You've been waiting for this day since your daughter was a child, the day she gets married to her prince charming. You know your daughter will be gorgeous and the star of the big day dressed in white. As the bride's mother you also want to look your best and we here at Admiring Glances want to help you find the perfect dress for this special occasion!
To begin with, talk with your daughter about her preferences for your look on her day. This is the best advice we can give because this is her wedding day. She will be able to tell you what her vision is for your attire that day or she may tell you to purchase whatever you are comfortable with and looks best.
Ask the bride the following questions:
- What color would you like the mother of the bride to wear? Should the color be similar to the bridesmaids dresses or a completely different color scheme?
- Would you like to come along while looking for the mother of the bride dress?
- Are their any styles you want or do not want to see?
The color of the MOB dress is very important as it is a component of making the MOB look inclusive with the bridal party. Colors to stay away from are white and ivory as those colors are reserved for the bride. If your daughter wants you to dress in a color similar to the bridesmaids, choose a color the same hue as the bridesmaid dresses. Perhaps choosing a color in the same spectrum is what the bride prefers, go with a color like royal blue if the bridesmaids dresses are navy. Or you can choose to go with a completely different color wheel from the bridesmaids (i.e. Select a teal color if their dresses are red).
Now that you have a better idea of what color to choose, lets talk about the style of your MOB dress. A dress with an off the shoulder neckline is a glamorous look that shows off the collar bones and shoulders.
A Fit-and-Flare dress is a style that many ladies don't think they can pull off, but can surprise you. This style accentuates the MOB's waistline. Most importantly be sure to be comfortable in this style of dress so you can enjoy the wedding and dance the night away.
Embellishments are definitely a feature that most MOB's love to have on their dress. Lace accents draw the eye to her favorite qualities whereas draping and ruching helps smooth everything out.
A mother of the bride dress with vertical lines lengthens the torso and is always flattering. Be sure to avoid horizontal lines that end at the waste and tend to cut off MOB's at their widest points. These styles are AG approved for your best look!
So when and where do you purchase your mother of the bride dress? Be sure to plan in advance and start shopping about four months before the wedding. Next, call us at Admiring Glances to make an appointment! Bridal stores are the best place to find MOB gowns and many people forget that. Admiring Glances offers a staff with a vast knowledge on what styles look best on different body types as well as a nice selection. As the MOB you want to look timeless and elegant. We will ensure you will find something comfortable that makes you feel confident the whole day, while looking your absolute best! Another benefit of shopping with us is being able to find a style you love and then ordering that dress for you in the size and color you want! How awesome is that?