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MOTHER OF THE BRIDE OUTFITS 2021

We enjoy putting together modern Mother of the Bride outfits and Mother of the Groom dress suits each year. We look forward to doing the same for 2021 weddings too. A selection of styles can be found under each season helping you find the best colours to match your wedding theme.

Goat Karmine Wool Frill Sleeve Pencil Dress, Mint
Goat Karmine Wool Frill Sleeve Pencil Dress, Mint
John Lewis & Partners

£510.00

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Goat Hampton Wool Flared Coat, Light Blue
Goat Hampton Wool Flared Coat, Light Blue
John Lewis & Partners

£1,050.00

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Goat Lois Wool Sleeveless Shift Dress, Light Blue
Goat Lois Wool Sleeveless Shift Dress, Light Blue
John Lewis & Partners

£395.00

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Gina Bacconi Verla Dress, Black/Multi
Gina Bacconi Verla Dress, Black/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

was: £160.00

£80.00

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Jolie Moi Fold Over Fit and Flare Midi Dress
Jolie Moi Fold Over Fit and Flare Midi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£85.00

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Studio 8 Lizzy Dress, Multi
Studio 8 Lizzy Dress, Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£109.00

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Sosandar Spot Print Fit And Flare Dress, Blue
Sosandar Spot Print Fit And Flare Dress, Blue
John Lewis & Partners

£69.00

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The Fold Mayfair Heart Print Silk Dress, Multi
The Fold Mayfair Heart Print Silk Dress, Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£325.00

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Gina Bacconi Liddie Floral Print Lace Dress, Butter Cream
Gina Bacconi Liddie Floral Print Lace Dress, Butter Cream
John Lewis & Partners

£230.00

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L.K.Bennett Eve Floral Embellished Midi Dress, Purple
L.K.Bennett Eve Floral Embellished Midi Dress, Purple
John Lewis & Partners

was: £212.00

£170.00

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Adrianna Papell Jacquard Floral Print Flared Midi Dress, Teal/Multi
Adrianna Papell Jacquard Floral Print Flared Midi Dress, Teal/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

was: £290.00

£116.00

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Gina Bacconi Bevin Crepe And Chiffon Cape Dress
Gina Bacconi Bevin Crepe And Chiffon Cape Dress
John Lewis & Partners

was: £330.00

£165.00

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Browse our inspiration page for this year’s trends and previous MOTB collections along with bridesmaid and wedding guest dresses from much-loved designer brands.  John Lewis & Partners is a great place to start looking for a special occasion outfit and also for elegant wedding fashion.

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Matching Mother of the Bride Outfits – 2021

Christie Silk Wool Beaded Dress Navy
Christie Silk Wool Beaded Dress Navy
Hobbs Ltd

£269.00

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Marcella Silk Wool Beaded Dress Celeste Blue
Marcella Silk Wool Beaded Dress Celeste Blue
Hobbs Ltd

£269.00

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Floral Chiffon Hanky Hem Ruffle Midi Dress
Floral Chiffon Hanky Hem Ruffle Midi Dress
Roman Originals

£48.00

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Floral Print Wrap Dress
Floral Print Wrap Dress
Roman Originals

£45.00

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Woodland Off The Shoulder Dress
Woodland Off The Shoulder Dress
Ted Baker

£239.00

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Goat Lois Wool Sleeveless Shift Dress, Light Blue
Goat Lois Wool Sleeveless Shift Dress, Light Blue
John Lewis & Partners

£395.00

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Valeria Floral Dress Peony Multi
Valeria Floral Dress Peony Multi
Hobbs Ltd

was: £229.00

£149.00

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Gina Bacconi Bianna Midi Dress
Gina Bacconi Bianna Midi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£350.00

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Gina Bacconi Bianna Midi Dress
Gina Bacconi Bianna Midi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£350.00

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Occasion & Mother of the Bride/Groom Outfits 
The event date is set and you have an idea on a colour the next step is finding where to buy the ideal Mother of the Bride outfit. You already know it is going to be either a springsummerautumn or winter wedding all that’s required now is a little inspiration. We’ve chosen seasonal styles in rich warm colours and pastel shades including jacquard jackets, matching skirts, shift dress and coat outfits and matching accessories. There are lightweight skirts and Mother of the Bride dresses in chiffon, silk and jersey in plain, floral or print designs plus flowing waterfall jackets and fit and flare skirts.

