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STYLE ADVICE: I’m looking for a mother of the bride outfit

Posted on: February 16, 2015

QUESTION: My daughter is getting married in 6 weeks and I can’t find anything to wear. I fancy monochrome but don’t want to look like mutton dressed as lamb but also don’t want to look too frumpy. As to budget, not Primark and not Dior. I usually shop at M&S,House of Fraser, Debenhams, John Lewis (or local charity shops!!). Any advice or suggestions would be most welcome.

ANSWER: Thanks for getting in touch. Your daughter’s wedding is a milestone event to mark with a fabulous outfit and great memories. We hope to get you looking wonderful and feeling comfortable for the whole occasion. If you take a look at your fashion fingerprint you’ll see what items suit you and why. For you it’s all about creating some balanced proportions, and with that in mind here are some items we hope you’ll love.

1. Dress, M&S £75:- Your monochrome theme is a great one and can always be adjusted to suit you. You can either colour block your separates or g for a monochrome print. Black might be an unconventional choice for a wedding but the right accessories will have you looking chic and stylish. This fit-and-fare dress from M&S cinches in your waist and has a gorgeous lace detail on the skirt as well as a satin waist tie:


2. Dress, Phase Eight £140:– Just in case black is too dark navy is the perfect go to shade. With on trend floral prints, it’s occasion perfect, and not too far from the monochrome theme. And not forgetting the fit-and-flare shape and waist tie detail that will balance your proportions:



3. Jacket, Fenn Wright Manson £149:– Whichever dress you go for this blazer answers both calls. The tailored fit is perfect for creating the perfect silhouette, and the shade is a versatile addition to your wardrobe. You’ll get plenty of wear out of this blazer for future events and functions:

garment-2511574-32652484. Monsoon hat 29:– Add a touch of colour to your outfit with this fuchsia fascinator. It will go great with either the black or navy printed dress. Its the perfect accessory to add something unique and stylish to your outfit:



5. Dune shoes £69:– Comfort and style is essential for a long wedding and these peep toes are just that. The gorgeous suede finish and kitten heel feature won’t have you coming off the dance floor too early and are another versatile wardrobe item:



6. Monsoon shoes £55:– Or if you go for the navy dress these sparkly beauties will work perfectly and will be a great addition to your outfit. and just like before they’re not too high and will see you through the event. SarahA x




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