When it comes to picking the perfect outfit as the Mother of the Bride, or the Groom, even celebrities can have a hard time. Royal mum-in-law Carole Middleton reportedly changed her mind just before her daughter Kate’s wedding to Prince William. She dropped her specially made outfit for a stunning sky-blue Catherine Walker creation instead. Her elegant look became a major talking point, but she never overshadowed the bride. With wedding season in full swing, the search for gorgeous mother of the bride dresses is on.
Tips for Choosing an Outfit
It’s a big occasion and finding the perfect outfit is tricky. You want to look stylish but age appropriate. You want to grab attention, but you also want to feel comfortable all day long. You also want the right amount of cover if the Irish weather does a U turn on the day.
Firstly, choose a colour that coordinates well with the wedding’s colour scheme, but also works well on your skin. We advise you to order well in advance of the big day. This gives you plenty of time to return a wrong size and reorder your dress.
So if you have a special wedding coming up start here by checking out these three stunning mother of the bride dresses for inspiration.
1. The Monochrome Option
For a modern, sophisticated look you can’t go wrong with this V by Very monochrome printed dress. Its neutral tones will work well with any wedding scheme. However, you can add a pop of colour with a fabulous clutch and your choice of shoes. We love these Karen Millen beauties, they also match the clutch perfectly!
2. The Oh So Elegant Choice
This picture-perfect midi dress by True Violet is oh so elegant. Its iconic silhouette features a Bardot neckline with a full pleated skirt, and it’s trimmed with a bow detail to the back for an extra feminine flourish.
3. The Pretty in Pink
A soft blush hue looks fabulous on everyone, and we just love this pleated midi dress from V by Very. The frills add that extra detail alongside the pleats, making this pick a standout option.