In the past, the mother of the bride/groom has meant frumpy frocks and old fashioned hats. Totally dressing differently to how you would normally, in day to day life. But now, with modern mums keeping on top of fashion trends, lots of high street retailers and wedding designers are now entering into the MOB market and you can find something to suit, but keeping your mum looking glam.
Keep it simple
If she hasn’t worn six inch heels for years then don’t incorporate them into the outfit where she will feel uncomfortable and in many cases, crippling pain! Keeping it glamorous is fine but wearing clothes she’d never normally go within a mile of, can be a bad idea. How beautiful are these shoes from French Connection and will transition you from day through to night.
Flatter your figure
If your mum is worried about her knees being on show or revealing the top area of her arms, then fear not. Today’s mother of the bride outfits are designed with her least favourite body parts in mind. There is a whole array of dresses or two pieces on offer to suit her shape and style. A jacket is a great idea to cover any problem areas, pair with gorgeous shoes and jewellery for a super confident mum! This faux fur cover up from Coast, is the perfect choice for a winter wedding.
Hat or no hat?
Times have moved on and however fabulous an oversized hat may look, it’s not compulsory any more. Fascinators, hatinators, statement hair clips and even feathers are much more popular and modern. Try this one from Accessorize.
Consider the colour scheme, venue and theme
If the wedding is in the middle of July with a festival theme, the guests should bare in mind, but not stick to this theme to some degree. Help your mum choose colours that complement the wedding theme and remember white is for you!
Accessories, accessories, accessories!
They can make or break an outfit. You might see a plain dress in a shop but with the right necklace, earrings and bag it can go to looking super chic in seconds. And will make you stand out from all the other guests, as if you shop high street there is a risk someone else could be wearing the same outfit! Perhaps a statement necklace or some vintage earrings? Coast do some amazing, affordable statement pieces.
The key to a confident mother of the bride is feeling comfortable in what she wears!