Ravishing Mother of the Bride Outfits
Nothing in this world can beat the widest and the brightest smile and intrinsic happiness the mother of the bride (or groom) feel hearing the words “rishta pakka hogaya”. For a mother it’s the world’s most joyous occasion, not only is she ecstatic to have found the perfect match for her child, she gets to deck up in the most exquisite outfits out there. With all guests not just keeping a watchful eye on what the bride will be wearing, but also what style of saree or jewelry the mother of the bride or groom is donning, we can precisely relate to the stress of “dress to impress” she must be going through.
So, hello brides, we’re here, yet again to your rescue, bringing to you the latest in mommy of the bride (or groom) fashion some of the yesteryear stars are sporting these days. Right from the sharmilee Sharmila Tagore to the bold and beautiful Rekhajee, here are some ideas and inspirations for mother of the bride outfits your mummyji will look oh so dapper in. After all, she is your modern khayalaton wali mom, who deserves to look nothing less than the best.
Hema Malini – Royal Look
Velvet Pallu sarees give a stunning and royal feel. You can replace the heavy material with lighter alternatives, such as lycra or faux velvet that give the same imperial look but feel comparatively subtle and light. Team the saree with statement jewelry like a matching chunky choker necklace, stud earrings and gold bangles, that’s all. If your mom is blessed with beautiful long tresses, leave them loose and apply minimal makeup to complete the look.
Sharmila Tagore – Sweet and Endeared Look
Not matter what style of saree you make your mom wear or select, jewellery is what will define her aura and style statement. A double pendant necklace with matching earrings in soft pastel hues with diamond or gold work on them can be quite an eye catcher. If you wish to give your mom a modern Sharmila Tagore look, ask your stylist to give her side-swept bangs and soft curls to complete the look.
Dimple Kapadia – Heavy Traditional Look
If you wish to have your mum match her attire to yours, you can take inspiration from this classy mother-daughter duo. Looking breathtakingly gorgeous in a red-orange Kanjeevaram saree and heavy traditional gold ornaments, this is one queenly look your mom can put on at your wedding.
For pre-wedding functions like mehndi, soft coloured printed or embroidered sarees with a dash of vibrant hues like pink or an orange border worn with a cocktail ring and stud earrings look mashallah!
Ila Arun – Offbeat Look
Having an offbeat wedding and want your mom to match up to the style? Go for the Ila Arun look. Ethnic anarkali lehengas or anarkalis paired with unique Rajasthani jewelry and long, bold bindis. Interesting, eh?
Jaya Bachchan – Light Traditional Look
Contradictory to our prior suggestion, if your mum is the kind who only does the talking through her saree, then Jaya Bachchan surely knows how to steal the show that way. She looks resplendent as ever in exquisite sarees, minimalist jewelry, hair tied up in a bun covered with gajras and slight makeup. If your mommy dear is not the dressy kind, this is how she can match your glam quotient on your big day.
Neena Gupta – Minimalist Look
Some like it and keep it simple, yet make a striking appearance and a bold statemnt. This could be the perfect look the mother of the bride or groom can wear for the pre-wedding functions. Where she doesn’t necessarily need to dress to impress, yet put on a commendable look matching that of her daughter.
Neeta Lulla – Elegant Traditional Look
Taking a cue from the stylist herself you can make your mom look flawless in a Kanjeevaram saree draped in an unconventional way teaming it up beautifully with an exquisite gold waist belt and matching jewelry with hair tied up in a bun and adorned with gajras. Simply ravishing!
Neetu Singh – Shimmery Look
Mom loves bling, shine, shimmer and the works?! She doesn’t need to spend a lot on her jewelry for your big day, just a metallic anarkali or saree could do the job. Side style curled bun, gemstone danglers and a funky bejeweled clutch can make her look oh so sexy!
Kirron Kher – Funky Traditional Look
Punjabi mummies like all things different, take cue from Kirron Kher who wore a white Pathan Patola Sari for designer Gaurang with a long and heavy silver oxidized neckpiece, funky bangles and a maangtika.
Raveena Tandon – Graceful Look
You don’t need any funky, chunky or heavy jewelry if your gown looks so pretty and amazing. Simple evening gown with long flowing sleeves and a punch of colour, basic jewelry, well-matched makeup and outward curls is all you need to make your mom look stunning for an evening celebration or a catholic wedding.
Rekha – Sensuous Traditional Look
Peacock blue and gold combinations are trending and Rekha knows exactly how to keep up with fashion trends and look amazingly sensuous in traditional attire. Matching gold traditional jewelry set with lovely bangles and a bejeweled clutch is all you need to complete the look.
Shabana Azmi – Minimal
Heavily embellished saree with small and wide weaved borders, hair tied up in a side-swept bun and large multi-tier traditional jhoomar earrings can make your mom look suave, just like Shabana Azmi. Try this look on.