Mother of the Bride Dresses for Your Most Esteemed Attendant
The most important attendant at your wedding is your mother. She's been there for you all your lifeand beforeand she deserves a place of honor at your big event. She also deserves the most flattering dress available, so have fun shopping with her for just the right outfit.
Off-the-shoulder is a popular look this year, and the Off the Shoulder Ruched Stretch Taffeta Dress is a beautiful example. This knee-length dress will suit many figure types, and the plumberry taffeta will suit any skin tone. A rectangular brooch sparkles at the cross point of the bodice, and ruching all over will give Mom a slender silhouette.
A full-length gown that features off-the-shoulder styling is the Off the Shoulder Mock Two Piece Shimmer Dress. This silver gown shimmers from shoulders to floor, with a flattering ruched bodice and a slenderizing solid fall in the skirt. A lovely flower sits on one shoulder, adding a fun feminine flair to a dress that your mother will love to wear.
If your mother believes that chiffon is the ultimate fabric, she will adore the Flutter Sleeve Iridescent Chiffon Tiered Dress. The sleeves flutter at the shoulders and the bodice features a flattering V-shaped neckline. Chiffon falls in vertical tiers from a wide sash at the waist, all the way to the floor to give mom the long, lean look she wants. This lovely gown comes in violet, so it's appropriate for any skin tone and any time of the year.
The Long Iridescent Taffeta Mock Two-Piece Dress is perfect for a formal evening ceremony. Available in Ink, Gray or Mink colors, this full-length gown is fashioned from iridescent taffeta. It looks like two pieces, but is really one luscious gown. The bodice features an elegant portrait-style collar, a ruched waist and a slightly full skirt. Mother will surely shimmer in this gorgeous gown.
Navy blue is an elegant color for any wedding, and Mom will look stunning when she wears the Tiered Chiffon with Flutter Sleeves and Rhinestone dress. This dress ends just above the knees, falling in tiers of chiffon from a fitted waistline. The bodice features a V-neckline and lovely flutters of chiffon from the shoulders to halfway down the upper arms. A beautiful rhinestone brooch sits at the center of the chest, adding just a hint of sparkle.
Mom will look like a jewel in orchid when she wears the Stretch Satin Cap Sleeve Dress to your wedding. This dress is fashioned for the contemporary woman, with a fitted form that features horizontal banding from the high waist down. Capped sleeves and a high neck in the back surround a lovely oval neckline that is ultra-flattering.
Another shimmering gown that will look fabulous on any woman is the 3/4 Hammered Shimmer Bolero Mock Two-Piece gown. This dress looks like it comes with two piecesplus a bolero jacket. In taupe fabric with beaded embroidery, it is an elegant full-length gown. The dress features spaghetti straps while the bolero jacket features a slight ruffle in the three-quarter length sleeves and a wide collar. It's feminine, flattering, and made just for the mother of the bride.
Black and silver will have Mom shimmering when she wears the Mock Two-Piece Long Dress with Silver Detail. This full-length dress features a chiffon skirt in solid black, while the bodice and jacket are black with silver detailing. A slender brooch shimmers at the waistline of this elegant, formal gown.
The Short Jersey Dress with Beaded Straps and Waist combines youth with elegancea perfect combination for your mother. This dress comes in black with a fitted bodice that features wide straps.
Beads shimmer on those straps and around the high waist of this dress. The skirt is slightly full, just enough to billow a bit where it ends at the knees. It's a great dress for the wedding ceremony and for dancing afterward.
If Mom prefers something conservative but she still wants to turn heads, she might choose the Two Piece Floral Jacquard Suit with Rosette Detail. This dress is elegant in silver and the portrait collar is flattering, too. The sleeves of the jacket are 3/4 length and a lovely rosette button closes the jacket. The jacquard fabric is feminine, with its floral print and the radiant sheen that sets Mom aglow.
Give Mom the glamorous appearance that will turn heads when you dress her in the One Piece Metallic Chiffon Halter Dress with Scarf. This is a true Hollywood-glam gown with a halter style bodice and a ruched waist that is accented with a beaded buckle. The skirt falls in a graceful line to the floor. The pewter-silver fabric is delicate and willowy for the dress and its matching scarf.
After you, your mother is the most important woman at the wedding. Make sure she is dressed to befit her stationand her beauty.
Jim Heck is a freelance writer who writes about weddings and specific products such as mother of the bride dresses.