A Mother of the Bride plays a very important role, not only in finding the perfect Mother of the Bride dress but also supporting her daughter through every decision she makes. It's important to start dress shopping early. This will give you plenty of time to find the perfect dress and make any necessary alterations. As a Mother of the Bride, you'll want to look your best on your daughter's big day! Here are six tips to help with your search:
1. SELECT THE RIGHT UNDERGARMENTS
There are many different styles of undergarments that you can wear with your dress that help smooth and shape as well as keep your dress in place, so if something doesn't suit you when you try it on it might be worth looking for another style or brand. Some of these include full-length shapers, bustiers, and slips. It is important to wear the right size bra with your dress. It will either affect the fit of the dress or be very visible if it doesn't fit correctly, so have a professional fitting at a department store when you pick up your gown or go in knowing what bra you'll be wearing. If you can't commit to a fitting, bring your bra with you to the store when you try on dresses.
2. BE SURE TO ACCESSORIZE
As you're shopping, think about what accessories you would like to wear with your dress. If you are helping the mother of the groom select their dress, it is important to consider what accessories she'll wear too. Just like Mother of the Bride dresses, Mother of the Groom dresses come in many different styles.
3. GETTING THE PERFECT FIT
Many MOBs choose to have their dress custom-made to ensure that it fits perfectly and looks exactly how they want it to, but this can be quite an expensive option. If you're looking for a more affordable option, consider having the dress altered to fit you perfectly instead. You may have an idea in your head of what you want, but it's important to try on different styles to see what looks best on you. You may be surprised by what you find!
4. SHOP AROUND FOR THE BEST PRICE
It's important to shop around before you make a purchase, both online and in-store. If you find something you like, don't be afraid to research and see if it is offered at a lower price somewhere else or ask if the retailer can offer you a discount.
5. CONSIDER THE WEATHER
The type of fabric your dress is made out of can be very important and be sure to pay attention to the latest trends. It might be worth taking into account what the weather will be like on your daughter's wedding day and whether you'll need a shawl or jacket to keep warm. Natural fibers such as silk, cotton, and linen are ideal for summer weddings, while heavier fabrics such as taffeta and velvet are better for winter weddings.
6. SHOPPING CAN BE A TEAM SPORT
If you're struggling to find the perfect dress, don't be afraid to ask for help or shop with your daughter. Most bridal stores have experts on staff who can help you find the perfect dress for your body type and budget. If all else fails, you can always look online for dresses from reputable retailers like Ombreprom. It can be helpful to bring along a few trusted friends or family members when dress shopping. They can offer their opinion and help you make a decision. It's also important to remember that you're shopping together but it's ultimately your daughter's day and she should be the one who finds "the one."
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