Mother of the Bride Outfits

Etched Floral Dress and Long JacketChoosing an outfit for the mother of the bride can be tricky. You don’t want to upstage your own daughter after all, but you do want to ensure that you stand out from the crowd and look your best for the wedding photos that will be poured over for years to come.

There is no lack of choice when it comes to Mother of the Bride Outfits which are suitable for mums of all ages, shapes and sizes. Mother of the Bride Outfits can be as formal or informal as you wish and encompass a whole range of options.

There are very few hard and fast rules when it comes to choosing an MoB outfit other than that it’s considered good form to avoid white or ivory but should still co-ordinate, to a reasonable degree, with the general colour theme.


Sometimes it can be a good idea to opt for a neutral hue and add colour with a sash belt, hair piece or corsage. Ideally, you will have plenty of time to find the right outfit and to confer with other members of the wedding party, including the Mother of the Groom to ensure that everything ties together on the day.

Mother of the Bride Outfits at Debenhams

Debenhams have a wide selection of wedding and occasion wear to suit most styles – from trendy prom dresses to traditional occasion suits, whether its strictly monochrome or fabulously colourful she’ll not be disappointed with the choice on offer.

Jacques Vert Mother of the Bride Outfit

Jacques Vert is a popular brand and the first choice for mums who want a classic wedding outfit without the danger looking old and frumpy. Debenhams stock the full collection of Jaques Vert Occasion Outfits including smart tailored jackets and skirts, floral dresses, hats and accessories all designed especially for the mum of the bride.

CC Fashion

Country Casuals, as they used to be known, would be the first to admit that they did have an image that appealed only to women of a certain age; but with the re-branding came a whole new look – led in part by their style ambassador Jane Seymour – which appeals to stylish women of all ages and, more importantly, those in the mother of the bride age range from early 40’s to mid-50’s. Whatever your mum’s style she’ll find something just right at CC Fashion.

Striped jersey dress from the CC Fashion Natural Chic Collection

This striped jersey dress from the natural chic collection is just one many great occasion outfit ideas. CC Fashion also stock a full selection of petite outfits including smart jackets and separates from size 6 upwards.

Mother of the Bride Outfits at Coast

As every young bride will know Coast is the place for fashionable bridesmaid and wedding dresses but you might not necessarily associate the brand with the mother of the bride? Coast actually have a great collection of occasion outfits that are more than ideal for a trendy mum and they will suit any big day out – not just a wedding . So, if you are looking for something a bit special (and if you can’t spoil yourself at a wedding then when can you?) check out their collection of smart dresses, outfits and accessories especially created for the occasion.

Floral occasion dress from Coast

This floral midi length dress is just one example of Coast’s stylish and versatile wedding outfits that will suit any summer occasion.

With these mother of the bride outfits you’ll be sashaying into the church looking a million dollars and whilst all eyes may be on your daughter for her big day, you’re bound to get a few admiring glances thrown your way!