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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!

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 Gina Bacconi Lace Overlay Crepe Dress
€349.00, McElhinneys

Gina Bacconi Lace Overlay Crepe Dress €349.00, McElhinneys

 Aideen Bodkin Hosta Lace Dress & Cape
€410.00, McElhinneys

Aideen Bodkin Hosta Lace Dress & Cape €410.00, McElhinneys

 Camelot Pleat Trim Crepe Jacket
€245.00, McElhinneys

Camelot Pleat Trim Crepe Jacket €245.00, McElhinneys

 Veni Infantino for Ronald Joyce Draped Dress, €979.00, McElhinneys Bridal Rooms

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

Eliza J dress at House of Fraser £99.00 at houseoffraser.co.uk

Darena by Phase Eight, £150.00, exclusive to houseoffraser.co.uk

Darena by Phase Eight, £150.00, exclusive to houseoffraser.co.uk

Cornelia by Phase Eight, €170 (limited sizes) Debenhams.ie

Cornelia by Phase Eight, €170 (limited sizes) Debenhams.ie

Lace and beads embellished gown, House of Fraser

Lace and beads embellished gown, House of Fraser

Penny by Hobbs at House of Fraser

Penny by Hobbs at House of Fraser

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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.

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Nissa by Phase Eight €169, Debenhams

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

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!

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Lace shutter shift dress from M&S, €120

Lace shutter shift dress from M&S, €120

Lace shutter shift dress from M&S, €120

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

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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

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 Badoo Guipure Lace Coat
€245.00, McElhinneys Bridal Rooms

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

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Deedee lace dress

€169, Coast

Deedee lace dress €169, Coast

Deedee lace dress €169, Coast

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Nissa by Phase Eight , £130.00, exclusive to houseoffraser.co.uk

Nissa by Phase Eight , £130.00, exclusive to houseoffraser.co.uk

Nissa by Phase Eight , £130.00, exclusive to houseoffraser.co.uk

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 Camelot Pleat Trim Crepe Jacket
€245.00, McElhinneys

Camelot Pleat Trim Crepe Jacket €245.00, McElhinneys

Camelot Pleat Trim Crepe Jacket €245.00, McElhinneys

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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

Aideen Bodkin Hosta Lace Dress & Cape €410.00, McElhinneys

Tatiana by Phase Eight, € 131.00, Debenhams

Tatiana by Phase Eight, € 131.00, Debenhams

Bonnie bardot midi dress, €125, Coast

Bonnie bardot midi dress, €125, Coast

Phase Eight - Jessica printed floral dress
€ 139.00 - € 185.00, Debenhams

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

Jacques Vert - Nora sequin prom maxi dress Now € 229.00, limited sizes available at Debenhams

 Gina Bacconi Lace Overlay Crepe Dress
€349.00, McElhinneys

Gina Bacconi Lace Overlay Crepe Dress €349.00, McElhinneys

Jacques Vert - Multicoloured 'Rose Print' shift dress
Now € 99.00, Limited sizes available at Debenhams

Jacques Vert - Multicoloured 'Rose Print' shift dress Now € 99.00, Limited sizes available at Debenhams

Deedee lace dress

€169, Coast

Deedee lace dress €169, Coast

Nissa by Phase Eight €169, Debenhams

Nissa by Phase Eight €169, Debenhams

Look 5 from the latest collection from John Charles, stockists nationwide

Look 5 from the latest collection from John Charles, stockists nationwide

Nissa by Phase Eight , £130.00, exclusive to houseoffraser.co.uk

Nissa by Phase Eight , £130.00, exclusive to houseoffraser.co.uk

 Veni Infantino for Ronald Joyce Draped Dress, €979.00, McElhinneys Bridal Rooms

Veni Infantino for Ronald Joyce Draped Dress, €979.00, McElhinneys Bridal Rooms

 Badoo Guipure Lace Coat
€245.00, 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

Eliza J dress at House of Fraser £99.00 at houseoffraser.co.uk

Darena by Phase Eight, £150.00, exclusive to houseoffraser.co.uk

Darena by Phase Eight, £150.00, exclusive to houseoffraser.co.uk

Cornelia by Phase Eight, €170 (limited sizes) Debenhams.ie

Cornelia by Phase Eight, €170 (limited sizes) Debenhams.ie

Lace shutter shift dress from M&S, €120

Lace shutter shift dress from M&S, €120

Penny by Hobbs at House of Fraser

Penny by Hobbs at House of Fraser

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Lace and beads embellished gown, House of Fraser

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