Top Wedding Handbag Trends for the Mother of the Bride

Finding the right handbag can bring your whole wedding ensemble to life, so here's our pick of the top trends to help you find that show-stopping accessory.

Colour Block

Colour blocking creates a fresh, bold look and allows you to perfectly match the wedding party palette: Ideal for today's Mother of the Bride.

Pink is back in a big way for weddings – if it ever went away, that is. Many brides can’t resist adding this romantic hue to the bridal colour scheme, which gives you a perfect excuse to work this pretty shade into your look, too. Add a pop of colour to a neutral-tone outfit with a pink accent bag in a similar shade to the theme, or blush all over in a pink dress paired with a small white handbag.

Green is having a moment, whether you prefer deep emerald, fresh mint or vibrant turquoise. If you don't find it easy being green all over, an emerald bag is a great way to nod to the trend. Or to feel truly regal on your daughter's big day, go with a metallic gold or shimmering silver clutch. Choose gold for warmer tones and silver for cool ones.

Cool Clutches

With everything going on, you probably won't want to be carting an oversized bag around with you. For a look that’s sophisticated and minimalist, you can't beat a clutch handbag. These small, unfussy styles give your outfit a neat and refined look while still being big enough to carry those essentials.

Sleek satin is a popular material for Mother of the Bride clutches as it looks effortlessly glamorous: If you're wearing bold hues, a neutral shade will tie your accessories together. A patent leather clutch is equally glamorous; its glossy finish adds a hint of luxury to your look – and it's wipe-clean, too (perfect for muddy outdoor weddings or competitive buffets).

If you'd like to keep your hands free for dancing or hugging guests, select a clutch with an optional strap so you can sling it onto your shoulder when you need to.

Sparkle And Shine

A subtle dash of sparkle makes an occasion feel truly special. As the Mother of the Bride, you'll want to keep your ensemble fairly refined, but your handbag is the perfect way to add a touch of glamour. A small gold leather bag, or one with discreet golden accents can provide just the right amount of shimmer.

You don't have to stay subtle, though, if you don't want to. If the rest of your outfit is fairly low-key, you've got nothing to lose by going all-out on the sparkles with your bag. Beaded handbags up the ante on the style factor of your look or choose a sequinned design to catch the light. Add some further shine by completing your look with carefully chosen fine jewellery, and you’ll be sure to bag the award for best-dressed Mother of the Bride.