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What should the Mother of the Bride wear for a fall wedding? Anything she’d like! Well, within reason.
If you take a quick peek at fall Mother of the Bride gowns, you may be surprised at how covered up and matronly many of the styles seem to look.
Sure, you don’t want to wear a dress that is too revealing, but why hide under hideous layers? A modern Mother of the Bride or Groom may want to wear something flattering and that’s OK, too! You get to decide what kind of gown to wear.
If you’re finding most of the fall Mother of the Bride ugly or unsightly, don’t worry — we’ve found some beautiful options for you.
When shopping for Mother of the Bride dresses for fall — or any season — you’ll want to make sure you don’t choose something too revealing. But you also don’t need to hide under layers and layers of fabric or wear a mini jacket or sweater just because that’s what every other retailer tells you to! ;)
It’s OK to wear a Mother of the Bride gown that is flattering and suits your figure, as long as you follow a few simple rules. Today we’re sharing exactly where to buy Mother of the Bride gowns for fall 2022 and which styles are “in” for autumn wedding season, plus what NOT to wear as the Mother of the Bride.
This blog post was inspired by bride-to-be, Chelsea, who is helping her mom find a gown to wear to her fall wedding. She is having trouble finding “Mother of the Bride dresses that aren’t ugly”. :) She writes:
“Hi Emmaline! My mom is looking for Mother of the Bride dresses that aren’t ugly. Most of the dresses my mom is finding are very covered, with multiple layers and they’re so matronly looking. We’re looking for fall Mother of the Bride gowns but not necessarily overly covered. Do you have any tips on where to buy Mother of the Bride dresses? I’m at a loss!”
Great question, Chelsea! Thanks for writing. Ah, fall Mother of the Bride gowns: there are many gorgeous options out there! But first things first, I agree: some of the dresses for the mom of the bride or groom aren’t very stylish and it’s a shame because you ought to feel beautiful in the dress you wear to a daughter’s wedding.
Fall Mother of the Bride Attire
As the Mother of the Bride, the only rules of thumb are:
– DON’T choose a dress that won’t upstage the bride (obviously), and
– DON’T select a Mother of the Bride gown that is white (or a variation thereof, i.e. ivory or champagne)
Other than that, choosing Mother of the Bride dresses that aren’t ugly should be so easy, right? Well, now that we know where to shop it is! :) My best suggestion for where to buy Mother of the Bride dresses that aren’t ugly is… Lulus.
They offer stylish dresses in every size, age, and style. And for fall, we’re finding many autumnal inspired dresses for the Mother of the Bride to wear with elegance and grace here.
Enough talking about them… on to the dresses! Here are the best Mother of the Bride gowns 2022 has to offer for fall. We’ve found maxi dreses, midi, v-neckline, open back, mock neck, velvet, satin, and so much more! Let’s get started! P.S. These are definitely mother of the bride dresses that aren’t ugly! :)
Fall Mother of the Bride Dresses
1. Regal Emerald Green Long Sleeve Gown, $108
A gown like this for the Mother of the Bride is a beautiful choice! I love the long sleeves, v-neckline, ruching, and sweepy feminine skirt.
2. Wine Satin Sleeveless Dress, $84
Ooh, la la! This dress is a lovely option for the Mother of the Bride. Get it here.
3. Ruffle One-Shoulder Dress, $89
This Mother of the Bride dress will make a statement with beautiful ruffles on a one-shoulder dress in stylish, classic black. Shop here.
4. Navy Maxi Dress, $92
This maxi dress in navy is one of my top picks for Mother of the Bride dresses that aren’t ugly, but stylish and form-fitting in all the right places. It offers a deep v-neckline and back, long length skirt, and a perfect goes-with-everything color in navy blue. Shop here.
5. Off the Shoulder Dress with Sleeves, $89
These incredible Mother of the Bride dresses are off-the-shoulder, but offer a bit of a sleeve. I love this look! This style makes beautiful Mother of the Bride dresses and you can choose from a variety of colors to suit the wedding color palette. Get it here.
6. Navy Tie-Front Dress, $58
This midi dress in navy blue features a beautfiul tie-front and gathered midi dress length. See it here.
