Winter Mother of the Bride Outfits

Occasion dressing for the cooler season can be just as fun as summertime. A winter wedding (in the UK, December, January and February) is a time for the Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom and Grandmother of the Bride to show their style credentials. We hope you enjoy our selection of 2024 winter wedding outfits. If you are looking at dressing for the warmer months, look at our selection of occasion-wear and spring wedding outfits for 2024.

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What to wear to a winter wedding

Dressing for a wedding in winter doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style for warmth. Your invitation to a winter wedding ceremony in the UK means the opposite. It’s all about choosing a heavier fabric, longer-length dresses and the right cover-up. And you can still wear a sleeveless dress and florals, swap pastels for bold patterns and colours. A dressy trouser suit or jumpsuit with long sleeves are warmer option too.

Outfit Ideas for a Winter Wedding

Yumi Lace Occasion Dresses and Winter Wedding outfits under £100

Winter Wedding Outfits | Yumi Lace Dresses

Buy Lace dresses for a winter wedding or party night. Discover elegant fit and flare lace dresses under £100 at Yumi. Modern dress styles for wedding guests, Mother of the Bride, and great for parties too. Cut to flatter the figure with pleated and flippy skater skirts allowing plenty of movement on the dance floor. Beautiful dresses feature sheer fluted sleeves, vintage floral embroidery and scallop necklines. Autumn and winter arrivals in navy, plum, black and ivory will add a sophisticated touch to your occasionwear collection.


Wedding outfit ideas for colder months

Dressing for a Winter Wedding

Consider whether the venue is inside or outside when attending a wedding during the winter months. The prospect of rain, wind or even snow in the UK is undoubtedly possible during the winter season, in which case a long sleeve dress may be the default option on a chilly day. Even if the reception is indoors, the wedding ceremony may include standing outside in the cold, throwing confetti or waiting for the wedding photographs.

Gina Bacconi Winter Wedding Outfits

Gina Bacconi Karyn Firework Sequin Jacket and Midi Dress
Gina Bacconi Karyn Firework Sequin Jacket and Midi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£280.00

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Gina Bacconi Miley Floral Print Bardot Dress, Multi
Gina Bacconi Miley Floral Print Bardot Dress, Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£170.00

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Gina Bacconi Kiya Asymmetric Printed Dress, Black/White
Gina Bacconi Kiya Asymmetric Printed Dress, Black/White
John Lewis & Partners

£250.00

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Gina Bacconi Libbie Midi A-Line Sequin Knee Length Dress
Gina Bacconi Libbie Midi A-Line Sequin Knee Length Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£399.00

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Gina Bacconi Edna Embroidered Dress
Gina Bacconi Edna Embroidered Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£340.00

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Gina Bacconi Adelaide V Neck Cape Dress, Spring Navy
Gina Bacconi Adelaide V Neck Cape Dress, Spring Navy
John Lewis & Partners

£260.00

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Best Winter Wedding Colours

Winter wedding outfits can be just as elaborate as spring and summer creations, and there is no need to go for a complete cover-up. Dresses can be with or without sleeves and topped with a jacquard silk jacket or velvet wrap. Faux fur stoles and jackets edged with fake fur offer a wonderful tactile appeal too.

There may not be the sun’s warmth but Mother of the Bride winter wedding outfits can be a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours. Warm deep pinks, purples, gold and brown will look stunning with a backdrop of a winter setting.

What colours to wear to a winter wedding

Winter opens up new ideas for bright, bold, darker shades and seasonal colours suit that winter wedding guest outfit or dress. Stand out colours include rich navy blues, burgundy, purples, and yellow and quirky pops of deep reds and bold fuchsia pinks.


Colours to Wear to a Wedding in Winter

Closet London Snake Jacquard Pleated Dress, Purple
Closet London Snake Jacquard Pleated Dress, Purple
John Lewis & Partners

£115.00

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Phase Eight Womens V-Neck Ruffle Tie Waist Midi Wrap Dress - 8 - Purple, Purple
Phase Eight Womens V-Neck Ruffle Tie Waist Midi Wrap Dress - 8 - Purple, Purple
Marks and Spencer UK

£125.00

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Jacquard Midi Dress - Purple
Jacquard Midi Dress - Purple
Coast UK & IE

£179.00

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Ghost Rose Cut-Out Detail Satin Midi Dress, Purple
Ghost Rose Cut-Out Detail Satin Midi Dress, Purple
John Lewis & Partners

