Selecting the Perfect Plus Size Mother of the Bride Dress

by | Sep 6, 2019 | Mother of the Bride / Groom, Weddings | 0 comments

Watching the daughter that you have raised grow up and start her own family is bittersweet. You may feel proud, knowing that you’ve raised an independent young woman who can now take care of herself. At the same time, you may be sad as you think back on the days when she needed you. She may not be your little girl anymore, but she will always be your beloved daughter – your pride and joy.

The day that your daughter marries the love of her life is not going to be an easy one for you. You will be exceedingly happy, but chances are that you will also shed a few tears. There will be lots of things for you to take care of on the big day (read this handy guide on what to do on the morning of your daughter’s wedding day), and the last thing you’ll

want to be worrying about is your dress. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to find a dress that  seems right for the day, particularly if you’re plus-sized. After all, most dresses are shown on tiny models with waists the span of your hands! How can you find a plus size mother of the bride dress worthy of the occasion that will still make you look and feel beautiful? Keep reading to find out!

Selecting the perfect plus-size mother of the bride dress for the big day

As you shop for the dress that you will be wearing as your daughter vows to love another eternally, focus on three things: fabric, cut, and colour. Here’s what you should be looking for in each category:

1. Fabric

There are so many fabrics to choose from when looking for a dress to wear to a wedding. Selecting something with a stronger build will define your figure and make you look absolutely fabulous. Consider dupion silk, satin, or taffeta. These materials are quite structured and will follow the curves of your body, ensuring that your dress stays in place throughout the event. If you have your dress made with one of these materials, you won’t have to continually adjust it as you would have to do with a knit blend.

Alternatively, a beautiful flowing dress in a finer fabric can also look fantastic. Our Lewis Henry dresses feature layers of silk chiffon which move and flow effortlessly – you will look particularly elegant in one of these pieces!

2. Cut

There is no single dress cut that is perfect for everybody. It’s just a matter of knowing what you look and feel great in. We generally recommend classic styles that will accentuate your beautiful curves. A-line dresses, empire dresses, and peplum dresses are fantastic choices. There are plenty of plus-sized dress options with these cuts so you’ll be spoilt for choice! You can go sleeveless if you wish, but these cuts will also look incredible with a sheer jacket or bolero jacket on top. If you expect it to be chilly during the ceremony or the reception, make sure to bring one along!

You could even go for a gorgeous dress such as the above Personal Choice piece which features a stunning built-in shrug. This is ideal for those who feel the cold or are self-conscious about their arms. Its simple yet classic shape is extremely flattering.

3. Colour

The best thing about this category is that you have so much freedom here. A plus size mother of the bride dress doesn’t need to be boring! That being said, do ask about the
dress code ahead of time in case there is a wedding colour palette you’re expected to comply with. If there is, make sure that you work within it and choose a colour that you love. If there isn’t, the world is your oyster! A neutral colour is always a safe choice, but bright colours like blue, green, and purple will look fantastic whether the wedding will be held in a grand ballroom or outside in a garden. At the end of the day, choose something that complements your skin tone and makes you feel like the best-dressed woman attending the event. After all, it’s one of the biggest days of your life!

Want to find a stunning plus size mother of the bride dress?

Shopping for a dress to wear to a wedding can be stressful, especially when the wedding is your daughter’s. When you consider the fabric, cut, and colour, however, the process can be made much easier.

Are you struggling to find a plus size mother of the bride dress you like? Why not make an appointment with Tia Tia for a free personal shopping session with our expert stylists? This way, we can give you our undivided attention and make sure that you go home with a dress that you’ll love! Our spacious changing rooms, delicious refreshments, and talented stylists will make your experience one to remember. Give us a call – we’d love to spoil you today!