Mother of the Bride Dress Questions & Answers
How many dresses & outfits do you stock?
Each of our designers has their own unique style from classic British, traditional French and beautiful Italian combined with the latest fashion trends to create the ideal outfit
What dress sizes do you stock?
We know how important it is to look extra special on your special day. So whether you are looking for a formal Mother of the Bride dress or something slightly more casual each of our designers offers fabulous dresses in a wide choice of sizes from petite to plus sizes that flatter the fuller figure beautifully.
What dress styles do you stock?
We stock dresses suitable for various different occasions including summer and winter weddings, day and evening events. These include short and long Mother of the Bride outfits, knee-length and tea-length dresses and skirts as well as trouser suits with short and long sleeves. We have options for covering up in the evenings and for colder days including matching jackets and boleros.
What are the best dress colours for a mother of the bride?
Our designers use clever colour combinations that compliment fashionable bridesmaids colours from metallics including gold mother of the bride dresses to purple, burgundy, pink and red as well as darker shades of navy blue, black and grey. Each colour range is inspired by different experiences from Parisian fashion to the colours of the shores of Lake Como and the beautiful Caribbean Islands.
What should a mother of the bride wear to an informal wedding?
An informal wedding can mean different things to different people, so it’s always best to check the dress code. For semi-formal or dressy casual weddings a cocktail dress, lightweight sundress, trendy skirt and top or dressy trousers and top are appropriate. If you have been invited to a casual wedding, pretty much anything goes apart from jeans, tank tops and shorts. Informal evening weddings tend to be smarter than casual daytime weddings but they still allow for plenty of flexibility, you could go for either a long sleeve or strapless maxi dress, a classic chic black party dress or boutique midi dress to make the ultimate statement.
What should a mother of the bride wear to a second wedding?
Fortunately, modern expectations have moved away from traditional etiquette with regards to second weddings which means that remarriages can be just as formal or as informal as first weddings. Whether casual or conventional there are a few rules of thumb to bear in mind when choosing your outfit. The important thing is to look and feel your best, simple patterns and bold colours will help. Weddings are not the best place to try out your new mini dress so go for something a bit longer. You can often get clues about the most appropriate attire from the wedding venue if it’s an outside affair in the heart of summer or an indoor religious ceremony in autumn that should guide your decision.