Mother of the Bride Outfits for Over 50s

While the Bride’s wedding dress is undoubtedly the most important outfit, Mother of the Bride certainly comes somewhere in the top five outfits of the day. Present in countless photos, from getting ready in the morning through to the end of the reception, striking the right balance between sophisticated and celebratory is important for Mother of the Bride.

What’s more, every Mother of the Bride out there will know and appreciate just how important it is to find an outfit that exudes confidence and elegance. Finding a dress which is the right length, which fits in all the right places, and which provides comfort as well as style is key – while complimenting the colour scheme for the wedding is an added bonus!

Floral lace jacquard shift dress with bolero jacket
Gina Bacconi Floral Knee Length Shift Dress with Bolero

A good place to start is with a dress which boasts an additional layer in the form of a matching jacket. If the idea of finding a jacket to compliment the fit and aesthetic of your chosen dress is too overwhelming, an outfit like the Gina Bacconi Floral Shift Dress with Bolero ticks all the boxes, combining dress and jacket in one look.

Sleeveless green v-neck dress
Adrianna Papell Midi Ruffle Dress

Alternatively, a dress with a simple fit, like the Adrianna Papell Midi Ruffle Dress, can allow for a jacket to be added during the ceremony, while showing off enough glitz to carry you through the evening and reception.

Pale blue jumpsuit
Phase Eight Mariposa Lace Jumpsuit

Or why not take your look in a whole new direction with a jumpsuit! The Phase Eight Mariposa Jumpsuit is a great example of an outfit which delivers timeless elegance in the form of the simple pale blue base layer, with the lace detailing across the top carrying the look from occasion wear to Mother of the Bride.

Another thing to focus on when selecting your Mother of the Bride outfit is accessories, and whether you want your outfit to boast enough bling to complete your look, or whether you want to add statement jewellery, a hat, shoes, and other items.

Navy dress
Monsoon Monica Lace Midi Dress

A dress like the Monsoon Monica Midi Dress combines a single colour tone (a deep navy) with intricate lace detail, covering the chest to create a higher neckline while adding a decorative finish to the overall look. A dress like this does not need much in the way of accessories – while something simpler like the Hobbs Colour Block Midi Dress needs some sparkle to really elevate the dress and make it wedding-ready.

Black/white skater dress front
HOBBS Colour Block V-Neck Midi Skater Dress

As Mother of the Bride, you need to be comfortable in what you’re wearing, choosing an outfit which is formal, and which suits the occasion while also highlighting your silhouette and standout features. And one final tip, matching or complimenting the colour palette of the wedding is a great way to secure your role and ensure that everyone knows how important you are on the day!