If you’re looking for an outfit that is multi layered in its design detail then this eye-catching lace dress by John Charles is a real contender.

Based on the classic John Charles dress shape, the mother of the bride can be sure of a few head turns thanks to the ornate lace effect of the design which is further enhanced by stunning, twinkly sequin embellishment.

The recurring bold floral design brings this outfit up to date and the large flowers are cleverly placed to help accentuate your shape and draw the eye in over areas you’d like to be nipped and tucked.

Available in sizes 8 to 24 this style can work for a variety of body shapes. The stunning ivory bodice acts as a base layer to the dress, showing seductive shimmers of sequins beneath the gorgeous navy lace designs which sits over the top.

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The ¾ length sleeves balance beautifully with the the length of the skirt, which falls just below the knee, giving the outfit a really classic feel and ensuring just the right amount of skin is on show.

Extra detail includes the pretty sweetheart neckline of the bodice, giving shape and structure to the chest area, with a subtle, sheer illusion neckline of the lace dress that continues the floral effect across the chest and shoulder area.

The mother of the bride or the mother of the groom can feel confident and glamorous by adding the stunning sheer organza coat which sits delicately over the top and adds a flowing feminine touch, as well as gives an extra option for covering up. The knee length coat has an illusion lapel detail and stitching which pulls the waist in to make sure the flattering lines of the dress are not lost.

A second jacket option is also offered with this elegant mother of the bride outfit, in the form of a short bolero style coat, with modern cropped sleeves in a sumptuous navy taffeta to match the dress. The rounded front of the jacket gives feminine shape to the chest area and adds a clever hourglass shape to the middle.

This truly eye catching outfit is strong enough to be matched with a larger hat or headpiece to really finish the look with a flourish.