All the Dresses From Mother Of's Spring 2024 Photo Shoot

April 07, 2024
All the Dresses From Mother Of's Spring 2024 Photo Shoot

We called in dresses from the spring collections of three of our most popular brands and invited three mothers of-to-be to try them on. Our "models" came with open minds (and neutral heels) and discovered they looked great in styles and colors they might never have considered. Pays to get out of your comfort zone!

Betsy & Adam Strapless Ballgown

An instant day-brightener. Fitted top; full skirt (with pockets) and high-low hemline. Sizes 2-14. $199. Buy from Macy's. 

Sachin & Babi Floral Column

A sleek backdrop for an unexpected floral print. V-neck, straight fit, front slit. Sizes 0-14. $795. Buy from Sachin & Babi.

Teri Jon Pleated Chiffon Gown

The floral print is so fresh, the all over pleating gives this dress a beautiful flow, the balloon sleeves offer full coverage with a chic spin. We worried this might be one of those dresses you need to be 6 feet tall to pull off, but it looked great on Barb, curves and all, in a size 10. Sizes 2 to 22. $780. Buy from Teri Jon.

Sachin & Babi Sleeveless V-Neck Floral

Classic style for the woman who is anything but. The "Brooke" is one of Sachin & Babi's essential silhouette's—empire style, full skirt with box pleats and a front slit. But let's be real: you're going to be able to wear your favorite bra with this dress and still look glamorous, and that's a day maker. Comes in several colors and prints. Sizes 0-14. $825. Buy from Sachin & Babi.

Teri Jon Embroidered Lace Illusion Gown

Classic style, rich details. It checks many boxes with the cap sleeves, illusion neckline, and A-line silhouette. The silver floral and lace makes it extra special. Sizes 0 to 22. $810. Buy from Teri Jon.

Betsy & Adam Floral Halter Chiffon Dress

Julie dismissed this dress, thinking the print might not be wedding party-worthy, but the great fit prompted her to reconsider. Halter style, cascade ruffle. So versatile, you're sure to reach for it again and again. Sizes 4-16. $219. Buy from Betsy & Adam.

Teri Jon Jacquard One Shoulder Side Ruffle Gown

In a crowd of one shoulder dresses, this one is a standout, from the flattering fit of the bodice with ruching in all the right places to the side ruffle and trumpet silhouette, which gives you room to breathe while still accentuating curves. Barb noted that the material is heavier and stiffer than she would have expected. Teri Jon releases this popular style in new colors and prints each season. Sizes 2 to 20. $810. Buy from Teri Jon.

Sachin & Babi V-Neck Box Pleat Ball Gown

The modern ball gown, from its deep v-neck and bloused sleeve to the subtle front slit and pockets. The "Zoe" gown's signature is its beautiful box pleating on Mikado satin. Comes in several color combinations. Photo shoot chatter: we worried a bit about sweating through it. Sizes 0-22. $895. Buy from Sachin & Babi.

Emily Shalant Beaded Top and Taffeta Skirt

Everyone on set agreed: we need this skirt in our closets. Emily Shalant's dressy separates are special enough for a wedding, but meant to be worn again and again. Cable-knit beaded mock neck top, $725; A-line taffeta midi skirt, $225. Buy from Emily Shalant. 

Theia Strapless Organza Gown

This knockout dress was a last-minute impulse add—the gorgeous color, the beautiful cut, the practically weightless pebble organza. It was a size smaller than Julie thought she could wear, and she worried the color was too bold, but she put it on and, magic! $795. Contact DUGO to order.

Teri Jon Off Shoulder Metallic Dress

Short dresses were a tougher sell to our moms, but below the knee can be a great option, especially for petites like Lynn. This dress was a chic surprise—it looked so lovely on her, and was comfortable to wear. The shoulders can be adjusted. Sizes 2 to 18. $550. Buy from Teri Jon.

Betsy & Adam Flora Applique V-Neck Chiffon

Julie declared this dress as comfy as pajamas. The gold leaf applique is an instant waist slimmer. The V-neck is deep, but with an illusion inset to keep it tasteful. Sizes 4-16. Buy from Nordstrom.

Betsy & Adam Ruffle Halter Crepe Gown

Lynn couldn't help but dance in this dress—proof positive that you can look tasteful and va-va-voom. The side slit, ruffles and curve-enhancing cut are everything. Also comes in navy and black. Sizes 2-14; available in petites. $259. Buy from Nordstrom.

| Photography: Joy by Jo
| Hair and makeup: Fatima Olive

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