Your daughter’s wedding is a joyous and exciting day, and as the Mother of the Bride (MOB), you know that among other things, you have to look your absolute best on her big day, since you’ll also be receiving attention.
While the focus is your daughter, what to put on as the mother of the bride is one of the biggest decisions, too.
Here, we put together top mother of the bride outfits to suit all styles and easily fit in with everyone’s budget.
Whether you intend to up the wow factor, slightly tone it down, or perfectly fit in with the bridal’s wedding party color scheme, there’s something ideal for every mother of the bride in this edit.
Best Plus Size Mother of the Bride Dresses
If you’re out shopping for the perfect plus size mother of the bride dress that isn’t frumpy, the key here is to avoid hiding your curves. Instead, take time to find a gown that accentuates your best features while flattering your body shape! This will leave you looking self-assured instead of covered up.
For the best plus size of the mother dresses to wear on your daughter’s special day, you may want to consider the following:
One Shoulder Bodycon Dress Wrap Hem Belted Cocktail Midi Dress
The One-Shoulder Bodycon Gown is one of the best plus size mother of the bride dress that is endlessly elegant and undoubtedly flattering for any curvy figure. The dark hunter green is ideal for an evening event or a cold weather wedding ceremony.
For the perfect look, you may want to style this forest-inspired outfit with shoulder-skimming earrings to draw some extra attention or look to that asymmetrical neckline.Check Price
V Neck Sequin Tulle A-Line Dress
Are you looking for the best plus size gown for a universally flattering fit? If that’s the case, you may want to opt for a V Neck Sequin Tulle A-Line hued gown. This dress is universally flattering and classy in color, making it one of the best plus size MOB dresses.
There’s more to this MOB gown, its shimmery fabric, alongside gorgeous romantic ruffle details being other attractive features. Totally flattering, super trendy, and slightly whimsical, it’s a no brainer!Check Price
Double V-Neck Maxi Navy Dress
Do you find all the embellishments and frills of traditional gowns not your thing? No problem! With a simple double V-neck maxi mother of the bride dress, rest assured that you’re good to go. With a modern halter neckline, alongside a fitted silhouette, you’ll bring out both a minimalist and timeless look.
With a double V-neck maxi mother of the bride navy dress, you can also have fun with your accessories. You can brighten up this dress with a pair of colorful heels or a sparkly clutch!Check Price
Mother of the bride dresses that make you look thinner
Have you gained a few pounds lately but still want to look fabulous and feel your absolute best on your daughter’s special day? Among other things, finding a dress that will flatter your figure, while making you feel confidential is essential.
When shopping for a mother of the bride dress that make you look thinner, ensure that you choose the right silhouette. The right silhouette plays a vital role in enhancing your shape, making you look slimmer naturally.
Besides the silhouette, color and fabric choices are also vital for bringing out a slimming effect. Dark colors such as deep plum and navy, monochromatic looks, alongside texture and structure will further bring out the slimming effect.
For a slimmer look, you may want to try the following dresses:
Embellished Tiered Sequin Jacket Dress
Are you finding it hard losing weight but hoping to look slim and elegant on your daughter’s wedding? If that’s the case, you may want to try putting on an embellished tiered sequin jacket dress to achieve that slimmer look.
The few tiers on the dress fall nicely over each other, with the sparkly neckline accenting the décolletage, to make the dress look even classier. Even better, the matching light jacket adds some slight elegance to the look.Check Price
One Size Beaded Empire Waist Gown
The one size empire waist gown can be unflattering, especially if your belly is slightly protruding. However, if you have less than three to four inches of tummy, this MOB dress can work wonders in making your shape appear slimmer.
Most importantly, they’re highly comfortable, so don’t have to be worried about being squeezed to death in Spanx the entire day. Almost all empire waist dresses start the skirt under the bust, meaning you don’t have to trouble yourself about your waistline.Check Price
Petite Faux Wrap Long Dress W/Flutter Sleeve
Wrap dresses are ideal if you want to achieve a slimmer look, and you’ll find the petite faux wrap long dress w/flutter sleeve ideal. First, this wrap dress feature many details, which draws the eye up. And while this does emphasize your bust, on the other hand, it de-emphasizes your belly too.
Secondly, wrap dresses such as the petite faux wrap long dress w/flutter sleeve usually have a flared skirt, and when combined with the wrap effect on the front, it can do a big deal in hiding your tummy. However, this outfit won’t give you an hourglass effect unless you try pairing it with a corset.Check Price
Mother of the bride dresses that hide belly
If you are like most women, you’d want to look stunning on your daughter’s special wedding day. Above all, you want to feel beautiful and confident in front of your family and friends – and more importantly, before the eyes of your daughter. But there’s one big obstacle on your way: Your tummy.
