When someone gets married, everyone knows the bride is the main attraction, as it should be. That does not mean that others are not noticed and what they are wearing is not talked about. For the mother of the bride, this is very true. She will be noticed and what she is wearing will be talked about. A dress for mother of the bride should be chosen carefully and with thought. No mother wants to outshine her daughter, yet she does not want to look dowdy. A dress that matches the bride’s colors or one that is neutral is a good choice. Finding a dress that flatters, one with quiet style and elegance is what a mother should look for.
10. Romantic Semi-Formal
If your daughter is getting married in a semi-formal wedding, you can wear a tea length dress with a handkerchief hem and jacket. The beadwork on the dress and jacket give it an elegant look. The material is soft and the jacket has sheer sleeves. The dress will swirl around you for a romantic look. It has style and elegance, yet will not overshadow the bride.
9. Tiers and Lace
For a more formal ceremony, a long tiered dress with a jacket is a good choice. You will look elegant in a three-piece outfit with a lacy jacket over the top and skirt with tiers near the bottom. The skirt is ankle length and allows you to move easily. The dress has a vintage feel to it, which gives it an old world charm.
8. Simple Elegance
A style that is simple yet elegant is a wonderful choice for the Mother of the bride. You will look beautiful in a simple style long dress and jacket. The form-fitting jacket with three quarter length sleeves is the perfect addition to the simple A-line dress. The floor length dress can be worn for a formal or semi-formal ceremony.
7. A Formal Look
For a formal evening ceremony, a long, floor length strapless A-line dress and jacket make a perfect choice. You will compliment your daughter’s wedding dress in this satin dress. The top of the dress has lace and beading adding to the formal look. The short jacket has matching lace and beading on the sleeves.
6. Full Skirt
A formal style dress with a fuller skirt will allow you to dance at the reception. The square neckline of the dress is the perfect setting for a beautiful necklace. With lace over the bodice and short cap sleeves, the dress is formal without being fussy. The bow adds a completed look to the floor length dress.
5. A Casual Look
For afternoon weddings, a more casual look is a good choice. With short sleeves and a band just below the waist, the dress is casual with a dressy touch. The skirt is longer in the back and has a hint of a ruffle along the edge. The ruffle overlaps in the front, up to the waist for a simply lovely look.
4. A Tea Length Suit
A three-piece suit in a tea length will be beautiful for an afternoon wedding. You will look elegant in this skirt with the artful design on the bottom half. The sleeveless top can be worn with or without the jacket. The jacket gives the outfit a finished look. You can take it off later during the reception for a more casual look.
3. One Shoulder Style
A late afternoon or evening wedding that is semi-formal lets the Mother of the bride choose a fun dress. The one shoulder style dress may be just perfect for you. The strap on one side adds a daring look to the dress. The form-fitting bodice and softly flowing skirt with tiers will have the dress swirling as you walk. Pair the dress with a wrap for a more formal style.
2. Dresses with Patterns
You can find Mother of the bride dresses with pattern on them. A simple pattern is fine for a Mother to wear. The gold leaf pattern looks lovely and not too bold. The flared ruffled bottom gives the dress a modern look. The style with the sleeves just below the elbow and the V-style neckline is casual enough for an afternoon wedding.
1. A Vintage Style Dress
One style that never is never wrong is the vintage style dress. The charm and grace these dresses have makes them a perfect choice for any Mother’s dress. The full skirt with fitted waist and bodice give the dress a simple look. The outer layer of lace adds charm and elegance. The lace jacket gives the dress the finished look of perfection.