Find the inspiration you need for that next big event from coveted pieces in 2016 collections. Occasionwear brands such as Phase Eight, Coast, Karen Millen and Reiss bring modern styles for Mother of the Bride and Groom along with trendy wedding guest looks. There are fabulous dresses and hats too for outdoor garden parties and a Day at the Races. When it comes to a touch of elegance who can resist a Gina Bacconi creation or a Hobbs dress and matching jacket. For complete wedding-wear that will take you from ceremony to dance floor try occasionwear specialist Jacques Vert. Gorgeous plus size outfits from Chesca are never far away with a two-piece dress and trouser suits. Enjoy our wedding outfit ideas and the best looks of previous seasons.
Wedding Outfit Ideas
Phase Eight occasionwear. Flared prom style and fitted red multi colour block and blue party dresses. Modern wedding outfits for Mother of the Bride and evening-wear.
Steel blue two piece outfit from Phase Eight. The Henrietta dress has a grosgrain skirt and peplum lace top with elbow length sleeves, semi sheer yoke and scalloped edging. Wear with the fitted edge to edge jacket, matching shoes, bag and fascinator for a complete wedding look.
Winter wedding guest outfits from Phase Eight. The Marique jersey dress features a large rose multi print design, cowl neckline and ruched shaping at the waist. Style with the Valentine open front jacket or shawl collar bolero and gold tone accessories.
Phase Eight colour block styles. Trendy two piece winter wedding outfits for Mother of the Bride. The Suzanna lace detail sleeveless dress in black and nude and matching fitted jacket. Coordinate with jewel embellished shoes, satin clutch and netted fascinator.
Phase Eight signature tapework illusion dress. Great wedding guest dress and colours for an autumn event. The Cornelia navy and pearl dress features contrast detailing to shape the waist and slim the silhouette. Complement your look with navy accessories.
A complete occasion outfit from Phase Eight. The Juno lace top dress with matching jacket. The neutral cameo tones are perfect for a spring wedding and modern Mother of the Bride or Groom outfit. Style with coordinating peep toe satin shoes, clutch and hat.
Jacques Vert double layer wide leg skirt trouser. New style chiffon trousers that look like a skirt in light grey or navy blue. Dressy trousers ideal for the party season or an evening wedding reception. Style with embellished lace top or cold shoulder belted tunic
A traditional co-ordinated look from occasionwear specialist Jacques Vert. Pretty floral print shift dress and light green bolero with detachable corsage. Wear with matching pleated clutch, shoes and veil overlay fascinator.
Fresh colours for a spring wedding. Complete occasion outfits for Mother of the Bride from Jacques Vert. A gorgeous two piece shantung floral dress and coordinating cropped jacket. The Misty Bloom shift style in multi shades of light grey and green. Style with the textured edge to edge jacket, flower disc hat, bow bag and slingback shoes.
Jacques Vert complete summer wedding outfit. Dark pink and cream floral print cap sleeve dress and one button tailored crepe jacket. A traditional look for Mother of the Bride or Groom style with platform shoes matching clutch and feather disc fascinator.
Navy and Grey occasion dresses matching jackets, shoes, bag and hat. Jacques Vert autumn wedding styles. Midnight blue lace dress with sweetheart neckline, chiffon layered spot dress with corsage and fluted sleeves, bias cut floral cowl neck devore dress.
New AW16 wedding and occasionwear collection from Jacques Vert. Multi navy and mid blue printed and floral dresses. Matching cover up, jacket, shoes, clutch bag and hat for a complete autumn or winter Mother of the Bride outfit.
Jacques Vert lace dresses with coordinating jackets in pink and grey. Mother of the Bride complete winter wedding styles. Elegant layering with occasion coats, edge to edge jackets and stand collar boleros with corsage in navy, ivory, blue, peach and green.
Gina Bacconi Mother of the Bride dress and cape outfit elegant looks for autumn and winter weddings. Lace, beaded and sequin chiffon cape overlay pencil dresses. View latest occasion collection.
Sophisticated shades and textures from Hobbs occasionwear range. Perfect Winter wedding looks for Mother of the Bride/Groom and Guests. See new arrivals.
Vera Mont AW16 occasion outfits. Beautiful rose pink satin skirts, lace tops and sequin maxi dresses. Evening party wear and wedding wear.
