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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.

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

£161.00

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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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Sosandar Polka Dot Fit and Flare Dress, Blue
Sosandar Polka Dot Fit and Flare Dress, Blue
John Lewis & Partners

£69.00

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Jolie Moi Bell Sleeve Dress
Jolie Moi Bell Sleeve Dress
John Lewis & Partners

was: £59.00

£49.00

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Jolie Moi Twist Front Flare Dress, Purple Mint
Jolie Moi Twist Front Flare Dress, Purple Mint
John Lewis & Partners

was: £59.00

£49.00

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Gina Bacconi Franca Floral Knee Length Dress, Fuchsia
Gina Bacconi Franca Floral Knee Length Dress, Fuchsia
John Lewis & Partners

£126.00

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Adrianna Papell Floral Metallic Jacquard Dress, Blush/Multi
Adrianna Papell Floral Metallic Jacquard Dress, Blush/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

was: £245.00

£73.50

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Chesca Floral Print Dress, Pewter/Turquoise
Chesca Floral Print Dress, Pewter/Turquoise
John Lewis & Partners

£295.00

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Adrianna Papell Jacquard Floral Knee Length Dress, Magenta/Multi
Adrianna Papell Jacquard Floral Knee Length Dress, Magenta/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

was: £210.00

£63.00

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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.

Gina Bacconi 2019 MOTB wedding outfits and party dresses


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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Julianna Floral Satin Bias Cut Midi Dress
Julianna Floral Satin Bias Cut Midi Dress
Roman Originals

was: £48.00

£43.20

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Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£126.00

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Gina Bacconi Sansa Dress with Cape
Gina Bacconi Sansa Dress with Cape
John Lewis & Partners

was: £175.00

£122.50

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Pewter Turquoise/Lime Iris Floral Print Devoree Dress
Pewter Turquoise/Lime Iris Floral Print Devoree Dress
Chesca

£275.00

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Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress, Navy
Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress, Navy
John Lewis & Partners

£126.00

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Moira Floral Shift Dress Spring Grn Blsh
Moira Floral Shift Dress Spring Grn Blsh
Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£99.00

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Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
Gina Bacconi Merna Sleeveless Moss Crepe Shift Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£119.00

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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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Modern Mother of the Bride 2021 Wedding Outfits

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

Faux Fur Animal Print Coat
Faux Fur Animal Print Coat
Roman Originals

was: £85.00

£60.00

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Longline Faux Leather Belted Coat
Longline Faux Leather Belted Coat
Roman Originals

was: £70.00

£68.00

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Faux Fur Swing Coat
Faux Fur Swing Coat
Roman Originals

was: £85.00

£50.00

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Olivia Wool Coat Aubergine
Olivia Wool Coat Aubergine
Hobbs Ltd

was: £349.00

£269.00

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Elegant Textured Dress Coat
Elegant Textured Dress Coat
Ted Baker

£279.00

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Ivory/Navy/Cobalt Pheasant Print & Abstract Devoree Pixie Coat
Ivory/Navy/Cobalt Pheasant Print & Abstract Devoree Pixie Coat
Chesca

£275.00

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Pewter Turquoise/Lime Iris Floral Print Devoree Pixie Coat
Pewter Turquoise/Lime Iris Floral Print Devoree Pixie Coat
Chesca

£275.00

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Jane Wool Blend Coat Cobalt
Jane Wool Blend Coat Cobalt
Hobbs Ltd

was: £289.00

£169.00

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Eugen Klein Taupe/Black Coat With Raised Cut Fur Scroll Design
Eugen Klein Taupe/Black Coat With Raised Cut Fur Scroll Design
Chesca

£270.00

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

was: £169.00

£65.00

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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 Alex Dress Green Stone
Petite Alex Dress Green Stone
Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£109.00

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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
very.co.uk

was: £38.00

£24.60

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Chi Chi London Petite Maida Dress - Mink
Chi Chi London Petite Maida Dress - Mink
very.co.uk

was: £70.00

£21.00

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Chi Chi London Petite Eleya Dress - Berry
Chi Chi London Petite Eleya Dress - Berry
very.co.uk

was: £70.00

£35.00

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Chi Chi London Petite Malin Dress - Red
Chi Chi London Petite Malin Dress - Red
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was: £60.00

£42.00

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Mother of the Bride Winter Wedding Outfits for 2021
As the sunny rays of summer fade, we can look forward to a new range of autumn and winter occasionwear. Russet shades and vibrant hues match the season bringing warmth to exciting 2021 collections. Sequin party dresses, evening reception and Mother of the Bride outfits for a winter wedding come in rich shimmery textures and colours. Latest arrivals include shift dress and jacket outfits, two and three-piece trouser and skirt suits, jersey dresses and occasion coats. Find complete coordinating outfits from Chesca, Fenn Wright Manson, and Gina Bacconi, fashionable Mother of the Bride dresses from Ted Baker, Phase Eight, Karen Millen and Helen McAlinden plus beautiful silk dresses from L.K. Bennett and Hobbs.

