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. Long Formal Gowns
Many Moms love the chance to wear a long lovely formal gown. These are some elegant options that will make you look like a movie star!
2. Short Cocktail Dresses
A short cocktail dress is a popular choice for the simple reason that you can wear it again. These gorgeous dresses could be worn to another kind of business or personal event that called for dressy.
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. Neutral shades like these are always classy.
4. Tea Length
Tea length or 3/4 length is perfect when you want to show off just a hint of leg. Prints work just as well as solids and you will find many in this ladylike length.
5. Black Dresses
Yes, you can wear black as MOB or MOG. Just make sure the bride thinks it is o.k.
Many MOB and MOG dresses have sparkle and that is fine and totally in style.
7. Dressy Pantsuit
If you really prefer to wear pants wear a dressy pantsuit with a matched jacket and soft drapey pant. You need to have a soft, fluid pantsuit look and feel so you look dressy enough.
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.