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You can discover complete Mother of the Bride outfits for a spring summer and autumn winter 2021 wedding. Popular MOTB designer brands include Ariella, Hobbs, Adrianna Papell, Bruce by Bruce Oldfield,  L.K. Bennett, Gina Bacconi, Gerry Weber, Fenn Wright Manson, Eliza J, Coast, Phase Eight and Reiss. For vintage occasionwear browse our collection of the 1940s 1950’s tea dresses, 1920’s flapper dresses and Art Deco sequin gowns.


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Mother of the Bride or Groom Wedding Day Coats
Fluid tailored occasion coats offer perfect layering for an effortlessly chic look for a Mother of the Bride. Team with matching dress for a fully co-ordinating ensemble. Seasonal styles to suit any occasion from garden parties, weddings and race day events. Laidback luxury in lace, tweed and embellished fabrics can be found from Jacques Vert, Shubette, Linea, Damsel in a Dress, Gina Bacconi and L.K. Bennett. These are known as frock coats, duster coats, lady coats and wedding coats.


Special Occasion Coats

Helen McAlinden Rebecca Wool Cashmere Blend Coat, Mulberry
Helen McAlinden Rebecca Wool Cashmere Blend Coat, Mulberry
John Lewis & Partners

was: £529.00

£370.30

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Goat Hampton Wool Flared Coat, Light Blue
Goat Hampton Wool Flared Coat, Light Blue
John Lewis & Partners

£1,050.00

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Corina Coat With Wool Oil Yellow
Corina Coat With Wool Oil Yellow
Hobbs Ltd

£219.00

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Studio 8 Melissa Longline Jacket, Mineral
Studio 8 Melissa Longline Jacket, Mineral
John Lewis & Partners

£169.00

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Spring Tilda Coat Red
Spring Tilda Coat Red
Hobbs Ltd

was: £229.00

£109.00

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Ted Baker Donnata Wool Blend Double Breasted Cape Coat, Camel
Ted Baker Donnata Wool Blend Double Breasted Cape Coat, Camel
John Lewis & Partners

£249.00

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Ted Baker Bianza Wool Blend Coat
Ted Baker Bianza Wool Blend Coat
John Lewis & Partners

£325.00

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Gina Bacconi Greta Frill Cuff Jacquard Coat, Pink
Gina Bacconi Greta Frill Cuff Jacquard Coat, Pink
John Lewis & Partners

was: £250.00

£125.00

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Fran Coat Yellow
Fran Coat Yellow
Hobbs Ltd

was: £249.00

£109.00

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Petite Mother of the Bride Outfits
Find the perfect fitting Mother of the Bride outfit for your next big event with new petite collections from Jacques Vert, Fenn Wright Manson, Jolie Moi and Adrianna Papell. Correctly proportioned, elegantly cut and tailored pieces designed to fit and flatter the 5′ 3” and underframe. A distinctive range featuring bold prints in striking shades of the season and shimmering fabrics for that extra special finish. New shapes and textures come in rich jewel colours ideal for a winter wedding. Discover modern dresses for the Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom and wedding guest along with traditional two-piece styles including petite shift dress and matching bolero jacket outfits and frock coats with a detachable corsage.

Petite Mother of the Bride 2021 Wedding Outfits

Petite Twitchill Dress Navy Red
Petite Twitchill Dress Navy Red
Hobbs Ltd

was: £129.00

£89.00

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Petite Carly Floral Dress Navy Ivory
Petite Carly Floral Dress Navy Ivory
Hobbs Ltd

£169.00

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Petite Carly Dress Black Multi
Petite Carly Dress Black Multi
Hobbs Ltd

was: £169.00

£79.00

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Petite Carly Floral Midi Dress Peony Pink
Petite Carly Floral Midi Dress Peony Pink
Hobbs Ltd

was: £169.00

£65.00

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Petite Isabella Spot Pleated Midi Dress Kingfisher
Petite Isabella Spot Pleated Midi Dress Kingfisher
Hobbs Ltd

was: £179.00

£119.00

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Ri Petite Cosy Jersey Wrap Dress - Camel
Ri Petite Cosy Jersey Wrap Dress - Camel
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was: £38.00

£18.00

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Chi Chi London Petite Maida Dress - Mink
Chi Chi London Petite Maida Dress - Mink
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was: £70.00

£21.00

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Chi Chi London Petite Malin Dress - Red
Chi Chi London Petite Malin Dress - Red
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£75.00

