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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.

Lace Detail Fit And Flare Dress
Lace Detail Fit And Flare Dress
Roman Originals

£45.00

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

£65.00

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Julianna Floral Chiffon Cape Dress
Julianna Floral Chiffon Cape Dress
Roman Originals

£48.00

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Julianna Lily Print Chiffon Dress
Julianna Lily Print Chiffon Dress
Roman Originals

£48.00

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Floral Print Frill Wrap Dress
Floral Print Frill Wrap Dress
Roman Originals

£55.00

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Polka Dot Bardot Dress
Polka Dot Bardot Dress
Roman Originals

£50.00

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Floral Printed Jacquard Midi Dress
Floral Printed Jacquard Midi Dress
Roman Originals

£80.00

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Floral Bolero Jacket
Floral Bolero Jacket
Roman Originals

was: £25.00

£17.00

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Lace Trim Bolero Shrug
Lace Trim Bolero Shrug
Roman Originals

£30.00

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Floral Pleated Swing Dress
Floral Pleated Swing Dress
Roman Originals

£65.00

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Floral Print Scuba Dress
Floral Print Scuba Dress
Roman Originals

£48.00

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Textured Cropped Jacket
Textured Cropped Jacket
Roman Originals

£35.00

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Lily Dress And Jacket
Lily Dress And Jacket
Gina Bacconi

£360.00

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Mariana Lace Dress And Jacket
Mariana Lace Dress And Jacket
Gina Bacconi

£380.00

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Mariana Lace Dress And Jacket
Mariana Lace Dress And Jacket
Gina Bacconi

£380.00

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Bianna Moss Crepe Dress And Jacket
Bianna Moss Crepe Dress And Jacket
Gina Bacconi

£350.00

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Bevin Crepe And Chiffon Cape Dress
Bevin Crepe And Chiffon Cape Dress
Gina Bacconi

£330.00

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Jonina Embroidered Dress With Cape
Jonina Embroidered Dress With Cape
Gina Bacconi

£330.00

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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 2021 MOTB wedding outfits and party dresses


Matching Mother of the Bride Outfits – 2021

Floral Printed Jacquard Midi Dress
Floral Printed Jacquard Midi Dress
Roman Originals

£80.00

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Adrianna Papell Organza Jacket Dress
Adrianna Papell Organza Jacket Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£160.00

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Adrianna Papell Organza Jacket Dress
Adrianna Papell Organza Jacket Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£160.00

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Lily Dress And Jacket
Lily Dress And Jacket
Gina Bacconi

£360.00

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Chesca Devoree Abstract Maxi Dress, Ivory/Cobalt
Chesca Devoree Abstract Maxi Dress, Ivory/Cobalt
John Lewis & Partners

£295.00

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Chesca Satin Devoree Abstract Stripe Sleeveless Dress, Ivory/Cobalt
Chesca Satin Devoree Abstract Stripe Sleeveless Dress, Ivory/Cobalt
John Lewis & Partners

£195.00

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Studio 8 Ezra Lace Dress, Mineral Green
Studio 8 Ezra Lace Dress, Mineral Green
John Lewis & Partners

£165.00

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Floral Pleated Swing Dress
Floral Pleated Swing Dress
Roman Originals

£65.00

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Floral Print Scuba Dress
Floral Print Scuba Dress
Roman Originals

£48.00

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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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2021 Mother of the Bride Outfits and Wedding Hats

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 Lorraine Long Jacket, Blush
Helen McAlinden Lorraine Long Jacket, Blush
John Lewis & Partners

£349.00

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Maisie Pink Crepe Tie Cuff Coat, Pale Rose
Maisie Pink Crepe Tie Cuff Coat, Pale Rose
L.K. Bennett

was: £295.00

£206.00

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Flora Cream Check Double Breasted Coat, Yellow
Flora Cream Check Double Breasted Coat, Yellow
L.K. Bennett

was: £350.00

£175.00

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Ava Pale Pink Wool Coat, Pale Pink
Ava Pale Pink Wool Coat, Pale Pink
L.K. Bennett

£450.00

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Chesca Oversized Floral Jacket, Green/Multi
Chesca Oversized Floral Jacket, Green/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£155.00

