What would you wear if you were the mother of the bride or mother of the groom? Here’s a look at what some of the gorgeous gowns these readers chose to wear on one of the most memorable days of their life.
Beautiful in Black and White
Your mother of the bride gown should be a true reflection of you. If you’ve got a fun, vibrant personality, show it off with a gown that matches that.
That’s exactly what Julia has done here. The 54-year-old mother of the bride is beaming in a strapless, full length black and white striped dress. The dress and the statement necklace are fashion forward, classy and fun for this special celebration.
It seems like the perfect mother of the bride dress for the hot weather in Asheville, North Carolina. You look magnificent, Julia.
Focus on the Whole Picture
It’s always hard to know what color to wear as mother of the bride or groom. Finding one that complements your skin tone and hair color is key.
When Laurel began her search for the perfect mother of the groom dress, she focused on the subtle neutrals that were popular at the time. But when she tried on these dresses, she knew something just wasn’t right. After trying on several neutral colored dresses, she realized that her naturally gray hair was too light for a neutral dress.
Instead, 50-year old Laurel went for a darker color, one that brought out her beautiful gray hair. She loved the color of this eggplant dress and was thrilled that it had a bit of a glitter to make her feel glam! You look so regal Laurel!
When considering mother of the bride outfits, your first thought is likely to be a dress. But many women don’t like dresses or just aren’t comfortable in a dress. For those women, dressy pants or a pantsuit are perfectly acceptable. Mother of the bride, Margy, chose a jacket and pants combination for her daughter’s California wedding.
She paired her lovely French silk brocade jacket with a pair of Dupioni silk pants. And to make her outfit even more special and memorable, she created it herself! Margy is a seamstress, and she put her master skills in action to create her MOB outfit. She used a Guy Laroche pattern for the jacket and a custom-designed pattern for the silk pants. So elegant, Margy.
For Megan’s daughter’s wedding in Queensland, Australia in May, she knew she wanted something a bit different from the usual MOB dresses. Although she didn’t have a specific vision in her head, she knew she would know “the one” when she saw it. Megan found the perfect dress while browsing online.
As it turned out, the dress Megan chose couldn’t have been more suitable. The weather was unseasonably warm for May in Australia, and Megan didn’t need a sweater that would have concealed parts of this pretty and delicate lace dress.
A mother of the bride dress should be attention grabbing without being too overly stated. For her daughter’s special day, California native Pamela chose a rich cobalt blue dress with an embellished waist. Pamela’s bold color choice was a perfect match for her silver heels and jewelry.
Pam’s bold dress pops without taking any focus off the bride. This is a beautiful color on you, Pamela. For more secrets to looking fabulous when you are the mother of the bride or groom, pick up a copy of my eBook “Mother of the Bride”.
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It’s full of fabulous advice on what to wear on one of the proudest and most important days of your life. Those family wedding pictures are forever, and you want to look your best. This e-book is full of hundreds of pictures and lots of advice and will be a huge help!
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