Mother of the bride outfits on a budget

As mother of the bride or groom, you’ll want to look amazing on the special day. So how can you do this on a budget that suits your purse? The good news is that Fab Frocks has a range of special occasion outfits to suit all budgets with prices starting from £225 for a dress and a bolero. Here we highlight just some of the great occasionwear labels we offer all under one roof.

£225 to £345

There are some fantastic designer labels at brilliant prices. Michaela Louisa Mother of the Bride Outfits from London are competitively priced at £225 to £345. Modern, inexpensive and very wearable, Michaela Louisa is perfect for mothers of the bride and groom of all ages.

You can choose from stylish shift dresses in gorgeous colours and prints with matching boleros or feminine and floaty dresses, many of which also come with a bolero. If the wedding is less formal and you just want a dress, many of Michaela Louisa dresses come with flattering little sleeves.

“I want an outfit for a wedding that I can wear again.” If that is your wish, then take a look at Tina Taylor Mother of the Bride outfits priced between £195 and £235. Beautifully made, colourful and stylish, it’s no wonder our customers come back year after year to buy Tina Taylor, which is exclusive to Fab Frocks in Bournemouth and Poole. The 2018 spring/summer collection offers beautiful dresses and boleros.

L'Atelier by Mascara is a new and up-coming occasion-wear label with dresses and jackets from £199. The styling is structured with ruched dresses designed to flatter your tummy and waist teamed with boleros or jackets.

£345 to £650

Again from Spain, the Zeila mother of the bride and groom outfits are a firm favourite at Fab Frocks and they represent great value for money with a price range of £350 to £500. This label is exclusive to Fab Frocks in the whole of Dorset and just keeps getting better every year. Most of the dresses are bra-friendly or come with those much sought-after sleeves. If you love lace, this features in some of the dress designs with not only soft nude and gold colour-ways but also eye-catching greens and pinks. Rich purples, soft mauves and silver greys are also in vogue with some beautiful patterns included in the spring collection. As well as boleros to finish off your outfit, some dresses come with frock coats or longer jackets with beautifully shaped collar lines. You will love your Zeila outfit so much you’ll certainly want to wear it again after the big day!

Cabotine special occasion outfits come from the same leading Spanish fashion house as Zeila but with a slightly higher price range of £495 to £649. Quality, fabrics and design detail make Cabotine a superb choice for mothers of the bride and groom who want to look fashionable and elegant on their daughter or son’s wedding day. All Cabotine dresses come with brilliant in-built bust support and some also have small sleeves. Ruching is also a major detail which really helps nip in the waist and flatter the stomach and bottom. Lace features as does beautiful vintage dusky pinks and greys. If you’re looking for something bolder, there’s purples, blue and also pink, and navy for a real splash of fresh spring colour. As well as below the knee, there’s also a long skirt version of some designs made up of a full-length skirt, bodice and bolero.

For the fuller figure, Dressed Up is a gorgeous plus size collection with outfits starting at £435. Designed specifically for the more curvaceous woman, Dressed Up offers structured dresses and jackets as well as more floaty options.

From the same fashion house, Dress Code brings on-trend styling to occasion-wear with stunning dresses, boleros and jackets as well as standalone dresses. Always designed to flatter, Dress Code looks and feels wonderful to wear.


John Charles is a firm favourite for modern mums who want a sophisticated and eye-catching outfit. Styling and attention to detail is first-class and a John Charles dress can easily be worn again without the jacket. Flattering ruching on just below the knee dresses are a signature look for a John Charles mother of the bride outfit. 2018 sees a trend for lace featuring in many styles. Our premium collections certainly offer something special with exclusive prints, high quality fabrics and a great attention to detail.

The special occasion collection from Condici is consistently a favourite for mother of the brides year after year. It offers a classic look with a modern touch. Fabrics include top quality silk and stunning prints. The 2018 collection offers structured dresses and jackets in colour-ways including smart navy and pink,, duck egg blues, cobalt blue and nudes. There's also some floaty designs perfect for high summer weddings.

Try a Linea Raffaelli outfit on and you can just feel how beautifully cut and styled it is. The focus is on combining modern styling with a sophisticated feel and the collection offers outfits in gorgeous colours - warm corals, vanilla, soft silvers. A real trendsetting occasion-wear label for the fashion-conscious woman.

Forget the High Street

You will not find our collections on the High Street and with many exclusive to Fab Frocks throughout Dorset you will not find them in other local boutiques either. We work hard to bring mothers of the bride and groom a selection of prices and styles to meet every budget. When setting your budget don't forget to allow for accessories such as a hat or fascinator, shoes and maybe a new handbag to complete the look.

No matter what your budget, we are here to guide you through the experience of buying your outfit and our friendly team can take the stress out of shopping for your special occasion. Contact us by email or call 01202 765352. We'll be happy to help you.