‘Bridal Party’ Category

The Perfect Wedding Dress for Every Season – Perfect Bridal Collection (Part I)

With each season, comes the opportunity for inspiration. And for the adventurous bride, this is her time to shine.

 

The seasons of summer, fall, winter and spring bring with them a feast of color, themes and beauty, each of which provides the best backdrop for brides who have particular ideas in mind. But what matters is how these brides bring those ideas out of paper and into reality.

 

The Greatest Task

 

While you may get a wedding planner to help you with everything,  there’s one task that only you can do. And that is of picking out your perfect wedding dress.

 

Not only should it fit you like a dream, it should fit your theme and your budget as well. Thankfully, Perfect Bridal is here to help with that!

Picking a Apt Wedding Dress for Each Season

 

Summer

 

Summer is all about airy gentle designs, probably because no bride wants to risk her beauty against the sweltering heat. If you’re having an evening wedding though, you can wear a full-length gown since nights are usually cooler.

 

Go for styles that are casual and elegant. As for designs, sheath and strapless dresses work best, especially if the fabric is light and breathable as well. Try to go for a minimalist concept. Remember; it’s okay to show off a little skin.  Choices for fabrics usually range from silk-organza, tulle to chiffon. Though you may have your heart set on a satin gown, keep in mind that it may be too heavy for a summer wedding.

 

A great summer dress is this Allure Bridal dress. With its strapless, sweetheart neckline and ruched bodice, this dress complements its lace appliqué and organza swirls with a tea length skirt, accented with intricate beading and Swarovski crystals.

 

Perfectly keeping in line with the romantic sultry theme of an evening summer wedding!

 

Fall

 

Lace is the biggest trend for fall weddings in 2017.

This year, we’re going for intricacy and delicate designs, wedding dresses that can be customized for longer sleeves if needed. Though feathers, ruffles and tiered skirts have made an appearance this time as well, the major focus is on gentle sleeve styles and billowing bishop sleeves. Although as a classic design, designers are mostly focusing on off-the-shoulder designs. The designs are accentuated with big and bold jewelry, along with hair accessories.

 

To complement that though, brides are being offered every silhouette under the sun, from ball gowns to column dresses and a-lines. However, those brides looking for a softer look can pair bohemian sheaths with tiara for that delicate touch, since tiaras are set to dominate in accessories.

 

Our Casablanca dress with lace appliqués, a halter trumpet silhouette and the finest Swarovski crystal beads works perfectly as an intricate yet powerful statement gown!

 

Buy Bridal Gowns!

 

We want our clients to have a perfect wedding! We offer many designer dresses including designs by Allure as well. Along with wedding dresses, we also offer convertible dresses for bridesmaids and mother-of-the-bride. In addition, we also offer our assistance to help you choose the best styles in the fashion season.

 

Keep following our blogs to learn more about the seasons!

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Planning A Traditional Bridal Shower Not Your Thing? Breaking Some Of These Rules WON’T Ruin The Party!

Marriage in an institution that everybody wants to be part of one day! For some, this day means a celebration with close friends and family, as the great countdown begins.


As the appointed Maid of Honor for your best friend’s or sister’s wedding, the duty comes to you to make the days leading up to the wedding even more special for the bride.


Bridal showers help for this very reason— to make the bride-to-be feel special and loved.


In fact, bridal showers are one of those ‘feel good’ parties that pave the mood for upcoming nuptials for the entire bridal party! Planning a traditional bridal shower is all well and good but some rules have to go out the door!


Breaking Rule #1: Bridal Shower Games Are Required

No, these aren’t mandatory at all. As with rest of the bridal shower planning, it’s completely up to the organizers. There is nothing wrong in breaking out a board or card game if you think guests are going to enjoy. Of course you can also add traditional bridal shower games and activities to the event.


Another, more fun alternative is to plan the bridal shower’s entertainment at an ice-skating rink or bowling alley.


Breaking Rule #2: Don’t Involve the Mother of the Bride

It clearly says on the ‘How to hold a bridal shower’ rule book that mother of the bride isn’t supposed to be involved in planning the bridal shower. Break this ridiculous rule by not only asking the bride’s mother for help with planning the bridal shower, but also inviting her on the occasion!