7. One-Shoulder Dress, $69
This stunning dress is a one-shoulder neckline with a made-for-dancing length. Who says the Mother of the Bride dress has to be ugly? This dress proves it can be stylish and fun! Get it here.
8. Elegant Sage Brush Maxi Dress, $79
Get this flutter sleeve dress with a maxi skirt for maximum style!
9. Burgundy Off-The-Shoulder, $99
This dress is elegant and formal with a stylish off the shoulder neckline we love.
10. Lace Halter Evening Gown, $82
This burgundy lace halter top is elegant yet pulled together, with a maxi skirt that is made for dancing.
11. Emerald Green Mother of the Bride Gown, $99
Go green with this emerald lace gown featuring a long skirt and lovely halter-style neckline.
12. Navy Blue Long Lace Sleeves, $89
This gown has an open back but is covered in the front with a v-neckline and pretty lace details.
13. Long Sleeve Dress in Plum, $79
A long sleeve maxi dress is always a great choice for a Mother of the Bride dress. It’s comfortable yet elegant, can be dressed up even more with a beautiful clutch or jewelry set, and is available in a multitude of colors. Shown in plum below.
14. Lace Mermaid Maxi Gown, $89
Fall head over heels for this dress, one of the best Mother of the Bride gowns 2022 has to offer! I adore the lace details, the short cap sleeves, the mermaid fit, and the flare skirt. Love, love, love.
15. Elegant Gown, $98
This navy blue gown is the perfect Mother of the Bride dress 2022 has to offer for a variety of seasons and color palettes. This goes with everything and is covered, yet isn’t overwhelming!
16. One-Shoulder Gown in Navy, $90
This dress is perfect for the Mother of the Bride to wear who loves a one-shoulder neckline and a lovely sweeping maxi skirt.
17. Magenta Dress, $58
This ruffle dress is a nice choice for the Mother of the Bride in bright magenta and a one-shoulder neckline.
18. Mock Neck Satin Gown, $84
A dress in this mock neck style is a favorite among Mother of the Bride gowns. I adore this copper color but you can choose a few other shades here.
19. Burgundy Halter, $86
A beautiful gown for you to wear! Get it in burgundy here.
20. Long Sleeve Emerald Maxi Gown, $89
I adore this dress as one of the best Mother of the Bride gowns! It’s a lovely long sleeve dress that has a perfect skirt for the dance floor.
21. Long Sleeve Gown in Blue, $98
Get this Mother of the Bride gown here.
22. Purple Maxi Dress, $98
This beautiful purple maxi dress is stylish and serene, simple yet elegant. It makes a lovely shade and one of my favorite fall Mother of the Bride dresses 2022 has to offer.
23. High Neckline Hunter Green Dress, $89
Wow, this hunter green dress is beautiful for Mom! It has a high neckline and a beautiful back, which is covered but still incredibly stylish. Love it in green for fall.
24. Satin High Neckline Tie-Back Gown, $89
I love this gown! Check out the back here.
25. Navy Lace Backless Dress, $99
Wear your favorite navy blue dress as the Mother of the Bride — this one! You’ll love how you look and feel in this fall gown with a barely-there cap sleeve.
26. Romantic Tie-Strap Dress, $68
This feminine dress has tie-straps on the sleeves and a long-length maxi skirt in goes-with-everything navy, perfect for fall weddings!
27. Sequin Floorlength Gown, $115
Can the mother of the bride wear a sequin gown? Yes, of course! This navy blue sequin gown is one of the best fall Mother of the Bride dresses when you want to choose an elegant, statement-making dress that sparkles and shines.
28. Wrap Maxi Dress in Burgundy, $79
This lovely maxi dress in burgundy is one of my favorite fall Mother of the Bride gowns. It’s easy and effortless, yet elegant when dressed up with accessories. I love a classic maxi skirt!
29. Red Orange Floral Gown, $92
This is THE ultimate pattern for Mother of the Bride dresses in fall. I adore this shade of red orange.
30. Navy Blue Velvet Dress, $69
You can get this gorgeous fall Mother of the Bride gown here.
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I hope this helps you and your mom to pick out a perfect dress for the wedding. Remember, when in doubt try it on! You never know when you’ll find the best fall Mother of the Bride dress unless you give it a try!