Elegant two piece dress and bolero outfits from Eliza J. Pastel pink taffeta with beaded detail to waist. New-in knee length cocktail dresses also come in green, purple and navy
Tahari ASL Mother of the Bride red, navy blue and grey dress with matching jacket outfits. Suited separates, beaded lace party dresses in black, emerald green, gold and multi coloured prints, tailored trousers suits and occasion coats. New Tahari Mother of the Bride jacket dresses with shawl collar.
New Per Una red dress and coat as seen on the TV M&S Christmas Advert #LoveMrsClaus. A fitted bodycon knee length dress, fully lined with V-neck and back zip. For an elegant two piece outfit team tailored dress with matching coat. The loose fit overcoat with wool has a relaxed unstructured shape and fastens with a tie belt. UK Sizes: 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 & 24. View autumn winter 2016 2017 collection at Marks & Spencer
Fenn Wright Manson Mother of the Bride outfits. Occasion dresses with short sheer sleeves. Embroidered cut out lace sequin party dresses in bright blue pink florals, red, black, grey and navy. New Mother of the Bride 2017 wedding wear, two piece suits shift dress and jacket outfits.
Ted Baker modern Mother of the Bride outfits and wedding guest occasion wear. Floral pleated lace midi fit and flare dresses with accessories to match.
Adrianna Papell glamorous occasionwear. Sequin beaded satin maxi evening gowns, halter neck, flared prom style, off the shoulder knee length party dresses.
Joseph Ribkoff designer outfits in midnight navy and black. Trend setting shimmer tops and dresses with fashionable cut-out shoulder and sleeve.
Reiss wedding outfits for modern Mother of the Bride, and guests. Light grey pink and blue bridesmaid dresses. Shop new-in partywear, occasion trousers and jumpsuits.
Navy or silver grey and ivory scallop edge lace layered dress and matching jacket.
Elegant two piece dress and coat ideal for the Mother of the Bride. The Gina Bacconi 2 toned Guipure lace and stretch moss crepe outfit comes in navy and ivory or cream and coffee. Coat features include round neckine and scalloped edge half sleeves.
Pretty pastel occasion dresses from Coast. The Delores duchess satin dress and matching jacket in silver grey, the Lyon print Calia dress and Peony print Loula dress. Easy styles to coordinate with pink accessories for spring weddings and special events.
Eye catching summer occasion outfits from Chesca. Beaded coral and gunmetal plus size evening dress and bolero, stretch sleeveless fully lined lace Daisy dress with fish tail hemline, Chiffon godet trim lace skirt matching camisole and georgette shrug
L K Bennett peach orange and cream occasion outfits. Una pastel wrap dress, Prula graphic candy coloured midi dress with red under slip, tailored tie belt summer coat, Rania knee length floral printed shift dress with boat neck and short sleeves.
Fenn Wright Manson special event dresses, summer weddings and race day outfits. Navy and Ivory Mother of the Bride Lichtenstein dress with lace bodice, Sanzio deep pink fit and flare dress and ivory jacket, floral print Botticelli dress with contrast piping.
Hobbs mid blue silk wool Mother of the Bride outfits. Sapphire dress with detachable belt, dart detailing and V neckline. Efa, a luxurious jacquard floral print dress. For an autumn wedding wear with matching tailored jacket, silver or navy accessories.
Autumn wedding guest, Mother of the Bride and Groom dress suits and dressy trousers. Chesca embroidered navy and ivory occasion coat and matching short sleeve dress. Wide leg jersey lined chiffon trousers, co-ordinating camisole and wide brim hat.
Hobbs Fleur Dress. A stunning ivory and rose print design with full skirt, seam detail and a defined waist. Layer with the Christiana cropped silk wool jacket in the new season's crushed berry shade. Event ready styling made easy and perfect for a winter wedding. Finish with black patent shoes and clutch.
Hobbs elegant dress suits for special occasions and weddings. For a modern Mother of the Bride outfit there’s the Livia wool silk lace top dress and matching jacket in natural sable. New season colours for winter also include crushed berry and latte beige.
AW16 winter occasion and party-wear collection from Karen Millen. Lace and pleats for after dark glamour. Trend setting colourblock, stripes and cold shoulder pencil dresses. A 1970’s revival of the midi length with vintage inspired high neck longer length dresses.
Curated by Debra Binns
Debra Binns is the co-founder of MotherOfTheBrideOutfits.org.uk. Debra has been creating and sharing relevant content about women's occasionwear since 2009, bringing together fabulous fashion from the high street and online stores for that special occasion.