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A spotlight on the Ribbon Dress - For the Mother of the Bride / Groom

October 21 2020

Out of all the dresses in the Living Silk collection, the Ribbon Dress holds the title of most flattering. It’s designed with stretch so it seamlessly moulds to your body, thus creating a flattering and feminine fit. The Ribbon Dress is ideal if you want a sleek silhouette for an event or as the Mother of the Bride / Groom.  

Featuring a criss-cross design that pops in photographs (and in person), the Ribbon Dress is also one of the most unique in our collection.

This blog will shine a spotlight on the Ribbon Dress, discussing its design, available colours, and styling options. So read on to learn more about this gorgeous garment.

Design

The Ribbon Dress boasts a quartet of features that make the dress so spectacular. 

The first is the 47% micro modal, which gives the dress its infamous stretch. Micro modal is a specialised type of rayon that boasts incredible softness and resistance to shrinkage, so you can rest assured that your dress will be comfortable and long-lasting.

The second feature is the silk satin ribboning that covers the dress from top to bottom. This criss-cross pattern highlights the femininity of the dress and, as mentioned earlier, photographs brilliantly (just what you want for those days spent flicking through photo albums!).

The third feature that makes the Ribbon Dress so special is the boat neckline. It’s soft, elegant, and allows the right amount of room for a necklace. Tip: pearl necklaces pair with silk beautifully; read this blog to find out why.

The fourth and final feature is the small slit at the back, bottom edge of the dress. Not only does this add a modern touch, but it gives you extra movement for dancing the night or day away.

Colour Options

The Ribbon Dress is available in Ivory, Turquoise, Midnight Blue + Silver, and Black + Gold. Having multiple colour options means you can choose the one that feels most like you, coordinate nicely with the bride or groom, and match the atmosphere of the wedding you’re attending. For example, the Ivory and Turquoise suit a beach or garden ceremony, while the darker options suit formal locations like a grand hotel or ballroom.

Ivory

Turquoise

Midnight Blue + Silver

 Black + Gold

Styling 

The Ribbon Dress is splendid on its own, but if you want to add an extra layer of detail and elegance you can; there’s plenty of jackets, coats, and shawls that you can slip over the top. 

Here’s a rundown of the best ones for this garment:

Organza Jacket

Made with sheer pure silk, this jacket is light to wear and still allows the dress to shine through. The curved neckline replicates that of the dress, so coordinate wonderfully when paired together.

Ribbon Dress - Black & Gold

Cocktail Organza Jacket

Also made with pure silk, this jacket is similar to the last with the addition of an opaque trim. The Cocktail Organza Jacket notably sits on the neckline of the Ribbon Dress, rather than above it.

Ribbon Dress - Navy & Silver

Organza Coat

If you’re looking for a bit more length, the Organza Coat will suffice. It falls a little below the dress, and features an intricate cornelli lace detail. This coat can be worn two ways: with the hook and eye clasped together or without; the first option lets the coat’s femine silhouette shine (cinched waist and flared bottom), while the second allows the coat to swing while you walk.

With the Ribbon Dress - Black + Gold, bring out the gold feature with the Organza Coat - Gold.  

Made from pure silk, you don’t have to worry about getting too hot in this coat; this fabric is designed to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.

Shawl

If you fancy a shawl that you can drape elegantly over your arms, we have a lovely pure silk one that comes in a handful of colours. Made from 100% pure soft silk, it’s smooth on the skin and very luxurious.

Navy 7 Silver Ribbon Dress with shawl

Overall, the Ribbon Dress is an exquisite option for any special event or for a Mother of the Bride / Groom attending their son or daughter’s wedding. Depending on the colour you choose and how you style it, the Ribbon Dress can be worn to a cocktail, formal, beach, garden, country, and outdoor wedding.

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