Mother of a Bride or Groom: How to Plan the Perfect Outfit

As the mother of a bride or groom, you want to look and feel your best for the wedding. It is one of the most important days in your child's life—and yours as well! It can be difficult to find the perfect wedding outfit, but we can help. Here are some tips to help you plan the perfect outfit to ensure you choose the best look for the day. 

Don't Be Afraid to Splurge   

Whether it is the first or second wedding for your child, it is a special day. If there is any day to spoil yourself and look your best, it is their wedding day. Both the mother of the bride's dress and the mother of the groom's dress have to be elegant and glamorous. Remember, all eyes are going to be on you! For this reason, it’s important to choose a fabric and design that suits the special occasion even if it might be more costly than you expect.  

Of course, style doesn't have to cost a fortune. Find a dress with luxury style but reasonable prices by choosing online stores which often have a sale on items or even free shipping if you spend a certain amount, such as the Bombshell London online store   

Try Not to Match the Bride 

You'll want to pay attention to the colour palette of the wedding. As the mother of the bride or groom, you will probably be the first to know what colour the bride will wear. You may even help them pick a dress themselves. Use it to your advantage to avoid picking an outfit that clashes with the bride and the colour scheme.  

Don’t be afraid to ask the bride for suggestions. Remember, although the mother of a bride or groom doesn’t have to follow the colour theme, it’s your child’s day, so it’s important to put them first. You might find that the bride might want your outfit to match or complement the overall look and feel of the day. The same goes for patterns: if there are floral motifs throughout the décor and stationery, they may want you to find an outfit (or tie!) with a similar pattern.    

Mother of the Bride or Groom Dress Ideas: 

Choosing mother-of-the-bride dresses or mother-of-a-groom dresses can be difficult. If you are looking for a summer mother-of-the-bride outfit, here are some suggestions to make you look beautiful on the special day:  

Midi Dresses  

Is it an outdoor summer wedding or an indoor formal wedding? You should also consider the location and formality of the wedding when selecting your outfit. If it's going to be an outdoor wedding, look for lightweight fabrics such as linen or cotton that won't be too hot and uncomfortable in the warmer months, such as our Gold Bombshell 'Edge of the Shoulder' Midi Dress 

Mother of the Bride or Groom Dress Ideas

For a more formal event, opt for something a little more classic, such as a full length elegant gown, such as our gorgeous maxi dress in wine velvet. Or for a more contemporary event why not try a super-comfortable tailored jumpsuit. 

maxi dress in wine velvet

Lace Dresses 

Lace is a popular choice for mother-of-the-bride or groom dresses. Lace trims add elegance to a summer wedding dress, and the material is cool enough for indoor and outdoor weddings. Choose a lace mother-of-the-bride or groom dress from our collection, available in multiple colours and sizes. Need some inspiration? Why not try our gorgeous dark green lace and velvet 'Stretch Luxe' dress. 

Lace Dresses

Bombshell London Dresses for Mother of the Bride Or Groom  

As the mother of a bride or groom, we want you to have the perfect dress for a memorable day. Turn heads and feel as beautiful as the day itself by browsing our collection of dresses for the mother of the bride or groom. 

Shop mother-of-the-bride or groom dresses online today! 


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