31 Mother of the Bride Dresses You Can Buy Right Now

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

Updated 07/03/19

Photo by Olivia Rae James

Attention mothers of the bride! Your daughter's big day is fast approaching, and while you most definitely need to let the bride shine, your child's wedding day is one of the most important events in your life. So make sure to mark the moment by choosing mother of the bride dresses that are fashionable and flattering.

While your look should no doubt complement the wedding's vibe, mothers of the bride aren't restricted to traditional mother of the bride dresses. In fact, your ensemble should reflect your personal style. And the same goes for mothers of the groom! (Just make sure to run your outfit choice by the bride, first.)

From trendy ensembles and elegant gowns to designs featuring sequins, lace, and graphic metallics, we found several stylish and fresh looks for every kind of mother of the bride.

But we didn't rule out more conservative creations either: Foster your confidence with a long-sleeve lace gown or three-quarter ruched sheath. Ruching on the bodice, after all, is one surefire way to find a flattering fit. A few other ways to flaunt your figure? Cinched waistlines, ruffled layers, and silhouette details like longer sleeve-lengths and necklines that run straight across the chest will show off your shape, while at the same time hiding any problem areas you don't want to be seen.

To help you look your best on your daughter's big day, we found 31 mother-of-the-bride dresses you can buy right now. So, what are you waiting for? Get shopping! We promise you'll find a mother of the bride dress that will earn yours and the bride's style seal of approval.

01 of 31

BHLDN Camryn Dress in French Blue

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $280

02 of 31

Yaura Frill Fishtail Maxi Dress

Courtesy of ASOS

SHOP NOW: ASOS, was $174, now $121.50

03 of 31

Floral Jacquard Midi Dress

Courtesy of & Other Stories

SHOP NOW: & Other Stories, $119

04 of 31

Norma Kamali Off Shoulder Fishtail Dress

Courtesy of Shopbop

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $295

05 of 31

Satin Tie Dress

Courtesy of Mango

SHOP NOW: Mango, $119.99

06 of 31

Bias Slip Dress

Courtesy of Anthropologie

07 of 31

Nightway V-Neck Ruched Lace Mermaid Gown with 3/4 Sleeves

Courtesy of David's Bridal

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $179.95

08 of 31

"Rita" Satin Wrap Front Jumpsuit

Courtesy of Reiss

SHOP NOW: Reiss, $370

09 of 31

Pisarro Nights Embellished Mesh Dress

Courtesy of Nordstrom

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $238

10 of 31

Long Sleeve Lace Sheath Dress

Courtesy of J.Crew

SHOP NOW: J.Crew, was $248, now $169.99

11 of 31

ZAC Zac Posen "Cristina" Long Sleeve Dress

Courtesy of Nordstrom

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $990

12 of 31

Marchesa Notte Lace-trimmed Embroidered Point d'esprit Tulle

Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

SHOP NOW: Net-A-Porter, $795

13 of 31

"April"

Courtesy of Watters

SHOP NOW: Watters, from $285

14 of 31

Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman Skirt Framed Dress

Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

SHOP NOW: Saks Fifth Avenue, $500

15 of 31

Adrianna Papell Embellished Illusion Dress

Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, $329

16 of 31

Jump Lace Jacket and Tank Dress Set with Scallop Hem

Courtesy of David's Bridal

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $119.95

17 of 31

"Pandora" Dress

Courtesy of Galvan

SHOP NOW: Galvan, $1,535

18 of 31

"Hadfield" Mesh Slit Dress

Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji

SHOP NOW: Tadashi Shoji, $368

19 of 31

"Corvus" Sequin Lace Dress

Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji

SHOP NOW: Tadashi Shoji, $568

20 of 31

Metallic Thread Asymmetric Dress

Courtesy of Zara

SHOP NOW: Zara, $89.90

21 of 31

Adrianna Papell Embellished Flutter-Sleeve Dress

Courtesy of Macy's

SHOP NOW: Macy's, $349

22 of 31

Vone Dashing Lace Midi Dress

Courtesy of Anthropologie

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $220

23 of 31

Shoshanna "Talor" Dress

Courtesy of Shopbop

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $398

24 of 31

Pleated Dres

Courtesy of Zara

SHOP NOW: Zara, $69.90

25 of 31

Style 09 Stretch Mikado with Lace Appliques

Courtesy of Pronovias

SHOP NOW: Pronovias

26 of 31

Style JP1020LS Jenny Packham Dress

Courtesy of Dessy

SHOP NOW: Dessy, $313

27 of 31

ASOS DESIGN Lace and Mesh Dress

Courtesy of ASOS

SHOP NOW: ASOS, was $119, now $47.50

28 of 31

"Shane" Off the Shoulder Rouched Bodice Dress

Courtesy of Amsale

SHOP NOW: Amsale, $270

29 of 31

Talbot Runhof Lobata Cape-effect Metallic Satin Dress

Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

SHOP NOW: Net-A-Porter, $1,675

30 of 31

Needle & Thread "Magdalena" Dress

Courtesy of Shopbop

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $569

31 of 31

Jessica Howard One Shoulder Cascade Flutter Stretch Mermaid Dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $149.95

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