Local boutiques stocking mother of the bride outfits in Hampshire and Dorset

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 mother of the bride dresses based in Hampshire and Dorset from places like Southampton, Portsmouth, Basingstoke, Bournemouth, Winchester and Weymouth, whom you might want to get in touch with...

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Featured Local boutiques stocking mother of the bride outfits in Hampshire and Dorset


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Charisma is a long established Boutique specialising in Mother of the Bride and Groom attire.

We are Hampshire’s and Dorset’s largest stockist with over a thousand outfits to try on in store in sizes 8-28 from designers such as Condici, Ispirato, John Charles, Veni Infantino, Couture Club, Veromia and Lizabella to name a few.

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Fab Frocks

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Fab Frocks are one of the UK's leading online special-occasion boutiques, with outfits for all types of events and occasions. No matter what the invite, they have a dress or outfit just perfect for you!

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Get the finishing touch with Dorchester supplier

The right accessories can make the world of difference and special occasion wear specialists No.6 Boutique in Dorchester has some new must-see lines in stock, including a classic jewellery collection. "The first thing my customers ask when they've chosen their outfit is what jewellery to wear. So it's the perfect opportunity to be able to offer advice and jewellery to complement their outfit," says owner Sandra Swain.She also offers a selection of faux fur bridal and occasion wear stoles, capes and shoulder wraps to not only keep the chills at bay, but add a touch of glamour too. "Made locally by a family-run business using quality fabrics this beautiful collection feels like pure luxury," adds Sandra. "My hope is that from spring we can begin to relax and feel confident in moving forward with wedding plans and once again mums can enjoy their special time choosing their outfit for their daughter or son's wedding."

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Shop early advises local boutique

Hampshire occasion wear boutique Charisma is advising mothers-of-the-bride and -groom to shop early for their special outfits. Owner Debbie Hill explains, "This year is likely to be an incredibly busy one with all the weddings either cancelled or re-scheduled from 2020. Several of our designers have informed us that they will only be offering one collection this year for mother-of-the-bride and -groom outfits with a longer completion date. With this in mind I would encourage all mums to start their search early!" Even if the wedding date has to be moved again, she advises against waiting until nearer the time. "On the whole, the weights of the fabrics don't change greatly for each season and if you find something that fits with the wedding theme and colour scheme I'd definitely get it now."

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