5 Chic Mother of the Bride Dresses and How to Style Them


The day your daughter gets married will undoubtedly be one of the biggest celebrations of your life, so, looking the part is a necessity. You'd never steal attention away from the bride, but that doesn't mean you have to look anything less than impossibly chic and radiant. Long are the days of the standard, mother-of-the-bride dresses that were overly-embellished and frumpy. Now, you can show off your flair for fashion in a design that is expertly-tailored, fun, and legitimately makes you feel good. Here, five chic styles you can buy right now, and the accessories to pair them with.


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1. Reconsider ruffles and make elegance look effortless with this gorgeous gown. Wear your hair off of your neck and your décolletage bare to really let the number's sweetheart neckline play centerstage. And these Art-Deco inspired earrings will take the entire thing up a notch: glamorous and statement-making, though not so attention-stealing that they take anything away from your dress. Strapless Contrast Ruffle Gown, $670, Badgley Mischka available at Saks Fifth Avenue & Reflection Pave Montana Glass Crystal Drop Earrings, $340, Lulu Frost available at Lane Crawford

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2. Sophistication is on the menu with this off-the-shoulder jumpsuit. Accent it with a crystal-adorned necklace and channel one of your favorite of-the-moment style trends. Catarina Pantsuit, $240, Misha Collection available at Misha Collection & Debutante Crystal Necklace, $260, CA&LOU available at Saks Fifth Avenue


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3. Opt for unabashed femininity and go for pink when clad in this rosy, floral-embroidered dress. Anchor it with simplicity by wearing a classic pair of ankle-strap sandals. Pink Floral-Embroidered Halter-Neck Dress, $2,495, Lela Rose available at Neiman Marcus & Jane Ankle Strap Sandals, $695, Saint Laurent available at Nordstrom


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4. This shimmering textured number is timeless in silhouette, but modern in embellishment and details—thanks to its flash of leg at the front and studded belt. Choose a sparkling bracelet to add an extra dose of charm: you won't need much more than that. Sleeveless Collared Belted Gown, $1,295, Carmen Marc Valvo available at Neiman Marcus & Signature Crystal Genuine Swarovski Bracelet, $150, 1928 Jewelry available at Amazon


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5. Go retro-inspired with a dress fit for a Hollywood siren. Inject some sparkle with a festive glitter clutch. A pair of simple, pointed-toe pumps will complete the look perfectly. Floral Placement Print Wiggle Dress, $90, ASOS Occasion available at ASOS & Glitter Minaudiere, $58, Glint available at Nordstrom

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