Inspiring Styles: Making Your Daughter Proud On Her Big Day

By on May 4, 2012

Now that the wedding season is drawing closer, decisions on what to wear on the most important day of your daughter’s life have to be made. It’s not always easy to find the right advice or even the right outfit for the day. You can surf the internet all day looking at potential styles, colors and textures without having a clue of what direction to take.

Most of the time the factors that influence the choice of the mother of the brides outfit will be current trends, personal taste and skin tone. Many mothers will select an outfit based on preference, this is not always to the brides taste, but feeling comfortable and sexy in an outfit is just as important as the colors and the style. The problem with being the mother of the bride is that you have a double whammy to contend with, people are going to looking at you and thinking about how well dressed you are all day and they are going to be looking at you to see how your daughter will turn out in a few years’ time.

Preparation

They say that your daughter’s wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. Some wedding planners and online experts have advised a mother of the bride to start planning an outfit a year or more before the big day. This may sound extreme but research has found that in the months running up to the wedding stress, anxiety and tiredness can influence your weight and bust. As the weeks before the event you stop living a normal life, eating and sleeping become a thing of the past.

Color Blind

As always black and white are the obvious no-no’s, you don’t want to wear the same color as the bride and you don’t want to look like you have worn your best funeral outfit! This season colors are sky blues right through to dark midnight blues, silky creams and delightful purples are also something to consider..

Don’t try cutting corners

Try not to take the easy way out by borrowing either your daughter’s outfits or a close friends dress. Being able to purchase a new outfit will make you feel a million dollars, it will fit your personality as well as flattering you in all the right places.

Hats off

Hats seem to have fallen out of style this season as the fashionable fascinator has really come into main stream fashion and media recently. Finding a hat to match an outfit and your facial features can be a nightmare, avoiding the classic wagon wheel hat is a must as it is now ‘perceived’ as an ‘easy option’. The hat thing is a mind field, with a fascinator you can add style and sophistication to your look without spending a fortune or wasting hours of time trying on thousands of hats.  It will always come down to personal preference however, if you feel you cannot ‘pull off’ a fashionable fascinator opt for a colorful flower clip instead. When buying a fascinator, make sure to keep your outfit in mind as you want both clothing pieces to complement each other in terms of style and color.

What you should be wearing

When selecting your outfit or dress, ensure you discuss the color and style of your dress first with the bride to ensure what you wear goes with the dress code and the decorations, you don’t want to get yourself into any sticky situations: like matching with the table clothes at the reception. Consider wearing a pencil skirt with a matching jacket for a timeless wedding look.

For summer/spring weddings this year consider floral prints on dresses and skirts, as they are on trend and ideal for weddings. This year we are expected to see many statement-making graphic florals on tops and dresses, such as this floral dress which is styled with a pretty cowl neck and sheer short angel sleeves with a bias cut skirt.

In summary, bear the following five tips in mind when purchasing your wedding outfit.

  1. Never wear a wagon wheel hat
  2. Stick to personal preference
  3. Don’t try cutting corners
  4. Make sure to have matching clothing pieces (fascinator and wedding outfit)
  5. Always ask the brides opinion

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Inspiring Styles: Making Your Daughter Proud On Her Big Day