‘Wedding’ Category

Tips To Find The Perfect Flower Girl Dresses

The modern wedding has let go of many ‘traditions’ from past weddings except one. Be it a country style wedding or modern ‘vintage’ themed wedding, it just doesn’t seem complete without a flower girl, skipping down the aisle before the bride with a basket full of petals. As such proper attention must be given to the selection of her dress, just as much the same as picking your own bridal gown!


Selecting a beautiful dress for your flower girl isn’t as complicated as many believe. All you have to do is pay the same kind of attention when selecting your wedding gown and other bridal party dresses! Some extra considerations are:


Dress Size

Flower girls are usually aged between 4 and 8 years old therefore keep their age in mind when going dress shopping. It’s important to note that young children grow very quickly therefore there is a high chance of purchased dress not fitting on your big day, some months away. A dress chosen and purchased a full year or even some months before the wedding won’t fit at all!


In such a case it’s always better to purchase a dress that is one size too large. You can also order the perfect sized dress online, one week before the wedding. Perfect Bridal has some of the cutest designer collection of flower girl dresses. Have your pick!


Dress Style and Appearance

Perfect Bridal is the only online designer bridal store that offers wide variety of flower girl dress designs, from traditional to modern. Many designers from Bill Levkoff to Dessy can be found under the same virtual roof! This makes it easier for brides when picking the flower dress style that acts as the perfect balance between their own wedding gown and theme.


How to pick the right style:

> Select a wrinkle-free and stain-free fabric. Satin is an excellent and durable material for a flower girl dress.

>Avoid extreme color patterns, contrasts and designs. Your aim is to strike a complementary balance.


Dress Comfort

Comfort should be at the top of your list when it comes to flower girl dress selection. It doesn’t matter how young or old they will be, a comfortable dress will set off the night just right for them. Little girls love dressing up therefore selecting a beautiful dress your flower girl will be comfortable wearing on more occasions should be in your mind. Proper and comfortable footwear should also be selected that matches with the dress. Flats made from patent leather are always the best choice.


Such a beautiful day of celebration such as your wedding should start and end on a happy note. Taking care of the little details will help make the bridal party come closer and remember your wedding for years to come. Visit Perfect Bridal for more dress ideas!


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Going For A Romantic Look For Your Wedding Day? Explore These Perfect Romantic Bridal Hairdos

Today’s busy brides look for low maintenance yet elegant and beautiful wedding dresses. The modern bride takes bridal hair and dress inspiration, not from the hair requests and wedding dress fashion of yesteryear like those who came before them. From loose, beach-ready and smooth tresses to soft and elegantly undone mermaid braids – all done with a touch of romance.


Following is some helpful advice that brides can use to choose the perfect bridal hairdo. Consider:


Consider Style of Your Dress

The style of your selected bridal dress will play an important part when it comes to the bridal hairdo. Think about the neckline of your dress, the sleeves and length of the dress when deciding. Romantic updos go well with bridal dresses that have a high neckline. Planning a boho style wedding? Consider letting your locks longs, flowing and free. Having a vintage themed wedding? A Great Gatsby- style bob will surely steal the show.


Consider the Venue

You will have to be practical in choosing your bridal hairdo. Think about your wedding venue; consider how the chosen hairstyle is going to work. For example, an updo with hair pinned back off your neck will work best for destination weddings to a hot place. Planning an outdoor wedding? Consider having a formal hairdo done that will also work for an outdoor wedding.


Romantic Bridal Hairdos to Serve As an Inspiration

Looking for inspiration for your upcoming wedding’s bridal hairdo? The following combine romance and appropriate in each hairstyle.


Wavy Hair with Floral Headpiece

Nothing can go wrong with the slightly daring and alternative ‘vintage’ look. This look is making a fast comeback whether for wedding bridal dresses, theme, or bridal hairstyles. Pair the off-set cloth (or real) flower headpiece with a soft fur shrug for increased glamour.


Flowered Side Ponytail

Another incredibly low-maintenance yet romantic and quirky bridal hairstyle is the flowered side ponytail. This little curled side pony is ideal for brides who are looking for minimal fuss with the maximum prettiest result! The flowered side ponytail is also perfect for a destination wedding.


