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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

  • Lara 33212
    Lara 33212

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

    $738
  • Alyce 27134
    Alyce 27134

    Beauteous sleeved A-line gown from JDL by Alyce Paris 27134
    Available in 4 colors

    $350
  • Lara 32946
    Lara 32946
    (1)

    Tonal Sparkling Evening Gown by Lara 32946
    Color: Blush

    $658
  • Lara 33228
    Lara 33228
    (1)

    Decorative Long Sleeve Pleated Gown by Lara 33228
    Color: Mauve

    $578
  • Saiid Kobeisy RE3157
    Saiid Kobeisy RE3157

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

    $1,530
  • Daymor 568
    Daymor 568

    Dreamy illusion caped A-line gown from Daymor 568
    Available in 2 colors

    $590
  • Daymor 550
    Daymor 550

    Sultry Shoulder Peplum Gown by Daymor 550
    Available in 10 colors

    $690
  • Daymor 567
    Daymor 567

    Floral Fantasy Peplum Dress by Daymor 567
    Available in 3 colors

    $590
  • Daymor 559
    Daymor 559

    Soft Sensation V Neck Evening Gown by Daymor 559
    Available in 6 colors

    $650
  • La Femme 23505
    La Femme 23505

    Lace Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 23505
    Available in 2 colors

    $478
  • La Femme 23244
    La Femme 23244

    Applique and Ruching Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 23244
    Available in 3 colors

    $438
  • La Femme 24869
    La Femme 24869

    Long-Sleeved Lace and Shimmer Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 24869
    Color: Navy

    $598
  • La Femme 23435
    La Femme 23435

    Long-Sleeved Lace and Ruched Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 23435
    Available in 3 colors

    $478
  • La Femme 24927
    La Femme 24927

    Long-Sleeved Shimmer Detail and Draped Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 24927
    Available in 2 colors

    $438
  • Lara 33277
    Lara 33277

    Feminine elbow-sleeved evening gown with filmy flutters by Lara 33277
    Color: Mauve

    $498
  • Lara 33267
    Lara 33267

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

    $598
  • Lara 33198
    Lara 33198

    Whispery long-sleeved gown with delicate tonal detail by Lara 33198
    Color: Gold

    $798
  • Lara 33289
    Lara 33289

    Regal long-sleeved evening gown with embellished bodice by Lara 33289
    Color: Navy

    $538
  • Lara 33274
    Lara 33274

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

    $598
  • La Femme 23588
    La Femme 23588

    Lace Detail Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 23588
    Available in 2 colors

    $538
  • La Femme 24931
    La Femme 24931
    (1)

    Lace Applique Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 24931
    Color: Pink/Gray

    $498
  • La Femme 24895
    La Femme 24895

    Long-Sleeved Shimmering and Ruched Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 24895
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • La Femme 24860
    La Femme 24860

    Lace Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 24860
    Available in 2 colors

    $598
  • La Femme 23160
    La Femme 23160

    Draped Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 23160
    Available in 3 colors

    $350
  • Alyce 27104
    Alyce 27104

    Crystallized belted evening gown from JDL by Alyce Paris 27104
    Available in 3 colors

    $378
  • Cameron Blake 117614
    Cameron Blake 117614
    (1)

    Blissful embellished illusion A-line gown from Cameron Blake 117614
    Available in 2 colors

    $398
  • Alyce 27121
    Alyce 27121

    Structured sleeved gown from JDL by Alyce Paris 27121
    Available in 3 colors

    $270
  • Lara 32634
    Lara 32634
    (7)

    Sheer Flower Detail Evening Gown by Lara 32634
    Available in 2 colors

    $658
  • Terani 1712M3434
    Terani 1712M3434

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

    $495
  • Terani 1611M0635
    Terani 1611M0635
    (6)

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

    $715
  • Alyce 27167
    Alyce 27167
    (1)

    Mature draping beaded gown from JDL by Alyce Paris 27167
    Available in 3 colors

    $398
  • Mac Duggal 4316D
    Mac Duggal 4316D
    (2)

    Gleaming Lace Dream Evening Gown by Mac Duggal 4316D
    Color: Platinum/Gold

    $598
  • Janique W1695
    Janique W1695

    Feminine lacy illusion long-sleeved ballgown from Janique W1695
    Color: Mauve

    $878
  • Lara 33269
    Lara 33269

    Embellished long-sleeved gown with sheer dimensional flair by Lara 33269
    Color: Navy/Nude

    $498
  • Lara 33037
    Lara 33037

    Stellar short-sleeved formal with glimmering geometric designs by Lara 33037
    Color: Gray

    $498
  • Lara 33278
    Lara 33278

    Charming short-sleeved evening gown with sweetheart neckline by Lara 33278
    Color: Dark Red

    $698
  • Lara 33205
    Lara 33205

    Lyrical long-sleeved evening gown with shimmering swirls by Lara 33205
    Color: Nude/Silver

    $598
  • Lara 33276
    Lara 33276

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

    $658
  • Daymor 575
    Daymor 575

    Magical short-sleeve gown with illusion bib from Daymor 575
    Available in 3 colors

    $590
  • Ivonne D 117D71
    Ivonne D 117D71

    Ornamental off-shoulder beaded embroidery gown from Ivonne D 117D71
    Available in 2 colors

    $750

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