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25 Feb 2015

Mother of the Bride Outfits: Long vs. Short

by Fran @ Hitched

The mother of the bride will probably choose her wedding outfit based on the style of your venue and the time of day you choose to tie the knot.

As it’s our fashion special on the homepage this month I wanted to focus today’s blog on mother of the bride outfits, long vs. short – to give all the mums out there a little guidance (if required) when it comes to choosing the perfect outfit for the exciting occasion.

When to wear a long mother of the bride outfit:

I believe that the later into the evening it goes, the longer your outfit can be. So for a mother of the bride whose daughter and son-in-law to-be have chosen to tie the knot in the evening at a swanky city venue, a long dress could be ideal. A black tie wedding theme also demands a long dress for the main mother as does a destination wedding on the beach with some sensational accessories. Depending on the time of year, and the weather, a long mother of the bride outfit may require a shrug, fancy jacket or pashmina to keep warm. Long mother of the bride outfits should go down to the floor, so trying them on with the right heel height is essential.

Navy Chiffon Panel Dress with Lace Jacket from Chesca

Style J175019 from Jade by Jasmine

Style 70503 from VM by Mori Lee

Style BRD091204 from Bella Rosa 

When to wear a short mother of the bride outfit:

If you’re not afraid to show off your legs then a short (and I mean on, or just below the knee) mother of the bride outfit could be perfect for you. Consider teaming your short dress or skirt/top combo with matching shoes, a bag and either a hat or fascinator to tie the whole outfit together. Short mother of the bride outfits can look super classy and for your mum, the investment could well be something that they’ll wear time and time again. Some mothers like to tie the colour of their wedding outfit in with a shade appearing in the wedding, and others just want to look like a leading lady.

I would also recommend wearing nude tights with a short mother of the bride dress as it will look much smarter and cover up any blemishes.

DC031 from Dress Code by Veromia

Navy and Ivory Contrast Jersey Dress from Chesca

Style J165006 from Jade by Jasmine

Style 25861 from John Charles

Style 212802 from Social Occasions by Mon Cheri 

Consider booking a shopping day together to get ideas of mother of the bride outfits. Mother’s Day is coming up mid-March so why not surprise your mum with a shopping spree. Or you could try and win her a £250 voucher from Chesca on our competitions page this month! Click here to find out more and enter this exciting competition!

Fran x

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Published 25 Feb 2015 10:25 by Fran @ Hitched
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