Tips for a Stylish Mother of the Bride

Most women want to look fabulous on their daughter’s wedding day. Our mother of the bride blog has advice on how to look stylish without upstaging the bride.

Your dress is one of the most important purchases for your daughter’s special day. If you look and feel great, you will be happy and relaxed and in a better position to support the bride. Here are some tips to help you to get it right.

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Don’t Forget It’s the Bride’s Day

Keep your look toned down. You don’t want to upstage the bride. Sequinned ball gowns, mini skirts, plunging necklines or anything too showy should be avoided. You will also want to avoid wearing white (unless the bride has specifically opted for a dress in another colour).

Make Sure Your Outfit Is Comfortable

Being the mother of the bride is a special thing. Towering heels might look glamorous, but you are likely to end up with blisters by the end of the evening. Also keep in mind the time of year; light pastels work well for summer weddings, while in winter you can get away with a darker, more dramatic look.

Communicate with the Mother of the Groom

Remember that it’s her big day too, so try to avoid upstaging each other. If possible, compare notes beforehand on what you are both planning to wear. You don’t want to end up wearing the same colour – or even worse, the same dress.

And the Bride

Do discuss your outfit with your daughter. You can get inspiration from blogs such as Style & the Bride, but your daughter will undoubtedly have her own ideas on how she would like to see you dressed. Of course, you won’t agree on everything, but this is one occasion where you will need to put your daughter’s wishes above yours..

Unless the wedding is very formal or there is a specific theme, there are no rules when it comes to choosing a perfect mother of the bride outfit. Your daughter’s wedding day will certainly be memorable. It is also likely to be long and tiring, and you will probably spend much of it on your feet, from the church service to the wedding breakfast and dancing at the evening event. The most important factor is that your outfit is comfortable.

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