Plus-Size Mother-of-the-Bride Dresses | Get Styled at Wundercurves

Discover Gorgeous Mother of the Bride Dresses in Plus Sizes

Plus-Size Mother-of-the-Bride Dresses | Get Styled at Wundercurves

Your daughter's big day has arrived. Preparations are underway, but one critical question remains: What should you, as the mother of the bride, wear? On this page, we've compiled tips on what to consider when choosing your outfit and how to find a flattering mother-of-the-bride dress in plus sizes.

What Does the Mother of the Bride Wear?

In summary: A dress that aligns with the style of your daughter's dress and always remains a shade darker than the bride's. It doesn't always have to be a dress, but these tips are definitely helpful when choosing an outfit:

Stick to your daughter's style. To create a harmonious overall look, the style of the mother of the bride's dress should mirror that of your daughter's wedding dress. If your daughter opts for a simple dress, yours should definitely be simple too. Your daughter should be the focus, and your outfit should not attract more attention than the bride's.

Remember: There will be lots of photos. Your dress should harmonize with your daughter's dress and avoid colors that clash with the colors of her dress or accessories.

To ensure your daughter remains the focal point in photos, make sure her dress is the brightest spot in the image: that's where the eye will naturally focus. If your daughter chooses creamy colors instead of classic bright white, your dress should still be a shade darker.

Generally, you should prefer lighter and friendlier colors and even if the rules might be a bit more relaxed, avoid choosing a completely black dress: after all, it's the color of mourning and inappropriate for such a joyful event. Unless dark colors are explicitly desired, such as at a Gothic wedding.

Does It Always Have to Be a Dress?

A crucial step in finding the right mother-of-the-bride attire might be to first figure out what type of clothing you feel most comfortable in at your daughter's wedding.

  • If you decide on a dress, first ask yourself what length makes you feel best. It's going to be a long day, and comfort is key.

  • Perhaps you might feel more comfortable in a two-piece outfit consisting of a skirt and a fancy blouse?

  • Are you usually more of a pants person? Then stay true to yourself at your daughter's wedding and opt for a festive pantsuit.

If your daughter is having both a civil and a church wedding, you have the chance to wear different outfits. Yay! Here, a more subdued outfit is recommended for the civil ceremony and something more festive for the church.

Type of Wedding

Other questions that definitely need to be addressed in advance concern the type of wedding:

Is there a specific color theme? This can ease the selection of both accessories and the dress. If your daughter is still deciding whether to have a color theme for her wedding, you can drop by our color consultation and offer her some advice.

Will the wedding have a specific thematic motif? Here, it's easy to surprise your daughter with a thoughtful detail on your own outfit.

What type of location should it suit and for which season should it be appropriate? A flowing and heavy fabric can be very flattering but is obviously not suitable for a barn wedding in the summer.

Plus-Size Mother of the Bride: Alternatives to a Dress

Plus-Size Mother of the Bride: Alternatives to a Dress

A great alternative to mother-of-the-bride dresses are elegant suits and festive pantsuits. It's crucial that the pantsuit or suit fits well, is not restrictive, and has a cut that highlights your best features.

A stylish, straight cut without unnecessary frills, combined with a subtle and understated color scheme, is particularly suitable for chic suits and festive pantsuits for the mother of the bride. If you wear different sizes for your upper and lower body, you should avoid buying a suit or pantsuit as a set; instead, make sure you can mix and match sizes for your outfit.

An elegant, stylish two-piece can be worn for both the civil and the church wedding and is perfect for future formal occasions as well as for professional use.

At Wundercurves, you'll find not only plus-size mother-of-the-bride dresses but also a wide selection of elegant suits and festive pantsuits.

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And What Do You Wear Under Your Dress?

For such a special occasion, it's advisable to sculpt your curves with the right shapewear. If your daughter is getting married in the summer, you can combat annoying thigh chafing with long-leg girdles or airy short pantyhose.

Discover the Right Shapewear and Pantyhose:

No Matter What Mother of the Bride Style You Choose

Ultimately, the most important thing is that you feel comfortable in whatever mother of the bride attire you decide on - when you feel good, you radiate that confidence and can fully enjoy your daughter's big day! So why not take a moment to browse the Wundercurves online shop at your leisure and discover festive pantsuits, elegant suits, and enchanting plus-size mother-of-the-bride dresses!