Mother’s Day is a day to spend with our moms and, as we get older, sometimes that involves a future or current mother-in-law. I’m sure many of us can get overly conscious of our outfits & appearances when attending family gatherings, especially ones that involve our significant other’s dearest, like the Mother’s Day Brunch – I am certainly like that myself! However, I think it can be done carefully and gracefully should you wish to be respected in years to come.
So, with that said, what this really means is that be careful with the cleavage, don’t go too short with your legs, don’t go too sheer as if you’re nude – and please, no dresses with cut-outs at the midriff! I’m not saying you have to wear your pearls and tie your cable-knit cardigan around your neck, but just be mindful that this is not the time for a skin-tight Herve Leger or 5-inch heels (there’s a time for that and it’s called date night *wink wink*). Ultimately, you want to just dress in a way that would make others think of you lovely and lady-like!
Since Mother’s Day is approaching, I thought I would share some outfits don’ts and do’s for meeting your man’s mom!
Here are some looks to skip this Mother’s Day. As much as I love the hot red, sexy cut-outs and sweet stripes, these are dresses I actually love for the right occasion. However, for this coming Sunday, you’re better off keeping them in your closet. They’re just a bit too short, too edgy, or too bare – agree?
This Birger blouse with neck-tie is charming. Tuck it in or leave it out with this vibrant blue DVF pencil skirt (her fabrics are high quality so you can trust the mid-weight jersey won’t show too much or too skin-tight). These Chloe wedges are the perfect neutral hue and incredibly wearable. A simple bangle by Kate Spade to compliment the look and it is inscribed with “OFF THE BEATEN PATH” as a reminder that even if you feel a bit anxious around future family, you are fantastically unique!
I adore this 10 Crosby Derek Lam dress. The back’s a bit low, but the length and coverage at the front make it a perfect brunch option. Love making it pop with this Rag & Bone blue-green blazer (there are a lot of bright blazers that would work with this dress as it is so neutral.) And with these Kors wedges in a faded black similar to the striped in the dress – you will look so chic sipping a mimosa!
Well hopefully you aren’t too tired of peplum, because this Marc by Marc Jacobs dress is darling with its bit heart printed fabric in the perfect spring green. This is a great option if you are going out to brunch at a nice restaurant with the family. I love navy and green together and this Seasonless Jacket by Phillip Lim is a perfect pairing. And Malene Birger, my newest fashion fascination, created these suede fuchsia pumps which works with the playful nature of the dress!
Have a Happy Mother’s Day! Love you mom! – Katie
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