What style & color of dress & accessories would look the best on the mother of the groom? My son is having a formal wedding in November at a country club. The bridal party is wearing dark teal dresses & shirts & my husband is wearing a black tux with a white shirt. I weigh 238 lbs & I am 5’6”.

What style & color of dress & accessories would look the best on the mother of the groom?A style and color outfit that flatters you is one of the most important  decisions you need to make. You will be on stage at the wedding. Since you are overweight for your height, a dark color (navy blue) long style dress or pant suit (in a dressy fabric) will give you a slimmer appearance and look good with the dark teal bridal party dresses. Talk to a personal shopper at a department or bridal store to help find the most flattering solution. My pick would be beautiful navy blue pants and navy blue top in a dressy fabric with statement earrings, black shoes and  black clutch. An up to date hairstyle and flattering makeup will draw attention upward away from your body and will highlight you face. The country club venue for your son’s wedding sounds fabulous.

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