The flowers are blooming, spring is here, and I’m on a high after watching Megan and Harry’s stunning royal wedding. It got me thinking about what I would wear if my daughter or son were getting married.
Today I’m excited to be partnering with David’s Bridal to show you the chic, figure-flattering floral Mother of the Bride dress I’d choose.
There are lots of things to think about when shopping for a mother-of-the-bride dress from the color, to the length, to finding the perfect style that suits your personality. But what women stress about most is finding a style that flatters their body type.
The trick is to choose a dress that accentuates your best features and plays down the ones you’re not as thrilled about. Since I still have a nice waist, I like to show it off, which is why this gorgeous Leaf-Print Mikado Ball Gown works perfectly for me. It defines my waist.
I’m not as happy about my tummy which has gotten a little softer and rounder over the years. With this full skirt, I don’t have to worry about holding anything in especially when it is time to take the wedding photos. This dress works for gals who are self-conscious about their tummies, but it’s also a great dress for pear-shaped women because the full skirt camouflages wide hips and a big bottom.
If you prefer a more slim-fitting style of dress, then a soft, fluid dress with ruching is surprisingly flattering and forgiving when you want waist definition. It also helps to wear shapewear.
Other things I love about this dress? The illusion plunge neckline with the sheer inset is beautiful. It’s very glamorous but demure at the same time.
Also, the print skirt is so chic and modern. David’s has a fabulous selection of on-trend styles including Off shoulder / Cold shoulder, High-low hemlines, Elegant coverage – sleeves, coordinating jackets, Lace, and MOB dresses with sophisticated embellishments.
Navy is super slimming and also very popular this year, in addition to colors like Wine, Plum, Berry, Black, and neutrals like Champagne, Grey, and metallic Gold and Silver.
The other nice thing about David’s Bridal is they have over 300 locations in the US, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the UK – making it easy for the entire bridal party to shop together or remotely online – davidsbridal.com
I love the clear Lucite block heels I chose that give a glassy, barely there look. They’re so Cinderella-like! ( And comfy too!)
And my feminine, sparkly Leaf Drop Earrings mirror the leafy print on my dress.
My bracelets (Twisted Pave Rhinestone and Pearl & Crystal) look so rich and expensive, but they are surprisingly affordable! I layered them for a more youthful look.
This is an easy dress to wear because it works for most body types. However, David’s has many more Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom Dresses for all kinds of figure challenges. For example, want to:
- Cover Your Arms and Play up Your Legs? Try a short dress with a sheer cape overlay. You get light, airy coverage up top and all attention goes to your legs. Be sure to wear a gorgeous pair of shoes!
- Cover Your Legs but Highlight Your gorgeous Curves or Flat Tummy? This gorgeous sequinned mermaid gown is a stunner.
- Accentuate Your Toned Arms – A tank or off-the-shoulder style would be lovely.
Did I mention that David’s Bridal has expert in-house alterations to make sure your dress is a perfect fit?
I couldn’t be more thrilled with the modern look of this dress and the way it flatters my figure. ( No frumpy here!) This gown makes me feel like royalty, and the best part is, that I can wear it again. It makes for a chic Mother of the Bride & Groom gown, but it works for so many other formal occasions too.
Be sure to visit David’s Bridal to find your perfect MOB/MOG Dress so you can look and feel fabulous on the big day!
NEED MORE IDEAS?
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