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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.

Julianna Spot Chiffon Cape Dress
Julianna Spot Chiffon Cape Dress
Roman Originals

£48.00

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Polka Dot Bardot Dress
Polka Dot Bardot Dress
Roman Originals

£50.00

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

£48.00

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Floral Contrast Tapework Dress
Floral Contrast Tapework Dress
Roman Originals

was: £65.00

£50.00

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High Neck Spot Midi Dress
High Neck Spot Midi Dress
Roman Originals

£48.00

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Poppy Pleat Maxi Dress
Poppy Pleat Maxi Dress
Roman Originals

was: £80.00

£72.00

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

was: £80.00

£55.00

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Floral Bolero Jacket
Floral Bolero Jacket
Roman Originals

was: £25.00

£17.00

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Julianna Floral Print V-Neck Dress
Julianna Floral Print V-Neck Dress
Roman Originals

£48.00

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Soft Longline Duster Jacket
Soft Longline Duster Jacket
Roman Originals

was: £55.00

£40.00

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Tailored Jacquard Jacket
Tailored Jacquard Jacket
Roman Originals

£35.00

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3/4 Sleeve Rochette Jacket
3/4 Sleeve Rochette Jacket
Roman Originals

was: £40.00

£30.00

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Julianna Floral Print Chiffon Dress
Julianna Floral Print Chiffon Dress
Roman Originals

£48.00

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Julianna Floral Print Dress
Julianna Floral Print Dress
Roman Originals

was: £48.00

£29.95

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Soft Longline Duster Jacket
Soft Longline Duster Jacket
Roman Originals

was: £55.00

£40.00

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Millie Dress And Chiffon Jacket
Millie Dress And Chiffon Jacket
Gina Bacconi

£350.00

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

£350.00

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Patti Dress And Jacket
Patti Dress And Jacket
Gina Bacconi

£299.00

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Jazz Dress And Beaded Overtop
Jazz Dress And Beaded Overtop
Gina Bacconi

£320.00

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Lily Dress And Jacket
Lily Dress And Jacket
Gina Bacconi

£360.00

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

£330.00

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Lily Dress And Jacket
Lily Dress And Jacket
Gina Bacconi

£360.00

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Isotta Lace Dress And Overtop
Isotta Lace Dress And Overtop
Gina Bacconi

£330.00

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Sedona Coat Dress With Brooch
Sedona Coat Dress With Brooch
Gina Bacconi

£370.00

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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

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

was: £80.00

£55.00

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Millie Dress And Chiffon Jacket
Millie Dress And Chiffon Jacket
Gina Bacconi

£350.00

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Olivia Cotton Blend Dress Ivory Fuchsia
Olivia Cotton Blend Dress Ivory Fuchsia
Hobbs Ltd

was: £169.00

£135.20

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Carly Floral Midi Dress Fld Grn Fschia
Carly Floral Midi Dress Fld Grn Fschia
Hobbs Ltd

was: £169.00

£135.20

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Lauren Fit And Flare Dress Navy Multi
Lauren Fit And Flare Dress Navy Multi
Hobbs Ltd

was: £169.00

£135.20

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Fiona Cotton Blend Shift Dress Ivory Fuchsia
Fiona Cotton Blend Shift Dress Ivory Fuchsia
Hobbs Ltd

was: £149.00

£119.20

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Julianna Floral Print V-Neck Dress
Julianna Floral Print V-Neck Dress
Roman Originals

£48.00

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

£350.00

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Manon Baptiste Sleeveless fit-and-flare brocade dress
Manon Baptiste Sleeveless fit-and-flare brocade dress
Navabi

£144.00

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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

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

£295.00

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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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Weill Carlen Fuchsia Coat 131111
Weill Carlen Fuchsia Coat 131111
Atterley

£485.00

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Sylvie Wool Blend Double Face Coat Pink Marl
Sylvie Wool Blend Double Face Coat Pink Marl
Hobbs Ltd

was: £219.00

£175.20

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Tilda Wool Coat Pale Blue
Tilda Wool Coat Pale Blue
Hobbs Ltd

was: £299.00

£219.00

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

£156.00

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Chesca Satin Devoree Abstract Pixie Hem Coat, White/Cobalt
Chesca Satin Devoree Abstract Pixie Hem Coat, White/Cobalt
John Lewis & Partners

