4 Top Tips for Mastering Mother of the Bride (or Groom) Dressing

It’s one of the most important days of your life (after your own wedding, of course) and the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a special new outfit.

Being Mother of the Bride (or groom) has its stresses but is also one of the most important roles of any wedding. So let’s forget the planning for a minute and focus on the important stuff – what you’re going to wear!

1. Consider the Wedding Colour Scheme

The most important factor when choosing your outfit is to consult the bride on her colour palette. The perfect outfit complements these colours without looking too matchy-matchy (leave that to the bridesmaids).

If the bridal party are wearing pastel pinks why not try similar tones like soft yellow or a duck egg blue, or if they are wearing royal blue, choose another jewel tone like emerald green, magenta or even deep purple.

2. Think Elegance at All Times

Church or not, it’s normally best if you play it a little more conservative when it comes to wedding dressing. You might be more comfortable in something covered up, but that said, if you love your legs, arms or chest then we’re all for showing them off.

Below the knee styles are a very flattering option and classic silhouettes give you more room to play around with print, colour or accessories. Add a standout shoe, or play with colour blocking, so you can get the best of both worlds.


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3. Take the Weather Into Consideration

Unless your loved one is getting married in the Maldives, on home soil there is always a chance of rain – even in the middle of July. With this in mind, make sure you bring a blazer or shawl.

A blazer is a great and stylish option for chilly weather and comes in loads of styles. Try an on-trend flute sleeve, or a flattering peplum cut jacket, so you can still show off your outfit without freezing to death!

4. Add Accessories

Don’t want to wear a hat on the wedding day? Try a hair accessory instead for a modern take on traditional wedding dressing. Adding an accent colour to your look can also really lift an outfit, so why not choose a fascinator or hair clip that complements your shoes, bag or even lipstick and nail colour!

The key to looking chic is all in the detail, so a take time in considering your accessories, although remember in the famous words of Coco Chanel – “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off”. Accessories may be the finishing touch, but, unlike a good wedding buffet, it’s all about moderation.


Still looking for that perfect outfit for the special day? Check out our occasionwear edit and let us take the stress out of finding the perfect dress!



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