As we looked at fabrics, I actually had a flashback to when we were trying to find her a Mother of the Bride dress for my wedding. As a daytime wedding at a winery, I thought a nice tailored skirt suit in a beautiful fabric (matelasse or some other textured fabric) would be great. However, my mom kept choosing long, flowy, chiffon dresses -- some in floral prints and all with a bohemian vibe -- that I just couldn't envision at my wedding. I really didn't want my mom floating around my wedding in a bohemian-style dress. She didn't like anything I chose either (not a huge surprise). The hours passed and we ended up leaving South Coast Plaza empty-handed. She eventually went shopping with a friend and found a dress that looked great on her (it was long and had a chiffon overlay, but had a straight silhouette -- very flattering), but it was a tough day!
My mom is all about florals, prints and colors, so we settled on this Liberty print from my stash.
I looked through my Burda issues and found this interesting blouse from September 2009. Appropriately, it is included in their section on bohemian styles.
Image from here.
I think it will look great!