A Major Moment!

Mother of the Bride

Amazing selection from top designers. If you are the mother of the bride, then you can be sure that a lot of attention will be on you and your family.

After all, this is your daughter's wedding! Thus, it is important to really consider the kind of dress you invest in for this once-in-a-lifetime event. If you start your hunt for dresses early on, you can then be sure to choose the best possible frock for the occasion. After all, you want to feel as beautiful as you look! The following are some things to consider when selecting between dresses.

Before you even look at mother of the bride dresses, you need to think about the theme or tone of the wedding. After all, you want to wear something you will be comfortable in and something that fits the feel of the wedding. Thus, if a wedding is going to be held on the beach, you might want to wear something loose and airy, and if you are attending a formal Catholic ceremony in winter, you may want to wear a dress that is made of thicker material. The theme or type of wedding you are attending will affect the fabrics and design of any dress you wear. Thus, it is important to talk to the bride to ask about what the wedding will be like.

The next thing you need to consider when shopping around for dresses is the shape of the dress. No two dresses will look the same on two women, and this is because different dresses accentuate different areas of a person's body. Thus, it definitely pays to consider which areas of your body you want to highlight and which you would like to hide or cover up. If you like your legs, you may want to go with an above-the-knee or just-below-the-knee dress. If you like your arms, you may want to go with a sleeveless dress so that you can draw attention to your arms. The shape of your dress can hide everything from a small bust to large hips. Thus, it is important to try on potential dresses so that you can be sure that it highlights your strengths and hides your perceived flaws.

Of course, if you are the mother of the bride, you want to wear a dress that will get you some positive attention and will fit with the color scheme of the event and with your personal coloring. Thus, think about which colors will be used for the decorations and try to choose colors that complement or work well with the décor. If the bride has chosen a bright green theme for the wedding, you might want to steer away from especially bright pink dresses or from red colors (i.e. you don't want to remind folks of Christmas tree).

Also, when it comes to a wedding, you want to be sure that you do not steal the bride's thunder. Thus, you should not wear white when you are the mother of the bride, or even something like ivory. Instead, go with a color that suits your skin tone. If you have pale skin and hair, you may want to go with pastels, and if you have dark skin, you may want to go with a deep purple or red color. Talk to your daughter if you are curious about which colors she thinks look best on you and which will go on or clash with the wedding's color scheme.

The neckline of a dress is also important. Since this is a wedding, you want to be conscious of the fact that this is a family affair. You can show a bit of cleavage, but too much can seem a bit inappropriate. Think about whether or not you want to go with a high-neck sort of neckline or if you want to go with something heart- or square-shaped. The neckline of the dress will affect everything from the shape of the dress to which areas of your body are highlighted.

Always think about the kinds of sleeves and straps you will have on your dress. You can go with everything from a sleeveless dress to one that is even strapless to a long-sleeved or short-sleeved dress. The straps and sleeves you choose for your dress will affect the neckline and shape of your dress. Thus, again, it pays to think about how much skin you want to show and what is most flattering to your body.

Lastly, you want to consider the length of your dress. A general rule for a wedding is that anything too long or too short is a no-go. Anything too short could seem inappropriate and anything too long could make it difficult to do everything from dance during the wedding to walking down the aisle to your seat. Think about whether or not you will wear heels or flats for this event, as this will definitely affect the length of your mother of the bride dress.

Mother of The Bride

  • Primavera Couture 9713
    Primavera Couture 9713
    (34)

    Divinely designed gown with sheer layering by Primavera Couture 9713
    Available in 8 colors

    $399
  • Mon Cheri 116936
    Mon Cheri 116936
    (1)

    Striped Beauty Evening Dress from Montage by Mon Cheri 116936
    Available in 2 colors

    $478
  • Lara 32571
    Lara 32571

    Beautifully beaded floor-length dress with illusion sleeves by Lara 32571
    Color: Green

    $398
  • Lara 32975
    Lara 32975
    (1)

    Tonal Applique Evening Gown by Lara 32975
    Color: Navy

    $598
  • Lara 32946
    Lara 32946
    (1)

    Tonal Sparkling Evening Gown by Lara 32946
    Available in 2 colors

    $658
  • Mon Cheri 113925
    Mon Cheri 113925
    (4)

    Long-sleeve gown with scalloped neckline from Mon Cheri Montage 113925
    Available in 2 colors

    $478
  • Mon Cheri 116942
    Mon Cheri 116942

    Embellished Elegance Evening Dress from Montage by Mon Cheri 116942
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • Lara 32974
    Lara 32974

    Peplum Evening Gown by Lara 32974
    Color: Green

    $598
  • Terani 1611E0187
    Terani 1611E0187
    (3)

    Radiantly shimmering gown with layered skirt by Terani Evening 1611E0187
    Available in 5 colors

    $605
  • Christina Wu 20228
    Christina Wu 20228

    Lace Accents and Rhinestones Evening Gown by Christina Wu Elegance 20228
    Available in 4 colors

