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

10 Mother of the Bride Beach 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 for mother of the bride beach dresses? Don’t stress! From casual to formal, we’ve rounded up beach mother of the bride dresses that are picture perfect for a outdoor wedding in the sand. We’re sure you’ll land on a seaside style from Nordstrom, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, or one of the other popular retailers listed below.


And the silver lining? A lot of these mother of the bride dresses for beach weddings are on sale (especially at Nordstrom), so the time is nigh to find your best look for your daughter’s big day.


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And if you’re a mother of the groom, this list is for you, too! Shop breezy, versatile gownsplayful floral options, and more stylish options in bold, pastel, and hues in-between below. (PS: You might want to scope out these wedding ceremony programs that double as fans so you can keep even cooler and shine-free during the nuptials.)


Looking for more mother of the bride (or groom) dress ideas? We’ve got tons for you!


1 of 10 Image Credits: BHLDN

BHLDN Twobirds Ginger Convertible Maxi Dress


A muted pink dress works well with gold flat sandals on the sand or high heels on the dance floor. This convertible maxi dress can be worn 15 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 up this beach-perfect dress with drop earrings or playing up an island destination vibe with a pop of turquoise jewelry.

2 of 10 Image Credits: Macy's

Dessy Collection Cowlneck Sleeveless Maxi Dress


Channel old Hollywood glamor in a satiny cowl-neck gown. The floor-length number comes in three hues, and the movement-enhancing back slit ensures this style will move beautifully with the breeze.

3 of 10 Image Credits: Macy's

Xscape Off-the-Shoulder Midi Dress


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

4 of 10 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Wayf Chelsea Tiered Ruffle Maxi Dress


For more casual nuptials, opt for a pretty patterned dress. Style this multi-tiered floral number with beach-ready espadrille wedges and a straw clutch now, then swap in polished pumps and a structured tote for the office later. The flouncy V-neckline pairs well with a seaside affair.

5 of 10 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Dress the Population Catalina Fit & Flare Cocktail Dress

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.

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Aidan by Aidan Mattox Sequin One-Shoulder Column Gown


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

7 of 10 Image Credits: Saks Fifth Avenue

Marchesa Notte Draped Metallic Floral Gown


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

8 of 10 Image Credits: BHLDN

BHLDN Parsons Dress


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.

9 of 10 Image Credits: Macy's

R & M Richards Petite Embellished Illusion Gown


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, and it's available in three colors.

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


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. The beach-appropriate dress is also available in navy.