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As Mother of the Bride What should You Wear?

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As Mother of the Bride What should You Wear?

You’re just as excited about the big day as the bride. This will be one of the most important days of your life as well as your daughter’s, and you’ll want to look your best.

The Mother of The Bride plays an important role and even though the bride is the star, there is one person everyone will watch – the Mother of The Bride. At your daughter’s wedding day, you will be on show so choosing your outfit is vitally important. There are a number of things to keep in mind when choosing your outfit here are a few tips to help you find the perfect outfit.

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Wearing white or cream is absolutely out of the question, unless the bride requests it, or is wearing a coloured wedding dress. Likewise, as Mother of The Bride, anything too revealing would be considered a little tasteless. Red is also considered a no no as it is too eye catching.

Co-ordinate the wedding party

You are part of the wedding party, and a coordinated look will work better for photographs and the overall colour scheme of the wedding, than a colour and style completely at odds with the bride and bridesmaids.

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Don’t forget to check with the Mother of the Groom. Imagine if you wore the same outfit!

Be Comfortable

As Mother of The Bride you’ll on your feet for a large part of the day as well as attending the ceremony. By the end of the reception you will have been busy for many hours. So, you need an outfit – especially shoes! – that feel good as well as look great. Don’t wear an ill fitting outfit it is always better to concentrate on FIT rather than get hung up on SIZE. An outfit that is too tight will be really uncomfortable by the end of the evening and will never be as flattering as one that is well fitting and correctly sized.

Before making a final decision on your outfit consult your daughter, and let the Mother of The Groom know what you plan to wear.


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Consider how formal the wedding will be. A black-tie wedding may need full-length gown – a pretty, summer dress may be ideal for a beach wedding. If the wedding is a formal affair a suit with match hat, bag and gloves always looks elegant.


Choose a style to suit your figure type. You can disguise many figure faults if you wear a a garment that fits properly and flatters your figure type.


Find a colour that blends with the rest of the wedding party – you will be in the photos. Avoid white, cream, red and black.


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Unless your daughter is having a beach wedding a solid colour will photograph better than a print. If you want a patterned fabric try something with a self pattern.

Wanda Arnold’s website will help you find your perfect Mother of The Bride Outfit and buy it online. Helpful tips and information for choosing fabrics and styles that suit you and flatter your figure type. You can see site reviews and link to online stores.

1 thought on “As Mother of the Bride What should You Wear?

  1. thank you am very very thankful that I got a chance to read these post I been searching some advice what to wear for a wedding party, it’s a wedding of my daugther coming this sept. 2nd week. I want to glow on that day also and to surprise my princess.

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