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Making Memories with Mom: The Best Retro Outfit Ideas for Mother’s Day

/ Post by Nguyen Manh Tien

Classic and Chic

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so it’s time to celebrate and express our gratitude for the strong women in our lives. Whether you’re celebrating with your mom, your grandma, or your kids, dressing up is the best way to look your best and have a great holiday. This is where Retro Stage comes into play. We offer a wide selection of vintage-inspired clothing for all tastes and occasions that can serve as a surprise gift for your mom or as the basis for the perfect Mother’s Day outfit. Now let’s have a close look at the amazing pieces and get outfit inspiration for what to wear on Mom’s big day!

1930s and 1940s Dresses 

With spring in full effect, it’s the perfect weather for a Mother’s Day garden party! You and your mother can go for a stroll through the garden, admire the flowers, and enjoy the warm weather while wearing beautiful Retro Stage dresses. Some gorgeous seasonal examples are the 1930s Sunflower Dress and the 1940s Rose V-Neck Dress, each of which captures the essence of its respective era with a modern twist.

The first features a beautiful sunflower print with a stand collar, long sleeves, and swing silhouette that evoke the historic romanticism of the 1930s. Even better, the lightweight fabric makes it perfect for outdoor events on hot days.

The second is another stunning piece with a pink rose pattern and a flattering V-neckline. Showcasing the feminine silhouette of the 1940s, this dress has a fitted bodice and flared skirt that are incredibly flattering to the figure. You can also choose the black style for a more understated  look. Dear, you’ll feel like a star in these dresses. Imagine how amazing they’ll look in your outdoor photoshoots!

1950s Dresses

Enjoying a delicious brunch is a classic way to celebrate Mother’s Day. When you treat your mom to a scrumptious meal at a nice restaurant or make her favorite dishes for her at home, consider sporting a 1950s dress from Retro Stage. Inspired by the fashion trends of the day, these dresses showcase the wearer’s hourglass figure and feature playful patterns, bright colors, and full skirts.

The Yellow Dots Mesh Swing Dress comes in a cheerful, vibrant sunshine color that’s perfect for springtime brunch. It features a wide V-neckline with a mesh overlay and delicate lace trim, giving it a retro yet romantic feel. The playful polka dot print is whimsical and fun, while the swing silhouette is comfortable and flattering. With such a bright and feminine design, this dress will make you feel like a princess and bring back memories of your mom’s teenage years.

The Green Off-Shoulder Dress is a beautiful shade of green and has an off-shoulder neckline that shows off just the right amount of skin. The delicate button detailing down the front adds a touch of sophisticated charm, and the lovely butterfly print adds an air of whimsy. Overall, the design is simple, mature, and very elegant.

1960s Dresses

If you want to surprise your mom with a vintage-inspired outfit that reflects her timeless beauty, then a 1960s dress is the way to go. The Rose Red Satin Solid Pencil Dress would be an excellent choice for something like a Mother’s Day tea party. The electrifying shade of rosy pink is sure to turn heads, and the open back adds a sultry, seductive element. At the base of the plunging back is a stunning pink bow, bringing to mind images of a bygone era of glamour and elegance. And let's not forget the daring slit at the back of the skirt, revealing just enough leg to leave a lasting impression.

If you want something a little more demure, the Lace Off-Shoulder Dress, boasting a rich and luxurious dark green hue, might be for you. With a bodice covered in delicate lace and intricate woven detail, this piece just radiates style and grace. The off-shoulder neckline and pleated accent on the back of the skirt give the dress a playful yet sophisticated feel, perfectly suitable for a relaxed family gathering on Mother’s Day.


If you or your mom likes more delicate embroidery details, consider wearing our Floral Strap Patchwork Jumpsuit this spring season. It is characterized by stunning 3D floral embroidery on the bodice, which creates texture as well as feminine intrigue. The delicate flowers are meticulously crafted and perfectly complement the bold, vibrant green of the jumpsuit.

Alternatively, the Green Velvet Vintage Jumpsuit boasts a more luxurious aesthetic as well as comfort. The peach blossom print evokes a romantic vibe of spring, and its voluptuous deep V-neckline combines feminine elegance with high fashion. The velvet fabric caresses your skin like a gentle spring breeze, filling you with warmth and coziness.

Modern and fashion-forward, they are the perfect choices for anyone looking to make a bold statement while still keeping things chic and sophisticated. They will also make a trendy and thoughtful gift for your mom if she likes to experiment with new looks.

Mommy and Me Pairs

For a one-on-one day with your mom, why not have a picnic and spend some quality time out in nature? For this kind of activity, we’d recommend the Pink Lace Strawberry Swing Dress and Pink Lace Strawberry Patchwork Romper as a pair of matching outfits that show your love for one another. They both have beautiful strawberry-themed designs with exquisite lace detailing that exudes romance and femininity. Their eye-catching bright-pink color is perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day.  

Another set of options is the 1950s Nude Lace Butterfly Swing Dress and Apricot Patchwork Butterfly Lace Romper, which are perfect for making fun memories with Mom on a quiet walk in the park. With both of you sporting lacy butterfly motifs, you’ll be able to show the whole world the kind of bond you share.

No matter what style you choose for yourself or your mom this Mother’s Day, remember that the most important thing is to show your appreciation for her. She’s sure to love whatever you wear and whatever you give her as a gift as long as it comes from your heart. You can visit our website for more vintage-inspired garments and outfit ideas. Happy Mother's Day to every mother!