All day, everyday, I have brides (and mothers by extension) walk through the door with fabric swatches in their hands. The swatches are the colour of the bridesmaid's dresses, flowers, tablecloths, ribbons and even carpeting! Leave the swatches to the interior designers and find a colour that looks stunning on you.
Many women think that "petite" means small, when in fact it doesn't. There are a number of women who are short and plus size. They are often shocked to find out that they are "petite" -- women's petite. Unfortunately, women's petite is the most difficult specialty size to obtain.
As weddings become less traditional and more personalized, some couples are opting for destination weddings; which brings about the inevitable question: "As a mother, what should I wear?" A destination wedding can be the best of both worlds; a vacation and a wedding all rolled into one!
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!
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.