Mother Of The Bride Celebrity Inspiration

When it comes to style, there is one person who has a truly thankless task when it comes to dressing for a wedding. This person is not the bride, who has the enviable task of trying on beautiful dress after beautiful dress, knowing that eventually she will find ‘the one’ – the ultimate dress of her dreams. No, the lady with the rather more difficult task is the Mother of the bride.

Why you may ask, is this task so difficult? Well, think about it. It is your beloved child’s wedding so you absolutely want to look your very best, but even though it is very much your day too, you don’t want to overshadow, or clash with the bride. Rather you want to be able to compliment and maybe even co-ordinate with the chosen colour scheme, whilst still maintaining your own fashion style and personality. You will also be wearing the outfit for a good many hours, so you want to be comfortable as well as stylish, and want the outfit to be something that can carry you from day to night, from the formality of the service, to the fun of the reception.

Compton House of Fashion  has a  great range of mother of the bride outfits, including designer styles from the likes of Mon Cherie, Roland Joye and Ian Stuart. The ranges come in a spectrum of colours and styles that should allow a stylish mother of the bride (or groom for that matter) to be able to blend beautifully into the wedding day, adding to the stylish ambience of the day.

If you have a son or daughter who is getting married this year, you could take some inspiration from some stylish celebrity mother’s of the bride, and their style choices, along with some suggestions from the current season at Compton House of Fashion.

White is no longer a faux pas

Kris Jenner and Tina Knowles.

Once upon a time, wearing white was considered a real faux pas at a wedding unless you were the one actually getting married. But these days it is not an issue if the bride has decided on a white colour scheme for the bridal party. The co-ordination can create a stunning tableau for the wedding photographs and can be a stark and stylish choice. Consider Kris Jenner, the Kardashian matriarch who wore white at both of Kim’s weddings, or the stunning look worn by Tina Knowles when Solange wed.

White is alright

Echo a feature of the bridal look

Susan Sarandon.

I love the dress that  actress Susan Sarandon chose for her daughter’s wedding. Rather than co-ordinating with the brides dress in terms of colour, she echoed the beautiful lace neckline of her daughters gown. I loved the colour of the gown, and this was a subtle and elegant way to compliment the bridal look.

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Colour is good too

Mary Steenburgen.

There has been a definite trend towards pastels and neutrals for Mother of the Brides in recent times, but this is not the law, and bright primary colours can look stunning too. Actress Mary Steenburgen shows this to vibrant effect with her beautiful deep blue dress that would totally stand out against a sea of nude and neutral shades.

Elegance is the key

Carole Middleton.

A lady who has proved to be a Queen when it comes to Mother of the Bride dressing is Carole Middleton. The mother of the Duchess of Cambridge and Pippa Middleton has had plenty of experience in recent years and has shown that simple elegance is often the best way to choose your outfit.

Carole has opted for frock coat styles that are perfect for the unpredictable British weather, and keeps the accessories to a minimum, with a simple style often teamed with a show stopping hat. The frock coat enables you to wear a shift dress underneath – the answer to what to wear for the reception because with the addition of some strappy sandals and a statement necklace, this outfit turns from formal to fun.

All outfits featured come from the Mother of the Bride selection at Compton House of Fashion.

 

Pippa Middleton Gets Married

She became world famous at her big sister’s wedding, but today Pippa Middleton showed that she could be an incredibly beautiful bride in her own right when she married James Matthews in a lovely ceremony in St Mark’s Church in Englefield.

Wearing a stunning lace gown, which reputedly cost £40,000 and was designed by Giles Deacon, Pippa looked radiant, and, in a reverse of the royal wedding, she was looked after by big sister Kate, who shepherded the little bridesmaids and paige boys, which included Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Pippa rose to prominence as the perfect maid of honour at the royal wedding of William and Kate, and has proved to be something of a style icon since, always managing to look chic at a range of occasions.  Her wedding dress was beautiful and elegant, with a full skirt, high neckline and lattice style lace work.  Her chic updo also added to the effortless beauty of the whole look.

Here are some images from a very stylish country wedding.

 

Get the celebrity look with Alexa Chung, Jourdan Dunn and Soru Jewellery

Today’s get the celebrity look post is as eclectic as ever. I’m featuring Derby Day style, bridesmaids preparation style and a jewellery company from Birmingham being worn with style by a Hollywood legend. You can’t say that the post doesn’t contain variety!

I’m starting with another Midlander, the amazing Denise Lewis, who was definitely one of the best dressed at the Derby in Jacques Vert. Her dress is now in the sale, so worth grabbing if you have a ladies day event, a summer wedding or any other very special occasion.

