Susan is modelling one of my Mother of the Bride outfits.

The dress is made in a beautiful blue french leavers lace and ivory silk crepe. The jacket shrug is made using a matching silk crepe satin and features lace detail on the cuffs and a pearl and diamanté brooch.

Choose a simple design in an exquisite luxury fabric to celebrate all of your best features and give you that confidence boost. The design of this dress is soft, floaty and drapes beautifully. Seam and dart detailing on the bodice is great for creating a flattering silhouette. Necklines are important too, so choose a scoop neck which is not too low. If you are tall, like Susan, it’s all about balancing your outfit, a dress with a cinched in waist and round neckline will accentuate your fabulous figure. Avoid a tall hat, instead choose a style with a wide brim.

If you are sensitive about your arms, a jacket or bolero makes for a chic and stylish look that will not compromise confidence, comfort or elegance.

Photographs taken at The Old Town Hall, Chelsea