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Mother-of-the-bride Clothing

Besides your own wedding, one of the most important days of your life is likely to be watching your child get married. Therefore, since it is also one of the most photographed days of your life, it is essential that you choose the right, elegant mother-of-the-bride dress or outfit. If you are trying to select one of these dresses, then you are likely to have many questions.

What are some fabric choices for mother-of-the-bride dresses?

There are many different fabrics that mother-of-the-bride dresses can be made of, including the following:

  • Satin: A sleek and glossy fabric with a brilliant shine.
  • Chiffon: A lightweight, plain-woven fabric.
  • Velvet: A smooth, woven-tufted fabric.
  • Crepe: A crisp fabric with a crimped appearance.
  • Charmeuse: A lightweight, lustrous fabric with reflective properties.
  • Organza: A thin, plain-weave fabric.
Which dress length is appropriate for the mother?

The mother of the bride can wear any length she chooses, although she may want to consult with the bride. There are modest, short, knee-length, and long dresses, some with lace, that are suitable for wearing to your daughter's wedding. For a plus size mother, there are several elegant plus size short sleeve or long sleeve options. A beaded jacket or sheath can add to the style.

What styles of mother-of-the-bride dresses are available?

There are many different mother-of-the-bride dress designs that you should consider.

  • A-Line: Dresses with a sewed-on fabric belt or another way to gather them at the waist are called A-lines.
  • Babydoll: A spaghetti-strap top and a loose fitting skirt helps to naturally draw the viewer's eyes up to your face when worn with statement jewelry.
  • Bodycon: These hug the body snugly from the shoulders to their bottoms.
  • Empire-waist: A tight-fitting top ending just below the bustline accents the full skirt.
  • Kaftan: Flowy fabric and flared sleeves make this a good choice for a casual setting or an outdoor wedding.
  • Peplum: A narrow skirt and a ruffle at the waist helps to create a slender illusion.
  • Skater: A frilly bottom under a gathered waist.
  • Steth: This style hangs from the shoulders in a straight line.
  • Trench: These dresses have large buttons down the front, and they usually have a belt making them resemble a trench coat.
  • Shirt: Similar to a trench dress, but with smaller buttons, these dresses are usually constructed of cotton.
How do you choose a dress?

Choosing a mother-of-the-bride dress can become a mind-boggling experience with so many choices available. Following some helpful steps will allow you to end up with the correct choice for your daughter's wedding day.

  • Select a style: Empire-waist, A-lines, trench, and steths are all obtainable.
  • Select the length: Consider which length you like to wear, along with how formal the wedding is going to be.
  • Select the size: Dresses are available in a number of different sizes to fit your body type.
  • Select preferred materials: There are many different choices of fabrics available.
  • Select sleeve length: Short, medium, or long.
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