£195.00

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Closet London Pleated Midi Dress, Purple
Closet London Pleated Midi Dress, Purple
John Lewis & Partners

£110.00

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Phase Eight Women's Amberlyn Purple Fit And Flare Midi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Amberlyn Purple Fit And Flare Midi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £110.00

£55.00

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Roman Sleeveless Pleated Tiered Chiffon Dress in Purple
Roman Sleeveless Pleated Tiered Chiffon Dress in Purple
Roman Originals

£55.00

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Dusk Fashion Pebble Print Plisse Swing Dress in Purple
Dusk Fashion Pebble Print Plisse Swing Dress in Purple
Roman Originals

£55.00

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Ophelia Purple Cherry Blossom Print Ruffle Dress, Purple
Ophelia Purple Cherry Blossom Print Ruffle Dress, Purple
LK Bennett

was: £359.00

£239.00

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Winter Fashion for Wedding Guests

Winter weddings are becoming increasingly popular, so make the most of what the season has to offer. Key looks for winter include velvet, embroidery, lace, prints, pleats, sequins and shimmer. Choosing a little sparkle allows plenty of wear out of your winter wedding outfit, especially around Christmas.

There are plenty of trends to dip into once summer is over, with maxi and midi lengths a more practical choice. Wedding guest dresses with sleeves, and higher necklines provide a little more coverage while looking just as elegant.


How to style a sleeveless dress for a winter wedding

Just because it’s winter, don’t rule out wearing a sleeveless dress for a special occasion. It is easy to cover up and keep warm in a style that compliments the dress. You will find occasion dresses with matching jackets or coats and other winter wedding outfits from brands such as Gina Bacconi, Phase Eight and Hobbs.

Occasion Jackets & Coverups

Gina Bacconi Karyn Firework Sequin Jacket and Midi Dress
Gina Bacconi Karyn Firework Sequin Jacket and Midi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£280.00

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Hobbs Women's Elize Jacket - Regal Blue
Hobbs Women's Elize Jacket - Regal Blue
Hobbs Ltd

was: £139.00

£79.00

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chesca Crush Pleat Satin Chiffon Bolero Jacket
chesca Crush Pleat Satin Chiffon Bolero Jacket
John Lewis & Partners

£125.00

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chesca Embroidered Sequin Jacket, Navy
chesca Embroidered Sequin Jacket, Navy
John Lewis & Partners

£185.00

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Gina Bacconi Toni Layered Scoop Neck Dress and Jacket
Gina Bacconi Toni Layered Scoop Neck Dress and Jacket
John Lewis & Partners

£280.00

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Phase Eight Women's Tammy Occasion Jacket
Phase Eight Women's Tammy Occasion Jacket
Phase Eight

was: £130.00

£80.00

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Hobbs Women's Maddox Faux Fur Coat - Dark Berry
Hobbs Women's Maddox Faux Fur Coat - Dark Berry
Hobbs Ltd

was: £219.00

£135.00

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Hobbs Women's Gabby Faux Fur Coat - Dark Charcoal
Hobbs Women's Gabby Faux Fur Coat - Dark Charcoal
Hobbs Ltd

was: £219.00

£159.00

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Monsoon Sadie Faux Fur Collar Wool Blend Coat, Green
Monsoon Sadie Faux Fur Collar Wool Blend Coat, Green
John Lewis & Partners

£275.00

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A winter wedding is an ideal time to put together your winning combination. A neutral tailored coat always looks chic and works well left undone over shift dresses. At the same time, a fabulous faux fur stole will add a luxe look to both day and evening gowns. Arm coverage also includes chiffon boleros, shrugs and shawls, cropped jackets, and elegant beaded capes.


Is it OK to wear a floral dress for a winter wedding?

A floral dress is not just for spring and summer; it is a versatile print that transcends seasons. So embrace your love of florals and botanical prints no matter what the temperature is outside. Go with bold colours, especially berry hues, for a rich, opulent look perfect for cold-weather dressing.

