Mother Of The Bride Dress Guide
The best mother of the bride dresses are elegant and fit perfectly with the other plans for your daughter's wedding. There are a few guidelines; for instance, mothers should avoid colors in the white family (including cream and ivory) red and mournful black, though there are exceptions to this rule that can be quite tasteful.
Traditionally, the mother of the bride purchases her dress first and then informs the mother of the groom about what she's wearing so they can complement one another. You both want to look classy and beautiful but never flashy or sexy; it is your daughter’s big day, and you do not want to take any attention away from her.
Are You Self-Conscious About Your Legs?
There are both long and short dresses, and some women feel more comfortable in a long, formal gown that covers a little more. If you decide on a long gown, one like this popular floor-length taffeta, A-line dress with a V-shaped neckline and pleated bodice embroidery is universally flattering on most body types. By Mary’s Bridal, this dress is made for mothers and is available in a variety of colors.
Do You Have Great Legs?
Alternately, if you and the mother of the groom have great legs, why not show them off? Tea length gowns like this lace and chiffon asymmetrical hem dress with tiered embellishment and built-in foundation will flatter plus sizes, apple, and pear shapes.
Do You Prefer Body-Skimming Fashions?
Body-conscious, but never tight, sheath style dresses like this one shoulder floor-length dress with a shirred waist are flattering to almost every body type. The natural shirred waist creates curves and the ruffles and side draping add intrigue to this chiffon dress with a built-in bra and flower embellishment. In a wide range of colors, this dress is suitable for most seasons.
Is Money A Big Part Of Your Buying Decision?
If budget considerations are first on your list of priorities in choosing a mother of the bride dress, you will want to consider this striking one-shoulder knee length chiffon dress. In dozens of colors, this dress has side draping and an elegant attached scarf that make it universally flattering and perfect for an afternoon wedding in most seasons. This dress is available in sizes up to 26w, and cut and constructed to make the best of your curves.
Are You Looking For A Figure-Flattering Cut?
Finding a dress that makes the most of your curves, no matter what your body type happens to be, can be a challenge. This V-neck floor-length sheath dress in chiffon matte satin will make the most of the slight curves that slim women have while toning down ample figures. The crisscross V-neck and shoulder beading are flattering and pull the eyes upward, and this fully-lined dress is perfect for a very formal evening wedding and all seasons.
Do You Prefer Not To Bare Your Arms?
Many formal gowns are sleeveless, but for those women who are not comfortable baring their arms, this A-line sweetheart floor-length taffeta gown has a matching short jacket with elbow-length sleeves. Available in sizes up to 26W, the dress itself has spaghetti straps, so if you lose your inhibitions later in the evening, you can remove the jacket. It is embellished with ruching, beading, and side draping and is just right for a formal evening wedding during fall or winter.
Do You Enjoy Understated Styles?
Not all mothers of the bride like fancy lace and beading, and there are dresses that will make those mothers happy as well. Why not try on a dress like this sheath style knee-length satin dress with spaghetti straps? The style itself is simple, but the fabric makes the dress, and you, look super elegant.
Are You More Comfortable In Slacks?
Some women look and feel their best in pants, and luckily there are some very stylish pant sets suitable for the fanciest wedding. This taffeta jacket paired with chiffon pant set is comfortable yet very elegant with elbow-length sleeves and a matching ribbon tie at the waist. The set is fully lined and available in a wide range of color combinations to suit anyone’s taste.
Is The Wedding In A Cold Region?
For winter weddings, you might opt for a more formal V-neck satin chiffon floor length dress like this column-style dress with an asymmetrical split front hem and elbow-length sleeves. With a natural waist, side shearing and embellishment, this is a flattering style to show off your womanly curves while being a little warmer for those winter evening weddings.
No matter what style, fabrics, or color you prefer, you will likely find a number of tasteful and elegant dresses to try on, then just pick your favorite and have a great time celebrating your daughter’s new life.