Every new season brings in different styles and in exciting colors to the mother of the bride dresses. This fall and winter season, the special occasion dress manufacturers will be introducing their fall/winter lines from July to October. Fall is not traditionally the bridal season but there are still quite a few weddings to be held between late August all the way through December.
It is actually a trying time for mothers of the bride and groom alike as spring mother of the bride gowns are in abundance in the stores but quite a few manufacturers do introduce their social occasion dresses for the spring and then again for the fall.
Mother of the bride and groom gowns for fall/winter 2008 will feature rich fabrics with new fangled names like hi-twist crepe, vintage chiffon, shantung, fortuni slinky, and hammered shimmer. All of these are polyester blends with somewhat high resistance to wrinkles and crinkles. They surely feel good to the touch and make the mother of the bride and groom look absolutely awesome wearing them despite a moderate price.
This fall season, evening wear manufacturers are introducing fabulous and popular colors of dark chocolate, plum, sapphire, jade, mocha, and midnight blue. The usual basic colors of champagne, navy, pink, silver, purple, are always popular. Although the dark pinks or fuchsia, of course, make way for the lighter tones for fall. Black is now increasingly popular and no longer “taboo" or bad luck for weddings. It is the color of sophistication and wealth (dare I say good taste as well?) and is the main color of many “black and white" weddings. As with these specialty weddings, the color ivory (like black), is also no longer shunned by even the mother of the bride. It is definitely a free-for-all these modern times, if everyone is happy, including the bride.
Being in the wedding business and specializing on mother of the bride or mother of the groom dresses, I have seen so many styles offered from season to season, year to year. No longer is the mother of the bride or groom satisfied with a boxy, frumpy style and with a matching jacket. This part of the 21st century, the styles have gone increasingly youthful, design and detail conscious and yes, budget conscious as well as the dollar does not stretch that far any longer.
Popular designers for moderately priced mother of the bride and groom apparel are Karen Miller, Cachet, Ursula, Scala, Alex Evenings, Misty Lane, and DJ Collection. Their styles are well-made, affordable and most of all youthful looking. No more dowdy, unattractive mother of the bride outfits for you. All of these are sold online at AudreysMotheroftheBride.com. Our specialty are hard-to-find plus size and full figure dresses. Online bridal stores like ours only offer the current season's styles in with varying designs and with affordable prices. You can shop comfortably from your home without walking the mall and fighting traffic. This leads to a less stressed mom of bride.
Author: Audrey Cheong is the owner of an online bridal store specializing in mother of the bride dresses and other formal evening dresses in petite, missy, and plus sizes. Please visit her website http://www.audreysmotherofthebride.com for great selections and reasonable prices.