Breaking Rule #3: No Boys Allowed Policy

Bridal showers have always been a celebration of soft, feminism. It is an event where a group of women come together to bid the bride-to-be luck on the rest of her journey. Today this age-old rule is increasingly being broken with co-ed bridal showers becoming the norm.


You just have to be selective when it comes to inviting guests to the bridal shower, i.e. invite only close friends (male and female) from both sides.


How to Plan a Fun Bridal Shower without Stressing Out!

The planning phase of any event is the most important. Take note of the following:


Ask For Help When Wanted

Tradition dictates that planning and throwing a bridal party is a certain person’s job. What’s more important to remember however is that whoever throws the party, it’s meant for the bride-to-be.


Asking for help in planning an event that is exclusively for her is actually a good idea. This way you can learn her preferences from the other people who love the bride just as much as you do.


As the Maid of Honor and bridesmaids, your role is to make the bride-to-be feel easier and less burdened when it comes to wedding planning. Register the entire bridal party at Perfect Bridal to select and coordinate bridesmaid dress without any trouble!

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Make Your Bridal Shower A Fun Occasion With Non-Traditional Ideas!

30 years ago, bridal showers were mostly hosted to help the bride set up her new home with all the necessities of married life.

In fact, bridal showers are actually centuries-old tradition that was made when a few town women pitched in and presented household gifts to a soon-to-be bride, with no dowry.

Nowadays, many are choosing to marry at an older age and are usually in a live-in relationship with their significant others. These modern brides aren’t in need of pots, dishes, and ceramic plates.

Today, the concept behind bridal showers is merely celebrating with loved ones and friends before the wedding madness begins! Here are some ideas to get you going:

Spa Day

Wedding planning is stressful, for the bride as well as her bridesmaids. You all could probably love a little downtime in between menu tastings and dress shopping.

Well, a spa day is just the right idea. Book your favorite spa or salon for a few hours (or an entire day) and then come home on a rented limo to some light fare and friendly gossip. Or you can hire a few local manicurists and a masseuse for a few hours, so everyone in your group can sit back and relax, while sipping chamomile or iced tea in fancy glasses.

Take a Class Together

Have you always wanted to learn salsa or another fun dance form? Were you interested in taking cooking classes with your bestie, but something always came up?

This is an amazing and fun bridal shower idea. Sign up everyone in the bridal party for a class and take it together! Learn something new—be it cooking a foreign dish, learning how to foxtrot or even yoga. Plan any activity that you know everyone will love and have a blast!

Battle of the Sexes

Have competitive friends that just want to have fun, while owning the groom’s party? Throw a fun (and friendly) trivia contest or athletic games and pit your bridesmaids against the best man and his posse for an epic battle of the sexes shower!

Take inspiration from Minute to Win It for your games, such as softball or even classic field day games like balloon toss or three legged race. There are so many ideas that you can try!

Plan a Weekend Trip

This is the best idea for bridal parties that aren’t too large. Gather your bridesmaid around and take suggestions. Not only is this idea a great alternative to the traditional bridal shower, but will also allow the group to bond and become closer.

Depending on your budget, you can plan a trip not too far with a variety of options such as out-of-city retreat, Vegas; rent a cottage near a lake or ranch.

The idea behind non-traditional bridal showers that appeals to modern brides is that they can personalize this otherwise traditional and somewhat formal occasion. As such, brides are turning to non-traditional ideas to celebrate their upcoming nuptials because why not? Brides can gift their wedding party guests with selected bridesmaids’ dresses! Start your shopping today!

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Flowers and Beauty – Making the Most of Your Bridal Bouquet

Although choosing your bridal bouquet may not seem like the most intimidating task in the world, this doesn’t mean the decision doesn’t require some forethought.


Having a Beautiful Bridal Bouquet


• Choose a Dress before You Choose the Bouquet


It may seem like a small detail, but it doesn’t look like one when you’re walking down the aisle in a white dress that horribly clashes with the garish orange bouquet.


When meeting the florist to make your selection, bring a picture of your dress along so that they know the theme they’re working with. The design of your bouquet should reflect the style and details of your dress. So opt for a bouquet design that doesn’t overwhelm the look of your own gown, neither unbalances it.


