As the mother of the bride, it's only right you'll want to look your best on your daughter's big day. But, it's not just about your outfit. The accessories you choose to complement it with can have a big impact on your overall look.
Here, Sarah Buck from pre-owned jewellery specialist, Est1897 shares her top tips for finding the perfect pieces to go with your wedding outfit.
Your little girl is all grown up and her big day is just around the corner! While you're bound to be busy helping your daughter to plan her wedding, it's important you take some time to prepare yourself, too. While you may have already found the perfect mother of the bride outfit, giving some thought to the accessories you'll complement it with on the day will ensure you really look the part.
From finding the right colour scheme for your jewellery to narrowing down the type of pieces you'll wear, there's plenty to think about. Here, I’ll be sharing my top jewellery tips that'll help you to look well put-together on the day.
Consider the cut and shape of your outfit
The most common mother of the bride outfit consists of a beautiful dress but thinking about the details of this can help you to make smart jewellery choices. For example, if you have a high neck dress, adding a necklace can make your outfit look too busy, while bracelets stacked on top of long sleeves can cause the same issue.
Instead, look for opportunities to fill any empty spaces with accessories. For square or sweetheart necklines, decorative drop necklaces or statement earrings can add a luxurious touch and tie your look together. If your dress is long sleeved and high-necked, try selecting a pair of subtle stud earrings and opting for brooches or pins for an understated style boost.
Colour match your accessories to the bridal party
As part of the bride's nearest and dearest, many mothers choose to create a sense of cohesion between themselves and the bridal party. When it comes to doing this with jewellery it's simple, all you need to do is pick accessories in the same colour or hue as the bridal party's dresses or outfits.
If they're wearing deep reds, selecting some dazzling ruby rings, necklaces or bracelets can help to tie your look in with theirs. Alternatively, if they're dressed in more neutral colours, like blush or pale pink, consider incorporating pink quartz or pink sapphire into your jewellery to ensure you all match nicely.
Choose wearable pieces
Your daughter's wedding day won't just be a wonderful memory for the happy couple, but also for you, too. What better way to preserve these memories than by investing in wearable pieces that will remind you of the wedding each time you put them on?
While you might want to make a statement with your jewellery for the day, if this isn't your usual style, it's unlikely you'll wear the piece again. Instead, opting for subtler pieces you can incorporate into your everyday looks will be great.
This could include picking simple, dainty pieces that include little gemstone details, as opposed to chunky, oversized jewellery. Similarly, choosing types of jewellery you actually wear will help you to get the most out of your accessories. Don't be tempted to buy extravagant necklaces, if simpler ring styles are your usual style.
Your daughter should be the centre of attention on their big day, so it's important to make sure you're not over-accessorising. Wearing too many statement pieces at once can take the focus away from her and turn it towards you, so don't be tempted to try out a new style on the day of the wedding.
My top jewellery tip would be to find the right balance between being identifiable as an important part of the wedding, as well as being minimal enough to let your daughter shine. This could mean opting for a simple matching set consisting of diamond studs, a necklace and a tennis bracelet to add subtle touches of luxury to your look.
Whether you need help choosing the colour or type of jewellery to wear on your daughter's wedding day, hopefully my top four tips have helped.
Now it's time to enjoy the occasion!