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Mother of the Groom Dresses

The ring has been accepted, the date set and your baby boy is ready to walk down the aisle. So, what should the mother of the groom consider when shopping for a dress? Read on! 

The Tone of the Wedding
Though it’s good to give yourself six months to shop, you’ll need preliminary details first. A morning garden wedding calls for an entirely different mother of the groom dress than a formal evening affair does. You’ll need to match the tone of the wedding.

The same applies to your rehearsal dinner dress. Decide the venue before selecting it, lest you wind up wearing satin to a backyard barbecue.

For fickle-weather spring or fall weddings, consider adding a shawl or shrug. If your dress is sleeveless, shawls for weddings provide a chic finishing touch.  

Consider the Bride’s Colors
Traditionally, both mother of the bride and mother of the groom dresses complement the wedding party. That doesn’t mean everyone has to match, but it helps to create a cohesive theme if everyone sticks to the same color family. Choosing a different texture or fabric from the bridesmaids’ dresses will set a similar tone and still set you apart from the crowd. If the bridesmaids are wearing lace, go with a flowy chiffon fabric.

Another tradition: let the mother of the bride pick her dress first. The mother of the groom dress should go with, but not exactly match, the mother of the bride dress. Choose a complementary color and length for a winning combination.

Does it go without saying that anything in the white family—this includes champagne, blush, off white or beige—is a no-no? Probably not, or advice articles wouldn’t keep saying it.

Personal Style Matters
There’s certainly room for individuality. You absolutely should choose a mother of the groom wedding dress that flatters your shape and reflects your personality. This is a big day for you, too. You should feel comfortable and confident. From stylish day dresses to sleek formal dresses for weddings, there are endless ways to achieve all your goals. Now let’s toast the lovely couple!

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Mother Of The Groom Dresses


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