• Consider the Shape and Size


Trailing bouquets only work if your dress is simple. In such cases, you need a dramatic bouquet that will add character to the design. But if you have a dress that has detailing on the front, you will need a bouquet that is much smaller.
Also, since your waist is the smallest part of your body, you will also need the right size since you don’t want to the bouquet to overpower your look.


• Pick the Right Color


With a white, ivory or cream gown, you need to find the right types of colorful blooms for your chosen bouquet that would show off the simplicity of the dress. Although, you can also choose a bouquet that complements the bridesmaids’ dresses as well.


• Add a Personal Touch


Many brides add small trinkets such as family heirlooms or necklaces to their bouquets as well. This way, your bouquet can become a part of the something new, something old, something borrowed and something blue.

• Choose a Comfortable Bouquet


Your bouquet needs to be comfortable enough that it doesn’t end up being too crinkly or heavy for you to hold. Heavy bouquets can be awkward to carry since you have to adjust your posture to accommodate them and that can make for some truly awkward wedding photos.


• Know how to hold Your Bouquet


Because of our nerves, many brides end up holding their bouquets with both hands, and their shoulders hitched up. That can be somewhat unappealing, especially if you have on a gorgeous Bari Jay bridal gown.


The best way to hold your bouquet is to hold it in one hand, away from the dress and below the hip so that your dress can show.


Roll your shoulders and relax them so that your posture is improved and make sure not to grip the flowers too tightly.


• Keep the Fresh


For hand-tied bouquets, freshen up their look at the end of the day by cutting them at the base of their stems about an inch and then pop them in a vase with water. Since you’re the bride, you can choose to have your mother or bridesmaid do so for you instead.


We like to provide all kinds of info so that our brides can have a perfect and memorable day. Buy bridal gowns from us to look like the queen you are!

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Barefoot Bride or No? Here are Some Wedding Shoe Tips You Should Know

We’ve all heard of the phrase, “no pain, no gain”. However, this rule should not apply when we’re talking about our bridal beauty.
And most of all, it shouldn’t apply when we’re talking about bridal footwear. Beautiful to look, and sometimes harmful to wear, shoes can sometimes really hurt our feet. But for the sake of beauty, we end up wearing them anyway.
Well, we at Perfect Bridal say, stop!
Wrong footwear should not cause a dent in a bride’s happy moments, especially on her wedding day.
So here, we give you some tips so brides can buy the best shoes for their wedding and not hurt their tootsies in the process.


Bridal Shoe Mistakes You Should Avoid


• Break in Your Shoes before the Wedding


Unless you want to have blisters on your feet on your wedding day, we suggest you break them in well before the big day. If they’re too tight, wear your shoes under your desk and flex them so that your feet feel comfortable on the big day!


• Buy the Right Style


For the sake of your heels, don’t wear heels. Apart from the ceremony, you will be running around all throughout the night, thanking everyone for coming and dancing the time away.
Heels may put a stop to that. Firstly, wearing something that makes you precociously stand on your own two feet may make you trip. Second; you shouldn’t have to wear heels if you’ll only end up kicking them and going barefoot. Wear shoes you’re comfortable in such as sandals and even cowboy boot; whatever floats your boat!

• Shop Around


Wedding shoes are very expensive. And when it comes to expensive shopping, we tend to want it done quickly so the bill doesn’t torture us as much. However, don’t make the mistake of going to just one or two places. You’re spending a fortune on your purchase, so you need to get shoes that are from the right source.


• Keep a Spare


Even with all these above steps, shoes can still hurt. Your heel may break or the dance may be too slippery (Read: Chandler and Monica’s wedding, anyone?)
In this case, you need to have a trusted pair of shoes in your bridal care kit so that you don’t end up sitting out for your own special occasion.


• Don’t Skip the Pedicure


You’ve ignored your toenails long enough. If you’re going to wear exquisite footwear, your feet need to look good and well taken care of. Getting a pedicure will help you take care of that task. Not to mention, it will also relax your foot muscles enough to help you dance without worrying about the pain.


