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My Mother’s Wedding Dress by Christine Cameron

Just as brides often preserve their wedding gowns for their as yet unborn daughters, girls frequently grow up fantasizing about their future wedding days. For fashion blogger and stylist Christine Cameron, who chronicles her daily outfits on her website My Style Pill, a mother’s wedding dress represents much more than your typical fashion obsession: it’s a testament to the power of true, lasting love.

What my mom’s wedding dress means to me
My mother wore this dress 37 years ago to make vows to my father. They were married in Riverside, California in the late afternoon in 1974, both only 25-years-old. The gown represents something so sacred and rare: true, lasting love and long term commitment.

Why I plan to wear this dress down the aisle
It’s an iconic early '70s dress, but also something that could easily be reworked into a more modern style by keeping the bodice and train and changing other aspects of the design.

What I will not be wearing with the dress
High white shoes. My mom wore a pair of those on the wedding day since she’s only 5’2” and my dad is 6”!

What about my mother’s style I admire most
I’m more of a fashion risk-taker than my mother, but I do admire how she loves to change her look with new hair styles. Her accessories are also super-special: Almost all of them were given to her by family and friends.