Tips for choosing mother of the groom dresses

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Choosing from the many beautiful mother of the groom dresses should be fun. But if you really let your style run wild, then you can miss the mark. Although you should love the dress you wear, it is also very important that it is perfectly suited to the wedding.

Play off the mother of the bride dress

Custom has it that mother of the bride dresses are chosen first and guide the direction the mother of the groom takes in her selection. While you do not absolutely have to wait until she has made her selection, you should at least talk with her to see what style she is going to be wearing.

Select an elegant formal dress

You do not have to appear matronly to be formal. Look for modern elegance when evaluating mother of the groom dresses.

Follow the set color scheme

Respect the requested color when choosing a mother of the groom dress. Navy is the most popular, but shades of nude and blush are also quite trendy. We generally recommend that you pass on any mother of the groom dress that is white, black or red. Unless the bride approves these colors, try to pick a more subdued color scheme, like neutrals, lavender or blues.

Consider the venue

Some wedding venues feature the outdoors more than others, and you do not want your dress to get dirty. If there might be lots of sand or dirt, for example at a beach wedding, then be sure to select a slightly shorter, yet still conservative, dress.

Match the theme

Wedding apparel helps create the ambience at a great wedding, so be sure you dress the part. For example, for country barn weddings, think rustic chic.

Many of these tips also work for grandmother of the bride dresses and mother of the bride dresses. You’re sure to look stunning if you keep the above in mind while dress shopping.

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