Shopping Online For
Your Mother Of The Bride Outfit
Your daughters wedding day is announced.
She is ecstatically happy and cannot wait to shop for her wedding
dress. However, you as the mother of the bride, may have doubts
about finding your perfect mother of the bride outfit. After all,
werent you the one who visited countless bridal shops, department
stores, and boutiques, the last time so-and-so was getting married
and could not find something to wear?
What about this special occasion now? Your dress
has to complement the color theme of the wedding and the chosen
color is fuchsia and guess what, you look terrible in pink! Fret
no more. The internet revolution has been around for years and now
almost everyone, including Grandmother Harriet, is really savvy
in shopping online for anything and everything sold under the sun.
You can be too!
If you or someone you know own a computer, and
you can type mother of the bride dress in that search
box, you have opened up a new world of shopping for yourself.
Here are some quick and easy tips for shopping
1. First of all, understand fabric types. Most
special occasion outfits are made of chiffon, georgette, silk or
man-made silk, organza, or crepe. You could visit a few local bridal
shops to get an idea of the different types of fabrics, their quality,
Understand colors. Hopefully, by now, you will
know what fuchsia or magenta is. Most online
stores will have color swatches posted online. However, please be
aware those colors are not color true (looking at a color in natural
light and close-up), as you are looking into a computer screen.
See whether the internet store will send you color swatches in the
mail or at least, send you another picture with a close indication
of the color you are looking for.
Have an idea what looks good on you and what do
not, through previous buying experiences and you can make a sound
decision basing on those experiences. If you have large hips, an
A-line skirt is definitely flattering. If you have flabby arms,
a long sleeve jacket is the way to go. A longer blouse or jacket,
hides a problem stomach area, so on and so forth.
Know your approximate size beforehand but wait,
do not use this size to order your dress as every manufacturer cuts
their outfits according to their OWN size charts. Measure yourself
first with a tape measure, your bust, waist, and hips, over your
undergarments. Compare these numbers to the manufacturers
size chart provided to get your best size. If you are between sizes,
select the next size up as the rule is easier to take in than
to let out.
Online stores stock a wide variety of styles,
sizes, and colors and typically more so than the physical stores.
Their prices are on the most part, reasonable. Check on the return
policy as every store sets their own. Remember that you are shopping
for a special occasion outfit and the return policy
is usually more strict than for regular everyday clothing.
Once you have found your perfect dream mother
of the bride outfit, you would have saved yourself a lot of time,
hassle, and perhaps money as well. Online shopping could definitely
be the best option for you from now on and not only for your mother
of the bride dress!