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Mother-of-the-Bride/Groom Outfit Ideas: Simple Yet Chic Structured Dresses

Nothing says “elegant mother of the bride (or groom)” quite like a perfectly tailored frock. While it’s never a good idea to dress so elaborately that you risk upstaging the bride, you don’t want to just blend in the background during your daughter’s (or son’s) big day either, do you?

A good choice would be a structured dress that is simple enough not to compete with a wedding gown, but chic enough to make you look like you’re an important part of the bridal party (which you are!). There’s a way to marry minimalism with glamour for a mother-of-the-bride/groom look, whether it’s through impeccable design, perfect tailoring, sculptural accents that catch the eye, or all of the above!

Keep scrolling to see some beautiful options from Nicola Ross.

Linea Raffaeli Dress

Linea Raffaeli Mother of the Bride Nicola Ross

This lovely blue frock is the definition of elegance with its lacy bodice, boat neckline, and beautiful waist detail. It’s perfect for a mother-of-the-bride (or groom) outfit whatever the season. €415,00. Shop now.

Linea Raffaeli Dress

Linea Raffaeli Dress Mother of the Bride - Nicola Ross

This two-piece set from Linea Raffaeli consists of a floral dress and a cropped jacket with fluted sleeves. The dress looks sweet on its own but the jacket definitely adds a formal touch and an extra dose of sophistication. €469,99. Shop now.

Sonia Pena Dress

Sonia Pena Dress Mother of the Bride Nicola Ross

This blue frock from Sonia Pena looks so exquisite thanks to the sculptural detail and embroidery along the waist. It’s proof that the simplest can also be the chicest. €339,99. Shop now.

Claudia C – Riesling Turquoise with Belt Detail

Claudia C – Riesling Turquoise with Belt Detail - Mother of the Bride Nicola Ross

We love the clean lines and minimalist-chic design of this Claudia C dress. The asymmetrical neckline adds a unique touch and the belt detail amps up the elegance. This style also available in blush and grey. €315,00. Shop now.

Veni Infantino Dress – Taupe/Ivory

Veni Infantino Dress – Taupe/Ivory- Mother of the Bride- Nicola Ross

This beautiful two-tone dress from Veni Infantino definitely gives off vintage-glam vibes. We’re loving that bateau neckline and diamante-adorned bow detail on the waist. €559,00. Shop now.

Lizabella Diana Dress – Coral

Lizabella Diana Dress – Coral- Mother of the  Brride- Nicola Ross

This brightly hued dress from Lizabella is a perfect blend of simple and sophisticated with its clean lines, sparkling embellishments, and fluted sleeves. This style is also available in pink. €229,99. Shop now.

Ispirato Dress – Aqua Aurora

Ispirato Dress – Aqua Aurora -Mother of the Bride -Nicola Ross

This pastel blue dress from Ispirato is such a classic look with its crossover bodice and deep V neckline. This style is also available in a wide range of colours. €364,99. Shop now.

Luis Civit Dress – Gold / Cream

Luis Civit Dress – Gold / Cream - Mother of the bride Nicola Ross

This gold frock from Luis Civit is simply stunning. The bodice overlay detail, which is repeated along the hem, looks so elegant and polishes off the look nicely. €399,99. Shop now.

Ispirato Dress

Ispirato Dress - Mother of the bride- Nicola Ross

This classic blush dress from Ispirato is rendered in lace with a deep V boat neckline and waist detail. You’ll never go wrong with such a timeless design. On sale for €297,50 (originally €594,99). Buy now.

 Luis Civit Dress

Luis Civit Dress -Mother of the Bride- Nicola Ross

This beautiful gold dress features a tonal grid pattern, ¾ sleeves, and frill detail on the waist. On sale for €202,50 (originally €404,99). Shop now.