Mother of the Bride Fashion

If you are wondering what the latest mother of the bride fashion trends are this year, you’ve come to the right place!Silver is one of the colors featured in the dresses of Estelles designer collection

One might be forgiven for thinking that there are few trends for mother of the bride dresses & wedding outfits. While the traditional style of outfit for the mother of the bride has changed very little in the past decade, designers continue to translate some of the latest fashion trends for color and style into their newest collections.

With a range of designer collections featuring mother of the bride fashions and special occasion wear, here’s a brief review of some of the hottest fashions down the aisle this summer and fall.


Several of the collections prominently feature beiges, browns and creams – all simple, yet elegant colors. The Estelles collection features shades of silver and lilac. Luis Civit features a stunning combination of black & white, silver, turquoise, the palest of pinks and pretty cream outfits.  Turqoise features significantly in the Sonia Pena collection.

For Fall, Cameron Blake features iridescent taffeta or satin & lace in autumnal shades of berry & leaf hues, such as wine, teal, plum, hunter green, moss & bronze.

Fabrics & Styles

For extravagant mother of the bride fashions, Ian Stewarts special occasion collection is hard to beat.  His designs are definitely designed for the mother who wants to stand out from the crowd.


Fashions for Mother of the BrideLuis Civit from Barcelona offers chic mother of the groom outfits for that special occasion. The more traditional mom may love the lace featured in the collections of Ann Balon – traditional, elegant and pretty. For modern women, Linea Raffaeli features a contemporary look for moms who want to make a real fashion statement.

Older women and grandmothers might love the pant suits offered by Ursula of Switzerland, which are chic and fabulous.

Sonia Pena offers a range of full length dresses and 2-piece outfits in vibrant shades and beautiful fabrics.

The Royal Wedding Mother of the Bride Fashions

Of course, every eye was on the royal wedding, to see what Kate Middleton’s mother, Carole, was wearing. No doubt her choice of designer & outfit will influence the mother of the bride fashion trends that will be seen in the collections for years to come.

One thing we saw was the proliferation of stylish wedding hats, by designers such as Philip Treacy, who has created some fabulous designs for Sarah Jessica Parker.

In addition, some of the wedding party changed their dress for the evening reception, hosted by Prince Charles. The latest celebrity wedding event was possibly the wedding of Chelsea Clinton who also chose to have two dresses, one for the wedding ceremony and a second for the party. Her mother Hilary Clinton chose to wear a raspberry-red embroidered dress by Oscar de la Renta.

Additional Mother of the Bride Fashion Resources

  • Wedding Cupcakes: This year has seen a real trend in cupcake wedding cakes – so fun & creative, wedding guests will love them!
  • Maxi Dresses: The maxi dress trend has really taken the mother of the bride fashion world by storm!
  • Winter Coats: With the onset of winter, finding a coat or jacket that keeps out the cold is an absolute must-have for the coming months

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