Stylish Mother of the Bride Outfit Ideas

August 1, 2021 | kailey

The mother of the bride role comes with important duties and expectations that no longer include a set of strict and out-of-date style guidelines. Like any member of the wedding party, there’s preparation that goes into picking the perfect mother of the bride outfit and we think all moms deserve to feel just as radiant as their brides. Remember, it’s a big day for mom too—her daughter is getting married. 

What Should The Mother Of The Bride Wear?

The mother of the bride’s style, like many upcoming wedding trends, is steering away from tradition and celebrating the uniqueness of the soon-to-be-wedded couples and their families. No longer are moms stuck wearing generic and conservative outfits, but rather elegant and modern ensembles that compliment the color palettes and themes of a wedding. 

How To Choose A Coordinated Mother Of The Bride Outfit

There are varying style options and choices—from length of the gown to color—that can make dress shopping difficult. For a smooth shopping experience, time and communication are on your side. 

Making this a collaborative process, between the bride and the mother, is a perfect way to spend quality time together and ensure that the mother of the bride’s chosen attire is appropriate for the theme and season of the wedding. Not to mention, starting early will leave time for alterations or any unforeseen hiccups, like shipping delays. 

Our Favorite Mother Of The Bride Outfits

Look no further for the perfect mother of the bride wedding day inspiration. We’ve compiled 10 of our favorite mother of the bride outfit ideas. Use these options to focus less on stressful searching and more on soaking up these moments that will soon be cherished memories. 

1. Tadashi Shoji Odette Sequin Dress

2. BHLDN Jenny Yoo Ellis Velvet Open Back Dress

3. BHLDN Petaluma Sequin Dress

4. Illusion Neck Embroidered Lace Midi Dress

5. Pryce Off-the-Shoulder Column Dress

6. AW Bridal Lacey Dress

7. DKNY 3/4 Balloon Sleeve Surplice V-Neck Faux Wrap Gown


8. Mac Duggal Illusion Round Neck Long Sleeve Velvet Trim Floral Fit & Flare Midi Dress

10. Chaus Cape Sleeve Cold Shoulder Sheath Dress

11. Adrianna Papell Beaded Illusion 3/4 Sleeve Jewel Neck Gown

12. Gemist You’re a Stud

Image by Peyton Rainey Photography. See more of this real wedding here.

From carefully curating top-notch wedding vendors to finding the perfect mother of the groom outfit, our role at Junebug Weddings is to eliminate the stress of planning, at every level of the process, for couples and their families.

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  1. Any chance you know where to find the pink floral embroidered dress posted on Pinterest? I’d love to have it! Thank you!

    • Which dress are you referring to? We may be able to find it for you!

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