Reassure your mom: It is possible to find a stylish, nonmatronly mother-of-the-bride dress in any price range. Inspired by the personal styles of five real moms, we've chosen dresses and accessories that any mother would be proud to wear.

"My Mom Is Classic

Since Lindsay's summer wedding had a "camp chic" dress code, her mom, Nancy, decided to collaborate with Rye, New York, designer June Weber on a smart silk shantung shirt dress. Bonus: The golden hue, three-quarter-length sleeves, and belted 1950s silhouette are very flattering.

Memo to Mom: A design like this has lots of wear-again potential. Understated accessories and flat sandals worked for Nancy's casual look, but heels and more dramatic jewelry would make it holiday-party ready.

Photo: Emilie Inc. Photography

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