Whether you want to buy off the rack or order one from a salon, finding a mother-of-the-bride dress that will appease your daughter, flatter your figure, and complement the wedding's vibe isn't easy. To help make the shopping process a little less stressful, consider looking to a few of your favorite celebrities for style inspiration.
Many of Tinseltown's red carpets are filled with mother-of-the-bride dress inspiration. Take Meryl Streep's 2014 Oscar look, for instance: The black-and-white Lanvin gown was sleek, stylish, and figure-flattering with its cinched waist, billowing cowl neck, and modest three-quarter length sleeve. Same goes for Julia Robert's Givenchy Couture Oscar ensemble — a deep navy blue lace peplum. The silhouette covers up any problem areas, all the while creating a svelte figure. Plus, the lace overlay on the deep V-neck makes it sultry without looking too sexy.
And no matter what kind of wedding your daughter (or son) is hosting, there's a red carpet look that will fit the dress code. Sandra Bullock's draped satin navy blue sweetheart Alexander McQueen gown at the 2014 Academy Awards is the perfect formal gown for a black tie bash. Julianne Moore's glistening gem-embellished turtleneck Tom Ford shift for the CFDA and Vogue 2013 Fashion Fund Finalists Celebration, though, is an eye-catching design for a more modern, city wedding. And Rita Wilson's blinged-out sheath at the 2014 Screen Actor's Guild awards is the ultimate glam mother-of-the-bride number for an over-the-top affair.
Click through the complete slideshow to see all of our favorite mother-of-the-bride-worthy celebrity red carpet looks and get inspired!