• Wearing the Wrong Shoes for Your Dress


If you’re going for plain shoes, you may need to first see if your dress covers your feet or not. You don’t want to walk down the aisle while your flip-flops shine in all their glory. Your shoes complete your overall look, so if you do want to look perfect, incorporating the length of your dress will greatly help you.
Perfect Bridal offers beautiful wedding gowns from Bari Jay and Alfred Sung among others. If you want a dress that would go with your footwear, you can be sure that we will help you.
So go ahead and use the above tips to buy the right shoes, and come on down to Perfect Bridal and choose a dress that will surely make you look picture-perfect!

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Plus-Size Beauties – Dress Shopping Tips for the Bride-to-Be

For a plus-size bride, finding the right wedding dress was an intimidating task a few years ago. But thanks to various designers in the bridal wear industry, brides can now choose the most stunning dress without worrying about body-shaming, or worse—finding a dress that is perfect but isn’t available in their size!


But how do you go about shopping for such an ideal dress?


For that,Perfect Bridal offers some handy tips!


Short Tips for Choosing the Perfect Plus-Size Wedding Dress


Call Ahead

Before you begin shopping, pick up the phone and call around the different bridal boutiques and ask about their stock. Tell them your size and ask them if they have a selection of wedding dress types that would work for you. Keep in mind that if the store offers all sizes between 2 and 22, they’ll probably have your size ten.


Just make sure that if they don’t have a sample size that fits you, they can still order one that would. So don’t be disappointed.


Ask the Salesperson for Recommendations

When looking for a dress, find a salesperson that would be eager to help you. Ask for their expertise and get them to show you how they think you’ll look. But keep in mind though that this is your show. You get to control the shopping experience. So don’t shy away if the dress your salesperson picks isn’t as flattering as you feel.


Don’t Worry about the Size


NEVER go with size when it comes to choosing a wedding dress. Wedding dresses often use street sizes but if you’re a size 14 and end up wearing a size 16, don’t lament on the fact. If the dress fits, buy it and ignore the little number on the tag.


Add Sleeves if You Want


Yes, it can be frustrating to search for a strappy wedding dress in a sea of strapless ball gowns. However, if you end up getting your heart set on one dress that happens to be strapless, have the dress altered to add sleeves. Don’t be afraid to ask for the change and don’t just think it’ll be too expensive to get. Chances are the price will be very reasonable.


Be Confident


In a world where a size 12 is often ridiculed, it can be easy for people to body-shame your bodacious self. Put a stop to it as soon as it starts. You are a healthy beautiful woman and no amount of idiocy on some else’s part should bring you down. If someone tries to shame you, i.e. ask you if you are going to lose weight before the wedding, shut them down or search elsewhere for your dream dress.

Have Fun


If you’re shopping at Perfect Bridal, we do our best to make this shopping experience fun for you.
And while you may want to just get the shopping bit over with, take time out to enjoy the day. You deserve it!


Come on down to our boutique or browse through our website to find the perfect dress to look like the queen you are on your wedding day!

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How to Look Perfect When Having a Beach Wedding

With the sand beneath your feet, the sun shining on your perfectly made up hair, you walk down the makeshift aisle feeling like the princess of your dreams…


Until a gush of wind comes along, whooshing your gossamer veil over your head and caking your teeth with the same sand you were reveling in a few seconds ago!


It’s okay, you can stop cringing now. Although this is an over exaggeration of the worst of beach weddings, it doesn’t really take much for the beach-y elements to ruin your illusion of the perfect day.


So in order to stop such a disaster from happening, we give you some style tips to prevent the beach elements from ruining your beach wedding!


What You Should Take Care for Your Beach Wedding


What to Wear


Beach weddings and poufy dresses do not mix. For such an occasion, you need a dress that is light and airy, but not so much that a gush of wind would reveal your nether regions. Light layers and strapless should be your choice so that you can move without fumbling or fussing over your dress.
You can choose from a number of wedding dress types from the variety of bridal party dresses for beach weddings available at
Perfect Bridal. Just keep your comfort as well as style in mind when you choose a dress.


Lastly, when looking for shoes, go for flats; heels sink into the sand.


What Your Groom Should Wear


Unless you want a grumpy groom, opt for relaxed attire rather than the black tux. Again, think light and airy and keep the colors in earth or neutral tones. Let your groom wear a suit that feels comfortable during the ceremony and reception. This way, they won’t have to worry about getting sand all over them, and will be relaxed enough to actually enjoy the proceedings.


