We Found 49 Perfect Mother-of-the-Bride Dresses

Updated 07/23/14

Congrats! Your daughter (or son) is getting married! It's a big day for your child, but it's also a monumental occasion for you as well, which means you should look your very best. And while we're sure you're wrapped up in helping your daughter make wedding decisions, it's time to start thinking about yourself — at least for a little bit.

When selecting an outfit for such an important event, mothers of the bride should choose something that's their signature, whether it be a fabric in a favorite color or a dress by a tried-and-true designer. Also, remember comfort is key.

To help, we found 49 of the most fabulous (and flattering!) dresses for mothers of the bride. Want to flaunt your toned arms you've been working so hard on sculpting? We found tons of gorgeous strapless options. Want something with more coverage? There are plenty of long-sleeve dresses that are fashionable and not one bit frumpy. The trick is to pick one asset you want to highlight and cover the areas you want to hide with draping or ruching.

That being said, you also want to make sure your dress coordinates with the overall color scheme of the wedding. Plus, don't forget: Talk to the mother of the groom. You two don't have to be matchy-matchy, but you do want to complement each other.

Ready to start shopping? Click through our slideshow to see stylish mother-of-the-bride dresses you can buy right now!

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