In honor of Mother's Day (and the many selfless acts Moms bestow upon brides in the midst of wedding planning), Strictly Weddings' shares our seasonal selects of designer mother-of-the-bride gowns. Mothers are notorious for putting others first which can lead to little time to shop for themselves! Spoiler alert Moms: It's your big day too. With so many reasons to smile, don't let an unfashionable frock give you reason to frown. The great news is that with weddings taking more of a high fashion direction, designers are creating a new class of MOB dresses that blend sophistication with haute style. Read on to get inspired by Strictly Weddings' fashionable finds for moms representing five types of brides with an oh-so-chic option for every season!
4 Seasons of Gold Glamor | Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner
Our first bride's wedding choices reflect classic beauty and effortlessly chic style. Her refined taste guarantees there'll be an element of timeless glamor in all her wedding decor. Our bet is that for color accents, she'll opt for the eternal exquisiteness of gold! For a look perfectly suited to this grand gilded occasion, we recommend this champagne gold chiffon Mori Lee gown by Madeline Gardner. A stunning dress for any season, we adore the intricate lace applique and ever-so-fashionable illusion sleeve.
Credits: (top left) photo by Jen O Sullivan, (top right, bottom left): Mori Lee gown by Madeline Gardner, (bottom right): Faye Cahill Cake Design
Spring Elegance | Ines di Santo
This bride relishes the beauty of the spring season, especially the return of clear blue skies. She is feminine yet strong, exuding a sense of purity, love and life. Her cool and collected nature is auspiciously matched with a sophisticated, european style. Complement her fresh and fashionable vibe with this luxurious Art Deco inspired Nisha gown by our Luxe List partner, Ines Di Santo. We promise this hand-crafted Charcoal beaded sheath with intricate bateau neckline and back illusion detail are sure to impress!
Credits: (top left) earrings by Anna Sinclair, (top right) photo by Erica Parker, bouquet by Poppy & Mint Floral, (bottom): Ines Di Santo
Sangria Summer | Serena London
This bride-to-be is vivacious, flirty, and fun but is ultimately ruled by her big romantic heart. She loves vibrance and lush, juicy colors. She adores being outdoors and her al fresco cocktail reception will surely be serving delicious, fresh berry Sangria. Channel her charisma with this luscious Serena London gown that blends so beautifully with a pink and red wedding color story.
Credits: (left) Serena London gown, (top right): via Brides UK (bottom right): The Prima List
Fashionable Fall Fete | Ines di Santo
Your daughter (in-law-to-be) is as explosive as the fall season! Her big energy and fiery heart will will certainly have her gravitating towards a bold and dramatic wedding scene. Should she choose to harness the fall's intense color spectrum of red-orange-yellow hues, consider the stunning contrast of a midnight blue gown. For a stylish and tailored look, we love the Trellis gown by Ines Di Santo with its glimmering paisley paillette design at the sleeves, neckline and waist.
Image credits: (top) Photo by John Labbe, Design by Preston Bailey, (bottom): Gown by Ines Di Santo
Black & White Winter Affair | Serena London
She has strong semblance to Ivanka Trump, wears pearls every day, and always orders Champagne. This bride can't decide between a big city, New York wedding or exchanging vows in a private resort in Monaco. Her luxe style and unabashed love of diamonds makes this glamorous black gown with crystal neckline by Serena London a perfect match! As a bonus, this classy black ball gown can be worn again for countless special functions and gala events.
Credits: (top left) floral design by Metro Floral Decorators, photo by Captured Photography, (top right & bottom left) Serena London, (bottom right) Amin Ahabdul Jillil
Do you have an amazing mother (in-law to be) and want her looking her absolute best for your (and her!) big day? Show her some love by sharing this article written specifically with moms in mind! Yes indeed, here at Strictly Weddings we believe even mothers should strut the aisle in high style!