Congratulations, your daughter is getting married! And along with the many wedding tasks you’re in charge of, you’re also thinking about what you will wear. But more specifically: What color should the mother of the bride wear?
Thankfully, the days of matronly dresses are long gone. Conventional weddings allow for more versatility in outfit styles, colors, and patterns. And yes even white is ok as long as the bride doesn’t mind. However, as the mother of the bride, there are still things you must consider when you decide what color to wear.
The time of year will influence the type and color of the outfit you wear for your daughter’s wedding. You of course want to look nice, but you also want to be comfortable. A dark-colored dress made of heavy brocade is not the best choice for you to wear for a summer wedding. And you would probably be cold in a shorter tulle dress in soft pink during winter.
In order to help you choose, we’ve rounded up some dress color suggestions. You’ll definitely want to consider these when you shop for your dress.
Let the Bride Be Your Guide
If you take away only one tip, let it be this one: Follow the brides cues about style, color, and degree of formality. She and the groom set the tone for the event, whether that means a casual country wedding complete with cowboy boots or a formal black-tie affair. Youre an important member of the wedding party and youll want to look the part. So, ask your daughter for some guidelines and follow suit.
Q: How much input does the bride have in the Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom’s attire?
A: It’s the bride’s day and you want to make it perfect, so it’s important to consult her before heading out to buy your dress. There may be a certain color she has in mind that coordinates with the bridesmaids, or she may prefer that you stay away from certain colors. It is important to talk to the bride and ask for her opinion, as well as maintain a flexible mindset. You may have to compromise a little bit, but in the end, you should both be happy with the dress you choose.
Metallic Color Ideas for the Mother of the Bride to Wear
You may think metallics are not appropriate for a mother of the bride to wear. Or that they are most appropriate for fall or winter weddings, but that is not always the case. Nowadays, you’ll see a wedding party in metallics year-round. From the bridal party dresses to the bride dress, some are full-on metallic or metallics just in the details.
Here are some metallic color combinations for you to consider:
Your perfect dress combination for a New Year’s Eve wedding.
Suitable if you’re in an afternoon summer wedding.
A fresh option for you to wear to a spring wedding.
Traditional and elegant, an ideal combo for your winter wedding attire.
This color scheme works well for spring. But thanks to the copper, you can wear it in the fall too.
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