The mother of the bride holds a highly esteemed position within the wedding party, and she should look the part. That's why we've assembled the best mother-of-the-bride dresses in prices under $250, and we've included plus size, tea length, long length and evening dresses so that your mom will look elegant on your big day. After all, she'll be the second most noticed woman in the room.
There are many bridal options available to moms as they shop for that moment-defining outfit. We've listed flattering mother-of-the-bride dresses that feature an array of tailored touches. Your mother can choose from dresses that include empire waists, flutter sleeves, draping, A-line skirts and strategically placed ruffles. Her attire can exude any mood, from casual to formal, and these styles can take her to any wedding, from oceanfront ceremonies to ballroom events. Shop our favorite finds below.
More and more brides are taking the leap and opting to wear a white jumpsuit on their wedding day. The chic look has been championed by celebrity brides including Solange Knowles, in her marriage to video producer Alan Ferguson, and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who, of course, is married to actor George Clooney.
Knowles actually wore three different jumpsuits by French designer Stéphane Rolland during her wedding weekend, beginning with a sexy ivory-toned version she wore while biking to the ceremony at New Orleans' Marigny Opera House. By the wedding's end, she was dancing in the streets to a brass band while wearing her third jumpsuit, with a plunging neckline.
For the Italian civil ceremony that preceded her wedding, Amal Clooney wore what looked like a white jumpsuit, but was actually belted separates, by Stella McCartney. Clooney, who is friends with McCartney, has also worn a one-shoulder jumpsuit with crochet lace and cropped legs by the British designer, as well as a lace burgundy jumpsuit by Giambattista Valli.
A white bridal jumpsuit is a chic dress alternative that is perfect for the style-savvy bride. As Clooney did, the bride can wear a white jumpsuit to her civil wedding for an unexpected look that is destined to impress. She can also wear a jumpsuit to the wedding ceremony to create a memorable look. As another option, she could wear a jumpsuit to her wedding reception, because this wedding-dress alternative is perfect for hitting the dance floor. Freedom is the vibe of a bridal jumpsuit, and we love it.
Hosting a bridal shower can be stressful, but we're here to make it easier. With rose-gold accents, durable serveware, and lots of floral details you'll be throwing an elegant tea party-themed shower your bride-to-be will adore.
Every bride dreams of a perfect wedding, so preparing yourself for any potential hiccups that may come your way is always a great idea. Make yourself a bridal emergency kit full of "just in case" necessities that can get you one step closer to the wedding you've always fantasized about.
With Cinderella's dainty slipper in their collective memories, some brides seldom think about comfortable shoes on the big day. But there's no wisdom in wearing wobbly stilettos to an event at which you might actually want to dance. Modern brides are opting for practical wedding shoes that can be worn more than once, as opposed to extremely high-heeled shoes that leave their tootsies blistered on the honeymoon. Also, we get it: Some very tall brides prefer to seek out more sensible heels, including flats, wedges and kitten heels that may also boast cushioned footbeds and supportive straps. So if you, too, want to dance the night away at your wedding, check out this list of swoon-worthy wedding flats that are just as ravishing as 4-inch heels (and much more practical). These styles from ASOS, Nordstrom, David's Bridal and more will take you from the ceremony to the after party in blissful comfort.
More Great Finds
“Anything that makes them feel like they’re living outside of ordinary, dreary reality would go nicely,” says astrologer Kathy Biehl.
Here are four InStyle editor-approved outfits for a bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, and the wedding for the bride-to-be.
Shop Kate Spade's Presidents Day Sale-On-Sale for up to 60 percent off. Today only, take an additional 30 percent off all sale items with the code MORELOVE.
Benzoyl peroxide is one of the most effective acne-fighting ingredients, but it's notoriously irritating. Rodan + Fields are changing that with its launch of Unblemish and Spotless, two acne skin regimens that are formulated with a gentler form of benzoyl peroxide.
