Mother of the Bride Outfits

Mother of the Bride Outfits

Posted by: admin on June 30th, 2009

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mother of the brideYour daughter is getting married and like most Mothers you are in search of the perfect Mother of the Bride outfits.

Of course, you don’t want to steal the Brides thunder, but you do none-the-less want to look sensational on the big day. You know that the pictures taken will hang on walls for people to admire (and scrutinise as the case may be) for years to come. That being said it is important to ensure that your Mother of the Bride outfits something stylish, something classic, timeless.

Twenty years from now when your grandchildren look at their parents wedding photos you want their comments to be something like “Gee, wasn’t Grandma stylish, elegant, classy, attractive”.

Here are 4 tips to finding the best Mother of the Bride outfits.

1. What Style Do You Want

It is easiest if you first have in mind a pretty clear idea of what style you want to look for and what suits your figure?

Will you be looking for a skirt or trouser and jacket suit? A floor length dress? Customary for formal weddings. Tea length Mother of the Bride dresses? Popular for daytime or informal weddings. Do you prefer something shorter, something tailored or perhaps you prefer loose fitting? Do you want long sleeves, short sleeves or straps? Weather permitting of course!

Answering these questions will begin to create a picture in your mind of the perfect Mother of the Bride outfit for you.

2. What Color Will Best Suit You and the Occasion

Darker colors tend to be the trend for Mother of the Bride outfits. Maroon and Burgundy appear to be most popular, but what color suits your skintone and what will you feel comfortable in are important factors.

I have seen Mother of the Bride outfits in pale blues and greens that looked simply fetching. Of course, the Mother of the Bride cannot wear white! Red and black tend to be frowned upon as suitable colors for the Mother of the Bride to wear, although if you have your heart set on one of these colors and your daughter says fine, go for it! Something to keep in mind is that if the Groomsmen’s suits are black and you wear black too, the black tends to blend in as one fading you out and you do want to stand out don’t you? This goes for other colors too, so be sure to select a color at least a shade different from the rest of the wedding party.

3. Take Correct Measurements

Be sure you know your exact dress size and measurements. Have your measurements taken by a friend or professionally if necessary. Especially if you are making your purchase over the internet, which seems to be the more popular option these days, with so much variety to choose from and less possibility of ending up in the same outfit as one of the other guests. Oh dread to think! Wouldn’t that be a disaster!

4. Browse Wedding Photos Online

A simple search in Google for ‘wedding photos’ will return plenty of photos to browse and this is one of the best ways to stimulate the creative process. See what other Mothers have worn to get ideas for your own outfit.

You’re almost there! All that remains now is to start viewing what is available that matches the Mother of the Bride outfits you have in mind.

Take a look around the site as there are plenty of ideas, plus I have added some resources in the links area of this website to help with your search. Check them out and if you come across any useful websites that are not already added, please do let me know.

Best wishes and congratulations!

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Mother of the Bride Shoes

Posted by: admin on March 31st, 2012

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Your search for Mother of the Bride shoes has begun and let’s face it there is some gorgeous footwear out there, but you must be certain of one thing and this must come ahead of everything else. Do yourself a favour and find comfortable shoes. This is an absolute must. If you intend on enjoying your daughter’s wedding occasion to the fullest, be sure to rank comfortability high when shopping for your Mother of the Bride outfits.

Here are my top 3 tips for buying Mother of the Bride shoes:

1. Know your size

This may seem like a give in, but it may surprise you to know how many of us women squeeze our poor feet into the most unusual and uncomfortable of shoes. For the sake of fashion you may say? Perhaps, if you don’t have a lot of standing or running around to do you may forsake comfortability for fashion, but this is your daughter’s wedding, plan to be rushed off your feet!

2. Choose a familiar sized heel

Because the role of the Bride’s Mother is usually such an active part in more ways than one, a familiar heel size will safeguard against trip ups!

3. Comfortability, comfortability, comfortability

Oh! Did I say that already? I can’t stress enough how important this is. You will enjoy your evening far more without the agony of aching feet. You may even get the chance to dance the night away. Spend what you need to for a good pair of shoes that fit ‘like a glove’. You won’t regret it! And what’s more shoes are something that can be worn again for years to come, so increasing your shoe budget may turn out to be one of the best investments of all.

Who says you can’t match comfortability with affordability when buying shoes? I have often been surprised at the fantastic bargains I have found on shoe racks. Price is not a guarantee of quality. Trust your feet. If you try on a pair of heels or flats that don’t instantly meet with your feet’s approval, move along. It doesn’t matter that they look great. Trust me there are a lot of shops out there and you will find another pair that look just as fantastic, but feel great too. You want your shoes to fit like Cinderella slippers and if they do, you know you’ve found your pair.

