Q. My mother is searching for a dress to wear to my brother's August 5 outdoor wedding, taking place at 4 PM, at a B&B-type locale outside of Boston. As I can't shop with her, I was hoping for some style suggestions that I could share with her. I'm assuming that it will be hot, but she told me that she does not like sleeveless dresses – I believe she is a little self-conscious, being a size 14-16, so am hoping to find something elegant yet flattering for this special occasion. (Also, she probably will not want to spend over $200, knowing her!). It's a tall order, but I would appreciate any help you could provide!
A. It’s her son's wedding and surely your mom is fretting over what to wear that fits her body and looks great since plenty of attention will be given to her. I’ve found options that all give arm coverage, range from long to knee length and formal to semi-formal with a few color choices as well. They range in price from around $150 to $300. It’s an important day, so find the dress that looks and fits best, a few extra bucks will be worth it when you see the photos.
Sean Collection Beaded Dress with Jacket
$278 at nordstrom.com
Sean Collection Three Piece Ensemble
$318 at nordstrom.com
Plus Size Gold Lace Cocktail Dress
$178 at edressme.com
JS Boutique Beaded Mesh Dress
$158 at nordstrom.com