Play up your legs, and keep it simple—yet interesting in this knit crepe and organza dress with tiered sleeves to add an exclamation point. Sizes 16 to 30. Buy from Adrianna Papell.
The answer to what to wear when you're trying to account for all the scenarios: daytime, or not overly ritzy or outdoors in warm weather or just plain smart and chic. We love the gorgeous drape, the cowl neckline, the blouson bodice and knee-skimming wrap skirt. Sizes 0-18. Buy from Adrianna Papell.
Classic, yet playful. We love the menswear tuxedo influence juxtaposed with those feminine layers on the full skirt. The color is electric, and that high low hemline is a good option for petites. Sizes 4 to 16. Order from Nordstrom.
How to do beading right. Classic, timeless shape. Shimmery beads on chiffon. Illusion neckline. Flattering flutter sleeve for a bit of movement and magic. Beautiful! Sizes 0-16. Buy from Saks Fifth Avenue
Timelessly glamorous; effortlessly modern. Off the shoulder is the comfortable alternative to strapless and so elegant, especially with the cinched waist and full A-line skirt. Sizes 0 to 18. Buy from Bloomingdale's.
We love the easy elegance of this one shoulder style. The side bow gives it a flattering angle and that leg slit adds some oomph without going too J. Lo to feel appropriate for the day. Sizes 0-18. buy from Adrianna Papell.
Mother of the bride jackets get a bad rap. But we love a good jacket, and this one qualifies, thanks to its structured fit, strong shoulder, and lovely three quarters length sleeve. It adds some zing to the swingy, sleeveless chiffon dress. Sizes 14 to 24. Buy from Macy's.
Compression and ruching. Two very useful qualities. This style is part of Alex Evenings' "Compression Collection" with stretch fabrication. Add to that the angled draping and surplice neckline, and you've got a flattering option that will hold everything in place so you don't have to hold your breath. Sizes 2 to 18. Available in several colors, petites too. Buy from Nordstrom.
You're a wild child, and there is a way to tastefully show it off—even when you're the mom. The simple silhouette and long sleeves offset that bold print. We love the cool, ombre base and the striped detail on the sleeves. And then comes the surprise cutout back for a total wow. Sizes 0 to 14. Buy from Saks Fifth Avenue.
If you're worried about supporting the girls, the crisscross halter style is a great option. Show off your shoulders; keep the cleavage supported. Amsale dresses are made to order, which means you've got to plan ahead, but you can choose from more than 20 colors, a wide range of sizes, and extra length for those 5 foot 10 or taller. Sizes 0 to 28. Buy from Amsale.
The epitome of elegance. We love the simplicity of this one shoulder, fit to flare draped scuba crepe gown. And the vibrant color. And the wide range of sizes, 00 to 28. It's also a great choice for tall women, as it comes in extra long length as well as regular. Buy from Amsale.
This classy gown checks a whole lot of boxes: the v-neck that shows of a little skin in all the right places (especially flattering for a larger bust), the voluminous sleeve that is ever-so-stylish while also offering coverage where you want it, the mermaid silhouette to show off curves without a pinch. Sizes 0 to 16. Buy from Saks Fifth Avenue.