Weddings are the occasions that grant the opportunity for people to showcase the latest fashion trends around. A vital member of any wedding is the mother of the bride. In matters fashion, mothers of the bride always aspire to stand out from the crowd.
As much as they wish to leave a fashion statement, the unwritten rule is that mothers of the bride should not take the glow away from the star of the moment-their daughters, the bride.
The glamour, glow, and grandeur that comes with weddings can never be understated. From the magnitude and multitude of planning that goes into play to make the event a success, to the venue and sheer numbers of people who grace this event.
Such an important day it usually is, that those involved always want to stand out and leave a memorable mark.
Over the years, fashion trends have existed, and while at it, exited the remarkable and ever revolving fashion stage. There’s not a fashion area that has seen so much revolution as outfits that mothers of the bride adorn during this auspicious moment-their daughter’s wedding.
This feature highlights some of the notable, outstanding and popular mothers of the bride fashion trends including accessories that can be added on to give you that incredible look.
It aims at giving you an insight not only into the current fashion trends, but help you be part of it.
A lot goes into play in the production of that perfect, carefully crafted and designed mother of the bride outfit.
People have varying interests, likes, and preferences, especially when it comes to the selection of an outfit that will be comfortable, beautiful and at the same time help you stand out.
The preferences range from the style, design, color, length of the outfit or even the season for the wedding occasion.
Worldwide over, designers and stylist have dedicated their time and line of work to produce the appropriate, remarkable and gorgeous mother of the bride outfits to match the demand and current fashion trends.
Their dedication, talent, and skill has resulted in the design of outfits known the world over and elevated their status as amongst the best stylists and designers globally.
Tips in selecting the best outfit
To be able to select the appropriate outfit as the mother of the bride, there are certain aspects that you need to keep into consideration.
The following tips will go a long way in helping you make the right decision in regards to the right outfit;
- You need to consult your daughter, the bride, on her preferred color so as not to have a clash in color
- Consult the mother of the groom so if possible, to wear outfits that compliment each other.
- Take note of the wedding venue, your outfit of choice should be appropriate for the wedding venue. Some weddings are set up in a garden, church or even beach, so you need to keep that in mind.
- Take note of the season which the wedding is going to take place, to have an outfit that will be appropriate.
- Know your body type, size, and shape to find an outfit that will perfectly fit and that you will be comfortable wearing.
Popular Fashion Trends
So far this year, there has been a number of remarkable and glamorous outfits that have taken center stage as the popular mother of the bride outfits globally.
The most popular mother of the bride fabrics this year include; chiffon, satin, taffeta, lace, stretch satin, charmeuse, tulle, lace over charmeuse, lace over satin, sheer lace, glitter lace, and beaded lace.
Current favorite mother of the bride silhouette includes; A-line, sheath, mermaid, tramped, ball gown, pantsuit, and a Two piece.
Some of the most common mothers of the bride Hemline/train include; short/mini, knee length, tea length, ankle length, floor length, seep, brush train, asymmetrical, court train.
The most popular mother of the bride’s dress styles so far this year include; casual, smart, bodycon, maxi dresses, skatter, summer, shift, tunic, little black, jersey dresses, wrap, and lace dresses.
The mother of the bride ranges from sizes 4 to size 32, so you need to have your size measured to pick on that perfectly fit outfit. The fits are either petite, plus size or maternity, depending on your body size and shape.
Dresses fit for summer/spring
As you have to select an outfit that perfectly suits the season or weather conditions. Summer or spring are warm seasons, so the mother of the bride needs that appropriate dress that is comfortable during this warm period.
Some of the most popular styles and dresses so far this year include the following highlights.
- Short-sleeved or sleeveless dresses or tops
- Short dresses or skirts
- Lighter fabrics
- Lighter colors
The most popular stylist and their mother of the bride designs according to the Bride’s Magazine include;
- Gill Harvey- has a number of beautiful well-designed dresses in various styles.
- Lalage Beaumont- shift with sleeves in summer tweed dress, silk tweed coat, sky dress, silk brocade dress
- Condici spring-summer – spot dress, chiffon ruched twinkle dress, ruched Georgina dress, sunray pleat dress
- Veni Infantino -taupe and ivory dress, steel and blossom, plum and cream floral dress
- Ispirato- metallic cloque dress, metallic glow dress, simple shift dress
- Claire Mischevani- blush full skirt coat, blush shift front step, blue chiffon dress, black sequin overlay, black overlay dress
- John Charles – flutted corded lace dress, fit and flare lace, Jacquard dress, crepe dress
- Ronald Joyce- tea dress, overlay dress all in assorted colors
- Ian Stuart- tea dress in a variety of colors.
All the above-mentioned stylists have a number of the remarkably designed mother of the bride dresses fit for summer or spring.
All the above-branded outfits come in a variety of colors, styles and in different fabrics customized to your own liking.
