Getting the Mother of the Bride outfit right can, at times, be tricky. Luckily, Snooty Frox has got eight excellent tips to help guide every MOTB in the right direction...
#1 Let the bride guide you
Before you start shopping, chat to your daughter about formality, colour and style. It is an exciting time and there are a lot of aspects to consider, and therefore she may be very sensitive or completely indifferent!
We feel it's important to make your daughter part of your shopping experience, invite her to come along with you or send pictures if she's unable to make it.
#2 Complement the chosen wedding colours
The colour of your outfit should complement the chosen wedding colours (but normally not match!). A good idea is to wait until your daughter has chosen her bridesmaid dresses before you choose your ensemble. If possible, take a swatch of the bridesmaid dresses with you when you go shopping.
#3 Start early
Start looking around the six month mark. This should give you plenty of time to find something you love. Schedule your fittings and make sure you allow enough time for any alterations that may need doing. You should make sure that you allow plenty of time so that you don’t rush and enjoy the moment.
#4 Dont forget whose day it is
Obviously, it's the bride's time to shine so be considerate (and not competitive) when choosing your outfit. A personal stylist can help you find the perfect thing, quite often without you even having to lift a finger!
#5 Find room for personal taste
Although you need to take the bride's chosen colours into consideration you should also express your own sense of personal style. There is no reason why it should not be something you would wear again for other occasions. Include something you love in your outfit, whether it's a colour, a certain pattern or one of your favourite flowers. This will help you feel special and beautiful on the big day.
#6 Communicate with the Mother of the Groom
Traditionally the Mother of the Bride picks her outfit first, but nowadays it doesn’t really matter as long as both ladies feel comfortable and great in what they wear. However, it's useful to get a sense of what the other is planning to wear as you want to make sure you don’t clash!
What goes under your dress is just as important as the dress itself, so make sure you're wearing similar lingerie when your start the search for your outfit.
#8 Think about a cover-up
Consider whether you need a dress with a jacket or a wrap instead. It's always nice to have a cover-up to hand (especially when it comes to the British weather!).
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