Accessories for the Mother of the Bride: The Finishing Touch


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Accessories — The Finishing Touch!


One of the biggest mistakes mothers make is in breathing a sigh of relief once they have decided upon their dress, and completely forgetting about the accessories. Accessories are to a mother’s dress what a frame is to a painting. It completes the picture and draws the eye in.


Jewelry: Necklaces and earrings add sparkle around the face as mothers walk down the aisle and are viewed at the reception. The proper earring can bring out cheekbones and showcase bone structure, actually giving a lift to the face. The perfect necklace can frame the face and even elongate the upper torso. If a mother chooses to wear an asymmetrical neckline or a one-shoulder gown, great earrings paired with an oversized bracelet will truly make a statement. In addition, there’s nothing like the sparkle of crystals to bring out and enhance hand-beading and sewn crystals on dresses and gowns.


Purse: Mothers should not forget to carry a purse. Not only does a chic clutch look smart, it has the added bonus of keeping the mother’s arm in check as she’s escorted down the aisle. Most importantly, it is invaluable for carrying all those little necessities (such as a handkerchief, compact, and lipstick) needed for drying tears and touching up after the ceremony, before additional photo are taken. For the mother who doesn’t want to wear a corsage, flowers may be attached to the purse as an elegant alternative.


Shoes: Comfortable shoes are a must. For those with serious foot problems, it is perfectly acceptable to slip into a second more comfortable pair at the reception. If a gown is being worn, it is important to check before hand to make sure the hem will still be the proper length if changing into a lower heel. This will avoid possible tripping and damage to the gown itself. Speaking of damage, if a shoe with rhinestones is chosen, make sure to check to see if the stones are set in prongs. These prongs will snag and tear the hemline of a gown. If this occurs, the only way to salvage the gown is to convert it into a short dress.


If you want to delve further into the exciting world of weddings, tune into Mother of The Bride airing back-to-back episodes every Friday at 9 and 9:30 p.m. on SliceTM.




MOB Special-Occasion Style from T. Carolyn Fashions’ Terrie Tibbetts Martin

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With all of those pre-wedding parties and events coming up you’ll want to look your best. Remember, as a mother, you’re an integral part of the celebrations. By putting thought early on into what you will wear to the engagement party, bridal showers and rehearsal dinner, you won’t find yourself grabbing something out of your closet at the last minute… (Click on the link below to read more)

If The Shoe Fits…

If you’ve chosen a gown for your child’s wedding, make sure that your shoes don’t have any prongs to hold crystals. The tiny teeth of the prongs will snag the bottom of your gown. Over the years I have seen many cases of beautiful shoes tearing up evening gowns. The only solution to salvage a gown that has suffered this fate is to hem the gown and use it as a cocktail dress.


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