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How to find the perfect mother of the bride / groom outfit

How to find the perfect mother of the bride / groom outfit-Fascinators Direct

From style pointers to colour choices, we’re offering you some top tips for nailing the mother of the bride outfit…

The mother of the bride role is a truly important one and comes with several duties, so of course, you want to look amazing while carrying them out! Gone are the days of out-of-date style specifications and typical occasion-wear traditions. Instead, the mother of the bride (and groom) should feel just as fabulous as the bride. Modern and elegant ensembles that complement the colour palette, theme and overall vibe of the wedding day are a winner in our eyes.

There are plenty of elements of the mother of the bride outfit to consider, from the length of the gown right through to the colour and neckline. This alone can make dress shopping an overwhelming task! Without further ado, here are our top tips!

  • We suggest taking the opportunity to make it a real girl’s day out – throw in a few cocktails or a bottle of bubbly and make it a true experience! This will also mean you can have open communication with the bride-to-be about your aisle style.
  • Make sure you’ve got plenty of time on your hands and it should be a seamless experience. You’ll also want to make sure you have time for alterations and any other eventualities – such as struggling find a gown you like!
  • It is essential that your mother of the bride / groom outfit aligns with the wedding aesthetic. Ask the bride about the dress code, formality and colour themes and use this information as inspiration.

  • The mother of the bride outfit should complement the bridesmaid dresses – not match! Opt for attire that is in the same colour / accent of what the ‘maids are wearing but avoid the same style.
  • It goes without saying, unless the bride has specified, avoid wearing white or ivory!
  • Whether you’re the mother of the bride or the mother of the groom, communicate with one another about what you’re wearing so you can wear complementary outfits. You’ll also reassure one another that you’re not over or underdressed!

  • When it comes to choosing your wedding ensemble, don’t feel like you have to stick to a dress. A jumpsuit, two-piece or trouser suit are all equally as chic. Confidence is key, so wear something you feel comfortable in.
  • When it comes to coverage, you have various options to choose from. We love the idea of a stylish jacket, luxurious shawl or exquisite pashmina.
  • Let’s not forget about those all-important finishing touches! Our collection of wedding hats and fascinators will effortlessly complete your mother of the bride outfit – no matter what colour scheme or style you’ve gone for!

We hope you’re feeling a little more clued-up about choosing the perfect mother of the bride outfit! Don’t forget you’ll find even more style advice on the Fascinators Direct blog. In the meantime, happy shopping!

Image Credits: Featured Image by Branco Prata Photography | Image 2 by Billie Jo & Jeremy Photography | Image 3 by One Love Photography | Image 4 by Elisa Bricker Photography | Image 5 by Desi Baytan Photography


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