Your little girl is all gown up and ready to get married. You haven’t even realized when time has passed by and yet here you are, prepared to see her walk down the aisle and start a family of her own. It is a wonderful moment, for some with a bitter-sweet taste because they realize that their child is actually no longer a child and she is ready to settle down. But be that as it may, you cannot help but feel extreme joy for your daughter.
The wedding is an important event both in her life and in your and you need a dress to fit the occasion. Naturally, you have to look glamorous, but elegant nonetheless. This means that you have to choose your dress with care so as to make sure that the gown is appropriate for the occasion, for your status, that of mother of the bride, and for your age.
Many mothers do not know exactly how to combine the elements in order to maintain a presentable look worthy of the position they hold in the wedding. Some go to the extreme and choose an inappropriate model which makes them stand out but for all the wrong reasons. For instance, a dress with a short skirt and with many embellishments or with vivid colors is definitely unsuitable for the mother of the bride. She has to ‘act her age’ and while this doesn’t mean that she needs to cover herself up from head to toe, it is imperative to adopt a classier look which is indicated for a mature person. The majority of mothers choose a dress with a full length skirt that is usually not too tight around the body, although this is not a rule.
The gown can have different straps or sleeves and sometimes a shawl is incorporated in the outfit which is worn around the shoulders. A bolero made out of the same fabric and following the same pattern as the dress (color and detailing) is another option to complete the dress of the mother of the bride. Some women decide to have the dress made out of two separate items of clothing (bodice and skirt), but the same line of timeless elegance has to be preserve through the outfit of choice.