Whether you're ordering from a salon, buying straight off the rack, or going the custom-made route, finding a mother-of-the-bride dress that will your earn your daughter (or daughter-in-law's) seal of approval is no small task. Add in the stress find something figure flattering, that complements the wedding style, and that you actually like and it's no surprise you're understandably overwhelmed.
Luckily, there are tons of celebrities who exude just the classic and refined style that you'd expect from a mother of the bride — and we rounded up our favorite 15 red carpet gowns courtesy of Hollywood's finest to help get you inspired for your big shopping trip.
From Meryl Streep's elegant, formal style to Julia Robert's sexy looks, we found options from fun to formal, so you'll be able to find a dress, no matter what type of wedding your child is hosting. For an ultra-glamorous, black-tie affair, take note of Rita Wilson's shimmering silver sheath or Sandra Bullock's body-hugging navy blue gown. For something more casual, look to Brooke Shields in a classy, knee-length gold-and-tweed cocktail dress that would be perfect for an outdoor reception. Feeling traditional? Viola Davis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Emma Thompson all stepped out in gowns in an array of colors that are perfect for the demure MOB.
Ready to start planning your own wedding-day look?