Finding the perfect dress for the mother of the bride is, arguably, nearly as important as finding the bride’s dress itself. While you certainly don’t want to outdo your wonderful daughter, looking your best when you’re front and centre for a lot of the day is a top priority.
No matter what the dress code – or the theme – we’ve picked our top 10 Mother of the Bride dresses for you. From floor length ball gowns to beach side kaftans, our Mother of the Bride style guide has it all.
Diane Von Furstenburg “Zarita Lace Dress” in Navy
Available Sizes: 16
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The perfect cocktail wedding option, this dark navy, mid-length lace number from Diane Von Furstenburg is both parts classic style and modern detailing. The boat neckline contrasts perfectly with the V back and scalloped hemline. Team with a low nude heel for a polished finish.
CAMILLA “Gaudi Tribute” Round Neck Kaftan
Available Sizes: One size fits all
Perfect for a beachside wedding, the softer colour palette of this Gaudi Tribute kaftan from Camilla suits those who love her designs but aren’t wanting an over-the-top colour explosion. Team the muted hues with a simple nude strap heel and a coloured clutch that draws inspiration from the pattern.
The best part about this outfit? Wear it long for the ceremony, then tuck it up for the dance floor! Perfect for any MOB (Mother of the Bride)!
LOVER “Snow Halo” Sheath Dress in White
Available Sizes: 8 and 10
Plenty of weddings these days are taking an all-white colour theme – guest outfits included. The Snow Halo sheath dress from Lover is your perfect choice when it comes to an all white MOB outfit. The intricate lace design differs from the top to the bottom adding a little extra special detailing to the dress. Team with dark coloured accessories to really make the dress stand out.
Tadashi Shoji “Draped Tulle” Dress in Black
Available Sizes: 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Perfect for a black tie wedding, this floor length gown looks incredible on any and every figure. The gathered skirt detailing creates a wonderful cascading skirt that contrasts perfectly with the asymmetrical waistline of the divine lace bodice.
Let the dress do all the talking with a simple, neat up-do and minimal accessories. If black isn’t up your alley, then you’re in luck as this beautiful gown comes in a luxurious navy colour as well.
LOVER “Midi Warrior Lace” Dress in Red
Available Sizes: 12
Bright and bubbly this knee length outfit from Lover is perfect for the MOB who likes to make a statement. The classic style and pale silk lining allows for the deep red coloured lace to stand out in all its defining glory. Keep it simple by teaming a stylish slingback stiletto and simple box clutch together with only your finest jewellery for a truely sophisticated top-to-toe outfit.
Elle Zeitoune “Monica Dress” in Navy
Available Sizes: 8 10 12 14
Another incredible option for a more formal affair, this sequinned strapless gown from Elle Zeitoune is perfect for all MOBs. Wrap yourself up in a silk-cashmere throw for the cooler evening winds, then let your hair down and boogie away on the dance floor come night fall.
Aurelio Costarella “Athene Gown” In Golden Yellow
Available Sizes: 8 10 12
Drawing inspiration from the Greek Goddesses, this floor length golden yellow gown works perfectly for a formal or black tie wedding. Keep it casual with a simple hair do and stylish flats, or amp it up with a classic chignon, strappy heels and a bold coloured lip.
This one shoulder draped gown will suit every Mother of the Bride for all types of weddings.
Tadashi Shoji “Corded Lace” in Gold
Available Sizes: 8 10 12
This intricately designed gold corded lace dress from Tadashi Shoji is the perfect option for a Mother of the Bride outfit. The thicker lace design allows its pattern to showcase while the classic style and neckline keep it suitable for all ages. Pair it back with golden slingback heels and a nude over-the-shoulder bag for a polished overall look.
Matthew Eager “Lace Sheath Dress” in Black
Available Sizes: 8 10 12
The simple floral lace design on this Matthew Eager dress looks incredible as the black lace stands out against the nude silk lining. The classic shape suits all body types, while the v neckline (both front and back) adds a glamorous, yet sophisticated touch. In our eyes, this outfit is perfect for all Mother of the Brides.
Jayson Brunsdon “Camille Dress” in Pink and Red
Available Sources: 8 10 12
This dual coloured, intricately designed lace dress from Jayson Brunsdon is probably more for the ‘daring’ Mother of the Brides out there, yet looks incredible on everyone. The waisted, above the knee skirt with scalloped hemline contrasts with the cherry red silk top half. The fine detailing on the fabric buttoned cuffs make this outfit as seriously elegant and sophisticated as the Mother of the Bride herself.