31 Mother of the Bride Dresses For Every Style

Because the bride is not the only one who needs a major fashion moment

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Attention mother of the bride! Your daughter's big day is fast approaching, and while you most definitely need to let the bride shine—you still want to look your best. So finding a mother of the bride dresses that is fashionable and flattering is a top priority.

While your look should no doubt complement the wedding's vibe, you shouldn't feel restricted to the traditional mother of the bride dress. In fact, your ensemble should reflect your personal style. And the same goes for mothers of the groom!

Here, the best mother of the bride dresses no matter your style, body type, or age.

Our Top Picks

Diamond Pattern Embellished Dress

mob dress

Courtesy of BHLDN

A wedding is an occasion that calls for some sparkle! Celebrate in this shimmering, crystal-embellished dress.

Mesh Slit Dress

MOB Dress

Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji

Looking for a curve-hugging dress that flatters in all the right places? Look no further! This Tadashi Shoji dress boasts well-placed ruching and an asymmetric neckline to give it some edge.

Knotted Silk-Twill Maxi Dress

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Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

A beautiful and elegant open back is the perfect match for a modest neckline. Accentuate your back by wearing your hair up and have fun with a pair of statement earrings.

French Blue Dress

MOB Dress
Courtesy of BHLDN

This off-the-shoulder satin dress is perfect for showing off your shoulders and will cinch you at the waist. Plus, the beautiful shade of blue will complement any skin tone.

Embroidered Illusion Bodice Dress

MOB Dress

 Courtesy of Nordstrom

Romantic floral details are delicately embroidered on an illusion bodice offering chic and modest coverage. This dress is available in petite and regular sizes.

Plus Size Long Beaded Kaftan

MOB Dress

Courtesy of Amazon

Just the word "Kaftan" denotes comfort and elegance. Sheer fabric is adorned with a cascading vine of sequins and beading for a very sophisticated black-tie look.

Off-The-Shoulder Stretch-Velvet Dress

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 Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

Plush velvet is not only trending in the fashion world, but it's the perfect fabric for a winter wedding. Don't think bulky when you think velvet, this stretch fabric is figure-hugging and the ruched bodice will flatter any midsection.

Powder Blue Lace Dress

Courtesy of Shopbop

This powder blue lace dress is ultra-feminine and is perfect for a summer or spring wedding. The floral lace is modern but an instant classic.

Embellished Flutter-Sleeve Dress

Courtesy of Macy's

Sparkle and shine in this all-over beaded dress. The flutter sleeves provide sheer coverage and exude glamour.

Lace Mermaid Gown with 3/4 Sleeves

Courtesy of David's Bridal

A ruched bodice and a v-neckline is about as flattering as it gets! This lace dress will elongate and slim you.

Satin Wrap Front Jumpsuit

Courtesy of Reiss

Jumpsuits are trending like crazy in bridal fashion and are the perfect dress alternative. This tailored satin jumpsuit features a wrap bodice and a stylish wide-leg pant.

Frill Fishtail Maxi Dress

Courtesy of ASOS

This Bardot frill neckline is undeniably glamorous and perfect for if you're choosing to wear your hair up. The fit is slim but smoothing.

Allover Lace Bell Sleeve Dress

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 Courtesy of Amazon

This dress boasts intricate lace and panels that draw the eye to the smallest part of your waist. This style is available in 5 sophisticated colors all ideal for a fall or winter wedding.

Satin Tie Dress

MOB Dress

Courtesy of Mango

This aqua green long sleeve dress is designed with two side slits, perfect if you want to be modest but also if you want to show a little tasteful skin.

Embellished Illusion Dress

Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

Nothing says glamour like a floor-length dress with sequins and a high front slit. This dress has it all and is body-skimming to boot!

Off Shoulder Fishtail Dress

Courtesy of Shopbop

An off-the-shoulder neckline and flared fishtail hemline will automatically flatter your waistline. Plus, the formfitting jersey is super soft and comfortable.

Lace Evening Dress with Pleated Skirt

MOB Dress

Courtesy of Eloquii

Pretty pale pink meets texture for a light and sophisticated dress perfect for a spring wedding. This gorgeous dress comes in sizes 14-28.

Navy Skirt Framed Dress

Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

This silk tie dress is demure but also a little sexy. The sheer bodice and sleeves show a little skin but will keep you warm at a fall wedding.

Foliage-Jacquard Silk-Satin Dress

MOB Dess

 Courtesy of MatchesFashion

An elegant-as-it-gets high-neck dress with beautiful knotted details on the bodice. This fresh green frock could be worn at a garden wedding or at a ballroom wedding.

Corded Embroidered Lace

MOB Dress

 Courtesy of Nordstrom

Floral motifs embroidered with metallic thread make this dress shimmer and shine. The sheer tulle neckline provides almost invisible coverage but helps to keep the bodice in place.

Lace Jacket and Tank Dress Set with Scallop Hem

Courtesy of David's Bridal

There is nothing frumpy about this jacket and tank dress set! Remove the jacket to reveal a pretty sequined scalloped dress to dance the night away in!

Sequin Lace Dress

Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji

What is more romantic than a wedding? The sheer flutter sleeves on this dress! If you're looking for a dress that is structured but has more of a loose fit, then this is the dress for you.

Lace Midi Dress

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Courtesy of Anthropologie

Be bold and experiment with color. Try bright shades, jewel tones and pastels for a departure from the classic blush and navy color-ways.

Beaded Mesh Dress

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

This color grey is a great neutral and goes with everything but this dress is anything but boring! Beading in tones of blue, grey and silver add dimension and classy sparkle.

Pleated Pale Pink Dress

Courtesy of Zara

Delicate lace and crisp pleating make for a very feminine and elegant look. The beige pink hue will suit all skin tones.

Navy Slit Sleeves Dress

Courtesy of Dessy

The bell sleeves on this dress are unique and perfect for a mild weather wedding. The draping in the front and back add interest and will flatter your shape.

Lace and Mesh Dress

Courtesy of ASOS

Lace and Swiss dots are a gorgeous combo especially when done in trendy Oxblood. The sheer paneling is also perfect for showing some subtle skin.

Off-The-Shoulder Rouched Bodice Dress

Courtesy of Amsale

This off-the-shoulder tulle overlay dress is soft and very romantic. It is offered in 20 colors so you are bound to find a color to fit any wedding theme.

One-Shoulder Cascade Flutter Stretch Mermaid Dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Not only is this dress designed with a chic front ruffle, but it is also made from scuba-like fabric, making it stretchy and figure-flattering.

Beaded Floral Embellishments Dress

Courtesy of Shopbop

It's all in the details with this dress! The soft tulle is embroidered with floral motifs and crystals, and imitation pearls line the waistband for a totally unique and glam look.

Plus Size Beaded Bodice Flutter Sleeve Chiffon Dress

MOB Dress

Courtesy of Amazon

Soft lilac is supremely romantic and flatters many skin tones. The gorgeous beading is only on the bodice and the flutter sleeves, allowing for the skirt silhouette to be smooth and flowy.

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