After all, it’s his special day too!

How to Wear Your Hair


Choosing a hairstyle is a delicate matter for a beach wedding. Now, the best option would be lose waves that would frame your face. But if this option is too simple for you, you can either add a floral headband or go for an up do.


If you have long hair, a loose braid can look pretty as well, but only if you touch it up with some light hairspray to keep the hair in the knots. Just remember to freshen up your hair 5-10 minutes before the ceremony starts. This will help you maintain your hairstyle all day.


Proper Skin Care


If your wedding is taking place during the day, keep some blotting tissues near you so that you can wipe off perspiration and oil. Also remember to blend sunscreen all over your skin so that you don’t end up getting a white reflection.


Keep your makeup light and natural. Heavy makeup can make your skin extra-shiny, not to mention that too humid weather can end up melting it off your face.


With all these details, we hope you’re able to have a stress free beach wedding!


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A Perfect Bridal Style Guide for the Mother of the Bride (Part 2)

Continuing from the first part of this blog, here are some more details and tips to help you look beautiful on your daughter’s special day!


Styling Tips for Mother of the Bride


Care about Your Accessories


For any fashionable ensemble, the devil is in the details. So when dressing, use small details to improve the look of your dress even more. Pair your soft, flowy dress with crystal hair clips or earrings. Add some extras such as formal gloves or matching handbags if your dress is too simple. Basically, make your entire ensemble look complete and tasteful.


However, when you choose your footwear, go for comfort over style. Diamante stilettos look great, but can be murder for your tootsies if you have to strut about the whole evening.


Add Some Personal Style

We mentioned how mothers of the bride and groom can take this opportunity to add their own flair to the dress. Now, while this may seem confusing since we encouraged you to take your daughter’s choice into account, what we mean by that is that if you want to add a small detail that highlights your style, do it.

There is no reason why the mother of the bride cannot dress up in something that she would want to wear again for another formal occasion.


Be Prepared…


Didn’t you get annoyed when you’d be completely ready to go somewhere and your daughter would still be standing in front of the mirror, putting her makeup on?


Yeah, that’s how your daughter’s going to feel if you start preparing for her wedding a couple of days before the actual occasion. While you may think that you don’t need those mani-pedis before the big day, your daughter knows you a lot more and will probably become quite angry if you don’t pamper yourself, even just a little bit. Remember, it’s your special day, and your daughter will not take it lightly if you show up underprepared. And that brings us to…


Buy Your Dress Three Months before the Ceremony


This duration gives you time for alterations and any special orders that need to be made. Though, if you’re shopping at
Perfect Bridal, this is a no-brainer since we make sure to provide complete assistance at all times. We even offer same day delivery on dresses from several bridal wear designers.


However, the primary reason why this time duration is necessary is so the bride herself can buy her dress from the wedding dress types we have on offer. This way, you will have the chance to buy a dress that would complement her style.


Don’t Forget the Venue


Before, mothers of the bride would have uniforms to go for the occasion i.e. a cocktail jacket and an understated sheath dress. However, thanks to various designers, mothers can now choose the dress they want in accordance with the occasion and the venue.


So for instance, if the wedding is taking place at the beach, mothers can choose their bridal party dresses and pair them with an appropriate shawl or jacket according to their taste.


Although these are just the basic tips, if you want to know more about finding designer dresses for the wedding, contact us! Or come on down to our boutique to pick the perfect mother of the bride dress!


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Pre-Wedding Research – What Every Bride Should Know

An organized bride is a happy bride. But what do you do when you don’t know where to start?
Perfect Bridal has some information in store to help you organize your big day!


Wedding Prep Info All Brides Need to Know


• Don’t Buy Undergarments too Early in Advance


The reason we say this is because many brides go through a weight fluctuation from the time they start preparing until the big day.
Thanks to stress and the several bouts of binge eating you go through, your weight will not likely be the same that it was months ago. The best time to buy wedding undergarments is after your final dress fitting so that you get the proper measurements.


