Pale Blue and Gold
Dressing the part of a mother of the bride or groom doesn't have to be dowdy or old. Yes, dress your age, but what does that even mean? Women in Hollywood over the age of 50 have been walking the red carpet in stunning gowns. Proof that you can dress in ways that are both sexy and conservative all the while looking fabulous.
Has anyone else seen Jane Fonda working sheer gowns better than 30-somethings? She's in her 70s! I say dress for your body shape and comfort level. Don't be afraid to wear something that makes you feel like a million bucks.
Splurge on something that won't cost you a second mortgage on your home? Consider vintage couture gowns. You can even rent the runway nowadays for pennies on the dollar. If you can buy your daughter a $5,000 wedding dress, then make some room for a $2,500 gown for yourself!