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5 Considerations for Mother of the Bride's Dress


As the mother of the bride, you want your dress to be simple and elegant.
As the mother of the bride, you want your dress to be simple and elegant.
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This wedding is unquestionably your daughter's big day. But don't forget that it's yours, too. Along with the river of emotions you're treading, you'll have a chance to spend time with old friends and new family. You'll pose for photographs and probably even dance with the groom. And, most importantly, you'll watch as your daughter says, "I do."

Before you say "yes" to the dress, though, make sure it's passed a litmus test all your own. The right mother-of-the-bride dress should feel like it's been custom-created just for you -- especially when it comes to hue, fit, hemline and, of course, your daughter's approval. Most importantly, this dress should make you feel beautiful. It's your day to shine, too. Here are some suggestions to help you do just that.


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