Winter Floral Dresses

Gina Bacconi Miley Floral Print Bardot Dress, Multi
Gina Bacconi Miley Floral Print Bardot Dress, Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£170.00

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Keira Red Floral Print Silk Dress, Multi
Keira Red Floral Print Silk Dress, Multi
LK Bennett

was: £429.00

£214.00

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Hobbs Women's Skye Silk Floral Printed Dress - Navy Multi
Hobbs Women's Skye Silk Floral Printed Dress - Navy Multi
Hobbs Ltd

was: £299.00

£229.00

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Alie Street Floral Print Robyn Midi Dress, Green/Multi
Alie Street Floral Print Robyn Midi Dress, Green/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£149.00

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Phase Eight Women's Cassy Jaquard Floral Midi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Cassy Jaquard Floral Midi Dress
Phase Eight

£149.00

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Dusk Fashion Floral Print Shirred Midi Dress in Black
Dusk Fashion Floral Print Shirred Midi Dress in Black
Roman Originals

£60.00

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You likely want to wear longer hemlines, midi dresses with sleeves and higher necklines. Textures will play their part in winter wedding outfits too, with floral dresses in satin and crepe, velvet, lace and floral jacquard.


Classic Winter Wedding Outfits & Dress Suits

There’s nothing more stylish than a dress and matching jacket for a formal occasion such as a church wedding. Discover traditional two-piece styles with dresses falling just below the knee and long flowing dresses with bolero.

Champagne Rosé Crush Pleat Satin & Chiffon Shrug
Champagne Rosé Crush Pleat Satin & Chiffon Shrug
Chesca

£125.00

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Champagne Rosé Crush Pleat Layered Dress
Champagne Rosé Crush Pleat Layered Dress
Chesca

£195.00

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Black Large Hatinator with Lattice Brim, Sinamay Bow & Feathers
Black Large Hatinator with Lattice Brim, Sinamay Bow & Feathers
Chesca

£165.00

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Black Six Panelled Crepe Chiffon Skirt
Black Six Panelled Crepe Chiffon Skirt
Chesca

£135.00

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Azure Floral Print Silk Devore Swing Jacket with Split Cuff Detail
Azure Floral Print Silk Devore Swing Jacket with Split Cuff Detail
Chesca

£235.00

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Azure Bias Cut Chiffon Dress
Azure Bias Cut Chiffon Dress
Chesca

£155.00

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Roman Floral Pleated Halterneck Maxi Dress in Orange
Roman Floral Pleated Halterneck Maxi Dress in Orange
Roman Originals

£80.00

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Roman Floral Print Chiffon Bolero in Orange
Roman Floral Print Chiffon Bolero in Orange
Roman Originals

£26.00

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Roman Scallop Edge Plain Shift Dress in Lilac
Roman Scallop Edge Plain Shift Dress in Lilac
Roman Originals

£50.00

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Timeless dress suits also work well for the Mother of the Bride or Groom and Grandmother. You will find coordinating layers from short coats, longline jackets, boleros, and shawls. A silk dress and jacquard frock coat are a stunning choice for colder months. Best of all, the dress can easily be dressed up or down later in the day at the reception.

Winter wedding outfits and special occasions needn’t be dull. It’s not just the Mother of the Bride or wedding guests looking for the season’s best styles. The party season is just around the corner, so a little inspiration will help find the perfect look for an evening event too.

Embroidered jackets, silk dresses in beautifully cut wool coats to match, dressy trouser suits and beaded dress suits make dressing up fun.


Mother of the Bride Winter Wedding Outfits 2024

Hobbs Women's Isadora Silk Dress - Buttercream Mul
Hobbs Women's Isadora Silk Dress - Buttercream Mul
Hobbs Ltd

was: £349.00

£209.00

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Monsoon Gabriella Lace Shirt Dress
Monsoon Gabriella Lace Shirt Dress
very.co.uk

was: £150.00

£96.00

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Mint Velvet Black Lace Ruched Midi Dress
Mint Velvet Black Lace Ruched Midi Dress
very.co.uk

£119.00

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Closet London Teal Long Sleeve Pleated Midi Dress
Closet London Teal Long Sleeve Pleated Midi Dress
Closet London

£85.00

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COAST Structured Midi Dress - Black
COAST Structured Midi Dress - Black
very.co.uk

was: £119.00

£59.50

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Monsoon Penny Paisley Embroidered Dress
Monsoon Penny Paisley Embroidered Dress
very.co.uk

£100.00

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Gina Bacconi Karyn Firework Sequin Jacket and Midi Dress
Gina Bacconi Karyn Firework Sequin Jacket and Midi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£280.00

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Phase Eight Women's Aurora Lace Dress
Phase Eight Women's Aurora Lace Dress
Phase Eight

