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Choosing Stylish and Flattering Mother of the Bride Dresses

Veni Infantino | Navy/silver bow dress | 992104B | Mary's of Enfield

It’s a very exciting time when your child is getting married. The wedding day is all about the happy couple of course, but as the mother of the bride or the mother of the groom, it’s also a special occasion for you. As befits your place at the wedding, you deserve a super flattering outfit that will not only mean you look gorgeous, you’ll feel amazing too.    

When it comes to choosing stylish and flattering mother of the bride dresses, there’s a lot to take into account which we’ll explore in more detail in this blog. 

Body shape 

Choosing an outfit that’s a flattering fit for your body shape is the most important consideration of all. There’s no point in spending a lot of money on a dress that looks stunning on the hanger if it’s not flattering to your body shape. Therefore, the best place to begin is to find out which dress style or styles will suit your body type best and take it from there.

The advantage of buying a mother of the bride outfit from a specialist shop is that you’ll be looked after by experienced staff who will encourage you to try on lots of different styles to help you work out which one is the best for your body. 

Top Tip: if you’re planning on wearing shapewear underneath your dress on the day of the wedding, make sure you’re wearing it when trying on outfits as you’ll get a much more accurate fit.

Your personal style

Personal style is also a hugely important consideration. In times gone by, the classic mother of the bride was expected to fit into a certain stereotype, but that’s no longer the case. These days, women are a glorious mixture of different personalities. We’ve all learned to embrace – and love – our individuality and this is a wonderful opportunity to find an outfit that asserts your individuality and that you’ll look and feel utterly fabulous in! 

In fact, there’s no such thing as just one perfect dress that’s right for the modern mother of the bride. Some embrace vivacious vibrant colours while others prefer beautiful pastels; some favour the timeless elegance of a classic day dress and matching jacket, while others want to tread lightly in a floaty floral dress; some want to shine in breathtaking evening wear, and others are looking for sophisticated day wear that wouldn’t look out of place in the Royal Enclosure at Ascot. 

Everyone’s different, and everyone needs to find an outfit that reflects their ‘personal brand’. When you know you look gorgeous, you’ll radiate confidence and self-assurance… and look simply stunning in all the photos! The aim is to find you something that makes you feel an ‘elevated version’ of yourself.

It’s all in the detail 

Once you have the dress in the bag, chic accessories can really elevate your look. Plus, it’s fun to think about shoes, hats, bags and jewellery. The details can make or break an outfit, so once you’ve narrowed down your favourite selection of dresses in store it’s important to see them with a hat and matching shoes to give you an idea of the complete look. It’s rare to attend an occasion that encourages wearing a fabulous hat nowadays, so make the most of it and have your Pretty Woman moment! 

Ask for help 

When you’re buying an outfit for such a special day, it can be worth going with someone who’ll give you honest and supportive feedback, for example your daughter, a trusted friend or your partner. You’ll also benefit from the experience and expertise of a personal shopper. Shopping at a specialist mother of the bride store can be hugely helpful because you’ll be helped by professionals who understand body types, have a good eye for detail, a knowledge of trends, as well as a great understanding of what will work best for you. 

Check out our range of elegant dresses designed especially for the mother of the bride and mother of the groom dresses. If you see something you like, come and see us in our Hoddesdon shop! Viewings are by appointment only which means we can guarantee you’ll get the time and attention you need to shop for the perfect outfit. Click here to check our availability and to book your appointment on Calendly. Alternatively contact us via our online form.

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