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Mothers of the Brides say yes to the dress

By Mary Helen Darah

Being the mother of the bride can be a stressful role. The menu planning, acting excited when your daughter wants handwritten quotes at every table, pretending to like the groom’s family and not freaking out over the ever expanding guest list is chaotic in its own right. One thing you can cross off your list of things that will send you into therapy during this exciting milestone in your daughter’s life is finding the perfect dress. We found options that highlight the positive and will let you shine without overshadowing your baby girl on her special day. Saying “yes to the dress” couldn’t be easier!

Lisa feels the most exciting part of being the mother of the bride is seeing things evolve before the big day. “Watching Mal’s dream wedding unfold and seeing everything coming into place exactly as she wants, has been so much fun,” she said. The dress has a blue and white abstract floral print with a flattering shutter treatment on the front. --Ragazza, Sylvania
Lisa feels the most exciting
part of being the mother of the
bride is seeing things evolve
before the big day. “Watching
Mal’s dream wedding unfold
and seeing everything coming
into place exactly as she
wants, has been so much fun,”
she said. The dress has a blue
and white abstract floral print
with a flattering shutter
treatment on the front. –Ragazza, Sylvania
This long black gown is very flattering on Sue and is great for most body types because of the side ruching on the bodice. The gown has a charcoal lace short jacket that matches the bust of the dress. Wear the jacket to the wedding and take it off for a sexier look at the reception.--Elegant Rags, Perrysburg
This long
black gown
is very
flattering on Sue and is great for most body
types because of the side ruching on the
bodice. The gown has a charcoal lace short
jacket that matches the bust of the dress.
Wear the jacket to the wedding and take it off
for a sexier look at the reception.–Elegant
Rags, Perrysburg
Sue looks lovely in a black cocktail dress with a smooth skirt. The overlay can be worn two ways; with yours arms exposed (for those Boomers that have been doing their arm exercises) or hidden underneath. The overlay is edged with a sequined band and adds a little sparkle and pizzazz. Sue said yes to this dress!--Elegant Rags, Perrysburg
Sue looks lovely in a black cocktail dress with a
smooth skirt. The overlay can be worn two ways;
with yours arms exposed (for those Boomers that
have been doing their arm
exercises) or hidden
underneath. The overlay is
edged with a sequined band
and adds a little sparkle
and pizzazz. Sue said yes to
this dress!–Elegant Rags,
Perrysburg
Sue Barchick is busy planning daughter Sarah’s wedding that will take place on Aug. 27. A reception will follow a church wedding at the Toledo Country Club. She looks ravishing in this raspberry dress, with the ottoman stripe skirt, is flattering to all body types due to the overlay of chiffon in the same color. The overlay gives the perfect amount of coverage and will look great as this mom of the bride twirls on the dance floor.--Elegant Rags, Perrysburg
Sue Barchick is busy planning
daughter Sarah’s wedding that
will take place on Aug. 27. A
reception will follow a church
wedding at the Toledo Country
Club. She looks ravishing in
this raspberry dress, with the ottoman stripe skirt, is
flattering to all body types due to the overlay of chiffon in
the same color. The overlay gives the perfect amount of
coverage and will look great as this mom of the bride twirls
on the dance floor.–Elegant Rags, Perrysburg