A day full of joy, a cause for celebration and a tribute to reaching a life milestone are some of the main things a wedding represents. An event which is certainly of utmost importance for the bride and the groom, but also immensely significant for the closest members of the family. Hence, you, as the mother of the groom, are expected to play a special role during the whole ceremony. You will greet and talk with every guest, mingle, dance, sit in the front row and, without a doubt, be noticed by everyone present. Therefore, you should work on your appearance well in advance. If you are not sure where to start, don’t hesitate to use the following tips.
To begin with, you should start planning your outfit around six months before the wedding. Surely, it is an unwritten rule, but having certain things crossed off from the list, well before the wedding, will leave you enough time to be more involved and helpful to the bride regarding all other wedding preparations. However, you should let the mother of the bride pick her outfit first according to the wedding etiquette and maybe consult with the bride as well so you can be in synch with the theme of the wedding and the bridesmaids’ dresses. It will create an effortless visual appeal if all of you, who participate in the wedding ceremonies, complement each other.
Once you have gone through the basics with the bride and the mother of the bride, you should start thinking about the actual look and the attributes you want to accentuate. If you are proud of your toned arms, don’t be afraid to wear a sleeveless garment; if you have a nipped-in waistline, try accessorising with a belt, and if you have great legs – don’t hide them under a gown of taffeta or tulle. Or, if you are going for a simple but elegant look which creates the illusion of an hourglass figure, then a top and a gently flared skirt are the simple but perfect choices.
When it comes to picking the clothing pieces, try thinking out of the box. That being said, why not avoid the traditional, monotonous and expected choice – a dress, and go for combinations that will make you feel comfortable, beautiful, graceful and unique instead? You can choose from the great variety of the mother of the groom tops and look gorgeous in a chiffon style top with flower print and dramatic bell sleeves made of silk or maybe a top made from exquisite lace that gives off a rich and commanding vibe. Furthermore, a top with a cut in half length bell sleeves draping down the arm and a split feature at the back can add to the elegance and comfort. All mother of the groom tops can make for a great combination when matched with a black voluminous skirt or the standard black pencil skirt which can be a fantastic alternative to the classic pantsuits.
Finally, you can combine your choice of a top with a cropped style bolero blazer as it is a model that fits perfectly any body type. Also, it is a great way to add a little extra coverage and warmth without smothering your outfit, especially if it is a winter or autumn wedding. A reason plus to go for a blazer instead of a jacket is the blazer’s versatility – you can wear the blazer with casual outfits, with a stylish evening wear or to work.