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Aisle Style - Mother of the Bride Styling Tips

April 30, 2020 3 min read

Aisle Style - Mother of the Bride Styling Tips-Fascinators Direct

If you’re the mother of the bride and you’re looking forward to your daughter’s wedding, congratulations! On the big day itself, we can imagine you’ll want to look and feel your very best, so we’re offering our top tips to nail your aisle style.

 

It’s important that you feel completely comfortable and confident on the wedding day, so make sure you choose an outfit that you are happy to wear. Don’t feel you have to choose something totally outrageous and different from what’d you’d usually pick out, just because it’s a special occasion. 

Start planning your mother-of-the-bride outfit at least six months ahead of the wedding. While you may fall in love with the first ensemble you see, you don’t want to rush any decisions and make any hasty investments and find that later down the line, you don’t like the outfit. The MOB’s wedding day look is one of the most important, so you will also need to allow time for bespoke alterations. It should also be a fun and enjoyable experience choosing your MOB outfit and it’s a great excuse to schedule in some shopping days – with plenty of cocktails or bubbles! 

Make sure you have a chat with the bride-to-be to see if she has any colour or style preferences ahead of your shopping trip – this will also make it a joint effort and lovely bonding experience. Your daughter should advise the formality of her wedding, the season and the venue, all of which should be taken into account when picking out your outfit. If you’re feeling stuck, take a look at your current wardrobe to see if you’re drawn towards any particular styles – whether that’s cowl or v-necklines.

Let’s talk accessories! Carefully consider the jewellery, shoes and headwear that you choose to wear with your MOB aisle style. If your gown is simple, jazz it up with a pair of bejewelled earring or a glittering pair of heels. Here at Fascinators Direct, we have a huge selection of stylish wedding hats and fascinators that will take your outfit to the next level. If you adore a dress that doesn’t have sleeves, you could always add a chic blazer, bolero or cape to provide some extra coverage. This can also add a touch of sparkle to a winter wedding outfit. 

Quick Styling Tips

  • Avoid wearing a white dress and instead opt for nudes, neutrals and champagne-hues if you are drawn to lighter shades.
  • Try not to choose an outfit that is all black as it is usually associated with mourning. If you can’t help it, team black with other colours such as light grey to break it up slightly.
  • Coordinate with your daughter’s mother-in-law – you could even get together shopping! You don’t want to turn up wearing the same dresses or an outfit that is exactly the same colour.
  • Avoid colours that detract from the bride, such as neon pink or lime green.
  • Opt for high quality fabrics that will still look timeless in years to come.
  • Make it fun, this may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience so enjoy it.

Now you know exactly how to put together the ultimate 'Mother of the Bride' aisle style, check out some of our gorgeous wedding hats & fascinators here

Image Credits: Featured Image by Katherine Joy Photography | Image 1 by Katherine Joy Photography | Image 2 by Southern Weddings | Image 3 by Jill Ferguson Photography | Image 4 by Dawn Photo | Image 5by Michelle Lyerly Photography | Image 6 by Stephanie Sunderland Photography | Image 7 by Mason Neufeld Photography | Image 8 by Heather Cooke Elliott Photography | Image 9 by Patricia P Photography


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