There are so many old rules and customs when it comes to mother of the bride and mother of the groom dresses that it can be overwhelming when you have to start shopping for one or the other. While the main focus will naturally be on the bride, there’s no reason that you shouldn’t look and feel your best on the big day—and by all means, don’t disregard your own personal style or comfort. Consider your style wants and needs. Are you looking for something less traditional? Do you want something you can wear again? Are you only comfortable in long sleeves? With these considerations in mind, Tadashi Shoji’s elegant evening dresses and designer cocktail dresses make finding the perfect gown a breeze.

First and foremost, it’s important to consult with the bride to make sure she hasn’t picked out a specific color or style for you. And mothers of the bride and groom should also discuss their attire with each other to prevent clashing. But otherwise, we say there are no hard and fast rules in choosing the perfect dress for your daughter or son’s big day.


PAILLETTE EMBROIDERED GOWN

If you’re attending a traditional church wedding followed by a black-tie evening reception, a long evening gown is a lovely choice. A floor-length paillette embroidered gown will sparkle in the light as you walk. This supremely ladylike gown exudes glamour from head to toe. Highlight the classic bateau neckline and sheer illusion yoke with swept-up hair. TADASHI SHOJI PAILLETTE EMBROIDERED GOWN

PAILLETTE EMBROIDERED LACE GOWN | SHOP PAILLETTE STYLES 

  

CORDED EMBROIDERY ON TULLE GOWN

For mothers who prefer to keep their arms covered, this Corded Embroidery on Tulle Gown is simply exquisite. An intricate embroidered bodice gives this lovely evening gown a timeless, vintage yet modern appeal. 

CORDED EMBROIDERY ON TULLE GOWN

CORDED EMBROIDERY ON TULLE GOWN | SHOP CORDED EMBROIDERY


3/4 SLEEVE DRESS

Looking for a less formal alternative, a 3/4 sleeve dress is a wonderful option. Crafted from exquisite corded embroidery on tulle, this cocktail dress is at once elegant and lovely. 

 TADASHI SHOJI CORDED EMBROIDERY ON TULLE DRESS

CORDED EMBROIDERY ON TULLE DRESS

 

FLORAL FIT & FLARES

Florals are a natural choice for an outdoor garden wedding. We love these charming Peony Embroidered Fit & Flares. Finish off the look with an elegant wedge or a dressy sandal to avoid plunging into the grass. 

TADASHI SHOJI YAMA DRESS

YAMA DRESS


 



TADASHI SHOJI TAMURA DRESS

TAMURA DRESS

 

 

Regardless of how formal the wedding is, you’re sure to find one that best suits your style, and the occasion, at Tadashi Shoji, so you can concentrate on what’s most important—sharing in your son or daughter’s joy.

 

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