£149.00

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Bardot Midi Dress In Stripe Organza - Mono
Bardot Midi Dress In Stripe Organza - Mono
Coast UK & IE

was: £179.00

£125.30

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Petite Bardot Twist Top 2 In 1 Twill Dress - Mono
Petite Bardot Twist Top 2 In 1 Twill Dress - Mono
Coast UK & IE

was: £129.00

£77.40

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Wrap Bardot Jacquard Skirt Midi Dress - Blue
Wrap Bardot Jacquard Skirt Midi Dress - Blue
Coast UK & IE

was: £159.00

£80.00

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Gina Bacconi Miley Floral Print Bardot Dress, Multi
Gina Bacconi Miley Floral Print Bardot Dress, Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£170.00

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Printed Twill Bardot Full Skirt Midi Dress
Printed Twill Bardot Full Skirt Midi Dress
Coast UK & IE

was: £139.00

£42.00

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Alie Street Maya Lace Cocktail Dress, Black
Alie Street Maya Lace Cocktail Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£149.00

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Gina Bacconi Kiya Asymmetric Printed Dress, Black/White
Gina Bacconi Kiya Asymmetric Printed Dress, Black/White
John Lewis & Partners

£250.00

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Phase Eight Women's Beverley Stripe Jacquard Midaxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Beverley Stripe Jacquard Midaxi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £140.00

£99.00

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Hobbs Women's Freya Silk Fit And Flare Dress - Blue Green
Hobbs Women's Freya Silk Fit And Flare Dress - Blue Green
Hobbs Ltd

was: £329.00

£199.00

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Alie Street Lila Lace Dress
Alie Street Lila Lace Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£169.00

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Phase Eight Women's Lumi Short Tulle Beaded Dress
Phase Eight Women's Lumi Short Tulle Beaded Dress
Phase Eight

£275.00

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Keira Red Floral Print Silk Dress, Multi
Keira Red Floral Print Silk Dress, Multi
LK Bennett

was: £429.00

£214.00

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Phase Eight Women's Bailey Pleated Dress
Phase Eight Women's Bailey Pleated Dress
Phase Eight

was: £159.00

£109.00

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Hobbs Women's Christie Silk Blend Dress - Jewel Green
Hobbs Women's Christie Silk Blend Dress - Jewel Green
Hobbs Ltd

was: £299.00

£219.00

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Alie Street Lila Lace Dress
Alie Street Lila Lace Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£169.00

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Mortimer Green & Cream Polka Dot Silk Dress, Green
Mortimer Green & Cream Polka Dot Silk Dress, Green
LK Bennett

£399.00

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chesca Burnout Velvet Leopard Midi Dress, Navy
chesca Burnout Velvet Leopard Midi Dress, Navy
John Lewis & Partners

£225.00

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Mathilde Navy & Cream Polka Dot Silk Tea Dress, Navy Blue
Mathilde Navy & Cream Polka Dot Silk Tea Dress, Navy Blue
LK Bennett

£379.00

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Hobbs Women's Kim Dress - Bright Plum
Hobbs Women's Kim Dress - Bright Plum
Hobbs Ltd

was: £159.00

£109.00

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Alie Street Annie Wrap Over Bodice Midi Dress
Alie Street Annie Wrap Over Bodice Midi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£129.00

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Alie Street Annie Jersey Midi Dress, Navy Polka Dot
Alie Street Annie Jersey Midi Dress, Navy Polka Dot
John Lewis & Partners

£149.00

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Hobbs Women's Skye Silk Floral Printed Dress - Navy Multi
Hobbs Women's Skye Silk Floral Printed Dress - Navy Multi
Hobbs Ltd

was: £299.00

£229.00

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Roman Lace Pleated Midi Dress in Green
Roman Lace Pleated Midi Dress in Green
Roman Originals

£80.00

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Phase Eight Women's Tasha One Shoulder Jacquard Dress
Phase Eight Women's Tasha One Shoulder Jacquard Dress
Phase Eight

was: £159.00

£79.00

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Gina Bacconi Libbie Midi A-Line Sequin Knee Length Dress
Gina Bacconi Libbie Midi A-Line Sequin Knee Length Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£399.00

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Baukjen Sienna Ecojilin Utility Shirt Dress, Dark Cherry
Baukjen Sienna Ecojilin Utility Shirt Dress, Dark Cherry
John Lewis & Partners

