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Fashion talk often focuses entirely on the bride during wedding celebrations, but there’s another woman who is also trying to look and feel her best: mom! And while mother-of-the-bride dresses used to follow a very similar formula – neutral color, long in length, usually sleeved and often forgettable – today’s mothers want to let their style shine in a new generation of fabulous gowns. But with all the options available, where do you start?
The first step in finding the perfect mother-of-the-bride dress is to define your style personality. Are you a classic, timeless fashionista? Or perhaps you are drawn to eclectic, modern or minimal styles?
Here’s a look at a few of our favorite mother-of-the-bride dresses – all available now at Von Maur at The Corners of Brookfield – based on some popular style personalities. Which one is your favorite?
The Modern Mom
She isn’t afraid of color and loves to make a bold statement with an unexpected detail. The modern mom is all about owning her style – and lives for trying new trends, like the unique shoulder interest on this coral sheath by Betsy & Adam ($200).
- Style muses: Cate Blanchet, Charlize Theron
The Minimalist Mom
She’s more comfortable in separates but loves to step out in a structured dress or jumpsuit at special events. She favors neutrals, and loves the chic simplicity of black and white. This Vince Camuto stunner is the perfect choice, with its menswear inspirations balanced by the feminine bow detail ($260).
- Style muses: Elle McPherson, Victoria Beckham
The Classic Mom
She’s the epitome of ladylike sophistication. In her off time, you’ll find her in dark denim, a classic white shirt and blazer or cardigan, but for special events, it’s all about figure-flattering and timeless shapes. She’ll want to give her classic style an evening twist, and this Vince Camuto sheath with metallic detail and bell sleeves will give her a special moment to shine ($150).
- Style muses: Reese Witherspoon, Kate Middleton
The Bombshell Mom
She’s never seen without lipstick and mascara, considers her personal trainer a close friend and loves a weekly blowout. Some may call her high maintenance, but she simply cares about looking her best and always putting her best foot forward. This red "haute" Betsy & Adam dress is her spirit animal ($220).
- Style muses: Halle Berry, Angelina Jolie
The Natural Mom
She’s all about cool comfort. Some days she’s a little boho chic; others simply relaxed in denim and a soft tee. Either way, she loves her dresses to feel free-spirited and easy. This Alex Evenings gown, in a soft blue hue with rosette detail, is given a bohemian twist thanks to its sheer hemline ($220).
- Style muse: Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson
Fashionista, stylist, writer and TV personality, Jordan Dechambre, owner of Jordan Dechambre Style, lives for fashion and writing. Her unique resume encompasses everything from a former life as a magazine fashion editor to the current host of Bon-Ton Department Stores’ nationwide New & Now fashion shows.
Jordan is a brand ambassador for many of the nation’s leading retailers and the official Fashion Expert for the “Real Milwaukee” morning show. She is also a sought-after fashion show producer and stylist, and recently co-chaired a runway reunion of all the designers from season 15 of “Project Runway.”
In addition to her fashion career, Jordan is a public relations and social media consultant and an avid writer. She has written for Ladies’ Home Journal, Milwaukee Magazine, M: Milwaukee’s Lifestyle Magazine, Wisconsin Bride, among others, and won several Milwaukee Press Club awards.
Learn more about Jordan at jordandechambrestyle.com or on Instagram and Facebook @