Mother of the Bride Dress

Summer Evening Cocktail Party
Sometimes one of the most difficult outfits to put together is for the Mothers of the Bride and Groom.  All eyes are on them almost as much as the Bride and Groom themselves and they have to toe the line between matronly David's Bridal and too sexy to be appropriate.
Instyle Weddings published a Mom's wedding dress guide on their website here and I had to repost because I think they really knocked it out of the park.

Garden Party in Vineyard Setting

Black Tie Ballroom

Museum Bash

Uptown Art Gallery Soirree

Dance-Party Reception

Country Club Dinner

Traditional Church Ceremony