Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom Dresses for 2009 Weddings

If your son or daughter is getting married this year and you are looking for that perfect mother of the bride dress or mother of the groom gown, you might want to consider the trends in MOB and MOG dresses for 2009 weddings. You can surely find a lovely dress for your child’s wedding while complementing the style of the bride’s gown and bridal party’s attire.

From colors and fabrics to style of the mother of the bride and mother of the groom dresses, the choices stretch on far and wide. A special mom in the wedding may find a large selection of gowns that provides ample opportunity to find a MOB or MOG dress to fit her own personal sense of style while also matching the theme and level of formality of the bridal party.

As far as trends for the mother of the groom and mother of the bride attire in 2009 weddings, you might be pleasantly surprised with some of the hottest fabrics, colors, and styles for moms.

“Lace is a huge trend for mothers of the bride and mothers of the groom,” Michelle Lynn Buckley, founder and principal of Mint Julep Social Events. “They are donning dresses with delicate lace detailing, mimicking the lacy gowns of designers such as Monique Lhuillier, which are always a bride’s favorite.”

As far as color, Buckley notes that champagne color is making a comeback while “icy colors like pale blue and pink” are also popular dress colors for the bride’s mom and groom’s mom.

“We have also seen mothers taking a turn towards sexy with hot pink dresses (which actually are very flattering!) and bracelet cuffs as accessories,” Buckley says.

If you are open to etiquette suggestions, you can always ask the bride for her preferences for the MOB and MOG dresses. In fact, if she can spare the time amidst her busy wedding planning schedule, asking the bride to accompany you on a dress shopping trip may be a nice way to gain her approval of your wedding day outfit. No matter what you decide, wear your mother of the bride or mother of the groom gown proudly, for your child is celebrating one of the happiest days in a lifetime.

About the Expert:
Michelle Lynn Buckley is founder and principal of Mint Julep Social Events, one of the largest bridal consulting and event planning businesses in the Los Angeles area.  For more information about Mint Julep Social Events, visit online at

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