TYPES OF AFFAIRS
Mothers and special wedding guests can take their cue from the time of day and venue when it comes to the style of dress that's appropriate for the event.
 
From casual to formal, daytime to evening, modern to traditional, we've got the perfect look for your special day. With hundreds of David's Bridal dress options, our etiquette experts are here to help with the following suggestions.
Mother wearing a navy blue formal dress
FORMAL OR EVENING EVENT
Mirror the formality of the event with a sophisticated and elegant style. In most cases, a floor length dress is most appropriate. A great pair of heels and a coordinating or beaded evening bag will complete the look.
Mother wearing a sivler formal dress
SEMI-FORMAL EVENING OR AFTERNOON EVENT
Any silhouette, either long or short, can work for this type of event. Another great option is the versatility of a high-low or asymmetrical hem. Pair the dress of your choice with simple jewelry and accessories for an understated elegant look.
Mother wearing a purple formal dress
INFORMAL OR AFTERNOON EVENT
Whether a destination or daytime affair, beautiful styles in soft fabrics will flatter any body type. For an outdoor setting, choose silhouettes that will look especially lovely flowing in the breeze. Comfort is key, especially in warm climates.
Mother wearing a black formal dress
MAKE IT YOUR OWN
While the happy couple may set the overall tone, don't lose sight of your own personality when choosing an outfit for a special wedding. Check out our tips for discovering your own personal style.