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On Monday we covered some general dos and don'ts for mothers of the bride and groom
; today we want to talk specifically about what is and is not appropriate for your child's wedding. Dress your age.
I don't mean dress like you are 43 or 50 or 62 or whatever magic number is on your drivers license; I mean dress like an adult who is old enough to have a child getting married. A skirt that leaves most of your leg bare or a neckline that stops at your belly button are both in appropriate for your child's wedding. Dress your age, take two.
Don't confuse grown up with frumpy; you're the bride's MOTHER not her grandmother. Being old enough to have a married child doesn't mean that you are OLD, nor does it mean that you have to check your sense of style at the door. Choose a dress that is sophisticated and grown-up, just like you are.Dress for your shape.
Be honest about your size and shape, and buy a dress that fits both. No matter what your size, the most flattering shape is one that nips in at the waist, which balances your top and bottom halves and gives you some grown up curves.
Shape yourself to fit the dress.
I'm not big on body shapers for everyday wear, but if you want a little boost -- or a little tuck -- for the wedding day, invest in a good body shaper. Remember to take the shaper with you when you shop for dresses, though, so you can be sure the fit is correct.
Want some specific dress suggestions? You can find them at AisleDash
, of course!