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Chesca Leather Applique Mesh Coat, Black/Ivory
Chesca Leather Applique Mesh Coat, Black/Ivory
John Lewis & Partners

£299.00

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Chesca Semi-Sheer Floral Print Chiffon Jacket, Black/Yellow/Ivory
Chesca Semi-Sheer Floral Print Chiffon Jacket, Black/Yellow/Ivory
John Lewis & Partners

£175.00

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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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Chesca Peony Print Shawl Collar Chiffon Coat, Black/Pink
Chesca Peony Print Shawl Collar Chiffon Coat, Black/Pink
John Lewis & Partners

£195.00

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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

Fenn Wright Manson Petite Severine Silk Floral Dress, Champagne
Fenn Wright Manson Petite Severine Silk Floral Dress, Champagne
John Lewis & Partners

was: £249.00

£124.00

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Fenn Wright Manson Petite Virginie Floral Print Midi Dress, Botanical Leaf
Fenn Wright Manson Petite Virginie Floral Print Midi Dress, Botanical Leaf
John Lewis & Partners

was: £249.00

£124.00

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Fenn Wright Manson Petite Angelique Blossom Midi Dress, Navy/Multi
Fenn Wright Manson Petite Angelique Blossom Midi Dress, Navy/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

was: £229.00

£114.00

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Fenn Wright Manson Petite Renee Dress, Raspberry
Fenn Wright Manson Petite Renee Dress, Raspberry
John Lewis & Partners

was: £229.00

£114.00

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Fenn Wright Manson Petite Ninette Spotted Midi Dress, Black/Ivory
Fenn Wright Manson Petite Ninette Spotted Midi Dress, Black/Ivory
John Lewis & Partners

was: £199.00

£99.00

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Fenn Wright Manson Petite Anette Spotted Midi Dress, Ivory Black Spot
Fenn Wright Manson Petite Anette Spotted Midi Dress, Ivory Black Spot
John Lewis & Partners

£99.00

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Andrea Frill Sleeve Maxi Dress Black, Holiday Tropic Women Boden, Black, Holiday Tropic
Andrea Frill Sleeve Maxi Dress Black, Holiday Tropic Women Boden, Black, Holiday Tropic
Boden

£130.00

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Philippa Midi Dress Ivory and Navy, Brand Spot Women Boden, Ivory and Navy, Brand Spot
Philippa Midi Dress Ivory and Navy, Brand Spot Women Boden, Ivory and Navy, Brand Spot
Boden

was: £170.00

£102.00

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Betty Maxi Shirt Dress Summer Multistripe Boden, Summer Multistripe
Betty Maxi Shirt Dress Summer Multistripe Boden, Summer Multistripe
Boden

£140.00

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Mother of the Bride Summer Wedding Outfits for 2021
As the temperatures begin to rise we can look forward to a new range for our summer 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 and summer 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.

Summer Mother of the Bride Outfits

Nilani Moss Crepe and Chiffon Dress
Nilani Moss Crepe and Chiffon Dress
Gina Bacconi

£280.00

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Yumi Fuchsia Pink Dobby Spot Kimono Midi Dress
Yumi Fuchsia Pink Dobby Spot Kimono Midi Dress
Yumi

£60.00

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Jonina Embroidered Dress With Cape
Jonina Embroidered Dress With Cape
Gina Bacconi

£330.00

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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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Monsoon Elissia Embellished Midi Dress, Coral
Monsoon Elissia Embellished Midi Dress, Coral
John Lewis & Partners

£140.00

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Boe Pink Self-Spot Midi Dress, Bright Pink
Boe Pink Self-Spot Midi Dress, Bright Pink
L.K. Bennett

was: £195.00

£129.00

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Lace Detail Fit And Flare Dress
Lace Detail Fit And Flare Dress
Roman Originals

£45.00

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Urban Touch Pink Floral Print Pleated Midi Dress
Urban Touch Pink Floral Print Pleated Midi Dress
Yumi

£55.00

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Saskia Silk Dress French Navy, Opulent Bloom Women Boden, French Navy, Opulent Bloom
Saskia Silk Dress French Navy, Opulent Bloom Women Boden, French Navy, Opulent Bloom
Boden

£350.00

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Summer 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

