Creating A Stylish Mother Of The Bride Outfit
The term “mother of the bride” should evoke pride, joy and delight. Unfortunately it is now synonymous with frumpy and old-fashioned. When I hear it, it immediately brings to mind an ugly beige satin matching two-piece – often with a floral print or a bit of diamente.
This association is pretty offensive really, because why should the mother of the bride be any worse dressed than anyone else? It just goes back to out-dated, ageist attitudes. But if you are soon to be the mother of the bride I don't blame you if you wince at the term and refuse to use it when searching for an outfit.
But it’s time we reclaim this term, and prove the mother of the bride can look just as fabulous as everyone else at the wedding. So I’ve put together my favourite wedding guest looks for different types of wedding that work perfectly for the mother of the bride (or any other guest for that matter), as well as my top shopping tips, so you don't have to panic about finding an outfit that's more fab than frump.
A Chic City Wedding
Garments cut to have clean, straight lines are great for a city wedding as they create a smart, sophisticated look. And if you'd prefer to wear flats, why not give brogues a go? They're a cool, urban choice.
Featured (click name to view): Martina Cotton Tunic Dress, Peacock Fox Bag, Elephants Never Forget one-of-a-kind sterling silver necklace, Jacket Uni Ecru, Gigi Nude Brogues - all at the-Bias-Cut.com
A Country Ceremony
If you're heading to a country estate for a wedding, it's the perfect opportunity to go a bit more glamorous with a longer dress, a fabulous pattern or pops of colour.
Featured (click name to view): Mariam Multi-Crystal Dress,Time to Tell You Sterling Silver One-Of-A-Kind Necklace, Rose Gold Croc Crossbody/wristlet clutch, Azur Nude Sandals
A Fashionista Affair
If you're heading to a wedding where the bride and groom (and guests) are very fashion forward, it's a great chance to have fun experimenting with fashion yourself, and to try a trendier look. For example, rather than wearing a shawl or longer coat as a cover up, try a blazer instead. And a midi skirt is always a stylish choice.
A Beach Escape
If you're heading abroad or to a beach for a wedding, try a more tropical inspired look with fresh, bright colours. You can also dress a bit more casual, such as pairing a t-shirt with a pretty midi or maxi skirt. And if you really want to, ditch the heels and wear pretty sandal flip flops instead!