What to wear : mother of the bride or groom edition

A Mother of the Bride outfit must excel in every department - comfortable, breathable, flattering and elevated above the other guest's attire. This selection of garments provides every mother with a chance to shine.


Designed for the ultra-modern mother of the bride or groom, putting a fresh spin on timeless bridal styles. Feminine florals and subtle pastels coexist with rich hues, perfectly suited to any dress code, season, or theme. These mother-of-the-bride dresses compliment everyone; picture graceful sleeves and midi-length ensembles that come to life with our attention-grabbing accents. You'll dazzle the bridal party with a stunning combination of beading, embroidery, and ruffle trims.

Complete your outfit by teaming your dress with a stylish fascinator and strappy heels to add the perfect finishing touches to your look.

Browse our carefully picked selection of trendy mother-of-the-bride dresses today.

Mother of the bride style etiquette 101: everything you need to know.

You may have questions like: What colour should the mother of the bride wear? Who picks the mother of the bride's outfit? And does the mother of the bride have to match the bridesmaid dresses? There are a few considerations to take into account, but when it comes to dressing for the big day, there aren't too many rules to acquire.

Dress The Part Firstly, choosing a mother of the bride or groom's dress should involve the bride or groom and their mother's approval. Matronly and conservative demands are a thing of the past since bridal attire is ever-evolving. The major no-no at a wedding is wearing white unless the bride and groom say otherwise, but no other colours are off limits. Both the bridesmaid dresses and the wedding colour scheme can influence the mother-of-the-bride outfit. But the mother of the bride or groom does not have to match the other bridesmaids.

What to wear to a summer wedding.

Choose breathable, lightweight fabrics for a summer wedding that will be forgiving if you end up outside in the heat on a hot, muggy day. While a wool-linen combination is lower in weight, a wool-silk blend is softer. Bright hues are traditionally linked with wedding gowns, but showy metallics such as gold and silver have recently gained popularity. Floral design, which goes nicely with earth tones like beige and light grey, is another popular choice for summer weddings.

Whatever you choose to wear for this celebration of love, wear it with pride.

In-House styling sessions with our styling experts.

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Come book an appointment with us at our showroom in Manchester. Appointments are free of charge, and you can bring up to 6 people with you.

At Sarvin, we offer many exclusive designs that you and your bridesmaid can wear on your special occasion. We offer a special discount if you purchase more than three items from the same design. Our team will be able to give you hints and advice on the styles and colours that may suit you, as well as coach you through making the best decisions to keep you comfortable throughout the day, so you can dance the night away rather than wishing you could take your shoes off. We also offer alterations in-house.


The Pastel enthusiast.

Pastels for a wedding are not revolutionary, but they are long loved for a reason. The softer look is perfect for garden nuptials or weddings in warmer climes. More muted tones help create a high-end, timeless look while keeping relaxed and comfortable throughout the day's extended hours.

Option one: MARYLIN mocha.

Marylin mocha cowl back gown

Look to a floor-skimming design, the MARYLIN mocha backless maxi dress. This cowl-back gown is crafted from a statement-shimmering jersey fabric and has a figure-flattering, enchanted through the elegant cowl-back design, fishtail skirt, and feminine butterfly sleeves.

Option two: CLARA rose gold.

Clara rose gold front knot dress

If you want a modern take on the classic mother-of-the-bride or groom dress, the CLARA Rose gold knot front twist dress will provide effortless glamour while contouring your curves. This dress is made from glitter fabric and creates the perfect hourglass silhouette through its clinch knot detail at the waist and long sleeves. CLARA's plunging neckline and enticing high slit will undoubtedly make you feel special on the day.

Option three: SIMA pink.

Sima pink polka dot body-con dress

Expect all the compliments in the SIMA pink polka dot dress. It has a plunging round neckline, back, and fitted knee-length hourglass form. It is ethically produced in Britain with golden glitter polka dot accents on peachy pink velvet.

The Traditionalist.

Though modern prints and contemporary cuts are exciting, a classic silhouette is sometimes the best option for a church wedding or an elegant ballroom affair. A timeless midi dress - particularly the soft tailored version we have picked- helps create a flattering outline but can be elevated by opting for a bolder colour.

Option one: SHAY gold.

Shay mustard gold midi dress 

Our exquisite mustard SHAY dress is composed of an environmentally friendly and sustainable silk-like material. SHAY is an adaptable garment that can be worn from day to night and from season to season.  A midi length with long sleeves features handcrafted gold buttons. SHAY can be worn as a deep V-neck, conserved back or high neck, and backless to your upcoming wedding. Shay is also available in Red fabric.

Option two: AMBER mustard.

Amber yellow vintage inspired wrap dress

AMBER, our mustard vintage-inspired wrap dress with flouncy balloon sleeves in the style of the 1970s. This mustard maxi dress was handcrafted in the United Kingdom and features a tie waist, a plunging neckline, and side slits for a feminine and elegant silhouette.


The print connoisseur

If exuding understated elegance is your sartorial motivation, a printed fabric should be high on your agenda. The pattern has had a makeover, transitioning into elevated, tailored pieces that create a sleek silhouette and make a refreshing choice for post-ceremony celebrations.

Option one: SOPHIA.

Sophia floral body-con dress

The SOPHIA floral body-con midi dress features a plunging round neckline and back and a fitted knee-length hourglass shape. Showcasing a jersey fabric with a printed black floral pattern that is ethically created in the United Kingdom. The soft dark floral touch is beautiful for winter weddings.

Option two: NINA.

Nina navy jacquard dress

The NINA Jacquard skater dress is a desirable throwback to the 1960s fashioned of a distinctive Jacquard fabric woven from eco-friendly yarn. The sleeveless skater dress' velvet straps may be adjusted to your perfect fit. The velvet belt defines the bodice with underwired cups for additional support. Navy has always been a popular colour at weddings; it never goes out of style.


Verdant jacquard wrap dress

One of our must-have designs for each season is the VERDANT long-sleeve wrap dress. This wrap maxi dress is reminiscent of the '70s with its deep, earthy colours and blouson sleeves. The VERDANT wrap dress is composed of beautiful eco-friendly jacquard fabric and has a plunging V-neckline. The wrap silhouette design is captivating as it draws attention to your waist and provides a stylish bohemian look.


The winter darks

A frosty foray into seasonal styling, discover these captivating ensembles of winter wedding wonders. All about romance and dark feminine allure. Whoever said winter outfits have to be void of life was so wrong.

Option one: LEA red.

Lea red batwing dress

The LEA Red Batwing Dress has a tight skirt and stunning batwing sleeves for a figure-hugging style. Crafted with a silk touch jersey that subtly crosses over at the front. The plunging neckline is mirrored at the back for a stunning impact from all angles. LEA is available in Red and Black fabric.

Option two: AGATE.

Agate floral embilished mesh flutter dress

The hourglass midi silhouette of the AGATE flutter sleeve dress is defined by a fitted elasticated waist and flutter short sleeves. Agate features embroidered and adorned gold and black mesh fabric. The dress has a detachable black silk-blend slip and an overlay of gold and black embroidered and beaded mesh dress.

Option three: DAWN.

Diva black velvet body con gold detail dress

Our classic sweetheart neckline dress, DAWN, is a must-have for formal occasions and gatherings. Dawn has a bodycon fit made of luxurious velvet and gorgeous gold-adorned lace. This midi dress with a sweetheart neckline is seductive and unquestionably a must-have for a winter wedding.

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