Pondering what to wear as Mother of the Bride? Here’s some photos my readers sent in that are sure to give you a few ideas.
Regal in Royal Blue
Janet was 55 when this photo was taken at her daughter’s humid Texas wedding in May 2011.
She writes, I had lost nearly 30 pounds for the wedding, some of it after my last dress fitting, so my dress actually ended up feeling a bit big for me!
It was hard to find a dress I loved that would fit the vibe of the wedding. I tried on many before deciding on this one.
Being petite (5 feet, 1 inch) was an extra challenge. There weren’t a lot of Mother of the Bride Dresses proportioned for petites! Luckily I found a good tailor. I loved the figure-flattering ruching on the ink blue satin dress, and I felt the portrait style collar gave me the covering I needed on my shoulders for a traditional Southern church wedding, without feeling over-wrapped and warm!
As the Mother of the Bride I wanted a special dress, and this one helped me feel glamorous, but not overly blingy.
This is such a beautiful dress and looks wonderful with Janet’s new body, hair color and skin tone.
Tea Length Looks Terrific
Julie was dressed like a princess and beaming when she attended her daughter’s wedding. Her Mother of the Bride dress was a black and teal halter style, tea length gown. She wore it with a black low heel. It has a bit of a nostalgic look, don’t you think? So lovely.
Mother of the Bride x2
My reader Debi was so excited when daughter wed that she chose not 1, but two dresses. Debi says, ” I wore this orange dress to my daughter’s wedding (there were 20 of us) in Banff, summer of 2011.
The mother of the groom is the woman wearing black & white – she just turned 60! Isn’t she age-amazing?!
Debi, you look fabulous in both dresses. You look more like the sister than the mother of the bride with your great figure! Congrats.
Mother of the Groom
Gina, 48, from New Zealand, celebrated her son’s nuptials in June 2012 in Chicago. Here’s what she has to say about her look. “I’m a pear shape, and my arms aren’t so fab anymore, so I needed a dress to complement my shape and cover the not so good bits! I had this made for me and was very pleased with the result. Under the wrap, it has black mesh elbow length sleeves.”
I love that Gina focused on playing up her good parts and downplaying what she’s not so proud, of such as her arms. Gina, I would never have known that your arms are “not so fab,” as you say. You look amazing as the mother of the groom in your vibrant blue dress!
The Short Semi-Formal Dress – Mother of the Groom
Blue is a popular color for the Mother of the Groom in the fall too. Shelley from Still Blonde After All These Years wanted something unique, so she mixed some new pieces with some vintage ones to create a more casual, but original Mother of the Groom Look.
She wore: a Monroe and Main dress, Simply Vera for Kohls Slingbacks, Donna Karen Sweater, Monroe and Main Leather Bracelet, Earrings/Necklace Vintage. Fun and Fabulous!
Day Look, Night Look -2 is more Fun than 1
Here’s another mother of the bride who decided two dresses are more fun than one. For the afternoon church wedding of her daughter, Barbara wore this beautiful pink jacket and black pencil skirt.
For the evening reception, she changed into this glamorous black evening gown. It’s a once in lifetime event, so why not!