What to wear this Mother’s Day: Our definitive guide

Posted On: Friday, February 19th, 2016 0 comments
5 styles to keep you looking sharp this Valentines Day

If, like many, you’re planning on spending some quality time with mum this Mother’s Day, it’s a good idea to dress for the occasion. Mother’s Day only comes around once a year, and while you don’t have to dress overly formal, there are plenty of ways to dress to look your best…

Floral fabrics

Mother’s Day marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring sunshine, so it’s a great time to get out your floral shirts. While florals aren’t for shy and retiring types, they are great for men wanting to embrace the season and show off their personalities. What’s more, mum is sure to love it too! Pair with denim jeans, a brown belt and brogues and you’re on to a winner.

Suggested fabrics: Hampton 306 blue , Chatsworth 80 wildberry , Hampton 303 blue


If florals aren’t quite your thing, why not consider another lively print? Ideal for a casual restaurant date, or just spending the afternoon at home with mum, prints work in just about every setting. From polka dot to geometric styles, there are plenty of prints available – and best of all they’re in fashion right now too! As they come in so many different styles and finishes they can be matched to almost any look and teamed with a relaxed, block colour blazer.

Suggested fabrics: Hampton 302 blue , Hampton 301 blue

5 styles to keep you looking sharp this Valentines Day

Checked and striped Poplins

Checks and striped shirting fabrics don’t have to be formal if they are in the right fabric or design. For example the bengal navy stripe is in a heavy weight Oxford which has lots of texture which gives it a relaxed look. The Pinpoint is also a textured cotton fabric so would work well with jeans and a casual jacket.

Suggested fabrics: King MC Red, Oxford Bengal Navy, Pinpoint PR yellow, Pinpoint PB navy

5 styles to keep you looking sharp this Valentines Day


If traditional style is more your thing, stick to the classic one-shade shirt. While you might like to stick to black, white and blue, the one-shade shirt can be as loud and adventurous as you feel. We offer fabrics in almost every colour and shade, meaning you can pick the colour that most suits your personality. Or perhaps you might like to choose something especially for mum and wear a shirt in her favourite colour.

When it comes to wearing your solid colour cotton fabric shirt, style it according to the occasion. For more formal affairs stick to black, white or blue and team with a tie or blazer; and for more relaxed affairs, at home or your local, opt for relaxed fabrics in any colour you choose.

Suggested fabrics for formal affairs: Hampton kings blue,  Hampton plain back , Cambridge plain white

Suggested fabrics for relaxed affairs: Linen plain white , Linen plain powder , Zephyr plain pink

5 styles to keep you looking sharp this Valentines Day

With over 600 fabrics to choose from we recommend you begin your shopping today to make sure your shirt gets delivered in time. We also send out free swatches of fabrics upon request – ideal for those who’re finding it tricky to decide!

For more information, help, or advice on our services, get in contact with the Acorn Fabrics team today. You can call us on 01282 698662, drop us an email at sales@acornfabrics.co.uk, or send us a tweet @acornfabrics.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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