Winter Mother of the Bride Dresses

Riviera/Copper Floral Jersey Notch Neck Dress
Riviera/Copper Floral Jersey Notch Neck Dress
Chesca

£90.00

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Polly Floral Midi Dress Blue Red
Polly Floral Midi Dress Blue Red
Hobbs Ltd

£189.00

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Gold Jacquard Rose Gown Dress
Gold Jacquard Rose Gown Dress
Roman Originals

was: £80.00

£72.00

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Contrast Floral Fit & Flare Dress
Contrast Floral Fit & Flare Dress
Roman Originals

was: £50.00

£20.00

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Green/Pink Multi Cluster Rose Notch Neck Dress
Green/Pink Multi Cluster Rose Notch Neck Dress
Chesca

£165.00

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

£269.00

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Black Midnight Daisy Print Wrap Dress
Black Midnight Daisy Print Wrap Dress
Yumi

£55.00

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Abstract Print Black Midi Shirt Dress
Abstract Print Black Midi Shirt Dress
Oliver Bonas

£55.00

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Olwen Dress Blue Women Boden, Blue
Olwen Dress Blue Women Boden, Blue
Boden

was: £130.00

£78.00

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

was: £380.00

£266.00

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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: £140.00

£98.00

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Pleated Wide Leg Trousers
Pleated Wide Leg Trousers
Roman Originals

was: £40.00

£18.00

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Gina Bacconi Milana Polka Dot Jumpsuit
Gina Bacconi Milana Polka Dot Jumpsuit
John Lewis & Partners

was: £140.00

£98.00

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

£69.30

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Adrianna Papell High Neck Satin Crepe Jumpsuit, Midnight
Adrianna Papell High Neck Satin Crepe Jumpsuit, Midnight
John Lewis & Partners

was: £210.00

£63.00

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Monsoon Harriette Heart Sequin Jumpsuit, Purple
Monsoon Harriette Heart Sequin Jumpsuit, Purple
John Lewis & Partners

£200.00

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Diamante Embellished Side Split Chiffon Trousers
Diamante Embellished Side Split Chiffon Trousers
Roman Originals

was: £40.00

£35.00

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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

Pleated Layer Frill Maxi Dress
Pleated Layer Frill Maxi Dress
Roman Originals

was: £75.00

£40.00

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

£199.00

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Floral Print Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress
Floral Print Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress
Roman Originals

was: £70.00

£32.00

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Floral Placement Maxi Dress
Floral Placement Maxi Dress
Roman Originals

was: £70.00

£63.00

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

£229.00

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

£199.00

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Kiera Maxi Dress Red Women Boden, Red
Kiera Maxi Dress Red Women Boden, Red
Boden

was: £180.00

£90.00

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Salma Sequin Fit And Flare Dress Copper
Salma Sequin Fit And Flare Dress Copper
Hobbs Ltd

was: £199.00

£129.00

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Felicity Dress Navy Multi
Felicity Dress Navy Multi
Hobbs Ltd

was: £189.00

£129.00

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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

French Navy Medium Hatinator With Feather & Quill
French Navy Medium Hatinator With Feather & Quill
Chesca

£150.00

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

was: £35.00

£28.00

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

was: £32.00

£25.60

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Coral Medium Hatinator With Feather & Quill
Coral Medium Hatinator With Feather & Quill
Chesca

£150.00

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Cobalt Medium Hatinator With Feather & Quill
Cobalt Medium Hatinator With Feather & Quill
Chesca

£150.00

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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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Navy Pillbox With Mesh, Crin, Feathers & Curls
Navy Pillbox With Mesh, Crin, Feathers & Curls
Chesca

£95.00

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Mini Disc Bow Fascinator
Mini Disc Bow Fascinator
Roman Originals

was: £28.00

£22.40

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

was: £35.00

£28.00

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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

Allegra Ponte Pleated Dress Navy Women Boden, Navy
Allegra Ponte Pleated Dress Navy Women Boden, Navy
Boden

was: £135.00

£81.00

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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

£79.00

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Damsel in a Dress Florice Colour Block Zig Zag Mini Dress, Black/White
Damsel in a Dress Florice Colour Block Zig Zag Mini Dress, Black/White
John Lewis & Partners

£99.00

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Rae Colourblock Fit And Flare Dress Navy Ivory
Rae Colourblock Fit And Flare Dress Navy Ivory
Hobbs Ltd

was: £189.00

£79.00

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Bailly Dress Navy Ivory Pink
Bailly Dress Navy Ivory Pink
Hobbs Ltd

was: £189.00

£79.00

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Alba Colourblock Midi Dress Blue Multi
Alba Colourblock Midi Dress Blue Multi
Hobbs Ltd

was: £159.00

£79.00

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Manon Baptiste Jersey maxi dress
Manon Baptiste Jersey maxi dress
Navabi

£123.00

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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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Phase Eight Bibi Colourblock Wrap Dress, Black
Phase Eight Bibi Colourblock Wrap Dress, Black
Phase Eight

was: £95.00

£47.50

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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.