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Mother of the Bride Dresses by Wedding Style

What the mother of the bride should wear, from a casual to formal affair.

You’ve helped your daughter find the one, time to do a little dress shopping of your own! From what trends to look for, what flatters your body type, and all of the questions you never thought to ask, finding the perfect mother of the bride dress is no easy feat. Another thing to consider: the formality of the wedding. You never want to be over or under-dressed. Here are some foolproof styles, shapes, and colors of mother of the bride dresses for every wedding style.

Casual

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Is your girl throwing a casual, laidback wedding? Opt for a lookwith a little less frill (but a ton of style, nonetheless!). A two-piece set, a wrap dress in an easy fabric, or even a print are incredibly stylish without upstaging the bride or venue.

Semi-Formal

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A semi-formal dress code calls for dresses with a little more luxurious details. Think touches of beading and metallics or satin fabrics. To keep these looks from getting too formal, playful shades lighten the mood.

Black Tie

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The ultimate formal wedding calls for dresses that pull out all the stops. Gowns with fancy fabrics and elegant shapes, like a ball gown or mermaid, are perfect for a black tie soiree. Opt for deeper hues (that complement the rest of the party) for that ultra sophisticated feel.

Which formality are you shopping for? Explore even more mother of bride dresses by wedding style and find accessories to complete the look!

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