Royal Weddings: Queen Silvia as mother of the bride
Queen Silvia of Sweden as mother of the bride on June 8th 2013
There are some outfits at weddings that everyone remembers and some everyone wants to see before things even get started. One of those is the choice made by the mother of the bride. While her daughter will be the centre of attention for the big day, there's plenty of interest in what mum wears. After the bridesmaids, in fact before the bridesmaids for some people, what's worn by the mother of the bride is of most interest of all. And when it comes to rising to the occasion and ruling royally in this category, Queen Silvia of Sweden takes some beating. Here's a look back at the two looks she chose as mother of the bride.
Silvia was perfect in pink for her first appearance as mother of the bride. This was perhaps the most important of the outfits she would wear for one of her children's weddings - not only was it the first time she had seen a daughter (or son) get married, the whole world and most of the royalty in it bowled up to Stockholm for the event on June 19th 2010, her own 34th wedding anniversary. This was royal power dressing and then some.
The dress itself was a posy of pale pink. There is a fitted bodice with scoop neck and structured skirt fanning out into a small train (it's a royal wedding, everyone needs trains) in one rosy shade with a layer of lace and tulle over it and another shade of pink appeared on one side of the skirt with a pretty insert of plain fabric to break up the lace. The embellishments in darker pink make this gown stand out.