Mother of the Bride (or Groom) Friendly Gowns

In weddings of the past, it’s been sort of expected that the mothers would wear something... well, motherly. Thank goodness we’ve moved on from this, because today’s moms are making a wedding day fashion moment all their own. When choosing a style, moms should pick something they feel will flatter them best on the big day, typically opting for a little sleeve. For color, moms should take cues from the wedding party-- no need to match exactly, just make sure you’re complementary. Here are our top picks for our fabulous MOBs and MOGs!

Kae Dress

Left: Kae in Cabernet, Right: Kae in Dove Gray

The Kae dress has delicate ruffle sleeves that fall lightly over the shoulder. It’s so easy to wear and you’ll gracefully float down the aisle... A no brainer for a mother of the bride dress! There’s also ample coverage in the bust area, if you have a larger chest.

Spence Dress

Left: Spence in Taupe, Right: Spence in Pale Blush

With the Spence dress, sleeves can be worn a few different ways… With straps and an off the shoulder sleeve, without straps and just an off the shoulder sleeve, or as a cap sleeve. The clean lines and delicately pleated bodice make this gown a shoo-in for a mother of the bride or mother of the groom dress. 

Maria Dress

Left: Maria in Sage, Right: Maria in Navy

The Maria dress has sleeve options as well! Wear it with regular straps, or fan them out to create a cap sleeve. This style also features an empire waist, so it’s only fitted in the bust and is free flowing at the waist. Hello, comfy! Perfect for dancing the night away to celebrate your baby getting hitched. 

Christina Dress

Left: Christina in Rose Quartz, Right: Christina in Silver 

The super chic, romantic Christina dress (along with its alternate fabric counterparts, chiffon Grace and mesh Chicky) can be converted to have so many different necklines. It's also on the dressier side, thanks to the tulle fabric. Here we show the strapless look, but you can keep scrolling for more options...

One Shoulder

Left: Chicky in Dusty Blue, Right: Grace in Sage

Cap Sleeves


Butterfly Sleeves

Left: Chicky in Mauve, Right: Grace in Pale Blush

Lianna Dress 

Left: Lianna in Rose Quartz, Right: Lianna in Navy

The Lianna dress has a v-neckline that is not quite plunging, just a little sassy and totally classy. Like the Maria, this dress features an empire waistline for lots of flowiness below the bust. The thick straps will also hide bra straps, if you think you’ll need some extra lift.