You encourage them, feed them and beam with pride at their accomplishments, and on Mother’s Day, your family has a chance to say ‘Thank you’ for all you do.
Here are some fun facts about this special day, along with some ideas for what to wear on Mother’s Day, so you look as special on the outside as you feel on the inside.
Mother’s Day Trivia
- Mother’s Day is held on the second Sunday in May
- The first Mother’s Day was celebrated in 1908 and became an official holiday in 1914
- The most traditional Mother’s Day flower is the carnation. Pink represents gratitude and love, red represents admiration, and white carnations are given or displayed in remembrance of a mother who is no longer living.
- In the United States, there are about 122 million phone calls made to moms on Mother’s Day
- Mother’s Day is celebrated in 50 countries around the world
What do you wear on Mother’s Day to look pretty and feel special?……
White Jeans for a Casual Get-Together
Some Mother’s Day get-togethers are casual affairs, like lunch at home or a backyard barbecue. (Hopefully, you won’t be doing the cooking! LOL) If that’s how you’ll be spending Mother’s Day, you’ll want to look pretty and polished and a little dressier than every day but not over the top.
White jeans with a pretty top fit the bill perfectly. Look for a top with feminine details like bows or ruffles. A modern floral print is another good idea.
Keep the feminine vibe going with your accessories. Drop earrings or a shoe in a soft pastel color are both great options.
A Figure Flattering Dress for Lunch Out
If you’re heading out to lunch with your family, a pretty dress is a great option. This is one time I recommend you leave your little black dress in the closet and opt for a feminine style in a flattering color.
Pink is perfect. It’s a perfect color for Mother’s Day, and it will bring warmth to an over-40 complexion.
I love this little tie-front dress. It emphasizes the waist and creates a lovely and feminine shape and works for the office as well as it would for a Mother’s Day lunch out.
Breezy Maxi Dress for a Mother’s Day Brunch
A maxi dress is a great idea for an over-40 gal. They’re chic, cool and comfortable, and the flowy fabric skims right over and lumps and bumps you’d rather keep hidden.
They can also be dressed up or dressed down to suit the occasion. You can toss on a jean jacket to make it casual or add a shoe with a higher heel to dress it up for an evening out. They’re also great if you’re lucky enough to go on a cruise.
Modern Shift Dress for Dinner Out
If you are going out for dinner to celebrate Mother’s Day, you can get a little more dressed up. In that situation, you can never go wrong with a sheath dress. A sheath dress is timeless and flatters the feminine shape.
Once again, leave the LBD version of this classic at home and instead go for something that gives a nod to the occasion. Anything with pink or florals would work beautifully.
And don’t forget your accessories. Comfy block heel shoes are great, but I really want to talk about your bag.
If you typically schlep your oversized black carry-all around all year-long, give some serious thought to making this the year you invest in a spring and summer purse in a lighter color. You’ll wear it with everything, and it will instantly lighten your look for the season.
Still looking? Check out these other cute Mother’s Day outfits! Happy Mother’s Day!
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