For such a very special day you want to ensure you choose the perfect outfit. There are no rules of course, but there are traditions and things to bear in mind when choosing an outfit.
Most mothers look for a dress that blends with the bride's chosen colours and often uses the bridesmaids' dresses as a palette. It's usual to avoid white, ivory, black or red or anything too bright or overdone. If you're unsure, talk to the bride for her opinion because, let's face it, it's her big day! The main thing is that everyone feels comfortable and beautiful.
Here’s some great boutiques where you can choose from a wide range of ladies' and girls' fashions based in South Wales from places like Cardiff, Swansea and Newport, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your South Wales Wedding magazine when contacting a boutique for your mother of the bride outfit or formal formal wear for ladies and girls.
I love the sound of your wedding! Red is such a beautiful, bold colour, so whilst looking for the perfect outfit for your mum, there are a few things to consider. What do you want the wedding party to look like? Would you like to adopt the colour red alongside an autumn theme throughout? Perhaps look at berry shades of bright magenta, deep aubergine or burnt orange. Alternatively, you could use softer tones of beige or gold, which are rich and luxurious and will really make her dress pop.... read more
Posted: 29 September 2021
Hopefully, spring/summer 2022 will be the year of weddings with colours reflecting what will be an uplifting and energising year whilst restoring balance into our lives. Take inspiration from the orchid flower, an intense hue of magenta alongside a natural shade of olive. Butter yellow and mango sorbet are also dominant tones set to storm the catwalks, with the most predicted one being Atlantic blue. So, where does this leave our mother- of-the-brides/grooms? The dress only option is becoming more sort after rather than the uniform dress with jacket. Bolder shades are also more popular with fashion- conscious women who are opting for re- wearable outfits that can be pulled from the wardrobe for other occasions, and designers are quick to pick up on that.... read more
Posted: 4 August 2021
There's an old Irish proverb, "you'll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind." We find the majority of ladies anxiously contemplate finding the perfect outfit and actually find it much easier than they originally thought. Here at Baroque Boutique, we like to get a feel for your special day. We begin with a consultation/informal chat over a glass of bubbly, where we will gain an understanding of what your mum is looking for in an outfit. We will use our expertise and experience to tie in your theme and colour scheme while making sure your mum looks and feels her best.... read more
Posted: 26 May 2021
Family-run boutique, Dressed To Impress has launched a new website. The award- winning store is located in the small town of Brecon in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. Here brides-to-be will find bridesmaids dresses, occasion wear, accessories and mother-of-the- bride outfits. The new website allows brides-to-be to see the boutiques extensive collection, find out more about the company and book appointments. The boutique offers a wide range of designers, including the Dessy Group, Linzi Jay, Alexiaand Ariella, and are offering virtual appointments for customers who want to see more dresses and ask any questions.... read more
Posted: 22 April 2021
Traditionally, when it comes to mums choosing their outfits for such a momentous occasion, the mother-of-the-bride gets first dibs. However, here at Baroque Boutique, we like to take a more modern approach – why not make a day of it with both mums involved? The opportunity presents the perfect chance for them to get to know each other, so consider taking them both shopping. We appreciate it isn't always possible to meet face- to-face, but like many other shops, we've embraced technology and are running virtual shopping experiences. However its done, the mums need to give themselves time to discuss the wedding theme, style and what one another is looking for in an outfit. Have open, honest discussions to ensure nobody steps on each other's toes.... read more
Posted: 14 April 2021
Baroque Boutique, a mother-of-the-bride boutique in Abergavenny is offering a virtual shopping experience and call back service. The virtual experience is done via Zoom and is a great opportunity for customers to get a good look inside the shop, view the collections, ask questions and get styling support. The appointment times are currently listed on the website, but the team are flexible if you're struggling to find availability. The call back service is ideal for customers who have questions about the big day or need assistance finding the perfect outfit.... read more
Posted: 8 April 2021
Your mum and bridesmaids are some of the most important people in your life, so it's only fair that they feel fabulous on your big day. To help you find the perfect outfits, we've asked Baroque Boutique to send in some of their favourite seasonal picks. This showstopping piece is the perfect outfit for a modern mum. Cleverly designed to nip in at the waist, this hand-beaded design elongates the leg and can be purchased with a matching kimono.... read more
Posted: 3 March 2021
Baroque Boutique, a multi-award-winning women's clothing boutique in Monmouthshire, is hosting an exclusive event. The Mother-of-the-Bride/Groom Styling Sundays are taking place on 24th and 31st January, 2021. On these dates, couples will be able to privately reserve a two-hour appointment and be the only people in the entire shop. During the appointment, your mum will receive one-on-one styling services and support to find the best designer, shape, style and colour for her. The sessions will be at 10am, 12pm and 2pm.... read more
Posted: 14 January 2021
Pantone is the universal language for colours, and this season's trends have a lot to offer especially when talking about bold, festive shades. Forget about the understated soft golds, icy blues and silvers, your mum wants to make a statement, and if traditional tones are what she's after then the sultry shade of samba red or ultramarine jewelled green are the way to go. Keep in mind this may be a go-to for many of your guests, so for a slightly more amplified look, opt for a less conventional mandarine red or turn up the dramatics with an exuberant orange, styled alongside gold accessories.... read more
Posted: 9 December 2020
Postponed seems to be the theme of most weddings this year but think of the party yet to come and if lockdown is anything to go by, it will be here before you know it! Under the current circumstances, brides-to-be are left feeling stressed, disheartened and frustrated, but all you amazing mums out there have been rallying around, trying to raise a smile and sharing the stress, so you deserve to look your best when the big day finally comes around.... read more
Posted: 30 October 2020