The single day we have every year that is fully dedicated to expressing our overwhelming gratitude and appreciation for our mothers, grandmothers and maternal figures, Mother’s Day is a day stamped firmly into most of our calendars. This year many of us may have hoped to spend this wonderful day in the company of our families but, as ongoing restrictions have once again interrupted the plans of many, we’ve put together a Mother’s Day Gift Guide that will help you bring a smile to her face this Sunday 14th March.
While the traditional bunch of flowers and card should never be missed, in the absence of being able to properly celebrate on Mother’s Day itself, we recommend making the day special by gifting a beautiful piece of flattering clothing alongside the promise of a belated celebratory event once lockdown restrictions have been lifted for which to wear it to.
Whether you’re looking for a warm coat that’ll keep her warm on a chilly Sunday morning walk or you’re happy to wait a couple of months before she can, once again, wear a beautiful occasion dress, we have the perfect Mother’s Day gift for older ladies at Lily Ella.
A cosy coat for a Sunday stroll
One of the few things that will be within government regulations come Mother’s Day, many of us will be stepping out for a long stroll with our mothers come Sunday 14th. Make sure she’s warm and cosy in one of our flattering coats from the Lily Ella Collection.
A beautiful coat that is suitable for both casual outings and formal occasions, the Colette coat is perfect for slow strolls through the park on a chilly Sunday morning. Made from 100% wool for a warm, luxurious feel, this tweed coat is available in a lilac colour that suits springtime exactly and features a herringbone tweed design, a dramatic funnel neck cut and chunky brown buttons.
White blouse and a sunny skirt for a garden party
If you’re happy to wait just a few weeks past Mother’s Day to begin your celebrations, small gatherings of either six people or a group of people from two households are expected to be allowed from the 29th March, just in time for a sunny garden party. Whether you’d want to organise a surprise afternoon tea spread or something more simple, ensure she has something beautiful to wear with the classic pairing of a white blouse with a springtime skirt.
Indulge her in those beautifully sunny looks by pairing the Mitford blouse with the Glanton skirt. Looking first to the kaftan style blouse, which is made of 100% cotton for a soft, luxurious feel, the Mitford white blouse features a stylish scoop notch neck, three quarter sleeves and delicate floral embroidery. In complementary shades of blue, white and purple, the floating Glanton Skirt features it’s own dramatic print which is made all the more flattering by the fit and flare cut of the skirt itself. Together, this pairing perfectly represents those warming, blue-sky days that make spring such a calming and beautiful season.
Ladies knit and trouser combination for an outdoor Sunday roast
In a short few weeks, starting from 12th April at the earliest, we will once again see the reopening of bars, pubs and restaurants for outside service and who can resist the appeal of a classic Sunday roast? Give mum, nana, grandma or whoever you’re celebrating this Mother’s Day the day off from the kitchen and head to your favourite spot for an outdoor Sunday dinner in (hopefully) the sun! Of course, if it isn’t sunny, there’s always the Mother’s Day gift of a cosy cardigan and a pair of comfortable ladies trousers to match.
The perfect Mother’s Day gift for older ladies, the Teressa cardigan is available in a washed indigo colourway and is made from 100% delightfully soft cotton. Suitable for wear in the winter as an additional cosy layer beneath a coat or styled alone to fend off those early spring chills, this stunning cable knit cardigan features a V-neck cut and mother of pearl buttons. Complete the outfit by pairing with our Veryan trousers for a slightly more formal look that is perfect for a family lunch trip.
A floral dress for an evening meal
Weather and coronavirus restrictions permitting, before long we may even see the return of the evening meal out. Of course, this will be for outside service and, with the chilly British weather, it may be necessary to keep that Teressa cardigan on standby but there’s still hope for the chance to gift a gorgeous floral dress this Mother’s Day, right in time for the 12th April.
For an elegant and flattering dress that epitomises springtime, we recommend the Neive dress. A floral print update on the classic Lily Ella stretch dress, the long Neive dress is defined by a bold colour scheme of deep blues, bright reds and balancing lighter tones of orange to soften the look. Featuring a slight v-neck and long sleeves that are ideal for the cooler days of spring, this is a show-stopping yet comfortable dress that makes a wonderful present for Mother’s Day.
Whatever your plans this Mother’s Day, whether you intend to celebrate on the day itself or you’re still looking for that perfect belated plan, truly surprise the mother figure in your life by choosing from our beautiful dress collection, cosy knitwears or fashionable accessories for ladies here at Lily Ella.
Feeling inspired? Scroll through our online pages or peruse our spring fashion catalogue to find your perfect Mothering Sunday outfit. Be it a dressy day or a casual Sunday afternoon drive out, you’ll find that special something in the Lily Ella Collection.