Beaded Dresses for the Mother of the Bride

This look at this sparking collection of beaded dresses for Mothers-of-the-Bride and Mothers-of-the-Groom, is a partnered post that has been generously sponsored by BHLDN

Beaded mother of the bride dresses at BHLDN

Starting at top row, left to right: 1. Sylvia Dress 2. Raquel Dress 3. Claudia Dress 4. Lucille Dress 5.Emeline Dress 6. Chelsea Dress 7.Odette Dress 8. Viola Dress 9. Azalea Dress

Beaded Mother-of-the-Bride Dresses

The classic beaded gown has been the choice of many a well-dressed mother-of-the-bride or mother-of-the-groom, but finding a beaded dress with appropriate level of beading and sequined detail that won’t compete for the spotlight, has sometimes been a tricky task. Enter the Mothers’Collection at BHLDN, which features the most elegant and tasteful beaded and sequined gowns for mothers. With these gowns, one can choose from delicate touches of beaded or sequined lace, hand-beaded bodices that contrast beautifully with smooth satin skirts, or full-length beaded dresses that sparkle from head-to-toe in chic and understated metallic hues. This gorgeous collection allows you to select the right amount of sparkle, beading, or sequins for a dazzling mother-of-the-bride gown that allows its wearer to shine!

Gold beaded Mother of the Bride Dress

Emeline Dress. There is no question gold gowns are having a moment, and this champagne gown called Emeline, with gold sequins and beads, is a beautiful sparkling statement gown for a mother-of-the bride! 

Light blue beaded gown

Sylvia Dress combines all-over beading and sequins with a stunning ice blue color, and a very popular detail for a mother-of-the-bride gown: long sleeves!

One shoulder beaded blush mother of the bride gown | 'Raquel' Dress at BHLDN

Raquel Dress, is a one- shoulder style that presents a chic choice for mothers and for the wedding party. The blush tulle and scrolled, beaded detail give this gown a light and contemporary elegance.

One shoulder beaded blush gown

Raquel Dress, back detail

Silver beaded lace gown for MOB Veda BHLDN

Veda Dress, is a classic by Tadashi Shoji, whose lace dresses and fabrications are uniquely crafted to have just the right dose of shimmer. This silver metallic lace is accented with sequins for a soft sparkle that catches the eye.

Silver beaded lace short sleeve gown for MOB

Veda Dress, back detail

Blush pink beaded ballgown mother of the bride

Viola Dress. For those who want a little twinkle with a predominantly tailored look, Viola is it! With a soft blush color and a beautiful contrast between an ornately beaded bodice and a smooth taffeta ball gown that includes pockets, Viola is effortless elegance in a gown!

Blush beaded MOB dress Viola BHLDN

Viola Dress, back detail

Silver beaded lace bodice  ballgown for mother of the bride Chelsea Dress at BHLDN

Chelsea Dress.  The lovely Chelsea also offers beaded touches in a refined way. The sequined lace overlay of the bodice provides interest and sparkle that contrasts beautifully with a subtly textured solid silver skirt.

Neutral beaded MOB gown

Claudia Dress. This gown is a standout for me! With a nod toward Art Deco styling and modern silhouettes, this beautifully neutral mauve and rose gold gown has all-over beaded detail that is sure to garner many compliments!

Gold lace and sequin gown

Odette Dress.  This uniquely sequined golden lace makes this gown one of the most popular gold dresses that we’ve ever featured! 

Beaded mother of the bride gown in light blue

Azalea Dress, offers a beaded bodice, an soft shade of blue and a smooth full skirt, for a balanced and modern beaded look. See it styled here

Silver beaded lace gown for MOB with sleeves

Lucille Dress, has a silver sequined and lace bodice that contrasts nicely to the floating tulle skirt of this mother-of-the-bride gown.

For more looks you might love, see the entire series of BHLDN Mother-of-the-Bride and Mother-of-the-Groom gowns we’ve been showcasing over the last month:

Mother of the Bride Dresses with Sleeves

Outfits for the Mother of the Bride and Groom


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Wedding Dresses by Anne Barge for Spring 2016

