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14 Customer-Favorite David’s Bridal Dresses for the Mother of the Bride (on Sale Now!)

14 Customer-Favorite David’s Bridal Dresses for the Mother of the Bride (on Sale Now!)
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The mother of the bride wants to feel special on her daughter’s big day, too. As she should! It all starts with a perfect dress she is both comfortable and confident wearing. David’s Bridal offers a huge selection of mother of the bride dresses for all ages, body types and types of weddings, from black tie to beach nuptials. And now is the best time to shop for the perfect dress to give your daughter away in. From Friday Nov. 29  through Sunday Dec. 1, you can snag amazing deals on all types of dresses, both in-store and online, at David's Bridal.  Check it out: Take 50% off select bridesmaid dresses; get regular price bridesmaid dresses starting at $99; find  customer-favorite and holiday party dress from $79 to $99; plus customer-favorite mother of the bride dresses for $129 or less.



You can snatch up a gown that will fit, flatter, and wow your guests for prices you won’t have to stress over.  Read on for the best mother of the bride dresses according to customers who bought them, loved the way they looked, and felt fantastic at the big event when all eyes were watching.



How to Choose a Mother of the Bride Dress



We have sorted our roundup of customer-loved mother of the bride dresses from David’s Bridal both by figure challenges, and style. Say you want to downplay your upper arms. Consider gowns that features illusion sleeves, a shawl, or a capelet. Love your legs and want to show them off? Shop short styles or a gown with a leg slit. If you know a certain silhouette works best for your body, well, go with it! And don’t be afraid to don an embellished style. A littler glitter or sequins won’t take away from your daughter’s spotlight. Just, um, don’t wear white and you ought to be safe with most styles of dresses. When in doubt, consult with the bride to make sure the color or cut is in keeping with her vision for the day.



Mother of the Bride Dress Considerations



We’re sure you’ll appreciate that every mother of the bride dress in this roundup costs less than $129 and most are on sale now. Thanks David’s Bridal!




Again, white is a no-no. Black is always a safe choice for an evening wedding, as is navy. The color of the dress you choose may depend on what shade the bridesmaid dresses are. Check with the bride to see if she wants your dress to coordinate, or contrast with the wedding party’s attire. The season of the affair will also inform your choice. A lighter hue will look lovely for a spring or summer wedding, while a darker, richer color may work better in fall, or winter. Another consideration is your favorite color. Perhaps you adore purple, or want a shade that matches your beautiful blue eyes. The good news is many David’s Bridal styles come in multiple colors, so be sure to check out that option as you scroll through the selections.




From cold shoulder styles, to lace, to jumpsuits and separates, no matter your taste or the formality of the wedding, you are sure to find a gown you adore here. We are loving how far dresses for the mother of the bride have come since, well, our mother’s weddings!







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Best Plus Size Style

Cold Shoulder Gown

Price: $119.95

A sleek and flattering silhouette, and forgiving jersey material make this a top-selling style. We are big fans of the crystal embellished shoulder accents and leg slit. Because MOB’s can look sexy, too!

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I was surprised how comfortable and well weighted this dress feels on. It is very stretchy, and fits the body without being restrictive.”

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Best A-Line Silhouette

Metallic Keyhole Halter Dress

Price: $100.00

We love this on-trend metallic gown that features a banded waistline and halter neckline with keyhole detailing.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I was looking for something lightweight and comfortable to wear for my daughter's outdoor August wedding. The dress feels great on, looks very stylish, and shouldn't make me feel overly hot while outside.”

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Best Style to Cover Upper Arms

Lace Mermaid Dress with Beaded Chiffon Capelet

Price: $129.99

With or without the embellished cape, this dress is pretty and perfect for a formal event. We especially admire the sparkle factor!

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I bought this dress for my daughter’s wedding. It is absolutely beautiful and so flattering to so many different sizes. It is soft and comfortable to wear. I got so many compliments such as ‘so elegant,’ ‘so beautiful,’ and ‘love you in that dress.’”

