Review of JJsHouse mother of the bride dress plus styling tips
My husband and I dancing Lara's Theme in a tail coat and a formal knee length gown
Contents
  1. JJsHouse’s formal dresses come in over 20 color choices
  2. My favorite formal dress from JJsHouse’s collection
  3. Elegant, sophisticated, sexy, cool,… the vibe is at your finger tips
  4. How to style a mother-of-the-bride dress with the weather in mind
  5. Pick your shoes with the location in mind
  6. How to wear the gown later
  7. More on wedding attire, dos, don’ts and style

Disclosure: This mother-of-the-bride dress is a sample of my choice from JJsHouse. They haven’t endorsed the post. I wrote it entirely myself, and all opinions are my own and 100% honest.

JJsHouse’s formal dresses come in over 20 color choices

Today please let me introduce you to JJsHouse, a worldwide formal dress shopping website. They sell wedding dresses, special occasion dresses, shoes and accessories. When you need a special occasion outfit, it’s a great one-stop shopping place for you or even the entire wedding party. Their great, huge collection of formal dresses offers an incredible amount of color choices. Everybody can find her perfect formal dress her most flattering color! As the mother of the groom or bride you can easily address your kid’s wedding party color choice, no matter how exotic that pick may be. Orange, lime green, clover, silver, gold, … no problem. And yes, they do have plus size dresses and even dresses for petites like me.

woman in mother-of-the-bride lace chiffon satin dress
Mother of the Bride dress. The lace bodice is sewn to the chiffon over satin skirts c/o JJs House with own Very Fine Dance dance sandals and statement jewelry
JJsHouse color chart
Chiffon color choices to illustrate the huge amount of options to choose from just color wise

My favorite formal dress from JJsHouse’s collection

I fell in love with this A-line Princess V-neck, knee-length chiffon mother-of-the-bride dress from JJ’s House. Yes, as you know, I don’t have kids. So why did I choose this beauty?

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Back view of the v-neck Princess cut gown c/o JJsHouse worn with own Very Fine Dance Shoes and statement pearl and quartz earrings

Well, this dress is an eternal classic. The vertical lines of the Princess cut give the illusion of height and have a slimming effect. The flared skirt can hide hips or the lack thereof. Thus, it is flattering on nearly every woman!

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Demonstrating the nice movement of the skirt

Tip: Check their size chart for perfect fit.

Furthermore, there is so much more to this classic gown than being only perfect to make an entrance at your child’s formal wedding! One can also wear it easily for dancing the night away at any evening (wedding) party or at a semi-formal ball, a semi-formal fund-raising dinner, … and that is what I will do.

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Showing the width of the chiffon over satin skirt of the formal gown c/o JJs House

Third, I love the contrast between the fabrics and colors. It makes you stick out of the crowd of solid dresses.

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Showing the skirt’s flow

Elegant, sophisticated, sexy, cool,… the vibe is at your finger tips

The contrast between the black lace and the innocent chiffon provides a sophisticated, understated sexy allure when the chiffon is nude, ivory or any shade of light pink. In red chiffon, the vibe of dress turns to dazzling sexy. You can go the elegant route with champagne, dark green, royal blue, blue, navy or black chiffon you. It’s in your hands to define who you are.

Stylist tip: In your color choice also consider the color of the the bridal party as you will be in many photos together and don’t want the colors to clash. Read more on the six Dos and Don’ts of mother of the bride/groom dress shopping.

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Side view of v-neck Princess cut formal wear c/o JJsHouse, own Very Fine Dance Shoes and jewelry

How to style a mother-of-the-bride dress with the weather in mind

Let’s go back to looking your best at your kid’s big day. When a religious ceremony is involved, a shawl, short bolero jacket or shawl poncho are perfect to cover your arms. JJsHouse have a great, affordable collection of these pieces too. Either match the color of the skirt, use a similar shade as the skirt, a matching neutral shade when adding a faux fur shawl, or go for black. (Open-toe) pumps in the color of the skirt, black, metallic, or nude are great options. Add a small satin bag/clutch in the color of the satin of the dress. A metallic clutch is a great option too. Under all circumstances resist to match the material of the clutch/bag with that of the shoes!

Tip for respectful styling: Don’t wear any of jewelry of your own fate at a religious ceremony of different fate.

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Mother-of-the-bride dress c/o JJ’s House worn as dance dress, statement necklace c/o Hapiness Boutique, and own Very Fine Dance Shoes

When a walk from the place to the ceremony to a restaurant is involved, make sure you have sunglasses and an umbrella that match the dress in place. JJsHouse has a collections of these items too. On the day of the wedding, you take the one or the other weather-related accessory with you depending on the forecast.

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Back view of mother-of-the-bride dress when twirling

Pick your shoes with the location in mind

When you wear the dress at your kid’s outside late-afternoon wedding reception, wear wedge strappy sandals or ballet flats instead of pumps. You don’t want to perforate whose’s ever lawn. Also make sure you have sunglasses that match the style of the dress. Don’t forget to reapply sunscreen. Read more on dressing for an afternoon wedding.

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My husband and I. I am wearing a vintage thrifted cover-up, Very Fine Dance Shoes, statement jewelry (all own) over mother-of-the-bride dress c/o JJs House

How to wear the gown later

For semi-formal dance or weddings parties, strappy heels are a great stylish match. When your work-dress code permits bare arms and open-toe pumps add evening shoes and wear this mother-of-the-bride dress for a semi-formal holiday party. Add leg cover that is in line with the code. The ballet inspired style looks great with nude fishnets. Avoid black fishnets as then the outfit would look like a costume.

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Dancing Lara’s Theme in formal wear

Tip: As long as the attendees of the events are from a different crowd, you can wear this mother-of-the-bride dress more than once.

I really love this dress. <3 I received a lot of compliments when I wore it. 🙂

Do you have a wedding coming up? Have you already picked your dress? Take a look at JJsHouse’s great collections of wedding and formal dresses and accessories. There are so many awesome formal dresses for all kind of wedding and formal occasion settings! Every woman can find her perfect style and most flattering color!

More on wedding attire, dos, don’ts and style

You can find further wedding outfit inspirations, tips and styling ideas in the following posts:

Photos of me: G. Kramm

Photos of us: Brenda

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Reviewed Item
Mother-of-thebride dress
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Product Name
JJsHouse Mother-of-the-bride lace and chiffon dress