I recommend a medium heel or court shoe for most ladies, but if you are a regular high heel wearer and feel comfortable in them, go for it.

Take a look at my list of Mother of the Bride shops to get started. Happy shoe shopping.

Mother of the Bride Outfits: Bringing you great ideas and inspiration for your daughter’s wedding

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Mother of the Bride Shops: Fifty Plus

Posted by: admin on March 24th, 2012

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Fifty plus is a great choice for the mature and stylish woman who is still very much young at heart. They have a terrific range of styles and sizes to suit every taste, catering specifically to women’s wear.

Clothing is available in sizes 12-34

Shoes available in sizes 4-9 with width fittings D to EEE

Bras are available in back sizes 34-54 with cup sizes A to JJ

Plus, a range dedicated especially to Mother of the Bride outfits

An excellent range of women’s wear at this ‘won’t find it on the high street’ store, which gives you a certain confidence that you are unlikely to have a guest in an identical outfit that will steal your thunder!

Next day delivery option 

Up to 14 days to “try before you buy” 

Easy Returns

Highly recommended

Visit Fifty Plus

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Black and white weddings are a popular and attractive theme for wedding attire and finding Mother of the Bride outfits to suit are less daunting than you might at first think.

Take a look at these two stunning dresses I have found at Gray & Osbourn. Either will do nicely for a black and white themed wedding.

The first is this stylish dress and bolero set by Gina Bacconi. And don’t you just love that feathery fascinator? Elegant and very modern, this luxurious jersey dress in ivory, taupe and black with matching bolero jacket will be extremely comfortable to wear as well as looking good. And that feathery fascinator I am sure you will agree finishes off the look rather fancily, but I hope it doesn’t tickle, as that would annoy!

Gina Bacconi Colourblock Dress & Bolero £180

The second is a chiffon and jersey dress by Frank Lyman. It’s delicate femininity says glamour all the way, and it is just perfect for a black and white themed wedding outfit. Contrasting floaty chiffon overlaid ivory bodice with split angel sleeves and black jersey skirt. V-front and back neckline, it will be a real stunner. As Mother of the Bride dresses go this one is a real winner. It embodies elegance and femininity superbly. A hat or fascinator would add to it certainly, but it is perfect just the way it is too with no extras required.

   Frank Lyman Chiffon & Jersey Dress £170

These stunning wedding outfits and much more can be found online at Gray & Osbourn

Mother of the Bride Outfits: Bringing you great ideas and inspiration for your daughter’s wedding

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Mother of the Bride Shops: Gray and Osbourn

Posted by: admin on March 10th, 2012

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Gray and Osbourn is one of my favourite Mother of the Bride shops. They are a mail order company selling designer quality women’s wear online.

Especially desireable to well dressed women in their fifties who like fashion and are fairly affluent.

Most items are available in a sizes 8 to 26

As well as their own designer label which is only available for purchase online, they also stock other designer brands such as Fenn Wright Manson and Betty Barclay.

This is a great place for Mother of the Bride shopping as they have a gorgeous range of elegant occasionwear and wedding outfits to choose from, as well as matching hats and fascinators to finish off the outfit.

Visit Gray and Osbourn

 

 

Mother of the Bride Outfits: Bringing you great ideas and inspiration for your daughter’s wedding

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Depending on whether you are looking for Mother of the Bride outfits for a daytime or evening wedding can mean quite a difference to colour, style and type of fabric.

Take a look at these two beautiful outfits. Both highly fashionable and stylish, yet one must ask whether either of these sets of clothing are possibly a little too glitzy for your daughter’s wedding. The answer to that question, has to be one of personal style and taste.

As always, be advised to ask the Bride her thoughts on the matter, but as long as she has no objections and you are comfortable, something in these sorts of metallic fabrics will certainly make you look and feel gorgeous. A bit like a movie star perhaps? Far from being too glitzy, some would even say that this type of outfit adds that certain flourish of elegance. 

Recommended for an evening or formal wedding.

The first outfit is this gorgeous pink and gold bolero, bodice and skirt set in hammered shimmer-finish gold and fuchsia fabric. The bolero jacket has sequinned and beaded collar and cuffs, with three quarter sleeves and the sleeveless V-neck top is also sequinned and beaded with side gathers and side zip. It really is the perfect wedding outfit with matching stylish hat to finish it off fabulously. If you are aiming for classic elegance, this is one of the Mother of the Bride outfits that should be top of your list of choices.

     

The second outfit is a frosted-finish oyster dress and bolero set from Gray & Osbourn, which certainly has it all in the style and elegance departments as well as the price department, coming in with a total price of £283 for the whole outfit including the stunning hat. Another fabulous thing about this outfit is that the colour will go with just about anything. It is definitely one of my favourites.

