What do you wear when you are the Mother of the Bride or Groom and the wedding is early afternoon, but the reception is not until the evening?
Is a dressy suit more appropriate or an evening gown? The answer in this situation is, either is acceptable.However, some choose to play it both ways, like my friend Barbara.
Barb’s son Andrew got married a few weeks ago and she decided she would wear one outfit to the ceremony and another to the party. She’s a fashionista!!
Here’s Barb at 1:00 in the afternoon at the church in a black skirt and stunning fuschia jacket. She’s a summer and the color was spectacular on her.
After the ceremony for the photo taking she changed into this dramatic black number (which she had made) and wore it to the 5:00 P.M. reception held at a posh supper club.
As you can see this dress is black. Black is quite accceptable to wear to a wedding as mother of the bride, but Barb felt more comfortable in the pink at the church. Both dresses are very practical.
The suit is perfect some other dressy occasion like a christening or charity event, and the black dress would be great for any kind of formal dinner/dance or even New Years’s Eve.
For more great ideas on what to wear as Mother of the Bride or Groom pick up a copy of my popular ebook: Tweak Your Chic – What to Wear as Mother of the Bride.
This book is packed full of suggestions for how to look fabulous on this very special moment. It’s once in a lifetime so why not look absolutely fabulous?