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Gloria Jersey Midi Dress Purple Women Boden, Navy
Gloria Jersey Midi Dress Purple Women Boden, Navy
Boden

was: £90.00

£54.00

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Mother of the Bride Spring Wedding Outfits for 2021
As the temperatures begin to rise we can look forward to a new range for our spring wardrobe. SS21 trends focus on romantic florals, pretty pastels and statement prints. Chic longline jackets are back in vogue and look great with shift dresses, pencil skirts and dressy trousers. Blush pink, aqua blue, mint green and champagne are perfect spring time wedding colours. Look out for feminine prom style dresses from Coast and Ted Baker. Modern spring Mother of the Bride dress suits from Phase Eight, Gina Bacconi, Hobbs and L.K. Bennett. Complete plus size wedding styles from Chesca include dress and jacket outfits, occasion coats, two and three piece trouser suits, skirt suits, and jersey dresses.

Spring Mother of the Bride Dresses

Rosabelle Silk Floral Dress Ivory Multi
Rosabelle Silk Floral Dress Ivory Multi
Hobbs Ltd

£299.00

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Floral Jacquard Fit and Flare Midi Dress
Floral Jacquard Fit and Flare Midi Dress
Roman Originals

was: £80.00

£45.60

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Ted Baker Tabii Floral Embroidered Midi Dress, Green Mint
Ted Baker Tabii Floral Embroidered Midi Dress, Green Mint
John Lewis & Partners

£215.20

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Marcella Silk Wool Beaded Dress Celeste Blue
Marcella Silk Wool Beaded Dress Celeste Blue
Hobbs Ltd

£269.00

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Gina Bacconi Bevin Crepe And Chiffon Cape Dress
Gina Bacconi Bevin Crepe And Chiffon Cape Dress
John Lewis & Partners

was: £330.00

£165.00

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Bluebell  Stretch Crepe & Lace Dress
Bluebell Stretch Crepe & Lace Dress
Chesca

£280.00

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Fenn Wright Manson Amanda Holden Collection Charlotte Burnout Spot Midi Dress, Cornflower
Fenn Wright Manson Amanda Holden Collection Charlotte Burnout Spot Midi Dress, Cornflower
John Lewis & Partners

was: £229.00

£114.00

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The Fold Mayfair Heart Print Silk Dress, Multi
The Fold Mayfair Heart Print Silk Dress, Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£325.00

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Phase Eight Charlotte Floral Embroidered Dress, Pink, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Charlotte Floral Embroidered Dress, Pink, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£169.00

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Spring Wedding Outfits


2021 Mother of the Bride/Groom Trouser Suits
Discover the elegance of wearing a tailored two and three-piece trouser suit to your next wedding event. Find plus size and petite fit clothing, dressy wide-leg palazzo pants, straight and slim-fitting trousers and fashionable jumpsuits. From Coast, Reiss and Phase Eight. Elegant occasion trousers with matching coats, jackets and longline shrugs are a smart alternative to the traditional dress and jacket for the Mother of the Bride or Groom. Chesca and Jacques Vert offer complete wedding looks including co-ordinating mix and match pieces, hats, fascinators, shoes and bags. For more refined tailoring look to Hobbs, Damsel in a Dress, Eastex and Fenn Wright Manson for a selection of classic two-piece trouser suits.

Mother of the Bride Trouser Suits & Evening Trousers

Helen McAlinden Hailey Jacket, Teal
Helen McAlinden Hailey Jacket, Teal
John Lewis & Partners

£280.00

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Helen McAlinden Aline Wide Leg Trousers, Teal
Helen McAlinden Aline Wide Leg Trousers, Teal
John Lewis & Partners

was: £177.00

£123.90

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Helen McAlinden Naomi Velvet Trousers, Mulberry
Helen McAlinden Naomi Velvet Trousers, Mulberry
John Lewis & Partners

was: £285.00

£199.50

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Helen McAlinden Tina Velvet Blazer, Mulberry
Helen McAlinden Tina Velvet Blazer, Mulberry
John Lewis & Partners

was: £380.00

£266.00

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Gina Bacconi Long Chiffon Jacket
Gina Bacconi Long Chiffon Jacket
John Lewis & Partners

