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29 Sublime Mother of the Bride Dresses for Spring/Summer

With it being Mother’s Day this weekend, we thought today we’d shine a light on the women that put the love and sparkle into our lives long before the other half came along! For many moms, helping their daughter or son to plan the day of their dreams is an incredibly special time but one that’s somewhat overshadowed by stressing about what she’s going to wear on the day too! And of course, the Mother of the Bride or Groom is allowed to have her little freak out – it’s a day when family, friends and neighbours will see her at her best and no doubt she’ll have plenty of photos scattered around the house staring back at her for years to come!

It’s fair to say that typical ‘Mother of the Bride’ outfits were never the most flattering rigouts in the past but luckily these days there are so many gorgeous options to choose from. The trick for us is to keep things as neutral as possible, and while it’s tempting to go for a bright colour for spring/summer, approach it with caution, and think about blending in between the bride and bridesmaids instead. Glamorous gold and silver will always work, as will a lace number in neutrals like grey or cream. Opt for long sheer sleeves if you don’t want to show your arms, or add a stylish cropped jacket or luxurious cape.

Mother of the Bride Dress Stockists Ireland

There are so many great boutiques in Ireland offering superb services for those seeking out a fabulous gown for the Big Day – McElhinneys Department Store in Ballyboffey, Vanity Fair Boutique in Newbridge and Lynch Fashions Banagher, to name a few – but of course take a trip to some of the great stores on the high street too and don’t be afraid to try something different! For a list of the best mother of the bride and occasion wear boutiques in Ireland check out the weddingsonline fashion directory!


Jacquared Style Pencil Dress with Floral Lace over Sheer Neckline & Sleeves, John Charles at Vanity Fair BoutiqueLynch Fashions Banagher & McElhinneys Department Store


Gold Lace Overlay Pencil Dress with Waist Detail, Gina Bacconi at McElhinneys Department Store


Jewel Detail Neckline with Subtle Peplum, John Charles at Lynch Fashions Banagher & Vanity Fair Boutique


Grey Beaded Full Length Gown, Adrianna Papell at McElhinneys Department Store


Beige Bow Shoulder ANA Dress, Caroline Kilkenny at Vanity Fair Boutique & McElhinneys Department Store


Pencil Dress with Hand Beading Over Sheer Sweetheart Neckline, John Charles at Lynch Fashions Banagher

Long Neutral Toned Floral Detail Dress by Adrianna Papell

Full Length Cream and Grey Floral Beaded Gown, Adrianna Papell 


Delicate Applique Cape with Bow Detail, Gina Bacconi at Vanity Fair Boutique


Gold Lace over Cream A-line Dress & Jacket, Gina Bacconi at Vanity Fair Boutique


Two-Toned Neutral Long Sleeve Lace Dress, €320.33, Tadashi Shoji at Nordstrom


Cashmere Taffeta Skirt and Ivory Lace Bolero Dress by Watters


Baroque Patterned Dress with Floral Embroidery, Monsoon


Gold & Pearl Lace Pencil Dress with Long Sleeves, BHLDN


Pink Lace Pencil Dress with Full Lace Cape & Bow Waist by Cabotine at Vanity Fair Boutique


Tricia Cream Lace Three-Piece, Ann Balon at McElhinneys Department Store


Lace Mermaid Style Dress with Jacket, Damianou at Vanity Fair Boutique


Blue Oriental Print & Panel Dress with Bolero, Teresa Ripoll at Vanity Fair Boutique


Deshina Short Sleeve Dress from BOSS by Hugo Boss, Brown Thomas


Pastel Pink Pencil Dress with Illusion Neckline & Matching Jacket, Zeila at Vanity Fair Boutique


Duck Egg Blue Pencil Dress with Lace Bolero, Dressed Up by Veromia at Lynch Fashions Banagher & Vanity Fair Boutique


Pale Pink Pencil Dress with Box Crop Jacket, Ronald Joyce at Lynch Fashions Banagher


Blue & White Pencil Dress with Matching Jacket, Condici at Lynch Fashions Banagher & McElhinneys Department Store


Powder Blue Lace Overlay Dress with Hand-Beaded Sheer Neckline & Sleeves, Ronald Joyce at Lynch Fashions BanagherVanity Fair Boutique


Blue Lace Boat Neck Dress with Scalloped Hem, Condici at Lynch Fashions Banagher & McElhinneys Department Store


Pale Pink Jacquared Dress with 3/4 Length Sleeves, Condici at Lynch Fashions Banagher


Navy & Light Blue Sheer Lace Detail Dress, Ronald Joyce at Lynch Fashions Banagher


Purple Lace Dress with Sash Detail and Light Jacket, Dresses Up by Veromia at Lynch Fashions Banagher


Navy Beaded Pencil Dress with Scalloped Hem & White Cropped Jacket, John Charles at McElhinneys Department Store


Long Sleeve Lemon Pencil Dress with Illusion Neckline, Ronald Joyce at McElhinneys Department Store

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Former editor, current contributor, (she just can't let go!) Karen enjoys writing fashion but is known to dabble in decor from time to time. Her favourite section on the site is the Real Wedding section, followed closely by the Health & Fitness forums.

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