Are you looking for a mother-of-the-bride dress, and wish you could search several stores at once? That's what this page is for!
This shopping guide will help you find the best dresses for Mothers of the Bride and Mothers of the Groom.
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Gorgeous Mother of the Bride Dresses
We've handpicked and organized some of the best mother-of-the-bride dresses from major retailers like Nordstrom, Dillards, Adrianna Papell, Azazie and more and organized them by color, style, and season to make it easier to find the perfect dress.
Just use the links below to shop for your Mother-of-the-Bride dress for a wedding by color, style or season. Each dress image will take you directly to the store that sells the dress.
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Mother of the Bride Dresses by Color
Sequined and Metallic
Sequined and metallic MOB dresses can be especially perfect for evening, or black tie weddings, however, it's fine to wear one of these sparkling dresses any time. It's a great way to wear one of the wedding's theme colors in a glitzy way!
Silver and Grey
Silver and grey are wonderfully cool and neutral colors that can go with almost any wedding party color scheme. From gunmetal gray to ice-blue silver gowns these shades of dresses are some of our favorites! They look great in summer, spring, and winter weddings. See all our picks for Silver and Gray Mother of the Bride Dresses.
Gold and Neutral
If a warmer gold or neutral is the color you're after, this shade too will blend in with so many other wedding party attire colors. Choose gold sequins for heavy-hitting glamour, or a subtle taupe or champagne. Any way you go, the result is sure to be timeless!
Red and Burgundy
Red and burgundy tones are perfect for fall weddings, and winter weddings, especially over the holidays. The raspberry and magenta colors in this range can work for spring and summer weddings too!
Pink and Blush
Pink or blush are ideal colors for mothers in a wedding. Shades of pink, rose, mauve or even coral are particularly wonderful for warm weather seasons like spring and summer and for cheerful daytime weddings. Truly we think pink and blush is a classic color choice for a wedding of any season, and blends with so many wedding party attire colors quite easily.
Coral and Peach
We love coral and peach for beachy destination weddings, boho desert weddings, spring and summer weddings, early fall, or just in for weddings in general! If bright corals are muted peaches are your color, you might like these gowns!
Under the general color of yellow, a dress can be anything from a deep marigold or mustard to and pale butter yellow. As such we love this color for spring and summer weddings, and early fall events as well! A yellow dress or suit can be a lovely look for daytime, while gold and deep yellow bring more glamour for the evening.
Green is a beautiful dress color no matter what the season. A pale or mint green can be an absolutely beautiful shade for spring and summer weddings, while deeper emerald and hunter green colors can be a beautiful choice for a fall or winter wedding.
We think light blue is one of the most classic colors out there for mother-of-the-bride dresses. From a seafoam blue-green, to a pale dusty blue, to pale blue that edges on silver, you can't go wrong with a light blue dress or gown!
Dark Blue and Navy
Navy blue is a seasonless classic color for weddings. This color can look beautiful next to lighter colors in a spring wedding, appear nautical and summery, or add some depth to the harvest and jewel tone colors we see in fall. Here are some gorgeous navy blue gowns and dresses for you to consider.
Purple is often an underlooked shade when it comes to dresses, but we love it. Imagine how pretty a lavender gown would look as a spring or summer mother-of-the-bride dress. For fall and winter turn to the deeper aubergine, plum, dark mauves, and berry ranges for a great look.
We think black is not totally off-limits for a mother-of-the-bride dress -- you just know how to pick them! When choosing a gown, just aim away from somber by adding sparkle, a lace overlay, or other embellishments An elegant black gown is a staple for black tie weddings in the fall and winter. To keep it light, try florals or prints against a black background. Even with these rules black is best for evening and cooler months. If a dark color is a must for you but it's a daytime or summer season wedding, we suggest navy or a charcoal gray.
Floral mother-of-the-bride dresses are amazing because the right pattern can bring together several of the colors in the wedding color scheme. In addition, the visual interest that a floral pattern creates makes for stand-out style!
What Are The Best Colors for the Mothers in the Wedding To Wear?
If you are still stumped on what to wear, or how to coordinate your outfit with the rest of the wedding party, you might like this guide on What Should the Mother-of-the-Bride Wear? It answers some frequently asked questions about Mother-of-the-Bride attire including the best colors.
There are some gorgeous long gowns and short cocktail dresses here for everything from a daytime wedding to a formal evening wedding, and in every color.
Commission links are used in shop sources: 1// Lara Dresses Beaded V Neck Dress from Couture Candy 2// Short Sleeve Sequin Mesh Gown by Adrianna Papell From Nordstrom 3// Lace Bridesmaid Dress with Lace Bodice by David's Bridal 4// 3/4 Shimmer Lace Sleeve Dress with Shantung Skirt from David's Bridal 5// Portrait Collar Gown by Teri Jon 6// Lace Column Gown by Tadashi Shoji from Nordstrom 7// Long Mesh Dress with Cap Sleeves and Lace Bodice | David's Bridal 8// Betsy Dress from BHLDN 9// Beaded Mesh Dress by Pisarro Nights from Nordstrom
This shopping guide page was originally published April 2013, updated 2013-2023. Most recently June 2023.