Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mother of the Bride Dresses That Compliment All Figures

By Jone King

So, your daughter is getting married...congratulations! After the hugs, kisses and best wishes, you might wonder what you have to do. The answer: not much. When the father of the bride had to pay the bill, his wife was often charged with planning the ceremony. But as modern couples have become more financially independent, that is no longer the case. The one and only thing the mother of the bride has to do is select a stunning dress.

The great thing about gowns for the mother of the bride is that they can be worn again and again. An elegant dress or an evening gown paired with a diaphanous jacket works for almost any special occasion. Size is always an issue with formalwear, and it's important to be well aware of your measurements before buying a dress, especially online. It is a good idea to simply visit a bridal salon or boutique with your daughter and hawaiian wedding dresseschoose an appropriate, form-flattering dress and have alterations made on the spot.

Most mothers of the bride have quite a bit of experience when it comes to attending formal events. They know what colors, styles and cuts compliment their figure. But for those who have missed out on all the fun and confusion, let us review a few basic tips for selecting a formal dress.

There are a few simple rules when it comes to selecting an appropriate mother of the bride gown. White is strictly off limits. Only the bride and the flower girls can wear white to a wedding. Black is also considered taboo, since it is the color of mourning and the groom's family might not take kindly to it. Some experts also advise against wearing red, which can be distracting.What color can the mother of the bride wear? At a bare minimum, it should not clash with the other dresses in the bridal party. The easiest way to ensure this is to select a gown that is a few shades lighter than the bridesmaid dresses. If, for example, the bridesmaids are wearing fuchsia gowns, the mother of the bride can pick out something in light pink.

Too much cleavage can be a major challenge for well endowed brides. If you want everyone to focus on your happy face rather than your ample bustline, a more modest gown is a must. But be careful to avoid dresses with very high necklines like bateau necks. Yes, they will hide your cleavage, but you will also look like you are nothing but bust from the neck down! A better solution is to choose a dress with a flattering neckline, and have the designer raise the neckline as needed to tuck everything in. V-necks are particularly flattering on fuller busted brides, as the straight lines are minimizing.

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