Dresses for the Mother of the Bride

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Dresses for the Mother of the Bride

Every mother wants to look gorgeous on her daughter's wedding day! And we are here to offer the beautiful mother of the bride some advice on how to look her finest on one of the most important days of her daughter’s life.

Read: "Red Carpet Beauty Tips for the Mother of the Bride"

The most important thing you need to know is to stay away from white and ivory dresses, it's your daughter's wedding day and no one should wear white but her.

The right time for buying your dress is after the bride gets her own. Once you've helped your daughter get her wedding dress, it's time to concentrate on yourself. You need to have your dress at least a month before the wedding.

What styles should you go for? If you are comfortable and look good in a certain dress style or cut then you don't have to change it. But here are a few ideas and styles every mother of the bride should try:


A sparkly or sequined dress can make you look younger, but make sure you don't show too much skin. A knee-length, long sleeved dress is a great choice if you want to show off some skin, but stay classy and elegant.

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Off the Shoulder:

This style is great to emphasize your shoulders and neck, but still age appropriate.

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Side Ruching:

The gathering of fabric on the side will frame your curves and make you look thinner on the waist.

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Flutter Sleeves:

This style is perfect if you are full figured. The sleeves will make your arms look leaner and smaller.

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Illusion Sleeves:

If you don't want to wear a long-sleeved dress to the wedding but still want to cover your arms, try a style that has illusion sleeves.  It will cover your arms but still show some skin under the fabric like this one.

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