Essential Tips For Picking the Perfect MOB Dress


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We all have a stereotyped vision of what mother of the bride dresses typically look like—oversized, shapeless gowns in unfortunate colors. No more! Just because your mom isn’t the one getting married, doesn’t mean she can’t look and feel her best. Here are our top tips for picking out the winning MOB dress—you’ll both love her look for years to come.

 

Go with a flattering silhouette.

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Help her choose a gown that flatters her silhouette and makes her feel confident. From a-line to sheath options, off-the-shoulder to high neck, there are plenty of ways to highlight what makes your mom feel beautiful!

Dresses pictured from left to right: Anne Barge Style: Reese, Adrianna Papell Style AP-091904940-L

Create balance in your looks.

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Make sure your dresses complement one another! Think about color, style and overall theme. If your dress is blush or has a nude lining, go with blush, nude or gold for your mom. Is your dress fall on the simpler side? Give your mom a chance to shine in your one-on-one photos by dressing her in something bold. Is your wedding style more relaxed, like a beach or barn wedding? Try a tea length or knee-length dress for her. Are you a bling-loving bride? Glam up your mom as well!

Dresses pictured from left to right: Danielle Caprese Style 113250, Adrianna Papell Style AP-091897240-B 

Neutral is timeless.

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Not sure exactly what to go with? Neutral colors are always a timeless option (and a great option if your mom wants to wear her dress again)! Try black, nude, champagne, gray or blush!

Dress pictured: Adrianna Papell Style AP-AP1E202168-AB

Stay true to her style.

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Have an open discussion with your mom about your wants and hers. We’re sure your mom will be happy wearing whatever you choose as it’s your special day, however keep in mind that a confident mom in a dress she likes will make for even better (and more natural) photos of the two of you on your wedding day.

Dresses pictured from left to right: Reem Acra Style 5936, Adrianna Papell Style AP-091874600-B

 

Photography: Brian Leahy Photography

Design & Planning: Emily Clarke Events

Floral: Floressence Flowers

Venue: Lonesome Valley

Hair & Makeup: GLAM salon

Video: Le Reve Films

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