Your daughter’s wedding day is one of the most emotional and exciting times of your life. The mother of the bride is guaranteed to appear in lots of photographs and will be involved in meeting and greeting guests, so you need to look your best.
We’ve picked out some of our favourite stylish mother of the bride dresses, to flatter all styles and tastes, complete with suggested accessories!
Love by Enzoani
Bridalwear designer Enzoani has branched out into mother of the bride dresses with Love by Enzoani, designed with the fashion forward mother of the bride in mind.
This chic draped dress in lilac would look lovely at a more formal wedding, especially when paired with stylish silver accessories.
Shoes: Monsoon, clutch bag: New Look
If you feel like a full length dress would be too much, consider this pale gold coloured dress (D44) with flattering ruching and a striking black floral pattern. It would look amazing with black heels and a black fascinator.
Fascinator: Phase Eight, shoes: Dune
Mothers of the bride who love to make a statement will adore this frilled fuchsia dress (D2). Pair it with bold blue accessories to make the colours pop.
Shoes: Moda in Pelle, bracelet: Wallis Jewellery, ring: Accessorize
If you are looking for a mother of the bride outfit that is a bit more traditional, consider Chesca’s creations.
The Ivory & Grey Border Spot Wrap Jersey Dress from Chesca is flattering and forgiving, and the jersey fabric means it will be comfortable to wear. Go for monochrome accessories for a chic coordinated look, or pick brighter accessories for a pop of colour.
Shoes: Steve Madden for Dune, clutch bag: Amara
If you prefer a more neutral shade, opt for this champagne coloured dress with pretty gold accessories. The draping will flatter your middle making it an ideal choice if you’re concerned about your stomach.
Bag and shoes: New Look
Jade is the mother of the bride collection from Jasmine Bridal. All their gowns come in exquisite colours and are perfect for a more formal affair – they’re an ideal choice if you’re looking for something glamorous to change into for the evening reception.
The J175006 comes in a beautiful blue shade and features an elegant lace neckline. Keep your accessories simple with this statement gown. A cuff and some drop earrings will be perfect.
Cuff: Illusions at BHS, earrings: Daisy and Eve at Evans
If you’re conscious of your arms, consider the J175023 from Jade. The sash waist will help define your figure, and the elegant lace sleeves will conceal your upper arms. We love the idea of sticking to a grey colour palette for Kate Middleton style sophistication.
Earrings: Wallis Jewellery, shoes and bag: Dune
John Charles creates timeless mother of the bride ensembles for the sophisticated woman. We love these elegant dresses in neutral shades.
This fitted dress is perfect for a confident mother of the bride. It’s simple enough that a hat will work well with it, and keep the shoes nude to elongate your legs.
Shoes: Miss Selfridge, hat: very.co.uk, bracelet: Illusions at BHS
This pale lace dress is a great choice for summer weddings as it allows you to conceal your arms but still stay cool as you mingle with guests outside. Gold accessories would complement it perfectly.
Clutch bag: Littlewoods Ireland, shoes: Monsoon
Marks and Spencer
This berry coloured lace dress from Autograph at Marks and Spencer is perfect for a winter wedding. The lace sleeves flatter arms and the sleek black accessories can be used time and time again. It’s the ideal choice if you’re not a fan of the traditional mother of the bride ensemble.
Shoes: New Look, earrings: Dorothy Perkins
Phase Eight is known for its elegant formal wear. We love this 50s inspired fitted dress with a full skirt. Make the red floral pattern pop with a red jacket, red shoes and a slick of red lipstick. If you’re attending a summer wedding, swap the jacket for a pashmina.
Jacket: Phase Eight, shoes: Dune
House of Fraser
Stylish mothers of the bride will love this bold purple dress from Sportmax at House of Fraser. The high necked dress will look amazing with an up do, drop earrings and bold accessories.
Shoes: Primark, cuff: Cadnezza, earrings: Dorothy Perkins
Victoria Beckham is a style icon and when better to wear one of her creations than at your daughter’s wedding? This boucle style fabric gives the dress a timeless feel – some might even guess it is Chanel! Pick a colour from the fabric and use it for your accessories – we’ve gone for orange.
Shoes: very.co.uk, clutch bag: Amara
This pretty dress from Monsoon is ideal for a spring or summer wedding. The large floral print is made for weddings. There’s a hint of gold in that pattern which you could use for your accessories, but we’ve chosen to accentuate the blue.
Shoes and clutch bag: very.co.uk
We’re channelling a 70s vibe with this gorgeous winter floral dress by Rochelle Humes for very.co.uk. Burgundy accessories highlight the details in the dress – a floppy fedora would be a cool finishing touch if you fancy wearing a hat!
Clutch bag: New Look, bracelet: Wallis, shoes: Primark
Once you’ve decided on your outfit, why not browse some wedding hairstyle inspiration?