This is our shopping guide with details on where to find Mother-of-the-Bride dresses for a beach wedding. We've updated mother-of-the-bride dress picks for the current season with elegant dresses for Mothers-of-the-Bride and Mothers-of-the-Groom for beach weddings, nautical weddings, and destination weddings!
Mother of the Bride Dresses for a Beach Wedding
The sand and sea setting of a beachside wedding requires a special kind of mother of the bride dress that is suited for the location and the mother's role of honor. These mother-of-the-bride dresses for a beach wedding will allow the mother of the bride and mother of the groom to elegantly celebrate in their son or daughter's big day with a style that is well-suited to a beachy, waterfront location.
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Beach Wedding Mother of the Bride Dresses
This shop section shows off Mother-of-the-Bride dresses for a beach or coastal wedding that are currently available in stores.
More Beachy Dresses for Mothers in a Wedding
Blush Sequin Dress
The blush sequin fabric of this neutral dress remind me of shimmering pink sand. The light silk chiffon, short length and breezy open sleeves and caftan style make short dress a great choice for a beach wedding. The sequin detail makes this dress special for the mothers in their role of honor. Patra Embellished Silk Kimono Dress in Blush (Now sold out, try this style instead!)
Breezy Blue Dress
Mother of the bride dresses by Komarov are known for their loose, artistic styling. The pretty textures and jacket for a breeze make this a nice mother of the bride look for a casual beach wedding. Textured Satin Dress and Jacket.
Floral Maxi Dress
This bright print maxi incorporates so many vibrant colors that work with sand and sea. The pleated bodice and flowy skirt make this gown one for a beach formal wedding. Maxi by Badgley Mischka from Rent the Runway
Coral Dress for a Mother of the Bride
A light chiffon is always a good choice for a beach wedding - it's a formal fabric that doesn't wilt in the sun and sand. The tiered layers of this coral mother of the bride dress are flattering and look well-suited to a beachside or destination wedding. The rhinestone embellishment adds formality. and it comes in 13 colors, to blend with nearly any wedding color palette! Embellished Tiered Halter Gown by Eliza J from Nordstrom.
Neutral Mother of the Bride Dress for a Beach Wedding
The shorter version of the dress above works for a daytime beach wedding. It's a semi-formal style that is perfect for the mother of the bride or groom at a beach wedding. Eliza J Embellished Dress from Nordstrom
Short Green Dress for a Beach Wedding
For mothers wanting a little more structure and embellishment, a tailored embroidered cocktail dress is a great choice. This color and style works for day or night! Embroidered sheath dress by Sue Wong at Nordstrom
Another beautiful, light and breezy style in beach ready colors is this Vivienne Westwood gown from Rent the Runway
This mix of coral lace and chiffon will pop against a blue ocean, and golden sands. Lace bodice ruched chiffon gown from Nordstrom
A tailored look can still go to the beach! A dress like this is ok, specially when it's in a venue near the water but exactly nuptials not in the sand. This shell pink tweed with illusion neckline is a beautiful choice for any mother of the bride in a nautical daytime wedding. Tweed dress with floral trim by Teri Jon
This pretty lilac color and light textural jacket and skirt set from Komarov makes for a gorgeous mother of the bride dress for a wedding at the beach. Check out these styles for more beach-appropriate attire with sleeves, as well as this post on the gorgeous mother of the bride dresses with sleeves.
Seafoam green is a perfect beach color! The short lace style of a cocktail dress like this will never go out of style for a mother-of-the-bride or mother of the groom in a summery nautical wedding. Mixed Media Sheath Dress by Tadashi Shoji at Nordstrom
Some beach weddings are exceptionally casual. If the bride and groom are wearing simple attire and bare feet, and the reception is a casual bonfire or clambake, one might want to opt for a style like this. This dress is casual and beachy but still has some special interest. Seaside Embroidery Shift from Talbots.
I'm not usually an advocate of wearing stretch jersey to most weddings, but a dressy jersey material like this, in a cobalt color and formal styling would make a gorgeous mother of the bride dress. Choose a gown like this for a destination wedding in the tropics, or beachy nuptials on nearly any coast. Embellished Waist Gown
Pretty pleats and a pale blue color give a structure to this mother of the bride dress. It's perfect for a semi-formal beach wedding. London Times Faux Wrap Shutter Pleat Dress from Dillard's
Channel your inner mermaid or siren of the sea with dazzling beading! This gown is a stunner for mothers or bridesmaids. This moody slate blue makes it a beautifully choice for a beach chic wedding with formal touches. Brooklyn Dress from BHLDN
It seems modern maxi dresses are the perfect dress for beach weddings, and they are wonderful for mothers-of-the-wedding. This gorgeous rich blue and unstructured style makes a lovely gown for a modern beach wedding. Gown by Carmen Marc Valvo at Rent the Runway
Another beautiful gown in a dressy casual beach style. Fuchsia ruffled hem gown from Chico's
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