4 Helpful Tips for Selecting an Amazing Mother of the Bride Dress

You’ve watched your daughter (or soon-to-be daughter-in-law) shop for a gorgeous gown — now it’s your turn! Here are our tips for selecting a great mother of the bride or mother of the groom dress:

Gorgeous Gowns for the Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom

Photo via Wedding Forward

1. Talk to the bride before you go shopping so you can get a sense of her preferences; her dress, the venue, and the wedding’s overall tone should give you a good idea of how dressy your look should be.

2. When it comes to colors, you can opt for a color that’s in the same family as the wedding’s palette, or try something complementary (keeping in mind that black and bright red might be a little too bold for many weddings). And while the mother of the bride often wears champagne or beige, skip bright white unless the bride specifically asks you to wear it.

3. Choose something that you feel comfortable in! If you don’t love dresses, pants are a perfectly acceptable option.

4. While some say the mother-of-the-bride should buy her gown first to set the tone for the moms’ attire, this advice can be unrealistic for moms who live in different cities or countries, and  it can be overly formal. To make things simpler, you can send the other mother a Loverly bundle with all of your dress inspiration.


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