Versailles by Anne Barge Spring 2016

Versailles by Anne Barge

If you’ve been following me on Instagram — and I hope you have been!– you’ve already had a quick peek at the gorgeous wedding dresses I saw at last month’s Bridal Market.  While I did give some glimpses at the gowns, I like to wait to get official photography to show off these wedding dresses to their best advantage! Today, I have for you one of the collections I looked forward to most:  Anne Barge’s Spring 2016 Collection, which encompasses the Anne Barge, Black Label and Blue Willow Bride lines.   The Anne  Barge 2016 Spring Collection made its debut last month at the super chic Baccarat Hotel,  and it was a beautiful way to show a stunning array of bridal gowns. After the show, the graceful models sashayed through the assembled crowd to give us an up-close look at the fabrications. Some of my favorite details were the soft colors as seen in ‘Peony’,  ‘Limoges’, and ‘Tuileries‘; arresting detail  in the ruched tulle on ‘Luxembourg’ , the unique geometric pattern on ‘Promenade’, and a bevy of new silhouettes including the long-sleeve beauty, ‘Colmar’, and the exquisite proportions and tailoring in ‘Harlequin’. I’m sure each of my readers will find details to adore and dresses to fall for in this collection!

Camillia by Anne Barge


Clover by Anne Barge Wedding Dresses


Cognac by Anne Barge Wedding Dresses Spring 2015


Colmar, wedding dress by Anne Barge Spring 2016  Collection


Harlequin by Anne Barge


Ivy by Anne Barge


Jasmine by Anne Barge


Limoges by Anne Barge


Embellished wedding gown Lourdes by Anne Barge


Luxembourg by Anne Barge


Marseille by Anne Barge


Monceau by Anne Barge


Peony Anne Barge Wedding Dress


Posey by Anne Barge


Promenade a bridal gown by Anne Barge


Reverie by Anne Barge


Rose by Anne Barge


Tuileries by Anne Barge


Versailles by Anne Barge Spring 2016


 Designer bridal gowns by Anne Barge 'Villette'


For more information, including the locations of the fine bridal shops near you that carry this collection, visit Anne Barge.  All images are courtesy and copyright of Anne Barge.

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Reception After Party Dress for the Bride

Need a little dress to change into for the party after your reception? This white and metallic shift is the ultimate after-party dress for the bride!

After party dress for the bride


Links are from affiliate sponsors: Dress:  Chrysler Shift Dress by Vie la V from Rent the Runway | Earrings: Slate and Willow ‘Lena’ Earrings at Rent the Runway | Bracelet: Thalia Sodi Box Chain Bracelet | Invitation: Champagne Bubbles Engagement Party Invitation | Clutch: Wedding Belles ‘Gena’ Clutch by kate spade new york at Nordstrom  | Heels: Pelle Moda ‘Randall’ Crystal Strap Heels at Nordstrom | Hairpins: kate spade new york jeweled bobby pins from Nordstrom 

I was first introduced to the ‘getaway’ dress when looking at my parents’ own wedding pictures. They left directly from their reception to their honeymoon, and there are a few pictures of my mom in her getaway outfit — a perfect choice for the 1970s; a paisley shift dress — being showered by rice on her short walk to the waiting car. Even though many couples these days don’t leave on their honeymoon right from the reception; the getaway dress still exists – especially as an ‘after party’ dress, for continuing the party into night at a nearby bar, hotel, or just at the venue itself. If you want a little something to slip into for a post-reception party, or something to change into late in the reception for dancing,  this dress is exactly that kind of dress I’d envision!  I love the idea of continuing with some bridal elements to make this dress stand apart: the hairpins, sparkling accessories, and that fabulous “Mrs.” clutch from kate spade new york to announce your new status!

If you’re planning on wearing your wedding dress straight through all your wedding moments, or aren’t planning on any post-reception parties, I still recommend this dazzling dress as a bride’s rehearsal dinner dress, or for the bride to wear to a bachelorette or engagement party. With this kind of style and shimmer, this dress will garner compliments no matter when you choose to wear it to make an entrance — or exit!

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Outfits for Mothers of the Bride and Mothers of the Groom

This look at wedding outfits for Mothers-of-the-Bride and Mothers-of-the-Groom, is a partnered post that has been generously sponsored by BHLDN.

We’re continuing our BHLDN series dedicated to styling the Mother-of-the-Bride and Mother-of-the-Groom with today’s post which focuses on styled outfits for mothers in the wedding!

Dress for the Wedding is known for creating collages, and there’s a reason for that:  when I worked in a boutique, one of the comments I frequently heard was: “I like this dress, but how would you accessorize it?” For special occasions, many people like to visualize a whole outfit from the accessories to the shoes, and I especially find that many Mothers of Brides and Grooms want a total look created for just them, so that they feel perfectly put together for their son or daughter’s big day!

BHLDN makes finding a beautifully coordinated wedding outfit quite easy because of the cohesive style within all of their collections. Their selection of accessories is especially easy to mix-and-match between pieces. Here are 3 looks that work for either a Mother-of-the-Bride or Mother-of-the-Groom, shown with accessories I’ve personally picked to perfectly compliment each look.

