A GUIDE TO:
MOTHER OF THE BRIDE(OR GROOM) STYLE
Elegance is key when it comes to choosing a wedding day outfit as the mother of the bride (or groom).
Follow MANNING CARETLL’s lead with classic pieces that look the part.
If you’re the mother of the bride (MOTB) or mother of the groom (MOTG) at upcoming nuptials – congratulations!
Weddings are a special day for all involved. And choosing the right outfit is one part of ensuring celebrations go smoothly.
When it comes to wedding guest style, the most important rule is to follow the couples’ lead. You will be able to tell a lot about the theme and style of the occasion based on the invitation, dress code and location. And if you’re in the wedding party or a parent to the bride or groom, you will have insider access to their preferences. Finding a dress that makes everyone feel happy is the key to nailing mother of the bride (or groom) style.
Why do the parents of the bride and groom have a specific outfit?
What should the MOTB or MOTG wear?
As wedding day etiquette continues to evolve, MOTB and MOTG outfits are less restrictive. You should choose something that you feel comfortable wearing – but that doesn’t mean it has to be ultra conservative or bathed in beige tones. If the theme of the wedding is black tie, you would look for a floor-length gown and choose accessories that match the mood. For cocktail or garden party dress codes, adding a pop of colour or subtle print could be a good choice.
There are three main outfit formulas to follow: finding a dress that you both love, choosing a coordinating top and skirt (that mimics a dress but makes you feel comfortable) or opting for a tailored pantsuit. This is where the dress code and the bride and groom’s own personal style will help you decipher the best choice. In general, it is common to choose longer hemlines for dresses and skirts (you don’t have to go for a maxi, a beautiful midi can be the right silhouette depending on the details). If you prefer to wear a pair of pants, choosing a blouse that balances the structure is a great way to soften your look. Feminine details like lace, embroidery or ruffles will come into play here.