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Mum's the word
Q. What are the latest mother-of-the-bride trends?
A. Coryn Emma says: Gone are the days of the uniform two-piece dress and bolero jacket – unless that's what floats your boat. Fashion now more than ever is very much in the hands of the wearer, and this is great news for all you lovely mums out there, as there are plenty of options available to suit your style.
The tea dress is certainly paving the way in 2022, these fit and flare midi-style dresses can look chic in any colour, fabric or print – it's just finding the right one to suit you.
Soft silhouettes have certainly taken over the tailored look post lockdown and trouser suits in light fabrics of chiffon or crepe are also making a comeback.
Try and be open to bright pops of colour, happy shades of yellow, grass green and tomato red are just some of the primary colours that are dominating the catwalk.
Coryn Emma, Baroque Boutique
Here come the girls
Q. My mum and step-mum are going to be walking me down the aisle and want to wear dresses that will fit our theme without being too similar. Do you have any suggestions?
A. Coryn Emma says: We advise them to go shopping together but try on dressses one at a time. It's essential that each mum is focused on themselves when looking for such a special outfit.
Focus on colours that work together. Soft shades of pink work well with subtle silver/ greys, and jewel tones also work well with one another.
Take into account your wedding dress; the shape and fabric. Plain gowns will work well with lace or busier prints, textures and vice versa.
It would look much cleaner if, regardless of the shape, they wore a similar length.
Don't forget that they both need to feel comfortable and stay true to themselves. Naturally, this usually means they will be drawn to different things that highlight their individuality, this is where colour and detail are important to ensure you all look in harmony on your special day
Coryn Emma, Baroque Boutique
Q. We're planning a summer wedding for next year. What colours and styles would you suggest our mums look for?
A. Caryn Emma says: Hopefully, spring/summer 2022 will be the year of weddings with colours reflecting what will be an uplifting and energising year whilst restoring balance into our lives. Take inspiration from the orchid flower, an intense hue of magenta alongside a natural shade of olive. Butter yellow and mango sorbet are also dominant tones set to storm the catwalks, with the most predicted one being Atlantic blue.
So, where does this leave our mother-of-the-brides/grooms? The dress only option is becoming more sort after rather than the uniform dress with jacket. Bolder shades are also more popular with fashion-conscious women who are opting for re-wearable outfits that can be pulled from the wardrobe for other occasions, and designers are quick to pick up on that.
Timeless styles and lightweight fabrics are replacing more structured shapes to allow your mum the freedom to dance the night away. However, it's always important to remember that your mum has to feel comfortable and confident in her chosen outfit, so it's essential she tries on lots of different looks, shapes and colours.
Caryn Emma, Baroque Boutique