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While blush is always a classic choice for a mother of the bride outfit, if you’re looking for a color that feels a little more glamorous and eye-catching, consider rose gold. This luminous and warm shade has lent its metallic sparkle to everything from jewelry to shoes and has proven to be just as timeless as gold and silver. Even better? Rose gold looks radiant on every skin tone and is perfect for gracing the aisle at any type of wedding.
When it comes to shopping for rose gold mother of the bride dresses, there's a wide range of styles, silhouettes, and shades to choose from. If you’re feeling adventurous, opt for dazzling sequin gowns in a deep shade of copper pink. Looking for something more traditional? A-line dresses in soft blush with rose gold accents are undeniably romantic and flattering. And since rose gold is infused with a beautiful metallic sheen, it's the perfect transition shade to take you from day to night.
Read on for the best rose gold mother of the bride dresses for every season, body type, and budget.
Most Lightweight: Adrianna Papell Metallic Mesh Drape A-Line Gown
This dreamy gown is crafted from lightweight fabric, making it the perfect pick for a spring or summer wedding. The sheer sleeves offer some coverage while the gentle front slit allows you to walk (and dance!) easily.
Best Mini: Needle & Thread Mirabelle Sequin Mini Dress
Short and flirty, mini dresses are great for warm-weather weddings—and for showing off your legs! This pretty number from Needle & Thread is perfect for taking you from the aisle to the after-party.
Best Long Sleeves: Mac Duggal Shimmer Sequin Long Sleeve Faux Wrap Dress
Sparkle from head to toe in this gorgeous sequin midi dress. The faux-wrap silhouette is universally flattering and the gathered waist makes for an elegant finishing touch.
Most Glamorous: Alex Evenings Embellished-Lace Embroidered Illusion Gown & Shawl
What could be more elegant than this rose gold gown from Alex Evenings? Plus, this particular style comes with a matching shawl perfect for covering your shoulders or fending off light breezes.
Best for Petite MOBs: Adrianna Papell Petite Beaded Gown with Flutter Sleeves
Designed with petite MOBs in mind, this showstopping dress is a winning choice for any formal affair. The flowing silhouette is comfortable yet elegant, and the illusion scoop neckline is timeless.
For a Summer Wedding: Oleg Cassini High-Neck Glitter A-Line Gown with Keyholes
For a summer wedding, keep it easy and breezy in a sleeveless silhouette. This effortlessly elegant design from Oleg Cassini can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
For a Daytime Wedding: Alex Evenings Sequin Lace Plus Size Sheath with Cap Sleeves
This short lace dress is a stylish option for an intimate celebration like a backyard wedding or courthouse nuptials. We also love this look for a casual daytime wedding.
Most Sparkly: Retrofete Sequined Gown
Searching for the perfect party-ready look? This leg-baring number, in all over sequins, was definitely designed for the MOB with a daring sense of fashion. Keep accessories simple—this shimmering gown does all the talking.
Best Subtle Color: Emilia Wickstead Metallic-Jacquard Sleeveless Gown
Looking for a subtle take on rose gold? This flattering wrap dress offers the perfect amount of metallic pink sparkle, and pairs beautifully with simple or statement-making accessories.
Best Flowing Skirt: Maria Lucia Hohan Pleat Panelled Gown
If you're looking for a dress with some movement, you can't go wrong with this stunning style. The pleated and flowing skirt moves when you move, and the luminous fabric will shimmer in every photo.
Most Figure-Flattering: Tadashi Shoji Off-the-Shoulder Lace Dress
This curve-hugging gown features a sexy decolletage-baring neckline, and intricate rose gold embroidery that really pops against the blush lining. Wear yours with shoulder-dusting earrings and strappy sandals to complete the shimmering silhouette.
Best Pattern: Marchesa Notte Sequin Embellished Gown
For a nature-inspired wedding, this floral print gown is a stunning option. Plus, the tie waist, elongating skirt slit, and flutter sleeves are ever so flattering.
Most Simple: Jenny Yo Bias-Cut Gown
Glide down the aisle in this liquid satin dress from Jenny Yoo. The pin-thin straps will highlight your shoulders beautifully and the body-skimming bias-cut ensures a flattering fit.
For a Formal Wedding: Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman Jacquard Side Drape Overlay Gown
Turn heads in this dazzling gown featuring a high neckline, demure cap sleeves, and an eye-catching draped side overlay. We love it with statement-making accessories for a formal affair.
What to Look For in a Rose Gold Mother of the Bride Outfit
Once considered a trendy color, rose gold has become just as timeless and popular as gold and silver. However, not all rose gold shades are created equal. In fact, rose gold comes in a wide range of shades boasting undertones of light-catching copper or pale pink and light gold, making it a flattering color for every complexion. When it comes to shopping for a rose gold mother of the bride dress, make sure to keep in mind the dress code and theme of the wedding, as well as the season. For example, MOBs attending a black-tie wedding in the winter should consider full-length gowns with dazzling embellishments while casual summer weddings call for short or tea-length silhouettes crafted from shimmering rose gold silk or lightweight lace.
What is rose gold?
What colors go well with rose gold?
Like gold and silver, rose gold is a neutral shade that pairs well with a myriad of colors like jewel tones, pastels, and bold brights like fuchsia.
Is rose gold flattering on most skin tones?
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