Whether you're a blushing bride trying to find the perfect dress, or the mother of the groom trying to put together a sophisticated look... Pam Black will give you all the wedding fashion advice you need. Read more
Hi Christine , my daughter is getting married 27 th October 2012 in Bethlehem O F S The colour of the wedding is all white and silver . I am short , athletic built , blond , not fair-skinned , I am quite fond of light blue , do you think i could wear this colour ? I live in Johannesburg . We do not really want to spend a lot of money , what do you suggest ? Thank you
Finding the perfect mother of the bride outfit can be a difficult task.
Although the colour scheme of the wedding is silver and white, and you don’t have to wear these colours. There is no reason why you cannot wear your favourite colour (e.g. light blue.) Please keep in mind though that it is important that all the mothers discuss their outfits with each other and the bride beforehand and that it is inappropriate for them to wear cream or white. It is advisable to have your outfits made, instead of buying them, in order of avoiding the embarrassing situation of arriving at the wedding wearing the same outfit as a guest!
I always suggest that the mothers choose a colour that will blend in with the main colour scheme and that softer, neutral colours are usually safer choices. Perhaps you can choose outfits that you will be able to wear again or easily mix and match with other garments in your wardrobe. The colour of your outfit mustn’t be too overpowering nor must the outfit outdo the dress of the bride.
The choice of your outfit can be influenced by the style of the wedding – i.e. formal, informal, outdoors, beach, etc. Generally speaking, for a morning wedding a slack suit, a smart day suit or a dress and short jacket is suitable. For lunchtime, afternoon or evening occasions you can wear a smart suit with a camisole or a dress and jacket. For a formal evening wedding a long skirt and top (or jacket) or a long dress is appropriate.
It is often wise to go to your larger shopping centres to try on a couple of different styles at various boutiques before you have something made (suggested) or make your final decision of what you’re going to buy. Please do not feel pressurized to wear an outfit, shoes or hairstyle that will make you feel uncomfortable.
And, last but not least, keep a spare umbrella in your boot!