Mother of the Bride Outfits: UK Options

by admin on December 5, 2009

If you are looking for mother of the bride outfits UK look no further. Britain is famous for its delicate taste in design, especially when it comes to clothing. Think Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood or Sabrina Chic and Sandra Vera when it comes to the accessories. Each one of them offers a different “insight” on what a mother of the bride outfit and the relevant accessories should look like. Like with most things in life, it all depends on how much money has been designated to purchase the outfit and general budget. There is little doubt that a designer outfit is probably going to cost you an arm and a leg, so you must really decide if it will be worth it in the long run. Another idea would be to opt for an outfit that is not over the top so it can be worn in many other occasions later on. You would also have a little extra money for some designer shoes such as Tory Burch to go along with your outfit.

Many different specialists cover various areas of the UK which cater for many designer labels that are a must have; names like  Gina Smart, The Dressing Room Northampton, Froxy Lady, Hardy and Hooper, Mon Cheri Bridals, House of Fraser, Marys of Enfield, Sarah Danielle  and Florentyna Dawn for your plus sizes are just some you should become familiar when looking for that special wedding outfit.

Specialized Boutiques

Gina Smart is perhaps the most well known name in mother of the bride fashions in the UK. Boasting that they offer the ultimate in style, refinement and glamour, the dresses and accessories available from Gina Smart are truly impressive.  They are specialists that know how to dress the bride’s mum to fit the occasion. Their professional consultants take their time to ensure that the mother of the bride is comfortable, and looks fabulous in her new gown. The gowns are carefully matched with the perfect accouterments as well. Dresses are available with matching jackets, or with many different styles of sleeves, necklines, and in many different lengths. They are all designed to cater to the desire to look fabulous on that special day. While a person can see a great sample of the selection of dresses online, a visit to the store is always recommended, as the entire inventory of any store is rarely shown on a website.

The Dressing Room in Northhamptom stocks Ann Balon designer labels. They also cater for wedding guests, general evening wear and an extensive selection of hat hire.

Froxy Lady offer a wide selection including outfits including Anupam Classic, Mon Cheri and John Charles mother of the bride for either hire or purchasing. They stock between four and five hundred outfits for all types of formal occasions.

Hardy and Hooper in Berks will delight you with exquisite measure mother of the bride and mother of the groom outfits, their uniqueness being their expert wardrobe consultancy by Dan Hooper leading fashion designer.

Joyce Young, By Storm Ltd (in London and Glasgow) stocks a nice collection of colorful outfits. Check out their glorious tartan collection for the bride as well as the mother of the bride!

Mon Cheri Bridals stocks a range of tea and full length outfits both formal and informal. Their collection includes the elegant Montage, the flattering Capri and the classic Cameron Blake. The collections can be purchased all over England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland (Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, Eire, London, Midlands, North and South of UK)

Sense & Sensibility in Cheshire also stocks special occasions wear with outfits by Ronald Joyce, Presen and Sarah Danielle in beautiful soft champagne, 50s chic blue, salmon and ivory colors.

House of Fraser can be found all over the UK and stocks labels from Yumi, Linea, John Zack, Untold and Pied a Terre amongst others.

Marys of Enfield stocks designer labels including Condicie, Frank Lyman, Frank Usher, Linea Raffaelli, Mon Cheri, Paul Vasseur, Michaela Louisa, Gina Bacconi, Veni Infantino, Cameron Blake and Sarah Cornell mother of the bride outfits amongst others as well as offering a wide range of designer Nigel Rayment fascinators and hats.

Well known for its sensational outfits is Condici; stockists include Donna in Cockfosters, Jo McLaren in Teddington, Whirligig in Hatch End, Le Chic in Bromley, La Belle Femme in Chislehurst, Riva in Surrey, Couture in hornchurch and Melita Boutique in Chobham amongst others. For more information you can contact Condici Limited directly on 0207 7411 4380.

For your Sarah Danielle outfits and gowns check out Creatiques Couture in Southsea, Hampshire as they stock a nice mixture of both contemporary and the more traditional designs. Andrew and Robert Pearce will provide you with a full wedding service ranging from jewelry, accessories and hair style.

A vast range of stores and boutiques cater for Alfred Angelo designer flower girl dresses and bridesmaids dresses. You can check which one is the nearest to you in Alfred Angelo dedicated UK website.

If you are looking for plus size mother of the bride outfits UK, Florentyna Dawn in Cheshire is the specialist that will cater for your individual needs.

All the places mentioned here will cater for sensational mother of the groom dresses (UK mainly) as well as the mother of the bride.


Other Places worth Checking Out

There are of course many other places in the United Kingdom where you can find cheaper outfits that do look great if choosing wisely. Marks & Spencer and Debenhams will always cater for most clients that are on a tighter budget. Harrods, Selfridges and John Lewis mother of the bride outfits are on the more expensive side but still worth having a peak through their designs to see if there are good discounts. Since choosing the right mother of the bride outfit should be done well in advance, it is always a good idea to try at the time of the year when shops have the best sales going on. TK Maxx is a fantastic option: they deal with designer clothes sometimes at ridiculous prices. Even though they are end of range, there is almost always going to be something that will be of your liking. It is most definitely worth paying this retailer shop a visit. You might come out with a few great accessories if nothing else!

If you live in a small town or village looking for wedding outfits for mother of the bride might be a bit of a task and it would be advisable to go to one of the larger cities. London is well known for the amount of designer shops on the high streets. Kensington and Chelsea and City of Westminster are two of the best boroughs for shopping; especially South Kensington and Oxford Street (where you will find Selfridges dresses for mother of the bride as well as Debenhams and John Lewis, all located within the same street – for those who don’t know Oxford St, it is worth pointing out its busy as well as long, so wear comfortable shoes and be ready for a long day!).

Whether petite, plus size, young looking, designer labels or the more inexpensive ranges, many boutiques in the UK will cater for all your needs when it comes to outfits, suits, gowns, dresses or any suitable type of evening wear in terms of design, color and style. The high streets can also provide you with your needs – nowadays they stock exquisite wear for you to choose from.

Don’t settle for just any option because you are tired of looking. Give yourself plenty of time, look around some more, go to the larger cities, and whatever your budget, style and taste, make sure to check out as many mother of the bride outfits UK as you can possibly can; no shadow of a doubt you will end up with the one that falls into each and every category in your list!

A bride’s Mum should be as elegant, or casual, as she feels comfortable being, and should have many choices to choose from in order to find that perfect outfit!


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