A Few Additional Tips to Make the Most of Your Hair

Bridal hairstylists recommend some tried and tested tips for getting the perfect hairstyle on your big day. Want to sweep your to-be-husband as well as everybody else with your complete bridal look? Experts suggest:


Wash Hair the Morning of the Wedding

Clean, freshly washed hair has more volume and every style will last much longer. Contrary to belief, trying to tame oily hair to make an elegant hairdo is a nightmare for most bridal hairstylists. Getting the right texture even after using setting products and lots of hairspray is only possible with clean hair.


Use Humidity-Proof Hairspray for Long Wavy Hairstyles

Humidity can drag even the toughest curls down. Making your own hairstyle at home? Invest in a good quality humidity-proof hairspray and spray before and after using a curling iron. Fly-aways will be a threat to your overall look no matter what brand hairspray you choose. Experts recommend investing in a strong humidity-proof hairspray and Neutrogena’s Tripe Repair Leave-In Treatment.


The little things do count when it comes to making a wedding extra special and memorable. You want to look good for the camera and the people admiring from afar, don’t you? Choose your wedding ensemble first from Perfect Bridal before even thinking about what hairstyle will look best in an Allure romance bridal gown.

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Mother of The Bride? Here Is How To Choose The Perfect Dress

The big day is almost here. The day when you witness your daughter say I do to the love of her life.


Weddings are emotional as it is, but the feeling is ten-fold for the mother of the bride.

Seeing your beautiful, grown-up daughter at the altar, just at the threshold of entering into a new phase of life! Of course you want her big day to be perfect. What you wear on your daughter’s wedding day will help. Choosing the perfect dress that reflects your personal style but doesn’t steal the spotlight seems a bit difficult, doesn’t it? Not with the following tips:


Find a Dress That Blends with the Bride’s Chosen Colors

It’s the first advice most designer dress stylists offer to mothers of the bride. What is the bride’s chosen color scheme? Look for a dress color that blends in. You can also use the bridesmaids’ dresses as a palette!


For example: choosing a pink dress will be a bad decision if bridesmaids’ dresses are any shade of green. Choosing a shade of blue that complements their bridesmaids’ gowns in the better idea!


Colors to Avoid Are…

> Ivory
> White
> Black
> Red
> Too bright colors

Do Coordinate With the Mother of the Groom

Wedding custom (and common courtesy) dictates mother of the groom waits for the MOB to finish her dress shopping. Once mother of the bride has made her selection, she must communicate and coordinate with the groom’s mother. This helps both parties get the right dress that doesn’t clash with each other.


Make this process easier by taking a day out from busy wedding preparation and go dress shopping together! You can also choose the online dress selection route, which will add convenience and more options with just a click of the button.


Take Dress Cues from the Bride

If you have to follow just one advice on how to choose the perfect dress for your daughter’s wedding, it’s this—this is about the bride; so follow whatever cues she sets about color, style, and degree of formality.


Is there a theme to be followed? A casual country wedding or a formal black-tie affair? Follow it and remember how much important you are to the bride. You may want to look the part as well!


Think Elegance, Classy yet Understated

Of course you want to look beautiful and sophisticated on your daughter’s wedding day but try to choose something that doesn’t overpower the bridal gown. The words elegant and classy mean anything to you? Take these words to heart when looking at mother of the bride dress selections, something that says ‘I look elegant and classy but my daughter is the real star of the night!’


Take the bride and groom’s preferences into account regarding dress hemline and gown design. In the end, it’s about their happiness. Still, don’t sacrifice your personal style when choosing appropriate wedding wear.


Head over to Perfect Bridal for the best selection of designer mother of the bride dresses that you would love to wear again and again!


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Are You Following One Of These Classic Color Schemes For Your Winter Wedding?

Winter is the season of jubilation, celebration and joy. What better way to start off your married life by planning a winter wedding? Some might say it is too cold to keep a winter wedding but with a host of warm color palettes and schemes, you can set the mood right for your wedding from the very beginning! Announce the news of your impending nuptials over coffee on a snowy night or send in personalized invites in subdued navy with hints of metallic gold. Yes – planning the proper winter wedding color scheme is just as important as the rest of the details.

Following are some wedding color palettes, keeping the winter season in mind. Note all mentioned schemes are fun, vibrant and unlike typical wintery colors – a lot can be done taking inspiration for your wedding planning using these palettes.

