Welcome back to the Lili Pad!
I am not a numbers person, but I do like statistics. I love to check Google Analytics for our store website (www.lilibridals.com) to see how people are finding us and such information as where they’re from, what their search words were, how many minutes they spent on our site, etc.
You know what is the number one searched term that leads to our website?
“Stylish Mother of the Bride Dresses”
Yep. It seems that moms literally from all over the world have a hard time knowing what to wear to their children’s nuptuals!!
The thing is, moms can be young, or not so young, slim, or not so slim, but most share one thought in common, and that is:
“I don’t want to look like an old lady!”
That fine line between needing to cover a figure issue and keeping a dress from looking ‘matronly’ can unfortunately be crossed as soon as you add some sort of covering to an arm. I can attest to the most overheard line in our store: ” I hate my arms!”! If I had a nickel for every time I heard these words….
But therein lies the risk….once you cover an arm, you risk looking like the grandma of the bride, not the mom…(oh, the horror!! )
So there is an art to showing the figure, yet covering what you don’t like…not an easy task for the customer, nor for the average retailer who is trying to please that customer!
BUT, we at Lili Bridals are prepared, and EXPERTS at this task!
To follow, I have complied a of guide few of our favorite mom’s dresses, that don’t look like you’re wearing your mother’s dress….and tips to flatter your figure…This will be part one of a series of posts to follow, that we will call “The Mother Of Bride Guide”
This dress is great for slim or larger women up to size 20! It shows a small waist, but can cover up a tummy or hips beautifully!
A hand-beaded silk chiffon sheath with matching bolero. Works especially well for women who are up to size 14 and want to cover their arms. A young and sexy Mother’s dress, if there ever was one.
Stretch Net with 3/4 sleeve…Great v-neck ‘opens’ one up, and gives an illusion of being taller and slimmer. Draping at hips and tummy camouflages, well… hips and tummy!
Knee Length silk burnout dress. Need to cover your arms, but have great legs? This is a fantastic choice!
Got good arms AND good legs? This is a great dress for an afternoon beach wedding, or rustic outdoor wedding
Hope you enjoyed PART ONE of our Mother-of-the-Bride-Guide…more to come!
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