Mother Of The Bride Dresses For Outside Wedding

Wedding Dresses | June 22 2010 | by Jenny | 4 Comments

The next in line as importance right after the bride’s attire, the bride’s mother or the groom’s mother wedding dresses are the ones that can complete the wedding picture.
Not only the bridesmaids wedding dresses are meant to make the bride “whole” but the mother of the bride dress too. When the time comes to choosing the bride’s mom dress, not only the bride but her mother too have no idea where to start looking for the most suitable design, pattern, length, color or fabric. But since almost every wedding affair today is booked for an outdoor location, the process of searching and finding the perfect bride’s mother wedding dress is definitely getting easier.

The most popular styles of mother of the bride dresses for an outside wedding are usually more comfortable, casual and natural than those dresses that are planned for formal indoors weddings. There are many traditions and customs that you can choose to follow or simply ignore them.

Many traditions say that the mother of the bride has to choose the dress first, and only afterwards the groom’s mother can start searching for her own attire. But in our modern days these cases are rare. More often the mothers are shopping together in order to find different but still matching and themed dresses. This will only enhance the beauty of the bride and make the wedding event more unified, themed and successful.

There are also many dress etiquettes and codes for the bride’s mother dress that not all the mothers are willing to accept and follow. It all depends on how formal or traditional the wedding is going to be, and it also depends on the style of the mother and how conventional she is, in the end. But if we are to take into account the fact that an outdoor wedding is to be more casual and not so formal, rigorous and elaborated, then we can all agree on the unconventionality of the mother’s dress.

Not only the bridesmaids are “allowed” to wear simple, refined, casual and practical dresses for an outdoor wedding, but the brides and the mothers of the bride too. Therefore, instead of looking for sophisticated, voluminous and formal dresses, you can look for those designs that can make you feel more comfy and look younger.

There is no need to compromise your beauty and modern style wearing a costume or a pantsuit that will only make you look older and un-attractive. Opt for a sensual spaghetti strap flowing bride’s mother dress, or perhaps for a more modern one shoulder mother of the bride dress, perfect for an outside wedding. Halter wedding dresses, cap sleeve wedding dresses, corset style wedding dresses or tea length vintage simple informal wedding dresses are also suitable for the mother of the bride’s look.

The colors can vary from vibrant nuances such as plum, purple, teal, burnt orange, coral, fuchsia, scarlet red, hot pink, emerald green, chocolate brown or navy blue to pastel skin tones of cream, champagne, beige, ecru, light violet, lime green, yellow, pearl gray, silver, gold, turquoise or pale pink.11


  1. Kathy K

    February 18, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Hi, Where can I find this mother of the bride dress that is pictured towards the bottom of this article? It has a square neck, is taupe-ish in color and is long.
    Thank you.


  2. Ana Postolache

    February 21, 2011 at 8:59 am

    The site with the picture of the dress you like is no longer available.


  3. Kathy

    February 21, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Thank you, but would you have any idea who the designer is?


  4. Ana Postolache

    February 22, 2011 at 9:33 am

    We’re sorry, but no.


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