Winter Warmth

Winter and warmth don’t mix together yet we automatically think of hot cocoa, crackling fires and for some reason tartan, when we think of winter. Add a bit of festive tartan to give a nice, holiday feel to your wedding (even if you are planning after Christmas).

Think cozy colors such as ones shown. These rich traditional winter shades will work well together – behind a lovely white background.

Rustic Winter Elegance

Bring a twist on the traditional, by incorporating lots of greenery with a few subtle hints of crimson for this look. Let these gorgeous winter colors shine in your bouquet, table placements, flower arrangements and even wedding invites. Ideal for January weddings, you can still add a touch of festive cheer and seasonal berries to this rustic winter wedding palette.

Enchantment

Are you looking to enchant your guests? Incorporate soft sage green on wedding details, with a dash of refreshing and cool minty tones. The result will be a dreamy shade that will elevate your wedding location. Add in a little femininity by using romantic pink, blush and neutrals quite liberally to the wedding details, perhaps in the form of bridesmaid dresses.

Valentine’s Day Vibe

Peach is undoubtedly the color of this season! So alive and vibrant – this color can add life to even dreary winter weddings. Incorporate the cool and versatile color in your bouquet, ceiling hangings or just mix and match your bridesmaid dresses according to color palette below! Add in sleek silver and coral to increase vibrancy of soft peachy tones. Mix in red dashes here and there for a bold and beautiful wedding look. Ideal for February weddings!

If only selecting your wedding color scheme was just as easy as choosing your two favorite colors and using them for every little or big wedding detail. Hopefully our guide will help you get started! Of course choosing your bridesmaid dresses is relatively easier as Perfect Bride offers designer fabric swatches and palettes to help you choose and coordinate or mix and match dresses, according to wedding theme. Visit Perfect Visit Perfect Bridal and get a head start!

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Planning A Winter Wedding? Make Sure To Look At These Wedding Trends First

Maybe it’s the romantic element but we are in love with the idea of a winter wedding. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so picture this – open fires, hot chocolate toasts, twinkling lights and the soft winter sun laying its light on the bridal party. Thinking of organizing your wedding in winter or have started planning already? Fuel your winter wedding dreams with the most magical and sought after winter wedding trends 2017!


From jewel-toned bridesmaid dresses and berry filled bouquets, to sequined tablecloths and beautiful flower crowns; 2016 brought so much to the winter wedding scene. Now let’s raise our hands for 2017 and…

Flame Orange Color Theme

2016 was all about muted tones of rose quartz and serenity, thought out by Pantone. For the upcoming year however Pantone as well as leading wedding planning experts have voted for magnificent Flame Orange. A vibrant and truly wonder choice for a wedding theme, this color can be incorporated in so many different ways! Opt for a deep orange background with soft peach and metallic gold details in your decorations for a unique and fresh wedding theme.

Industrial Wedding Venues

While nothing can beat quaint manor houses or even rustic country barns as appropriate wedding venues, couples are choosing ‘edgy’ as the main style for their big day location. Industrial buildings are ideal spaces – we are talking about open (and clean) warehouses, abandoned factories, and stylish loft styled areas amongst other spaces.

Monogramming

Weddings and monogramming goes hand in hand but monogramming as we know has seen an evolution, especially in recent months. Gone are the days when everything from the table napkins and menu cards to wedding party favors was monogrammed. Not anymore! Instead couples can opt for more minimalistic but centralized monogramming that helps with communication for guests.
You can announce your new status to the world using lighted letters or decorate your table settings, spelling out bar or dessert table. Not only is this a more affordable way to personalize your wedding but you can add an edgier vintage tone.

Bold Wedding Dresses for the Bride

Demure brides are old-school. Now modern brides are opting for bolder looks for their wedding dresses such as off-the shoulder silhouettes, plunging necklines and beautiful backless designs. Off-the-shoulder necklines have always been romantic which is why it just makes sense to choose a satin off-the shoulder masterpiece by Casablanca.

You can choose to say I Do under the lush green canopy of a greenwood tree, wearing a Donna Morgan wedding gown or repeat your vows in a church, on the biggest and happiest day of your life – Perfect Bridal
truly is happy to offer a beautiful designer collection of wedding and brides maids dresses! View the full collection today!

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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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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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