Looking for a mother-of-the-bride dresses or outfit? There are so many boxes it's got to tick. The perfect mother-of-the-bride dress needs to be smart (yet not too office-like), glamorous (yet not too young), and beautifully flattering (without out-shining the bride, of course). It's a tall order, but it's one that so many high street shops have got covered. Fashion-forward while still remaining classically stylish, these are the stores we'd hot-foot it too. Click through the gallery, and discover our favourite high street mother-of-the-bride dresses below.
Coast is our go-to for standout wedding guest dresses, but the high street store is right at the top of our list for incredible mother-of-the-bride pieces, too. Alongside their great (and well-priced) dresses, don't forget to check out their range of coats, too. We're big fans of the Mirren coat, £159, for spring/summer 2017. Keep your eyes peeled for their collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society this summer, too!
Having recently launched a full-scale bridal collection with a range of wedding dresses, it seems only right that Phase Eight have a killer mother-of-the-bride line too. Finding dresses with sleeves can sometimes be a little trickier than you'd imagine, but Phase Eight are the crowned Queens of flattering upper-arm coverage. This Belita dress, £250, is just the ticket.
We don't know about you, but we're obsessed with the new-season offering from Whistles. This British designer has a bit of a trend-led reputation, but trust us: it's for all the right reasons. We've got our eyes on their Amanda lace dress, £219 - it's perfect for a spring-time countryside do.
Workwear stalwart Hobbs is a secret weapon when it comes to mother-of-the-bride dressing. If you're attending a wedding in 2017, there's a seriously high chance she will be wearing Hobbs. We love their flattering floral-print shifts, like this Natasha dress, £149.
Known for graphic floral prints and pretty details, Ted Baker's skater-cut dresses make them one of our first ports of call for all things wedding. In fact, the brand have recently branched out into full-blown bridal with their new 'Tie The Knot' collection of wedding dresses, bridesmaids frocks and accessories. For spring/summer 2017, our eyes are firmly fixed on their Calliie cropped scalloped edged jacket, £275.
Colourful, inspired by forgein climes and oh-so-slightly boho, if your're mum to a bride getting married abroad, off to Monsoon you must go. This beautiful tomato red Arista maxi dress, £109, would come into its own on a balmy Mediterranean beach.
Marks & Spencer
Ah, good old M&S - the home of meal deal lunches, percy pigs and... absolutely fantastic mother-of-the-bride dresses. Make a beeline straight for their Limited Collection range: it's a fashion editor's best-kept secret. The rich forest green hue of their Per Una floral lace bodycon dress, £65, makes it look three times its price.
Mother-of-the-bride specialists Jacques Vert have seriously upped their dress-based game this season. This printed drape cape dress, £169, is stylish and different enough without running the risk of being something that will date.
Famous for dresses that look five times their price tag (and give Victoria Beckham a run for her money) LK Bennett is the stylish mother-of-the-bride's label of choice. We're more than just a little bit in love with their Darcie blue silk dress, £295, for a late-summer countryside do. Pair with tan or nude accessories to keep the vibrant print alive.