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OUTFIT 101

We hope that mums and daughters across the country are taking to the high street for a Mother’s Day shopping spree this weekend! And with wedding season just in sight, what better time to find your perfect Mother of the Bride outfit?

If you’re not sure where to start, follow our FAQ guide to help you find the perfect Mother of the Bride look. Get ready to be spoilt…

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What is the ‘ideal’ MOB dress?

Choosing the shape of your dress and skirt should be based on finding the perfect proportions. Define what silhouettes are flattering and comfortable first, then select from our collection of premium fabrications and in-house prints.

There is no defined dress length rule when it comes to Mother of the Bride dressing, but keep to a feminine and on trend midi length for a sure-fire choice that won’t break any taboos.

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Who should I take into consideration?

Including the bride in the outfit choice is the perfect excuse for a shopping trip, as well as making sure it’s totally appropriate for the venue and fits the theme. It’s also worth touching base with the Mother of the Groom to ensure your looks are both fitting (and most importantly not too similar!). Whatever you do, be sure not to compromise on your own style!

Will white break the rules?

Although it is a known rule to avoid white at a wedding, choosing it as a Mother of the Bride outfit can be a subtle and elegant way of coordinating with the bridal party. Ivory, creams and silvers are beautiful varying shades and give you plenty of scope for colourful accessories.

Opt for a look with a matching jacket and ethereal fascinator for a sense of occasion and formality. Our pick is the lace Diana Dress with matching coat.

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What if I don’t want to match the theme?

If you want to stand out from the crowd, or have your eye on a dress that doesn’t quite match the colour scheme, don’t feel like you can’t break away from the pack! Be sure to choose a look that you and the bride will love, especially if you can wear it again. Worried that you’ll need to integrate for those all-important photo moments? A delicate button hole or corsage is the perfect way to tie in with the theme.

What accessories will you need?

Accessories are key features to any Mother of the Bride outfit, and are the perfect way to add a pop of colour or standout print. Be sure to have a coordinating jacket for your look on hand, no matter how sunny the wedding day is due to be!

A statement clutch for tissues and gloss is essential, whilst a fascinator is an optional addition that sings celebration.

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