Mother’s Day is a fantastic time to enjoy good food and good times with family and friends. Whether you are taking your mother out to brunch or someone is taking youout, follow these style tips to look great on Mother’s Day.
For a casual brunch
If you’re headed to a casual restaurant for Mother’s Day brunch, dress comfortably without looking sloppy.
Breezy dress: A maxi dress in a breezy fabric is perfect, even for a casual meal. Maxi dresses in tribal prints are very trendy right now. Add a pair of flat sandals and a stack of bangles.
Capris and a tee: Partner a colorful tee and a pair of white capris for a casual look that can’t be beat. A pair of wedge espadrilles will finish off your outfit in style.
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For an at-home brunch
If you’re hosting a brunch in your home for Mother’s Day, dress casual-chic. And keep in mind that you’ll likely be running around, serving food and mingling.
Skip the billowy sleeves: Nothing says disgusting like dragging your sleeve across a bowl of gravy or macaroni salad.
Forget the heels: If you are going to be on your feet cooking and serving, leave the heels in your closet. Put on pair of jeweled thong sandals or embellished ballet flats for a little sparkle.
Wear prints: You are bound to spill something. And though a white cotton dress is adorable, it will stain easily. Wear a printed tunic or dress to hide food flubs.
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For an upscale brunch
If you have reservations at an upscale restaurant or country club for brunch, dress in light colors and soft fabrics.
Day suit: A skirted suit in cream or pastel shades is perfect for a fancy brunch. Put on your favorite heels and jazz things up with chunky jewelry.
Little white dress: Every woman should have a little white dress, in addition to a black one. Pick a white dress in a figure-flattering style that you can wear almost anywhere. A sheath that falls to the knee or a dress with a slight A-line skirt is a fantastic option. If you don’t love white, try orange, turquoise and honeysuckle — all hot shades this spring.
Ruffles, ruffles, ruffles: They’re trendy now and just right for a Mother’s Day brunch. Partner a ruffled blouse with a pencil skirt and Mary Jane heels. A ruffled top also works with slim cigarette pants. Carry a ladylike framed bag, and put on your pearls or vintage jewelry.