Be The Best Dressed Mother Of The Bride This Summer!

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You’ll be turning plenty of heads with these mother of the bride outfit ideas!

When it comes to outfits for a wedding, everyone wants to look their best. If you’re the mother of the bride, you’re certainly going to be in the spotlight on the big day and you’ll want to look and feel fabulous. There’s a lot of choice out there right now, so whatever the style of wedding and whatever your personal tastes, here’s how to be the best dressed mother of the bride this summer. Mother of the bride outfits have never looked so good!

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Classically elegant mother of the bride dresses

Classic elegance never goes out of style for wedding guests and that’s particularly true when it comes to mothers of the bride. However, before you start to shop, speak to your daughter. What style of wedding is she planning, what’s her colour scheme and what is the wedding venue like? Armed with this information, you’ll find it much easier to shortlist your favourite outfits and you’ll complement the wedding too.

If you’re going to hit the high street to find your perfect outfit, a department store such as John Lewis, House of Fraser or Debenhams can be a good starting point. Here, you’ll be able to try on outfits from a range of labels and find shoes, hats and accessories too.

Alternatively, treat yourself to a designer experience. Think of designers such as Stuart Parvin, Jenny Packham or Caroline Castigliano for dresses and gowns with real bridal pedigree.

This timeless design is made extra special thanks to stunning embroidery and a dreamy colour palette.

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Image courtesy of John Lewis

 

Floral chiffon and a belted waistband make this Stuart Parvin dress ideal for summer weddings.

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Image courtesy of Stewart Parvin

 

A look that’s completely wedding ready – the matching dress and coat combo teamed with an unmissable hat.

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Image courtesy of Stewart Parvin

 

A lace shift with pretty flute sleeves will look fabulous on all body shapes. Wear with a hat or fascinator and don’t forget a cute clutch for all those big day essentials.

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Image courtesy of House of Fraser

 

For high summer, a trailing floral midi dress is absolutely perfect. Keep a pashmina to hand in case you need a little extra warmth.

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Image courtesy of House of Fraser

 

Such a beautiful colour that’s offset brilliantly with those gorgeous ruffles!

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Image courtesy of Debenhams

Glamorous mother of the bride outfits

We all need a bit of glamour in our lives and a wedding gives us the perfect opportunity to really go for it! Black tie and glamorous weddings are becoming more and more popular so if the dress code is glam, you’ll need to choose a suitably special mother of the bride outfit!

What could be more glamorous than this stunning one-shoulder beaded gown?

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Image courtesy of John Lewis

 

Glamour doesn’t have to mean a floor-length design. Add in some unexpected styling such as an integral cape for a glam look.

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Image courtesy of John Lewis

 

The embellishments, the silhouette, the cape… what’s not to love?

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Image courtesy of Jenny Packham

 

Glamour can be created by colour and shape so this bright dress with its gorgeous asymmetric skirt is perfect.

Be The Best Dressed Mother Of The Bride This Summer! | CHWV

Image courtesy of House of Fraser

 

High-low hems give you lots of glamour but are still super easy to wear. We love the layering and the embroidery on this design.

Be The Best Dressed Mother Of The Bride This Summer! | CHWV

Image courtesy of Debenhams

Alternative mother of the bride outfits

Of course, there are no rules to say what a mother of the bride should wear. As with all things wedding related, things have changed. If you don’t want to wear a dress or if you’d prefer a more individual look, then there are plenty of fantastic alternative out there for you.

Jumpsuits are perfect for a summery alternative style. Go for a bold pattern and statement accessories.

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Image courtesy of John Lewis

 

If you’re in love with lace or if you need a more boho style outfit, this is perfect.

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Image courtesy of John Lewis

 

A fabulous designer top teamed with equally gorgeous trousers is a brilliantly bold choice.

Be The Best Dressed Mother Of The Bride This Summer! | CHWV

Image courtesy of Jenny Packham

 

The lace top and elegant colourway on this jumpsuit make it an excellent choice if you’d like to create an alternative yet elegant look.

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Image courtesy of House of Fraser

More wedding guest dress ideas

Now is definitely the time of year to look for that perfect wedding guest outfit. There are lots of offers and sales on the high street and the choice is huge! Whatever you go for, enjoy shopping for your dream ensemble.

This is a super flattering style that’s luxurious and flattering.

Be The Best Dressed Mother Of The Bride This Summer! | CHWV

Image courtesy of John Lewis

 

Take this opportunity to invest in a classic little black dress that you’ll wear time and time again post-wedding.

Be The Best Dressed Mother Of The Bride This Summer! | CHWV

Image courtesy of Caroline Castigliano

 

Bright colours, a full skirt and an on-trend t-shirt style top, this dress would turn heads at any wedding.

Be The Best Dressed Mother Of The Bride This Summer! | CHWV

Image courtesy of Stewart Parvin

 

Polka dots are always a good idea and this halterneck design is absolutely spot on!

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Image courtesy of House of Fraser

 

Coral is one of our favourite summer shades and this design with its tuck sleeves makes us SO happy.

Be The Best Dressed Mother Of The Bride This Summer! | CHWV

Image courtesy of Debenhams

 

If you’d like more mother of the bride outfits, look no further! We’ve got 12 of the best boho mother of the bride outfits right here.

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