Dressing the mother of the bride is no easy feat. Between the wedding planning, the bride’s dress, and all the minute details, the mother of the bride is most likely not prioritizing her look for the big day as much as she should be. That’s where we come in. When it comes to the mother of the bride, a lot is left up to interpretation due to traditions, religions, and personal style preferences, of course. We can’t tell you what is right and wrong to wear on the big day, but we can show you the dresses we love within each popular wedding dress code.
Hopefully, after scrolling through everything from black tie to garden attire, you’ll at least get a gist of the kinds of dresses that fit each bill. Whether you’re the kind of mother of the bride who wants just as much attention as your daughter or you're simply looking to blend in, we have just the dress for you, I’m sure of it. Ahead, scroll through our curation of the best mother of the bride dresses for every popular wedding dress code.
Tadashi Shoji Mock Neck Embroidered Mesh Bodice Gown ($388)
Can we talk about this embroidered mesh neck, though?
Talbot Runhof Ruched Lurex Gown ($1895)
The ruched waist and neckline are so flattering.
Rachel Gilbert Wanda Sequin-Embellished Georgette Gown ($2099)
Fit for a red carpet (or an aisle).
Monique Lhuillier Chantilly One Shoulder Gown ($4595)
This dress is sheer perfection. Get it?
Maria Lucia Hohan Sylvia Dress ($1355)
Is there any more romantic than a blush tone for a wedding?
Norma Kamali One-Shoulder Stretch-Jersey Gown ($280)
Simple and chic.
JS Collections Embroidered Mock Two-Piece Gown ($348)
Such beautiful beading and embroidery on this number.
Eloquii Keyhole Neckline Gown ($95)
This hemline is to die for.
Bernadette Antwerp Judy Satin Maxi Dress ($950)
For the bold mother of the bride.
A.w.a.k.e Non Twin Dress ($1140)
This dress has a cool and modern feel to it.
Victoria Beckham Lace Tabbard Midi Dress ($1690)
Leave it to Victoria Beckham to make a striking cocktail dress.
Zero + Maria Cornejo Tasmeen Wrap Dress ($1395)
Marchesa Notte Puff Sleeve Sequin Floral Dress ($795)
So timeless and classy.
Deitas Hermine Gathered Silk-Satin Maxi Dress ($1000)
A striking silhouette and a gorgeous shade.
Rixo Tyra Dress ($560)
Rebecca de Ravenel Patio Belted Ruffled Floral-Print Silk-Blend Twill Maxi Dress ($1580)
One word: Wow.
Bernadette Norma Floral-Print Satin Skirt ($590)
The subtle way to incorporate florals into your look.
Shop the matching Norma Floral-Print Silk Crepe de Chine Blouse ($640).
The Vampire's Wife Hummingbird Ruffled Satin-Jacquard Midi Dress ($518)
This dress hits the perfect midi length.
Andres Otalora Stelling Maxi Dress ($1700)
This shade of green is one to love.
Staud Panier Ruched Gingham Seersucker Midi Dress ($295)
A simple dress with an eye-catching ruched detailing.
Saloni Annie Floral-Print Silk-Satin Maxi Dress ($795)
This dress will be the life of the party, easily.
Tanya Taylor Dita Dress ($645)
Surely you can picture yourself on a beach somewhere in this.
Maggie Marilyn Take A Bite Dress ($485)
The color of our dreams.
Rotate Birger Christensen Asymmetric Ruffled Floral-Print Crepe Wrap Dress ($460)
The sleeve detailing has me in awe.
Caroline Constas Lonnie Dress ($840)
Destination weddings are made for fun dresses like this one.
Norma Kamali Sweetheart Side Drape Dress ($155)
We love how minimal yet sleek this dress is, don't you agree?
Self-Portrait Floral Maxi Dress - ($408)
You can wear this dress long after the wedding is over.
Emilia Wickstead Belted Wool-Crepe Midi Dress ($1075)
Something straight out of Kate Middleton's closet.
Brock Collection Pelagia Floral-Print Corseted Midi Dress ($1510)
You can never go wrong with a floral dress for a wedding.
Tahari Tie Waist Cap Sleeve Sheath Dress ($92)
Add some jewels and a pair of strappy sandals, and you're set.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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