4 looks for the Mother of the Bride


Choosing what to wear on the big day can be just as stressful for the Mother of the Bride as it is for the bride herself (well, almost!)

There’s so many ‘Mother of the Bride’ clichés that it’s easy to get lose your sense of personal style. We’ve all got parts of our body we’d rather skim over and others we like to flaunt, so be sure to consider this when choosing your outfit.

Don’t want to show your arms? Try a structured dress with sleeves or a chic bolero. Worried about your tummy? Choose a soft, floaty style. Not a fan of dresses? Choose an on trend trouser suit. And remember, it doesn’t have to match to look great!

We’ve put together 4 looks to suit different shapes, styles and tastes – let us know your favourite in the comments below.

Spot On

Want to work a print but not into florals? This feminine shape features graduated silver spots and falls just above the knee. We’ve chosen a traditional hat and kitten heels to complement the dress, then picked out the silver of the spots with a glittering clutch.

Gold Rush

Shimmer into the evening with this structured ivory dress overlaid with gold brocade design. The added necklace detail will really stands out and a 20s style clutch with champagne shoes finish off the ensemble. If you want some extra coverage, an ivory bolero to pick out the base colour of the dress is a great option.

The Abstract Floral

For a modern take of the classic floral, try this abstract printed number. With a high neckline, three quarter sleeves and a structured shape this dress is smart and chic. Teamed with a statement fascinator, deep purple clutch and silver shoes, it’s perfect for a city wedding.

Statement Jacket

A trouser suit can be just as smart as a dress, here we’ve teamed ivory trousers with a statement floral jacket. There’s also a dress to match the jacket and a jacket to match the trousers if you prefer!  Ivory and grey is a fantastic colour combination for both summer and winter weddings.

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4 Responses

  1. audrey leigh

    your 4 looks for mother of the bride by sophie wood I am looking for number 4 which on the page says other matching things available but cant find any part of these outfits on your site can u please tell me where I can locate them thank u

    • Charlie Bland

      Hi Audrey,

      This blog post is from last year, so unfortunately most of these items will no longer be available. We’ll be launching our dedicated Mother of the Bride category very soon, so watch this space!

      Argus BTN Team

    • Charlie Bland

      Hi Janet,

      We will be launching our dedicated Mother of the bride category very soon. In the meantime you can click here to shop all the dresses on our website.

      Argus BTN Team


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