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  • Guest Blog – Outfits for the Mother of the Bride and Groom

      20 Aug 2018

    By Jo at Sparkling Ginger 

    Choosing the best outfit for a stylish Mother of the Bride / Groom outfit can be a stressful time but it needn’t be.

    Start with a little planning to help you decide on what you are looking for and where to shop.

    My first discussion point to talk through with my Mother of the Bride or Groom clients is what style are you looking for – Traditional or Modern?

    But what is the difference?



    Traditional styles for both Mother of the Bride / Groom have stayed quite stable over the years but fashions dictate the colours. Colours are often pastels or subtle colours. Traditional styles tend to be a classic shift dress sitting on or just above the knee, with a short or long over coat.

    You can also wear a 3 piece outfit which allows you to have a formal jacket for the wedding day and an elegant option for the evening. This gives you the option of two looks for the whole day. Traditional looks always have a hat to complete the outfit.

    Great Traditional brands to consider are:

    Jacques-Vert, Condici, Ronald Joyce.

    Mother of the bride/groom ideas


    Modern Styles have a much broader choice. You may prefer a long dress for the day and add a wrap / pashmina for the evening or a vintage floral dress. A formal hat can still worn but maybe swapped for a fascinator or a flower.

    Options open up for style and are much more fashion lead.

    Consider different styles such as a bardot style neckline, full skirts, floor length dresses, a floral print or spots.

    The high street is great for this style but also consider independent boutiques and designers.

    Some of my favourites are: Bombshell London, Ian Stewart, Suzannah.

    Mother of the bride or groom outfit ideas

    Picking your Traditional or Modern Style first is a great starting point for your outfit. Then move onto Colour, Shape and Fabrics.


    Contact Details for Colour and Style and Personal shopping sessions

    Jo Marshall, Sparkling Ginger


    Tel: 07834 164818

    Facebook: Jo Marshall at Sparkling Ginger

    Instagram: jo_sparklingginger


    Jo will be attending our October wedding fayre on 7th October! 

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