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Simple Sophistication

With a pintucked collar and tiny cap sleeves, this gray column is one very modern mother of the bride dress. Pair with a terrific statement bracelet to appropriately accessorize this minimalist look.

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Bold Color Block

As a mother of the bride or groom, you don't want to steal the show too much. This gorgeous color block dress is just the right amount of bold style.

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Formal Perfection

This modern mother of the bride dress is an up-to-date interpretation of a classic wedding look. With its ocean blue hue, structured peplum, and short sleeves, it makes a beautiful statement without revealing much skin.

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Photo: Hayley Paige

Mermaid Curves

Are you a mother of the bride with an athletic body type? You will love the curves and definition this navy gown gives you! If it's an evening wedding, wear an equally streamlined bolero, so as not to distract from this lovely silhouette.

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Breezy Day Dress

For a more casual wedding (such as a courthouse or backyard event), make sure not to overdress for the occasion. This modern mother of the bride dress in a pale blush hue will make you look festive, but not too formal.

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Photo: Shoshanna

Sleek Style

This navy lace sheath dress is a fantastic option for a mother of the bride that doesn't want to wear a voluminous gown. Ideal for anything from an urban rooftop to a traditional church event, the length of this mother of the bride dress will look the most flattering with a great pair of heels.

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Photo: Peter Langner

Sparkling Glamour

For women with hourglass body types, this take-no-prisoners modern mother of the bride dress is amazing. The wrap detail at the waist will visually cinch your shape and the deep ruby red sequins are flattering on a wide variety of skin tones.

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Photo: Tadashi Shoji

A Touch of Silver

Often brides prefer the mothers to wear something within their wedding's color palette. If your child's wedding will be in the latest metallic shades, you might want to find a modern mother of the bride dress with just a touch of shimmer. This steel blue gown with silver lace overlay is a beautiful choice.

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Photo: Aidan Mattox

Golden Glow

Want to give a nod to a metallic wedding palette without too much sparkle? Find a dress like this stunning golden gown with ballroom skirt and cool 3/4 length sleeves. A mother of the bride dress like this will make you look as wonderful as you feel.

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A Very Modern Pantsuit

The most modern mother of the bride dress trend isn't a dress at all. Pantsuits are not only trending right now for brides, but also their mothers. This chic black pantsuit is paired with a sparkling jacket (a lovely detail for mothers concerned about wearing black to a wedding).