Seasonal trends have always played a huge part in the world of bridal party fashion. For example, if you’re planning a winter wedding you’ll want a hint of luxury and drama to match the outdoor landscape. A wedding during this season might simply mean there is a crisp chill in the air, or you could have the beautiful backdrop of wintry white snow. Either way, consider a new palette of rich bridal party colors, heavier fabric choices, and textures galore. Weather appropriate attire is a must for your bridal party and guests, and luckily, David’s Bridal won’t leave you out in the cold, so to speak.
For all our Mothers-of-the-Brides out there, a winter wedding offers some serious wardrobe advantages that you might not have considered. Learn how to embrace the cold and feel ultra confident with these totally hot mother of the bride dress styles:
1. ‘Tis the Season for Texture
When it comes to winter dresses, you’ll feel naturally inclined to choose a thicker fabric to ward off that wintry chill, but don’t be too quick to dismiss a mother of the bride dress that features tiered layers of beautiful, yet thin fabric. This will add warmth without adding thickness to your figure. Our fave? This shimmering cap sleeve short tier mother of the bride dress in this metallic champagne color (Style 081840190). Use a sash to cinch your waist to keep fabrics from looking too chunky and to help coordinate with your daughter’s wedding colors.
Faux fur is one of the best textures for winter, and its rich and sumptuous qualities will make you feel like the most beautiful mother of the bride (or mother of the groom). This fabric screams luxury and warmth and will make you feel at ease on your daughter’s wedding day. Accent your dress or two piece ensemble by adding a touch of texture with our faux fur stole wrap.
2. Free Weights Not Necessary
If you’re like most moms, a stroll down the aisles of your local supermarket has probably substituted as your cardio routine for many years now, making special occasion shopping a tad intimidating. Not to fear, my dear. Choosing a flattering matching jacket to pair with your mother of the bride dress offers a triple treat, smoothing the sides of your torso with its structured shape, covering the upper arm, and of course, keeping you warm as your daughter says, “I Do”. Among our list of favorites for mom is jacket and dress set Style EJOM8537.
3. Purple is the New Black – And It’s Still Ultra Flattering
Winter is a wonderful time for rich colors and patterns. Deep colors such as eggplants and plums, like that of this chiffon tiered one-shoulder mother of the bride dress (Style 6170340), are a great option for a moms of all ages. This color will perfectly contrast with your daughter’s white or ivory wedding dress, and its warm undertones will compliment a lighter, winter skin tone without washing you out. Complete the look with a neutral or metallic special occasion clutch like HBKNOX to hold all the essentials.
Alternatively, if you prefer to opt for something less dramatic, metallic hues couldn’t be more in style and offer that hint of sheen and shine that won’t let anyone forget it’s a special day for you, too! Our top picks include this trend-setting, one-shoulder suede charmeuse side-drape mother of the bride dress (Style 48770D) in glamorous gold.
With these 3 tips as food for thought, you’re well on your way to finding a fresh and fabulous mother of the bride dress for your daughter’s winter wedding!