New Mother-of-the-Bride Outfits

Sneak a peek at John Charles' S/S11 collection

John Charles S/S11

Proof that there’s more to your mother-of-the-bride outfit than the hat (though we do love a show-stopping brim), from daring digital prints to classic feminine florals, there’s something for every mum in John Charles’ S/S11 collection…

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Style for All Seasons

As if you need to justify a whole new outfit (it’s not every day your little girl says ‘I do’!), this LBD-with-a-difference does the legwork for you. For starters, take those slimming all-over tiers and that waist-cinching flowered belt (where have you been all our lives?!) – add that ultra-feminine, any-season print – flowers for spring/summer, black and purple for autumn/winter – and you’ve got all-year-round occasion chic.

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Country Living

Flowers + pastels = country-garden-wedding perfect – own the marquee in this grown-up-girlie ruffled dress. Team with blush-pink heels and a silk wrap for a low-key daytime feel, then switch to this sleek cropped cardi and black platforms as the sun goes down.

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Lady in Lilac

We never miss a chance to pay homage to fashionistas past – and a tea-party wedding reception is the perfect excuse to slip on this vintage-print dress. Pile on the pearls and costume gems for an all-out old-school feel (you’ll fit right in with the bunting and ditsy-print crockery), or update with this cropped purple jacket and statement bow headpiece for a so-now twist that says you’re right on the style pulse.

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Urban Colour Scene

Unleash your inner style-diva in this vibrant graphic-print dress – bold and modern plus look-at-me bright, it’s spot-on for a city-chic wedding. Keep your make-up neutral and let the pattern do the talking – think peach or rose lips, blusher and a slick of mascara – then finish off with nude heels for supermodel-long-looking pins. Wedding photos? Bring ‘em on.

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Hot Spots

Beach wedding ceremonies can be glam – just look at this Saint Tropez-style ensemble. That standout hat is the stuff that mother-of-the-bride dreams were made of – plus it’ll keep you cool in the sunshine – while the cute polka-dot satin gown is an elegant take on the old itsy-bitsy bikini…

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After-Party

Now that you’ve found your dream wedding outfit, why not book your fitting, pick out your accessories and perfect your make-up