Since everyone has their own preferences, and any color can really be worn if the bride and moms agree on it, that is to say, most mothers would advise against these hues: if you choose a color of white or ivory, please make sure it does not compete with the bride; if black, don’t make it appear in mourning; if red, too flashy one is not a best choice.
When you have more room to maneuver in color, the formality of your gown should match the formality of the rest of the wedding party and the event. If it is an evening wedding and the bride is dressed in floor-length ball gown, it’s probably best to avoid a short hemline in a casual fabric and vice versa. If you're leaning towards strapless, there are countless elegant options, and if you'd just be more comfortable with some arm coverage, consider a cap sleeve, three-quarter sleeve or something with a matching jacket, shrug or wrap.
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