The mother of the bride always wants to look elegant at her daughter’s big day. Not only does she want to choose a dress that has appropriate length and color, she wants comfort, especially for a warm weather wedding. Mother of the bride dresses have changed over the years, and now mothers have the opportunity to look great, feel beautiful and show everyone where her daughter got her good taste from.
Short and Sleeveless Dresses
For warm weather weddings, the mother of the bride will want to look for a dress with light fabric and most likely, a lighter color. Many mothers of the bride choose sleeveless, shorter dress styles for warm weather weddings. The surplice mesh dress is perfect style for a mother of the bride to keep cool. This light dress sports a flattering cut and usually has an empire waist, often adorned with beading.
For a more flowing look, the sleeveless, long chiffon beaded waist dress is the perfect look. Many styles of this dress have single or double spaghetti straps, which are often adjustable. An added bonus, the beaded bodice will certainly accentuate the waist and to add extra flair, a flowing, sheer scarf is the perfect accessory.
Another sleeveless option is the metallic chiffon halter dress with a ruched waist band. Many styles of this dress are also adorned with beaded buckles to accentuate a slimmed waistline.
Should short sleeves be a more cool, comfortable fit, there are many dress styles available to choose from. A beautiful style choice is the hammered shimmer cap sleeve dress, which is short tiered.
Another classic short sleeved dress, the shantung portrait collar dress gracefully lays across the shoulders. This dress also serves as a perfect silhouette, especially when accented by a tie at the waist.
A short suit jacket has always been a popular choice for the mother of the bride. With 3/4 length sleeves and a slim knee-length skirt, any mother of the bride will look stylish and sophisticated in this outfit. A conventional choice for this style is the two-piece floral jacquard suit with rosette detail. A mother of the bride can also consider the jacquard cap sleeve bolero with a short tank dress for ultimate elegance.
Many mothers of the bride choose to compliment their summer selection with a bolero jacket, which comes in many styles. For a bolero jacket that has ruffle detail, the shantung short bolero jacket dress is a perfect selection. Of course should it simply get too warm, this style offers the option to remove the bolero jacket, revealing a classic silhouette dress underneath. In the same genre, the stretch style dress will provide a mother of the bride with ultimate comfort. The stretch, shimmer 3/4 sleeve short jacket style is chic and flattering.
For the mother of the bride who wants to shimmer and still have the option of wearing the bolero jacket, the hammered shimmer jacket with short tiered dress is an obvious choice. This shining silver two-piece ensemble generally comes with a 3/4 sleeve bolero and short tiered dress with spaghetti straps and beading underneath.
Whichever fabric, length, color or style dress the mother of the bride chooses, for a warm weather wedding, she should dress formal and go for dazzle. Because summer nights can get cool, the bolero jacket, 3/4 sleeve jacket and sheer, flowing scarf can serve as the perfect cover.
Lace has certainly made a comeback and for the stylish, bold mother of the bride a half knit, half lace dress is a great, unique option. The arguably best dress for this look is a portrait collar knit dress with a lace skirt. A portrait collar lays gracefully across the shoulders and the slim lace skirt serves as a perfect, sophisticated contrast. There are many dresses out there that have a portrait collar and short sleeve, which is a truly classic choice for a warm weather wedding.
For a new, fresh look, the mother of the bride can look for a one-shouldered dress. A chiffon tiered dress is perfect for this style. Many mother of the brides choose a colored light scarf for this dress, which serves as a fashionable cover up, especially after the sun sets.
Choosing a dress for her daughter’s wedding should not be a stressful experience for the mother of the bride, it should be a fun, memorable experience. Sometimes the best way to choose a dress is to involve the bride to be, family and friends. Make a day of it! These dress suggestions for a warm weather wedding will help the mother of the bride to be beautiful and elegant for one of the most special days for her and her daughter!
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