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Mother of the Groom Dresses – Your Ultimate Guide

Are you looking for mother of the groom dresses? Then please read through this blog carefully. I have 3 children- 1 daughter and 2 sons who all got married recently. One of the hardest things for me was to find information on mother of the groom dresses which is why I decided to write this blog for all those mothers out there.

I have gathered information on what style of mother of the groom dresses work and which not, and will continue to update this blog. My goal is to gather great examples of mother of the groom dresses to help you be prepared in that special role. As mother of the groom, you are part of the bridal party and therefore have to be dressed for all the events. There are important things to consider before choosing your mother of the groom dresses:

The relationship between a mother-in-law and the bride is a very peculiar one and can vary from being as close as daughters to almost enemies. But when searching mother of the groom dresses, your position in the wedding is always the same. You are important, but not the most important person. One of the punch lines for choosing styles for mother of the groom dresses is “appear, wear beige and shut up”. While I don’t agree with the beige and dowdy look, it should be clear that you need to let the bride and her mother shine.

So what should you consider?

Remember that you are on every photo of the wedding and that choosing among the many mother of the groom dresses will make a difference, for the better and for worse. You will receive a lot of attention too, from your son’s friends to the other family, everyone will judge and notice your mother of the groom dresses. What makes things even mote difficult is that you have many events to attend all of which you need to style for, so there are many mother of the groom dresses to consider

Before the family and friends begin a frantic search to look the lovey red and yellow mother of the groom dresses, the first step would be to find out where the wedding venue will be and what the wedding colors are. It is customary for the mother of the bride to purchase her dress first. Her choice subtly dictates color, style and length. One should take the clues from her. If the bride’s mother is wearing a gown, the mother of the groom dresses cannot be a short. If her dress is made from silk, try to find mother of the groom dresses in silk as well. You don’t need to change your style and taste, but you should try to coordinate your mother of the groom dresses with her.

The location of the wedding dictates your materials as well. If the happy couple opted for a tropical destination wedding, you would look for linen mother of the groom dresses. Always try to find high quality materials and try to avoid synthetic materials when looking for your  mother of the groom dresses.

Now where would you start looking for mother of the groom dresses? When I started looking for my  mother of the groom dresses, the search was not easy. The  mother of the groom dresses I saw online were just not what I was looking for.

I know I am not 20 anymore, but the mother of the groom dresses I saw were just a bit too old- fashioned. The typical mother of the groom dresses had flared skirts, long sleeves or they came with a bolero. The material was taffeta, which means synthetic. Other mother of the groom dresses that I saw, were designer gowns which cost a fortune.

My shopping experience at various malls was a sheer disaster. As soon as the sales girl heard the word  ”mother of the groom dresses”,I was whisked off to the bridal selection and was shown dresses which looked less, but cost much more. When I asked for something stylish, the answer I got was, ” well this is better than the beige that a mother of the groom dresses should be”

The biggest challenge of course, is to find mother of the groom dresses in the right style that will flatter your figure, hide all the extra pounds, and make you look young and beautiful. A choice of right material and cut is here the clue. A few of the following styles should help you to choose your mother of the groom dresses so that you too can look and feel gorgeous on your son’s big day.

#1 Color : Pastels

The all time favorites are pastels. Pale yellow, mint green, hues of pink, seafoam blues: the possibilities are endless. On the bridal runways pastels are predominant, so when looking for your mother of the groom dresses you could take that into account. Pastel gowns, or dresses go with almost every skin color and look elegant on every age group. Helen Mirren looks gorgeous in soft pastels, as an example. You just have to make sure that the outfit is not frumpy or lacking style. Accessorize with shades of cream, light tan or ivory for a soft, stunning look.

#2 Color Neutral

Neutral and nude has been around for a couple of seasons now, and is as popular as ever. It may be advisable however, to check out the color in daylight to make sure it does not look too light.

#3 Material Lace

Lace has always been a ancient trend for bridal gowns. Designers have now given a new life and use to this classic material to make breathtaking dresses and gowns for evening wear in a hue of various colors and styles. You can find mother of the groom dresses with lace neckline, lace bodice or a full lace gown. If you are uncertain, you may want to try a dress or a gown with delicate lace sleeve which still covers up while still showing some skin.

#4 Style Tiered

Tiered or layered dresses and gowns are very figure flattering and yet chic and stylish. They are available in a variety of colors and fabrics. For a perfect romantic, dreamy look, get your mother of the groom dresses or gowns with layers of soft chiffon. There is something about flowy chiffon tiers that will make you feel and look pretty. A shiny accessory will add an extra sparkle to the mother of the groom dresses for an evening wedding.

#5 Style Arms

When choosing a mother of the groom dresses, you should know, that you will receive a considerable amount  of attention. It might be worth contemplating, just how much skin, neckline or arms you would like to show. A dress with sheer bodice made from a light material could be the solution. Very much en vogue are transparent or cut out sleeves. They look sexy and cover up the trouble and age spots.

#6 Cape or Capelets

The Victorian style cape or capelets were very much in style in the 70′s and now they are back again. They are much more stylish than a bolero, which would be the typical shoulder cover up for a mother of the groom’s dress anyway. Try to get something with a light shimmer or opt an asymmetrical one to match your mother of the groom dresses.