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 sync with the season? Here are some favorite colors and styles of Mother of bride dresses for a winter wedding.
Metallic Winter Mother of the Bride Dresses
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.
If you are going for gold, I suggest you 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 lovely 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 Dress (or Valentine’s Day!)
The festive red lace of this classic and elegant dress makes it perfect for any wedding 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 earrings and bracelet style loosely mimics the lace of the dress? This excellent style trick gives you a classy, polished, and cohesive look.
Jewel Toned Mother of the Bride Dresses Rule
Sapphire 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 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 MOBs are jacquard, lace, velvet, heavy satin, and 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 want to wear sleeves. 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 wearing such a regal and sophisticated dress!
Navy is another great color for the MOB or MOG at a winter wedding. 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 to find the perfect dress with sleeves these days, so if you fall in love with a sleeveless mother of the bride or groom’s dress you feel was made for you but not the season, then add a wrap. A gorgeous winter wrap can look elegant and elevate a dress to a more formal level. Try a fur, or faux fur stole in 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!
NEED MORE IDEAS?
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