the dress is short, Milly|
You sweet young thing, you. Take advantage of the time where no one will look twice when you show your legs (unless you have great legs, then all the better!), and have fun with Spring's bright colors, amazing cuts, and floral prints. Most of these can be worn for any of the wedding festivities, so you'll definitely get your use out of them when you have twelve weddings in three months.
No doubt you're loving Katherine as much as us, so we'll do the POSH polite thing and share her.
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