Coryn Emma, the co-founder and director of Baroque Boutique tells us how to find the perfect outfit for the mother-of-the-bride.
Coryn says: "Postponed seems to be the theme of most weddings this year but think of the party yet to come and if lockdown is anything to go by, it will be here before you know it! Under the current circumstances, brides-to-be are left feeling stressed, disheartened and frustrated, but all you amazing mums out there have been rallying around, trying to raise a smile and sharing the stress, so you deserve to look your best when the big day finally comes around.
"Research the different mother-of-the-bride designers and jot down the ones that interest you. Try to be open-minded, it’s good to try on a range of styles to get a clear idea of what it is you look and feel great in.
"Appointments allow for preparation so we can ensure you have an excellent experience. Pre-booking will also make you’re in the right mind-set as you know you’re going to be trying on different styles and analysing what it is you want from your outfit.
"Budgets, colour schemes and problem areas give your stylist something to work with, this way we can ensure you’re trying on outfits that uplift you rather than things that don’t fit or leave you feeling deflated. We want you to be able to have a good choice, not a pick of a bad bunch!
"As a stylist, we can only work off what we see, but we want the opinion of those who know you, so bring that special person who’s opinion really counts!
"Be honest with what you do and don’t like, just because someone else says you look great doesn’t mean you feel it. Keep in mind that some designers will change fabrics, offer different colours and have set order times which all need to be factored in.
"Sadly, our personal service has changed becoming slightly more impersonal. Therefore face coverings mask, gloves, washing hands, and social distancing are mandatory, however, we’re trying our best to ensure your experience is thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish.
"We advise you to look for your outfit at least six months before the wedding date as you need to factor in order times and alterations.
"There are a huge variety of designs and styles to choose from, such as dresses with sleeves for the colder months, a wrap or cape, tailored trousers, jumpsuits or flowing chiffon.
"When it comes to colours remember to compliment not clash! Incorporating the bridesmaids’ dresses is a tradition but not a necessity. The main priority is that your outfit suits your complexion. You can always add a touch of colour to your accessories, particularly the hat and bag."
To find out more, visit www.baroqueboutique.co.uk
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