30 Gorgeous Mother of the Bride Dresses for Every Style and Season

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Attention mother of the bride! Your daughter's big day is fast approaching, so finding a mother of the bride dress that is flattering and stylish is top priority (and less daunting than you think!).

While your look should complement the wedding color palette, the season and the venue, you shouldn't feel restricted to traditional mother of the bride dresses. In fact, your ensemble should reflect and celebrate your personal style–and the same goes for mothers of the groom! Love allover sparkle or intricate beading? We've got plenty of that! Not keen on sleeveless dresses? We've got you covered!

Whether you'll be standing by your daughter's side at her winter black-tie wedding or at her summer backyard nuptials, we've curated the best mother of the bride dresses with every style and season in mind.

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Tadashi Shoji Off-the-Shoulder Lace Gown

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Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji

At once elegant and unexpected this Tadashi Shoji gown boasts a sophisticated and subtle off-the-shoulder neckline and a dramatic waist-cinching bow. Wear yours with minimal accessories and let the dress do all the talking.

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Pisarro Nights Beaded Mesh Dress

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 Courtesy of Nordstrom

Gray is an elegant neutral that flatters every skin tone. Beading in tones of blue, gray, and silver add dimension and sophisticated sparkle to this flattering mesh column gown.

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Reem Acra Satin-Piqué gown

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 Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

If you're looking for an elegant dress that will not only look timeless in photos but can be worn again, consider these impossibly chic Reem Acra gown. Crafted from expertly tailored satin and featuring voluminous bell sleeves, you'll be sure to stun at your daughter's wedding and all future formal events.

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BHLDN Floral Embroidered Long Sleeve Dress

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Courtesy of BHLDN

This gorgeous floral dress is for the mother of the bride who wants modest coverage, vintage-inspired flair, and a little whimsy. This fun frock from BHLDN features allover floral embroidery and a sheer tulle neckline that makes you feel covered but not too covered up.

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Lela Rose Floral Laser Cut Puff-Sleeve Gown

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Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Glide down the aisle in this stunning Lela Rose gown complete with laser-cut puff sleeves. Strategically placed seams hug and contour the body ensuring that you'll look amazing from every angle.

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BHLDN Navy Floral Appliqué Dress

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 Courtesy of BHLDN

Allover floral appliqués give this sweet tea-length dress some serious dimension and edge. If you're looking for a dress that is a little different and isn't in a bold color or a daring cut, consider appliqués in subtle and classic tones like navy and black.

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Tadashi Shoji Corded Metallic Embroidered Lace

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 Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji

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

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Naeem Khan Crochet-Trimmed Embroidered Midi Dress

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Courtesy of Net-a-Porter 

If your daughter is having a formal wedding and you're not too keen on wearing a dress that exposes your arms or if you'd just like the option of having an extra layer, go for this exquisite crochet trimmed dress and matching jacket.

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Lauren Jersey Off-the-Shoulder Gown

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Courtesy of Ralph Lauren

Dare to bare and show off those statuesque shoulders! Crafted in forgiving jersey and in a soft pretty pink tone, this gown is perfect for a less formal, springtime wedding.

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Tadashi Shoji Off-the-Shoulder Plus Size Gown

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 Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji

This allover silver sequins gown in classic navy is old Hollywood glam at it's finest. Available from petite to plus–all shapes and sizes will sparkle and shine down the aisle.

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Carolina Herrera Deep-V Embroidered Dress

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Courtesy of Farfetch

A structured dress will always be flattering, especially one that nips you at the waist like this chic frock from Carolina Herrera. Impressive beading and a dramatic neckline make this style worthy of even the fanciest of black-tie weddings.

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Rickie Freeman Zigzag Eyelet Belted Shirtdress

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 Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Dreamy soft seafoam green makes for the perfect color to wear to a summer or destination wedding. This shirt style dress is laidback but still crisp and formal.

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Pisarro Nights Beaded Sequin Gown

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Courtesy of David's Bridal

A little sparkle is a must when celebrating such a joyous occasion. This gown in midnight blue is flocked with shimmering sequins and eyecatching beadwork. Wear yours with heels in a neutral tone and delicate shoulder-grazing earrings.

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Marchesa Embroidered Blue Lace Dress

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Courtesy of Moda Operandi

We cannot get enough of this vibrant blue dress designed to leave a lasting impression. This style boasts exaggerated lace and sheer flared sleeves for a look that will stand out but not overwhelm in photos.

