Mother of the Groom Dresses - A Royal Affair

If you are looking for ideas and inspiration for Mother of the Groom dresses in 2011, why not look to the recent Royal wedding in London. The stunning photos of dresses worn by the Queen Mother, Mother of the Bride and the Groom's step-Mother are all fantastic and elegant choices that you might choose to emulate for your big day.

Your son's wedding will be a momentous occasion with you at the helm and what better way to lend an air of Royalty to the whole affair, than to draw your inspiration from an actual Royal wedding. Unfortunately, the Groom's Mother has passed on, but one might at least get a tiny glimpse of what the late Princess might have worn to her son's wedding, because the Mother of the Bride's dress was designed by none other than one of the Princess's favorite designers.

In the photos of the wedding you can admire the simple yet stylish line of her attractive sky blue coatdress with matching satin piping. Her color coordinated hat tops off the whole outfit elegantly, with light colored shoes and a simple pendant around her neck. It seems in fashion less is often more and it certainly appears so in this case.

This style is well suited to women of all sizes and the tea length dress which ends just below the knee shows off the shape of her legs beautifully. The great thing about a classic coat like this is that it will never go out of fashion. It is the sort of thing that can be worn in 2011 and will still look stylish in twenty or more years time, timeless! This is the look to go for as the wedding pictures of you and your family will be around for a long time to come.

One of the great things about a coatdress, is that it is suitably warm on a chilly evening or afternoon, as well as being wonderfully cool if one finds themselves in a stuffy church, or hall where the air-conditioning breaks down, heaven help us!

Finding these types of Mother of the Groom dresses is easily enough done with a search online or at your local stores at a fraction of the price a designer label would cost you, but another possibility is to get a recommendation for a good local dressmaker, or perhaps you are bold enough to attempt making your own dress and coat? Any classic pattern can be easily adapted and what really accentuates the coat is the satin piping, which might be advisable to find a professional to finish off for you if you are not an experienced sewer.

Whatever your personal preference on what to wear, always remember that the number one thing that really finishes off any outfit, is a smile!