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12 Flattering and Fabulous Winter Wedding Mother of the Bride Dresses
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As the mother of the bride, it’s your job to, well, do everything! Just don’t forget to focus on you pre-wedding and select a gown that will flatter your figure and keep you feeling fabulous from the ceremony until the last guest leaves the reception. If the affair will take place during the winter, consider these 12 customer-loved mother of the bride dresses perfect for cold weather. Women who already wore and dance floor-tested the gowns vouch for the comfort and wow-factor of each style. Read on to see the options for your consideration, ranging from long and lace to form-fitting and flattering. Many dresses are long-sleeve, but don’t worry. If you tend to run hot, we threw in several cap-sleeve and sleeveless styles, too. Now, go ahead and relax for a change. After you’re done shopping these top winter wedding mother of the bride dress (and mother of the groom!) options, you can check another to-do item off your list. Now if only the caterer would return your last call…
Shopping for a Winter Wedding Mother of the Bride Dress
The first thing to think about when selecting your dress is what silhouette flatters you most. Not sure? Peruse the options below and read reviews to see what women say about the fit of each style. Next, consider the formality of the wedding. A black-tie reception may call for a ball gown perhaps, while you can totally get away with a short frock for a less fancy affair. Color is important, too. Below, we share tips for picking the hue for you. You may wish to ask the bride if she would prefer for your dress color to complement or contrast with her bridesmaid dresses. Finally, have fun! This is about you for a change, and after all you’ve done, you deserve it.
Winter Wedding Mother of the Bride Dress Shopping Considerations
The dresses on our roundup range in price from just over $50 (because weddings aren’t cheap!), to a still budget-friendly cost of around $550.
Winter weddings will typically call for deeper hues like cranberry, navy and hunter green. Black is always safe, so go with that when in doubt. The only rule is that you wouldn’t want to wear white. Leave that honor to the bride!
We included dresses for all different body types on our roundup, from plus-size to petite. Many styles are going to feature 3/4 or long sleeves, sometimes with an illusion sleeve. A few styles include a capelet or jacket to further shield your arms from any potential chill. That being said, we get that when the pressure’s on, you may prefer a sleeveless or cap-sleeve style, so look for those as well. Want to make a statement on your daughter’s big day? You’ve come to the right place. Ditto if you’d prefer to don a more demure, understated gown. The most exciting thing about mother of the bride and mother of the groom dresses is how many options there are. Now get shopping!
If you feel it’s necessary, you may want to send the bride a link to the dress you love before buying. Also some of the dresses below are going on sale, so be sure to click through to see the most up-to-date price!
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