While it’s always vital to be comfortable and confident in your own skin, you may not be able to feel that way, especially if your belly is somewhat huge. Fortunately, though, you can find MOB dresses that can help you hide your belly/tummy.
Here are the best mother of the bride dresses that can help you hide your belly while gracing your daughter’s special day:
Tea Length MOB Chiffon
Tea-length dress is the perfect choice for the mother of the bride who wants to hide her belly while feeling fabulous and comfortable. If you have long legs or wish to show some skin while directing attention away from your tummy, you’ll find a tea-length dress ideal for you.
Even better, there’s no need to worry regarding wardrobe malfunctions either. Tea lengths are ideal as they help in covering just enough to ensure there aren’t any issues with exposure at your daughter’s special occasion.Check Price
Halter Neck Sleeveless Long Maxi Dress
Maxi dresses lately turning out to be a popular style known for their long, flowing design with a comfortable and relaxed fit. For the mother of the bride who wants to hide her tummy, a maxi dress, such as the Halter Neck sleeveless long maxi is the best choice. To enhance your look check, explore our decent range of shoes to wear with maxi dress.
Maxi dresses are perfect for hiding the belly since the loose doesn’t cling to the tummy area. Additionally, the high waistline of these dresses help in drawing attention to the upper body, thereby balancing out the overall look. With a good match of shoes to wear with a maxi dress, be ready to stun the guests with your look.Check Price
Petite mother of the bride dresses
Here are the best petite mother of the bride dresses that you may want to try:
Two Piece Dress with Lace Jacket
Formal and black-tie wedding ceremonies, especially during warmer months can feel impossible for you to dress for. As the mother of the bride, you want to look elevated and elegant without dying of heat all day, and that’s where a two-piece dress with lace jacket gown comes in!
Breathable, totally timeless, and glamorous, this petite MOB dress is among the best of all worlds. The dress also comes with a cute matching sequin-adorned jacket, especially when you want to be extra dressy!
And any other bonus of a two-piece dress with lace jacket gown? It’s less restrictive around your legs, meaning there’s nothing to stop you from showing your moves on the dance floor!Check Price
Petite Cap Sleeve V-Neck Beaded Top Gown
Do you want an unbiased fool-proof advice for petite MOB dress that’s classy? If so, go with dusty blue petite cap sleeve V-neck beaded top gown. The dress is naturally slimming and not likely to go out of style yet. It’s a classic for a reason!
The petite cap sleeve V-neck brings the classic look to a festive makeover with a romantic shoulder design, glittering fabric, and an elegant draped silhouette to create some super flattering effect on the waistline.
You can heighten the glamour by styling the dress with gorgeous embellished heels, alongside a cute bracelet stack!Check Price
Long A-line Sweetheart Neck Dress
Are you petite in size and structure but still want to look and feel like royalty on your daughter’s special day? Why don’t you do that by putting on a long a-line sweetheart neck petite dress? With an illusion neckline, glamorous draping, and a tonal beading, rest assured that you’ll be a vision of elegance.Check Price
Mother of the bride dresses that are not frumpy
If you want to look sophisticated and stylish on your daughter’s big day, you may want to try the following MOB dresses that aren’t frumpy:
Long Formal Satin Dress
Every wedding ceremony requires something blue, and this elegant mother of the bride gown is here to help. The dress’ blue hue, especially in its shimmering satin fabric is very pleasing to the eye. For the mother of the bride, the long formal satin dress is super unique and feels appropriate for any color palette.Check Price
Long Evening Formal Dress
Nothing says elegance like a dark green MOB long evening formal dress. The perfect blend of class and sophistication, this elegant mother of the bride dress features high quality fabric and cut. The dark green MOB long evening dress is comfortable and flattering, so you can feel confident adding it to your cart.Check Price
Lace MOB Dress with Sleeves
As the mother of the bride, you can put on a lace dress with sleeves and step out looking stunning on your daughter’s special day. A lace dress with sleeves like the one above is a classic gown featuring elegant silhouettes alongside delicate embellishments, giving it a timeless appeal, and the perfect MOB dress.Check Price
Long sleeve mother of the bride dresses
After finding your daughter’s dream-wedding gown, now it’s time you find yours. With several gorgeous designs, our long sleeve mother of the bride dresses are the best choice for your daughter’s special. From detailed patterns to gorgeous pinks, below are the top long sleeve MOB dresses you may want to try:
Long Sleeve Velvet MOB Dress
This long-sleeved MOB gown features a draped V-neck, asymmetrical draping, alongside a waterfall flounce that perfectly accentuates a high slit alongside a curved hem. With its medium-weight fabric, this dress is ideal for Spring, Winter, and Winter weddings.Check Price
