Wow factor is a phrase that springs to mind when viewing this genuinely beautiful dress by John Charles.

Perfect for a summer wedding or other glamorous event this is the sort of outfit that a mother of the bride’s dress-filled dreams are made of.

The lovely coral shade is brand new for this season and offers a slightly different take on the popular blush shade. It’s a zingy, fresh colour, that really compliments the magical, romantic feel of a wedding.

Available in sizes 8 to 18, the slightly over the knee skirt features swaying chiffon pleats, which give the dress gorgeous girly movement and a pretty, floaty effect.

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The shape of the outfit helps to create a lovely silhouette which skims the hips and thighs, while pulling in and flattening the waist and tummy area with the high waist, layered chiffon band in the middle. The pleats in the skirt offer really lovely detail, as they are narrow at the top, helping to support the illusion of a pulled in waist area, then go on to widen and fan out towards the bottom of the skirt, which gives that dainty flowing feel.

The bodice of this dress is simply stunning and the mother of the bride, or the mother of the groom would feel very special on the big day owing to the intricate lace design of the top, which is a real contrast to the classic simplicity of the skirt. The floral detail in upper part of the outfit is extremely intricate. The eye will notice a plethora of flower designs from pops of large petals, to smaller, more delicate flowers. The amazing attention to detail sets this outfit apart as something quite special, especially when teamed with the matching jacket which is designed in exactly the same coral lace detail as the bodice of the dress, giving double impact to this superb craftsmanship.

The jacket’s sleeves have a subtle scalloped effect, helping to keep the overall feel pretty and dainty and the outfit is finished off with a stunning matching hat which continues the lace design, with an added splash of swirling coral ribbon.