My daughter is getting married, and I would like to look fabulous. I hope to lose a few pounds before the big day, but realistically I will never be skinny.
Can you suggest some plus size Mother of the Bride dresses that are slimming and elegant? Thanks, June
I’m so glad you aren’t setting unrealistic goals that you must achieve before this special day. Many women wait until the last minute to get a mother of the bride or mother of the groom dress thinking they will lose a lot of weight, but they never do.
As a result, they go through a terrible time trying to find a dress that fits, let alone one that they like. The best thing to do is accept the weight you are and order your dress ahead of time. If you do drop a few pounds, then have your dress taken in.
It doesn’t matter what you weigh. So long as you choose a style that works with your body, you will look gorgeous in your dress. Here are some beautiful options.
1. Short Cocktail Dresses
A short cocktail dress is a popular choice for the simple reason that you can wear it again. This gorgeous wine colored lace blouson dress could be worn to another kind of business or personal event that called for dressy. The asymmetrical chiffon overlay and shutter pleat skirt are feminine and pretty.
2. Long Formal Gowns
If you prefer a long gown, or the wedding calls for a formal dress, then this stunning wine colored blouson mother of the bride gown is an elegant option. You’ll look like a movie star! Here are a few others that are perfect too.
3. Dresses with Jackets
Many women are looking for more coverage, especially over the arms. In this case, you may want to go with a taupe lace dress that has a matching evening jacket. A neutral shade like this is always classy but lilac is extremely popular this wedding season too. Take a look at these.
4. Palazzo Pants ( Yes, these are pants!)
5. Tea Length
Tea length is perfect when you want to show off just a hint of leg. If you prefer a print dress over a solid color dress, you’ll often find one in this ladylike length.
6. Black Dresses
Yes, you can wear black as MOB or MOG. Just make sure the bride thinks it is o.k. This ruched gown is a chic, slimming option and the lovely neckline with jewel brooch frames the face beautifully. If you find black too harsh then navy works just as well to hide those extra pounds and is livelier too!
What are you planning to wear as the Mother of the Bride or Groom? Send me a professional photograph is you were just at the wedding and I will post. Photos to firstname.lastname@example.org