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Sachin & Babi Draped Satin Bodice Gown

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 Courtesy of BHLDN

For a black-tie wedding, this Sachin & Babi gown is a no brainer. A flattering and fun bow bodice meets a body-hugging and smoothing column skirt for one utterly chic ensemble.

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Alex Evenings Sequin 3/4 Sleeve Wrap Front Dress with Twist

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 Courtesy of David's Bridal

Don't be afraid to make a statement in head to toe sparkle. Whether the wedding is around the holidays or calls for a formal dress code, add some serious glitz and glam to your look in this gown adorned with allover sequins.

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Amsale Off-the-Shoulder Gown

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 Courtesy of BHLDN

At once effortless and refined, this beautifully draped gown is the perfect hue for a fall wedding. With a gentle fit at the hips, this dress is designed to flatter you in all the right places.

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Tadashi Shoji Portrait Collar Sequin Décolletage Gown

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 Courtesy of Nordstrom

For the mother of the bride looking for a statement-making look, this gown from Tadashi Shoji boasts a truly unique sequin embellished neckline. Soft off the shoulder draping meets waist-cinching pleats for an incredibly flattering fit.

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BHLDN Graphic Lace Dress

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 Courtesy of BHLDN

Remember that your dress will be seen from all angles so the back is just as important as the front. This midi dress features a stunning graphic lace back but is very modest in the front making it the perfect balance of sexy and conservative.

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Alexander McQueen Crystal-Neckline Cape-Shoulder Silk-Satin Gown

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 Courtesy of Matchesfashion

Only seriously chic MOB's need apply! This stunning gown from Alexander McQueen is for those who don't even think twice about making a bold fashion statement. Adorned with an ornate crystal collar and featuring a dramatic one-shoulder cape, this gown is an absolute must for a black-tie wedding.

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La Femme Sparkle Lace Trumpet Gown

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

Show off your décolletage in this off-the-shoulder lace and satin cocktail gown featuring an incredibly flattering wrap skirt with expertly placed ruching. A lace bodice with subtle sparkle details makes this dress feel all the more special.

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RM Richards Sequin Lace Pantsuit with Sheer Poncho

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 Courtesy of David's Bridal

If you're looking for coverage but still want to show a little skin, opt for this very affordable pantsuit with a sheer poncho. It's up to you to control the level of coverage that feels most comfortable to you.

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Badgley Mischka Multi Print Tiered Gown

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Courtesy of 11 Honoré

For MOB's headed to a destination wedding where the dress code calls for casual attire, opt for this bright and cheery Badgley Mischka gown. If this style is not formal enough for the big day, it could easily be worn to the rehearsal dinner.

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Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman Tulle Floral Lace Dress

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Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

We are picturing this beautifully embroidered midi dress at a backyard or garden wedding set amongst romantic flowers and rich greenery. Wear yours with a strappy block heel–a stylish and practical solution for an outdoor wedding.

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Social Bridesmaids V-Neck Satin Trumpet Gown

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 Courtesy of Nordstrom

Deep jewel tones are perfect for a fall or winter wedding. This V-neck trumpet gown in striking emerald complements all skin tones and pairs beautifully with gold accessories.

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Oscar de la Renta Bow-Accented Moiré Gown

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 Courtesy of Moda Operandi

For the bold and statement-making mother of bride–this one is for you! We are in love with this architectural and oversized bow guaranteed to make for stunning photos.

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Eloquii Lurex Dress with Tiered Skirt

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 Courtesy of Eloquii

Soft summer nights call for diaphanous gauzy dresses and flouncy skirts. Sheer sleeves provide just the right amount of warmth for those cool sea breezes.

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Valentino Delf-Print Guipure-Lace Cotton-Blend Midi Dress

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Courtesy of Matchesfashion

For those walking down the aisle during the summer, this lacey powder blue dress is a must. A conservative high neckline meets airy and sheer paneling for a look that is classic yet alluring.

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Talbot Runhof Ruched Stretch-Velvet Gown

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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.

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Halston Metallic Jersey Gown

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Courtesy of Bloomingdale's 

A surefire way to cinch your waist is to belt it! This shimmering number is incredibly sophisticated and put together plus its monochromatic belt is just the subtle touch you need to draw the whole look together.

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