Long gone are the days of fuddy duddy mums at weddings. Today’s mother-of-the-bride can look modern, stylish and sexy thanks to these top tips and outfit ideas from Alice Lawson at top designers Jacques Vert…

“It’s difficult as a mother-of-the-bride to find an outfit that is tasteful,  flattering and doesn’t look too old-fashioned! But fear not! It’s easy to be stylish and appropriate on your daughter’s big day, thanks to Jacques Vert. There are thousands of gorgeous wedding outfits for mothers of the bride or groom; it’s just a case of knowing where to look. Here are my favourite outfits for mums – with a modern twist…”

Modern mother-of-the-bride styles



“This is my ultimate favourite outfit. Suitable for any wedding and in any season, the design creates a classic yet modern look and could be teamed with a matching bolero or worn on its own. The striking red colour is flattering, especially if your mum has brown hair. Cream or nude wedding shoes would look just as good – go for a fake tan instead of wearing tights!”


“Ditch the traditional, oversized wedding hat in favour of this gorgeous fascinator. Not only will it fit better with your wedding hairstyle it highlights that it is a special occasion without going over the top – or blocking anyone’s view in the church!”


“I have chosen to include this outfit as I feel it is suitable for all ages. This gorgeous purple dress is ideal for the mother-of-the-bride or equally the mother of the groom. I love the polkadot pattern – ideal if the couple are planning a 1950s wedding theme! This ideally could be dressed up with a hat or a fascinator and a pair of magnificent shoes, or dressed down by wearing flat pumps and a long cardigan. Either way it is effortlessly stunning.”


“Last but not least, I have chosen this gorgeous maxi gown by Jacques Vert – a fabulous alternative to the classic mother-of-the-bride outfit. This is fresh and stylish, and can be worn with or without the bolero. Perfect for a spring or summer celebration, or a big day abroad.”

Are you helping your mum choose her own outfit for the big day? Are you worried she will clash with the mother of the groom?



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