Entries by Terrie Tibbetts Martin from 01/2013

Dressing the Mother of the Bride (or Groom) for Her Body Type

| Posted 01.02.2013 | Canada Style

When it comes to dresses for Mother of the Bride, it's definitely not one-size-fits-all. Petite women should avoid large, full skirts that over power their height and frame. Plus-sized women should look for dresses or gowns that are ruched in soft fabrics. For tall gals fuller skirts and stiffer fabrics may be worn. Mothers don't need any additional stress.

Spring Dress Trends for Mothers of the Bride (or Groom)

| Posted 01.04.2013 | Canada Style

As a co-owner and dress consultant at T.Carolyn Fashions, I navigate the front lines of family conflict -- helping moms look great and satisfying the bride's often strident opinions. The Spring '13 Collection is the best I've seen in years! Diversity and innovation best describe the latest fashions for mothers of the bride (or groom). Here are my seven fashion trends for spring.

Dressing the Mother of the Bride: It's Her Day Too

| Posted 01.10.2013 | Canada Style

Arguably, the toughest dress to buy in the entire wedding party is that of the mother of the bride -- or the mother of the groom! Simply stated, a mother has a much tougher time than the bride. After all, it's the mother's day too!

How Chinese New Year Can Affect Your Wedding Dress Order

| Posted 01.18.2013 | Canada Living

Every year countless women are caught off guard not realizing the impact that Chinese New Years has on shipping dates for special occasion merchandise. This holiday accounts for nearly a month of factory shut down. This translates into a far longer delivery time for orders than most customers allow for.

Mother of the Bride: Get the Right Fit With Alterations

| Posted 01.25.2013 | Canada Style

The first thing a man does when he purchases a suit is to head to alterations. I've never understood why women don't typically allow themselves the same courtesy. Just as a bride has a fitting for her dress, so should a mother. Remember, mothers, you're walking down the aisle too!