Spring 2011 Mother of the Bride Dress Trends
As spring quickly approaches, the wedding season also does. Brides everywhere have chosen their dresses, their flowers, and all the details to make their day perfect. Now one decision is left to be made, one the brides cannot control, what the mother of the bride will wear.
In seasons past mothers were encouraged to wear neutral colored gowns that provided maximum coverage, often including a jacket, to be positive none of the attention is stolen from the bride. This season things are changing in favor of the mothers. Now designers are creating gowns in every style and color imaginable, allowing the mothers to share their beauty as well.
Classic colors are always in style for the bride or groom’s mothers. Champagne is one color that transcends season; it can be worn in any style any time. For this spring lavender and ice pink are the biggest pastel colors. These colors are especially beautiful on fair-skinned women.
Some women do not like to wear pastels, and lucky for these women spring 2011 offers new bright, rich colors. Now mothers-of-the-bride can choose from colors that complement the remainder of the wedding party, allowing them to feel more included.
Rich tones also are more flattering for older women. Pastel tones can wash out older women, as well as look out of place. Rich, saturated colors like emerald and ruby bring out the inner diva in the mothers, allowing them to feel glamorous and confident.
This coming spring lighter fabrics are all the rage. While mother-of-the-bride dresses of the past were created out of heavier fabrics like satin, this season is all about the flowing fabrics. Fabrics like lace and chiffon are beautiful and flattering on women of every shape and size.
Long A-line gowns usually come to mind when one thinks about mother-of-the -bride dresses, but not anymore. This season gowns were seen in every shape and length. Strapless and halter style gowns are new favorites among many mothers.
Another great option for mothers-of-the-bride is the new tiered gowns. These gowns come in various lengths, and include multiple layers of flowing fabrics that flatter many women.
For the mothers that want to make a lasting impression they should consider a ball gown. Evening weddings are a great time to wear these gowns, as well as more formal weddings.
Many mothers-of-the-brides feel uneasy about parts of their bodies. For these women there are many different jackets and cover-ups available. The newest trend is the bolero jacket, which is a great way to cover up arms without hiding the details of the dress. This gives women the opportunity to wear the jacket to appear more demure during the ceremony and then take it off afterwards for a more stunning reception look.
This spring mothers everywhere can be excited about shopping for their mother-of-the-bride dress. New styles and colors mean every mother can find the perfect look for their son or daughter’s special day.