Key considerations for Mother of the Bride
Take your lead from the Bride
Length and Dress Code
The length of your outfit will largely be influenced by the dress code of the wedding, a white or black tie affair usually means a floor length dress maybe paired with a floor length coat while a Black-tie optional or cocktail dress code opens up shorter lengths. If you’re not sure, as always the bride knows best!
Mother of the Bride outfits for Spring
Spring weddings can be some of the most beautiful, with blossom on the trees and that lovely green freshness all around it offers the perfect backdrop for photos. But Spring also brings unpredictable weather and can still be on the chillier side so smart layers are always a good idea.
Knee length open coats like the Lyra or the Nehru are ideal for spring. The Lyra has a soft neckline and open style they give that extra layer of warmth without covering your dress. You can also pair a coat with a shift dress like the Hepburn for a beautifully coordinated outfit.
Mother of the bride outfit for Summer
Summer weddings are the ideal time to play with bright colours and light layers. Embracing warm days with a flattering knee length dress like the V neck Marilyn allows you to keep cool but a light jacket or shawl are always good to have on hand for in the church or for later in the evening when the temperature drops.
Most of the cashmere fabrics we offer also have a shawl in the same colour that is very useful if you wish to take off your Shibumi coat or jacket. The shawl will offer a lighter layer than your jacket, perfect for throwing around your shoulders at the dinner table or for quickly popping out for some fresh air or to take pictures.
The Anya jacket offers a perfect solution to summer layering for a mother of the bride outfit, available in a wide range of colours in both silk and cashmere it can be made to suit any outfit.
Mother of the bride outfit for Autumn
Autumn brings with it those warmer colours and the chance to experiment with more sumptuous fabrics like a comforting cashmere.
The option to wear the Grace coat open or done up makes it an ideal option for an Autumn wedding, available in a range of sumptuous colours including rich tones like Venetian Red and Imperial Blue as well as softer warm shades like Eggshell.
Mother of the bride outfit for Winter
Winter weddings are becoming more popular each year with the option of lower cost venues and dramatic photo opportunities. Layering is key for a winter wedding, a smart coat is key and you may even add a shawl for extra cosiness.
Our beautiful silk trench coat is an ideal solution for a winter wedding. Made in beautiful embroidered or raw silk it has all the elegance you need for a wedding while still keeping you warm with a high neck, button fastening, optional tie waist and even pockets!
Whatever the season Shibumi has a wide range of options for your mother of the bride outfit. Alongside the options listed here we have jackets and coats to suit every style, length and dress code, in a huge range of colours and patterns. Browse more ideas here for mother of the bride outfit inspiration or come for an appointment at our Gloucester showroom for an hour of one on one time trying on our beautiful jackets, coats and dresses and finding the perfect combination for you, hope to see you soon!