Can your mum wear white on your big day?

Wedding guests are not allowed to wear white. That’s the rule. But when traditions are getting ditched left, right and centre is it not high time we binned this one?

Bridesmaids in white look ultra chic, while a bride and her mum in complimentary pale ensembles looks positively angelic. Just ask Solange Knowles, whose mum Tina sported a heavenly floor-length ice white dress with long sleeves at her big day (and Tina decked the whole squad out in white for her own wedding six months later).

There’s never been more mother-of-the-bride outfits available in pale-and-interesting tones such as cream, ivory and white, while some of occasionwear’s biggest names – including John Charles and Ian Stuart – have brought wearing white into the mainstream for MOBs and MOGs.

Elegant pearl-hued outfits have been spotted in prominent mother-of-the-bride collections for the last few years, but they are sometimes passed over by boutiques and shoppers alike, for fear that a white MOB get-up is too daring, attention-seeking or out there. Don’t dismiss what could be your perfect outfit for a fear of what other people will think. If the bride okays – or even encourages – it then grab a few pale and interesting-toned wildcards to try on during your next shopping trip!

Here’s our white edit from the 2016 collections:

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