30 Mother of the Bride Dresses for Every Wedding Dress Code

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The Style Stalker

Dressing the mother of the bride is no easy feat. Between the wedding planning, the bride’s dress, and all the minute details, the mother of the bride is most likely not prioritizing her look for the big day as much as she should be. That’s where we come in. When it comes to the mother of the bride, a lot is left up to interpretation due to traditions, religions, and personal style preferences, of course. We can’t tell you what is right and wrong to wear on the big day, but we can show you the dresses we love within each popular wedding dress code.

Hopefully, after scrolling through everything from black tie to garden attire, you’ll at least get a gist of the kinds of dresses that fit each bill. Whether you’re the kind of mother of the bride who wants just as much attention as your daughter or you're simply looking to blend in, we have just the dress for you, I’m sure of it. Ahead, scroll through our curation of the best mother of the bride dresses for every popular wedding dress code.

Black Tie

Can we talk about this embroidered mesh neck, though? 

The ruched waist and neckline are so flattering.

Is there any more romantic than a blush tone for a wedding?

Formal

Such beautiful beading and embroidery on this number.

This dress has a cool and modern feel to it. 

Cocktail

Leave it to Victoria Beckham to make a striking cocktail dress.

Garden Attire

The subtle way to incorporate florals into your look.

Shop the matching Norma Floral-Print Silk Crepe de Chine Blouse ($640).

A simple dress with an eye-catching ruched detailing.

Beach/Destination

Surely you can picture yourself on a beach somewhere in this.

Destination weddings are made for fun dresses like this one.

Courthouse

We love how minimal yet sleek this dress is, don't you agree?

You can wear this dress long after the wedding is over.