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Dress styles for every mom

Whether you work in a conservative office or stay at home with the kids, you can get into some of the season’s hottest trends in dresses. Let’s take a look at these fabulous dress styles for every mom.


Diane Kruger

Maxi dress

Who said mommies-to-be can’t be chic too? Years ago, the then-pregnant Angelina Jolie made the maxi dress popular and it hasn’t left the fashion scene since. For the ladies who are pregnant this summer, jazz about your wardrobe with a maxi dress in a funky tribal print. Add a pair of jeweled thong sandals and a slouchy hobo bag to look fab, no matter where you are headed.

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2Corporate mom

Corporate mom

Sheath dress

The corporate mom barely has time to get dressed in the morning, so her wardrobe can’t be complicated. For the office, stick with clothes with clean, simple lines. A simple sheath dress with a straight or slightly A-line skirt is the perfect choice. And it doesn’t have to be black. For the office, gray, beige or even red are fantastic choices.

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3Glam mom

Glam mom

Ruffled dress

For the mom who is always heading (or hosting) a party or special event, you need one glamorous dress for spring and summer parties. This season, choose a ruffled chiffon dress in an abstract or watercolor print. Glamorous dresses don’t have to be mini or maxi. Right now, knee-length dresses are on trend for all women — including moms.

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4Sporty mom

Sporty mom


If you are always in tees and shorts, add a little femininity to your sporty wardrobe with a shirtdress. The shirtdress offers ’50s-inspired flavor and is easy to wear. You can just throw it on and go. Wear your shirtdress with any kind of shoes — from colorful Keds sneakers to wedge sandals.

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5Work-at-home mom

Nicole Ritchie

Tunic dress

Just because you work from home doesn’t mean you don’t want to look cute. Tunics are figure-flattering and very trendy. The tunic dress is perfect for lounging around the house and will also look great wherever you need to go — from the grocery store to a parent-teacher conference. If it’s long enough, you can wear a tunic dress on its own, or just slip it on over leggings or slim jeans.

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