When it come to mother of the bride dresses, it can be very difficult to know which color to choose. If you a mother of the bride who is feeling a little stressed about this, I have some ideas for you.
If you are the Mother of the Bride deciding what color to wear you need to think about many things such as the time of year. Will it be a fall, summer, spring or winter wedding? You also need to consider the formality of the event, the color of the bridesmaids dresses…it goes on. But the reality is it’s not that complicated. Here’s a few ways to decide.
A mother of the bride dress in the same general color family as the bridesmaids is a classy way to co-ordinate, but still be a little different. For example, if the bridesmaids are in a light shade of purple, then mom can wear a deep purple mother of the bride dress.
Another idea is to choose a mother of the bride dress in a color that is directly opposite in color to the bridesmaids’ dresses. You’ll definitely stand out, but the bridesmaids will still look great next to you in pictures.
If you’ve been looking at mother of the bride dresses in the same color palette as the bridesmaids’ dresses,you are also on the right track. For a seasonally themed wedding, this can nicely pick up different aspects of the season, and look very classy. Bridesmaids may be in pastel blue and mom can be in soft, butter yellow for an Easter wedding.
Try a pattern
If you like patterns then a patterned mother of the bride dress with a color in it that echoes the bridal colors looks lovely. This adds some personality to the bridal party and pictures. For example if the bridesmaids are in pink, the mother of the bride can wear a dress with a pink and green watercolor wash.
Go for Neutral
When in doubt neutrals go with everything! Just be careful to get a more saturated color so it doesn’t wash you out. A deep taupe or dark silvery gray can look nice. Black mother of the bride dresses are acceptable too. Just be sure to o.k. it with the bride.
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