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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

  • Alyce 27170
    Alyce 27170
    (1)

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

    $358
  • Lara 33228
    Lara 33228
    (1)

    Decorative Long Sleeve Pleated Gown by Lara 33228
    Color: Mauve

    $578
  • Terani 1623M1860
    Terani 1623M1860
    (1)

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

    $385
  • Alyce 27113
    Alyce 27113

    Exquisite lacy sleeved gown from JDL by Alyce Paris 27113
    Available in 3 colors

    $368
  • Alyce 27104
    Alyce 27104

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

    $378
  • Lara 32946
    Lara 32946
    (1)

    Tonal Sparkling Evening Gown by Lara 32946
    Color: Blush

    $658
  • Terani 1713M3461
    Terani 1713M3461

    Textured embroidery long-sleeve fluted gown from Terani 1713M3461
    Available in 2 colors

    $660
  • Alyce 27134
    Alyce 27134

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

    $350
  • Terani 1611M0635
    Terani 1611M0635
    (5)

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

    $715
  • Alyce 27109
    Alyce 27109

    Empire stenciled fit-n-flare from JDL by Alyce Paris 27109
    Color: Navy

    $390
  • Alyce 27099
    Alyce 27099
    (1)

    Midnight extravaganza gown from JDL by Alyce Paris 27099
    Available in 4 colors

    $398
  • Cameron Blake 117614
    Cameron Blake 117614

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

    $398
  • Alyce 27143
    Alyce 27143

    Modern lacy fit-n-flare from JDL by Alyce Paris 27143
    Available in 4 colors

    $498
  • Alyce 27121
    Alyce 27121

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

    $270
  • Mac Duggal 4430
    Mac Duggal 4430

    Sleek evening gown with elbow-length sleeves by Mac Duggal 4430
    Color: Indigo

    $598
  • Alyce 27166
    Alyce 27166

    Brilliant sequin gown from JDL by Alyce Paris 27166
    Available in 2 colors

    $448
  • Daymor 567
    Daymor 567

    Floral Fantasy Peplum Dress by Daymor 567
    Available in 3 colors

    $590
  • Mac Duggal 25234
    Mac Duggal 25234

    Poised caped cocktail dress from Ieena for Mac Duggal 25234
    Color: Blush

    $338
  • Feriani 26145
    Feriani 26145
    (13)

    Starlit long-sleeved evening gown with gossamer gathers by Feriani 26145
    Available in 4 colors

    $598
  • Lara 33212
    Lara 33212

    Strapless Gown with Wispy One Shoulder Overlay by Lara 33212
    Color: Silver

    $738
  • Lara 33237
    Lara 33237

    Sultry Siren Long Sleeve Gown by Lara 33237
    Color: Dusty Rose

    $578
  • Alyce 27135
    Alyce 27135

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

    $298
  • Alyce 27169
    Alyce 27169

    Embroidered cap-sleeve ballgown from JDL by Alyce Paris 27169
    Available in 2 colors

    $438
  • Alyce 27144
    Alyce 27144

    Airy caped mermaid gown from JDL by Alyce Paris 27144
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • Mon Cheri 117923
    Mon Cheri 117923

    Stunning Cross Ruched Gown with Side Slit by Mon Cheri Montage 117923
    Available in 3 colors

    $438
  • Janique JA3009
    Janique JA3009

    Lavish embroidered draping full-length gown from Janique JA3009
    Color: Champagne

    $724
  • Lara 32638
    Lara 32638
    (4)

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

    $578
  • Cameron Blake 117613
    Cameron Blake 117613

    Classy scalloped slitted gown from Cameron Blake 117613
    Available in 2 colors

    $458
  • Ivonne D 117D66
    Ivonne D 117D66
    (1)

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

    $798
  • Cameron Blake 117611
    Cameron Blake 117611

    Paradise embellished accent mermaid gown from Cameron Blake 117611
    Available in 3 colors

    $450
  • Feriani 18606
    Feriani 18606

    Waves of Wonder Full Length Mermaid Gown by Feriani 18606
    Color: Silver

    $558
  • Feriani 18622
    Feriani 18622

    Classic Chic Cocktail Dress by Feriani 18622
    Color: Silver

    $370
  • Terani 1713E3338
    Terani 1713E3338

    Girly off-shoulder mermaid gown with train from Terani 1713E3338
    Available in 4 colors

    $396
  • Terani 1712M3434
    Terani 1712M3434

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

    $495
  • Cameron Blake 117622
    Cameron Blake 117622

    Entrancing illusion caped gown from Cameron Blake 117622
    Available in 2 colors

    $478
  • Terani 1711E3161
    Terani 1711E3161

    Shining contrasting mermaid with bowed belt from Terani 1711E3161
    Available in 2 colors

    $440
  • La Femme 23505
    La Femme 23505

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

    $478
  • Cameron Blake 117617
    Cameron Blake 117617

    Twinkling lacy long-sleeve peplum gown from Cameron Blake 117617
    Available in 3 colors

    $458
  • Alyce 5805
    Alyce 5805

    Hollywood Vintage Dress from Black Label by Alyce Paris 5805
    Available in 3 colors

    $378
  • Christina Wu 17821
    Christina Wu 17821

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

    $378

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