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STYLE ADVICE: Mother of the groom – what can I wear with this dress?

Posted on: September 1, 2014

QUESTION: Please can you help me decide what to wear with this Jaeger dress?  It is for my son’s wedding at the end of October. I  need a jacket for the service as the church is in the middle of the country. I cannot find anything suitable to go with it. The bridesmaids have ‘ cadbury purple ‘ dresses with black shrugs and the bride’s mother is in either silver or peach.

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ANSWER: Congratulations on your son’s upcoming nuptials; what an exciting time. The dress you have chosen is beautifully simple and classic with elegant lines just as you describe your style overall. During this transition period from spring/summer to autumn/winter it can be a little more difficult to find just what it is that you are after with all the stock changeover, but here are some ideas that we hope you will love.

1. Ted Baker jacket, £269: – Neutrals always work with everything, so a tailored jacket in a natural shade maybe a good place to start.This Ted Baker piece is super glam; elegant and understated, yet still special enough thanks to the stunning embellishment on the collar:

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2. Monsoon jacket, £69: – As you said, a tailored jacket will shape your figure to perfection, defining the waist. This elegant, neutral jacket is perfect for formal occasions and even incorporates a subtle hint of sparkle for that extra luxe feel:

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3. Jacques Vert jacket, £149: – Keep your lines clean and let your accessories do the talking with this simple cropped jacket in a neutral shade:

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4. Hobbs jacket, £199: – If you choose to stick with the blue colour palette, then this piece from Hobbs is the definition of chic:

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6. LK Bennett jacket, now £175: – A metallic shade is always a sure fire hit, and will always go with everything. This jacket from LK Bennett has a contemporary feel to it and is a fantastic bargain as it’s on sale from £475 down to £175!

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7. Monsoon clutch bag, £35: – Depending on which jacket shade you choose, you could think about picking up on it with one of your accessories in a matching or similar shade. This could be anything from a gorgeous headpiece to your shoes or even a clutch; but make sure not to over-do one specific shade too much, as anything too “matchy-matchy” can sometimes look less attractive. We love this metallic glitter clutch from Monsoon which would look great with most of the jackets we have suggested. We hope we have given you some fashion inspiration, do let us know how you get on as it’s great receiving feedback. Good luck, and have a wonderful time at your son’s wedding! Ria x

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