£179.00

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Alie Street Floral Print Robyn Midi Dress, Green/Multi
Alie Street Floral Print Robyn Midi Dress, Green/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£149.00

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Phase Eight Women's Gabi Spot Print Asymmetric Hem Dress
Phase Eight Women's Gabi Spot Print Asymmetric Hem Dress
Phase Eight

was: £125.00

£89.00

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Can you wear trousers to a wedding

You most certainly can wear trousers to a wedding. Not everyone is comfortable in a dress, and trousers can be just as occasion-worthy. Dress up wide-leg trousers with a pretty silk blouse, heels, and a well-structured jacket. Alternatively, go with a tailored trouser suit for a more refined look. Finally, a beautiful lace overlay jumpsuit is a great dress alternative for a special occasion.

Keep your style fashion-focused with velvet gowns, long-sleeved midi dresses, and chiffon wide-leg trousers with matching camisole and jacket. Timeless buys can be adapted to see you through the cooler months and many more.

Dressy Trouser Suits

Roman Wide Leg Side Split Trousers in Ivory
Roman Wide Leg Side Split Trousers in Ivory
Roman Originals

£42.00

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Roman Diamante Side Split Chiffon Trousers in Navy
Roman Diamante Side Split Chiffon Trousers in Navy
Roman Originals

£45.00

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Azure Floral Print Silk Devore Swing Jacket with Split Cuff Detail
Azure Floral Print Silk Devore Swing Jacket with Split Cuff Detail
Chesca

£235.00

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Azure Chiffon Camisole
Azure Chiffon Camisole
Chesca

£75.00

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Azure Chiffon Trousers
Azure Chiffon Trousers
Chesca

£125.00

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Azure Floral Print Silk Devore Layered Shrug
Azure Floral Print Silk Devore Layered Shrug
Chesca

£175.00

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Gina Bacconi Natasha Three Piece Metallic Crinkle Trouser Suit, Blush
Gina Bacconi Natasha Three Piece Metallic Crinkle Trouser Suit, Blush
John Lewis & Partners

£208.00

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Gina Bacconi Nikki Three Piece Trouser Suit, Navy/Silver
Gina Bacconi Nikki Three Piece Trouser Suit, Navy/Silver
John Lewis & Partners

£208.00

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chesca Bluebird Silk Devoree Swing Jacket, Bluebird/Multi
chesca Bluebird Silk Devoree Swing Jacket, Bluebird/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£235.00

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Young Mother of the Bride Dresses

For a young Mother of the Bride outfit, look to dresses inspired by the latest trends. A short fitted dress with a Bardot neckline or peplum waist is an elegant combination. Fit and flare dresses with a dipped hem are far from matronly and so chic for an edgy option. Other youthful occasionwear for a wedding includes off-the-shoulder and wide-collar dresses with a full skirt. Complete your look with the perfect day-to-night bag, accessories, and dancefloor-ready shoes.

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

£70.00

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Closet London Teal Long Sleeve Pleated Midi Dress
Closet London Teal Long Sleeve Pleated Midi Dress
Closet London

£85.00

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Closet London Pink Print Gathered Neck A-Line Dress
Closet London Pink Print Gathered Neck A-Line Dress
Closet London

was: £98.00

£48.99

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Closet London Green High Neck Midi Dress
Closet London Green High Neck Midi Dress
Closet London

£80.00

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Wedding collections include a range of classic and contemporary styling to suit a young or older Mother of the Bride. Winter wedding outfits include fit and flare dresses and off-the-shoulder curve-loving maxi gowns for a young Mother of the Bride. But for the more adventurous, there are plenty of new styles to explore. Shopping by brands you love will give you the style you are most comfortable with.


