While no one will ever outshine her, before the bride walks down the aisle, another woman takes center stage—the mother of the bride. Finding mother of the bride gowns that are stunning and understated is critical for that special day. Choosing a gown with similar lines to the bridal gown, one that stands apart, or something entirely different can help make the mother of the bride feel as beautiful as the bride herself.
From a black tie affair to something less formal, mother of the bride gowns are available to suit every wedding party. Adrianna Papell, Alex Evenings, JS Collections, and others have created dresses for mom to wear on the big day or to the rehearsal dinner. Choose a simple dress and shawl in delicate lilac, floor length with a romantic flounce to the skirt, the dress is an elegant addition to the wedding party. A beaded empire waist dress in soft gray is accented with the addition of a black sash at the waist. Add in a simple pair of black pumps and the look is formal and simple.
For more traditional mother of the bride gowns, basic black is always a good choice. Cap sleeves, longer skirts, sweetheart necklines, and empire waists combine to create simple and beautiful silhouettes. Pair with a silk scarf and pump for a complete look.
Create a more modern look with an evening gown featuring tiers or pleats. Maroon, navy, pink, and teal are all beautiful choices for the mother of the bride. Choose a color that matches the brides maids dresses or one that stands in stark contrast.
Casual weddings demand causal mother of the bride gowns. Less formal cuts, natural fabrics, and prints are ideal for a less dressy look. Consider a fun maxi dress in a bold print for a beach wedding or a tea-length gown for an afternoon affair. Dress for that special day in a beautiful gown found at Macy's.