Aug 2, 2019

What Color Should I Wear To My Daughter's Wedding? Dressing Tips For The Mother Of The Bride

Mom, do you already have headaches caused by all this wedding dressing up drama? If so, these dressing tips for the mother of the bride are sure to lessen your burden.

Aside from the thought of giving away your beloved daughter to marriage, choosing what dress color to wear at the wedding is equally stressful and scary. You don't only have to pick the dress that suits you; you must also consider the wedding motif. Of course, you won't want to be the center of attention or worst, a laughingstock on your daughter's big day. So what color should you wear at the wedding? Here are 5 dressing tips that should greatly help you.


If you are not sure what color to wear, the safest way to go is neutrals. The neutral color palette includes beige, ivory, taupe, black, gray, and shades of white. Among the most common mother of the bride dress colors from this family is beige and gray.


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Silver Gray

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This dressing tip works by choosing a color that is in the same general color family of what the entourage wears. For instance, the bridesmaids wear lavender or purple, then the mother of the bride must wear a dark violet shade or eggplant. If the entourage goes with emerald, the mother will don herself with Sacramento green.


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Sacramento Green

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If the mother of the bride wants to stand out but still color coordinate with the entourage, she must wear a color that's opposite to the color of the bridesmaids' dresses in the color wheel. Simply put, if the girls are wearing an orange dress, the mother of the bride can wear blue. If the bridesmaids are clad in green, the mom must be in red.

Navy Blue

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Going tonal means you have to wear a color that's in the same color palette as the dresses of the bridesmaids. If the entourage wears light blue or aqua blue, the mother can opt to wear a subtle yellow hue or baby pink.

Butter Yellow

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Baby Pink

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If you have decided not to dwell in a single color, you might consider wearing multiple colors at once. It might be the boldest choice among all the dressing tips mentioned above. To sport a patterned look, you can try wearing royal blue with gold accents or going black with red designs.

Royal Blue with Gold Accents

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Combination of Black and Red

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As the mother of the bride, it's very important to pick the right color for your dress. Once you are done with this pre-requisite, it is time to face another dilemma: What kind of dress design should I wear to my daughter's wedding? Don't worry, you'll be looking your best on that big day!