Stylish Mother of the Bride
If your daughter is tying the knot in Thailand, it’s likely that plenty of eyes will also be on you when the big day comes around. Here’s how to strike the right balance with your accessories.
Ticking all the right style boxes on your daughter’s wedding can prove to be a challenge for many women. Mums have to perfect the art of accessorizing to strike the right balance between stylish and edgy – without wearing something slightly too young for their age.
Of course, creating the perfect look all begins with selecting the right outfit. If your daughter is getting married in Thailand, you’ll also need to select an ensemble that will help you remain comfortable in the tropical temperatures.
Accessorizing is a major part of establishing the appropriate style, whether it’s jewellery, a handbag or a light summer jacket.
Below are a few essential tips.
Mismatch your Jewellery
While it may be tempting to splash out on a necklace with matching earrings, this approach to accessorising can make your whole ensemble look a little dated. Instead, infuse your jewellery choice with modernity by mixing and matching a little bit – or even going without. Rather than covering your décolletage with a necklace, let your skin shine instead. Introduce a pair of statement chandelier earrings to achieve real wow factor, like shooting star rose-gold plated drop earrings from Aamaya by Priyanka.
When it comes to a bag to carry your camera/phone, lipstick and maybe even a few tissues, a clutch bag always scores highly in the style stakes. Not only does a clutch inject instant class into an outfit, but it also brings more of a modern edge to your ensemble. The metallic spotted envelope pouch from Dries Van Noten comes with an optional chain so the bag can be worn over the shoulder when you need your hands free to take photographs.
Less is More
Less is often more, and this rule goes for the bride, bridesmaids and mother of the bride too. Rather than throwing on all your best jewellery, amassed over decades of collecting, it’s often better to make a stylish statement by wearing less bling. A simple bangle bracelet is sometimes the easiest way to go about this. Delicate and eye-catching, the rose gold-plated bangle from British designer Monica Vinader is a winner on all fronts.
Once the sun sets, it’s possible that you will want something to keep off the cool sea breeze. Rather than opting for a casual pashmina, a more structured choice like a smart bolero or blazer will imbue your outfit with instant elegance. The diamante-detail silk jacket by Versace is a classic choice. Thanks to its structured silhouette and opulent embellishment, this jacket embodies all the things we have come to love about this Italian fashion house.
Traditional wedding etiquette dictates that it’s only polite to remove your hat once the mother of the bride has removed hers. In order for this to work, the bride’s Mum needs a fabulous statement piece that won’t fail to capture the attention of other guests. Juliette Botterill Millinery’s wide brim quill fascinator has the practical advantage of keeping the sun off your face, but it’s about as striking and elegant as you can get. Botterill developed her millinery skills under the guidance of world-famous hat maker Philip Treacy, so it’s no wonder this one is so spectacular.
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