14/01/2014 14:16 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Party Dresses For Mums

Whether it's a PTA party, an antenatal group get-together or you're treating the little ones to a trip to the theatre, dressing up when you're in mum-mode is more complex than in the pre-parenthood days. Yes, you want to look fashionable and gorgeous – but the heavy sequins and micro mini dresses are probably best left in the wardrobe.
Striking the balance between elegance and 'a la mode mother' is always achievable, so take inspiration from ten of the season's best multi-occasion party dresses, perfect for mums.