Phase Eight Women's Cassy Jaquard Floral Midi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Cassy Jaquard Floral Midi Dress
Phase Eight

£149.00

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Hobbs Women's Elize Jacket - Regal Blue
Hobbs Women's Elize Jacket - Regal Blue
Hobbs Ltd

was: £139.00

£79.00

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Roman Shimmer Plisse Wrap Dress in Wine
Roman Shimmer Plisse Wrap Dress in Wine
Roman Originals

£58.00

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Gina Bacconi Edna Embroidered Dress
Gina Bacconi Edna Embroidered Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£340.00

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Gina Bacconi Adelaide V Neck Cape Dress, Spring Navy
Gina Bacconi Adelaide V Neck Cape Dress, Spring Navy
John Lewis & Partners

£260.00

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Closet London Pink Print Gathered Neck A-Line Dress
Closet London Pink Print Gathered Neck A-Line Dress
Closet London

was: £98.00

£48.99

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Roman Shimmer Plisse Wrap Dress in Blue
Roman Shimmer Plisse Wrap Dress in Blue
Roman Originals

£58.00

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Roman Metallic Shimmer Midi Wrap Dress in Dark Green
Roman Metallic Shimmer Midi Wrap Dress in Dark Green
Roman Originals

£60.00

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Alie Street Annie Wrap Over Bodice Midi Dress
Alie Street Annie Wrap Over Bodice Midi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£129.00

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Ro&Zo Lurex Animal Jacquard Halterneck Midi Dress
Ro&Zo Lurex Animal Jacquard Halterneck Midi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£139.00

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Alie Street Sophia Plain Maxi Dress, Boysenberry Pink
Alie Street Sophia Plain Maxi Dress, Boysenberry Pink
John Lewis & Partners

£159.00

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Roman Lace Top Overlay Pleated Midi Dress in Royal Blue
Roman Lace Top Overlay Pleated Midi Dress in Royal Blue
Roman Originals

£80.00

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Alie Street Sophia Plain Maxi Dress, Navy Blue
Alie Street Sophia Plain Maxi Dress, Navy Blue
John Lewis & Partners

£159.00

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Dusk Fashion Floral Print Shirred Midi Dress in Black
Dusk Fashion Floral Print Shirred Midi Dress in Black
Roman Originals

£60.00

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Dusk Fashion Velvet Button Detail Fit & Flare Dress in Wine
Dusk Fashion Velvet Button Detail Fit & Flare Dress in Wine
Roman Originals

£55.00

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Aspiga Eva Velvet Skirt, Berry
Aspiga Eva Velvet Skirt, Berry
John Lewis & Partners

£170.00

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Dusk Fashion Foil Print Shimmer Tiered Dress in Navy
Dusk Fashion Foil Print Shimmer Tiered Dress in Navy
Roman Originals

£55.00

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Gina Bacconi Trysta Bugle Beaded Tiered Dress, Aubergine
Gina Bacconi Trysta Bugle Beaded Tiered Dress, Aubergine
John Lewis & Partners

£250.00

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Closet London Green High Neck Midi Dress
Closet London Green High Neck Midi Dress
Closet London

£80.00

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Roman Floral Contrast Tapework Dress in Black
Roman Floral Contrast Tapework Dress in Black
Roman Originals

£70.00

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Helen McAlinden Leah Shirt Dress
Helen McAlinden Leah Shirt Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£305.00

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Best Winter Occasion Coats

Find the perfect layer for all your formal looks that will keep you both warm and stylish. A versatile selection of winter outerwear includes rich wool blend coats and longline jackets in various finishes.

Winter Occasion Coats

Pale Aqua/Silver Floral Placement Edge to Edge Contrast Lined Satin Twill Coat
Pale Aqua/Silver Floral Placement Edge to Edge Contrast Lined Satin Twill Coat
Chesca

£195.00

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Black/White Scribble Print Longline Pleated Jacket
Black/White Scribble Print Longline Pleated Jacket
Chesca

£155.00

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Navy Flock Baroque Pleat Collar Reversible Raincoat
Navy Flock Baroque Pleat Collar Reversible Raincoat
Chesca

£295.00

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Black Stretch Velvet Long Coat with Contrast Chiffon Trim
Black Stretch Velvet Long Coat with Contrast Chiffon Trim
Chesca

£175.00

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Red Orchid/Multi Floral Print Shawl Collar Chiffon Coat
Red Orchid/Multi Floral Print Shawl Collar Chiffon Coat
Chesca

£195.00

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Navy Leopard Velvet Devoree Pixie Coat
Navy Leopard Velvet Devoree Pixie Coat
Chesca

£125.00

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Choose from a selection of winter coat styles and fabrics:

  • Jacquard frock coat
  • Funnel neck coat
  • Faux fur detachable collar coat
  • Wide collar coat with tie belt
  • Single-breasted coat with mandarin collar
  • Short swing coat
  • Reversible wool coat
  • Edge to edge faux fur coat
  • Wrap over cape
  • Military-style jacket with gold buttons

Winter Wedding Frock Coats

A sophisticated dress and matching frock coat with a detachable corsage offer an instantly put-together look. While dressy trouser suits give an alternative look that is ultra-modern. Figure flattering plus size clothing from Navabi and Chesca provide the perfect balance between style and comfort.

