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Category: Mother Of The Bride

Frock coat 26001 John Charles

Frock coat fashion – how to look formal and fashionable

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Did you know a frock coat actually started out as a man’s coat? It was popular in the Victorian and Edwardian period.  For a long time, a frock coat for weddings and special occasions was the obvious choice. Then it fell out of fashion. The look became frumpy  – think of some of the Queen’s […]


Blue dresses from Zeila

Blue dresses – why it is ok to be blue at your daughter’s wedding

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Blue dresses for mothers of the bride and groom are proving really popular this season. Mums of the bride and groom are loving the choice of strong blues such as navy and cobalt through to the softer tones of baby blues and powder blues in occasion wear.  Blue is also such a great colour to […]


Bride's mother outfit by Condici

Bride’s mother – how to do your daughter proud

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Being the bride’s mother will probably be the most important day in your life. Aside from your own wedding that is. At the moment, my shop is like a fashion feeding frenzy as women come in to find their dream mother of the bride outfit. Regarded as the next most important guest, what you are […]


Special occasion oufit John Charles 25999B

Special occasion – how to get dressing for it right

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Special occasion expert and award-winning personal stylist Nicola Davis is our guest blogger: Whether you’re mother of the bride, planning a day at the races or attending some other special occasion, rule number one is to make sure you start shopping as early as you can.  This will give you time to find the perfect […]


Mothers of the groom outfits by Condici

Mothers of the groom – how to make your son proud on his wedding day

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

I am finding that mothers of the groom who come into my shop seem to want to play second fiddle to the mothers of the bride. I know there is the etiquette of the mother of the bride choosing her outfit first. However, mothers of the groom are just as important. Let’s face it, without […]


Pink dresses from Zeila style 3020461

Pink dresses – why you are never too old to be pretty in pink

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

We tend to associate pink dresses with young girls don’t we? Think Barbie, think Cinderella. A lot of mothers of the bride tell me they are too old to wear pink. I disagree. There is a shade of pink for everyone of us. For me, it’s more a coral tone. A friend of mine who […]


Linea Raffaelli Set 101

Linea Raffaelli – how to be a mum of the bride and look trendy

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

If you are on the hunt for trendy occasionwear – take  a look at Linea Raffaelli.  Our customers are loving this exclusive Belgium designer. We want to offer younger mothers of the bride (in age or in spirit)  an on-trend look that is still smart and sophisticated. With this collection, I think we have done […]


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Gina Bacconi – why she knows every style trick in the book

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Gina Bacconi is a designer dress label that has been around a long time. She is part of the famous Shubette fashion house in London, which has been around since 1913.  So, there is nothing Gina Bacconi doesn’t know about dressing right for any occasion. It is  a true boutique collection offering everything from day, […]


Dressed Up occasionwear DU182

Dressed Up plus size – how to flatter where it matters

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

It always gives me great pleasure to help a mother of the bride or groom find their perfect outfit. It is especially pleasing if the lady is a fuller-figure. Why? So often, I hear from women who are a size 18 plus that they struggle to find occasion wear that is on-trend and flattering to […]


Plus size Dressed Up DU175

Plus size mother of the bride who doesn’t want frumpy – help!

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Plus size or fuller-figured ladies, as I prefer to call them, come to my boutique delighted that we actually do over a size 18! Sadly, a lot of occasionwear shops start at a size 10 and stop at size 18. There is no plus size option! I’m a great believer  in dressing real women of […]


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