A wedding is a life-changing event not only for the bride and groom but also for their families. It is especially an important day for the matriarchs, who are going to play a crucial role in such a joyous occasion. Hence, it is extremely necessary to pick out the perfect mother-of-the-groom/mother-of-the-bride outfit to wear that will complement the wedding and her personality!
Choosing the Right Outfit
As the matriarch of the family, she is expected to set an example as a perfect embodiment of elegance and grace. With that in mind, let us first funnel down the ways to put together the best mother-of-the-bride/groom wardrobe, shall we?
Consider the Wedding Theme and Dress Code
As we have mentioned, you will be playing a pivotal role. You will be setting the tone of the wedding which is why it is absolutely necessary for you to complement it whether by color or dress code. You can start by taking inspiration from the wedding’s color palette. Once you’ve decided which color would work best for you, it’s time to follow the dress code. For a black tie wedding, you will want a floor-length gown and pair it with heels. If it’s a casual beach wedding, you can do away with a jumpsuit or a lovely maxi dress and a pair of flats.
Comfort and Style
We love a mama with taste — but a mama who’s smart to know how to play with style without abandoning comfort? Now that’s the mama we want to be!
We know it’s tempting to choose the most figure-hugging dress — and you can! Just make sure the dress hugs you in the right places where it won’t be too hard for you to breathe. Remember, you’re wearing that dress for the whole day! You have to be comfortable so you can shine your brightest!
Think of the Time of Day
If you think any dress you choose will suffice no matter what time the wedding will occur, hold that thought, mama. You might want to change your mind. A daytime wedding would mean the sun is out, the temperature might be high, and the backdrop will definitely look different. It is best to wear dresses with light fabric and opt for lighter colors. If it’s an evening affair, darker colors would serve you better!
Don’t Upstage the Bride and Groom
If you’re an internet dweller such as myself, you might have heard of several Reddit stories of mothers-in-law wearing white, or worse, a wedding dress! While we highly encourage you to look your best, the goal should be to be the best-looking guest at the wedding, not the best-looking person at the wedding. Remember that the bride and groom should be the focus of the day and not mom’s feather hat!
Now that we’ve covered the basics, feel free to save and browse through some of the wardrobe inspiration we put together for you!
We hope we are able to aid you in finding the perfect outfit for this life-changing occasion. We can’t wait to see how stunning you will look!