How to Choose the Perfect Mother of the Bride (or Groom!) Dress

Who says the Mother of the Bride (or Groom!) can’t look good? To us, the MOB or MOG role is an important one, filled with joy, excitement, and some nostalgia. As the mother, all eyes will be on you as you witness your son and daughter on their special day. Amidst the wedding planning chaos, finding the perfect dress that reflects your style, complements the wedding theme, and makes you feel confident is essential. Here are some tips to guide you in choosing the ideal mother of the bride dress for this momentous occasion.


1. Consider the Wedding Theme and Color Palette:

Before you start shopping, have a conversation with the bride about the wedding theme and color scheme. While you don't have to match the bridesmaids or blend into the decor, choosing a dress that harmonizes with the overall color palette ensures a cohesive look in photographs and throughout the celebration.

2. Dress for the Season:

Take into account the season and venue when selecting your attire. Lighter fabrics, like our chiffon gowns, and shorter sleeves are ideal for spring and summer weddings, while longer sleeves and richer fabrics, like our Mikado, work well for fall and winter ceremonies. We love a one-shoulder moment, giving you the best of both worlds. Consider the formality of the event and choose a dress that aligns with the venue's atmosphere.

3. Flatter Your Body Type:

Embrace your body type and choose a dress that accentuates your best features. Whether you prefer a flowing A-line silhouette, a tailored column dress, or a classic ballgown, the key is to feel comfortable and confident in what you're wearing.

4. Accessorize Thoughtfully:

Accessories can elevate your look and add a personal touch. A tasteful clutch, elegant jewelry, and classic slingbacks can enhance your overall look. Consider the formality of the event and choose accessories that strike the right balance between formality and fun.

5. Start Early and Allow for Alterations:

Begin your dress search well in advance to allow time for browsing, fittings, and any necessary alterations. This ensures that your dress fits perfectly and that any customizations are completed with attention to detail.


Remember, the perfect mother of the bride dress is one that makes you feel confident, elegant, and ready to celebrate this joyous occasion. With these helpful pointers,  you'll be well on your way to finding a dress that complements the wedding and showcases your unique style with elegance.