If you’re worried you’ll pick mother of the bride dresses that are ugly, look no further! We’re here to prove you don’t have to choose something that is totally covered up and ill-fitting; you’re the Mother of the Bride and you deserve to look stylish! Read on for mother of the bride dresses that aren’t ugly for Fall 2023 + beyond! Plus, subscribe for the latest to your inbox.
What should the Mother of the Bride wear for a fall wedding? Does the dress have to be matronly or unattractive? Of course not! The MOB deserves to wear an attractive, non-hideous dress that flatters, fits, and looks great on her. This means you can wear any kind of dress you’d like — well, within reason.
Don’t wear white or champagne, ivory, light beige, or cream. But you already know that. ;)
And make sure it’s dressy enough for the occasion without being too revealing or trying to upstage the bride. But you wouldn’t do that anyways.
Here are some dress suggestions so you can avoid wearing an ugly dress to your daughter’s wedding.
Where to Shop Non-Ugly Mother of the Bride Dresses
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 2023, which will be here before we know it, we’re finding many autumnal-inspired dresses for the Mother of the Bride to wear with elegance and grace here.
Mother of the Bride Dresses That Are Not Hideous
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. High Neckline Short Sleeve Dress, $89.99
A stylish dress with a high neckline, fashionable midi-length hem, and elbow-length sleeves. This is a perfectly fitting dress and is available in many colors. Get it by AWBridal.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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
In other retail spaces, long sleeve can sometimes look hideous, but not here. Case in point: mother of the bride dresses that aren’t ugly just have to have the right flow and color to them, like this gem below in plum.
14. Lace Mermaid Maxi Gown, $89
Fall head over heels for this dress, one of the best Mother of the Bride gowns 2023 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 most beautiful Mother of the Bride dresses 2023 has to offer for fall! This goes with everything and is covered, yet isn’t overwhelming. And it’s certainly not ugly!
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 sleeve to cover your arms, a stylish skirt for the dance floor, and is an attractive Mother of the Bride gown.
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 2023 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.
31. Navy Tie-Front Dress, $58
This midi dress in navy blue features a beautfiul tie-front and gathered midi dress length. See it here.
Don’t stop there: if you want to see more fall Mother of the Bride gowns, click here to shop!
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!