The bride’s mother has one of the most prominent roles at a wedding. Playing a close supporting role to the bride with plenty of photo opportunities, she will want to look her best.
“Mothers of brides are often overwhelmed by outfit choices and may forget the dos and don’ts,” says Eve Roth Lindsay, managing director of style consultancy Colour Me Beautiful.
Common misjudgments include wearing the same colour as the bridal party to match the theme.
“It would be much better to pick something that complements the main colour or go for a print using the wedding colours,” Lindsay says.
“You don’t want to be the one standing out in the wedding photos, so be a wise mother and pick a hue that matches the overall motif. As long as you are staying in the same colour spectrum, you are safe.
“A good rule of thumb is to put on anything on the neutral palette. Beige, grey charcoal, brown, navy and taupe are classic colours that will never go wrong and will give you a sense of elegance and poise.”
And there is a fine line between dressing for your age and making the look too young or too old.
“Go for unique pieces that have beautiful embroidery and patterns that make you look and feel great. Avoid being too revealing or slinky.” Lindsay says.