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Timeless Trends for the Mother of the Bride

5 looks mom will love

It’s likely that your wedding dress was chosen with your mom or your future mother-in-law’s expert insight. So, why not do the same and help her find a dress she deserves that’s comfortable, chic, and fitting for the formality of the big day! We’re sharing mother of the bride (and groom!) trends that stand the test of time, plus our current favorite dresses for pulling them off.


Style D40NY22242

Off-the-shoulder or cold-shoulder gowns offer a stylishly inviting detail and create an overall flattering look for mom. This sleek, satin gown shines under the lights while the cuffed neckline creates a stunning focal point. Keep it simple and let the dress do the talking or amp up mom’s look with eye-catching accessories that will be sure to make her feel her best!

Ball Gown

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Style VCRS1482

The ball gown is a classic silhouette when you think of weddings. Not only for the bride, but the dress shape is also fitting for the MOB and MOG, too! Formal when paired with shiny satin, but the unexpected high-low hem is a modern take we are still loving.

Capelets + Sleeves

Style WBM2815

Pretty cropped sleeves or elegant billowy long sleeves offer arm coverage while still remaining stylish. Subtle illusion details or a touch of sparkle are universally flattering and appropriate for mom.

Sequins, Florals + Embroidery

Style D40NY22236

Prints, patterns, and shimmering dress details will always be a yes in our book. Dresses incorporating these details strike a balance between glamour and ease with their soft silhouette and striking characteristics. This floral embroidered dress features sequin touches and offers classic glamour that will make mom feel (and look) her best!

Pantsuits and Jumpsuits

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Opting for coordinated separates or easy-to-wear jumpsuits takes the guesswork out of putting together the perfect outfit. And let’s be honest, pants are better for the dance floor! While the best choice for comfort, mother of the bride pantsuits and jumpsuits are incredibly elegant, available in sophisticated colors, and pretty details.

Want to see mom in motion? Watch for inspiration!

Have questions about how to select the perfect mother of the bride or groom dress? Read our post on mother of the bride etiquette, then shop these trends for the mother of the bride and more at

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