From full-length drama to chic trouser suits, here’s the sartorial scoop on this season’s key looks for mothers of the bride and mothers of the groom.
MAXI-LENGTH MOTHER OF THE BRIDE OUTFITS
1. Heavily embroidered + beaded tulle dress (POA) Joyce Young Design Studios | 2. Long Shantung silk dress and hand-beaded cardigan (POA) Joyce Young Design Studios| 3. Lemon soft crepe floor-length gown with metallic beading (POA) John Charles London | 4. Couture Club full-length grey dress with beaded top (£515) Kudos – Edinburgh | 5. Blossom slim-fit lace dress with illusion neckline (£1,050) Catherines of Partick
There are some gorgeous maxi-style gowns for the season ahead.
From all-out embellished, which really turn up the glamour, to chic pastel designs with delicate detailing, there’s something to suit everyone. Full-length dresses don’t mean having to shy away from accessories, either.
A hat or fascinator in the same colour makes an elegant finishing touch.
Intricate embellishment never goes out of style and adds some serious sparkle to your look.
TOP TIP: A cape adds stylish drama to any outfit, and provides a modern cover-up if you prefer not to wear something completely sleeveless.
MID-LENGTH MOTHER OF THE BRIDE OUTFITS
- Tea-length chiffon dress with detailed flower-appliqued bodice (£559) Catherine’s of Partick | 2. Oyster dress and three-quarter length coat (POA) Condici | 3. Chelsea Jacquard with silk dupion dress (£1,050) Ian Stuart London | 4. Veromia dress (POA) Mia Bella | 5. Ispirato aqua sparkle dress (£429) Patricia Forbes | 6. Tea-length crepe dress with bow belt (£745) Catwalk
A classic mother of the bride or groom look, the mid-length wedding outfit has had a stylish makeover, with plenty of texture and on-trend necklines making an appearance.
Mid-length styles really suit a beautiful jacket, which will give you two looks in one.
The three-quarter-length sleeve is having a serious moment right now too, from tailored to transparent; ideal for the colder months ahead.
TOP TIP: A stripe or pattern in a neutral colour makes a subtle style statement. Just add silver or gold if you want a little more glam.
TROUSER OUTFITS FOR MOTHER OF THE BRIDE
- Veromia ‘Dressed Up’ in silver (available sizes 16-24, £459) Catwalk | 2. Ronald Joyce three-piece trouser suit in cobalt blue (£419) Catwalk | 3. Embroidered and beaded tunic and trouser (POA) Joyce Young Design Studios | 4. Georgette palazzo pants and pleated back tunic (POA) Joyce Young Design Studios | 5. Cabotine trouser suit (£490) Kudos – Edinburgh | 6. Veromia trouser suit (available in sizes 16-28, POA) Mia Bella
From wide-leg to tailored trousers, there are some truly gorgeous options for mums who don’t fancy wearing a skirt or dress.
Whether you add a matching jacket or opt for a layered blouse, you can create so many unique looks to suit your style.
A wide-leg style is flattering for all sizes and is ideal for anyone that loves the look of a maxi skirt or dress.
TOP TIP: Lace sleeves add luxurious texture to an outfit, offering a subtle way to tie-in with the bride’s dress if she’s wearing lace.
BOLD PATTERNED OUTFITS FOR MOTHER OF THE BRIDE
- Cabotine purple pattern dress (POA) Kudos – Edinburgh | 2. Polka dot with wild rose embroidered applique (£995) Ian Stuart London | 3. Chiffon tartan pleated coat and silk dress (POA) Joyce Young Design Studios | 4. ‘Gabriela’ dress (£470) Frox of Falkirk | 5. Gill Harvey feather dress, available in a range of colours (£795) Frox of Falkirk
If you’re not usually the type to play it sartorially safe and want an outfit that something different to the norm, go for it.
From on-trend polka dots to traditional tartan with a twist, it’s all about embracing your unique look and finding an outfit that shows what you’re about.
Unique hemlines are a beautiful way to add a little something extra to your mother of the bride or groom wedding outfit.
TOP TIP: If you opt for a bold print, keep accessories to a similar colour scheme.