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

  • Terani 1611M0635
    Terani 1611M0635
    (3)

    Floor-length gown with wraparound illusion bodice by Terani Evening 1611M0635
    Available in 2 colors

    $715
  • Primavera Couture 9713
    Primavera Couture 9713
    (32)

    Divinely designed gown with sheer layering by Primavera Couture 9713
    Available in 7 colors

    $399
  • Primavera Couture 1424
    Primavera Couture 1424
    (6)

    Stunning two-tone gown with batwing sleeves by Primavera Couture 1424
    Available in 2 colors

    $449
  • Lara 32573
    Lara 32573

    Prettily embellished long-sleeve gown by Lara 32573
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • Terani 1611E0187
    Terani 1611E0187
    (1)

    Radiantly shimmering gown with layered skirt by Terani Evening 1611E0187
    Available in 4 colors

    $605
  • Feriani 26217
    Feriani 26217
    (2)

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

    $698
  • Feriani 18474
    Feriani 18474

    Sequined Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18474
    Color: Navy

    $350
  • La Femme 21620
    La Femme 21620

    Rich Lace Ruffle Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 21620
    Available in 3 colors

    $490
  • Lara 32638
    Lara 32638
    (4)

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

    $578
  • Feriani 18512
    Feriani 18512

    Lace Evening Gown by Feriani 18512
    Available in 3 colors

    $650
  • Alyce 29687
    Alyce 29687
    (39)

    Fetching floor-length dress with front drape by Alyce Paris 29687
    Available in 4 colors

    $420
  • Clarisse M6203
    Clarisse M6203
    (2)

    Spectacular Glitter Adorned Evening Dress by Clarisse M6203
    Available in 5 colors

    $549
  • VM Collection 71240
    VM Collection 71240

    Petal pretty ballet-sleeved dress with florals by VM Collection 71240
    Color: Nude/Black

    $338
  • Mon Cheri 115869
    Mon Cheri 115869
    (1)

    Textured Detail Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 115869
    Available in 4 colors

    $238
  • Shail K 3987
    Shail K 3987
    (6)

    Fantasy Enchantress Embellished Evening Gown by Shail K 3987
    Available in 5 colors

    $438
  • Cameron Blake 116654
    Cameron Blake 116654

    Tonal Embroidered Evening Gown by Cameron Blake 116654
    Available in 5 colors

    $398
  • VM Collection 71134
    VM Collection 71134
    (2)

    Applique and Lace Evening Gown by VM Collection 71134
    Available in 3 colors

    $785
  • Mon Cheri 216973
    Mon Cheri 216973

    Shimmering Beaded Evening Gown by Mon Cheri Montage 216973
    Available in 3 colors

    $478
  • Mon Cheri 115974
    Mon Cheri 115974

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

    $518
  • Alyce 5750
    Alyce 5750

    Exquisite off-the-shoulder gown from Black Label by Alyce Paris 5750
    Available in 2 colors

    $276
  • Terani 151M0361
    Terani 151M0361
    (6)

    Long-Sleeved Ornate Beading Evening Gown by Terani 151M0361
    Available in 3 colors

    $657
  • Ivonne D 116D32
    Ivonne D 116D32

    Lace and Shimmer Evening Gown by Ivonne D 116D32
    Available in 3 colors

    $698
  • Daymor 5001
    Daymor 5001
    (1)

    Portrait collared suit by Daymor 5001
    Available in 8 colors

    $740
  • Cameron Blake 115621
    Cameron Blake 115621

    Festive Striped Ruffle Evening Dress by Cameron Blake 115621
    Available in 2 colors

    $450
  • Cameron Blake 116666
    Cameron Blake 116666

    Tonal Sequined Evening Gown by Cameron Blake 116666
    Available in 4 colors

    $398
  • Mon Cheri 115851
    Mon Cheri 115851
    (2)

    Lace Overlay Cocktail Dress with Shrug by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 115851
    Available in 3 colors

    $338
  • Terani 1521C0219
    Terani 1521C0219

    Ritzy short-sleeved dress with bead embellishments by Terani Cocktail 1521C0219
    Color: Navy

    $591
  • Mon Cheri 114906
    Mon Cheri 114906

    Textured gown with scalloped neckline from Mon Cheri Montage 114906
    Available in 5 colors

    $518
  • Feriani 18528
    Feriani 18528
    (1)

    Off-the-Shoulder Sequin Print Evening Gown by Feriani 18528
    Color: Black/Nude

    $690
  • Janique 1502
    Janique 1502
    (10)

    Shimmer Illusion Sequined Cocktail Dress by Janique 1502
    Available in 2 colors

    $658
  • LM Collection AL3086
    LM Collection AL3086
    (8)

    Stellar short-sleeved evening gown with shimmer by LM Collection AL3086
    Available in 11 colors

    $358
  • VM Collection 71218
    VM Collection 71218

    Stunning strapless dress with matching jacket by VM Collection 71218
    Available in 3 colors

    $438
  • Saboroma 99824
    Saboroma 99824
    (1)

    Exotic long sleeve gown with scalloped accents from Saboroma 99824
    Available in 7 colors

    $740
  • Mon Cheri 116937
    Mon Cheri 116937

    Lace Cascade Evening Dress from Montage by Mon Cheri 116937
    Available in 4 colors

    $518
  • Feriani 18503
    Feriani 18503

    Lace and Shimmer Detail Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18503
    Available in 3 colors

    $398
  • La Femme 21740
    La Femme 21740

    Lace Shimmer Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 21740
    Available in 2 colors

    $450
  • La Femme 21860
    La Femme 21860

    Tonal Beaded Ruched Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 21860
    Available in 2 colors

    $478
  • Lara 32634
    Lara 32634
    (4)

    Sheer Flower Detail Evening Gown by Lara 32634
    Available in 4 colors

    $658
  • Feriani 26145
    Feriani 26145
    (9)

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

    $598
  • La Femme 20464
    La Femme 20464

    Chic one-shoulder dress with inset by La Femme Cocktail 20464
    Available in 3 colors

    $438

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