The style of the dress is the important thing—what fits and flatters the body.—NANCY LEHTMAN, DISTINCTIONS IN FASHION

The mother of the bride and the mother of the groom do not need to match, but their wedding looks need to complement each other.—PAULETTE FRIEDMAN, SPECIAL OCCASIONS BY PAULETTE AND TEDDY

On the East Coast, it is more common to see moms wear fuller gowns for formal weddings, and the trend is slowly making its way to the Midwest.—NANCY LEHTMAN,

DISTINCTIONS IN FASHION

Most women can wear a bolero jacket that matches their dress, but if she can’t, a jacket should fit to the hip bone—no longer or shorter—and it will camouflage her weight. —PAULETTE FRIEDMAN, SPECIAL OCCASIONS BY PAULETTE AND TEDDY

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