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
  • Milano Formals E1887
    Milano Formals E1887
    (1)

    Feminine embroidered sequin gown from Milano Formals E1887
    Color: Blush

    $318
  • Tarik Ediz 92741
    Tarik Ediz 92741
    (1)

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

    $1,164
  • Clarisse 2729
    Clarisse 2729
    (1)

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

    $398
  • Terani 1611M0617
    Terani 1611M0617

    Enchanting A-line gown with illusion neckline by Terani Evening 1611M0617
    Available in 2 colors

    $594
  • Feriani 26217
    Feriani 26217
    (2)

    Sheer and Sequins Evening Gown by Feriani 26217
    Color: Navy

    $698
  • Lara 32573
    Lara 32573

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

    $498
  • Mon Cheri 114906
    Mon Cheri 114906

    Textured gown with scalloped neckline from Mon Cheri Montage 114906
    Available in 6 colors

    $518
  • Tarik Ediz 92676
    Tarik Ediz 92676

    Refined Radiance Bejeweled Evening Dress by Tarik Ediz 92676
    Available in 3 colors

    $1,008
  • La Femme 21915
    La Femme 21915

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

    $478
  • Morrell Maxie 15233
    Morrell Maxie 15233

    Utterly exquisite column gown by Morrell Maxie 15233
    Available in 2 colors

    $438
  • Feriani 26171
    Feriani 26171

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

    $550
  • Feriani 18474
    Feriani 18474

    Sequined Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18474
    Color: Navy

    $350
  • La Femme 21740
    La Femme 21740

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

    $450
  • Lara 32638
    Lara 32638
    (4)

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

    $578
  • Cameron Blake 116666
    Cameron Blake 116666

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

    $398
  • Shail K 3967
    Shail K 3967
    (1)

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

    $478
  • Janique 7521
    Janique 7521

    Stone-spangled trumpet gown by Janique 7521
    Available in 2 colors

    $878
  • Lara 32625
    Lara 32625

    Glittering Sequined Evening Gown by Lara 32625
    Color: Black

    $498
  • Cameron Blake 115621
    Cameron Blake 115621

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

    $450
  • Terani 1613E0359
    Terani 1613E0359

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

    $715
  • Ivonne D 214D58
    Ivonne D 214D58

    Stunning sleeveless evening gown with flute by Ivonne D 214D58
    Available in 2 colors

    $650
  • Mon Cheri 216970
    Mon Cheri 216970

    Sheer and Woven Detail Evening Gown by Mon Cheri Montage 216970
    Available in 3 colors

    $478
  • Nina Canacci 7237
    Nina Canacci 7237
    (1)

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

    $198
  • Terani 1611E0187
    Terani 1611E0187
    (1)

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

    $605
  • Beside Couture BC986
    Beside Couture BC986

    Lace Peplum Detail Evening Gown by Beside Couture by Gemy BC986
    Color: Salmon

    $785
  • Primavera Couture 1421
    Primavera Couture 1421

    Sequined gown with contrasting overlay by Primavera Couture 1421
    Available in 2 colors

    $549
  • Eleni Elias M115
    Eleni Elias M115

    Off-the-Shoulder Fine Beading Applique Evening Gown by Eleni Elias M115
    Available in 3 colors

    $429
  • Mon Cheri 116937
    Mon Cheri 116937

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

    $518
  • Tarik Ediz 92724
    Tarik Ediz 92724

    Illusion Collar Beaded Evening Dress by Tarik Ediz 92724
    Available in 2 colors

    $1,012
  • La Femme 22535
    La Femme 22535

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

    $438
  • Lara 32641
    Lara 32641

    Long-Sleeved Sheer Feather Print Evening Gown by Lara 32641
    Color: Mulberry

    $378
  • La Femme 21709
    La Femme 21709
    (1)

    Quarter Sleeve Applique Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 21709
    Available in 2 colors

    $478
  • La Femme 20464
    La Femme 20464

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

    $438
  • Mon Cheri 114904
    Mon Cheri 114904

    Mermaid gown with embroidered bolero from Mon Cheri Montage 114904
    Available in 4 colors

    $518
  • Jasz Couture 5641
    Jasz Couture 5641

    Stellar sleeveless gown with sheer details by Jasz Couture 5641
    Available in 2 colors

    $398
  • Cameron Blake 116667
    Cameron Blake 116667

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

    $398
  • Ivonne D 215D03
    Ivonne D 215D03

    Scalloped Lace Spectacular Evening Gown by Ivonne D 215D03
    Available in 3 colors

    $998

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