£120.00

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Gina Bacconi Milana Spot Print Chiffon Jumpsuit, Off White/Black
Gina Bacconi Milana Spot Print Chiffon Jumpsuit, Off White/Black
John Lewis & Partners

was: £280.00

£140.00

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Fenn Wright Manson Amanda Holden Collection Ashley Blazer Jacket, Mint
Fenn Wright Manson Amanda Holden Collection Ashley Blazer Jacket, Mint
John Lewis & Partners

was: £229.00

£114.00

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Fenn Wright Manson Amanda Holden Collection Adele Trousers, Mint
Fenn Wright Manson Amanda Holden Collection Adele Trousers, Mint
John Lewis & Partners

was: £149.00

£74.00

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Lalena Wide Leg Trouser Poppy Red
Lalena Wide Leg Trouser Poppy Red
Hobbs Ltd

£119.00

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Mother of the Bride Evening Gowns Partywear and Cocktail Dresses
Lavish embellishment, lace and sequins are all it takes to get you noticed. Eye-catching gowns for the Mother of the Bride or Groom come with after dark glimmer and sparkle. Perfect dresses for the cocktail hour along with flowing evening gowns add sweeping elegance for dancing the night away. Find ultra-glamorous maxi dresses with exquisite beading and whisper layers of soft lace and chiffon from occasionwear specialists and designers: Jacques Vert, Gina Bacconi, Chesca and Vera Mont. MOTB fashion-focussed trends can be found from Karen Millen, Phase Eight, Hobbs and Reiss

Evening Reception Dresses

Bardot Floral Fit & Flare Dress
Bardot Floral Fit & Flare Dress
Roman Originals

£70.00

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Metallic One Shoulder Draped Midi Dress
Metallic One Shoulder Draped Midi Dress
Ted Baker

£199.00

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Lace Floral Midi Dress
Lace Floral Midi Dress
Ted Baker

£269.00

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Lace Hi Low Hem Midi Dress
Lace Hi Low Hem Midi Dress
Roman Originals

£60.00

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Studio 8 Evie Leaf Dress, Navy/Blush
Studio 8 Evie Leaf Dress, Navy/Blush
John Lewis & Partners

£160.00

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Adrianna Papell Mikado Bardot Knee Length Dress
Adrianna Papell Mikado Bardot Knee Length Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£131.25

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Adrianna Papell Organza Floral Maxi Gown, Coral/Ivory
Adrianna Papell Organza Floral Maxi Gown, Coral/Ivory
John Lewis & Partners

£217.50

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L.K.Bennett Susie Silk Dress, Aquamarine
L.K.Bennett Susie Silk Dress, Aquamarine
John Lewis & Partners

£316.00

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Feather Embellished Fitted Dress
Feather Embellished Fitted Dress
Roman Originals

was: £75.00

£50.00

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Evening Gowns


Mother of the Bride Occasion Hats & Fascinators
Get ready to stand out in the crowd with a gorgeous feather trim wedding hat, headband or fascinator. Find an extensive range of Mother of the Bride hats and fascinators from Jacques Vert, Chesca, Gina Bacconi, Phase Eight, Debenhams, John Lewis, and House of Fraser. As the wedding season fast approaches you’ll find department and online stores like these have an even greater selection of elegant hats and fascinators for you to choose from. Depending on your preference there is a style to suit every outfit from flamboyant wide brim creations to chic feather spray fascinators.

Wedding Hats & Fascinators

Feather Detail Metallic Veil Fascinator
Feather Detail Metallic Veil Fascinator
Roman Originals

£30.00

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Large Sinamay Flower Veil Fascinator
Large Sinamay Flower Veil Fascinator
Roman Originals

£32.00

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Large Contrast Feather Disc Fascinator
Large Contrast Feather Disc Fascinator
Roman Originals

£35.00

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Snoxells Cassandra Flower Quills and Veil Occasion Hat, Navy/Rose
Snoxells Cassandra Flower Quills and Veil Occasion Hat, Navy/Rose
John Lewis & Partners

£325.00

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John Lewis & Partners Cordelia Flower Detail Disc Occasion Hat, Ivory/Multi
John Lewis & Partners Cordelia Flower Detail Disc Occasion Hat, Ivory/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£125.00

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Silver & Black Spotted Feather Fascinator
Silver & Black Spotted Feather Fascinator
Chesca

£85.00

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John Lewis & Partners Celia Statement Loop Occasion Hat
John Lewis & Partners Celia Statement Loop Occasion Hat
John Lewis & Partners

