Best Mother of the Bride Dresses for the Perfect Wedding in 2021

Searching for the perfect mother of the bride outfit? Dresses for mothers of brides are nearly as important as the bridal gown itself! We are showcasing five of the most stunning mother of the bride dresses to suit different body shapes, no matter the season.

Mother of the bride dresses can be stunning – it’s just knowing where to find them. Bombshell HQ, led by Katya Wildman, have been designing outfits and dresses for occasion wear such as weddings for over two decades. With their knowledge and offering of quality fabrics, blended with silhouettes that understand and flatter the female figure, their dresses are highly sought after, including by celebrity chef and television personality, Nigella Lawson.

BLOVED is featuring five top selling dresses from Bombshell HQ perfect for a stylish mother of the bride. Most Bombshell dresses are offered in UK size 8 to 22 and are available for worldwide shipping, subject to applicable terms and conditions.

For Dior Inspired 1950s Elegance

The timeless elegance of Bombshell’s “Grace” dress (available in Pacific Blue, Emerald Green and Heron Blue) is undeniable. The cut is a classic princess line, with supportive sculpture around the bust to give a natural rise. The standup collar and button through front has been created for maximum effect and the concealed placket front with the beat tie flatters the tummy area. 

With added structure from the removable netted underskirt, this dress is perfect for twisting the night away after the speeches and dessert. If a collar suits you and you like the idea of something a little different to the average frock, then you’ll shine in this outfit.

For Grace Kelly Chic

The Gold Bombshell ‘Edge of the Shoulder’ Midi Dress oozes effortless elegance and grace. The gold running through the cream brocade fabric is heavenly. It’s the perfect off the shoulder style with  a clever and flattering design. It offers a wide neckline while keeping you comfortable underneath and the sleeve length looks chic on any shape. The skirt sits just under the knee, a great length for curvy figures.


If you are top heavy, the Invitation Collar Sarong Bombshell Dress (available in Sapphire Blue and Navy with White Trimming) is for you. This sarong inspired occasion outfit has been designed using soft stretch fabric to flatter! 

We love the hidden panels, clever soft drapery and faux sarong panel for the tummy area. The ¾ sleeves elongate the arms and the neckline will leave anyone feeling confident and beautiful. A simple zip up at the back and below the knee length makes this dress a wedding favourite.


A red carpet favourite, Nigella Lawson has purchased over ten of Bombshell’s Confident Dresses (available in Red, Kensington Garden Aqua and Limited Edition Animal Print). Flattering, elegant and timeless, this dress will show off the most fabulous mother of the bride! 

The magic of this dress is its versatility and gorgeous hourglass shape.  Sitting just below the knee, it has a ¾ sleeve and an adjustable neckline at the cross over. The bodice has been expertly designed for flattening the tummy area. A capped sleeve version is also available in certain designs and is perfect for summer weddings. This is the dress for any occasion and will make any mother of the bride feel a million dollars with no compromise on comfort.


There is something utterly elegant about Bombshell’s limited edition Chrysanthemums Dark Green Tea Dress. The print is bold yet subtle. It’s difficult to keep your eyes off the luscious dark green adorned by pink and gentle yellow flowers reminiscent of Italy’s Lake Como from where it was sourced.

Prints are an unorthodox choice for occasion wear but this unique dress is a great choice if you want to stand out from the crowd. This versatile style works well with most body shapes. The demure length skims below the knee, the sleeves are perfectly flattering and the sweet buttons at the front add a little bit of age appropriate sass!

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Choosing the dress is just the start. See our guide to wedding body positivity which includes some tips on shape friendly underwear.