Shopping tips for the mother-of-the-bride: Look gorgeous and not matronly

By on August 16, 2015

It is your daughter’s wedding day, and you have to find a dress to wear. Let’s face it! This is a difficult task.

After your daughter, you are the next person who will be scrutinized by the wedding guests on this big day, and you do not want to disappoint.

Just because your little girl is getting married, it doesn’t mean you should restrict your dress choices to ones that are matronly, and a safe choice. This is your chance to shine too, and a well-dressed mother will be appreciated.

So, here are some tips to help you find a dress that will allow you to look glamorous, and be a perfect reflection of the woman you are.

Forget safe choices

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As they age, women are usually uncomfortable flaunting their figure, even though they may look better than they did when they were getting married themselves. The so-called age-appropriate dress choices are often boring and without personality. Don’t make this mistake when you choose your mother-of-the-bride dress.

When you look at dresses, choose a flattering silhouette, and a pretty design that matches your personality. Go for a color that isn’t blah! You don’t need to expose skin to look glamorous, a dress that fits well, and enhances your best features can do this for you. You don’t want to upstage your daughter at her wedding, but make sure you don’t disappoint either. For once, choose a design that isn’t your signature style, and you will feel fabulous everytime you hear a flattering comment.

Don’t be afraid of experimenting with the latest trends

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If there are mother-of-the-bride dresses that incorporate the latest fashion trends such as ruffles, asymmetrical pleats, off-the-shoulder necklines and embellishments, its because they are what women of today love. So, don’t think the latest trends are not worth your attention. You have nothing to lose by trying it on and checking whether it suits you. If the dress reflects your spirit, take it; if it is a little too girlish for your choice, leave it.

Sometimes, a dress in an unusual shade may have a stunning effect, so keep your mind open and you may find a fantastic choice. To know your options, make sure you check with your daughter on which colors would go with the wedding color palette. Once you know your options, you can make a good choice.

Customize to suit your taste

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If you love a sexy, stylish gown, but are worried of whether you may later think it is inappropriate or regret it, consider having sheer sleeves added, or pair it with a matching wrap or mock bolero, and you can have the best of both worlds. Also, when choosing a dress, pay attention to whether it covers or camouflages problem areas. This will allow you to feel more confident when wearing it. Consider using good shapewear that will support your figure, and you will immediately feel the difference.

Accessorize with a matching stole or scarf, and attractive jewelry, and make the effort to look fantastic on your daughter’s special day. Don’t forget to add a matching pair of comfortable, but elegant shoes to complete your look.

Check out our mother-of-the-bride collection at Best for Bride. You are certain to find a dress that is totally You!

About Olga Pomeransky

Olga is manager at Best for Bride since 2005. Currently Best for Bride operates 4 bridal stores in Canada (Toronto, Etobicoke, Hamilton and Barrie). Best for Bride sells wedding, bridesmaids, mob dresses and more. http://www.BestForBride.com

2 Comments

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    Julia Clarkson

    September 2, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Whew! That last one is gorgeous. My mother would be loving that up the entire night!

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    Wilma Gamble

    July 30, 2017 at 9:03 AM

    Matronly. That is the perfect term and one look that every mother of the bride should avoid. These are all great tips to accomplish a look that is the opposite for sure. Thanks.

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