Designer: Mireille Dagher

The mother of the bride/groom dresses are just as important as that of the bride. If your mum is going to walk you down the aisle, the dresses should complement each other beautifully. Mother’s will most likely do the most mingling as they tend to be that one person who knows everyone from friends, family and colleagues etc.

There are so many choices for the mother of the bride/groom dresses but choosing one is still a complicated decision. The bride will often wear an ivory colour and the bridesmaids will wear a colour that complements the theme and décor of the wedding. That’s why the decision becomes complicated because the mother’s dresses should be seamless and complement the whole bridal party and bride extremely well.

Since it’s a big day for the bride and everything must be perfect, the mother of the bride/groom dresses should be super special and unique.

What Should the Mother of the Bride/groom Wear?

Designer: Azazie

Designer: Azazie

It is not an easy task but the mother of the bride/groom must consult the bride before opting for a dress. There are some things that the mother of the bride shouldn’t forget while shopping for their dress.

Let the Bride Be Your Guide

Designer: Reem Acra

Designer: Reem Acra

The bride will definitely guide you about her dress first and foremost. She will also talk about the colours that will look good while you walk her down the aisle. The bride is the best consultant for the mother of the bride/groom dresses as she understands the theme, décor and colour palette best. Don’t be afraid to speak to the bride and tell her what colours you prefer for yourself. Afterall, you need to be comfortable in the gown that you wear and the colour too.

Take Color Cues from the Wedding Party

Designer: Marchesa

Designer: Marchesa

The bride will choose the dresses for the bridesmaids before they choose for their mothers. The reason is because the bridal tribe will be the center focus alongside the bride. If the bridesmaid’s dresses are pink, the mother should be in a complimentary colour such as a beige, nude, champagne or gold. Speak to the bride first to discover her chosen bridesmaid colours.

Borrow From the Venue

Designer: Ronald Joyce

Designer: Ronald Joyce

Location matters a lot when going to choose a mother of the bride/groom dress. For instance, if the venue is a church, you may want to wear a jacket that covers your upper body. For a beach wedding, consider a strapless cocktail dress to suit the laid back and relaxed location and the weather.

Communicate Your Choice

Designer: Ronald Joyce

Designer: Ronald Joyce

The mother of the bride/groom dresses should always be communicated clearly to the bride and the other mother. Too much cleavage is not always a good choice especially if the bride is going for a more conservative and traditional themed wedding. If the wedding is more relaxed and is more of a fun party vibe then you may be allowed to wear a plunging v-neckline and a touch of shimmering sequins. Communicating is the key to nailing the right look.

Get glammed up for the Wedding

Picture via: Pinterest

Picture via: Pinterest

As mother of the bride, you have all the right in the world to get ready, do your hair and makeup. You are just as important as the bride so make sure your priority is to have fun and glam yourself up for the wedding. Wear a dress that fits you perfectly because as much as you want your daughter to look great, you are her representative at the wedding. Your dress is also important and deserves attention.

5 Gorgeous Mother of the Bride/Groom Dress Ideas for a Classy Look

1. Maxi Dress: This trend that never goes out of style

Picture via: MMdesign

Picture via: MMdesign

As the mother, a lot of people will be awaiting your attention so you must wear something that turns everyone’s head. It can be a maxi dress of silk or satin fabric. A gorgeous material from a good quality fabric is all you need. Moreover, if the bride is wearing a long, flowy maxi dress, we would recommend you go for something not too flowy as you don’t want to look too similar to the bride.

2. Off-Shoulder: A timeless trend

Designer: Ronald Joyce

Designer: Ronald Joyce

An off-shoulder feature always looks amazing. An off-the-shoulder feature is extremely elegant and timeless and suits almost everyone. Ensure that you have in-built corsetry to give you the right support and structure that you may require to be comfortable on the wedding day. Accessorize with stunning earrings and a necklace and you’re all set to go! If you don’t want to show off your shoulders, consider a high off-the-shoulder neckline which still looks extremely stunning whilst giving you some coverage.

3. The Ballroom Dress: Wonderful and Elegant

Designer: Oscar de la Renta

Designer: Oscar de la Renta

Just because you’re the mother doesn’t meant that you can’t get all glammed up. If the theme of the wedding is formal then you can definitely opt for a gorgeous full skirt gown. When opting for a ballgown it is best to ensure that it is not as big as the brides wedding gown as you don’t want to take away from her bridal gown. Utilize a gorgeous patterned fabric to dress it down slightly.

4. Illusion Neckline: The classy Option

Picture via: Pinterest

Picture via: Pinterest

To add a touch of elegance into your gown, consider adding an illusion neckline. This is often done in a silky chiffon or georgette. If you don’t want to show off too much skin then opt for a georgette fabric as this material is less sheer. To add a touch of formality into your gown, consider opting for a lace to create your illusion feature. A sheer lace is a great way to show off a bit of skin whilst still remaining modest.

5. Cowl back: Classic

Picture via: Pinterest

Picture via: Pinterest

If you’re looking for something classic with a modern twist then look no further than this stunning trend. The cowl back design is a great way to add extra interest into your gown without needing to bling it up. The cowl back can be done in both a plain or shimmery fabric but keep in mind that the best result will be achieved from a lightweight material that drapes softly. You can even do this feature from a sheer material.

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