As the mother of the bride, you play a huge role in your daughter’s big day: you’re there to offer support, calm nerves and make sure everything runs as smoothly as it possibly can. That doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to sparkle and shine as well! As the mother of the bride, it’s important to find an outfit that offers a balance between looking demure and elegant and being stylish and smart. With so many different styles on offer, how do you know which ones to go for? Here are our top dress trends for the mother of the bride.

Lace detailing

Lace isn’t just for the bride! Chic, feminine and graceful, lace adds a romantic touch to your wedding outfit while retaining an air of sophistication. It’s easy to incorporate into your look and you can choose whether you want a dress that is covered in lace or one that simply has subtle lace trim. Be sure to check out our selection of Ronald Joyce by Veni Infantino dresses which feature gorgeous lace and beading detail.

Sheer sleeves

A great way to cover up your arms is by wearing a dress with sheer sleeves. It gives the illusion of bare arms while still being covered up – perfect for if you are self-conscious of this area, or if the wedding takes place during the winter months. Most outfits come with boleros or long structured or chiffon coats as the perfect companion to short sleeved dresses; we love Irresistible’s  collection in particular for their super stylish, yet practical, designs.

Champagne tones

This graceful shade is always a winner for mother of the brides: effortlessly chic and shimmering with elegance, you’ll be sparkling all day long. These tones are slightly warmer than white or cream, which means you definitely won’t be confused for the bride! Champagne also perfectly complements any colour scheme of the wedding party. You can find stunning champagne dresses in Ian Stuart’s latest collection. Champagne, pewter and grey outfits in stock are shown below. Some photos are of other colours but we stock them in champagne.

With our wealth of designer mother of the bride outfits, we can help you find the perfect look that’s just right for you.