Mother of the Bride & Groom Dresses & Outfits

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Stunning Mother of the Bride Dresses and Outfits

Your child’s wedding is one of the most important days in your life and as the Mother of the Bride or Groom, you are the most celebrated individual there, second only to the Bride & Groom themselves. It is to be expected that your Mother of the Bride Outfit radiates sophistication and elegance.

Helping you find the right mother of the bride dress for your Special Occasion starts with providing you with the very best selection of outfits from leading designers. Listed below we have an array of Fashion Houses who, year after year produce stunning outfits for all sizes, tastes and budgets.

How many dresses & outfits do you stock?

Our range of 1000 Mother of the Bride and Groom dresses are perfect for the modern stylish woman seeking a complete elegant and sophisticated look for your son or daughter’s big day. Each of our designers has their own unique style from classic British, traditional French and beautiful Italian combined with the latest fashion trends to create the ideal outfit

We also provide Dresses for Ascot Race Days, Royal Garden Parties and Henley Regatta.

What dress sizes do you stock?

We know how important it is to look extra special on your special day. So whether you are looking for a formal Mother of the Bride dress or something slightly more casual each of our designers offers fabulous dresses in a wide choice of sizes from petite to plus sizes that flatter the fuller figure beautifully.

What dress styles do you stock?

We stock dresses suitable for various different occasions including summer and winter weddings, day and evening events. These include short and long Mother of the Bride outfits, knee-length and tea length dresses and skirts as well as trouser suits with short and long sleeves. We have options for covering up in the evenings and for colder days including matching jackets and boleros.

To compliment your outfit we also stock a range of mother of the bride hats and fascinators as well as matching court shoes and bags.

What are the best dress colours for a mother of the bride?

Our designers use clever colour combinations that compliment fashionable bridesmaids colours from metallics including gold mother of the bride dresses to purple, burgundy, pink and red as well as darker shades of navy blue, black and grey. Each colour range is inspired by different experiences from Parisian fashion to the colours of the shores of Lake Como and the beautiful Caribbean Islands.

What should a mother of the bride wear to an informal wedding?

An informal wedding can mean different things to different people, so it’s always best to check the dress code. For semi-formal or dressy casual weddings a cocktail dress, lightweight sundress, trendy skirt and top or dressy trousers and top are appropriate. If you have been invited to a casual wedding, pretty much anything goes apart from jeans, tank tops and shorts. Informal evening weddings tend to be smarter than casual daytime weddings but they still allow for plenty of flexibility, you could go for either a long sleeve or strapless maxi dress, a classic chic black party dress or boutique midi dress to make the ultimate statement.

What should a mother of the bride wear to a second wedding?

Fortunately, modern expectations have moved away from traditional etiquette with regards to second weddings which means that remarriages can be just as formal or as informal as first weddings. Whether casual or conventional there are a few rules of thumb to bear in mind when choosing your outfit. The important thing is to look and feel your best, simple patterns and bold colours will help. Weddings are not the best place to try out your new mini dress so go for something a bit longer. You can often get clues about the most appropriate attire from the wedding venue if it’s an outside affair in the heart of summer or an indoor religious ceremony in autumn that should guide your decision.

Things to consider before choosing your outfit

Q: Do I need an appointment to visit Compton House of Fashion?

Appointments only during the COVID-19 Pandemic

A: No you do not, we are open from 9.30am to 5.0 pm Mondays to Saturdays. We are busiest from 11.0am until 3.0 pm, Saturdays especially, so come outside those times if you are able

Q: Can we order more sizes or different colours?

Sometimes we can, however, we buy our stock 6 months in advance, but occasionally we can get additional sizes.

Q: Does this Mother of the Bride dress come in any other colour?

Many of our mother of the bride dress styles come in other colours to the one we show on the website. Other colours available will be listed in the description of that dress.

Q: What colour shoes would I wear with this mother of the bride outfit?

We have a range of matching court shoes and sandals in stock in different styles, we will help you choose the style & colour to suit your mother of the bride dress.

Q: Is there parking nearby?

Wedmore in the United Kingdom is unusual in having no double yellow lines so you can park wherever you can find a space, sometimes outside the shop if we are quiet. There is a large car park about 10 minutes away. Click for a village plan to see where it is.

Q: Opening hours?

Appointments only during the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are open from 9.30am to 5.0 pm. & busiest from 11.0am until 3.0 pm, Saturdays especially. Come outside those times if you can.

Q: Do you supply Mother of the Bride Hats & Fascinators?

We have one of the largest collections of wedding Hats & Fascinators in the UK. Most are bought to go with the colour of a particular outfit & we cannot sell them separately from the outfit. However, we do have some that we can sell separately.

Q: Can I buy over the Internet?

No, we do not sell over the internet but we can make a telephone sale. You will not have seen the outfit & will not have been able to try it on. Therefore if you are not happy with the outfit you can return it within 7 days in perfect, unworn condition and we will refund your money. Please see our distance buying terms.

Q: Can I bring family members with me?

Of course, you can, it will be very helpful to you in making your decision. The brides’ opinion is particularly important. Better not to have more than 2 or otherwise, conflicting advice may not be very helpful.

Q: Can I pay a deposit & the rest over a month?

Yes, we take half the price upfront & keep the mother of the bride outfit until you pay the balance within a month.

Q: If I change my mind, can I return a wedding outfit?

Yes, you can within 28 days we will give you a credit for the same value which you can use when you find another outfit here. We are not able to give cash refunds.

Q: When should I come to have the greatest choice?

Our Spring / Summer stock comes in from November onwards, especially Condici. By the end of February, most of the stock will be in. High Summer comes from June onwards over the next 2 months or so.

Q: Where can I see Reviews of your shop?

These can be seen on the website where we have 771 mixed Google & Facebook 5* Reviews.

Q: Do you know of Bridal suppliers in your area?

Yes, we have a list of shops selling wedding dresses and all kind of lovely things to enhance your wedding.

Q: Is there anywhere I can see the inside of the shop?

We have a Virtual Tour of the shop which shows every nook & cranny which you can explore. We may not have all the dresses in stock which you will see. All dresses on a hanger with a protective sleeve. Please also see our picture gallery.

Q: Do you have any advice about planning my Wedding?

Yes, we have published 79 blogs about every aspect of planning your wedding.

Q: Can I buy a Gift Voucher?

Yes, we can provide you with a gift voucher of any value which you can give someone.

Q: Is there any way I can see staff before I visit?

Yes, you see all of our staff on our Shop page.

Q: Can you arrange alterations to a Mother of the Bride dress I have bought?

We provide an alteration service by a skilled tailoress who comes to the shop on a Thursday afternoon or you can see her in her workshop in Clevedon.

Q: How far do clients travel to visit Compton House of Fashion?

Clients come from all over the United Kingdom, Scotland, Ireland, the EC & from all over the World.

Top tips for mothers of the bride and groom

Read our style tips and guidance for Mothers of the Bride & Groom. Everything from choosing the right outfit and accessories to your role on the big day.