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Mother of the Bride style for the over 50’s

Style 29145 from John Charles

Need help finding what to wear for your daughter’s big day? Look no further! Here we have tips on what’s best to wear as a Mother of the Bride for over 50s.

What kind of style should I go for?

The best style to go for as mother of the bride all depends on when and where the wedding destination is. If the wedding is during the Summer or abroad in a hotter destination then consider wearing something lightweight, chiffon or satin, pastel hued and floral print occasion dresses are your best option. Whereas for Winter weddings or a formal venue, you should consider more structured wool-silk fabrics. When deciding what style of dress to go for its important to consider the venue and formality of the wedding. For example, a floaty maxi dress would be perfect for a destination wedding, while you might opt for a structured midi dress for an elegant venue back home in Ireland.

What colours should I wear ?

The best colours to wear as mother of the bride are blues, greens, purples and neutrals such as emerald, navy, plum, or silver as these versatile and universally flattering palettes make it easier to harmonise to the bride. Consider the wedding party attire for example if the bridal party is wearing black, as the mother you might want to choose something in silver or if the bridesmaids are wearing cobalt blue, a navy dress would go perfectly. 

Do I have to wear a hat?

While hats are traditional, practicality should be the main consideration. This day typically involves a lot of embracing so if you do choose to wear a hat try to go for something with a small brim. For relaxed or evening ceremonies, styled hair and well-chosen earrings may be all you need! 

What kind of accessories should I wear?

When choosing shoes trying to be comfortable while upholding a sense of elegancy is key. Block heels and wedge sandals offer stability on sand or grass while slingback heels and court shoes would nee better for a city setting. Keep the heel height below three inches to stay comfortable and upright all day! Lastly, try to choose a clutch bag that pairs with your shoes and make sure there enough room for your essentials.

Featured image: Style 29145 from John Charles

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