No Carnations Please: Flowery And Flowy Dresses For Mum This Mother’s Day
#1: Printed silk crepe de chine wrap dress, $682, from Diane von Furstenberg via Net-a-Porter
Diane von Furstenberg’s new Chief Creative Officer Jonathan Saunders put a new spin on the wrap dress by lengthening it to mid-calf and introducing bold floral patterns. We never thought yellow, white and black would meld so well together. Your mum will feel like a queen in this intricate piece that falls to an asymmetric hem with a floaty dipped back.
A striking silhouette highlighted by lively sprigs of blue irises is all your mum needs to feel like a million bucks. The frill detailing adds a feminine flourish to a piece that will make her special day flourish.
#4: Floral-print cotton-poplin dress, $2,631, from Dolce & Gabbana via Net-a-Porter
What better way to pay tribute to our mums’ everlasting youthfulness than with some cheery blooms? The vintage feel with the nipped-in waist and pleated A-line skirt are sure to bring her back to the good old days.
#5: Polka-dot cady dress, $2,494, from Dolce & Gabbana via Net-a-Porter
Sometimes, less is more, and we don’t necessarily need something over-the-top to scream our love for mum. This minimal number does just the job with polka dots that are easy on the eye. Now all she needs is a pretty clutch for a pop of colour to #stayclassy.
#6: Embellished tulle mini dress, $1,076, from Marchesa Notte via Net-a-Porter
Who needs real flowers when you can freeze them in time? It’s hard to resist the ethereal vibe, what with the flowy tulle embroidered with blooms and beads on a dreamy mint background. What’s more, the loose fit means she doesn’t have to worry about feasting on her big day.
Not quite trompe l’oeil but a lovely optical illusion nevertheless is this black-and-white belted sheath. We’re really loving the gradation effect, which gives the figure a flattering, tapering effect. If your mum is feeling adventurous, she can pair this piece with black pants to look even more put together.
#8: Sakura embroidered silk crepe de chine midi dress, $1,050, from Matthew Williamson via Net-a-Porter
Your mum’s picnic #OOTD, sorted. This midi dress is cut from super light and lustrous silk crepe de chine, and comes with fluttering sleeves and a cutout back held together by slim ties – being in the great outdoors will be a breeze. She’ll also appreciate the hand-embroidered flowers inspired by the traditional Japanese art the designer came across on his travels.
This fuss-free number is perfect for just about any occasion – we love the breezy feel of this khaki number, complete with the drape design and drawstring waist. Chic for the omni-present mom should be effortless, who ain’t got time for fussy details when she’s got kids to fetch from tuition, meals to prepare and that 3pm Zumba class. Pair with strappy heels – even gladiator ones – and she’s all set to dazzle.
#10: Striped cotton-blend maxi dress, $1,153, from Sonia Rykiel via Net-a-Porter
This unique cotton-blend dress that shows a hint of skin totally gets our vote. We must say that even though horizontal stripes can be rather unflattering, the vertical panel down the middle balances things up by elongating the body visually. Your mum will look so on point matching this with sandals for a chill brunch date.