If you have been to a wedding lately, there’s a good chance the mother of the bride (or groom) was wearing blue. In particular, Navy blue mother-of-the-bride dresses have been trendy lately. Just take a look at these photos my readers sent in. All these MOB and Grooms chose navy blue for a good reason.
Navy is a perfect choice because:
- Navy is Classy – Navy is a regal color that communicates formality, authority respect – just what the mother of the bride and groom deserve
- Navy is Simming – Most women think black is the only slimming color, but Navy is just as slimming
- Navy is Flattering on Women with mature skin – Black can be harsh alongside an aging complexion with wrinkles, lines, and spots. The Navy is warmer, softer, and more lively. It gives you life.
- Navy coordinates well with most bridal party colors – Navy can be worn year round and looks as lovely with other dark shades like burgundy, green, and plum as light, bright colors like pink and yellow.
- Navy is timeless– Navy is and will always be a beautiful color for any formal event. You will never look dated in those wedding photos years down the road when you are wearing Navy. It’s a classic.
1. LOVELY IN LACE: Tami wore this Kay Unger streamlined column gown for her daughter’s wedding. Intricate sequined embellishment gives the dress a subtle sparkle that pairs beautifully with delicate lace. Tami’s pretty updo allows this dress’ lace neckline to be the focal point.
2. SHORT AND CHIC: Sarah, who hails from Ottawa, Canada, wore this fitted, sleeveless v-neck sheath dress with a hint of shimmer. The flattering cut of the dress and the geometric lines create a striking silhouette on Sarah.
3. TIMELESS ELEGANCE: Jan looks stunning in a floor-length navy lace dress for her youngest son’s wedding, which was held in October in Aptos, CA. Jan’s daughter-in-law to be requested that she wear Navy, and Jan happily obliged when she fell in love with this dress. Wow! Jan, this dress looks like it was custom-made for you!
4. SWEETHEART NECKLINE: It’s obvious why Navy and lace are such a popular combination for mother-of-the-bride dresses. It’s universally flattering. For her daughter’s outdoor wedding, Kathy wore a long, navy dress fitted at the waist and a lace neckline. Kathy looked simply beautiful alongside her beautiful daughter.
5. SOPHISTICATED ONE SHOULDER: When in doubt, show off your shoulders! That’s exactly what Tammy chose to do when her son and daughter-in-law planned a barn wedding in Vermont. She decided on this fabulous Ralph Lauren one-shoulder maxi dress in the Navy. Tammy loved the dress not only for its understated elegance but for its comfort, too.
6. WRAPPED IN STYLE: Mindy hit the jackpot for her daughter’s wedding two years ago when she found this sleeveless wrap-style dress at a local department store. A statement necklace like Mindy is wearing is the perfect accessory for a wide V-neck dress, striking a nice balance to this simple yet polished dress.
Shop these stunning navy MOB dresses
I’m not a Mother of the Bride or Groom yet. My kids aren’t married yet, but I enjpyed collaborating with David’s Bridal to pick out a dress I would wear if my son or daughter were getting married, and guess what? It was Navy! Take a look! More photos of my Navy MOB gown are here.
Here’s another beautiful navy Mother of the Bride Dress, but cocktail length. It’s made of a sea of beautiful blue shiny sequins. I love the L-shaped asymmetrical neckline. It adds a touch of drama and modernity to this classic sheath.
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