Fashion Advice for the Mother of the Bride - Charleston, SC

 As the mother of the bride, you have an important role in your daughter’s wedding. You want to look your best, but you also don’t want to overshadow the bride! Here are some fashion tips for you that will ensure your daughter’s big day is perfect for her and for you: 


Be Unique

While it is your daughter’s big day, there’s no reason you can’t have a little fun too! Visit shops and look at fashion magazines to first start thinking about your ideal look. It’s usually best to start shopping for your outfit 4-12 months in advance if you don’t want to risk wearing the same dress as someone else. For a cheap alternative to buying an expensive outfit in a magazine is to take a picture of it to a good tailor. They usually can recreate the outfit at a lesser price than it was listed, and you get to wear a unique, designer look to your daughter’s wedding!



Don’t leave accessory shopping until the last minute. A statement necklace, a pair of intricate earrings, or a meaningful bracelet can really pull your whole outfit together. It’s a good idea to shop for accessories from several different places. That way, you won’t have to worry about anyone else picking out the same necklace as you. 


Don’t Forget About Pictures!

Certain fashion trends can affect the way you look in pictures, and since these pictures are going to be hanging in every relative’s home for the foreseeable future, it’s best to consider this when you’re picking out an outfit. You may want to avoid prints for your wedding outfit. They date quickly and may distract from the bride. Instead, go for something classic. However, stripes, spots, or florals are timeless, and will flatter just about anyone on the day of the wedding and in pictures years later. 


Get a Personal Stylist

One way to avoid stressful shopping is to hire a personal stylist. They know when the best time to shop is, where to get certain accessories, and what’s in style right now. With a personal stylist, you can focus more on supporting your daughter and future son-in-law as opposed to worrying about what you’re going to wear.