MOTHER OF THE BRIDE STYLE ICONS TO EMULATE

7 Jul 2016

We understand why the most complicated person to dress at your wedding is your mother. Between not wanting to make her look like a bridesmaid and her not wanting to show off her arms, steering clear of super high heels and being afraid to take the limelight off of you, MOB style is something most brides prefer to procrastinate. We’ve wrangled all the fabulous women over 50 who could teach your mom a thing or two about effortless style. Here, tips from the women who know how to be fabulous at any age.

Helen Mirren

Lesson learned: V-necks are your friend.Women who prefer to wear a sleeve–but have a whittled waist and a to-die-for décolletage–should take a page out of Helen Mirren's book. The Dame and Oscar winner would likely also win an award for dressing for her body type, if there ever was one, knowing to consistently highlight her smallest point and take risks with color, print and texture.

 Lesson learned: V-necks are your friend.

Women who prefer to wear a sleeve–but have a whittled waist and a to-die-for décolletage–should take a page out of Helen Mirren’s book. The Dame and Oscar winner would likely also win an award for dressing for her body type, if there ever was one, knowing to consistently highlight her smallest point and take risks with color, print and texture.

Carolina Herrera

Lesson learned: Pull a Mrs. H.Carolina Herrera is undoubtedly the epitome of classic elegance, partnered with an effortless style that never feels too overthought. Whether it's a clean, classic gown in a bold hue (paired with a matching pop-of-color lip for added effect) or a full ball skirt paired with a silk oxford shirt, Mrs. Herrera is a forever-timeless yet constantly current reminder that simplicity and quality is all it takes.

 Lesson learned: Classic silhouette in a bold colour

Carolina Herrera is undoubtedly the epitome of classic elegance, partnered with an effortless style that never feels too overthought. Whether it’s a clean, classic gown in a bold hue (paired with a matching pop-of-color lip for added effect) or a full ball skirt paired with a silk oxford shirt, Mrs. Herrera is a forever-timeless yet constantly current reminder that simplicity and quality is all it takes.