Michelle Obama Breathes New Life Into a Dries Van Noten Dress

Having previously worn the dress at a World Innovation Summit for Education in Qatar last fall, FLOTUS brought the piece back in rotation but with a few new edgy additions. Gone was last year’s fresh blowout, with Obama instead smoothing her hair back into a slick low bun, adding a subtle pair of danglers for a glint of shine. And even though she kept the same gold-finished pumps she originally wore last year, the effect was different. Appearing more like a cool art-world curator in Van Noten’s innovative design, the First Lady fit right in with all the creative iconoclasts who had gathered in the White House’s East Room to be awarded. And with the First Family’s last days in the White House

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My Mom Wanted Grace Kelly. I Wanted a Lime Green Neon Veil.

The slutty-tutu-rogue-ballerina look.

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The Queen’s wedding dress goes on display – BBC News

The Queen’s 1947 wedding dress will be a star attraction at a new Buckingham Palace exhibition.

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New Pageant Gowns – Darius Cordell Fashion Ltd

Darius Cordell Fashion Ltd has added several new pageant gowns to their extensive collection of dresses. As normal all can be modified too.

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5 Lessons Learned From a Post-Baby Bridesmaid

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What They Wore – Mother Of The Bride Dresses

Wedding season is upon us. Whether you’re the mother of the bride or the groom, you’ll find inspiration from this week’s readers who sent these fabulous photos.


Something Chic

Your son or daughter’s wedding day is your day to shine too. Choosing a figure flattering outfit in colors that bring out your best features is the key. For the wedding of her daughter, Julie wore this gorgeous ruched dress in a deep, beautiful midnight blue.

This dress complements Julie in every way possible. The cut is ideal for her body type, and the color of the dress is a nice match to Julie’s skin tone. This dress is stunning, Julie.

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Something Custom

When considering mother of the bride outfits, your first thought is likely to be a dress. But many women don’t like dresses or just aren’t comfortable in a dress. For those women, dressy pants or a pantsuit are perfectly acceptable. Mother of the bride, Margy, chose a jacket and pants combination for her daughter’s California wedding.

She paired her lovely French silk brocade jacket with a pair of Dupioni silk pants. And to make her outfit even more special and memorable, she created it herself! Margy is a seamstress, and she put her master skills in action to create her MOB outfit. She used a Guy Laroche pattern for the jacket and a custom-designed pattern for the silk pants. So elegant, Margy.

Something Unique

For Megan’s daughter’s wedding in Queensland, Australia in May, she knew she wanted something a bit different from the usual MOB dresses. Although she didn’t have a specific vision in her head, she knew she would know “the one” when she saw it. Megan found the perfect dress while browsing online.

As it turned out, the dress Megan chose couldn’t have been more suitable. The weather was unseasonably warm for May in Australia, and Megan didn’t need a sweater that would have concealed parts of this pretty and delicate lace dress.
Something Blue

A mother of the bride dress should be attention grabbing without being too overly stated. For her daughter’s special day, California native Pamela chose a rich cobalt blue dress with an embellished waist. Pamela’s bold color choice was a perfect match for her silver heels and jewelry.

Mother Of The Bride ebookPam’s bold dress pops without taking any focus off the bride. This is a beautiful color on you, Pamela. For more secrets to looking fabulous when you are the mother of the bride or groom, pick up a copy of my eBook “Mother of the Bride”.

Do you have a favorite outfit that makes you look and feel great? Are you a fashion blogger or do you have a favorite 40+ fashion blogger that you would like to see featured here? Feel free to share your photos with my Fabulous After 40 readers on next week’s What I Wore.

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