As the mother of the bride or mother of the groom, you also have to dress up for the occasion. We often hear from mothers who are shopping for their outfits that it’s almost more stressful than the shopping they did for their own bridal gowns. There are so many things to consider as you search for your dress for the mother of the bride or groom. This brings us to the topic of today's post: mother of the bride outfits - a common problem for all the mom's out there! We came up with a few tips to help you get started, as well as some dress ideas that we think are perfect for any MOB!
Tip #1: Don’t steal the spotlight.I know this seems like a no-brainer tip, but you’d be surprised about the number of brides who feel like their mother is trying to steal the spotlight with gawdy or slinky mother of the bride attire. You don't need a bunch of sequins, but you also don't have to get a dress that is extremely plain. Try to find an in between. I’m not saying you can’t look amazing on your child’s wedding day; just remember who people should be noticing that day.
Tip #2: Be comfortable.There is nothing worse than squeezing yourself into an outfit that is uncomfortable. Looking great can only go so far. Being comfortable on your child’s wedding day is just as important. We have to admit, wedding day festivities are all-day-long events, and comfort is key to ensuring you can fully enjoy this joyous occasion. Mother of the bride attire should be something you’d be ok wearing for over 8 hours. If you have to layer your body shaping undergarments to look great for pictures but can’t sit comfortably, you should probably try something different for your wedding attire for mother of the bride. Just think about the mingling, dancing, photos and celebrating that you have ahead of you. It will make all the difference if you can be comfortable and stylish to enjoy the long (but exciting!) day that you have ahead of you.
Tip #3: Don’t be afraid to match the wedding colors.Just because you’re not a bridesmaid doesn’t mean you shouldn’t complement the colors and theme of the wedding. Sometimes, brides will even tell you that they really want you to match the wedding colors. If the wedding features a lot of greens and pinks, you probably shouldn’t show up in a bright red or orange dress. Take special consideration for what the rest of the wedding party is wearing because yes, you will be in a lot of pictures with them. Even though you’re not standing up front during the ceremony, you’re still part of the wedding party! Neutral colors are always acceptable for mom, too. Not only are they flattering, but neutral tones are on-trend for 2018.
Tip #4: Have fun with it!Don’t forget to have fun while you’re shopping. Although it may get frustrating if you can't seem to find the right dress, eventually you will find one that you love. Involve your daughter, son, or future daughter-in-law in your shopping ventures. They’ll appreciate your consideration for their opinion, and you’ll (hopefully) appreciate theirs as well. It's a great way to get some family bonding in before the big day!
Mother Of The Bride Dress IdeasThese are just some of our dresses for the mother of the bride or groom. There are a variety of sizes and colors to choose from for each of these dresses. Check out the rest of the dresses here!
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