My Mother of the Bride outfit for Vicki's Las Vegas wedding had to be special.
The search began early Spring and I knew I wanted just a dress - but a dress that stood out from the crowd! I had several days out and trundled far too many miles visiting exclusive occasion shops for a Mother of the Bride outfit.
And yet, I knew I didn't want a traditional dress and jacket, this was Las Vegas not the Village Church!
Beautiful as they were, every shop was full of elegant and subtle colors which do nothing for me and to be honest, Las Vegas doesn't do subtle! Vicki was picturing a wedding full of lovely bright colors.
It's taken my darling daughter quite a while to find the man of her dreams and I'm considerably older than the usual bride's mother, but I didn't want to look or feel it!
Just when I was beginning to get desperate and found a dressmaker, I glanced at the John Lewis website - and there was my dress in my favorite shade of pink!
I wasn't penny pinching in my search for perfection but this pink dress was not only far cheaper than all the specific Mother of the Bride outfits but it was GOR-GEOUS. I tried it on and it fitted like a dream!
This is no sleak 'show-every-bump' sheath dress; the high/low hem makes for an easy hemline and the quality lining and ruffles add just enough softness to skim over a few curves.
There's no doubt about it, top to toe color really makes a splash and for us vertically challenged people it also adds height.
I was fortunate again with John Lewis when I looked for a fascinator. It could have been, but wasn't, made perfectly to match the dress.
There was no hesitation when it came to choosing shoes. I have horrible feet (an operation that went wrong!) but since I discovered Sole Bliss, shoes specifically designed for bunions and difficult feet, I can actually wear pretty shoes again.
I felt like a little girl off to a party in my glorious pink shoes - the style is Carmen. The Jemima bag of course had to come too!
My best colors are from the SUMMER seasonal palette, and although some people may think that the colors are all wishy washy this proves that they're not!
Summer colors are Cool, Light and Soft - but dull - NEVER!
I couldn't wait to put the dress on again when we had a big wedding party back at home. Soon afterwards all occasions were put on hold!
But life will get back to normal soon and if you're looking for something to make you stand out from the crowd, check out this brand. The fabric and the manufacture is superb and they actually appear to fit normal women!
There is a good selection of Adrianna Papell dresses at Amazon - many of them at silly prices!
This is an excellent time of year to grab a bargain whether it's for a Summer wedding or even a evening gown for later in the year.