Monday 24 June 2019

Oh Mama! 21 show stopping mother of the bride outfits for Irish weddings in 2018

We've trawled the high street, department stores, alternative boutiques and Irish designers to find out where to shop for stylish mother of the bride outfits in Ireland - and what to buy!

Gina Bacconi Lace Overlay Crepe Dress €349.00, McElhinneys
Aideen Bodkin Hosta Lace Dress & Cape €410.00, McElhinneys
Camelot Pleat Trim Crepe Jacket €245.00, McElhinneys
Veni Infantino for Ronald Joyce Draped Dress, €979.00, McElhinneys Bridal Rooms
Eliza J dress at House of Fraser £99.00 at houseoffraser.co.uk
Darena by Phase Eight, £150.00, exclusive to houseoffraser.co.uk
Cornelia by Phase Eight, €170 (limited sizes) Debenhams.ie
Lace and beads embellished gown, House of Fraser
Penny by Hobbs at House of Fraser
Karen Birney

Karen Birney

Are you a stylish Irish mammy looking for a beautiful mother of the bride (or groom) dress for your daughter's (or son's) wedding?!

Well look no further! We've trawled through some of our favourite high street and department stores, independent bridal boutiques and top Irish designers to bring you our edit of the best mother of the bride and/or groom style on the market for 2018.

Nissa by Phase Eight €169, Debenhams
Nissa by Phase Eight €169, Debenhams

These days, the mother of the bride is giving everyone a run for their money with super stylish dresses, suits and even jumpsuits in some cases, and there's never been more of a choice out there to find something truly unique.

Trend wise this year, it's all about lace sleeves, pastel and neutral shades, elegant floral prints and a hint of sequins for those looking for something a little more glam for the day.

One of the biggest trends over the last few years for mothers of the brides is to 'complement' the bride's dress by wearing white or an off-white dress, usually with a little lace (in the sleeves, or even all over) however this trend divides opinion. Nevertheless, we've included some gorgeous options in our edit if that's the direction you're going.

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Phase Eight - Dusty pink willa fit and flare dress
€ 295.00, Debenhams
Phase Eight - Dusty pink willa fit and flare dress € 295.00, Debenhams

If you like the idea of wearing off-white, take heed however - your daughter may not be so into the thought of it herself. The safest way to approach this is to only go for the white or off-white option if it's suggested by the bride, and if it's not, look to the rainbow for inspiration!

In terms of where to shop, lots of new boutiques have popped up across Ireland recently, offering mums plenty of options for fabulous wedding wear - we've included some we think you should try out below!

Lace shutter shift dress from M&S, €120
Lace shutter shift dress from M&S, €120

Read more: 20 fabulous mother of the bride (or groom!) outfits for a summer wedding

Designers with great options for mother of the bride/groom - Louise Kennedy | Fran & Jane | Caroline Kilkenny | Aideen Bodkin

Department Stores for complete outfits - Debenhams | House of Fraser | McElhinneys | Dundrum Town Centre | Arnotts | Powerscourt Centre, Dublin | Kildare Village

Boutiques that stock dedicated mother of the bride designers - Vanity Fair Boutique | Nicola Ross, Naas | Jenny's, Meath | Evita, Naas | Lynch Fashions, Offaly | La Creme Boutique, Wexford | Isobel, Limerick

Badoo Guipure Lace Coat
€245.00, McElhinneys Bridal Rooms
Badoo Guipure Lace Coat €245.00, McElhinneys Bridal Rooms

High Street stores that are well worth a look - Karen Millen | Coast | Ted Baker | Dunnes Stores | M&S | TK Maxx | Pamela Scott

Deedee lace dress
€169, Coast
Deedee lace dress €169, Coast
Nissa by Phase Eight , £130.00, exclusive to houseoffraser.co.uk
Nissa by Phase Eight , £130.00, exclusive to houseoffraser.co.uk
Camelot Pleat Trim Crepe Jacket
€245.00, McElhinneys
Camelot Pleat Trim Crepe Jacket €245.00, McElhinneys
Lace and beads embellished gown, House of Fraser
Lace and beads embellished gown, House of Fraser
Aideen Bodkin Hosta Lace Dress & Cape €410.00, McElhinneys
Tatiana by Phase Eight, € 131.00, Debenhams
Bonnie bardot midi dress, €125, Coast
Phase Eight - Jessica printed floral dress € 139.00 - € 185.00, Debenhams
Jacques Vert - Nora sequin prom maxi dress Now € 229.00, limited sizes available at Debenhams
Gina Bacconi Lace Overlay Crepe Dress €349.00, McElhinneys
Jacques Vert - Multicoloured 'Rose Print' shift dress Now € 99.00, Limited sizes available at Debenhams
Deedee lace dress €169, Coast
Nissa by Phase Eight €169, Debenhams
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Nissa by Phase Eight , £130.00, exclusive to houseoffraser.co.uk
Veni Infantino for Ronald Joyce Draped Dress, €979.00, McElhinneys Bridal Rooms
Badoo Guipure Lace Coat €245.00, McElhinneys Bridal Rooms
Eliza J dress at House of Fraser £99.00 at houseoffraser.co.uk
Darena by Phase Eight, £150.00, exclusive to houseoffraser.co.uk
Cornelia by Phase Eight, €170 (limited sizes) Debenhams.ie
Lace shutter shift dress from M&S, €120
Penny by Hobbs at House of Fraser

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