The struggles of the Great British High Street is that it always seems to cater for the younger customer. The dresses are getting shorter the sleeves are disappearing and before you know it you can only shop in a small handful of shops. But never fear when you are looking for the special Mother of the Bride outfit (or Mother of the Groom for that matter) there are some favourite one stop shops that you can go to buy the complete outfit. That saves a lot of time and effort and if you pick the right day can save you money.
So first up we have events favourite Coast. The one thing we love about Coast is the variety that they have. They always have a selection of accessories on hand from fascinators to jewellery to ensure that the look is complete. At Style Hunters we are always a fan of the shift dress with the simple but elegant cropped jacket. But this season Coast has picked up on the maxi trend perfectly with a selection of A line maxi skirts in duchess satin which is the perfect amount of elegance mixed with occasion. A favourite for us!
(Left) Lyon Print Calia Dress £149
(Top Right) Pearl Bead Fascinator £35
(Centre Right) Delores Duchess Satin Jacket £89
(Bottom Right) Emilia Jewelled Strappy Shoe £55
All from Coast
Next up is a firm favourite Jacques Vert. The best thing about the brand is that it encompasses 7 other brands which you can usually find grouped together in department stores. If you are petite then this is definitely the place to go with Precis Petite offering a great range of product for the lady under 5 foot 3. They are also great for the matching accessory so you know if you find a dress here then there is always going to be a matching jacket, bag and shoes for you to try with it. Best to always keep an eye out for the promotions within Debenhams department store (Of time of writing this currently 20% off).
Dress £169, Jacket £149, Bag £49 and Shoes £99
All Jacques Vert
Last but no means least is my ultimate favourite Hobbs. I have always found Hobbs a great place to buy Occasion wear and for that matter formal wear because the truly understand what the customer truly wants. They offer a petite range to help those ladies who need dresses that are the perfect length and they offer the best range of cover ups anywhere. Whether you want just a simple scarf to wrap around or a more structured jacket they truly have it all. You are also going to find such a great range of colours and print that I challenge you to not to find something you love.
(Left) Rina Lace Dress £249
(Centre) Rita Rose Coat £199
(Right) Clare Fascinator £59
(Bottom) Marylebone Clutch £89