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Mother of the Bride Dresses

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

  • Lara 33212
    Lara 33212

    Strapless Gown with Wispy One Shoulder Overlay by Lara 33212
    Available in 2 colors

    $738
  • Lara 32634
    Lara 32634
    (7)

    Sheer Flower Detail Evening Gown by Lara 32634
    Color: Navy

    $658
  • Lara 32946
    Lara 32946
    (1)

    Tonal Sparkling Evening Gown by Lara 32946
    Color: Blush

    $658
  • Feriani 26145
    Feriani 26145
    (13)

    Starlit long-sleeved evening gown with gossamer gathers by Feriani 26145
    Available in 6 colors

    $598
  • Terani 1611M0635
    Terani 1611M0635
    (6)

    Floor-length gown with wraparound illusion bodice by Terani Evening 1611M0635
    Available in 3 colors

    $715
  • Marsoni M116
    Marsoni M116

    Waves of Romance Evening Gown by Marsoni M116
    Available in 2 colors

    $378
  • Marsoni M162
    Marsoni M162

    Beaded Trumpet Gown by Marsoni M162
    Available in 6 colors

    $278
  • Lara 33273
    Lara 33273

    Sleeveless illusion evening gown with gossamer overskirt by Lara 33273
    Color: Silver

    $798
  • Marsoni M165
    Marsoni M165

    Starry Sensation V Neckline Gown by Marsoni M165
    Available in 2 colors

    $338
  • Marsoni M102
    Marsoni M102

    Pleated Perfection Full Length Gown by Marsoni M102
    Available in 3 colors

    $378
  • Lara 33276
    Lara 33276

    Dishy dimensional evening gown with long slender sleeves by Lara 33276
    Color: Green/Nude

    $658
  • Jovani 49531
    Jovani 49531

    Mega Floral Print Evening Gown by Jovani 49531
    Available in 2 colors

    $750
  • Marsoni M187
    Marsoni M187

    Peplum Perfection Mermaid Gown by Marsoni M187
    Available in 2 colors

    $418
  • Marsoni M177
    Marsoni M177

    Dazzling Diva Evening Gown by Marsoni M177
    Available in 4 colors

    $318
  • Lara 33267
    Lara 33267

    Vivacious short-sleeved formal with light and shadows by Lara 33267
    Color: Green/Nude

    $598
  • Terani 1712M3434
    Terani 1712M3434

    Sophisticated long-sleeve lacy mermaid gown from Terani 1712M3434
    Available in 2 colors

    $495
  • Ivonne D 215D03
    Ivonne D 215D03
    (1)

    Scalloped Lace Spectacular Evening Gown by Ivonne D 215D03
    Available in 2 colors

    $998
  • Mon Cheri 115974
    Mon Cheri 115974
    (2)

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

    $518
  • Mac Duggal 4247D
    Mac Duggal 4247D
    (2)

    Sensational Sparkling Beaded Evening Gown by Mac Duggal 4247D
    Available in 2 colors

    $578
  • Mon Cheri 117901
    Mon Cheri 117901

    Sheer Grace Layered Evening Gown by Mon Cheri Montage 117901
    Available in 3 colors

    $518
  • Lara 33277
    Lara 33277

    Feminine elbow-sleeved evening gown with filmy flutters by Lara 33277
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • Lara 33274
    Lara 33274

    Tantalizing short-sleeved evening gown with textural designs by Lara 33274
    Color: Blush

    $598
  • Cameron Blake 217643
    Cameron Blake 217643

    Floral Lace Cascade Evening Dress by Cameron Blake 217643
    Color: Navy

    $518
  • Mon Cheri 217948
    Mon Cheri 217948

    Fine Shimmer Detail Evening Gown by Mon Cheri Montage 217948
    Available in 2 colors

    $638
  • Marsoni M130
    Marsoni M130

    Elegant Cap Sleeved Gown by Marsoni M130
    Available in 2 colors

    $178
  • Cameron Blake 217642
    Cameron Blake 217642

    Illusion Amazement Lace Evening Dress by Cameron Blake 217642
    Available in 2 colors

    $558
  • Morrell Maxie 15730
    Morrell Maxie 15730

    Alluring Glimmer Wrapped Evening Dress by Morrell Maxie 15730
    Available in 2 colors

    $538
  • Saiid Kobeisy RE3157
    Saiid Kobeisy RE3157

    Refined long-sleeve peplum gown from SK by Saiid Kobeisy RE3157
    Available in 2 colors

    $1,530
  • Cameron Blake 217636
    Cameron Blake 217636

    Sparkling Allure Lace Evening Gown by Cameron Blake 217636
    Available in 3 colors

    $598
  • Marsoni M181
    Marsoni M181

    Exquisite Sequin Celebration Evening Gown by Marsoni M181
    Available in 2 colors

    $358
  • Mac Duggal 4316D
    Mac Duggal 4316D
    (2)

    Gleaming Lace Dream Evening Gown by Mac Duggal 4316D
    Available in 2 colors

    $598
  • Lara 32638
    Lara 32638
    (4)

    Textured Flowers Cape Evening Gown by Lara 32638
    Color: Silver

    $578
  • Terani 1611M0620
    Terani 1611M0620
    (1)

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

    $649
  • Ivonne D 117D66
    Ivonne D 117D66
    (1)

    Fairy princess beaded mermaid gown from Ivonne D 117D66
    Available in 2 colors

    $798
  • Ivonne D 217D81
    Ivonne D 217D81

    Cloudlike sleeveless evening gown with flute by Ivonne D 217D81
    Available in 2 colors

    $958
  • Cameron Blake 217641
    Cameron Blake 217641

    Asymmetrical Enchantment Pleated Evening Gown by Cameron Blake 217641
    Available in 3 colors

    $518
  • Mon Cheri 217932
    Mon Cheri 217932

    V-Neck Quarter-Sleeve Beaded Evening Gown by Mon Cheri Montage 217932
    Available in 2 colors

    $598
  • Morrell Maxie 15629
    Morrell Maxie 15629

    Tonal Sparkles Illusion Evening Dress by Morrell Maxie 15629
    Available in 2 colors

    $418
  • Jovani 36446
    Jovani 36446

    Elusive off-the-shoulder evening gown with textural detail by Jovani 36446
    Available in 2 colors

    $790
  • Cameron Blake 217632
    Cameron Blake 217632

    Shimmering Dreams Sequined Evening Gown by Cameron Blake 217632
    Available in 2 colors

    $538

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