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Featuring fabulous floral lace detailing this navy and ivory dress by John Charles makes for a very sophisticated mother of the bride, or indeed mother of the groom outfit.

The knee skimming shift dress is a timeless, flattering shape and the delicate floral pattern of the lace adds beautiful head-turning detail.

The lace design travels down past and around the hip area, framing the middle and pulling in the eye. Up at the shoulders, the wide lace straps balance the dress perfectly and make this a good choice for those who need to consider a supportive bra beneath. The navy bodice dress and bolero jacket is available in sizes 8 to 16.

John Charles offers a modern take on the sophisticated elegance desired when it comes to mother of the bride dresses and this outfit is no exception. The up-to-date, neat, mid line jacket in a soft, shimmering ivory gives this dress a real finishing touch and helps to add an element of tailoring, which is fabulous for fun, yet formal occasions such as Ascot.

The jacket, which skims the waist is finished with a beautifully beaded collar, a subtle detail giving an understated suggestion of class and elegance.

The ¾ length sleeves of the bolero complement the overall shape making this a truly one of a kind outfit that will have you brimming with pride and confidence at any special occasion.