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 1424
    Primavera Couture 1424
    (6)

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

    $449
  • Nina Canacci 7237
    Nina Canacci 7237
    (1)

    Chic sleeveless gown with lacy layering by Nina Canacci 7237
    Available in 4 colors

    $198
  • Primavera Couture 1401
    Primavera Couture 1401
    (2)

    Glimmering floral full-length gown by Primavera Couture 1401
    Available in 2 colors

    $499
  • Primavera Couture 9713
    Primavera Couture 9713
    (32)

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

    $399
  • Lara 32634
    Lara 32634
    (4)

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

    $658
  • Terani 1611E0187
    Terani 1611E0187
    (1)

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

    $605
  • Alyce 5750
    Alyce 5750

    Exquisite off-the-shoulder gown from Black Label by Alyce Paris 5750
    Color: Graphite

    $276
  • Clarisse M6203
    Clarisse M6203
    (2)

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

    $549
  • MNM Couture 9582
    MNM Couture 9582
    (6)

    Applique Wrapped Glamour Gown by MNM Couture 9582
    Available in 2 colors

    $398
  • Lara 32638
    Lara 32638
    (4)

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

    $578
  • Terani 1611M0635
    Terani 1611M0635
    (3)

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

    $715
  • Feriani 26145
    Feriani 26145
    (9)

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

    $598
  • Feriani 26171
    Feriani 26171

    Lace and Lattice Evening Gown by Feriani 26171
    Color: Black/Nude

    $550
  • Feriani 26217
    Feriani 26217
    (2)

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

    $698
  • Shail K 3967
    Shail K 3967
    (2)

    Appliquéd Masterpiece Illusion Evening Dress by Shail K 3967
    Color: Antique Gold

    $478
  • Terani 1613E0359
    Terani 1613E0359

    Delicately embellished floor-length gown by Terani Evening 1613E0359
    Available in 2 colors

    $715
  • La Femme 21740
    La Femme 21740

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

    $450
  • Terani 1623M1860
    Terani 1623M1860

    Fine Shimmering Evening Gown by Terani 1623M1860
    Available in 3 colors

    $385
  • Mon Cheri 214943
    Mon Cheri 214943
    (2)

    Tuck-textured gown with bolero bodice by Mon Cheri Montage 214943
    Available in 3 colors

    $478
  • Serena London 17770
    Serena London 17770

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

    $308
  • Janique 7520
    Janique 7520

    Utterly posh A-line dress with illusion neckline by Janique 7520
    Available in 2 colors

    $922
  • Saboroma 4022
    Saboroma 4022

    Trend-setting sleeveless gown with dramatic designer details by Saboroma 4022
    Available in 4 colors

    $630
  • Feriani 18528
    Feriani 18528
    (1)

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

    $690
  • Mon Cheri 214941
    Mon Cheri 214941
    (1)

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

    $478
  • Janique C1456
    Janique C1456

    Glamorous off the shoulder gown with flute by Janique C1456
    Available in 3 colors

    $482
  • Saboroma 99824
    Saboroma 99824
    (1)

    Exotic long sleeve gown with scalloped accents from Saboroma 99824
    Available in 2 colors

    $740
  • Feriani 18474
    Feriani 18474

    Sequined Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18474
    Color: Navy

    $350
  • Tadashi ACZ1224L
    Tadashi ACZ1224L
    (21)

    Charming Two-Tone Sleeved Evening Gown by Tadashi ACZ1224L
    Color: Latte/Pumice

    $388
  • La Femme 21669
    La Femme 21669
    (1)

    Ornate Lace and Ruched Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 21669
    Available in 4 colors

    $598
  • La Femme 21915
    La Femme 21915

    Lace and Ruched Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 21915
    Available in 3 colors

    $478
  • Mon Cheri 113906
    Mon Cheri 113906
    (1)

    V neck full-length gown from Mon Cheri Montage 113906
    Available in 6 colors

    $518
  • La Femme 22535
    La Femme 22535

    Sparkling and Ruched Evening Gown by La Femme 22535
    Available in 3 colors

    $438
  • Tony Bowls TB216159
    Tony Bowls TB216159

    Deep V-Neck Lace Evening Gown by Tony Bowls TB216159
    Available in 3 colors

    $529
  • Beside Couture PS506
    Beside Couture PS506
    (1)

    Lace and Rose Detail Evening Gown by Beside Couture by Gemmy Plus Size PS506
    Color: Black

    $737
  • Mon Cheri 215914
    Mon Cheri 215914
    (1)

    Lovely leaf-embellished sleeveless evening gown by Mon Cheri Montage 215914
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • Primavera Couture 1403
    Primavera Couture 1403

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

    $499
  • La Femme 21676
    La Femme 21676
    (1)

    Quarter Sleeve Rich Lace Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 21676
    Available in 2 colors

    $538
  • Feriani 26175
    Feriani 26175

    Lace and Contrast Embellishment Evening Gown by Feriani 26175
    Color: Black/White

    $470
  • La Femme 21551
    La Femme 21551

    Applique Detail Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 21551
    Available in 3 colors

    $478
  • Mon Cheri 116942
    Mon Cheri 116942

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

    $498

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