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Plus Size Mother of the Groom Outfit to Impress and Flatter Your Figure!

This is one of the most asked questions I get as a stylist. What can I wear to my sons wedding. 
Finding something that will make you feel beautiful, comfortable and getting the daughter-in-laws stamp of approval can be no easy task. 
I remember my son's wedding, 20 years ago I was daunted by the prospect of having to look the part, wear a dress, when I'm more of a pant and skirt girl, and more importantly be comfortable. 
My task was even harder as due to a past foot operation I couldn't wear high heels so felt like I had to dress down to match a flat shoe. But oh the agony I endured by taking panadol during the wedding just so I could wear a medium high heel shoe to look the part.
Plus I have never worn that expensive $900 dress again it sadly is still hanging in my wardrobe.
All sounds a bit familiar?
Happily gone are those days when MOB have to wear one off gowns. Mothers of the groom and brides can be a little more relaxed in their choice of outfits to wear to the wedding.
The first gauge girls should be, 
Do I feel beautiful in this?
Am I comfortable?
Do I feel feminine?
If the answer is yes to these questions, you're on a winner.  When we feel beautiful, gently feminine and comfortable, we somehow do radiate that inner glow and people do notice. Who ever thought that an outfit can do all those things?
I remember 5 years ago when I was manning my little 
Market stall at the famous Port Douglas Sunday markets and a beautiful plus size mother of the groom (Susan) came and shared with me her dillema. 
It went like this "My son is getting married to a lovely girl in Sydney who comes from a very wealthy family and her mother is wearing an expensive $2000 dress by Vera Wang. I'm only on a pension and cannot afford anything like that, can't wear high heels because of the arthritis in my feet and I've never worn lace as I feel it's too girly for me, I'm so overweight and the only thing I've found to cover up is bag like kaftans" she said, etc etc.
 I asked Susan if she would trust me to style her and put some pieces on her that she would never had considered.
I enjoyed styling Susan, she was a typical Inverted triangle shape with a bit of a tummy to hide and was adamant that nothing would suit her.
I styled Susan in our Latte Gatsby Flapper pants which have a comfy stretch lace waistband are flaired at the hemline which created a balance to the heavy shoulders, a loose fitting Sweet Tee shirt (floated over the tummy) embellished with lace and pearls, then the hero piece...  a French lace Mocca coloured Chrissy Jacket that had a beautiful cream lace trim. I told her not to do what we all instinctively do and that is try to wrap it around out top heavy fronts to cover up. Rather just let it hang loosely by the nipple line and it will create the illusion of sliming you down as the eye is drawn to the line of the jacket which hangs down to the hip line . 
Well...... I wasn't prepared for her response when I guided her to the mirror, she literally looked shocked, broke down and wept, couldn't believe it was her reflection and said she would never have chosen anything like that as always felt she was too heavy to pull it off, I feel beautiful she kept saying though her tears. The whole outfit cost her $239,
Two weeks later after the wedding she came back to my stall took me by the hand and once agin started to cry hugging and thanking me, stating she has had so many compliments even more that the bride's mother :) So many people asked where she bought her outfit and proudly told them 
It's a French lace jacket made by a local Port Douglas designer. And walked away feeling like a million dollars, in her little pewter flat comfy shoes.
Boom Boom!!!
Needless to say I started to cry with her, it's these moments these that inspire me to keep designing and going on the road helping to style girls and help them feel gently feminine and truly beautiful, helping them discover that we all have our own beauty and if I can help by showing how to dress for your body shape that is my reward.
So thank you all the lovely ladies for taking the time by sharing with me all your lovely stories and feedback, you are what makes me keep going and dodge retirement.
Blessings,
Tamara 
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Don't forget to check out our MOB collection where you can shop our most popular Mother Of the Bride (and Groom) outfits! xx
 

Plus Size Mother of the Groom Outfit to Impress and Flatter Your Figure!

This is one of the most asked questions I get as a stylist. What can I wear to my sons wedding. 
Finding something that will make you feel beautiful, comfortable and getting the daughter-in-laws stamp of approval can be no easy task. 
I remember my son's wedding, 20 years ago I was daunted by the prospect of having to look the part, wear a dress, when I'm more of a pant and skirt girl, and more importantly be comfortable. 
My task was even harder as due to a past foot operation I couldn't wear high heels so felt like I had to dress down to match a flat shoe. But oh the agony I endured by taking panadol during the wedding just so I could wear a medium high heel shoe to look the part.
Plus I have never worn that expensive $900 dress again it sadly is still hanging in my wardrobe.
All sounds a bit familiar?
Happily gone are those days when MOB have to wear one off gowns. Mothers of the groom and brides can be a little more relaxed in their choice of outfits to wear to the wedding.
The first gauge girls should be, 
Do I feel beautiful in this?
Am I comfortable?
Do I feel feminine?
If the answer is yes to these questions, you're on a winner.  When we feel beautiful, gently feminine and comfortable, we somehow do radiate that inner glow and people do notice. Who ever thought that an outfit can do all those things?
I remember 5 years ago when I was manning my little 
Market stall at the famous Port Douglas Sunday markets and a beautiful plus size mother of the groom (Susan) came and shared with me her dillema. 
It went like this "My son is getting married to a lovely girl in Sydney who comes from a very wealthy family and her mother is wearing an expensive $2000 dress by Vera Wang. I'm only on a pension and cannot afford anything like that, can't wear high heels because of the arthritis in my feet and I've never worn lace as I feel it's too girly for me, I'm so overweight and the only thing I've found to cover up is bag like kaftans" she said, etc etc.
 I asked Susan if she would trust me to style her and put some pieces on her that she would never had considered.
I enjoyed styling Susan, she was a typical Inverted triangle shape with a bit of a tummy to hide and was adamant that nothing would suit her.
I styled Susan in our Latte Gatsby Flapper pants which have a comfy stretch lace waistband are flaired at the hemline which created a balance to the heavy shoulders, a loose fitting Sweet Tee shirt (floated over the tummy) embellished with lace and pearls, then the hero piece...  a French lace Mocca coloured Chrissy Jacket that had a beautiful cream lace trim. I told her not to do what we all instinctively do and that is try to wrap it around out top heavy fronts to cover up. Rather just let it hang loosely by the nipple line and it will create the illusion of sliming you down as the eye is drawn to the line of the jacket which hangs down to the hip line . 
Well...... I wasn't prepared for her response when I guided her to the mirror, she literally looked shocked, broke down and wept, couldn't believe it was her reflection and said she would never have chosen anything like that as always felt she was too heavy to pull it off, I feel beautiful she kept saying though her tears. The whole outfit cost her $239,
Two weeks later after the wedding she came back to my stall took me by the hand and once agin started to cry hugging and thanking me, stating she has had so many compliments even more that the bride's mother :) So many people asked where she bought her outfit and proudly told them 
It's a French lace jacket made by a local Port Douglas designer. And walked away feeling like a million dollars, in her little pewter flat comfy shoes.
Boom Boom!!!
Needless to say I started to cry with her, it's these moments these that inspire me to keep designing and going on the road helping to style girls and help them feel gently feminine and truly beautiful, helping them discover that we all have our own beauty and if I can help by showing how to dress for your body shape that is my reward.
So thank you all the lovely ladies for taking the time by sharing with me all your lovely stories and feedback, you are what makes me keep going and dodge retirement.
Blessings,
Tamara 
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IMG_1076.JPG
IMG_1461.JPG
IMG_2052.JPG
Don't forget to check out our MOB collection where you can shop our most popular Mother Of the Bride (and Groom) outfits! xx
 

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