Mothers of the bride and groom, this is the second-most important outfit you'll ever wear (after your own wedding gown, of course). Every day, moms come to my store and tell me that they "don't want to look matronly." Their voices are almost pleading for help and they have a look of desperation in their eyes that can only be compared to that of someone being held hostage.
The good news: Thanks to the incredible diversity of dress styles, sizes, and fabrics, moms have more options than ever before. To help make the vetting process easier, I've selected dresses to make you look (and feel) like a million bucks at your child’s wedding! Find out what makes each one a standout with my customers and which styles are best suited for your body type.
Terrie Tibbetts Martin is co-owner of T. Carolyn, a store specializing in mother of the bride and mother of the groom dresses. Located in Houston, Texas, T. Carolyn has been in business for over 20 years and carries 2,500 dresses for moms of all shapes and sizes. Terrie and her mother/partner, Barbara Tibbetts, star in a new television show, Mother of the Bride, which launched in January on the Slice Channel in Canada.