John Lewis’s bestselling mother of the bride dress is seriously pretty

If you’re on the hunt for a mother of the bride out with a difference, John Lewis & Partners has got just the thing. The brand has revealed its bestselling mother of the bride dress of 2019 so far, and it’s a seriously pretty floral design that will ensure that you stand out from the crowd for all of the right reasons.

The Fenn Wright Manson Coral Reef Dress is a sleeveless, tailored design with a sleek silhouette, but it’s taken from simple classic to statement piece with the addition of a burst of vibrant florals in blues, reds and pinks; a palette inspired a coral reef.

John Lewis mother of the bride dress
John Lewis & Partners

‘Easily matching with your favourite pair of heels, try it with golden metallic jewellery to give you that extra touch of sass,’ John Lewis suggests.

The appeal of the cotton-blend dress lies the simplicity of its flattering fit, which comes courtesy of its shape-enhancing darts, soft cotton blend and seamed waist. This, plus the striking print and lovely colours, have created a clear recipe for summer wedding success.

A spokesperson confirmed the popularity of the piece to Good Housekeeping, explaining: ‘Tailored dresses remain popular with placement florals adding vibrancy to mother of the bride outfits. This Fenn Wright Manson dress is our bestselling version.’

John Lewis mother of the bride dress
John Lewis & Partners

Fenn Wright Manson Coral Reef Dress, £199, John Lewis & Partners

‘Overall, we have seen pastels as a big trend for spring/summer 2019, and this is reflected in our offering of mother of the bride outfits.’

The dress is available in sizes 8-18 and priced at £199, so it’s not a budget option, but unusually expensive for an outfit for a special occasion. And of course, you don’t have to be a mother of the bride to pick it for an upcoming big day – whether you’re a family member, a guest or even a bridesmaid, it wouldn’t look out of place at any celebration.