The Topshop Unique pre-fall collection is now available in store and online. This was worn by quite a few a-listers on the front row including Alexa Chung, Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne, whose looks I have reproduced here.

Samantha Cameron was the latest lady to show how endorsement by a famous person can have a huge effect on sales. I can’t find her Pour Moi bikini (which is sold as separates) online in the black version, but there is a lovely white version which I think would be amazing with a suntan.

Pippa Middleton has teamed up with designer Tabitha Webb to create a dress and scarf to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. The dress is super pretty, and with all profits going to the charity it is also a little guilt free shopping too.

Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright got married in the telly stars wedding of the year, and the photographs have been appearing in Hello magazine ever since. One of the images features Michelle’s bridesmaids wearing the mini Misha kimonos which look super cute. These are from Boux Avenue, one of my fave places to go for swimwear, underwear and nightwear.

Lauren Pope has been snapped on the annual TOWIE outing to ‘Marbs’, and has worn some seriously stunning outfits, that also include a touch of High Street style in the form of a rather gorgeous statement necklace from Dorothy Perkins – get yours for £16.99 now.

Finally, I’m featuring a brand from Birmingham that is getting jewellery lovers very excited at the moment. Soru Jewellery features luxury statement costume jewellery that showcases a collection of natural precious and semi precious gemstone jewellery, all carefully handcrafted using sterling silver, plated in rhodium, 18ct yellow or rose gold. It is now gaining a celebrity following with stars such as Eliza Doolittle and Hollywood Goddess Goldie Hawn now wearing key pieces.

Happy weekend! What is your celebrity fashion pick this week?

 Denise Lewis wears Jacques Vert

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Denise Lewis at the Derby.

PIPED SOFT PROM DRESS now  £129.00 click to visit Jacques Vert

PIPED SOFT PROM DRESS
now £129.00 click to visit Jacques Vert

 

Alexa Chung, Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne at Topshop Unique

Alexa Chung at Topshop Unique

Alexa Chung at Topshop Unique

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Jourdan Dunn at Topshop

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Ottoline Silk Dress by Unique     Price: £225.00 click to visit Topshop

Ottoline Silk Dress by Unique
Price: £225.00
click to visit Topshop

Mason Cropped Leather Jacket by Unique     Price: £325.00 click to visit Topshop

Mason Cropped Leather Jacket by Unique
Price: £325.00 click to visit Topshop

Mason Leather Shorts by Unique     Price: £145.00 click to visit Topshop

Mason Leather Shorts by Unique
Price: £145.00
click to visit Topshop

Constance Crop Top by Unique     Price: £85.00 click to visit Topshop

Constance Crop Top by Unique
Price: £85.00
click to visit Topshop

Angie Leather Skirt by Unique     Price: £195.00 click to visit Topshop

Angie Leather Skirt by Unique
Price: £195.00
click to visit Topshop

Shop all Unique Pre- Fall here.

Samantha Cameron wears Pour Moi

Samantha Cameron wears Pour Moi in Ibiza

Samantha Cameron wears Pour Moi in Ibiza

 Pour Moi Azure Padded Underwired Bikini Top £25.00 click to visit ASOS

Pour Moi Azure Padded Underwired Bikini Top
£25.00 Tie side bikini bottoms £16 click to visit Asos

Pippa Middleton and Tabitha Webb team up to raise funds for British Heart Foundation

Pippa Middleton wears the BHF dress

Pippa Middleton wears the BHF dress click here to visit Tabitha Webb to view

Pippa Middleton wears the BHF scarf.

Pippa Middleton wears the BHF scarf click to visit Tabitha Webb

Michelle Keegan’s Bridemaids (including Jess Wright) wear Boux Avenue

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Misha "Bridesmaid" kimono £45 click to visit Boux Avenue

Misha “Bridesmaid” kimono £45 click to visit Boux Avenue

Lauren Pope wears Dorothy Perkins

 

Lauren Pope in Dorothy Perkins necklace

Lauren Pope in Dorothy Perkins necklace

Green Woven Bead Collar     Price: £16.50 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Green Woven Bead Collar
Price: £16.50 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Eliza Doolittle and Goldie Hawn wear Soru Jewellery

Eliza Doolittle in Soru Jewellery - click here to view range at Baar and Bass

Eliza Doolittle in Soru Jewellery – click here to view range at Baar and Bass

Goldie Hawn wear Soru Jewellery double turquoise ring

Goldie Hawn wear Soru Jewellery double turquoise ring

 Soru Turquoise Double Ring 18ct Yellow Gold Vermeil £120.00 click to visit Baar and Bass


Soru Turquoise Double Ring 18ct Yellow Gold Vermeil
£120.00 click to visit Baar and Bass