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Oh Mama! 21 show stopping mother of the bride outfits for Irish weddings in 2018

We've trawled the high street, department stores, alternative boutiques and Irish designers to find out where to shop for stylish mother of the bride outfits in Ireland - and what to buy!

Are you a stylish Irish mammy looking for a beautiful mother of the bride (or groom) dress for your daughter's (or son's) wedding?!

Well look no further! We've trawled through some of our favourite high street and department stores, independent bridal boutiques and top Irish designers to bring you our edit of the best mother of the bride and/or groom style on the market for 2018.

These days, the mother of the bride is giving everyone a run for their money with super stylish dresses, suits and even jumpsuits in some cases, and there's never been more of a choice out there to find something truly unique.


Trend wise this year, it's all about lace sleeves, pastel and neutral shades, elegant floral prints and a hint of sequins for those looking for something a little more glam for the day.

One of the biggest trends over the last few years for mothers of the brides is to 'complement' the bride's dress by wearing white or an off-white dress, usually with a little lace (in the sleeves, or even all over) however this trend divides opinion. Nevertheless, we've included some gorgeous options in our edit if that's the direction you're going.

If you like the idea of wearing off-white, take heed however - your daughter may not be so into the thought of it herself. The safest way to approach this is to only go for the white or off-white option if it's suggested by the bride, and if it's not, look to the rainbow for inspiration!

In terms of where to shop, lots of new boutiques have popped up across Ireland recently, offering mums plenty of options for fabulous wedding wear - we've included some we think you should try out below!

Is it okay for the mother of the bride to wear white/off-white for her daughter's wedding?

Read more: 20 fabulous mother of the bride (or groom!) outfits for a summer wedding

Designers with great options for mother of the bride/groom - Louise Kennedy | Fran & Jane | Caroline Kilkenny | Aideen Bodkin

Department Stores for complete outfits - Debenhams | House of Fraser | McElhinneys | Dundrum Town Centre | Arnotts | Powerscourt Centre, Dublin | Kildare Village

Boutiques that stock dedicated mother of the bride designers - Vanity Fair Boutique | Nicola Ross, Naas | Jenny's, Meath | Evita, Naas | Lynch Fashions, Offaly | La Creme Boutique, Wexford | Isobel, Limerick

High Street stores that are well worth a look - Karen Millen | Coast | Ted Baker | Dunnes Stores | M&S | TK Maxx | Pamela Scott

How much are you planning to spend on your mother of the bride/groom outfit in total (dress, shoes, hat, coat, accessories...)?