The most common request from mothers of the bride is for wraps that coordinate with their dresses. Mother of the bride jackets can be anything from boleros to scarves. A stylish and popular choice is a classic topper like this lace shrug with beaded embroidery.
If you want a mother of the bride jacket that is a bit more substantial, opt for a structured bolero. This black satin example features wide lapels and 3/4 length sleeves, and would go with a wide variety of dress silhouettes.
Glow in Sequins
Although this gold sequined bolero is paired with a matching dress, this jacket would also look stunning with a simple black or navy dress. If the bridesmaids are wearing gold, a topper like this is a great way to look coordinated in the wedding photos.
All Wrapped Up
If you want to "dress up" a black sheath dress or pantsuit, find a jacket that will wrap around you. This patterned jacket cinches in the waist with a sash bow, which creates a flattering shape for most body types.
City Hall Chic
When you are a mother of the bride at a courthouse wedding, you want your style to be less formal, but still on-point. This gorgeous charcoal wool blend bolero will become one of your wardrobe staples after the big day.
Traditionally, the bride has always been the only one to wear white on her wedding day. However, modern brides lately are choosing to have their wedding party and mothers in shades of white and cream. Find a white jacket to coordinate with your white dress for a powerful monochromatic look.
Just a Hint of Shimmer
Subtle, shimmering mother of the bride jackets are a popular trend right now. This sheer example has just a hint of sparkle by weaving sequins within its intricate floral lace pattern.
When the wedding is ultra casual, you need a jacket that will blend in with the occasion. Find a cropped cardigan that complements your dress. For the most universally flattering look, make sure the cardigan (or any jacket for that matter) stops at or above the smallest part of your waist.
If your highest priority when searching for a mother of the bride dress is finding a matching jacket, why not buy a dress that comes with one? Dresses with jackets are the most popular and requested of all MOB dresses, so you shouldn't have a problem finding one you love!
Just want something to toss over your shoulders? Opt for a sheer scarf in a neutral shade. Especially if you aren't concerned about coverage, this light option will keep you from getting too warm at the reception.