Top Dress Trends for Mothers of the Brides

A daughter’s wedding is the most important day in a mother’s life, so it's only fitting that she should be just as fashion-forward as the bride! Say goodbye to dull ideas about how an MOB (and MOG) should dress and enter a world of exquisite details, sophisticated silhouettes, and figure-flattering designs. Moms, these popular styles are guaranteed to make you look (and feel) gorgeous on your daughter or son's big day.

Trend #1: Pastels

Spring into style with pastels! This season, blush pinks, mint greens, seafoam blues, and pale yellows are ruling the bridal runways. MOBs, the palette possibilies are endless.

mother of the bride dresses
Left: Style J145025 from Jasmine ($415, jasminebridal.com)
Right: Style 110845 from Montage by Mon Cheri ($350, moncheribridals.com)

mother of the bride dresses
Left: Style 8906 ($399, foreverbridals.com)
Right: Style Lauria by Pronovias ($690, pronovias.us)

Trend #2: Lace

The Kate Middleton Effect on wedding gowns last season applies to mother of the bride dresses now as well. Designers have been working around-the-clock to breathe new life into this classic, everlasting trend. Try a delicate lace sleeve, which covers up while still showing some skin.

mother of the bride dresses
Left: Style D38 by Enzoani ($495, lovebyenzoani.com)
Right: Style 112909 from Montage by Mon Cheri ($538, moncheribridals.com)

mother of the bride dresses
Left: Style 29201 by Alyce ($430, alycedesigns.com)
Right: Style Linda by Pronovias ($1,120, pronovias.us)

Trend #3: Capes

A true throwback to the 70’s, capes and capelets add some vintage chic to MOB styles. These romantic designs have been spotted everywhere this spring, from bridal runways to the red carpet. Moms will wow wedding guests in these bedazzled and asymmetrical options.

mother of the bride dresses
Left: Style D1 from Enzoani ($445, lovebyenzoani.com)
Right: Style 29457 by Alyce ($370, alycedesigns.com)

mother of the bride dresses
Left: Style 29360 from Alyce ($250, alycedesigns.com)
Right: Style J145001 by Jasmine ($453, jasminebridal.com)

Trend #4: Neutrals

This timeless color palette has the ability to transcend any season and looks great in many different styles. MOB's can channel celebrities like Charlize Theron and Heidi Klum, who showed off nude gowns on the red carpet this award season. Ask the bride how she feels about this hue before you start shopping, and always view the color in person, so that you can ensure it won't be too light for her big day.

mother of the bride dresses
Left: Style 70511 by Mori Lee ($399, morilee.com)
Right: Style 29502 from Alyce ($310, alycedesigns.com)

mother of the bride dresses
Left: Style K148001 by Jasmine ($473, jasminebridal.com)
Right: Style B88 by Jovani ($340, jovani.com)

Trend #5: Tiered Skirts

Tiered skirts are an ultra-flattering way to add flare to your MOB gown, and they're available in a myriad of pretty colors and fabrics. The layers of soft chiffon drape perfectly for a dreamy, romantic look. Add a brooch to get some extra sparkle for an evening wedding.

mother of the bride dresses
Left: Style 29500 by Alyce ($290, alycedesigns.com)
Right: Style J145018 by Jasmine ($568, jasminebridal.com)

mother of the bride dresses
Left: Style 7835 by Jovani ($500, jovani.com)
Right: Dress by Private Label by G ($318, privatelabelbyg.com)

Trend #6: Sheer Sleeves

Being the mother of the bride, you can be sure you will receive a lot of attention on your daughter’s big day. It’s important to consider how much skin you want to show and what is flattering to your body type. You can't go wrong with any of these striking sleeves, which are subtly sexy and cover up any trouble spots.

mother of the bride dresses
Left: Style 7213 from Bonny ($400, bonny.com)
Right: Style 17112 from Jovani ($1,100, jovani.com)

mother of the bride dresses
Left: Style 211922 from Montage by Mon Cheri ($478, moncheribridals.com)
Right: Style 211615 from Cameron Blake by Mon Cheri ($338, moncheribridals.com)

Moms, which of these trends are you most likely to wear at your daughter or son's upcoming wedding?

 

—Jenna Rigert


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