It’s wedding season, and that means it’s time to start shopping for the perfect mother of the groom dresses! For many mothers, this is a daunting task. Not only do you want to look your best, you also want to make sure that your outfit won’t upstage the bride or clash with other guests. Fear not—we have all the tips and advice you need to find a dress that you love and that fits perfectly into the wedding aesthetic. Read on!
Choose Your Color Palette Carefully
First things first—you will need to consider what color palette works best for the wedding. The mother of the groom should always coordinate her outfit with both the bride and bridesmaids dresses, but should never match them exactly. This can be as simple as choosing another shade in a similar hue or going completely off-script with your own unique color story. If you’re having trouble deciding what will work best, consult with the bride or bridal party directly so that everyone is on board with your final decision.
Now when deciding on a color, remember varying shades of blues and neutrals such as taupe, ivory, mocha and eggshell are always good choices, but selecting a color that flatters your complexion is most important. If there’s a color you feel particularly beautiful in, don’t be afraid to try it out! Remember that you’ll be surrounded by the colors used for wedding details throughout the event, so trying to match main colors isn’t necessarily necessary. Also, if you have your heart set on a particular hue but it clashes with colors in the bridal party’s attire, consider wearing a dress of similar shade in the same fabric. This will create flow while still allowing you to make your own statement in an appropriate manner. Ultimately, choose a shade that makes you feel confident and look your best
Choose an Appropriate Silhouette
Once you have chosen a color palette, it’s time to pick out an appropriate silhouette for your mother of the groom dress. Formal weddings typically call for full-length or tea length gowns while more casual affairs may allow for knee length dresses or separates. No matter what style you choose, make sure it suits both your body type and level of comfort—you don’t want anything too tight or too loose!
The last step in creating a stunning ensemble is accessorizing! Here is where you can really get creative and show off your personal style. From statement jewelry pieces to glamorous bags and shoes, there are plenty of ways to add some extra flair to your look without overdoing it. Just remember keep everything in balance; if you go bold with one piece, tone down another (e.g., if wearing a dramatic necklace, opt for dainty earrings).
Shopping for mother of the groom dresses doesn’t have be stressful—we promise! With careful consideration regarding color palettes and silhouettes plus some fun accessories thrown into the mix, there’s no doubt that you will turn heads at any wedding celebration. Plus, who knows? You may even end up setting some new trends along the way! Good luck shopping!