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Ask Kate: Mother of the Groom Dress

October 26, 2012

Kate Thompson has been offering heart-felt advice and sparklingly different wedding inspiration for ten years. She is married with two children, and often features in the national press. With her warm and caring nature and off-beat sense of humour, she'll answer every question with knowledgable insight and understanding to help and inspire or simply restore your peace of mind.


Can I wear the following to my son’s civil wedding ceremony in January – a long velour dress ,with straps and a small shrug/bolero .The bridesmaids are in black and the bride’s dress is partly red, neither colours I can wear. My main concern is can I wear a long dress? The wedding is at 2 o’clock with a wedding breakfast afterwards and an evening reception. Please help!


You can most definitely wear a long dress with a shrug to your son’s civil wedding, and, as it’s in January, you may want to wear a shrug/bolero with some warmth to it like one of these Gorgeous Cover Ups  and these Mother of the Bride (and Groom!) Dresses. I’m sure you will look lovely.

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