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Find a Modern Mother of the Bride Dress

Find a Modern Mother of the Bride Dress
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There are more than a few dress purchases that go into planning a wedding. After the bride makes the big decision of choosing her gown, next comes the bridesmaids dresses as well as the mother of the bride dresses.


Many brides feel it’s important for everyone in the wedding party (yes that includes mom, too) to match, or the very least, be in the same color scheme, so once that’s figured out, now it’s time to think about style and silhouette.


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As the mother of the bride or groom you don’t have to commit to certain dress silhouette like the bridesmaids do, so you have more freedom to choose a dress that makes you look and feel your best. After all, it’s your big day too! We’ve rounded up 10 mother of the bride dresses that are modern, sophisticated, trendy and, dare we say, sexy, to help you celebrate your son or daughter’s big day in style.


We’ve got everything from off-the-shoulder necklines to flowing ball gowns, there’s even a gorgeous pantsuit in there, too. Check them out below.


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Simple Sophistication

Alfred Sung Dupioni Trumpet Gown


This timeless silhouette is classic in the front, but in the back there is a geometric cutout and pretty bow to give it a more modern feel. It comes in the gorgeous gray show here, as well as a champagne, pink, black and a deep red.

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Bold Color Block

Kay Unger New York Hailey Colorblock Sleeveless Dress


Talk about a showstopper! This dress is absolutely stunning and features a navy bodice with an ivory column silhouette. The bow on the waist and the left-side slit really give this a modern fun feel, while the boat neckline keeps it very classic.

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Formal Perfection

JS Collections Bateau Neck Lace Gown


This elegant gown is perfect for a formal wedding. It features a full-length, A-line skirt, 3/4 sleeves and a semi-sheer back. The sweetheart neckline gives the formal gown a modern feel.

Dessy Collection Off the Shoulder Crossback Gown

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Dare to Bare

Dessy Collection Off the Shoulder Crossback Gown


We love the off-the-shoulder neckline of this dress and the crossback design that just screams modern elegance. Feel free to pair with a matching bolero for a more covered look during the ceremony.

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Short and Sweet

New Deve Lace Mother Of The Bride Dress


This dress might be shorter than most, but that doesn't mean it falls short in the style department. It's made with chiffon, lace applique and soft satin lining and falls just at the knee. It comes in over 10 different colors and we just love the matching sheer jacket.

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Sleek Style

Ronni Nicole Asymmetric Tiered Lace Sheath Dress


Ideal for anything from an urban rooftop to a traditional church event, the length of this mother of the bride dress will look the most flattering with a great pair of silver heels. Perfect for the woman who doesn't want to wear a voluminous gown.

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Sparkling Glamour

R&M Richards Women's One Piece Short Sleeve Embelished Sequins Gown


As the mother of the bride or groom, you deserve to shine. This tea-length gown is formal yet fun and will leave you ready to dance the night away in sparking style.

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Golden Glow

Adrianna Papell Women's Crunchy Beaded Gown


Get your glow on with this full-length sequin gown that features a v-neck in the front and back. The short sleeves provide a flattering look while the sequins really give the dress that WOW factor.

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A Very Modern Pantsuit

Landress Three Piece Pant Suit


The most modern mother of the bride dress trend isn't a dress at all. Pantsuits are not only trending right now for brides, but also their mothers. We love this one for its soft, flowy, yet formal feel. It comes in a variety of pastel colors such as pink, lilac, silver and champagne.

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Modern Classic

RM Richards Cold-Shoulder Glitter Lace Mermaid Dress


The cold-shoulder sleeve is all the rage and a great way for mother's of the bride to stay on trend and still look classic. The mermaid silhouette is also super flattering, ensuring you will look great in those priceless photos.