Mother of the bride dresses
By the time your daughter ties the knot, you might find yourself in your late 50s, 60s, 70s or beyond. The special day will give a lot of focus and attention on you as well. Get ready to put on your best smile and best dress!
Unfortunately, for many mothers there seems to be little focus in the stores on glamorous fashion for older women. Many brides' mothers complain that their choices for mother of the bride dresses are simply too plain and dowdy.
Sometimes the remedy might be to shop for a dress that is not traditionally advertised specifically as a "mother of the bride" dress but rather is a dress that can be worn by any woman for any special occasion.
Here are some great choices for dresses, a new look at mother of the bride fashion. Be the mom without looking too matronly.
The second of the photos below is a very unique outfit that you might either love or dislike. I love it. Please share your comments below.
Mother of the Bride Dresses
Here is another style that is somewhat similar to the style above, but more economical with a savings of around $400.
Moving away from the black and white, the dress featured below is bold and vibrant in color. Besides for the color, what I love are the neckline and fluidity with which the dress falls.
Below is another elegant dress in the golden family of colors. Somehow I just adore this color for a mother of the bride dress.
A Short Skirt Suit for the Mother of the Bride
Lastly although my own preference is for the floor length mother of the bride dress, I would be remiss to not mention at least one shorter option for the women who prefer it. You might also want to consider time of day, location and general formality of the party when choosing the length of your dress.
Here is my pick:
Additionally, when choosing the color and perhaps even the length, you might want to consider what the rest of the bridal party and the mother of the groom are wearing and not match but also not clash. By the way, the dress choices above can as easily be worn by a mother of the groom.
Enjoy the special time, shopping for your mother of the bride (or groom) dress!