One of the most popular types of mother of the bride (suits) ensembles is the two piece top and skirt set. This can be every bit as formal as a dress, but you will be able to order different sizes for the top and bottom, if need be. Petite mothers will often find it easier to get a good fit in separates, as well.
The other thing that many mothers of the brides look for is some sort of coverage for the upper arms. It is a rare woman who has a daughter old enough to be married who still likes the look of her triceps! There are many stylish ensembles with short, long, or three-quarter sleeves. Another great idea is to choose a sleeveless dress with a matching jacket, bolero, or wrap. This will give you more flexibility if the venue is too warm, and it will also be more comfortable for dancing as the evening goes on (after a few Champagne toasts, you may be more interested in being able to move your arms freely than you are worried about the shape of your arms!).
When you are choosing your mother of the bride ensemble, don’t forget about your accessories. Just as the bride will have fabulous jewelry to complete her look, you will want some special wedding jewelry as well. For an evening wedding, the glamour of crystal jewelry will add the perfect touch of elegance; daytime affairs are the perfect time to wear a gorgeous strand of pearls. Black and white pearls used together is one of the most sophisticated looks