I'm Mother of the Bride and I hate Mother of the Bride outfits

(56 Posts)
KristinaM Mon 11-Mar-13 21:35:31

Title says it all really. I've looked at hundreds on line, they are all shiny taffeta, pastel chiffon or floral . Its not my style - I like simple but dramatic shapes in bold colours. On the very odd occasion when I get dressed up.

Wedding is in May, a civil ceremony in a country house hotel. I don't have to match or avoid any colours ( apart from white or black obviously ) . I don't even need to wear a hat or a fascinator grin

I'm a size 10, 5'5". Reasonable budget. It should be easy. Sigh

CitizenOscar Tue 12-Mar-13 13:19:47

Sorry for late reply - yes DM's tunic top from monsoon was coloured - olive & pink which suited my dress.

It was the result of a personal shopper type service at monsoon.

Inertia Tue 12-Mar-13 13:36:58

Hobbs have got lots of bold colours for their dresses, and their dresses are lovely. Can you get your daughter to gently spread the word that the BM will be in navy, you will be in an xx colour dress from yy shop, and MoG will be in zz so that people have a clue what to avoid? Guests often do ask.

GemmaTeller Tue 12-Mar-13 14:00:52
GemmaTeller Tue 12-Mar-13 14:03:40

.... in fact I like it more than the dress I've bought for the wedding...dammit!

Still18atheart Tue 12-Mar-13 14:05:49

Have you looked in House of Fraser. And I second phase 8

EuroShaggleton Tue 12-Mar-13 14:26:56

fluffy that's pretty similar to what my mum went for (but she had a jacket rather than bolero, but the same colour combo).

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