• Don’t be too serious


Even the most stable-minded of us can become bridezillas. The smallest things can sometimes trigger us when we’re preparing for our big day. So instead of letting yourself get all wound up, allow your sense of humor to guide you. Watch some wedding themed movies, let go of the prep and spend the day relaxing and lazing around. Remember; a wedding is supposed to be a happy day!


• Keep Your System Clean


If you want a healthy and fresh glow, commit to this old wives tale; don’t indulge in late-night drinking. For two weeks, keep your diet healthy and stay away from any food that may cause you to break out. Don’t depend on that last minute facial to save you and get plenty of sleep before the day to avoid puffiness.

• Tone Down Your Arms


If you’re one of those brides who want to look fit and fine in their wedding dress; take our advice and start using weights for your arms. Our upper arms are the first part of the body that puffs up when we gain even a little weight. Attempt some repetitions with 1 lb weights and keep at it until the wedding day. Your final look will be the proof of your efforts.


• Choose Your Pre-Wedding Posse with Care


At this moment, you may want to skip that particularly snarky bridesmaids. The days before your wedding need to be positive and calm. But if you do end up in an emotional crisis, you need a caring party that will be able to help you, rather than increase your hysteria.


• Be careful of Your Makeup


The reason your beau is marrying you is because they love you for who you are. So if your makeup artist tries to get a bit too creative, take a stand. You should look like an enhanced version of yourself, rather than a complete stranger. Besides, if you do get too overdone, your makeup may end up clashing with your simple yet exquisite Bari Jay bridal gown!


• Thank Your Bridesmaids


You can’t just expect your bridesmaids to be grateful because you got them inexpensive bridesmaids dresses.
Your bridal party needs to know that you care. Thank them at the start of the day, and make sure to convey your gratitude after the ceremony is done. Keep their spirits up and let them know how special they are.
And these are just a few of the factors that every bride should know. If you want to know more, stay tuned to our Bridal blogs and use our advice and insight for a smoothly organized and memorable wedding day.

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A Perfect Bridal Style Guide for the Mother of the Bride (Part 1)

As mother of the bride, you have a responsibility. You must be elegant. You must be poised. But above all, you must look so absolutely stylish that your daughter would be proud to call you her doting mother!


But how do you go about such a challenging task when your idea of style is a comfy pair of jeans and hoodies? (Don’t worry we’ve all been there!)

For that, Perfect Bridal offers our expertise so you as the mommy of the bride-to-be can look forever as the queen your daughter thinks you to be.


Styling Tips for the Mother of the Bride


Get a Sense of the Theme


All weddings go by themes these days. So keep the tone of the event in mind when searching for a dress. Whether it’s formal, semi-formal, or casual; consider the chosen color scheme and search for a dress that would suit the occasion.


Ask the Bride


You can’t simply choose a mother of the bride dress without consulting your daughter. Ask the bride to dictate her choices about the hemlines, color and patterns.


Just keep in mind that while you must look absolutely gorgeous (anything less is out of the question), you cannot upstage the bride herself. And as her mother, it would not be becoming of you to commit such a faux pas.


Ask Your Comrade in Arms AKA Mother of the Groom


It is customary for the mothers of the engaged couple to coordinate with one another about the selection of the dress. The reason why you have to coordinate is so you don’t end up clashing or outshining each other. As well, it’s important that both mothers use this opportunity to bring their own flair in accordance with the theme of the wedding.


Don’t Match with the Entourage


You’re the mother of the bride, not her bridesmaid. This automatically brings you several notches above the bridal party in terms of style.


DO NOT match up your dress with what the bridesmaids are wearing. If anything, make your outfit distinguishable so that you can stand apart from the rest. You won’t have much problem in searching for such an outfit at Perfect Bridal, since our Mother of the Bride section offers a gorgeous collection of designer dresses!


Don’t Dull Down Your Shine


Your baby girl is getting married! This is an opportunity to celebrate her happiness. So you are not allowed to dress up in a frumpy or shapeless gown. This false tradition of having the mother of the bride look positively drab is one that can make the whole event seem somewhat sad.


Don’t be afraid to dress up in a tastefully designed pant suit or gown. Find some flattering designs and use the opportunity to express your style!


Now, this is just half of our style guide. If you want to find out more about styling yourself for your daughter’s special day; stay tuned and browse our Mother of the Bride section for a wide selection!


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