7 Gorgeous Mother of the Bride Dresses
You’ve imagined this day since she was a toddler: Your little girl it getting married! You've been busy helping her with all of the details–picking ceremony flowers, planning the meu, shopping for the tropical honeymoon, finding the perfect dress. Speaking of the dress, there is one last thing to take care of: you! As mother of the bride, you’re expected to toe the line between looking picture-perfect for all the photo opts to come, while not being too over-the-top as to distract from the main attraction. Traditionally, the mother of the bride has worn tones of beige. These days, the rules are loosening and some fashion-forward ladies are opting for shades of blush, gray, silver, and gold. First and foremost, check with your daughter becaue the bride might have a preference. If she’s open to it, try on a few shades outside of the traditional mother of the bride box.
Brocade Fit-and-Flare with a High-Low Hem
The sheen of this brocade fabric ups the ante, and the asymmetrical hemline updates a classic cut. This dress strikes just the right balance of old time romance and modern glamour.
Buy It: Eva Franco Zander Metallic Brocade Hi-Low Party Dress, $218; dillards.com
Chiffon and Sequin Crewneck Gown
Weddings call for romance, and this ethereal dress delivers just the right vibe.
Buy It: Adrianna Papell Beaded Mesh Gown, $318; nordstrom.com
Lattice Shift with A Cap Sleeve
A forgiving silhouette paired with extra coverage on the upper arm make this dress flattering for any body type. There's just enough sparkle to make it feel special, but not enough to risk outshining the bride.
Buy It: Laundry by Shelli Segal Sequined Lattice Shift Dress, $295; lordandtaylor.com
Lace Overlay Long Sleeve Dress
This nude number is great for year-round weddings. We love the sheer details in the shirt and grosgrain waist band.
Buy It: Tadashi Shoji Lace Overlay Dress, $238; nordstrom.com
Embellished Blush Sheath
Elegant, modern, and fashion-forward, this sheath is a tailored take on the usual sequin cocktail dress. The sleeve and slimming waist belt give it the Jackie ‘O glammed up style.
Buy It: Celia Belted Sequin Dress, $298; usa.frenchconnection.com
Gold and Blush Jacquard Pleated Party Dress
This dress is all about the subtle detail: inverted box pleats for extra volume, tone-on-tone shades of rosy gold metallic and blush, and center-front seamline.
Buy It: Aidan Mattox Floral Jacquard Cocktail Dress, $265; saksfifthavenue.com
V-Neck Sequin Dress
All sequin dresses are not created equally. This one with a below-the-knee hem, and sultry deep-v, is far more sophisticated than the average sparkly dress.
Buy It: Dress the Population Casey Sequin V-Neck Dress, $275; bloomingdales.com