If you’re looking for Mother of the Bride dresses that aren’t frumpy, matronly, or ugly, you’ll find them here! We’re rounding up figure-flattering dresses for the mother of the bride or groom in a variety of styles and shades. These are mother of the bride dresses that are not frumpy, yet modern and stylish! Read on for more + subscribe now for the latest!
Are you looking for a beautiful Mother of the Bride dress? Many moms worry they’ll pick the wrong dress, which is what we received in a question from reader, Tara. She is shopping for Mother of the Bride gowns and wants to know what to wear to her daughter’s wedding. She writes,
“Hi Emmaline! I’m shopping for a dress to wear to my daughter’s wedding in November. However, I’m finding the same problem at many stores. Do you have any tips on where to buy Mother of the Bride dresses that aren’t frumpy? Thank you!”
Great question, Tara! Congratulations to your daughter! We love when the mother of the bride or groom takes an interest in what to wear to the wedding, especially well ahead of time. If you’re looking for the best Mother of the Bride gowns 2023 moms are loving at the moment, you’ll find it here from the latest designers. :)
We’re bringing in the experts at BHLDN with their collection of Mother of the Bride dresses in a variety of styles and colors to suit any style. Whether long or short, mother of the bride dresses with sleeves or without, you’ll find it here.
Let’s get to the list! Here are some beautiful gowns for the Mother of the Bride to wear… none of which are frumpy or non-flattering at all! Enjoy!
Mother of the Bride Dresses That Aren’t Matronly
1. Off-the-Shoulder Mother of the Bride Gown
Wow, this dress features an elegant silhouette with an off-the-shoulder neckline, a floor-length skirt, and a radiant silhouette. It is elegant and available in other colors. By Amsale.
Here are some additional colors:
2. Sequin Midi Dress
This is one of the most stylish Mother of the Bride gowns 2023 has to offer with crystals, sequins, beading, and an elegant knee-length hem. By Adrianna Papell.
3. Satin Sleeveless Gown
Here’s one of the best Mother of the Bride dresses that are not frumpy: it features a floor-length skirt with a sleeveless style, an off-the-shoulder neckline, and a flattering skirt. I love the stylish wrapped-knot detail. By Teri Jon. Shop here.
4. Cap Sleeve Mother of the Bride Gown
For Mother of the Bride dresses that aren’t frumpy, look to designer Tadashi Shoji! This Odette sequin dress features an intricate pattern and a sleek silhouette and is one of the best Mother of the Bride gowns for 2023. Shop here.
Available in silver (above) or gold (below):
5. Satin Charmeuse Dress with Halter
This dress is made for dancing! I love the halter neckline and the floor-length skirt in satin. This gown is available in multiple colors. Shop here.
6. Deep V-Neck Velvet Mother of the Bride Dress
Ooh-la-la! This sumptuous velvet dress with sleeves is one of the best non-frumpy Mother of the Bride dresses on this list! We love how the bodice is form-fitting with an elegant floor-length skirt and a v-neckline. By Jenny Yoo.
Other colors are available here.
7. Satin Mother of the Bride Dress
Put on this flattering Mother of the Bride gown featuring a satin maxi skirt, a draped bodice, soft sleeves, and a plunging neckline. By BHLDN.
8. Flutter Sleeve Velvet Dress
If you love the look of velvet but prefer a short flutter sleeve, this is one of our top dress picks! By Jenny Yoo.
9. Embroidered Elegant Gown
This is one of the most beautiful mother of the bride gowns that 2023 moms are loving, with its cap-sleeve style and sumptuous embroidered fabric. By Mac Duggal.
10. Satin Midi Dress
Here’s one of the best gowns, this time in a midi length! Dress to impress with this Mother of the Bride dress with thin straps and a stunning skirt. Buy here.
11. Crepe Floor-Length Gown
If you adore a high neckline, flattering crepe fabric, and mother of the bride dresses that aren’t frumpy, any of these gowns on this list will do but this style is a fan-favorite! Shop here.
12. Velvet Dress with Off the Shoulder Neckline
This beautiful dress features an off-the-shoulder neckline, a luxe velvet skirt, and an open back. Buy here.
Finish the look of your Mother of the Bride outfit with a pair of beautiful heels that are easy for dancing, like these block heels by Loeffler Randall:
Which of these Mother of the Bride gowns is your favorite? Which of these dresses is the most stylish in your opinion? What style do YOU plan to wear? Tell us in the comment box below!
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