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white and navy floral wrap dress for beach wedding guest or mother of the bride
Photo: Ann Taylor

Navy Floral Shift

This navy and white floral wrap dress is the epitome of effortless chic (which is pretty much the goal of all beach mother of the bride dresses). Wear with a pair of flats or sandals, and petite, minimal jewelry to complete the elegant look.

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aqua lace mother of the bride dress with matching jacket
Photo: Alex Evenings

Matching Topper

When you love the sophistication of a simple lace sheath dress, but want a little more coverage, this ensemble is an excellent choice. The matching lace jacket can be taken on or off depending on the weather, and the color is really flattering for women with gray hair.

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navy sheath dress with a-line topper
Photo: Shoshanna

A-Line Silhouette

An a-line silhouette is one of the most universally flattering options available. This particular dress has a modern twist with its knee length skirt under an illusion topper.

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casual mother of the bride dress for beach wedding
Photo: Figue

Boho Beauty

Relaxed destination wedding? Break out the caftans and maxi dresses! Stay cool in hot humidity with a stylish and causal choice like this patterned dress with gold sequined cuffs.

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bright floral dress for beach wedding guest or MOB
Photo: Vince Camuto

Tropical Flowers

If the wedding is in a tropical destination such as Hawaii, give a nod to the location with a bold floral dress. The slightly high waistline will look great on hourglass and pear-shaped body types.

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3/4 Sleeves

If you don't love short sleeved or sleeveless dresses, opt for a 3/4 length sleeve instead. This length is perfect for coastal weddings in more moderate climates. Wear it with flats at the ceremony, but pair with heels at an indoor reception.

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Formal High-Low

If your beach wedding takes places on a patio or lawn overlooking the ocean, you might want a less casual dress. This stunning dress is in shades of deep red, eggplant, and blush, it features an interesting neckline and high-low hemline.

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navy one shoulder dress with flowing skirt
Photo: J. Crew

One Shoulder

This timeless evening gown is another option when looking for beach mother of the bride dresses that are more formal. Be sure to wear your hair up to show off that fabulous neckline!

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blush and silver evening gown with blouson bodice
Photo: Aidan Mattox

Blush & Silver

This blush and silver gown is simply stunning. It could be worn as a wedding dress, bridesmaid dress, or mother of the bride option. And it would certainly sparkle at sunset on the beach!

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MOB black jumpsuit with foral pattern
Photo: Paper Crown

Modern Moms

Of course, nothing is more on-trend for mothers of the bride than a refined jumpsuit. Stacked heels or platform sandals will wear well with this style.