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Wedding Looks for Mom

While the bride might be the lead­ing lady of a wed­ding, it is no secret that the moth­ers of the bride and groom also play major roles. We are no one with­out our moth­ers and it’s on our shoul­ders to make sure they feel appre­ci­at­ed. The least they deserve is to look amaz­ing, too.

But what to wear? Some women know exact­ly what they pre­fer or look great in, but here’s a handy lit­tle guide, if your opin­ion is sought after. MOB and MOG dress­es usu­al­ly come down to two fac­tors: Style and Col­or.


Of course, the style of the dress needs to fit the style of the wed­ding, just like any oth­er aspect. If you’re hav­ing a black tie event, your moth­ers may want to go with a for­mal gown, or, if they’re not com­fort­able in a dress, there are ele­gant pantsuit options. There is plen­ty of room for their own per­son­al style. For­mal wear comes in just about every shape and size and can fit the most casu­al or for­mal of affairs.

Some clas­sic styles for moth­ers, or any­one, real­ly, are: for­mal gowns, dress and jack­et com­bo, pantsuits, and cock­tail dress­es. Lace or bead­ed styles are pop­u­lar and beau­ti­ful options.

groom in blue suit with mother of the groom


Moth­ers of the Bride and Groom should def­i­nite­ly avoid white, but as far as oth­er col­ors go, there are so many options. It’s a good idea not to clash with the col­or palette of the wed­ding, but match­ing the brides­maids’ exact col­or isn’t a require­ment. In fact, it’s bet­ter to have them stand out from the rest of your par­ty. It’s up to your moms if they want to strict­ly stick to your palette or not.

We sug­gest avoid­ing col­ors that are too bright (like red, coral, or teal) and black, but there are excep­tions, depend­ing on your tastes and theme. For exam­ple, for a black tie wed­ding, a black MOB or MOG dress would not be inap­pro­pri­ate.

Neu­tral col­ors are clas­sics for a rea­son and many are gor­geous with­out being over­pow­er­ing. Here are some great col­ors that can go with just about any col­or palette: cham­pagne, beige, blush, sil­ver, gray, navy blue, gold, light blue, or plum. Of course, there are oth­ers, but just find what best suits your moth­ers’ skin tones, per­son­al pref­er­ences and the style of the wed­ding.

Keep in mind, too, that your moms don’t have to wear sol­id col­ors. There are plen­ty of prints and flo­rals that are ele­gant, rather than gaudy and busy. Just try them on first, of course, and you’re sure to find a beau­ti­ful one.

bride and mother of the bride

Mom is an impor­tant part of your big day and deserves to be cel­e­brat­ed almost as much as the bride and groom. It’s imper­a­tive that she looks fab­u­lous too.

Won­der­ing about Dad or the rest of those pesky boys? With Gen­er­a­tion Tux, there’s hun­dreds of styles to choose from. Plus, you won’t have to get your hands dirty. We’ll guide them through the entire process from fit­ting to plac­ing their order.

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