Chesca Gupiere Floral Lace Jacket, White/Coral
Chesca Gupiere Floral Lace Jacket, White/Coral
John Lewis & Partners

£175.00

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Chesca Satin Trim Chiffon Trousers
Chesca Satin Trim Chiffon Trousers
John Lewis & Partners

£125.00

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Chesca High Low Chiffon Floral Coat, Navy/Coral/Ivory
Chesca High Low Chiffon Floral Coat, Navy/Coral/Ivory
John Lewis & Partners

£175.00

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Chesca Chiffon Garland Print Cami Top, Navy/Coral/Ivory
Chesca Chiffon Garland Print Cami Top, Navy/Coral/Ivory
John Lewis & Partners

£95.00

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Chesca Pinstripe Linen Biker Jacket, Coral
Chesca Pinstripe Linen Biker Jacket, Coral
John Lewis & Partners

£75.00

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Chesca Pinstripe Linen Trousers, Coral
Chesca Pinstripe Linen Trousers, Coral
John Lewis & Partners

£60.00

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Lydia Crepe And Chiffon Jumpsuit
Lydia Crepe And Chiffon Jumpsuit
Gina Bacconi

£299.00

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Adrianna Papell Crepe Draped Jumpsuit, Sweet Guava
Adrianna Papell Crepe Draped Jumpsuit, Sweet Guava
John Lewis & Partners

£210.00

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

was: £280.00

£140.00

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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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Adrianna Papell Pleated Chiffon Maxi Gown, Mint Smoke
Adrianna Papell Pleated Chiffon Maxi Gown, Mint Smoke
John Lewis & Partners

£290.00

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Adrianna Papell Floral Bardot Dip Hem Gown, Silver/Blush
Adrianna Papell Floral Bardot Dip Hem Gown, Silver/Blush
John Lewis & Partners

£255.00

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Goddiva Boobtube Tulle Neck Maxi Dress
Goddiva Boobtube Tulle Neck Maxi Dress
Yumi

£79.00

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

£60.00

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Lyska Embroidered Dress
Lyska Embroidered Dress
Gina Bacconi

£350.00

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Adrianna Papell Bardot Embroidered Gown, Champagne/Ivory
Adrianna Papell Bardot Embroidered Gown, Champagne/Ivory
John Lewis & Partners

£255.00

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Navy Sequin & Pearl Beaded 3/4 Sleeve V-Neck Mesh Dress
Navy Sequin & Pearl Beaded 3/4 Sleeve V-Neck Mesh Dress
Chesca

£295.00

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Corla Embroidered Dress
Corla Embroidered Dress
Gina Bacconi

£350.00

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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 Contrast Feather Disc Fascinator
Large Contrast Feather Disc Fascinator
Roman Originals

£35.00

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Large Flower Veil Pillbox Fascinator
Large Flower Veil Pillbox Fascinator
Roman Originals

£30.00

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Snoxells Grace Wide Disc Statement Bow and Rose Applique Occasion Hat, Black/Fuchsia
Snoxells Grace Wide Disc Statement Bow and Rose Applique Occasion Hat, Black/Fuchsia
John Lewis & Partners

£395.00

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

£150.00

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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 Mimi Flower and Loop Oval Disc Occasion Hat
John Lewis & Partners Mimi Flower and Loop Oval Disc Occasion Hat
John Lewis & Partners

£165.00

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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

Rainbow Stripe Print Midi Dress
Rainbow Stripe Print Midi Dress
Roman Originals

£55.00

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

£60.00

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Chi Chi London Davina Colour Block Pleated Midi Dress, Navy
Chi Chi London Davina Colour Block Pleated Midi Dress, Navy
John Lewis & Partners

£70.00

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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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Dovima Colour Block Cotton Shirt Dress, Multi
Dovima Colour Block Cotton Shirt Dress, Multi
L.K. Bennett

was: £250.00

£200.00

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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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Lorissa Jersey Colour Block Dress
Lorissa Jersey Colour Block Dress
Gina Bacconi

£180.00

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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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Fitzgeral Multi Sequin Dress, Multi
Fitzgeral Multi Sequin Dress, Multi
L.K. Bennett

was: £550.00

£129.00

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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.