Trendy Mother of the Bride Dresses She Won't Hate

Contrary to popular belief, mother of the bride dresses don't have to be matronly. These gorgeous gowns will make any mom feel elegant, beautiful, and stylish. Ditch the traditional dress and jacket combo, and let your mom shine in a mother of the bride dress that fits her personality and style.

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Sparkle & Shine

Your mom is sure to wow wedding guests in this glamorous dress. The length, color, and sparkles look incredibly chic and stylish, while the sheer cap sleeves will complement her in the best way. Who said Mom can't dazzle and shine on her daughter's big day? Any mother of the bride will feel like a knockout thanks to the U-shape back of this dress. You can rest easy knowing she has a dress she feels comfortable in. Available in lead, champagne/gold, champagne, and blush, your mom will surely fall in love with this dress. ($278; bhldn.com)

SHE'LL SPARKLE IN THIS LUCENT DRESS

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Fabulously Flowy

If you're envisioning your mom in a romantic dress with a little flair, then we've found the perfect match for you. Your mom will love dancing the night away in this flowing A-line beauty. The ruffles around the neckline add gorgeous details that other mother of the bride dresses lack. Additionally, the sash tie belt around the waist creates a slimming effect all while remaining incredibly fashionable. If you aren't already convinced that your mother will stun in this dress, the navy hue is ideal for fall and winter weddings. To add some glam to this look we suggest pairing it with a rhinestone bracelet. ($139; macys.com)

SHE'LL DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY IN THIS A-LINE GOWN
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Knot Your Average M.O.B. Dress

This dress is everything you could wish for in a trendy mother of the bride dress. In three words this dress is: simple, sexy, and flattering. The front of the dress is conservative while the plunging back of the dress is captivating. Elegance is written all over this gown. If you're not a fan of glitter and shine but still envision your mom in something fashionable then this is the dress to choose. We suggest accessorizing with pearls for a swoon-worthy look. ($295; nordstrom.com)

KNOT YOUR AVERAGE GOWN
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Sleek & Sexy

She's not a regular mom, she's a cool mom and she deserves something to showcase her style. Polished and posh, this off the shoulder mermaid gown will surely be the dress of her M.O.B. dreams. The train in the back is ideal for an elegant wedding while the bustier-seamed bodice adds feminine flair. If red is too bright for your wedding consider a more demure hue such as navy or black. High-fashion style at an affordable price makes this dress a must-have for any mother of the bride. ($189; adriannapapell.com)

SHOP THIS GORGEOUS OFF THE SHOULDER GOWN

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Waist-Defining Wonder

Where do we even begin with this gown? The floral jacquard print looks incredibly opulent while the brooch-belt adds some flair. The off the shoulder style is sexy and sophisticated all at the same time. If you're unsure whether you prefer your mom in a long or short dress consider something in the middle—shorter in the front, longer in the back. This perfect dress even has pockets! Your mom will be honored that you picked this stunning dress for her!

MAKE IT A NIGHT TO REMEMBER IN THIS FLORAL GOWN
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Traditional Tulle

This dress is divine in every sense of the word. The pewter gray color accompanied with the sequined and beaded flowers make it truly exquisite. Your mother will be ready to take a million photos with her nearest and dearest in this dazzling gown. Just picture her enjoying your big day and dancing the night away in this gorgeous tulle skirt with a bubbly glass of champagne in her hand. If you're planning a fall or winter wedding the colors and textures of this dress are optimal for those wedding seasons. ($249.95; davidsbridal.com)

SHINE LIKE A STAR IN THIS BEADED CAP SLEEVE DRESS
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All In the Details

Mama Mia! Slipping into this lace gown will make your mom feel like royalty. The boat neckline is super elegant and the U-shape in the back of the dress shows a little skin. Dresses like this are truly timeless. The burgundy color is rich and full of depth. The three-quarter sleeves are unique and make this wearable for different times of the year. This dress is proof that mother of the bride dresses don't have to sacrifice comfort for fashion. ($558; dillards.com)

MAKE MEMORIES IN THIS LACE GOWN

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Lovely Lace

If you're not so sure about having your mom wear a brighter colored dress for your big day consider opting for a classy, black lace dress. If the dress feels too dark add a brightly colored flower wrist corsage. The lace is timeless and black makes it versatile for more than one occasion. At a reasonable price, this flattering dress can alleviate any frustration your mom might have about finding the right dress. Step to the side, fashion faux-paus—Bride always knows best. ($139; macys.com)

STRUT YOUR STUFF IN THIS BLACK LACE GOWN