The earlier you start to plan your look, the better. As soon as your daughter has chosen her dress for the wedding, you can start talking to her to plan your own. When you leave plenty of time between the wedding day and choosing your dress, you’ll have room to fix mistakes or make changes before the wedding day without panicking or throwing everything off-balance. You’ll also have plenty of time to get your ensemble fitted or make alterations and to gather all the perfect accessories for your look.
Follow the Bride’s Guide
Once your daughter has chosen her gown, sit and have a chat with her about all the wedding details. Consider the theme, the color scheme, how formal the event is going to be, whether it’s indoors or outside and what season it’s going to be. Find out if there’s anything special she had envisioned for you and keep an open mind about your outfit. It should be cohesive with the wedding and with your daughter’s dress.
Trust Your Gut
While there are many elements to consider and unwritten rules to follow, it’s important to trust your gut when trying to decide on the perfect mother of the bride dress. Know your body type and which cuts work best for it. If you come across a dress that meets almost all the criteria set out for you, but you just have a feeling that it’s the perfect one, go for it. Trust your gut.
Communicate Your Choices
Before you finally select a dress on your own, shortlist at least a handful and get your daughter’s opinion. Keep a good line of communication open because choosing your outfit should be a team decision between you and your daughter.
Get Pretty Prior to the Wedding
Of course, you’ll have your hair and makeup done on the day of the wedding, but it’s never a bad idea to get yourself looking and feeling pretty before the big day. Go out for a spa day and pamper yourself. Enjoy a mani-pedi, get a facial, a massage and a wax. This way, your skin will be glowing, your mails will look perfect and you’ll feel much prettier too.
The outfit you choose to wear on your daughter’s wedding day may be one of the most important ensemble choices of your life aside from what you wore on your own wedding day. Follow our mother of the bride dress style tips to find the perfect ensemble for your little girl’s big day.
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