UK Login

Mother of the Bride – What to Wear to a Winter Wedding

Wedding Tradition states that the Mother of the Bride chooses her outfit to co-ordinate with the bridesmaids.  This approach however, can be a little old-fashioned and more often than not a little unrealistic.  So what are the options for the modern mother of the bride and what should she wear to a winter wedding?

For the Mother of the Bride, the keywords are class and elegance. Don’t choose anything that is revealing or too short, select a style in which you feel comfortable.  It is generally not a good idea to wear a bold striking colour,  softer colours usually work well, as no-one should ever take the limelight away from the bride!! White should be avoided at all costs.

  “A silk suit or a dress and jacket ensemble is an excellent option, it is better not to have every single element of your ensemble in exactly the same shade” 

Genevieve Antoine Dariaux

Black can appear very classic and tailored for mothers of the bride and can be brightened up when accessorised with metallic shades like gold or silver.


Dress and Shoes: Hobbs, Accessories: Accessorize

(OMG, the dress from Hobbs is di-vine – so elegant! – Ed.)

Winter wedding clothes need never be dull and can look striking in rich tones and with the rich jewel tones on the catwalks this winter season there should be plenty to choose from.


Dresses: House of Fraser


Heavier fabrics are definitely better during the colder winter months; velvet, brocade and thick satin are ideal for a winter wedding. Fabulous dresses can be teamed with wraps, shrugs or boleros, and of course, not forgetting the main cover up of this season, faux fur!


Choosing accessories like hats or fascinators, shoes and handbags to compliment rather than dominate is the secret of a successful Mother of the Bride outfit. The trick is to find a good balance and not have everything matching.

Le Creme Boutique: Buy an outfit you don't constantly need to fix. If you are wearing a jacket make sure you look equally as good when you take the jacket off.

So what’s your mum wearing? Have you sorted her dress out yet? Why not get some expert advice by asking a question on our Wedding Forum? Or if you already have the outfit, why not give us some clues by leaving a comment below?

And if you’d like to hire a Mother of the Bride dress, check out the Mother of the Bride recommendations from Girl Meets Dress, which gives you designer style at a fraction of the price!


Did you like this article? Share

More information

Comments (14)

sunil ramlall
June 15, 2015

Be sure to preserve your life force, chi. This practice is absolutely essential. Be sure to respect the power of words. Don’t engage in vulgar language or activity.

real estate pipeline
June 23, 2015

Interesting topic but I’m not sure that I agree with you. Things like this have chanbged the way the web was formed and created. Is it really as simple as changing out the direction and watching the web change?

Capital Billing Service
June 23, 2015

We don

1st art gallery
June 23, 2015

When it comes to business you want ot be sure that you’ve got all your bases covered. More importantly it seems like you’ve covered the basics in this post.

Lach Orthodontic Specialists
June 23, 2015

Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it

herb trotter
June 25, 2015

We research, develop and provide unique repair solutions for your computer problems. We will always diagnose your machine with no strings attached.

Jarone Ashkenazi
June 25, 2015

Great post! We’re a successful software design and development company specializing in creating e-commerce Websites, iPhone, Android, and windows 8 applications, facebook applications, Internet marketing (SEO/SEM/SMO and PPC campaigns)

International Acquisition Group
June 25, 2015

This is the kinda post I was searching for. Sometimes I can’t find what I’m looking for from Bing but it seems this time it worked for me! Thanks for your help.

imperial advance
June 26, 2015

Thanks for that, I really appreciate the help. We have 20+ years’ experience in the IT industry especially in e-commerce and Marketing and this will help tremendously.

julia reilly
June 26, 2015

Businesses must carefully manage their business and be mindful of how to leverage technologies that provide maximum productivity, security and ease of use.

more comments

Leave a comment

Create your own amazing wedding website for free in two clicks

Fully customisable with hundreds of designs to choose from. See more designs >

Do you work in the world of weddings?
If you have a company or you're a wedding professional, Zankyou gives you the opportunity to advertise your services to thousands of couples who choose us to organise their weddings in over 19 different countries. More information