Whether you’re the mother of the bride or groom, you’ll want to look put together on your child’s wedding day. However, put together doesn’t mean boring. Looking for a fun yet elegant dress can be overwhelmingly difficult, so here are a few tips that are sure to make the process a bit more bearable.

Change Your Search Phrases

If you’re looking for a dress or store online, pay close attention to what your typing into the search engine. Searching “mother of the bride dress” will pop out traditional senior appropriate gowns that all look similar. It’s quite limiting and disheartening, so instead, search for the dress style, shape or length that you want to wear.

Highlight Your Assets

There’s nothing wrong with drawing attention to the parts of your body you’re most proud of. This is something you can achieve with an elegant dress that fits you perfectly. Do you have toned arms? Then be on the lookout for a sleeveless sheath dress. Got a narrow waist? Make sure your gown has a belt that nips your waistline in. Whatever area you choose, there’s a sophisticated way to show it off at your child’s wedding.

Say No to Coverups

The time for shawls and boleros have long since passed. While functional for temperature changes and protective against the sun’s UV rays during outdoor weddings, they aren’t very flattering. Both coverup choices cut off various parts of your body and can be distracting, and not in a good way. Instead, try an embroidered or lace cardigan, or even an elegant evening coat.

Expand Your Colour Palette

Unless the colour completely clashes with the wedding theme, no colour is truly off limits to the mother of the bride. Step out of your comfort zone with something eye-catching but sophisticated. From jewel tones to metallics, there are a variety of colours that channel pure elegance.

Keep it Simple

A mother of the bride dress doesn’t have to be as extravagant as the bride’s gown. While several skirt layers, a train or intricate embellishments would make a grand statement and look beautiful, so would a classic little black dress or something just as simple.

Avoid Nylon Stockings

The need for nylons has come and gone over the decades, especially if your child is getting married in the middle of summer. Throw out those nylons, keep your legs moisturized and you’ll be good to go. Worried about your legs looking a bit pale? Then just brush on some tanning moisturizer the morning of.

At Belo Fashions Boutique, we offer customers the latest women’s fashion in Toronto, Ontario. Our family operated dress shop offers high-quality evening dresses, prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride dresses and more. Be sure to visit us before your next big event.