Expert advice about mother of the bride

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Mum's the word

Mum's the word

Q. What new mother-of-the-bride styles are available to get my mum looking her best?

A. Jo Halford says: We have all kinds of mums walking through our door, and we're finding more and more customers want something a little different and fashion-forward.

One of the most on-trend styles at the moment is the tea dress. It is a flattering design for all shapes and sizes and you can find it in wonderful prints and vibrant tones, making it wearable for other occasions too.

We've also found our Condici dress and jacket combo with a balletlength pleated skirt has been very popular. This is great for customers who like a longer skirt while keeping a fashionable edge.

You can never go wrong with a little sparkle, and the cold-shoulder sleeve has become a must in the fashion industry. John Charles has created a beautiful outfit in rich tones for the modern mum with these stunning elements.

Jo Halford