Your daughter’s wedding day can prove even more emotional than your own; the child you nurtured throughout childhood and into adult life is growing her wings and flying the nest for good. It’s important, on this most special of all occasions, that you look and feel your best so that you can guide your daughter through her day. The dress you choose will be featured on mantelpieces and dining room walls for years to come, so you should invest time into making the right choice.
Get an impartial opinion
It can be difficult to coordinate with the bridesmaids, the mother of the groom and the bride herself and still find a dress that expresses your own personality. It’s worth engaging a good personal shopper; an honest opinion can help you find a dress that accentuates your figure and sits comfortably amongst all of the outfits in the bridal party. A second opinion means there’ll be no nasty surprises when the pictures come back after the honeymoon!
Traditional colours for the mother of the bride include pastels and neutral tones, though other colours are becoming increasingly popular. Often, the bride-to-be likes to see her parents and future in-laws working together to decide on outfits that complement one another – it’s a sure sign of a harmonious family unit. This sense of coordinating outfits ensures that the bride will be surrounded by a wedding party who have endeavoured to make her the star of the show; this is, after all, her big day!
Accessories provide opportunity to inject a little of your personality back into the outfit, with delicate, pretty jewellery or a bright, statement hat. Have fun with your accessories, but try not to go over the top, choosing either a few smaller pieces or one or two more eye-catching items; simplicity is the key to class.