Spring styles for mother of the bride

The start of spring is always associated with weddings. Exciting styles have been designed for this season. We are seeing an abundance of pastels from lilac to aqua and lemon, but also a strong emphasis on monochrome and feminine florals. Cuts and shapes are ultra flattering, taking into account feminine shapes to help flatter us with asymmetrical necklines, knee lengths, and waist accentuating details such as ruching and gathering.

Shopping for a mother of the bride outfit is an exiting experience, but it can sometimes be stressful. I always advise to go for style that truly suits you and makes you feel comfortable. Before organising your shopping trip ensure that you have an idea of what you would like to get. Choose a shape that makes the most of your figure, then concentrate on the right colour. If you want to go for pastel, lilac and dusty pink are the most popular shades this spring. Paired with cream, they will exude elegance. Luis Civit has designed a beautiful lilac and cream two piece knee-length dress with cream bolero jacket and matching belt. Not only will it accentuate your shape, but you will be comfortable. I particularly like the cap sleeves which mean that you will still be comfortable when taking the jacket off. Choose accessories and headpiece in the same colours as the outfit, and opt for silver jewellery or pearls.

Monochrome is one of the biggest fashion stories of the season. Yet it has always been in fashion and always will be. Cream and black is a combination to look for when shopping for a mother of the bride outfit. The label Zeila at Anthony Ryans does superb monochrome outfits. Whether it is in abstract designs with feminine details such as belts and sheer cap sleeves, or colour blocking, if the design suits you, monochrome will work wonders. Two ways to accessorise it: Keep it all monochrome with black and cream accessories, or pair monochrome with one bright colour of accessories, such as red hat and shoes.

Designs are more flattering than ever with fabrics such as net, chiffon, jersey, taffeta, and materials that act as shapewear to hold you in where you need it. We are also seeing interesting layering of different fabrics, such as lace over iridescent taffeta in contrasting colours to create amazing depth.

A dress teamed with a jacket or coat seems to be a favourite look this season as it is easy to wear and accessorise, and suits most shapes. Designs are more interesting this season with higher quality and attention to details: beautiful embellishments such as flowers, rosettes, ribbons in taffeta, chiffon or lace, crystals and beading worked into bows, flowers, and belts, being featured in most of designer John Charles’ spring collection.

Speaking of details, the foundation of your outfit is paramount. Your underwear should fit you and flatter you to near perfection, which will lead to exquisite look.

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