Mother of the bride outfit ideas for every type of wedding

Wedding dressing is always a challenge, especially for the Mother of the Bride. You want to look sophisticated and polished but not sacrifice fashion-forward style in the process. Not to mention you’ll have plenty of duties, be in lots of photographs, and will be doing plenty of mingling so you'll need to feel top of your game on the big day. The good news? We’ve collated our favourite fuss-free mother of the bride outfits so that you can enjoy the wedding in style.


Countryside 'do

Looking for something a little less traditional? A chic jumpsuit will look effortlessly cool in the pews. We're rooting for this abstract print number from LK Bennett, which is super flattering thanks to its mid-length sleeves and tapered waistline. Style with a pair of wedges and some on-trend pearl earrings.

Classic and traditional

A traditional approach to wedding dressing calls for blush-coloured tailored styles. This elegant, fitted dress is a classic that you really can’t go wrong with. The oversized sleeves keep it on the right side of contemporary and the knee-skimming length is universally flattering. All it needs is a pair of colour-pop earrings, a statement clutch and, if you really want to top off the look, a hat or fascinator.

Garden Party

If you're heading to a more casual get-together to undertake your mother-of-the-bride duties,  look to Marella for the perfect party-ready maxi. The floaty silhouette will keep you cool while the mid-length sleeves will help you avoid catching pink shoulders in the sun. Keep the ensemble summery and up to date with white, block-heeled sandals, a fabulous sun hat, and some statement gold earrings.

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Countryside affair

Traditional style

Garden party