I’ve worked with Lalage Beaumont on several location projects over the years and am delighted she is contributing to my blog this month.

“There’s lots to think about when you are planning a wedding and of course the bride’s dress is the key feature of any wedding but also very important is the second most significant lady on the day, the bride’s mum.

Our mother of the bride UK range really began after many customers visited our London boutique saying “I’m ‘mother of the bride’ but I don’t want to look like ‘mother of the bride’!”  We knew exactly what they meant and from that has evolved the Lalage Beaumont Mother of the Bride Collection – understated, elegant and totally unfussy.  Now the go to destination for many mothers of the bride in the UK (and also many other countries) who are looking for something chic and classic, the collection features many interesting and varied fabrics that are designed to be put together in a variety of ways so that everyone can create their own look.  Hats too are available in striking or simple shapes to go with the collection to add the finishing touch and help by offering an effortless one-stop shop for your total look.

Available in an array of colours from vibrant to pastel, there is something for every complexion and any colour theme enabling you to blend in with the rest of the wedding party but stand out in just the right way.  Choose from silk dress-coats, jackets, dresses and trousers with beautiful subtle detailing, designed to look as good from the back as the front (so important at weddings).  Many styles feature subtle details such as cord piped edges and frogging fastening and the exquisite silk brocades, matelassés and prints from Italy and Spain and gorgeous contrasting coloured details, all go to create something you can really feel good in.  Most importantly these are clothes that can be worn again and again; silk coats and dress-coats may be put over narrow trousers for cocktails or the opera and many of the dresses too can find a future place in your wardrobe, perhaps dressed down with some great sandals and statement jewellery.

Enabling the wearer to feel supremely comfortable at such an important event is imperative to us (after all the photos will be there to remind you for ever if you don’t) leaving you free to enjoy the ceremony and the reception celebrations – picture perfect all the way through.

You can find us at www.lalagebeaumont.com or at our boutique in Knightsbridge, London. Everything shown on line is available as ready-to-wear, alternatively if you would like to have an exclusive, designer made to measure mother of the bride outfit, or perhaps if you are not a stock size, why not make an appointment to see Lalage and she will create a ‘demi-couture’ ensemble to your precise requirements and fit.

For more inspiration on styling ideas visit our Pinterest boards where we share all our current and upcoming collections.”