As the mother of the bride you not only want to look your best, you want to carry out your responsibilities to the best of your ability. This means that you are quite probably going to have to do an awful lot of rushing around because that’s what the mother of the bride has to do on her daughter’s wedding day. Frilly, flouncy dresses can restrict your movements quite a lot when you’re dashing about, so you might find that a pant suit is much more suitable than a dress for the job you have to do.
Don’t think for a moment that the mother of the bride in a pant suit won’t look as feminine as all the other women there. You will still have a place of honor at the top table and you’ll still look as elegant and as feminine as your daughter would want you to. However, when wearing a lovely mother of the bride pant suit, you’ll be able to dart around dealing with any last minute emergencies with the caterers or anything else that crops up. If you find that you prefer to wear a mother of the groom dress, then that’s fine too. The important thing is to be comfortable and to enjoy your daughter’s wedding day.
Never be afraid to be original. You have an individual personality, so let it shine out. Whether your taste runs to embroidered pant suits, fancy pant suits or pant suits in a quiet, solid color, show your pleasure at being the mother of the bride with the kind of jewelry, shoes and other accessories that you wear on the day. Don’t forget to have your hair done in a new and interesting style as well!
However, even though you want to express your unique personality, make sure that your pant suit doesn’t clash with the bridesmaids’ garb. That’s quite easy to do because, if you allow your daughter to have a say (just try and stop her!), she’ll keep you on the right path and you’ll be able to set off for the wedding full of confidence in your appearance.