Bridal Fashion: Mothers-of-the-Bride
By Natalie T.
December 6, 2011
Thou art thy mother's glass, and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime.
I went to a wedding a few years ago where the gorgeous bride was dressed in a beautiful white satin mermaid gown and her mom was also stunning in a cream colored knee length dress with a matching jacket. And this was way before Pippa Middleton brought back white!
Instead of competing with the bride or fading into the matronly background, this mother-of-the-bride complemented the bride and showed everyone that older women are captivating too!
The mother-of-the-bride dress or mother-of-the-groom dress has to walk a thin line between being glamorous without being ostentatious, and interesting without being outrageous.
Here are some tips to select the perfect dress!
For a contemporary and chic outfit, select an unusual neckline, silhouette, or sleeve treatment. Right now asymmetrical hemlines, bodices, and sleeves are all the rage. However, don't over do it with a unique cut and a bright color.
Romance is not the sole property for the young; it's also for the youthful at heart. Pastel colors are especially fun for outdoor and more low key weddings. Try to limit yourself to one or two accents. If you pick a short dress, eye-catching shoes are most.
Old World Elegance
"Modest" doesn't have to mean "matronly." For a black tie affair, you can't go wrong with classic floor length gowns in rich hues. A lace bolero or a smart fitted jacket can enhance a dress in addition to offering coverage.