Dress Ideas For Mother of the Bride

How to Find the Perfect Mother of the Bride Dress

By Britanny Murray

Congratulations! Your daughter is getting married which means this too is a big day for you. The Mother of the Bride is undoubtedly one of the most important people at the wedding. But finding a dress that says “all eyes on my daughter but don’t forget who her mom is” might not be an easy task.

Luckily, we’re here to answer all of your questions regarding MOB attire along with some top tier options for you to gain a little Mother of the Bride dress inspo. 

What color is the mother of the bride dress supposed to be? 

Although there is no specific color requirement for Mother of the Bride dresses, it’s definitely best to shy away from anything with pure tones of white, pearl, champagne colored, etc. After all, this is your daughters big day and it wouldn’t be the best look if you both walked down the aisle wearing white. 

Should mother of the bride dress be long or short? 

Totally up to you and definitely depends on the venue, season, etc. Both longer gowns and midi length dresses are more commonly worn but we’re seeing high low dresses become a trending style for MOB dresses this wedding season, which is great because who doesn’t love the best of both worlds! 

Does the mother of the bride wear the same color as bridesmaids? 

The answer is generally no but totally up to the bride. Usually mothers of the bride are wearing a different color from the bridesmaids just to make sure the MOB’s stand out a little more. Mother of the bride dresses should seamlessly compliment the colors of the wedding party. 

What role does the mother of the bride play? 

Mothers of the bride are the ultimates hostesses with the mostess. Smile, laugh, greet and thank guests for coming, while also tending to any needs of the bride are just a few duties the mother of the bride will have on the big day. Definitely enjoy yourself but also make sure others are having the best possible time. 

Does the mother of the bride get ready with the bride? 

Totally up to the bride and their personal preference. Mom and bride getting ready together can be a sentimental and special moment to share, so we would definitely recommend getting ready together to cherish all those wholesome mems. 

Mother of the Bride Dress Ideas 

There are numerous sites we recommend shopping from to find mother of the bride dresses. Rent the Runway offers sleek and affordable options with options for $0 if you have a Rent the Runway membership. 

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Adrianna Papell offers stunning options for mother of the bride and groom dresses. You can filter by silhouette, style, length and more to find the perfect and most flattering dress for the big occasion. 

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For a more designer styles we recommend checking out Saks Fifth Avenue. Saks offers beautiful dress options for designer brands such as Mac Duggal, Teri Jon, Fendi and more.


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