Bolero jacket, also known as a "shrug", is a cropped, cardigan-like garment with short or long sleeves, typically knitted. Generally, a bolero covers less of the body than a vest would, but it is more tailored than a shawl. Boleros are typically worn as the outermost layer of an outfit, with a full shirt, tank top, or dress beneath. A bolero covers a small portion of the upper body. Some boleros are tied together just below the bustline. Another style is cut off at the sides and thus little more than a pair of sleeves joined at the back. Such a bolero will add the touch of formality and elegance of the outfit.
A lot of mothers refuse to wear a short dress when attending their daughters’ wedding. This is mainly because short dress lacks of enough elegance and grace. Mothers pursue elegant and formal appearances on their children’s special days, so they are unwilling to choose short dresses, although short ones are more suitable in hot summer than long ones. In fact, it is unnecessary for them to refuse comfortable and cool short mother of the bride dresses. If you want short dresses to become more formal and elegant, a matching bolero is helpful. Fashionable bolero will make a strapless short dress more formal and graceful.
Look at the following short mother of the bride dresses. They do not have elegant long skirt and graceful train. However, added with a matching bolero, these short mother of the bride dresses look more elegant and noble, which will be suitable in any formal occasion.