    $270
  • Primavera Couture 1424
    Primavera Couture 1424
    (6)

    Stunning two-tone gown with batwing sleeves by Primavera Couture 1424
    Available in 4 colors

    $449
  • Serena London 17770
    Serena London 17770

    Blossoming ballet-sleeved gown with A-line skirt by Serena London 17770
    Available in 3 colors

    $308
  • Feriani 18474
    Feriani 18474

    Sequined Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18474
    Color: Navy

    $350
  • Feriani 18512
    Feriani 18512

    Lace Evening Gown by Feriani 18512
    Available in 2 colors

    $650
  • Lara 32629
    Lara 32629

    Empire-waist A-line gown with V neckline by Lara 32629
    Color: Navy

    $498
  • Feriani 26217
    Feriani 26217
    (4)

    Sheer and Sequins Evening Gown by Feriani 26217
    Available in 2 colors

    $698
  • MNM Couture 10836
    MNM Couture 10836

    Floral Embellished Evening Gown by MNM Couture 10836
    Available in 2 colors

    $700
  • Mon Cheri 214941
    Mon Cheri 214941
    (2)

    Elegant gown with ballet-length sleeves by Mon Cheri Montage 214941
    Available in 4 colors

    $478
  • Primavera Couture 1720
    Primavera Couture 1720

    Long-Sleeved Rich Beaded Evening Gown by Primavera Couture 1720
    Available in 2 colors

    $599
  • Mon Cheri 115966
    Mon Cheri 115966

    Strapless Lace Detail Evening Gown by Mon Cheri Montage 115966
    Available in 2 colors

    $538
  • Ivonne D 216D52
    Ivonne D 216D52
    (1)

    Floral Delight Lace Evening Gown by Ivonne D 216D52
    Color: Taupe/Pink

    $918
  • La Femme 21708
    La Femme 21708

    Long-Sleeved Applique Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 21708
    Available in 3 colors

    $598
  • Lara 32760
    Lara 32760

    Dazzling Lace Evening Gown by Lara 32760
    Color: Dark Green

    $638
  • Primavera Couture 1728
    Primavera Couture 1728

    Long-Sleeved Twinkling Evening Gown by Primavera Couture 1728
    Available in 2 colors

    $499
  • MNM Couture G0620
    MNM Couture G0620
    (2)

    Off-the-Shoulder Ruffled Evening Gown by MNM Couture G0620
    Available in 4 colors

    $1,300
  • Lara 32934
    Lara 32934

    Sheer and Feather Detail Evening Gown by Lara 32934
    Color: Navy

    $598
  • Primavera Couture 1401
    Primavera Couture 1401
    (2)

    Glimmering floral full-length gown by Primavera Couture 1401
    Available in 9 colors

    $499
  • Terani M3830
    Terani M3830
    (1)

    Gilded Fairytale Illusion Evening Dress by Terani M3830
    Color: Black Nude

    $913
  • Mon Cheri 216964
    Mon Cheri 216964
    (1)

    Sheer and Tonal Lace Evening Gown by Mon Cheri Montage 216964
    Available in 2 colors

    $518
  • Terani 1623M1860
    Terani 1623M1860

    Fine Shimmering Evening Gown by Terani 1623M1860
    Available in 4 colors

    $385
  • Mon Cheri 116952
    Mon Cheri 116952

    Dramatic Lace Evening Dress from Montage by Mon Cheri 116952
    Available in 3 colors

    $598
  • Alyce 5822
    Alyce 5822

    Glided Luxury Dress from Black Label by Alyce Paris 5822
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • Feriani 26145
    Feriani 26145
    (9)

    Starlit long-sleeved evening gown with gossamer gathers by Feriani 26145
    Available in 3 colors

    $598
  • Lara 32638
    Lara 32638
    (4)

    Textured Flowers Cape Evening Gown by Lara 32638
    Available in 2 colors

    $578
  • Primavera Couture 1717
    Primavera Couture 1717

    Bell Sleeve Sequined Detail Evening Gown by Primavera Couture 1717
    Available in 2 colors

    $449
  • Lara 32972
    Lara 32972

    Lace and Beads Evening Gown with Cape by Lara 32972
    Color: Blush/Black

    $558
  • Terani 1613E0356
    Terani 1613E0356
    (14)

    Glimmering fit-and-flare with illusion bodice by Terani Evening 1613E0356
    Color: Taupe

    $539
  • Mac Duggal 25201I
    Mac Duggal 25201I

    Elegant Pleated Evening Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 25201I
    Color: Nude/Black

    $398
  • Mon Cheri 115974
    Mon Cheri 115974

    Rich Lace Evening Gown by Mon Cheri Montage 115974
    Available in 3 colors

    $518
  • Christina Wu 17824
    Christina Wu 17824

    Quarter Sleeve Lace Evening Gown by Christina Wu Elegance 17824
    Available in 2 colors

    $498

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