You bought your daughter a stunning wedding gown, and now it's your turn. These designer mother of the bride dresses are for moms that want to celebrate this momentous occasion with something a little luxurious of their own. And, frankly, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better example than this outstanding Zac Posen mermaid gown.
While you don't want to take away the focus from the bride, there's nothing wrong with you being all aglow. This golden gown with sequined details surrounding the waist is a beautiful column dress with just the right amount of impact. It's an ideal choice for long and lean figures.
Capelets are one of those pieces that signify a special occasion. Certainly, this bejeweled capelet with matching garnet-hued dress is a fitting option for such an important event. Cool-toned moms will love how this jewel tone shade looks against their skin.
This black one-shoulder gown is the ultimate in classic chic. With its streamlined design and sleek fabric, it's ideal for a formal wedding.
Love bold color? This Dolce & Gabbana dress plays a game of peekaboo with its vibrant jade slipdress masked under a black mesh overlay. This is a great dress for hourglass figures of any height. The knee-length hemline is flattering for petite and tall figures.
With some designer mother of the bride dresses the focus is the silhouette, with others the details. This gown, however, focuses on a statement color to show off its flawless handiwork with perfect darts and a high structured neckline. Because of the simple silhouette, this dress actually looks wonderful on nearly every body type, from hourglass to athletic.
We love the cool chevron pattern that appears in this J. Mendel dress. With shades of cream and coral in the skirt emerging from a black bodice, it features intricate knife pleats to form a unique design.
Are you a fashion-forward MOB or MOG with boho sensibilities? You are going to love this Marchesa featuring a cool embroidered floral overlay and long sheer sleeves. Utterly cool, the bride might just ask to wear it down the aisle instead of her own gown.
Green with Envy
Weddings bring all sorts of long-lost friends and family together. Wow your guests when you come out in this stellar kelly green dress with kimono-inspired wrap detail at the waist.
High-low hemlines are great, but often the "high" part of the hemline is kind of scandalously high for a mother of the bride. This Sachin + Babi is the best of both worlds because it has stylish, modern details without revealing too much leg.
Pantsuits are all the rage right now, from menswear-inspired separates to boldly colored options like this Monique Lhuillier. We love this as a sophisticated choice for a destination wedding at a beach resort.