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Best Short Style

Asymmetric Tiered Lace Sheath Dress

Price: $100.00

Show off those legs with this short, lace sheath. Asymmetric lace detailing flatters and adds interest.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This dress fit perfectly as soon as I put it on. It's very comfortable to wear, and it made me look fantastic for my daughter's wedding.”

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Best Floral Style

Printed High-Low 3/4 Sleeve A-line Dress with Sash

Price: $120.00

The contrast of the jersey bodice and full printed skirt on this dress will certainly leave an impression on your guests, in the best possible way. We are loving the removable sash that adds fun and flare!

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I got lots of compliments on this dress and I love it!”

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Best Separates

Mock Two-Piece Lace and Jersey Pant Suit

Price: $129.00

Don’t be afraid to wear pants to the wedding if you’ll be more comfortable. This lace, embellished option is fun enough for the dance floor, yet formal enough for church.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I bought this pantsuit to wear to my Daughter’s wedding in September and it looks great on! I can’t wait to wear it!”

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Best Jumpsuit

Asymmetric Sleeve and Crystal Belt One-Piece

Price: $100.00

If you want to rock a jumpsuit to your daughter’s wedding, all we can say is “You go mama!” This customer-loved option features on-trend, one-shoulder detailing and an eye-catching crystal belt.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I'm short and curvy, and this amazing jumpsuit fits in all the right places. I love it and feel so confident in it.”

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Best Embellished Neckline

Drape Sleeve Plus Size Gown

Price: $129.99

This plus-size sheath gown looks simply regal with an embellished neckline, dramatic sleeves, and a cape customers say is fun and flattering.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This looks amazing on my mom! She felt beautiful and is super comfortable in it. The shape slims her out and she had so much fun with the ‘cape.’”

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Best Style with Shawl

Sequin and Lace High-Neck Mermaid Gown

Price: $129.99

With a shawl, you have the option of covering your arms, or keeping warm during an outdoor ceremony. This shimmery mermaid gown stands alone, too. You know, for when you hit the dance floor!

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I bought this dress for my son’s wedding. It’s a great dress, with a great fit, it’s comfortable, and I received many compliments.”

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Best Style for a Large Bust

V-Neck Ruched Lace Plus Size Gown

Price: $100.00

Flatter a larger chest with this V-neck ruched style in lace. We are digging the 3/4 sleeves for a winter wedding.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I bought this for my daughter’s upcoming wedding. It is gorgeous and fits perfectly. I am top-heavy and this dress has enough stretch and cover so that I can wear a regular bra. The ruching is very flattering to the waist for us plus size women.”

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Best Illusion Sleeve Style

Beaded Collar Short Sheath Dress

Price: $80.00

Here’s another short sheath for the mamas who aren’t afraid to show some leg. An embellished neckline and illusion bell sleeves add interest and make this a perfect black tie wedding pick.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I can't wait to wear it to the fancy N.J. wedding I'll be attending in December and will be getting lots of use for it beyond that.”

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Best Maxi Style

Gathered Jersey V-Neck Dress

Price: $50.00

Comfort is key when you’ll be on the go all night. This flattering jersey gown is perfect for a beach wedding. Just add sandals and don’t forget the tissues!

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I purchased this dress for my daughter’s wedding. It is by far the most stretchy and comfortable dresses I have ever worn. I 100 percent recommend this dress.”

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Best Style with Pockets

Floral Jacquard Sleeveless Ball Gown

Price: $100.00

Pockets? Yes, please! Consider this gown that features a feminine floral pattern if you want to feel like a queen at the ball.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The cut is very flattering. I ordered one size up from what I normally wear, and it will only need to be tailored a bit. The material is a great quality, and holds its shape nicely on the bottom. As a bonus, it's lightweight!”

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Best Tiered Style

Lace Sheath Gown with Openwork Insets

Price: $80.00

If the bride OK's ivory (some do choose to have their entire bridal party in shades of white!), this feminine frock is a great option for a summer wedding and/or a hot hippie mama.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a gorgeous dress silhouette.”