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10 Black Mother of the Bride Dresses

10 Black Mother of the Bride Dresses

Love black dresses, but afraid to wear black to your child’s wedding? Don’t be! These 10 black mother of the bride dresses are stylish and festive.



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Embellished Lace





Black mother of the bride dresses are flattering and party-ready. This simple black dress turns celebratory with the help of shimmering embellished lace and a figure-skimming silhouette. Wear an updo to show off your beautiful shoulders!




Retro Fun





This party dress is utterly joyful. The bodice is covered in black polka dots and the pleated skirt is ready to twirl on the dance floor. As an added bonus, with those cute 3/4 sleeves, you won’t need a topper for the evening.




Champagne Bubbles





This black mother of the bride dress features a skirt covered in gold champagne bubbles. This gown is a really modern way to incorporate a gold wedding palette into a traditional dress.




Simple & Understated





A classic black dress can be worn again and again. This v-neck black dress is simple and sleek. If the neckline is a little too deep, have a tailor add a subtle black lace insert. Wear with a bright topper for a pop of color or a beaded bolero for a little extra sparkle.




Black & White





Made out of silk gazar, this black and white mother of the bride dress creates a faux separates look. Our favorite detail is definitely the peppy sash bow. But the high lace illusion neckline is also divine.




Flattering A-Line





The most universally flattering silhouette is a well-tailored a-line. The perfect fit should highlight and slenderize your waist and skim over your hips. This gold and black mother of the bride dress features floral lace and a pretty scalloped hemline.




Soft Black Gown





If classic black looks too stark against your skin, consider a dress in a softer shade of black. This gown’s lace bodice and high waistline is a really modern aesthetic, and perfect for moms that want to ditch the traditional MOB dress fare.




Sheer Black Overlay





Some moms are just too uncomfortable with the idea of wearing black to a wedding. A good compromise? Find a gown like this Monique Lhuillier. It’s a midnight blue dress with a sheer black overlay dusted with embroidered beading. The “multicolored” effect is just as flattering as solid black.




Eye-Catching Prints





This conservative dress is made modern with its stunning dalmatian print fabric. The fluttering skirt hits the knee in just the right place, and the long sleeves are ideal for a cool evening.




Knit Chic





This elegant black sheath checks all the style boxes. Ideal for both petite and tall athletic figures, this scoop neck dress has embellished accents and is made in comfy knit fabric.