Sure, in a wedding all eyes are on you, the bride, but besides you, there are some people around who are important and participate at this grand event with joy and pleasure, like the mothers. They will appear in almost all the pictures, and interact with almost all the guests and will observe in silence how the even takes place. This is why, their outfit is as important as that of the bride and groom.
So, first of all, the outfit has to be adequate to the general style of the event. If the wedding reception takes part on the seaside, then we certainly don’t recommend the mother of the bride to wear a gown that is made of velvet or with glittery application, the fabric ought to be more lightweight and gorgeous looking. Also, if the wedding has a particular theme, the outfit of the mother of the bride has to take part of that theme as possible. Generally, wedding receptions are events that take place mostly at night and one is recommended to wear long dresses and really elegant. The mother of the bride should avoid deux pieces dresses if we’re not speaking about a wedding that takes place during the daytime.
The outfit of the mother of the bride has to express discrete elegance and refinement, of some women who are sure of them and don’t feel the need of getting out of hand for making their presence be felt. This is why, it isn’t recommended for the mother of the groom or mother of the bride outfit to have too deep cleavages or a tall crack on the leg, transparent corsets or short skirts and in general, all that shows too much should be avoided.
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In what concerns the fabrics used, it’s better to stay aside when it comes to the luscious satin or the really glittery organza, because these will not look that gorgeous in the photos or under the lights of the dance floor, to which we add the sensation of “cheap” that they offer. Lace should be used in a moderate manner, only with some applications on the dress or on the shoulder; because it can also confer the impression of old or it can add some extra years to the one who’s wearing these. Also, you can use with confidence, taffeta, silk, chiffon, velvet, brocade or other fluid fabrics.
Now, we would like to mention some words about the colors of the mother of the bride dresses! Traditionally, the grey, silver, purple and all the blue variations are among the most used when it comes to the mother of the bride dresses. If we’re speaking about a wedding that takes place during the summer or spring, it’s recommended you pick some pastel tones of color, in change, if the wedding takes place during autumn, then you can apply for darker tones. A versatile color and more appropriate for the mother in laws of all ages is that related to champagne!
The contrast between the dress that the mother wears and the bridal gown is going to be one of effect in the photos. There are some other colors that should be avoided, like white or ivory, black or even the brightest colors.
Now, we weren’t offering tips only for the mother of the bride, the mother of the groom is also included. For this matter, we recommend both of them to consult with the bride, in order to understand exactly what the bride considers they should look like or what is too much for them and in order to avoid the potential inadvertences that can exist between the bride and the groom.
The mother of the groom can ask his son directly about the bride’s impression, if she feels that the relation with the future daughter in law isn’t that tight. On the other hand, the bride can offer some indications from the point of view of the colors and the style, but they should offer them the liberty of wearing something that makes them feel comfortable and what they like the most. It’s not recommendable that the mothers get dressed in the same tone or something too similar, but we recommend them to blend in a way or another, especially when it comes to the wedding photo album!
These being said, we hope that the mothers are going to pick the appropriate gowns and in this manner they will look absolutely stunning!