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What to Consider When Looking at Mother of the Groom Dresses

Martha Montgomery

As you start your search for the perfect mother of the groom dress, there are several things to consider to ensure you find the best dress to suit your body type, the wedding theme, and the bride's mother's outfit. 

Follow the Dress Code

Before you start shopping for a dress, it's a good idea to know the dress code set for the wedding. The dress code will give you an idea of whether the wedding is a formal, semi-formal, or casual event and what is appropriate or not. Invitations may give an indication of the dress code, so be sure to pay close attention when you receive the invitation. Some weddings may have a theme color, and you'll want to consider it when picking out your dress, keeping in mind you'll want to look great while complementing the wedding party.

Consider the Fabric

The fabric you choose should be comfortable, feel great to wear, and fit in with the season and theme of the wedding. Satin and silk fabrics are luxurious and elegant, but mostly suitable for a colder season wedding. Light cotton, linen, and chiffon fabrics, on the other hand, are perfect for summer weddings. Additionally, the fabric should be chosen to flatter your body type and enhance your best features.

Pick the Right Dress Style

Mother of the groom dresses come in different styles, and you'll want to pick a style that complements your body type. A-line dresses or knee-length dresses work well for some mother of the groom dresses. If you want a more fashion-forward look, a midi or tea-length dress in a statement color or print could be perfect for you. When it comes to the neckline, consider the length of the dress, the theme of the wedding, and your individual style. Boat necklines, V-necks, and scoop necklines are all elegant choices, but be sure to avoid plunging necklines, as they may not be suitable for some weddings.


Once you've found the perfect mother of the groom dress, it's time to choose accessories that complement the dress and match the wedding theme. Jewelry is a great place to start when accessorizing; you should select something that works well with the dress neckline and color. Complimenting shoes, clutch bags, and hair accessories will also complete your look.

Go for a Dress That Fits

Finally, it's important to choose a dress that fits you well. A dress that is too tight or loose will show, and you won't feel comfortable or confident. Make sure that the dress you choose fits you well and does not require extensive tailoring to look great. And finally, don't forget to get a second opinion, whether it's from your friends or a professional, to ensure your mother of the groom look is perfect.

There are many things to consider when shopping for mother of the groom dresses, from following the dress code, choosing the right fabric, picking the right dress style, accessorizing, and going for a dress that fits well. With these tips, you can have a clear idea and a good strategy when it comes to finding the perfect dress for the special day. 


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