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 1612GL0505
    Terani 1612GL0505
    (2)

    Whimsically patterned gown with cap sleeves by Terani Evening 1612GL0505
    Color: Blush

    $990
  • Clarisse 2729
    Clarisse 2729

    Cap Sleeve Embellished Evening Gown by Clarisse 2729
    Available in 5 colors

    $398
  • Primavera Couture 1424
    Primavera Couture 1424
    (5)

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

    $449
  • Tarik Ediz 92741
    Tarik Ediz 92741

    Sparkling Beaded Capelet Evening Gown by Tarik Ediz 92741
    Color: Purple

    $1,164
  • Milano Formals E1887
    Milano Formals E1887

    Feminine embroidered sequin gown from Milano Formals E1887
    Color: Blush

    $318
  • Jasz Couture 5793
    Jasz Couture 5793

    Lace and Rhinestones Evening Gown by Jasz Couture 5793
    Available in 2 colors

    $378
  • Lara 32638
    Lara 32638
    (1)

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

    $578
  • Janique JQ1617
    Janique JQ1617
    (1)

    Hourglass evening gown with strapless sweetheart neckline by Janique JQ1617
    Available in 3 colors

    $328
  • Alyce 5733
    Alyce 5733

    Lithe short-sleeved gown from Black Label by Alyce Paris 5733
    Available in 3 colors

    $328
  • Cameron Blake 116667
    Cameron Blake 116667

    Lace Detail Evening Gown by Cameron Blake 116667
    Available in 4 colors

    $398
  • Feriani 18484
    Feriani 18484

    Fine Shimmer Floral Print Evening Gown by Feriani 18484
    Color: Silver/Nude

    $758
  • Lara 32559
    Lara 32559

    Lavish Illusion Lace Evening Dress by Lara 32559
    Color: Champagne

    $638
  • Clarisse M6247
    Clarisse M6247
    (9)

    Blushing Masterpiece Appliqued Evening Gown by Clarisse M6247
    Color: Latte

    $505
  • Primavera Couture 1587
    Primavera Couture 1587

    Gorgeously patterned sequined gown by Primavera Couture 1587
    Color: Nude

    $549
  • Terani 1521C0219
    Terani 1521C0219

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

    $591
  • Decode 18 183384
    Decode 18 183384

    Fantastic lacy tiered illusion gown from Decode 18 183384
    Color: Blush

    $298
  • Decode 18 183359
    Decode 18 183359

    Pearly embroidered mermaid gown from Decode 18 183359
    Color: Silver

    $318
  • Shail K 3987
    Shail K 3987
    (2)

    Fantasy Enchantress Embellished Evening Gown by Shail K 3987
    Available in 3 colors

    $438
  • Lara 32573
    Lara 32573

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

    $498
  • Lara 32634
    Lara 32634
    (4)

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

    $658
  • Terani 1611M0635
    Terani 1611M0635
    (1)

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

    $715
  • Alyce 5768
    Alyce 5768
    (1)

    Bella ballet-sleeved gown from Black Label by Alyce Paris 5768
    Available in 2 colors

    $596
  • La Femme 21730
    La Femme 21730

    Magnificent strappy ruched full-length gown from La Femme 21730
    Available in 3 colors

    $358
  • VM Collection 71229
    VM Collection 71229
    (1)

    Graceful ballet-sleeved gown with draped hip by VM Collection 71229
    Available in 3 colors

    $528
  • Mon Cheri 215902
    Mon Cheri 215902
    (2)

    Twist-fitted gown with ballet-length sleeves by Mon Cheri Montage 215902
    Available in 4 colors

    $478
  • Alyce 5750
    Alyce 5750

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

    $276
  • LM Collection AL3086
    LM Collection AL3086
    (8)

    Stellar short-sleeved evening gown with shimmer by LM Collection AL3086
    Available in 10 colors

    $358
  • Decode 18 183465
    Decode 18 183465

    Elegant portrait embellished mermaid from Decode 18 183465
    Color: Dove Gray

    $258
  • Cameron Blake 116654
    Cameron Blake 116654

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

    $398
  • Cameron Blake 116669
    Cameron Blake 116669

    Lace Detail Evening Gown by Cameron Blake 116669
    Available in 3 colors

    $398
  • Terani 1611M0620
    Terani 1611M0620

    Glimmering off-the-shoulder dress by Terani Evening 1611M0620
    Color: Orchid

    $649
  • Primavera Couture 1403
    Primavera Couture 1403

    Beaded curve appeal evening gown by Primavera Couture 1403
    Available in 2 colors

    $499
  • Lara 32569
    Lara 32569

    Empire-waist gown with illusion neckline by Lara 32569
    Color: Dark Red

    $398
  • MNM Couture G0620
    MNM Couture G0620

    Off-the-Shoulder Ruffled Evening Gown by MNM Couture G0620
    Available in 3 colors

    $1,300
  • Feriani 26217
    Feriani 26217

    Sheer and Sequins Evening Gown by Feriani 26217
    Color: Navy

    $698
  • Feriani 18474
    Feriani 18474

    Sequined Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18474
    Color: Navy

    $350
  • Cameron Blake 116659
    Cameron Blake 116659

    Glittering Evening Gown by Cameron Blake 116659
    Available in 3 colors

    $358
  • Primavera Couture 1441
    Primavera Couture 1441

    Sequin-spangled gown with matching bolero by Primavera Couture 1441
    Available in 2 colors

    $549
  • Eleni Elias M131
    Eleni Elias M131
    (1)

    Sumptuous Sparkle Lace Evening Dress by Eleni Elias M131
    Color: Light Taupe/Nude

    $935
  • Lara 32640
    Lara 32640

    Long-Sleeved Shimmering Evening Gown by Lara 32640
    Color: Mauve

    $598

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