Tea Length Dress and Accessories for the Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom

Tea length MOB outfit

Dress: Ida Dress | Earrings: Josephine Drops | Bracelet: Blushberry Bracelet  |  Heels: Addison Heels | Clutch: Blushing Clutch 

I love this tea-length or midi-length style, and from the response when I’ve shared this dress as a pin,  it appears that many of my readers do too! This length is both elegant and unexpected, and the faint lilac jacquard is rich and regal. As another option for those who love this silhouette,  the Becca Dress also features this chic length. Both dresses are ideal for a morning or afternoon wedding.

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Ice Blue Dress and Accessories for the Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom

Ice blue beaded MOB dress

Dress: Azalea Dress | Earrings: Gathered Dew Drops |  Bracelet: Perle Bracelet  | Heels: Jewelry Box Heels  | Clutch: Crystallography Box Clutch 

A light blue gown is a favorite choice for many Mothers-of-the-Bride or Mothers-of-the-Groom, and the Azalea Dress from Aidan Mattox brings the pale blue gown into the modern age. This beautiful gown in ice blue is an exclusive color to BHLDN, and has a beaded bodice and a gorgeous taffeta skirt with pockets. Sparkling crystal accessories with touches of neutral warm tones accentuate the color and dazzling qualities of the gown.

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Burgundy Gown and Accessories for the Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom

Burgundy MOB Dress

Gown: Annabelle Dress in Cabernet | Earrings: Lettice Drops  | Bracelet: Scrolled Vintage Cuff  |  Sash: Crackled Crystal Sash | Heels: Glitter Dipped Heels

One of my favorite gowns to recommend for bridesmaids also makes the perfect Mother-of-the-Bride dress. The Annabelle Dress is a convertible dress that allows the wearer to configure the neckline and sleeves in over 15 different ways. A one-shoulder tying option is shown here, but the tulle panels can be used to create  open sleeves, shoulder-skimming straps, deep v- necklines, and many other styles. This gown comes in 11 colors at BHLDN, and the Cameo Pink and Cashmere Annabelle dresses can also be paired with a Camille topper for the option of a lace bodice with sleeves. I love this deep burgundy color for a mother in a fall or winter wedding. The look gets even more glamorous and romantic when paired with a crystal sash and antiqued crystal accessories.

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More ideas …

I hope these styled looks have given you some great ideas for your own Mother-of-the-Bride or Groom ensembles.  If you want a few more ideas, be sure to see last week’s feature on Mother of the Bride Dresses with Sleeves, and check back next week for more looks from BHLDN!

Please also take a look at the full offerings at BHLDN for more ideas for mothers’ attire, and also take a peek at our partnered BHLDN Pop-up Shop for Mothers which features many of the styles we’re highlighting in this series!

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Navy Blue Beaded Dress for a Wedding

Navy blue beaded gown for a wedding with accessories

Gown: Navy Blue Beaded Surplice Gown | Earrings: Alexis Bittar ‘Miss Havisham’ Linear Earrings | Bracelet: Linda Levinson Teardrop Bracelet | Clutch: Nina ‘Farber’ Minaudiere | Heels: ‘Elope’ Crystal Sandal by Badgley Mischka | Tie: Yves Saint Laurent Woven Tie | Invitations: Crystal Curtain Wedding Invitations in Navy 

It has been many days since I’ve done a collage post, and so I’m getting back to it with a complete classic! A navy blue beaded gown works for so many wedding roles; it’s a gorgeous choice for bridesmaids, and easy to work in as a texture in a navy blue mismatched look , it’s also beyond suitable for a Mother-of-the-Bride or Mother-of-the-Groom, and it’s also a great choice for a wedding guest attending a formal wedding!  I styled the look above for a bridesmaid, and included an invitation that beautifully mimics the waterfall of beads, and a tie for grooms and groomsmen that also has an embellished pattern to it. I chose mixed metallic accessories, many in that silvery-gold “platino” color that perfectly blur the line between platinum, gold and silver, with a mix of sparkle from some crystal accents. Here are a few more favorite navy blue beaded dresses that are wedding-ready!

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Blue beaded dress for a wedding

Adrianna Papell Beaded Blouson Gown

Navy blue beaded gown with short sleeves

Adrianna Papell Short Sleeve Sequin Gown

Beaded gown in navy blue

Adrianna Papell Beaded Mesh Gown

Navy blue lace beaded dress

Beaded Lace Blouson Gown

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Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dresses

Navy Blue Mother of the Bride Dresses


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