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Mother of the bride dresses don’t have to be dull

Mother of the Bride Fashion

A wedding isn’t only the bride’s special day. If your daughter is walking down the aisle, you’d better be prepared for picture-taking, handshakes, kisses and compliments, as well.

As the mother of the bride, you’re the second most important woman in the room, and you’re going to want to look that way! Gone are the days when mothers of the bride looked to hide in pastel hazmat suits. Whatever your body size, features like neckline, color, cut and fabric exist to flatter your shape

Here are a few tips from David’s Bridal on what to look for when shopping for that perfect mother of the bride/groom dress:

  • One of the biggest disasters (assuming the “I dos” are exchanged as planned) would be someone showing up in your dress. David’s Bridals experts suggest moms stay away from blacks and red ~ the colors most of your friends will probably show up wearing.
  • Moms’ biggest request is usually full coverage in sensitive areas like the arms and cleavage. But that doesn’t always mean matronly two-pieces with jackets that might get mistaken for your husband’s suit top. Don’t be afraid to look for a fitted jacket.
  • If you don’t want something revealing, look to the neckline to make your outfit trendy. Off-the-shoulder, ruffles, sweetheart necklines and even one-shouldered gowns can accentuate your chest and collarbone while problem areas stay covered up.
  • Other popular features that cement your status as queen bee? Beading and appliqué.

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