£115.00

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Lipstick Pink Crin Fascinator With Flower & Feathers
Lipstick Pink Crin Fascinator With Flower & Feathers
Chesca

£95.00

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John Lewis & Partners Iris Flower Disc Occasion Hat, Blush
John Lewis & Partners Iris Flower Disc Occasion Hat, Blush
John Lewis & Partners

£120.00

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Illusion Colourblock Dresses
For a go-to modern look, the illusion dress ticks all the boxes for a fashionable Mother of the Bride outfit. The clever slimming design not only flatters the figure it adds a contemporary edge to your event ready wardrobe. New wedding guest collections from Karen Millen include lace panelled pencil dresses, bandage and ottoman shirt dresses along with trendy stripe colour-block fitted dresses. Elegant evening gowns, bodycon jersey and shift style dresses from Gina Bacconi and Chesca feature lace sequin panel sides, contrast layering and waist shaping detail. Kaliko, Gerry Weber, French Connection, Boden, L.K. Bennett, Coast and Phase Eight also have a range of stunning bright colour block dresses.

Slimming Illusion Dresses

Fit and Flare Pleated Midi Dress
Fit and Flare Pleated Midi Dress
Roman Originals

was: £60.00

£50.00

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Damsel in a Dress Ethel Colour Block Knee Length Dress
Damsel in a Dress Ethel Colour Block Knee Length Dress
John Lewis & Partners

was: £169.00

£79.00

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Damsel in a Dress Seraphina Colourblock Dress, Black
Damsel in a Dress Seraphina Colourblock Dress, Black
Phase Eight

was: £169.00

£139.00

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Damsel in a Dress Ethel Colour Block Knee Length Dress
Damsel in a Dress Ethel Colour Block Knee Length Dress
John Lewis & Partners

was: £169.00

£79.00

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Fit and Flare Pleated Midi Dress
Fit and Flare Pleated Midi Dress
Roman Originals

was: £60.00

£35.00

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Pleated Stripe Fit and Flare Midi Dress
Pleated Stripe Fit and Flare Midi Dress
Roman Originals

was: £55.00

£35.75

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Helen McAlinden Vivienne Colour Block Dress, Navy/Teal
Helen McAlinden Vivienne Colour Block Dress, Navy/Teal
John Lewis & Partners

£295.00

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Full Skirt Mockable Dress
Full Skirt Mockable Dress
Ted Baker

£199.00

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Phase Eight Cassidy Brushstroke Dress, Blue
Phase Eight Cassidy Brushstroke Dress, Blue
Phase Eight

£110.00

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Mother of the Bride Two Piece Outfits – 2021 Collection
Create impact with a Mother of the Bride complete two-piece outfit from Hobbs, Chesca, Jaeger, Gina Bacconi, Adrianna Papell and many more fabulous designers. Shimmer dresses with matching cropped jackets are great for weddings and for a luxe evening look there’s lovely lace boleros and occasion coats. The classic shift dress with coordinating jacquard frock coat is a perfect duo for a Mother of the Bride outfit. Chesca offers an alternative look with three piece outfits, softly flowing bias cut skirts matching camisoles and crepe jackets. There is a range of feminine loose flowing dresses and co-ordinating waterfall shrugs that drape over the body for a flattering finish.

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Designer Mother of the Bride Groom Wedding Outfits

Some of the best designer collections and most popular styles for the Mother of the Bride or Groom can be found in specialist wedding shops online or in-store. Find the nearest wedding shop in your area and stockists of much-loved labels for Mother of the Bride dresses, dress and bolero jacket outfits and trouser suits.

Michaela Louisa elegant dress styles for Modern Mother of the Bride. 2021 wedding outfits include knee-length jersey dresses in royal blue and multicoloured prints For evening receptions and party looks there are sequin and lace dresses with mesh sleeves in wine, red, black and ivory. Wedding occasionwear inspiration and Mother of the Bride outfit ideas for a 2021 wedding.

Enjoy the exquisite outfits for weddings and for all your special events from Black Tie and Gala evenings to a Day at the Races. Leading fashion houses including Cabotine, Condici, John Charles, Ann Balon, Presen, Ispirato, Carina, Mireia, Linea Raffaelli, Dress Code by Veromia, Ian Stuart, Paule Vasseur, Vera Mont, Sonia Pena, Ronald Joyce, Maria Coca, Marcelino, Pomodoro, Medici, Anoushka G, Ispirato, Juno Morelli, David Fielden.