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.
Gone are the days of the uniform two-piece dress and bolero jacket – unless that's what floats your boat. Fashion now more than ever is very much in the hands of the wearer, and this is great news for all you lovely mums out there, as there are plenty of options available to suit your style.
The tea dress is certainly paving the way in 2022, these fit and flare midi-style dresses can look chic in any colour, fabric or print – it's just finding the right one to suit you.
Soft silhouettes have certainly taken over the tailored look post lockdown and trouser suits in light fabrics of chiffon or crepe are also making a comeback.
Posted: 3 August 2022
Choosing your wedding date is one of the most important things when it comes to planning your wedding. We are very quickly moving from traditional etiquette into a society where we are far more flexible with these. Award Winning UK Wedding Planner - Illy Goodall from Illy Elizabeth Weddings shares her insight into whether you should get married on Mother's Day.
There are certain days within the year that you should try to avoid getting married, however with the backlog of weddings this year we are using any given date possible. Whilst I don't think there is personally anything wrong with setting the date for Mother's Day, it can be inconvenient for some people who wish to spend this day with family.
Posted: 14 March 2022
Here at Your South Wales Wedding, we see trends come and go in the wonderful world of weddings, so to help you look amazing on your big day, we've rounded up some of our favourite products from local suppliers. John Charles 26731H51 Steel Hat, www.baroqueboutique.co.uk. John Charles 26696H50 Teal Hat, www.baroqueboutique.co.uk. John Charles 26713H51 Vanilla Hat, www.baroqueboutique.co.uk. These beautiful classic gowns come in a variety of colours with a variety of different hats and shoes to choose from.
Posted: 24 December 2021
There are lots of ways you can incorporate a festive feel into your wardrobe without going overboard. When dressing for the big day, your mum should consider your wedding colours, whether that be muted shades or merry hues, there is sure to be something that works for her. Look for deep shades of forest green or bright pops of ruby red. If she decides to go for a strong hue, remember less is more. A simple, well-cut dress that flatters the figure will do the job perfectly.
Posted: 17 November 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted: 8 April 2021