Tips for Choosing a Chic Mother of the Bride Dress
It may be the bride’s big day, but it’s also time for mothers to shine. Whether you are mother of the bride or mother of the groom, you’re in need of a stunning and carefully selected outfit for a day that’s just as special for you as it is for your children.
First things first, you should not start looking for the MOB dress until the bride has selected her gown. Then the two of you should go shopping together, looking for a dress that compliments the wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses in color, style and formality.
There are many places to look for the mother of the bride dress including bridal shops like David’s Bridal, boutiques and department stores. Though you may be tempted you pick any dress that suits your fancy, it’s your daughter’s big day, so ask her for her input on how she imagines you to look at her wedding.
Fancy and formal? Casual and sophisticated? Chic and sleek or lacy and ruffled? There’s a look for every mother of the bride or groom.
The most popular colors for the mother of the bride are: beige, navy blue and champagne though some shades of green, brown and blue are becoming popular. Black, while being flattering on everyone, is a very modern choice for an extremely chic, late afternoon wedding.
We’re a big fan of pink! From pink wedding dresses to blush bridal accessories, we strongly promote pink for weddings. So why not choose a pale pink mother of the bride dress like this one by Jade by Jasmine Bridal?
Though red is traditionally considered a “don’t” for the MOB, Glamour Weddings promotes Helen Mirren’s striking red dress as the perfectly chic mother of the bride outfit. What do you think of red mother of the bride dresses – DO or DON’T?
We say “don’t” be a slave to traditions and follow your and the bride’s personal taste and wedding style. Get a similar but sleeveless look with this super chic wine-colored knee-length dress from Mon Cheri Bridals.
For further reading on choosing the MOB dress, check out The Knot’s Mother of the Bride Dress: 6 Essential Shopping Tips. But first tell us, what kind of MOB are you?
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