     

Find these and other great Mother of the Bride outfits online at Gray & Osbourn

Mother of the Bride Outfits: Bringing you great ideas and inspiration for your daughter’s wedding

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Mother of the Bride Shops

Posted by: admin on February 26th, 2012

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A comprehensive list of Mother of the Bride Shops. From boutiques to high street stores and online catalogues, you can find it all right here. If you have anything to add, please do contact me so that together we can create a useful resource to assist all Mother’s of the Brides here in the UK and elsewhere in selecting their perfect wedding outfit.

 

Gray & Osbourn

John Lewis

Marks & Spencer

Fifty Plus

M&Co

Matalan

Monsoon

Laura Ashley

Debenhams

Ely

 

Please keep checking back, as I will be adding more Mother of the Bride shops, boutiques, clothing department stores and online shopping catalogues to help with your search for that perfect Mother of the Bride outfit, every week.

 

 

 

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I thought this might be of interest to all you ladies out there searching Mother of the Bride outfits UK because you might just find that perfect wedding outfit for this extra special occasion on sale.

Hurry down to your closest M&S on your British high street, or shop online, there are some fantastic bargains to be had.

      Per Una Blurred Floral Maxi Jersey Dress

Here is a sampling of just a few of the gorgeous dresses to be found on sale this weekend. I absolutely love that blue maxi dress as Mother of the Bride outfits or other occasionwear, it is simply stunning and very summery.

Sale ends Monday 27th February.

Hurry down to your local store or reserve something in your size online. M&S do free UK delivery to your local store. Use the UK store finder to find your nearest store.

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That’s right, this Thursday 23rd February for one day only, M&Co are having an awesome sale. Whether you are searching for Mother of the Bride outfits UK instore or online, this fantastic sale is sure to have a bargain for you.

Take a look at this super marked down dress. It could be a good possibility for Mother of the Bride dressses, especially if you are on a tight budget because at just £15 what more could you ask for?

Check out their accessories too, there are plenty of great bargains to suit every woman’s taste.

Mother of the Bride DressesAvailable in more colours

Column maxi dress

£15.00 was £65.00

Featured in Bella

 

Here is the magic code: DOUBLE20

The code must be entered at checkout to apply discount. 20% will be taken off displayed prices online and in store. Sale items qualify for double discount only.

Happy shopping!

Bringing you great ideas and inspiration for your daughter’s wedding.

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Mother of the Bride Outfits: Winter and Spring Weddings

Posted by: admin on February 21st, 2012

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If you are searching for Mother of the Bride outfits this month, it really is a winter wedding with this cold snap we have been having. Although, perhaps you are lucky enough to be zipping off to some gorgeous warm, tropical climate. Whatever the case, take a look at John Lewis’s winter wedding category to gain some ideas and inspiration on what to wear.

Naturally, you will want to go with long sleeves or winter and spring weddings, but I recommend a sleeveless or short sleeved dress or top with a long sleeved jacket, because with winter weddings you often find yourself indoors with central heating on and it can get very hot and stuffy, and outdoors or between venues you need something warmer.

Mother of the Bride outfits idea:

How about this elegantly tailored plum purple sleeveless shift dress by Hobs. The flattering pleat detail at the waist suggests an attractive hourglass figure, even if you don’t usually boast one and the mid length cut makes it perfect for wedding attire. Alone, this dress may not stand out, but it can be dressed up with accessories. It will show off a pendant nicely with that v-neck and you cound even add your own belt to give it a little more pizzaz.

Hobs Olivia Dress, Plum Purple £159

Finish off the outfit with this gorgeous Jacques Vert Shaped Hem Tailored Jacket in Fondant Pink, a delight for pink lovers. Notice how the ruching of the jacket compliments the pleating of the shift dress.

Jacques Vert Shaped Hem Tailored Jacket, Fondant Pink £159

Pink is not everyone’s cup of tea I do realise, so as an alternative, it would be equally stunning were you to substitute the pink jacket for another colour. Perhaps something in a shade of grey. A charcoal or light grey would go nicely with matching shoes in the jacket colour. Take a look at this silver grey jacket also by Jacques Vert. At first glance the neckline seems a little severe, but seeing it on the model in this picture gives a better impression of how nice it looks on. And that hat too will suit both styles.

Jacques Vert Silver Grey Jacket, slate £159

I prefer full length sleeves for winter weddings. Three quarter sleeves will go nicely too, but it might be a bit chilly.

Whichever jacket you choose, these Low Heel Pointed Court Shoes will finish off the ensemble beautifully.

L.K.Bennett Bury Low Heel Pointed Court Shoes, Grey £150

 

For these great ideas and more head over to the women’s clothing department at John Lewis

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