£275.00

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

was: £169.00

£135.20

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Petite Mint Floral Tiered Dress
Petite Mint Floral Tiered Dress
Wallis

£55.00

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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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Rosanna Midi Shirt Dress Azalea, Enchanted Amour Women Boden, Azalea, Enchanted Amour
Rosanna Midi Shirt Dress Azalea, Enchanted Amour Women Boden, Azalea, Enchanted Amour
Boden

£130.00

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Chi Chi London Petite Chrysta Dress - Red
Chi Chi London Petite Chrysta Dress - Red
very.co.uk

£73.00

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

was: £65.00

£39.00

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Ladies petite tropical fit and flare dress G - Green
Ladies petite tropical fit and flare dress G - Green
M&Co

£32.99

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Gloria Jersey Midi Dress Jewel Purple/ Navy / Pop Peony Women Boden, Jewel Purple/ Navy / Pop Peony
Gloria Jersey Midi Dress Jewel Purple/ Navy / Pop Peony Women Boden, Jewel Purple/ Navy / Pop Peony
Boden

was: £90.00

£54.00

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Nancy Lace Dress Bold Blue Women Boden, Bold Blue
Nancy Lace Dress Bold Blue Women Boden, Bold Blue
Boden

was: £150.00

£90.00

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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 Outfits

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

was: £299.00

£239.20

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Olma Jersey And Chiffon Dress
Olma Jersey And Chiffon Dress
Gina Bacconi

£230.00

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Monsoon Monsoon Amira Sustainable Emb Hanky Hem Dress
Monsoon Monsoon Amira Sustainable Emb Hanky Hem Dress
very.co.uk

£140.00

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Jacquard Polka Dot Skirt
Jacquard Polka Dot Skirt
Ted Baker

£169.00

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Aqua Trailing Floral Self Embellished Mesh Dress
Aqua Trailing Floral Self Embellished Mesh Dress
Chesca

£195.00

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Abstract Print Tiered Maxi Dress
Abstract Print Tiered Maxi Dress
Roman Originals

£65.00

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

£330.00

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

£269.00

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Helen McAlinden Obi Caroline Tie Waist Pencil Dress
Helen McAlinden Obi Caroline Tie Waist Pencil Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£285.00

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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

Sweetpea Pink Linen-Blend Jacket, Pale Pink
Sweetpea Pink Linen-Blend Jacket, Pale Pink
L.K. Bennett

was: £275.00

£182.00

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Sweetpea Pink Linen-Blend Trousers, Pale Pink
Sweetpea Pink Linen-Blend Trousers, Pale Pink
L.K. Bennett

was: £175.00

£116.00

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Lena Cream and Black Polka Dot Print Silk Jumpsuit, Cream
Lena Cream and Black Polka Dot Print Silk Jumpsuit, Cream
L.K. Bennett

£395.00

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

£295.00

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Summer Pink Crepe Bow Detail Jumpsuit, Rose
Summer Pink Crepe Bow Detail Jumpsuit, Rose
L.K. Bennett

was: £225.00

£149.00

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

£299.00

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

£299.00

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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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navabi Tailored blazer
navabi Tailored blazer
Navabi

£277.00

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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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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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Alundra Beaded Maxi Dress
Alundra Beaded Maxi Dress
Gina Bacconi

£430.00

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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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Karla Embellished Flapper Dress
Karla Embellished Flapper Dress
Atterley

was: £170.00

£102.00

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Goddiva Woven Eyelash Lace Midi Dress
Goddiva Woven Eyelash Lace Midi Dress
Yumi

£60.00

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

£191.25

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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 Sinamay Flower Veil Fascinator
Large Sinamay Flower Veil Fascinator
Roman Originals

£32.00

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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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Freya Fascinator Celeste Blue
Freya Fascinator Celeste Blue
Hobbs Ltd

was: £75.00

£60.00

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Mini Disc Bow Fascinator
Mini Disc Bow Fascinator
Roman Originals

£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

Hanbury Multi Silk Dress, Multi
Hanbury Multi Silk Dress, Multi
L.K. Bennett

was: £395.00

£129.00

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

£60.00

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

£250.00

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

£180.00

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Chinti & Parker Colour Block Dress
Chinti & Parker Colour Block Dress
Atterley

£350.00

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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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Justine Velvet Panel Dress
Justine Velvet Panel Dress
Gina Bacconi

£250.00

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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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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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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.