John Charles Mother of the Bride Dresses and Evening Occasionwear Outfits

John Charles (London) Ladies Evening and Occasionwear Outfits
Three time award winner of the ‘Best Occasionwear Collection' 2009, 2010, 2011
Founder member of The Bridal Buyer Awards 'Hall of Fame' in 2012.

The JOHN CHARLES Spring 2014 Collection
The John Charles Spring 2014 Collection is in store now.

One of the oldest British ladies evening, mother of the bride and occasion wear fashion houses, John Charles (London) is a reference for glamour and sophistication. Since inception in 1958 the brand has dressed some of the worlds most stylish and influential women, being described as a 'woman's best kept secret'.

Enduring glamour has always been a hallmark of John Charles occasionwear and the Spring / Summer 2013 collection is no exception with a stunning range of suits and luxury eveningwear. Taking inspiration directly from the sixties glitterati, John Charles has focused on smart tailoring and chic detailing.

In particular creative director Regine Ellis (pictured left) and her team have looked at the classic style of Jackie Kennedy, a major icon of the era whose style revolutionised smartwear. This distinctive look has been fused with some subtle pastel shades, distinctive animal prints and striking florals perfect for the summer evenings.

Pastel shades, distinctive animal prints and sweet florals – perfect for a summer evening.

Pale pinks and dusty blues have been interwoven into the striking patterns, classical creams and ivories have been pivotal also within the colour palette to create the tailored coats and jackets - nipping in at the waist creating a naturally feminine shape. John Charles has woven a range of delicate, hand crafted lace pieces onto bodices, knee-length dresses and jackets. Adding to the brands already large variety of fabrics they have also included tweeds, new dupions and twill continuing their signature for internationally sourced and luxury textiles. Flexibility has always been a key belief of the brand offering stunning outfits perfect for the day that can also carry you through into the evening.

Three time best occasionwear winner at the Bridal Buyer awards John Charles is continuing to push the boundaries of modern occasionwear through its distinctive style, social networking and recent press through celebrity fans. A Royal favourite, Vivien Sheriff – the fashion world is abuzz with this British milliner. John Charles has collaborated with Vivien Sheriff to produce a distinctive collection of hats, headpieces and fascinators to complement his award winning occasionwear and they can be viewed in the images displayed below.

John Charles Spring 2014 Collection

John Charles Spring 2014 # 25689
# 25689 - £730

Silver print dress & bolero

Hat style VV122 £195

John Charles Spring 2014 # 25696
# 25696 - £560

Antique embroidered dress & bolero

Hat style VV119  £310

John Charles Spring 2014 # 25725
# 25725 - £840

Powder Blue / Silver Print Dress & Jacket

Hat style  VV124 £245

John Charles Spring 2014 # 25732
# 25732 - £640

Ocean Lace Dress & Bolero

Hat style VV126 £110

John Charles Spring 2014 # 25744
# 25744 - £415

Stunning White Dress with Hot Pink/Citrus Floral Print

John Charles Spring 2014 # 25746
# 25746 - £730

Wisteria Lace Dress & Bolero

Hat style VV123 £240

John Charles Spring 2014 # 25749
# 25749 - £840

3 piece Suit in Thistle with with Full Length skirt, Print Cami and Bolero

John Charles Spring 2014 # 25757
# 25757 - £785

Tulip Print Dress With Bolero

Hat style VV120 £255

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John Charles Autumn 2013 Collection

John Charles Autumn 2013 # 25607
John Charles
# 25607 - £695

Champagne Dress & Jacket with pearl detail

John Charles Autumn 2013 # 25611
John Charles
# 25611 - £730

Antique plum lace dress with delicate beaded waistline & matching bolero.
Midi Hat: VV113 - £240

John Charles Autumn 2013 # 25620
John Charles
# 25620 - £835

Silver dress with delicate lace and bead detail & matching jacket.
Hat: VV115 - £295

John Charles Autumn 2013 # 25633
John Charles
# 25633 - £895

Antique Gold dress & bolero
Hat: VV112 - £295

John Charles Autumn 2013 # 25660
John Charles
# 25660 - £670

Seamist 3 piece suit with delicate vintage look lace trim.




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John Charles Spring / Summer 2013 Collection


John Charles Spring 2013 # 25503
John Charles
# 25503 - £695

Blossom Print Dress with pleated waistline detail and Lilac Bolero with print turn back cuff
Hat: VV105 - £215

John Charles Spring 2013 # 25547
# 25547
 £840 £499 

Carnation print layered Dress and Bolero with turn back print collar and cuff
Hat: VV107 - £245


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