Just because you are the mother of the bride does not mean you must wear an unflattering dress of washed out shades of brown. Fashion for mother of the brides has greatly changed over the years along with traditions. However, the best place to start your research is with the bride herself.

Ask The Bride For Help

Mother of the Bride WearThe bride and groom will set the stage for the style, color and even the formality of the entire wedding. Therefore, before you start shopping, get an idea from the bride of her expectations. Let her be part of your decision on the perfect mother of the bride outfit.


If the bride has selected a wedding party color, it may be important to her to incorporate this color into what the mother of the brides wears too. Traditionally, the mother of the bride will wear something that complements the wedding party colors; however, it does not necessarily need to match.


The wedding venue should be considered when determining the appropriate dress to wear to the wedding. A beach wedding will have a different dress attire compared to a wedding in a church. Make sure that you consider the weather, cultural and religious customs in determining the perfect wedding attire.  Remember, styles fade, but elegant, understated and appropriate attire will never go out of fashion.


Once you have selected the style of mother of the bride dress that you would like to wear, make sure to show it to the bride. Most brides want their mother and future mother in law to look perfect for the wedding. Too often, mothers overlook themselves in favor of their children. Don’t do this…take time to get your hair done, nails done, and select the perfect mother of the bride dress to wear for your daughter’s special day.

Pearls Place Bridal

Pearl’s Place Bridal specializes in a huge selection of mother of the bride and mother of the groom gowns. We carry lots of designers including Jovani, Morilee, Fade Couture, Montage by Mon Cheri, Soutmates, Janique and many more. Our seasoned professionals know how to dress you for your special event. We boast the largest selection of mother of the bride/groom and grandmother of the bride/groom gowns. Whether you are looking for something chic and sleek or something va va voom and glamorous, Pearl’s place has you covered. See our Mother of the Bride/Groom gallery – HERE.