Your daughter is getting married and in the middle of planning the wedding with her and picking out her wedding dress, you suddenly realize that you want to look good, too. Choosing the perfect outfit is a matter of planning well beforehand what is the style that is most suitable for the wedding.
Once you begin looking for your mother of the bride outfit, you will be delightfully surprised at the incredible options in style, fabric and color. Whether you like a formal, full-length gown, a dress that comes to your mid-calf, a knee-length cocktail dress or even a pants suit, the style choices appear almost limitless.
Is your daughter having a summer wedding? You will want to choose light weight fabrics, possibly in pastels. A winter wedding, on the other hand, lends itself to heavier fabrics in brighter colors. Does your daughter want a traditional wedding, a formal wedding or a themed wedding? All of these will help you determine what type of mother of the bride outfit you will want to wear.
One of the popular ideas for a themed wedding is one in which the racial background of the happy couple is celebrated. As an example, tartans abound in Scottish and Irish themed weddings.
Formal weddings call for long gowns. The options in beautiful styles, colors and fabrics for mother of the bride outfits are mind-boggling. Once you have decided on a full length gown, you need to decide if you want a slim, form-fitting skirt, one that flares at the bottom, a full skirt, a tiered skirt, or one with a slit? Sleeves can be totally absent, capped, three quarter or short.
Your gown may have one or two straps. Asymmetrically shaped necklines are lovely and may be rounded or v-necked. Of course rounded, v-necked, square cut or high cut are also lovely options for the top of the bodice. These features may be plain, embellished with lace, scalloped, or of a contrasting color to the main dress. Adding a belt or a sash to the waistline may call attention to a beautifully small waist.
Other options include a fitted waist or one that is de-emphasized with a straight line from shoulder to hip or the inclusion of a jacket either in a traditional style or in a bolero. Your gown may have beads, sequins, embroidery or cut outs for added interest.
A knee-length or calf-length dress may be your choice if the wedding is not to be a formal one. Suits can also be wonderful mother of the bride outfits. The materials these dresses and suits are made from can turn an ordinary-looking pattern into an extraordinary one. Taffetas, silks, satins and chiffons in plain materials or patterned materials create an abundance of beautiful choices for the mother of the bride.
The pants suit has changed from a utilitarian outfit to one with elegance and style. Whether your style leans to flowing lines with jackets that float to the knee or mid-calf or to the crisply tailored look, there are pants suits that will make you feel elegant and ‘right’ as the mother of the bride.
Just because you are a queen-sized woman does not mean that you cannot look your best on your daughter’s wedding day. Mother of the bride outfits come in plus sizes, too. You should always discuss with your daughter any choices you would like to go for when it comes to your outfit. At the end of the day, it is her wedding day!