It is clear that the bride’s and groom’s mother should wear dresses that coordinate with the overall look of the whole wedding, no matter the style or the color. For it is important that all the dress complement each other. But this doesn’t mean that mothers should wear conservative and formal dresses, below you will see the guidelines to enable you find proper mother of the bride dresses.
What Not To Wear
White, is the first that mothers should avoid. If mothers wear white, they will look closely resemble the brides, which is very tacky. And if mothers want to wear black, they should consult the opinions of the bride. Though black is a standard color for evening wear, it can stir up controversy when it comes to wedding. In the past, if mothers wear black, it meant that they did not approve the wedding; today, black will also cause a flurry of gossip. So it is wise to consult bride’s opinions.
Dressing Guidelines for Mothers
For a very formal day or evening wedding the mothers should wear floor-length gowns and these gowns should NOT be white. Wear heels that are appropriate for the dress but try to select comfortable shoes. Coordinate your accessories but leave the watch at home! For a formal wedding the mothers should wear corsages or carry small bouquets.
For a semi-formal day or evening wedding the mothers should wear a street-length dress, again, it should NOT be white. Heels and accessories should coordinate with the dress. For a semi-formal wedding the mothers should wear corsages.
For an informal day or evening wedding the mothers should wear a suit or nice "Sunday" dresses, again, it should NOT be white. Or, if the informal wedding is being held at the beach or some other fun or unusual location, the mothers should dress appropriately. Heels and accessories should coordinate. For an informal wedding the mothers should wear corsages.