You’re the mother of the bride. You’re full of pride, excitement and joy. And you want to look your best. But which dress is right for you?
Longstanding tradition and etiquette say that you should avoid white, anything flashy and strapless. And, for the most part, those customs ring as true today as they did the first time a MOB helped plan a wedding.
Luckily, you still have a lot of fun and flattering options to choose from, and the right one for you is as easy as Googling “mother of the bride dresses, NJ.”
Before you begin your search, take a look at these three MOB options that are based on current trends guaranteed to help you dress to impress at your daughter’s wedding:
Consider a cape
You’re a mom, and you’ve successfully reared and raised your daughter. Anyone who’s been there and done that knows that sometimes it takes superhero-like efforts to take a girl from potty training to preschool to the proposal. So feel free to wear a cape on this special day.
Don’t worry, you won’t look like a crusader—today’s capes are as elegant and fashionable as they were in the 1970s when Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor first made them fashionable. Capes add a touch of class, bring your jewelry to life and let everyone know how special this day is to you.
Love a little lace
Everyone knows that lace is on fire these days when it comes to wedding gowns. But what not everyone knows is that it’s also a hot option that every mother of the bride should consider. It’s trendy. It’s light. And it’s fun.
But be careful not to overdo it. A little lace goes a long way. Consider a dress that uses lace on straps, the bodice or as an accent. You’ll look fierce. But even better—you’ll look fashionable!
Okay, girls … you know you can’t wear white to your daughter’s wedding, right? But that doesn’t mean you can’t wear something light, right? Don’t believe us? Google “mother of the bride dresses NJ” and see for yourself.
Champagne—the color, not the devilishly delicious drink–is hot right now.
MOBs no longer have to avoid light colors. Today, MOBs are looking right in light-colors because … well, just because the times change. And frankly, it’s about time! So when you start looking for your MOB dress, don’t shy away from light colors (although it’s still not cool to wear white).
So there you have it. Three hot new trends that are sure to have you looking your best on your daughter’s big day.
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