Mother of the Groom outfit

Jonny's Mum1 edited


At last I can reveal the outfit I wore for my son’s wedding on 24th August. I chose to take a slightly alternative route for many reasons. One of which was that I must have tried on every dress in London during the month of July. The major problem I encountered was the length, or should I say lack of, as most of the dresses I tried fell well above the knee. Not a good look for me in fact I don’t consider knees are a great area of the body to be emphasised unless you are very young or have exceptionally amazing legs.

I decided to follow the example of the chic french women I had observed here. I opted for trousers with a loose duster coat in a delicate shade of pink trimmed with cream lace.


Jonny's Mum detail 2


new wedding outfit collagePhotos above taken by my son-in-law


Jonny & Emma wedding collage

My outfit is by PauleKa a french designer.


Shoes cream sling backs by Hobbs

Cream clutch bag (not shown in photos) bought in St. Tropez market

Pearl necklace again bought in St. Tropez market

Cream silk top, just showing under coat by Paul Smith from Fenwick

I also let my hair grow a bit longer and added some waves to soften the look and add width in order to balance the hat. I may keep it like that as it is a lot easier to style.



  1. Marianne
    2nd September 2014 / 12:21


  2. 2nd September 2014 / 12:57

    Josephine! You look amazing! I love this outfit and the hat is fabulous! Congratulations for you son and his beautiful bride.

  3. Michelle Ann
    2nd September 2014 / 13:40

    For a moment I thought you had committed the faux-pas of wearing white to a wedding – only the bride should wear white! Glad to hear it was soft pink. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. Best wishes for the future to the lovely bride and groom.

  4. 2nd September 2014 / 14:32

    Yes it was extremely comfortable. No tights or restrictive underwear and the kitten heels were not too high. I danced all night!

  5. Eleni
    2nd September 2014 / 14:55

    Beautiful outfit and a marvelous hat. You look so at ease, and comfortable, and stunning all at the same time !

  6. Cathy
    2nd September 2014 / 16:32

    You look stunning! A very good choice! I have also had trouble finding dresses that are long enough, a problem made worse by photos on websites that are misleading.

  7. 2nd September 2014 / 18:21

    I LOVE your outfit. You look amazing….very fresh and modern. Wish I had done the same at my son’s wedding.

    Thanks Val

  8. WendyB
    2nd September 2014 / 18:45

    Beautifully classic and elegant – I love the look. And you are dead right about knees – very few women have knees lovely enough to be on show. Glad you had good weather for the special day.

  9. Babette
    2nd September 2014 / 22:19

    The bride looks radiant. The groom and father of the groom look so handsome. And you look beautiful, perfectly dressed for the occasion.

  10. 3rd September 2014 / 07:31

    I adore your outfit, you look terrific. Congratulations to the happy couple I hope they have many wonderful years together. I would just like to say that as someone vertically challenged I am loving the trend for shorter length dresses.

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