When shopping for a mother of the bride dress, there are a number of trusted designers that you can always turn to. The best designer brands for mother of the bride outfits, such as John Charles, Rosa Clara or Gill Harvey, have years of experience in the wedding industry. As well as outstanding choice, selection and quality, they also feature designs that are suitable for every style of wedding, and in any season.
Here are some of the top designer mother of the bride dresses to try if you don’t know where to start. We’ve picked out different styles, ranging from classic to more contemporary dresses, and a range of silhouettes to choose from.
John Charles Monochrome Dress and Jacket (26859)
From the latest John Charles 2020 Spring Summer Collection, this dress and jacket combo is a classic style and a great one to try first if you’re not sure what suits you.
The soft monochrome print is modern yet elegant, the illusion neckline adds a feminine touch, and the textured fabric looks and feels luxurious for the special day. Finished with a matching jacket, this conservative outfit is perfect for formal weddings and will keep you warm outdoors.
Gill Harvey Sparkly Disc Dress (5025 N)
If you are looking for a dress with some added sparkle or something for an evening wedding, this Gill Harvey Sparkly Disc Dress is a stylish option. The navy colour makes it super flattering for all shapes and skin tones, and it works well for winter wedding venues.
The below-the-knee length makes it conservative for all ages, but the V neck adds a nice modern touch.
Carla Ruiz Modern Pastel Dress (96534)
For a more modern look, we recommend trying this floaty dress from the Carla Ruiz collection. The soft pastel print makes it stunning for summer, but the ¾ sleeves mean that it’s also suitable for transitional weather. From destination weddings to weddings in the UK, this outfit offers so much versatility. Visit our online hat shop to create a more formal look, or keep it simple for relaxed ceremonies.
Rosa Clara Couture Club Texture A-Line Dress
A timeless A-line dress is perfect if you want something flattering for your waistline. This beautiful dress from the Couture Club collection by Rosa Clara combines elegant pink with shirt-style collar finish. The finished look is feminine juxtaposed with an element of masculinity, making it a stylish choice for mums who prefer androgynous fashion.
Teresa Ripoll Dress with Bow (3539 S)
The Teresa Ripoll Dress with Bow is a show-stopping mother of the bride dress for formal weddings and grand venues. If you are looking for an outfit to help you stand out, yet doesn’t take attention away from the bride, this dress is a good one to add to your list. It combines a simple, classic cut with a beautiful bow feature.
The designer has trained in French fashion houses such as Jean Patou and Pierre Cardin, so the collections promise unbeatable designer quality.
For more dress inspiration, take a look at our lookbook for the top designer mother of the bride dresses.