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 1611E0187
    Terani 1611E0187
    (3)

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

    $605   $429
  • Lara 32571
    Lara 32571
    (2)

    Beautifully beaded floor-length dress with illusion sleeves by Lara 32571
    Color: Green

    $398
  • Lara 32946
    Lara 32946
    (1)

    Tonal Sparkling Evening Gown by Lara 32946
    Available in 2 colors

    $658
  • Feriani 26217
    Feriani 26217
    (4)

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

    $698
  • Ivonne D 215D03
    Ivonne D 215D03

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

    $998
  • Lara 32972
    Lara 32972

    Lace and Beads Evening Gown with Cape by Lara 32972
    Color: Blush/Black

    $558
  • Clarisse 6339
    Clarisse 6339

    Sheer and Sequined Evening Gown by Clarisse 6339
    Color: Black/Smoke

    $305
  • Terani 1611M0635
    Terani 1611M0635
    (4)

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

    $715
  • Feriani 18474
    Feriani 18474

    Sequined Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18474
    Available in 2 colors

    $350
  • Mac Duggal 4247D
    Mac Duggal 4247D
    (1)

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

    $578
  • Lara 32634
    Lara 32634
    (6)

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

    $658
  • Alyce 27170
    Alyce 27170

    Breezy illusion beaded mermaid from JDL by Alyce Paris 27170
    Available in 4 colors

    $358
  • Janique 7520
    Janique 7520

    Utterly posh A-line dress with illusion neckline by Janique 7520
    Color: Plum

    $922
  • Christina Wu 17823
    Christina Wu 17823

    Quarter Sleeve Applique and Ruched Evening Gown by Christina Wu Elegance 17823
    Available in 3 colors

    $390
  • Cameron Blake 117622
    Cameron Blake 117622

    Entrancing illusion caped gown from Cameron Blake 117622
    Available in 3 colors

    $478
  • Lara 32974
    Lara 32974

    Peplum Evening Gown by Lara 32974
    Color: Green

    $598
  • Lara 32975
    Lara 32975
    (1)

    Tonal Applique Evening Gown by Lara 32975
    Color: Navy

    $598
  • Clarisse 6312
    Clarisse 6312

    Gilded and Sheer Evening Gown by Clarisse 6312
    Available in 2 colors

    $365
  • Christina Wu 17826
    Christina Wu 17826

    Off-the-Shoulder Ruched and Glittering Evening Gown by Christina Wu Elegance 17826
    Available in 3 colors

    $258
  • Terani 1623M1860
    Terani 1623M1860
    (1)

    Fine Shimmering Evening Gown by Terani 1623M1860
    Available in 4 colors

    $385
  • Milano Formals E2074
    Milano Formals E2074

    Long-Sleeved Glittering Evening Gown by Milano Formals E2074
    Color: Midnight

    $348
  • MNM Couture G0620
    MNM Couture G0620
    (3)

    Off-the-Shoulder Ruffled Evening Gown by MNM Couture G0620
    Available in 4 colors

    $1,300
  • La Femme 21750
    La Femme 21750

    Sparkling Detail Evening Gown by La Femme Evening 21750
    Available in 3 colors

    $478
  • Mon Cheri 113925
    Mon Cheri 113925
    (4)

    Long-sleeve gown with scalloped neckline from Mon Cheri Montage 113925
    Available in 2 colors

    $478
  • Lara 32629
    Lara 32629

    Empire-waist A-line gown with V neckline by Lara 32629
    Color: Navy

    $498
  • Morrell Maxie 15497
    Morrell Maxie 15497

    Picturesque portrait embellished gown from Morell Maxie 15497
    Color: Blush

    $518
  • Feriani 26145
    Feriani 26145
    (9)

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

    $598
  • Morrell Maxie 15353
    Morrell Maxie 15353
    (1)

    Gracious sleeveless gown with lithe layering by Morrell Maxie 15353
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • Cameron Blake 117607
    Cameron Blake 117607

    Stellar rosette embroidery gown from Cameron Blake 117607
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • Janique JA3009
    Janique JA3009

    Lavish embroidered draping full-length gown from Janique JA3009
    Available in 2 colors

    $724
  • Alyce 27135
    Alyce 27135

    Flattering lacy ruffle gown from JDL by Alyce Paris 27135
    Available in 2 colors

    $298
  • Terani 1713M3479
    Terani 1713M3479

    Airy mermaid gown with illusion shawl from Terani 1713M3479
    Available in 2 colors

    $748
  • Cameron Blake 117614
    Cameron Blake 117614

    Blissful embellished illusion A-line gown from Cameron Blake 117614
    Available in 3 colors

    $398
  • Cameron Blake 117618
    Cameron Blake 117618

    Luminous ruffled peplum gown from Cameron Blake 117618
    Available in 2 colors

    $398
  • Alyce 27104
    Alyce 27104

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

    $378
  • Ivonne D 216D52
    Ivonne D 216D52
    (1)

    Floral Delight Lace Evening Gown by Ivonne D 216D52
    Color: Taupe/Pink

    $918
  • Christina Wu 17821
    Christina Wu 17821

    Sheer and Shimmer Evening Gown by Christina Wu Elegance 17821
    Available in 3 colors

    $378
  • Mon Cheri 117819
    Mon Cheri 117819

    Illusion sleeved peplum mini from Mon Cheri Social Occasions 117819
    Available in 2 colors

    $258
  • Lara 32903
    Lara 32903

    Flower Applique Evening Gown by Lara 32903
    Color: Navy

    $738
  • Christina Wu 17818
    Christina Wu 17818

    Sheer Beaded Draped Evening Gown by Christina Wu Elegance 17818
    Available in 3 colors

    $438

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