Complete Occasion Styles

For great savings on previous collections and complete occasion outfits, there are popular brands Jacques Vert, Eastex and Precis Petite. Fabrics are definitely the order of the day during the colder months too with velvet, brocade, and satin ideal for an autumn or winter wedding.

Fabulous frocks can be teamed with a wrap, fur stole or shawl for added warmth. Winter wedding outfits need never be dull and can look striking in rich tones of evergreen, merlot, midnight blue, silver, silver grey, magenta, teal, charcoal and aquamarine.

Modern Winter Wedding Outfits

Modern winter wedding outfits, bridesmaid dresses, and bridal wear styles can be found at Phase Eight and Coast. Elegant day dresses and evening gowns from Gina Bacconi, L.K. Bennett, Hobbs and Karen Millen will keep your look bang up to date. Plenty of shimmer, lace, and fun colour block dresses guarantee to get you noticed.

Wedding stores are very helpful and are packed with designer outfits with winter wedding outfits for the Mother of the Bride or Groom. They will find inspiration in the best styles and colours too.

Designer Mother of the Bride Dresses

Up-to-the-minute collections from classic tailoring to fashionable flair and contemporary styling will suit a younger Mother of the Bride as well as more mature sophisticated ladies too. Modern women whatever their age will want a winter wedding outfit that is unique and striking after all they are going to be in the spotlight too.


Mother of the Bride Wedding and Occasion Coats

The luxurious fabrics and embellishments found on autumn and winter wedding outfits give a regal feel to any outfit, making it more special. Choosing matching accessories including designer hats, fascinators, shoes and handbags to complement rather than dominate is the secret of a successful Mother of the Bride winter wedding outfit. The trick is to find a balance there is no need to try and have everything match.


Winter hats and fascinators

There are many types of hat styles to suit all face shapes and personalities. Not everyone feels confident enough to wear a hat; that’s where fascinators come into the mix. These can be just as stunning and less likely to block anyone out of the wedding photos. If you are petite, an upturned brim will give the illusion of height, whereas taller ladies can carry off the most extravagant creations.

Hats and Fascinators

Pink/Pearl Small Hatinator with Beaded Feather Flower & Sinamay Curls
Pink/Pearl Small Hatinator with Beaded Feather Flower & Sinamay Curls
Chesca

£135.00

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Two Tone Twirl And Feather Wide Brim Fascinator - Pink
Two Tone Twirl And Feather Wide Brim Fascinator - Pink
Coast UK & IE

£129.00

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John Lewis Sofia Wide Brim Bow Hat
John Lewis Sofia Wide Brim Bow Hat
John Lewis & Partners

£125.00

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Accessorize  Rhea Large Fascinator - Navy, Navy
Accessorize Rhea Large Fascinator - Navy, Navy
very.co.uk

£37.50

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Roman Lace Overlay Disc Fascinator in Black
Roman Lace Overlay Disc Fascinator in Black
Roman Originals

£26.00

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Roman Loop and Feather Band Fascinator in Coral
Roman Loop and Feather Band Fascinator in Coral
Roman Originals

£22.00

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Whether you choose to wear a hat to a wedding is up to you. However, here are some suggestions and styles of headwear for a winter wedding.

  • Downturn disc hat
  • Ivory and black lace disc hatinator
  • Pillbox with diamanté feathers and curls
  • Flower and loop small side disc hat
  • Silver Grey hat with feather and quill
  • Jade disc fascinator
  • Claret felt pillbox with bow
  • Black floral mesh headband
  • Purple bow disc fascinator
  • Sequin pillbox fascinator

Choosing the right accessories

Luxe textures and embellishments found on winter wedding outfits give a glamorous feel. You need to add the finishing touches. All the same colour accessories can look flat and dull, and that’s not the result you are after. So instead, look to contrast the colours of your outfit with your bag, shoes, hat or fascinator. Adding a deeper shade to your dress will add depth and interest to the overall look.

Whichever outfit you choose for a winter wedding, you need to feel comfortable, so plan what you will wear in advance and ultimately enjoy the special day.

Author Debra Binns
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.

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