DON’T feel you/they have to stray from tradition. There’s a reason a certain style has always reigned supreme when it comes to mothers-of-the-bride – a classic structured dress in a pretty shade is the ideal starting point.
DO shop around. Much like a wedding dress, even if you/they think you’ve found the ‘one’, it’s worth trying on a variety of options – you can’t know for sure until you’ve properly done your research.
DO elevate the look with great accessories. Even the simplest of dresses can be made more impactful with a statement hat or shoe – go matchy-matchy or for contrasting shades for something bolder.
DON’T go too over the top. You/they won’t want to outshine the bride.
DON’T buy something you/they won’t wear again. With so many structured dresses, tweed jackets and skirt suits out there, if it’s something you/they feel amazing in, the cost per wear will take care of itself.