Mother of the bride or groom? It’s your lucky day! Karen Millen have teamed up with Coast to make sure you look extra special – as it’s your special day too. Known as the ultimate occasionwear destination, you can rely on Coast to bring a little style to the aisle. From chignons to clutches, read on for Coast’s Mother of the Bride or Groom style guide and look wedding perfect from head to toe…
THE HAIR AND MAKE-UP
Don’t underestimate the power of good hair and make-up! When it comes to hair, an updo is a classic for a reason. Like mother, like daughter? Twin with the beautiful bride in a chignon, or go for a side-swept bun that’ll pair perfectly with a fascinator.
Now for the make-up. Keep things subtle and pay special attention to your base so you’ll feel confident all day long. A lightly contoured, dewy look is perfect for more mature skin, plus it won’t draw attention away from your dress, or the bride. Finish things off with a do-no-wrong nude lip and a smokey brown eye. Not forgetting the most important thing of all – waterproof mascara!
From dresses to jumpsuits to even co-ords, there are no rules for Mother of the Bride outfits in 2021! However, Coast think you can always count on a Mother of the Bride midi dress… Feminine, elegant and occasion-appropriate, the midi is the perfect length for the big day.
You might have the style sorted, but what about the colour? Look to the bride’s colour scheme and make your dress match in a similar or complementary hue. Designed to flatter every skin tone with its rich shade, their gorgeous navy Mother of the Bride dresses are perfect for an autumn or winter wedding. For sunnier months, try a pop of pink instead! Move away from tried-and-tested pastels and stand out in the aisle with a bold pink Mother of the Bride dress. As you have a little more freedom than the rest of the bridal party, you can always opt for a print too. Taking the best-dressed spot (other than the bride of course!), an eye-catching printed dress will capture your personality in every wedding photo.
Whether it’s a little chilly or just want extra coverage, a Mother of the Bride cover-up is a wedding style essential. Show off your dress in all its glory with an open-front bolero, or make your cover-up the main event with floral prints and sequin embellishment. Attending a vintage-inspired wedding? Pay tribute to your favourite Old Hollywood stars and up the glam in a dramatic faux-fur stole.
The fascinator may be cliché in Mother of the Bride outfits, but this accessory never fails to top off a look in style. Asymmetric pieces are just the thing to jazz up a more simple outfit, while a floral headpiece is your ticket to accessory perfection. After all, flowers and weddings go hand-in-hand!
And when it comes to what’s in your hands – keep it cute and clutch-sized. Let clutch bags adorned with metallic finishes and embellishment add a little dazzle to your look. On the jewellery side, leave the statement bling to the bride and keep things modern yet minimal.
Last but not least, you’ll need a pair of Mother of the Bride shoes. The ultimate finishing touch to your M.O.B. look, the right shoes offer confidence from walking down the aisle to shimmying on the dancefloor. As you’d be on your feet all day, comfort should be your top priority – but it doesn’t mean your shoes can’t be stylish! Wedges provide ease of wear and a little height to boot, while an on-trend block heel (with a supportive slingback) keeps you easily dancing ‘til dawn…