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First Published: 24th April 2013

Taking on Mother of the Bride Fashion Trends

A Guide to Mother of the Bride Trends


For a Mother of the Bride fashion trends can be something of a juggling act which is why we’re here to help with a guide to MOB style

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Compton House of Fashion

You’re already trying to balance fashion and practicality, so throwing trends into the mix  can turn the simple task of dressing for the wedding into an overwhelming ordeal.

However, here at WJOnline, we firmly believe that NO mother of the bride or groom should ever have to compromise her look for the sake of comfort. With a boundless variety of outfits and styles available, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be taking on the trends you dream of wearing on your child’s big day. So we’re showing you how.

Peplums

Tadashi Shoji
Tadashi Shoji

Contrary to popular belief, peplums do not make your bum look enormous. In fact, they do the opposite.

Ian stuart ISL 351
Ian stuart ISL 351

By cinching in your waist, peplums give the illusion of an hourglass silhouette, creating enviable proportions. MOBs should keep it classy with the subtlest flare on a simple shift dress.

The new suit

Blazer, £59, trousers £39, M&Co
Blazer, £59, trousers £39, M&Co
Jacket £99, trousers £55, M&S
Jacket £99, trousers £55, M&S

Trouser suits no longer have to conjure up the image of corporate-wear. This season’s matching trouser/jacket combos are slim fitting and well tailored to balance the masculine edge of the outfit with your feminine curves.  A floral suit paired with nude accessories will make you a spring wedding sensation.

1920s glamour

NO1 Jenny Packham, £150, Debenhams
NO1 Jenny Packham, £150, Debenhams
Cabotine fall 2013
Cabotine fall 2013

We’re not talking jazz hands and feather headbands here – avoid looking like a novelty fancy-dress victim by incorporating the more understated aspects of 1920s dressing. Try out a feather skirted dress or a shimmering sequin dress with a scalloped hem.

Summer brights

Irresistible IR07
Irresistible IR07
Zeila
Zeila

Be daring for this season’s wedding and make a statement in the boldest, brightest, colour you can possibly find. Most MOBs usually make a dash for the pastel or neutral tones, but as these can leave you looking washed out, we recommend braving a bright colour that brings out the best in your hair and skin tone.