So you’re searching for an outfit to make you look and feel amazing on the biggest day of your child’s life. Whether you prefer long or short, with coats or jackets, one of our unique Gina Bacconi signature looks will suit your needs. Here is our guide to the five best Mother of the Bride outfits for 2016:

A little bit of sparkle

Why not add some sparkle to your outfit? This modern dress is tailored in a soft crepe, with a chiffon cape attached at the neck and a subtle hint of sparkle at the hem of the cape.

Team with our matching sequin bag and this ensemble can take you from the daytime service to the evening reception. This dress is perfect for high summer (and, if you’re lucky, beach!) weddings, by just having the chiffon cape to cover your arms, so you don’t need to wear a heavy jacket.

Cookies and Cream Lace

This contempory Mother of the Bride look is our new twist on a classic silhouette. The co-ordinated dress and jacket is made up in a lightweight crepe with beautiful cookies and cream two-tone lace detailing on the bodice. The short sleeves are perfect to wear to a summer wedding and, for the evening, the jacket can be removed to reveal a stunning little shift dress.

To complete this outfit, style with nude heels and our matching lace bag and matching hatinator (coming soon).

Daisy Chains

An equally chic ensemble for a summer wedding is our daisy chain embroidered dress and matching bolero. This beautiful easy-to-wear dress is constructed in an intricate embroidered mesh that is secured over a gorgeous shimmer fabric.

Team this with the matching bolero and our matching feather fascinator (coming soon), cream strappy sandals and simple jewellery, and you have a perfectly curated outfit.


Pearly Beading


For something a little more intricate, this dress is our 2016 take on a classic Mother of the Bride style. The dress is made up in a simple shift shape with dainty organza straps. Over the dress is a beautifully hand-beaded mesh top with a bow detail at the back.

The top can be easily removed, which makes this another great option to take you from the day service into the evening reception. Once you have worn this to the wedding you could also wear both parts of the outfit separately! Why not wear the beaded top over a cami and with some tailored trousers to your next event?

For effortless style and impact we have a large selection of occasion dresses. To view more, shop the whole collection here