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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

  • Marsoni M165
    Marsoni M165

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

    $371
  • Shail K 1282
    Shail K 1282
    (1)

    Long-Sleeved Beaded Evening Gown by Shail K 1282
    Available in 3 colors

    $398
  • Clarisse M6424
    Clarisse M6424

    Incredible embellished evening gown with ballet sleeves by Clarisse M6424
    Available in 3 colors

    $330
  • Lara 33435
    Lara 33435

    Romantic Fishnet Overlay Gown with Lantern Sleeves by Lara 33435
    Color: Black

    $398
  • Marsoni M151
    Marsoni M151

    Angelic Mermaid Gown by Marsoni M151
    Available in 3 colors

    $481
  • Mon Cheri 217937
    Mon Cheri 217937

    Shining Lace Evening Gown by Mon Cheri Montage 217937
    Available in 3 colors

    $518
  • Lara 33277
    Lara 33277

    Feminine elbow-sleeved evening gown with filmy flutters by Lara 33277
    Available in 3 colors

    $498
  • Morrell Maxie 15635
    Morrell Maxie 15635

    Origami Asymmetrical Peplum Evening Dress by Morrell Maxie 15635
    Available in 2 colors

    $398
  • Marsoni M187
    Marsoni M187

    Peplum Perfection Mermaid Gown by Marsoni M187
    Available in 2 colors

    $459
  • Cameron Blake 217642
    Cameron Blake 217642

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

    $558
  • Jovani 52274
    Jovani 52274

    Exceptional Roses Mermaid Evening Gown by Jovani 52274
    Color: Blush

    $900
  • Daymor 660
    Daymor 660

    Abstract Gilded Lace Evening Gown by Daymor 660
    Available in 2 colors

    $770
  • Daymor 658
    Daymor 658

    Gilded Lace Evening Gown by Daymor 658
    Available in 4 colors

    $730
  • Adrianna Papell AP1E201418
    Adrianna Papell AP1E201418

    Scrolling Wonder Embellished Evening Dress by Adrianna Papell AP1E201418
    Color: Black

    $229
  • Terani 1723M4630
    Terani 1723M4630

    Elegant Waves Flowing Evening Dress by Terani 1723M4630
    Color: Taupe

    $429
  • Mon Cheri 217950
    Mon Cheri 217950

    Sleek Beaded Evening Gown by Mon Cheri Montage 217950
    Available in 2 colors

    $638
  • Marsoni M130
    Marsoni M130

    Elegant Cap Sleeved Gown by Marsoni M130
    Available in 2 colors

    $195
  • Mon Cheri 217942
    Mon Cheri 217942

    V-Neck Lace Detail Evening Gown by Mon Cheri Montage 217942
    Available in 2 colors

    $658
  • Dave and Johnny A5460
    Dave and Johnny A5460

    Embellished Evening Gown by Dave and Johnny A5460
    Color: Navy Blue

    $276
  • Morrell Maxie 15727
    Morrell Maxie 15727

    Crisscross Decadence Mermaid Evening Gown by Morrell Maxie 15727
    Color: Rose

    $478
  • Mon Cheri 217934
    Mon Cheri 217934

    Lace Detail Evening Gown by Mon Cheri Montage 217934
    Available in 3 colors

    $638
  • Ivonne D 217D88
    Ivonne D 217D88

    Exquisite off-the shoulder gown with airy overlay by Ivonne D 217D88
    Available in 2 colors

    $1,118
  • Jovani 40651
    Jovani 40651

    Lace Evening Gown by Jovani 40651
    Color: Stone

    $900
  • Lara 33212
    Lara 33212

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

    $738
  • Alyce 27121
    Alyce 27121

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

    $270
  • Adrianna Papell AP1E200040
    Adrianna Papell AP1E200040

    Dearest Lace Illusion Evening Gown by Adrianna Papell AP1E200040
    Color: Black

    $249
  • Terani 1721M4317
    Terani 1721M4317

    Elegant Royal Lace Evening Dress by Terani 1721M4317
    Available in 3 colors

    $704
  • Daymor 650
    Daymor 650

    Long-Sleeved Sheer Detail Evening Gown by Daymor 650
    Available in 4 colors

    $890
  • Terani 1721M4310
    Terani 1721M4310

    Sleek Lace Draped Evening Gown by Terani 1721M4310
    Color: Rose/Mocha

    $924
  • Daymor 667
    Daymor 667

    Quarter Sleeve Beaded Detail Evening Gown by Daymor 667
    Available in 4 colors

    $950
  • Ivonne D 117D66
    Ivonne D 117D66
    (3)

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

    $798
  • Mon Cheri 117903
    Mon Cheri 117903

    Classy Celebration V Neck Gown by Mon Cheri Montage 117903
    Available in 2 colors

    $518
  • Mon Cheri 117801
    Mon Cheri 117801

    Embroidered mini with jacket from Mon Cheri Social Occasions 117801
    Color: Bisque/Black

    $398
  • Mon Cheri 217936
    Mon Cheri 217936
    (1)

    Lace Overlay Evening Gown by Mon Cheri Montage 217936
    Available in 2 colors

    $638
  • Lara 33490
    Lara 33490

    Twinkling Lace Dream Evening Gown by Lara 33490
    Color: Champagne

    $498
  • Cameron Blake 217641
    Cameron Blake 217641

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

    $518
  • Mon Cheri 217943
    Mon Cheri 217943

    Beaded Detail Evening Gown by Mon Cheri Montage 217943
    Available in 2 colors

    $618
  • Marsoni M181
    Marsoni M181

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

    $393
  • Jovani 37601
    Jovani 37601

    Chic long-sleeved evening gown with sleek silhouette by Jovani 37601
    Color: Burgundy

    $700
  • Daymor 665
    Daymor 665

    Blouson Embellished Evening Gown by Daymor 665
    Available in 3 colors

    $730

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