Selecting the ideal mother of the bride and groom outfits represents a tricky balancing act to say the least – one that’s always made easier with a little professional advice. We take huge pride in being one of the most highly-reputed mother of the bride shops in London and Manchester, but we nonetheless understand that there’s more to choosing the right dress than simply selecting a leading retailer.
The trouble is, there are certain bad habits and common mistakes it’s rather too easy to fall foul of when going about the endeavour, triggered in most instances by the immense pressure you’ll be feeling. That’s why we thought it prudent to share with you a brief outline of the most common dress shopping mistakes we encounter every day, in order that you yourself may steer clear of them entirely:
1 – Buying in Accordance With Trends
First up, when you take a look at any Linea Raffaelli mother of the bride and groom outfit, the first thing you’ll note is timelessness. Such collections look every bit as fresh in 2014 as they would have 30 years ago and will continue as such for decades to come. By contrast, mother of the bride and groom dresses created with trends in mind may have their moment in the sun, but will in a very short time be hideously outdated and lose their desirability enormously. So, when it comes to buying your own dress, side with timelessness rather than flash-in-the-pad fads.
2 – Being Rushed Into a Decision
There’s nothing we hate more than the overly-pressurised environment of most mother of the bride and groom shops. You book a slot from 2pm to 4pm, you’re pounced upon the second you walk in and you feel compelled to buy an outfit before your time slot expires, even if you’re not happy with it. Rushing the decision is frankly the worst possible thing you can do, which is exactly why we don’t use an appointments system but instead operate an open-door policy.
3 – Going Against Your Gut Feeling
When your shopping partner tells you that you look great, the store assistant says the same and the dress itself is stunning, it can be tempting to ignore the fact that you yourself do not feel comfortable in the dress at all. This is a big mistake as if you don’t feel radiant yourself, you will not glow on the big day. So, no matter what anyone else tells you and how glorious that Charles Linea Rafaelli dress may be, never ignore your gut feeling if it’s telling you it’s not for you.
4 – Ignoring Basic Comfort
Last but not least, there is no reason why your dream mother of the bride and groom outfit need not be gloriously comfortable and remain so for the whole of the day. It’s a common misconception to think that all such wedding dresses must inherently be difficult to wear and in some cases downright unpleasant – this is nothing more than a sign of poor quality. And the same also goes for choosing a dress that’s clearly too small or too big, regardless of the reasons you may have for doing so.