When you are the mother of the bride or groom and the wedding is in the cold months of Nov, December, January or February, what do you wear to be in sync with the season? Here are some favorite colors and styles of winter mother of the bride dresses.
Metallic Mother of the Bride Dresses – Perfect for Winter
You’ll never go wrong in a metallic dress, and close to Christmas gold is a festive choice. This is the time of year for glistening Christmas trees and sparkly lights, so if you want to shine, a metallic gown is lovely.
I would suggest that if you are going for gold, choose a softer taupe-gold rather than bright yellow gold. A muted metal shade looks more refined and sophisticated than bright yellow gold can look loud and harsh.
Gold or Silver Works Year Round
Of course, silver also works if you prefer a cooler metallic shade. Women with ash hair or pinky skin generally look better in silver than gold. This icy blue lace dress with hints of silver is especially nice in winter because it looks like a frosty snowflake.
Just think how gorgeous these lovely metallic dresses would look at an evening wedding by candlelight at the reception, or next to twinkling Christmas lights.
Christmas Mother of the Bride ( or Valentine’s Day!)
The festive red lace of this classic and elegant dress make it perfect for any weddings that are happening near or at holiday time or even Valentine’s Day. I’ve kept accessories warm and neutral to complement, not distract from, the gorgeous red of this dress. And do you see how the style of the earrings and bracelet loosely mimic the lace of the dress? This is a great style trick to give you a classy, polished and cohesive look.
Jewel Toned Mother of the Bride Dresses Rule
Saphire Blue, Ruby Red, Emerald Green, Royal Purple…rich, deep, clear jewel tones that remind us of royalty are stunning in winter and make excellent color choices for the Mother of the Bride or Groom. These colors never date and are jaw-dropping set against black and white, so just imagine how fabulous you will look in the wedding photos next to the bride or groom.
MOB Dresses with Rich Textures/Fabrics Suit the Season
If you are a Mother of the Bride or Groom at a spring or summer wedding, then, by all means, go for a dress that is light, airy and silky. But wintertime MOBs and MOGs might want to consider something weightier with more texture. Favorite winter fabrics for MOB’s are jacquard, lace, velvet, heavy satin, brocade.
Mother of the Bride Dresses with Lace Sleeves Keep A Chill Away
Winter means cold weather in many parts of North America which means you may definitely want to wear sleeves. To keep things light and elegant, a lace sleeve is a great choice. The gorgeous three-quarter length sleeves on this stunning navy Mother of the Bride gown keep your arms covered but not hidden. What a pretty way to stay warm when you are wearing such a regal and sophisticated dress!
Navy is another great color for the MOB or MOG at a winter wedding. In fact, it is one of those colors that works year round. It’s formal and slimming like black but softer and often more flattering on older women who find black too high contrast and harsh.
Sheer Overlays Also Popular For Winter MOB Dresses
Like the lace sleeves we saw above, a light sheer overlay is another way to get a little more coverage in the dead of winter without looking too bundled up. You don’t want your dress looking heavy, and you certainly don’t want to feel sweaty, so some type of sheer material at your neckline, your shoulders or even across your back is your answer.
You’ll be sure to dazzle them at a winter wedding in this pretty MOB gown that has a delicate chiffon neckline encrusted in shimmering sequins.
Don’t Forget Your Wrap at a Winter Wedding
It isn’t easy finding the perfect dress with sleeves these days, so if you do fall in love with a sleeveless mother of the bride or groom dress you feel was made for you but not the season, then add a wrap. A gorgeous winter wrap can look very elegant and elevate a dress to a more formal level. Try a fur, or faux fur stole, a velvet, lace or cashmere wrap. A feminine cropped evening jacket that matches your outfit can also be very sophisticated.
Enjoy your magical winter wedding, Mother of the Bride and Groom!
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