Long Sleeved MOB Lace Dress
A long-sleeved lace dress is one of the best MOB dress you may want to wear on your daughter’s special day. Designed with a stunning neckline to create an eye-catching textured crepe gown, this dress perfectly merges tradition with modernity.Check Price
Long Sleeve Stretch Sequin Gown
The long sleeve stretch sequin MOB gown unapologetically celebrates the joy of a mother watching her daughter walk down the aisle. The shimmering metallic in this dress catch the light on this high-gloss patchwork-motif tulle gown, perfectly designed with a subtle sweetheart neckline, modified A-line, and long sleeves.Check Price
Mother of the bride dresses with sleeves
The perfect MOB dress with sleeves all comes to down to a person’s personal style and preferences. If you desire something on the conservative side that promises to provide optimal coverage, you may want to find dresses with sleeves. For the best MOB dresses with sleeves, you may want to check out the following:
3/4 Sleeve Geo Beaded Gown
A V-neckline, elbow-length sleeves, a lace design, and a gauzy tulle makes this MOB dress delicate and extra feminine. It is available in several colors ranging from Navy, Silver, Black, and Grey, and would work for a wedding held in any season.Check Price
3/4 Sleeves Satin MOB Dress
It’s hard to beat the elegance and sophistication of a good satin gown. Available in several colors such as Burgundy, Coral, Black, Black Orange, Lilac, Jade, and Fuchsia, among others, you can find this dress in luxe satin.
This dress’ V-neckline works perfectly with its long and elegant blousy sleeves.Check Price
Long Evening Formal Dress 3/4 Sleeve Lace Applique Ruffles
This shimmering capelet is an ideal dress that offers plenty of coverage for the upper half of the body. It comes in some glittering floral design, and the sheath underneath is less restrictive, allowing you to show your dance moves later on.Check Price
Mother of the bride dresses with jacket
Mother of the bride dresses with jackets are lately turning out to be an ideal option, especially during transitional weather seasons like fall and spring. These dresses are also a smart choice, mostly if you’re unsure of whether you need a little bit of sleeve.
As the mother of the bride, there’s nothing preventing you from enhancing your dress with the best outwear. Are you looking for what to wear over a dress to your daughter’s wedding to amp your attire and leave a lasting impression? If so, check out the following MOB dresses with jacket.
Embellished Tiered Jacket Dress
If you’re looking for one of the best MOB dress with jacket, you may want to try embellished tiered dress with jacket. Besides being beautiful, it’s also comfortable, true to size, and well-fitting, since it’s available in several sizes.
Made of 100% Polyester, this dress features a sleeveless lined chiffon with beaded embellished scoop neckline, a removable jacket, and a tiered hemline.Check Price
Tea Length Mock Jacket Dress with Button Front
If you want to feel pretty and confident on your daughter’s special day, you may want to try putting on the tea length mock jacket dress with button front. Available in several colors, this dress is made of 100% Polyester, bra friendly and available in several sizes too.
With a square neckline and a gorgeous matching open jacket, this mother of the bride dress promises to give you than stunning look on your daughter’s special day.Check Price
Mother of the Bride Dresses Long Evening Formal Dress with Jacket
If you’re looking for a more conservative MOB dress with jacket to wear on your daughter’s big day, you may want to opt for a long evening formal dress. This dress is also ideal in case of a cold or chilly wedding night. It has a removable lightweight jacket that shines just as much as the rest of the dress with its sequin and lace details too.Check Price
A-line mother of the bride dresses
A-line mother of the bride dresses are highly popular for being ultra-flattering on almost all body types. Even better, they can help you achieve a look that won’t come in as too old-fashioned.
If you’re looking for an a-line mother of the bride gown that’s both sophisticated and chic, you may want to try the ones below:
Short Sleeve Long A-line Rosette Lace Dress
Available in more than five colors, the short sleeve long a-line rosette lace dress is one of the best a-line dresses MOB dresses that feature a scoop-neck and a long blue dress. With a lining made of 100% Polyester, this MOB dress is available in plus size, regular, and petite.
As the mother of the bride, this a-line rosette lace dress with short sleeves plus sequin detail has beautiful movement as guarantees to be a show stopper.Check Price
Spaghetti Strap Midi A-line 3D Floral Dress
Available in Lilac, Black, Mineral Blue, Off White, Ivory, among several other colors, the Spaghetti Strap Midi A-Line 3D Floral Dress is another gorgeous MOB dress. This dress is stylish and an eye-getting choice for exceptional events, especially for mothers attending their daughter’s wedding.
