Grey Lace Sheath Dress for a Wedding Guest or Mother of the Bride

Short Grey Lace Dress for a Wedding Guest or Mother of the BrideAffiliate links from our sponsors are used in the shopping links and sources in this post.

Dress: Illusion Yoke Sheath Dress by Tadashi Shoji in Ash Grey | Earrings: ‘Zena’ Drop Earrings by Kendra Scott from Nordstrom  | Bracelet: Double Row Imitation Pearl and Crystal Bracelet by Nadri from Nordstrom | Perfume: Gucci Bamboo Eau de Parfum Spray | Clutch: Alhambra Clutch in Hematite from Nordstrom|  Pumps:  Ossie d’Orsay Pump by Imagine Vince Camuto from Nordstrom | Lipstick: ‘Vice’ Lipstick in Alpha by Urban Decay

Gray Short Length Lace Dress for the Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom

Silver or gray is a classic color for instant elegance, making it a favorite for Mothers-of-the-Bride, and and as long as the grey isn’t too pale, well-heeled wedding guests. This gray lace sheath dress is a tailored style with exquisite lace detail that accents the clean and flattering silhouette of this dress – it’s a classic look!

To let the detail in the lace stand out, I’ve chosen understated accessories in similar neutral metallic tones –  with a pearl bracelet and mother of pearl earrings, along with subtle metallic details in the clutch and pumps.

Dark Gray Lace Cocktail Dress for a Wedding Guest

While this look was primarily created for a mother of the bride seeking a polished cocktail length dress, this dress could just as easily be worn by wedding guest for a more-than appropriate wedding look.  When looking at gray dresses for a wedding guest, just be sure to stick to the dark grey or beige “smoked oyster” color , and avoid anything too light or ivory. (See more gray dress pick here, if you like!)

My own fall wedding guest dress hunt has has me eyeing a lace cocktail dress like this, and as far as I can tell on my screen, these deep ash gray tones are a lovely tone for fall! I may try this dress myself for a wedding I’m attending in late September.

If you’re seeking more mother of the bride dresses in this length and in a neutral grey shade like this, I’ve selected a few more below, and I’m working behind the scenes on restocking some of our shop by color options!

You also might love this post with a silver lace gown,  this gray sequin style or this shop page for more silver and gray mother of the bride or groom ideas.  Also check out these neutral mother of the bride dress picks!

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Bridal Headbands for Gorgeous Wedding Hairstyles!

Wedding Headbands, Halos and HeadpiecesWedding Headbands

Featured Wedding Headbands: 1. ‘Kassia’ Halo from BHLDN 2. ASOS BRIDAL Floral Vine Hair Crown 3.  ‘Odette’ Crystal Headpiece by Bride La Boheme from Etsy  4. Crystal Burst Ribbon from David’s Bridal

Bridal Headbands

Whether you’re planning to rock long or short wedding hairstyle, or something in between, I feel confident in saying that there’s a bridal headband for you!

There are many reasons why I think wedding headbands are so fabulous. Firstly, they are an easy and secure way to accent your wedding hairstyle. They also offer a lot of styling options – they run the gamut of styles from boho, romantic, to all-out decadent bling. Bridal headbands are slightly less showy than a bridal crown, but they still add just the right amount of spectacle, especially if you aren’t wearing a veil.  (If you are, many headbands pair perfectly with drop veils, and make for a beautiful look that goes easily from ceremony to reception.)  Some bridal headbands do double or triple duty – there are some that can be worn like a vine, woven through the hair, or other that can double as a sash or necklace.  These versatile pieces also have wear-again possibilities – to be re-purposed as a belt or necklace.

Headbands for Weddings

Remember, wedding headbands aren’t just for brides – they are a lovely way to  set off your bridesmaids’ hairstyles as well.  Here are a few over our favorite picks for bridal head pieces spanning the regal to the delicate, and everything in between. There’s also some great hairstyle and makeup styling inspiration to be had as you look through these pretties!

Gold Bridal Headband

Gold Bridal Headband

Neat rows of small crystal stones against an golden band, give a beautiful way to accent a bridal topknot like this. Gold Bridal Headband By  GlamHerBands on Etsy 

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‘Adelynn’ by Christos : A Stunning Ballgown Lace Back Wedding Dress

Ballgown Wedding Dress with Stunning Back and Lace Bodice.

Today’s wedding dress of the day, is this beautiful ballgown wedding dress by Christos, called ‘Adelynn’ . ‘Adelynn’ is an attention grabbing gown, with its full tulle skirt that sweeps the ground. Both demure and striking, the beautiful silhouette of this gown certainly enchants and catches the eye.

Adelynn by Christos a Tulle Wedding Dress with Lace Bodice Adelynn by Christos 2018 | Designer Wedding Dress with Lace Back and Tulle Ballgown skirt

As lovely as the ball gown styling is, we think the elegant lace detail at the neckline and the sheer back, make this bridal ball gown truly stand apart. The sheer lace bodice, with spaghetti straps, scalloped edging, and racerback sheer lace style is as unique as it is gorgeous and flattering. Isn’t this a perfect modern and romantic bridal style?

For more information on ‘Adelynn’ , including the fine boutiques that carry this gown visit Christos Bridal.

We’ve featured many other wedding gowns by Christos in the past! You may also want to take a peek at more wedding dresses of the day!

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V-Neck Beaded Wedding Dress: ‘Francoise’ by Anne Barge Spring 2018

Beaded Ball Gown Bridal Gown with V-neckline from Anne Barge’s Spring 2018 Collection

Today’s wedding dress of the day, is ‘Francoise’ by Anne Barge.  This beaded wedding dress is a v neck ballgown, heavily embellished with vinelike beading, and beautiful volume from layers of tulle.

‘Francoise’ Wedding Dress from Anne Barge’s Spring 2018 Collection

The ‘Francoise’ gown is part of the Anne Barge Spring 2018 Collection. If you’re looking for a classic ballgown with sparkling detail and a flattering neckline, this may be the gown for you! Take a look at the alternate view for the open side bodice – one of our favorite details!

Beaded Wedding Dress Franscoise by Anne Barge

Photography credit: Sarra Fleur

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Custom Color Wedding Invitations (That Are Cute and Affordable, Too!)

This post about custom wedding invitations is generously sponsored by Basic Invite.

Affordable Custom Wedding Invitations from Basic Invite

Custom Color Wedding Invitations

Wedding invitations are so important, since they are first detail your guests see that will set the tone and build anticipation for your event. All the finer points of the invitation — the colors, wording, and design elements — not only tell your guests the essential information of the date and location, but also provide the most clues about your wedding style, dress code, and level of formality. Read More

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