Make the most of your curves with a gorgeous push up bustier trimmed in lace that fits like second skin. Underwire. Demi push up p...ads with gel inserts for maximum lift. Sheer lace panel in front with keyhole and organza bow. Silicone boning on the... read more
Le Prise Garter Set Garter Set with jute ribbon accents.Features: One size fits most Product Type: Garter Set Color: Red/Brown Pie...ces Included: Seasonal Theme: No Season: Country of Origin: China Holiday / Occasion: WeddingSpefications: Certifications:... read more
Size: 6.37" H x 3.75" W x 0.5" D, Color: Blue Le Prise Heart Keep/Throw Garter Set 1 To keep and 1 to throw garter set.Features: P...roduct Type: Garter Color: Seasonal Theme: No Season: Country of Origin: China Holiday / Occasion: WeddingSpefications:... read more
Le Prise Garter Set Garter Set includes bridal and tosses garter. Bridal garter is satin ribbon, rhinestone and pearl embellishmen...t layered over a vintage lace. Toss garter is made of satin with a bow accent.Features: Product Type: Garter Color:... read more
White lace longsleeved bodysuit from Fleur du Mal. Underwear and lingerie must be tried on over your own garments.
White crochet lace thong from Fleur du Mal. Underwear and lingerie must be tried on over your own garments.
Ivory white lace bondage triangle bra from Fleur du Mal. Underwear and lingerie must be tried on over your own garments.
Black lace high leg briefs from Fleur du Mal. Underwear and lingerie must be tried on over your own garments.
Snow white silk blend lace high leg thong from Fleur du Mal. Underwear and lingerie must be tried on over your own garments.
White crochet lace slim thong from Fleur du Mal. Underwear and lingerie must be tried on over your own garments.
White crochet lace balconette bra from Fleur du Mal. Underwear and lingerie must be tried on over your own garments.
Self: 100% silkLace: 75% cotton 25% nylon. Made in China. Dry clean only. Unlined. Adjustable shoulder straps. Sheer lace knit tri...m. read more
Fabric: Leather Lace inserts and trim Cinched waist Midi length V neck Sleeveless Hidden zip at back Adjustable straps Unlined Sem...i-sheer Shell: 100% lambskin Trim: 100% polyamide Leather clean Imported, Turkey Measurements Measurements from size S Length: 41.25in / 105cm, from shoulder read more
Ivory slash bodysuit from Fleur du Mal featuring a deep V neck, long sleeves, cut out details and a press stud fastening. Underwea...r and lingerie must be tried on over your own garments. read more
White silk and cotton-blend pinstripe slip from Fleur du Mal featuring spaghetti straps, a lace detail and a short length. Underwe...ar and lingerie must be tried on over your own garments. read more
A charming design in scalloped French Leavers lace, embellished with a leather bow accent for a subtle dose of edge Bow accent Nyl...on/elastane Hand wash Imported. Lingerie - Special Occasion. Fleur du Mal. Color: White. Size: 3 (Medium). read more
Snow strapless bustier top from Fleur du Mal.
Ivory white mini knit dress from Fleur du Mal featuring a square neck, a fitted silhouette, a sleeveless design, a knee length and... open knit details. read more
White silk blend Fil Coupe robe from Fleur du Mal featuring a floral pattern.
Self: 58% silk 42% cottonLining: 100% silk. Made in USA. Dry clean only. Fully lined. Button front closures. Front welt pockets.
Self: 96% cotton 4% elastanLining: 100% poly. Made in China. Dry clean only. Fully lined. Adjustable shoulder straps. Snap button ...front closures. Rib jersey fabric. read more
Ivory white silk blend corset v neck dress from Fleur du Mal featuring a front button fastening, a bustier structure, billowing sl...eeves, ribbed cuffs and a knee length. read more
Ivory white deep v ruffle dress from Fleur du Mal featuring a rear zip fastening, a fitted waist, a short length, a straight hem a...nd a sleeveless design. read more
White silk cowl neck slip dress from Fleur du Mal.
White silk-cotton blend double-breasted blazer dress from Fleur du Mal.
Delicate eyelash lace frames menswear-stripe cami Straight neckline Adjustable spaghetti straps Pullover style Shirttail hem About... 22 from shoulder to hem Silk Contrast: Nylon/cotton Dry clean Imported Model shown is 5'10" (177cm) wearing a US size Small. Lingerie - Special Occasion. Fleur du Mal. Color: White Pin Stripe. Size: Small. read more