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Mothers of the Bride and Groom - How to Break Rules and Still Look Great and Guilt-Free

Dec 1, 2007
If you are a mother of thr bride or groom, you will surely know how stressful and time consuming that can be. Your focus is on that big day and yes, not only time is short but money can be shorter. How have you thought about shopping for your special dress? After all, you deserve some of the glory and attention as well. You ARE the mother of the bride or groom and you will be looked at and admired as well.

Mothers of the bride or groom possess a natural tendency to forget about taking care of themselves. Being who they are, and devoting their lives to raising children, they do place themselves in the back seat often. All mothers everywhere unite and tell yourself that looking good, feeling beautiful, and getting admiring looks are very deserving and acceptable.

Buy a mother of the bride/groom dress that will make you feel great. Looking like you are walking on the red carpet on Oscar night is really okay. Go all out for the glitz and glamour. Go for colors that you have never worn before if there are no rigid color schemes.

Daughters, please give mom a break like she gave you (many) breaks all those years of raising and loving you, despite your faults and mishaps. Do not dictate what mom can or cannot wear. It is definitely your day but to disallow or mandate a certain type of dress or color, without taking in consideration her opinions and feelings, is not a good thing. You will only look back with regret. She is only trying to please you but really, mom deserves better than that. She needs to wear a color that will become and enhance her unique look and beauty, even if it deviates a little or a lot from your color scheme.

Mothers, it IS appropriate to look glamourous in a fantastic looking mother of the bride dress. This is also your special occasion and you have worked hard to make the wedding smooth flowing and a success. Do not laden yourself with guilt that you have to blend in and not outshine your daughter. Wear an awesome looking, yet comfortable dress, complement it with great jewelry and shoes and feel good about yourself, while performing the various tasks on the wedding day.

If you are a younger mother, I say go for the glam and gusto. If you feel like you want to look like a Hollywood movie star, by all means do so but dress in accordance with good taste and a dress choice which will fit and complement your body type and proportions. Off the shoulder styles can be very appropriate, if you use a shawl or a stole jacket. Spaghetti strap gowns are fine too if not cut too low or revealing.

Plus size mother of the bride can also go for dresses with chic and style. Wear a longer jacket, wider skirt if necessary but the secret is in the fabric and definitely color. If the mother of the bride gown has great details and trim, you will feel just wonderful. Those fancy embellishments detract and not enhance your body type. If you are plus size, do not focus on that but do focus on the fact that you can look great in a dress cut and altered for your proportions and unique look.

Happy shopping!
About the Author
Audrey Cheong is the owner of an online bridal store specializing in Mother of the Bride and Groom Dresses. Visit her store www.audreysmotherofthebride.com for great selections and prices!
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