Mom Talk: Colors for the MOB & the MOG


Mother of the Bride & Groom Advice

Mom Talk: Colors for the MOB & the MOG

Whether you’re the mother of the bride or the mother of the groom, it’s important that you look the part. But, it’s also important that you try not to outshine the your daughter, future daughter-in-law or act as one of the bridesmaids. And it all starts with the what you’re wearing.

From silhouettes to colors, it can be challenging finding a dress that not only fits your body, your personality, the style of the big day and goes along with the MOG & MOB rules. You can’t clash with the bridal party but you can’t blend in too much. There’s a distinct flavor that the moms need to have when it comes to the actual wedding day. Communicate with the bride and take our advice on shades to try!

But, have no fear, we’ve rounded up 5 of the best colors to choose from if you’re at a loss of what to wear on your daughter or son’s big day!

Mother of the Bride & Groom Fashion Advice & Tips

A bit of sparkle is okay …

If your daughter or son is planning a formal, evening event, it’s okay to dawn of bit of sparkle. Nix the bold or dramatic colors and keep them discrete, but it’s okay for the mom’s to feel glamorous and beautiful too, in a tasteful way, of course. Soft golds and creams, powder silvers and even very pale, pastel blues and lavenders make for a great foundation to add a bit of shine to.

Mother of the Bride & Groom Fashion Advice & Tips

Try to stay away from black, but charcoal could be nice …

Personally, I’m not a fan of black for the moms. It doesn’t seem joyful enough on such a happy day. You don’t want guests to think you’re in mourning for your child’s wedding, instead, if you’re looking for something darker and always flattering, try out charcoal for a more romantic style.

Mother of the Bride & Groom Advice

Why  not try some black & white prints …

If you really want to add a classic black into your ensemble, why not make it a print? This gown is not only age-appropriate but it’s gorgeous and lighthearted. The black doesn’t overpower the design and moms will still feel sophisticated, comfortable and fashionable. Also, this print will never outshine but blend into a wedding party full of gorgeous monochromatic tones.

Mother of the Bride & Groom Fashion Advice & Tips

Blue hues are the best …

I’m a huge advocate of blue tones for all moms. It’s good luck and you can find a shade of blue for every body type and skin tone. You can dress it up, dress it down and mix it well within any and every type of wedding and style theme. It’s also one of the easier tones to find when you’re shopping for gowns, let alone ones that are made for MOB’s & MOG’s!

Mother of the Bride & Groom Fashion Advice & Tips

 Creamy neutrals are always beautiful …

If you’re shopping for a spring or summer wedding, moms may want to go with something a bit lighter to pay homage to the season and to feel more comfortable because of the weather! Try out some creamy neutrals, from beige to tan or golden tones, mom will blend in with the wedding party but still look like a VIP of the day, which is essential.

 

all photos via Style Me Pretty

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