Are you looking for that perfect mother-of-the-bride dress but you need help deciding what style to choose? You’re not alone. Choosing a special dress for your daughter’s big day is a big deal and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Here are a few tips and tricks to guide you through the process.
Traditionally, a mother-of-the-bride dress complements the wedding party’s outfits, although it doesn't necessarily need to match. But these days, the rules are much looser. In fact, when it comes to rules, there really aren’t too many to follow – other than avoiding white, of course, or whatever colour the bride is wearing.
So, while the world’s your oyster when it comes to your dress, here are some things to keep in mind.
Choose a style you’re comfortable in
It's important to choose a dress you look great in but also feels comfortable, so be sure to choose something that ticks both boxes.
Myer offers an array of mother of the bride dresses, from sleek evening gowns to dreamy off-the-shoulder gowns and trendy midis and maxi dresses. Browse the collection to find a fit and style you love.
What about colour?
If the colour scheme is important to the bride, take colour cues from the wedding party’s outfits.
But if you have a bit more free rein, choose from all sorts of on-trend hues and patterns including, vibrant oranges and pinks, to glamourous silver chrome – with or without sparkles.
Acidic hues are very popular right now if you want something that makes a statement.
For a more subtle look, try muted tones or pastels like blush pink, lavender, mint green, baby blue, and pale yellow. Or for a timeless quality opt for navy blue or deep green.
Top off your mother-of-the-bride look with a handbag or clutch to suit your style. Myer’s edit includes everything from woven paper straw clutches – perfect for a summer beach wedding – to sleek mesh bags for a dressier look.