Mother of the Bride Tea Party gown by Nataya - style 40163

by Karen


Our first installation of our “Beauty Deconstructed Series” by Nataya starts by examining one of the designer’s best-selling styles. The Downton Abbey Inspired Dress in Pearl – style 40163 - celebrates the beauty and elegance of Edwardian Era fashion. Beautifully showcased on the British television program Downton Abbey, fashion from the early 20th century was intricate, impeccably crafted, and teeming with elegant details. 

If you’re looking for a tea length wedding dress, a vintage wedding dress with an understated sense of style, or a vintage inspired garden party ensemble, this gown is a luxurious option. With that said, this dress is also an exceptional option for any Mothers of the Bride or Mothers of the Groom who have an important 2021 wedding on the horizon. 

Join us as we examine the intricate details of this dynamic design by reading below or watching the video below. 


A Celebration of Old-Fashioned Elegance

The Downton Abbey Inspired Dress in Pearl Style 40163 by Nataya possesses inherent elegance. Special and incredibly unique, a dramatic volume near the skirt’s hemline makes its traditional A-line silhouette even more figure-flattering. It’s also made from delicate, luxurious materials and accented by a cascade of custom chain-stitch embroidery. 

On this dress, the designer has taken every individual detail into consideration - the result is a design teeming with old fashioned elegance that pays tribute to the type of immaculate pieces that were popular with upscale women at the dawn of the 20th century. 

A Closer Look

The Neckline

This Nataya gown’s first unique feature is the dynamic double-round neckline, which was 100% unique and designed in-house. Equal parts modest and elegant, it gives the illusion of a revealing neckline without making the wearer feel like they are exposing too much skin. 

Beautiful hand-made scalloping at the edges adds extra visual interest to this gown’s unique neckline. This dress is designed to frame the neck and décolletage in a way that will showcase your favorite accessories, making it ideal for wear with both authentic antique jewelry and more modern pieces. 



Curved Lace Applique

Curved lace is a design element that is not often found on modern dresses due to the expert craftsmanship required in the construction. The curved lace details on this breathtaking design exemplify Nataya’s craftsmanship and passionate attention to detail. A testament to the designer’s commitment to authentic Edwardian Era design details, this feature will elongate your bodice and lengthen your lines so you instantly appear more statuesque. 



When shopping for Mother of the Bride dresses, many women search for gowns with sleeves so they do not feel too exposed at their upcoming event. Transparent sleeves adorned with custom-designed embroidery are just one of the details that make this a popular 2021 Mother of the Bride dress. At the wrists, you’ll also find the same scalloped detail that appears at the neckline.



Empire Waist

This dress features a silhouette that is referred to as a “Modified Empire.” This means that it combines the comfort of an Empire Waistline with the figure-flattering details of an A-line style. With a seam centered at the wearer’s natural waistline, it accentuates the bust while also flattening the stomach and drawing attention to your body’s smallest point. The result is a dress that is appropriate for both petite and plus sized Mothers of the Bride. 

Embroidered Hemline

To ensure this dress is elegant from head to toe, the designer included a touch of fine peekaboo embroidery at the hemline. This playful detail may be understated, but it ensures that the eye travels from the top of the dress to the bottom, further offering a regal, elegant appearance. 


Dressing for a 2021 Wedding As A Mother of the Bride

If you have a 2021 wedding on the horizon, wearing a vintage-inspired dress like the Downton Abbey Inspired Dress in Pearl Style 40163 by Nataya will provide you with a timeless look that will never go out of style. It’s a long Mother of the Bride dress that retains modesty without looking drab. The unstructured A-line silhouette is also incredibly slimming, making it a plus size Mother of the Bride dress that will effortlessly accentuate your best features. 


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