Getting your Mother of the Bride outfit right is so important to your daughter’s big day in any season. All eyes are on you (after they've swooned at your daughters dress of course). It can be one of the most difficult outfits you’ll ever have to choose though, and for Winter there are even more things to consider than Summer.
With so many different outfits and fashions to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. The best way to find your perfect Mother of the Bride outfit is to consider the three most important things relevant to you and your daughters big day - your body type, the location, and the theme / feel of your daughters wedding.
Start looking for your dress as soon as your daughter (and husband to be) have set the wedding date. Give yourself this time to find ideas, take advice, try lot's and get it right. If you put off finding your dress until a month before the wedding, you’ll need choose whatever’s available and keep your fingers crossed you find something right. Also leaving it late you'll probably find getting the all important hat very difficult, or wrong. Remember also to respect the Mother of the Groom in this process - You need to feedback to the Mother of the Groom to let her know your dress (at least its colour) so that she can choose her dress after you. Tradition states that the groom’s Mother has to wait for you to make your selection before she can make hers. If she is someone who likes to plan, she'll be very frustrated that you didn't give her the luxury of time she deserved to find her outfit.
This post includes affiliate links - suggestions of items I've hunted out on the Internet for you. If you see anything you like, click the links and decide to buy the suggestion, then the retailer will give me a little commission (maybe even enough to buy a latte) to thank me.
Nothing says Christmas wedding more than Burgundy, Deep Greens and Golds.
Earrings: Swarovski Click for Earrings.
Lipstick: Rimmel. Click for Lipstick (UK).
Eyeshadow: Charlotte Tilbury. Click for Eyeshadow (International).
Bag: Rosantica. Click for Bag (International).
Nail Varnish: O.P.I. Click for Nail Polish.
Shoes: Malone Souliers. Click for Shoes (International).
Jacquard is the perfect texture fabric for a Winter Mother of the Bride, and can incorporate mixed textures like silk dupion, crepe and Velvet in the Floral patterns. It also pairs well with mixed texture top layers - Faux fur throws, cashmere wraps, and wool or crepe jackets.
The headpiece here is: Jayne Allison. Click for Headpiece (International).
Dress: Rickie Freeman. Click for Dress (International).
Faux Fur Stole: Amazon Fur Stole (USA) Fur Stole (UK).
Earrings: Swarovski. Click for Earrings (International).
The Bag is: Dexmay. Click for Bag (UK).
Lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury. Click for Lipstick.
Eyeshadow: Charlotte Tilbury. Click for Eyeshadow.
Nail Polish: O.P.I. Click for Nail Polish.
Shoes: Malone Souliers. Click for Shoes (International)
Florals are totally OK for Winter Weddings outfits, if select colours and flowers that are "In Season".
The Hat is: Joanne Edwards. Click for Hat (International).
Dress: Gina Bacconi. Gina Bacconi Floral Dress (UK) .
Earrings: IBB. Click for Earrings (UK).
The Bag is: Diana Ulanova. Click for Bag (USA).
Lipstick: Clinique. Click for Lipstick (UK).
Eyeshadow: Clarins. Click for Eyeshadow (UK)
The Nail Polish is: Essie. Click for Nail Polish.
Shoes: Sophia Webster. Click for Shoes (USA)
Ever, and always willing to help my customers out I've compiled my selection of the best Mother of the Bride Dresses, that are on trend, fashionable (to your daughters brief), and comfortable (to your brief!). I've divided the dresses into a few different categories (budgets), from Mum totally spoiling herself on her daughters wedding day, to the more budget conscious, so you can select from the category that suits your requirements. I constantly update, add, remove dresses each year so you should find they are current season.
If you are also on the hunt for the perfect Mother of the Bride Clutch Bag, you might also enjoy my picks of those, on my article: The best Mother of the Bride bags.
Still need a pair of Mother of the Bride shoes, then I also have a post constantly updated with the best of the seasons Mother of the Bride shoes: Here.
These below galleries include affiliate links - suggested dresses I've selected you. If you see a dress you like, click the links and decide to buy the suggestion, then the retailer will give me a little commission (maybe even enough to buy me a latte) to thank me.
Below is a gallery of some Luxury items I've hunted out for you to splash out and show off with on your Daughters Special Wedding Day.
Below is a gallery of some great, but not empty your bank bank account dresses! I've hunted out for you. Beautiful Mother of the Bride dresses, priced approx between £150.00 to £500.00 ($200 to $650.00), that you will love and wear again for evening wear, Days at the races, or formal events in years to come.
Looking to complete your Mother of the Bride outfit with a pretty dresses for under £150.00 ($200). Below is a gallery of some still super pretty dresses, more than suitable for Mother of the Brides. There are still glamorous dresses within a budget price range. Still perfect for once or twice use occasions like other weddings.
Below is a gallery of some other Jackets, Wraps, and Accessories to be sure you keep yourself warm at these unpredictable weather Winter weddings.