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Mums are doing it for themselves.

For the mother of the bride and groom the outfit is as important as any other for the leading ladies at the wedding. our brand-new mother of the bride, groom and occasional wear boutique is now open. we are based in Creatiques Bridal Boutique in Southsea Hampshire po4 0jw we offer a VIP styling appointment where we can discuss your colour and style options. you can also browse over our collection of hats, fascinators and bags to finish your look.

We work on an appointment only basis and this can either be booked online with our website or by calling us at the boutique on 02392826622

Who do we stock? Gino Cerruti, Labella, Lizabella, Ella-boo and Bella premium with a small capsule collection from Gill Harvey London.

The colours for this season are gold, cream, soft silvers, navy blue and soft pink, corals and light grey florals.

From floaty frocks, Jackie” 0″ inspired jackets to formal dresses with long line jackets our collection is modern, classic and elegant with modernistic edge the boutique has all of your looks covered.

What shapes are in our collection? bateau necklines, fit and flare, sleeved dresses, long line plain and embroidered jackets, two peice dress and jackets, soft floaty chiffons.

what are the rules?

Traditionally, the mother of the bride’s dress should complement the wedding party’s colours (though not necessarily match), but the colouring for a wedding in now very important for the mum, you do not want to stand out so boldly in the photographs but look your best.

There’s only one colour not to wear and that is the same colour as the bride. if the bride is wearing what is now becoming more in “vogue” soft blush, nude colour palates, mauves and silver, if the bride chooses one of these then use the same colour palate, go lighter or darker than the main themed colour.

Team your outfit with a fascinator, hat or following the boho trend a fresh flower head band or add fresh flowers to the fascinator or hat.

The advice we would give you, is that you should start searching for your outfit no later than three months before the wedding, this allows time for alterations if they are required look at independent retailers for your dress, maybe even when your daughter is looking for her wedding dress enquire if the bridal boutique have a mother of the bride/ groom department, they will have exclusive collections and advice as to styling your outfit.

It is traditional for the mother of the bride to purchase her outfit first and then share her pictures, thoughts and ideas with the mother of the groom. The mothers’ outfits don’t have to match (unless that’s what the bride wants), but we would advise that they should harmonise each other.