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Trends in Mother of the Bride Dresses


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Being the mother of the bride comes with a whole host of stresses. There’s helping plan the wedding, writing your speech, and preparing to accept a new member into your family who you are probably thinking isn’t good enough for your baby girl. Then on top of all that, you have to find something appropriate to wear. It’s harder for the mother of the bride than it is for the bridesmaids, because nobody tells her what to wear. She has to make the difficult decision for herself, and live with the consequences if she chooses something inappropriate and ruins the wedding album. Luckily we have some tip top suggestions to make the choice easier. 

Lace

When it comes to weddings, lace is a popular choice for everyone from the bride to her bridesmaids to the guests. It’s also a safe choice for the mother of the bride and it can work in any colour tone from pastel pink to deep magenta. No matter the tone you choose, we recommend something knee-length and sleeveless as this style can be dressed up for the ceremony and down for the reception. Of course we know many women above a certain age are self-conscious about their arms, so feel free to pair it with a matching shawl. 

Fruity tones

This season fruity tones are on trend. Everything from blueberry blast to crushed strawberry to rippling raspberry. We don’t mean to make you hungry, but these tones will certainly make any mother of the bride look delectable. Once again keep things knee-length and sleeveless for versatility, and maybe add an extra dash of elegance and a return to a simpler time by adding an ornate headpiece to the ensemble. 

Two-piece

This is for a relatively conservative wedding as a matching dress and jacket is more of a formal look. If this is what the mother of the bride is going for, we recommend sticking to pastels. Lighter hues may not be her thing, but matching dresses and jackets in darker colours such as black and navy could make the event look less like a wedding and more like a courtroom drama. To soften the look, perhaps embellish the suit with a flower on the lapel. 

Cougar town

In a world with Tina Knowles and Kris Jenner, many mothers of brides no longer have that “motherly” image of yesteryear. There’s nothing wrong with an older woman being age-appropriately sexy, and she shouldn’t have to hide that just because it’s her daughter’s wedding. We’re not saying fishnets and mini skirts, but a knee-length, figure-hugging halter dress in red or leopard print could look great on the right mother of the bride. 

Floral prints

When it comes to the dress code of the wedding party, people tend to stick to plain colours. They are generally more tasteful and timeless. However, some floral prints are simply gorgeous and can really pep up a wedding picture filled with ivories and ocean sprays, especially if it’s just one person wearing it. So leave the monotones to the bride and her bridesmaids and bring some much needed flair to the wedding party with a flower-themed pattern.

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