When my own daughter was married, I did not want to look like a “mother-of-the-bride.” According to my mind’s eye, the mother-of-the-bride appears matronly. My dress would have to be something decidedly different, interesting, and a little more lively. These were my key considerations:
- Something classic, that can be worn on many later occasions.
- Not white! The bride should be the only woman in white.
- An interesting collar to frame the face.
- The hem line can range from the knee to the floor.
However, after all is said and done, this is your daughter’s day and you are to be playing a supportive role here. Your dress should compliment her, not upstage her.
So how did I look when my daughter was married? Like a “mother-of-the-bride,” and proudly so on my daughter’s day.