If you want to stand out and make a striking style explanation, you’ll find this dress ideal for you. Even better, this a-line MOB dress is available in a scope of styles, from perfectly sized bodycon styles to streaming maxi dresses, meaning it’s easy to find the ideal fit for all body types.Check Price
Long Chiffon A-line Short Sleeves
The Long Chiffon A-line Short Sleeve dress is another ideal MOB dress that will leave you looking stunning on your daughter’s special day. Soft chiffon is the material used to design this MOB dress. It has a V-neckline with cap sleeves, and available in several colors and sizes to guarantee the ideal fit on your special day.Check Price
Knee length mother of the bride dresses
Knee-length mother of the bride dresses are ideal, especially for casual wedding ceremonies. They are also perfect and entirely appropriate to wear to your daughter’s wedding, especially if the occasion is scheduled to take place during summer or spring seasons.
Below are our favorites:
Short Shift Knee Length V Neck Dress
Available in more than 10 different colors, the short shift knee length V-neck dress is one of the best mother of the bride dresses in the market. Made of 98% Polyester and 8% Spandex, this dress is comfortable and elegant to wear.
Apart from the above, any bride’s mother will find this dress ideal, especially with its soft and stretch matte cascade detail skirt, alongside a short flutter sleeve.Check Price
Slimming Short Dress with Bell Sleeves
This mother of the bride dress is perfect for some of the most formal occasions. The round neckline, its flowy bell sleeves, alongside an emerald-inspired color gives this MOB dress both a timeless and vintage feel.
Available in more than 10 different colors that include Deep Teal, Passion, Lavender, Wine, Aubergine, Navy, Sky Blue, and Passion Plus, among others, this dress is also available in regular, petite, and plus sizes.Check Price
Short Ruched Dress with Ruffle
Modern yet elegant, this is another perfect MOB dress that will make your day. Featuring a V-neckline, 1/4 sleeves, and a fitted sheath skirt, as the mother of the bride, rest assured of feeling glamorous in this dress.
This sweet knee length mother of the bride dress is the picture of elegance at your daughter’s wedding day. Designed using crepe fabric, this dress has some stretch to enhance comfort. You can heighten your look in this dress by adding stud earrings and a clutch bag.Check Price
Floor length mother of the bride dresses
Floor length mother of the bride dresses are the most formal and traditional option, especially for winter and fall weddings. These dresses are famous, with a majority of fashion experts arguing that they are the best MOB dresses as they are ideal for exuding sophistication and elegance.
While you can easily find several floor length mother of the bride dresses, you may want to try the following top choices:
Long Beaded V-Neck Dress
Unusual in one of the best ways, the devil is in the details when you look at this dazzling floor-length dress. From its gorgeous botanical beaded pattern to light-catching sparkles, undoubtedly, this classy meets beautiful mother of the bride dress is the embodiment of sophistication and glamour.
The long beaded V-neck dress pattern and silhouette are strategically designed in a way aimed at highlighting the wearers sultry curves. As the mother of the bride willing to put on this gown on your daughter’s big day, you’ll find this dress an ultra-flattering fit.Check Price
Long Fit and Flare Dress
Nothing speaks stylishness like a cute floor-sweeping, glittering dress! The perfect blend of sparkle and sophistication, this stylish mother of the bride gown features beautiful head-to-toe golden sequins in some blossoming patterns.
As the mother of the bride, you’ll love the glamorous and vintage-inspired flair of the dress’ lace overlay, and its stylish eyelash trim makes this gown even more beautiful. In simple terms, this dress is dazzling and stunning.Check Price
Floral Lace Maxi Dress
A majority of wedding experts argue that a Floral Lace Maxi Dress is among the best floor-length mother of the bride dresses for several reasons. First, the movement of this elegant MOB dress is unmatched. With a stylish floor-length skirt made using an impressive floaty fabric, this charming gown promises to make you feel like royalty as you move smoothly through the venue.
Available in several colors, the floral lace maxi dress is elegant for a romantic and formal wedding ceremony.Check Price
Sexy mother of the bride dresses
There’s nothing matronly about sexy mother of the bride dresses! When you intend to show off your sexy mama status, among other things, you need to know how to choose a sexy MOB dress that will match your energy. Luckily for you, we’ve covered them in detail in the sexy mother of the bride dresses guide.
So there you have it: the most sophisticated and elegant mother of the bride dresses. Regardless of your body frame, you can actually find a perfect MOB dress that will leave you looking stunning. And while the attention is on your daughter, you may want to try MOB gowns mentioned here, since it’s your special day too, as the mother of the bride.