Top Dress Trends for Mother of the Brides

There are so many new Mother of the Bride dress styles these days! Here are a couple of our favorite fashion trends for your mom to try.
by The Knot
  1. Lace

    When we think of weddings, we think of lace, but that doesn't mean it's just for you brides. We love this fabric for your moms too since it adds an element of romance while still looking very sophisticated. Plus, colorful lace lets the pretty patterns of the fabric really stand out. These three lace dresses from Watters, Jade by Jasmine Couture, BHLDN, are gorgeous options for moms who love this elegant look. 

  2. Bateau Necklines

    For the moms who want to show off her graceful neck, a bateau (or boatneck) neckline is one of our top trends. The cut of the neckline elongates the neck and shows off her elegant collarbone. These Teri Jon and Jade by Jasmine gowns highlight this refined style. 

  3. Cap Sleeves

    These shortened sleeves that just graze the shoulders are one of our favorite trends since it gives your mom the best of both worlds -- some coverage if she doesn't want to bare all and the option not to wear long sleeves (especially during a summer wedding!) These Jade Couture, Mon Cheri and Teri Jon dresses are sure to make your mom feel both sexy and chic. 

  4. Sheer Sleeves

    Sheer sleeves will give your mom the illusion of bare arms while still letting her feel covered up. This style is also a great option for a winter wedding. These three gowns with sheer sleeves from Jade by Jasmine, Mon Cheri, and BHLDN look incredibly stylish. 

  5. Skirts With Flounce

    For moms who want a shorter look, a flouncy skirt is playful yet polished. Plus, the flair that starts at the natural waist can hide all kinds of tummy troubles. These flirty options from Teri Jon and BHLDN are easy to move in and will definitely have your mom busting a move on the dancefloor. 

  6. Champagne Hues

    Gold and silver are typical go-to colors for Mother of the Brides, but if your mom wants to really stand out she should choose a champagne colored dress. What's great about this hue is that she gets the same shimmer and sparkle, just in a warmer tone (which is extra flattering if mom has a darker complexion). Mon Cheri, BHLDN, and Teri Jon debuted some champagne stunners this season. 

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