Other popular brands as per Debenhams, known for lace and floral designs include Phase Eight, Coast, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis, Debut, Hobbs and Principles.
The dresses can be purchased online on platforms like Debenhams, Nigel Rayment, TBDRESS, and Lightinthebox and have them delivered to your convenience.
You can also locate your preferred dress by checking the individual stylist or designers online, some of which have their own stores. You can also visit their stores if they are within your locale to purchase your outfit of choice.
Winter mother of the Bride Outfits
Weddings are all-year-round events, meaning throughout all seasons. There are some carefully crafted and well-designed dresses that are appropriate for the winter season. Outfits that will keep you warm while at the same time ensuring that you make a positive fashion statement.
So far this year, there are some popular winter outfits designed for the mother of the bride that has taken center stage globally. Some of the notable winter outfits have the following features;
- They have longer sleeved
- Longer skirts or dresses
- Heavier fabrics
- Darker colors
- Accompanied with dress coats and or hat
- The outfits might be accompanied with gloves stockings or socks designed to keep you warm.
All the above features are designed to keep you warm and stylish at the same time.
Some of the most popular and outstanding mothers of the bride dress stylists and dresses, according to bride’s magazine, include the following;
- Antonio Berardi wool- crepe, cady and satin midi dress
- Gill Harvey collections
- L.K Bennett- Noemi, Loreta, sage and Izzy dresses
- Suzannah- the variety of dresses including e are Double breasted wool coat
- Lalage Beaumont outfits
- Eponine Londone- long red coat, Dogtooth cress coat
- Favourbrook mother of the bride winter dresses
- The condici line of outfits
Some popular winter dresses that can be purchased at TBDRESS stores or through their online platform include the following; flowers tiered, appliques long, appliques sequins, sleeve lace, appliques mermaid, long sleeve appliques, lace half sleeves, cap sleeves lace sequins among a number of other popular winter outfits.
The above-listed outfits can be purchased online by placing an order and having your item delivered to you or visit the stores if they are within your location. The prices are usually favorable and affordable so as not to deny you a good outfit on this very important day.
There are a number of accessories that go hand in hand with the mother of the bride outfit to complete that outstanding look. They depend on the season, design and style of the chosen outfit.
Ensure you match the correct accessory to compliment your outfit. The following are the most popular accessories to accompany your outfit with;
a) Jewelry – there is a variety of jewelry to accompany your outfit and give you the complete look. They include; flower hair combs in a variety of styles and designs, floral stretch bracelets, earrings in various designs, tiaras, necklaces, and band rings. Others include amethyst, rubies, and sapphires that all come in different designs, shapes, and sizes to match with your outfit. jewelry goes a long way in passing a fashion statement, as a classy and sophisticated fashion sense.
b) Hats and fascinators- whether in warm or cold weather seasons, hats are a vital accessory. They will shield you from direct sunlight or offer you warmth if in the cold season. Fascinators are also a favorite and quite a popular accessory as they will make you stand out from the crowd. Some of the popular hats include; bow hats, bow saucer hats, and trim bow saucer hats. Some of the favorite fascinators include the loop band and feather bow cloud. They all come in different colors and designs to match your outfit.
c) Complimentary jackets and coats- they come in handy especially during winter or during the cold spells. There are a number of designs and styles to suit you and ensure you match their colors with the color of your outfit. You can wear the jacket or coat as you step out or you can carry it with you by your side and put it on when necessary.
d) Shoes and bags- you need to have on the perfect shoe and a bag in hand to complete that awesome look for that wedding day. Some notable wedding shoes include; Valentino Rockstud pumps, Emmy London Victorial Heels, Badgley Mischka Kiara heels, Kate Spade Sela Bow heels, Louboutin Follies Strass, Jimmy Choo Viola 110, and the incredible Laddy Dragon heart heels. There are a number of popular wedding bags (used to carry gifts or other items) and your personal clutch bag. Ensure you match your clutch or wedding bag with your outfit to make you stand out from the crowd.
e) Beauty accessories- beauty accessories include foundation and facials, lipstick, colognes and perfumes, and eyeliner. Usually done before you step out during the wedding day, ensure you match the beauty accessories with your outfit. As you look good, finish up the look with a smell of good quality perfume or cologne, that should not be too sharp to irritate those around you.
A majority of the above-listed accessories can be bought together with the mother of the bride outfit in the same store, or can be purchased from various beauty stores, either online or visit them physically. The rule remains that you have to match the outfit with the accessories that you will purchase.
The Bottom Line
There is a variety of mother of the bride dresses available to purchase. It is important to take all the mentioned factors into consideration to ensure that you select the best and the appropriate dress fit for this very important occasion-your daughter’s wedding.
Above everything else, in addition to the outfit, ensure you grace the day with confidence and a smile to give you that complete look. Wedding outfits are an investment, make sure that you make the right and well-informed investment to mark this memorable day.