Thursday, May 30, 2013

I'm not the Mother-of-the-Bride

Summer is around the corner and many of us will have lots formal events to attend. Unfortunately, most department stores have equated modest and formal dresses with Mother-of-the-Bride dresses. This is limiting for those of us who want to be sophisticated, festive, and elegant and are not related to the bride. The problem with Mother-of-the-Bride dresses is that they tend to be very mature looking and not trendy. The most common style is a sleeveless dress with a matching jacket.

So where should you look if you're not the Mother-of-the-Bride and don't want to dress like one? Below are a few options we've found (and that we are working to bring to Mode-sty). We also have several Pinterest boards with modest formal wear: short sleeved gowns, full coverage gowns and knee length dresses. Know of other options? Share them in the comments!

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Nzinga Knight New York
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  1. I love the dresses from Rayan!

    1. We will be getting Rayan in our shop soon!

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    1. Thanks Nataly, we don't have anything against mother-of-the-bride dresses we have just been looking for more options so that mother-of-the-bride dresses are not the ONLY thing we have to wear for all our formal occasions.

  3. i do not see the dresses from miss knight on the website? :( i love the long flowy ornage criss cross one..where can i get it?

  4. Brides usually wear it while sporting turmeric or henna as gold jewelry might get spoiled when it comes in contact with them and they do save

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  5. Completely fabulous support! Very first shop we entered these days and Fiona and also the leftover girls could not have treated me personally better! Frox of Falkirk