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13 Beach Mother of the Bride Dresses You’ll Stay Cool In

13 Beach Mother of the Bride Dresses You’ll Stay Cool In
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As the mother of the bride you play a special role in your daughter’s big day — so you’ll want to look the part. And if your best girl is saying “I do” by the water, you’ll need to keep in mind the wedding color scheme, dress code and of course, the weather when shopping for a dress. Not sure where to start your search? Don’t stress! From casual to formal, these beach mother of the bride dresses are picture perfect for a beach wedding. So scroll on through: We’re sure you’ll land on a seaside style from Nordstrom, Macy’s or Saks Fifth Avenue that’s elegant and appropriate.


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1 of 13 Image Credits: BHLDN

Twobirds Ginger Convertible Maxi Dress

Price: $310.00

A rich, red motif dress works with flat sandals on the sand or high heels on the dance floor. This convertible maxi dress can be worn fifteen different ways, making it perfect for the versatile mother-of-the-bride who covets the the comfort of jersey, but also enjoys the elegance of a floor-skimming gown. Complementing nearly all body types, we recommend dressing it up with sparkly baubles or playing up an island destination vibe with a pop of turquoise jewelry.

2 of 13 Image Credits: Macy's

Dessy Collection Cowlneck Sleeveless Maxi Dress

Price: $242.00

Hot mama! Channel your inner old Hollywood screen siren in a satiny cowl-neck gown. Bonus: A movement-enhancing back slit ensures this style will move beautifully with the breeze.

3 of 13 Image Credits: Macy's

Xscape Off-the-Shoulder Midi Dress

Price: $239.00

Bridge the gap between formal and functional in an elegant midi dress that won’t drag in the sand. This magenta is one of the most universally flattering hues and the high-low hem lets you show off some festive footwear.

4 of 13 Image Credits: Kate Spade

Kate Spade Poppy City Blooms Jacquard Dress

Price: $798.00

A bold print in a modern silhouette makes an impact without going over the top. Exhibit A: This fit-and-flare dress features an open back made for an island destination affair.

5 of 13 Image Credits: Anthropologie

Farm Rio Viviana Ruffled Maxi Dress

Price: $228.00

For more casual nuptials, opt for a pretty patterned dress. Style this multi-colored number with beach-ready espadrille wedges and a straw clutch now, then swap in polished pumps and a structured tote for the office later. And don’t let the sleeves deter to you; this cotton/silk blend dress has a gauzy, flowing quality perfect for a seaside affair.

6 of 13 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Dress the Population Catalina Fit & Flare Cocktail Dress

Price: $182.00

Beachfront vows call for nautical colors. Update the classic coastal look with a modern silhouette and bold turquoise. Striking and flattering, the fit and flare creates a bold look for a confident mother of the bride.

7 of 13 Image Credits: David's Bridal

Xscape One Shoulder Stretch Sequin Gown with Skirt Slit

Price: $265.00

Staying cool doesn’t have to mean skipping the beading. Sequins and a one-shoulder bodice ensure this embellished, silver tone option is light and breezy.

8 of 13 Image Credits: Saks Fifth Avenue

Marchesa Notte Draped Metallic Floral Gown

Price: $238.00

Tropical flower hues and shimmering metallic highlights take this draped frock to a very beachy place. Pair it with gold extras for a dressed-up look or let this stunner shine all on its own.

9 of 13 Image Credits: BHLDN

BHLDN Parsons Dress

Price: $230.00

This tea-length, vintage-inspired Parsons Dress from BHLDN is delightfully embellished with raised pink flowers. The overall effect is delicate, sophisticated, and appropriate for both a casual or fancy oceanfront affair.

10 of 13 Image Credits: Amazon

Eliza J Fit & Flare Dress

Price: $166.00See Reviews

This short, soft and romantic style from Eliza J will make any mother of the bride feel polished yet comfortable. Scalloped sleeves and a jewel neckline add to the appeal of this elegant lace dress. The description calls the color peach, but we think it can pass for soft pink or blush, especially against white sands. Nude sandals pull this fun, flared look together perfectly.

11 of 13 Image Credits: Macys

R & M Richards Petite Embellished Illusion Gown

Price: $149.00

Perfect for an evening beachfront wedding, this shimmering silver sequin R & M Richards Petite Embellished Illusion Gown will light up the night alongside the bride. The sheer mesh enhanced skirt is at once elegant and formal, but the round neckline and short sleeves tamper down the drama for a subdued yet memorable look. A sweet satin sash is the final touch. Also available in ruby.

12 of 13 Image Credits: David's Bridal

David's Bridal Short A-Line Applique Dress With Cap Sleeves

Price: $200.00

We adore this shade of dove for the mother of the bride. A soft yet bold statement, this tea length, A-line cocktail dress features a delicate combination of rosette appliques and scattered sequins. Conservative mothers of the bride will appreciate the modest neckline, cap sleeves and high V-back, with just enough sparkle to feel festive. Also available in navy.

13 of 13 Image Credits: Amazon

Alex Evenings Long Sleeveless Dress and Shawl

Price: $269.00See Reviews

This decadent light blue lace gown by Alex Evenings features an illusion neckline and cap sleeves. But the highlight is a matching shawl to wrap around your shoulders when the ocean breeze rolls in. Is that love in the air? Why yes it is, mama!