The special day is fast approaching, and every mother of the bride (MOB) or mother of the groom has a duty to show up to the wedding festivities in an elegant ensemble to celebrate the memorable event. Picking out this special dress, formal gown or beautifully-cut suit helps you feel your best and have a luxe outfit you can wear again! Scroll through and find all your favorites, with long or short sleeves, lace or satin, fun details and beautiful fabrics, all equally lovely pieces to dance the night away and make new memories with new family.
Should the Mother of the Bride Dress be Long or Short? There is nothing more elegant or sophisticated than a long dress so naturally, this is our top recommendation. Never fear a long dress feeling too formal, you are the mother of the bride and this is an especially important day in your life. Treat yourself to a full-length dress that sweeps with you around the room while greeting and entertaining guests. If you still can't decide between a long, midi-length, or short dress then take a moment to consider the season and venue of the wedding. The colder the temperature, the more appropriate a long dress would be. For a destination wedding in the heat of Hawaii, then a short dress would be the most appropriate and comfortable. The venue will tell you how formal the occasion will be and typically the more formal, the longer the dress.
What Color Dress Should the Mother of the Bride Wear? As the mother of the bride, you are given plenty of freedom when choosing a colour for your dress because you do not need to match anything or anyone in particular. Although, we would highly recommend checking in with the bride before making any final decisions. One very important rule is to avoid your dress being the same colour as the wedding dress. Check in with the blushing bride months before the big day to ensure your outfit will not outshine hers. Then, continue to inquire about the wedding colours and the colour of the bridesmaids' dresses. Whether or not the bride expects you to coordinate will help you in deciding what colour your mother of the bride dress will be.
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