25 Beautiful Mother-of-the-Bride Dresses for Spring 2022

Mom will be dressed to impress.
Three formal and modern mother-of-the-bride dresses for spring 2022
Monica Mercuri - The Knot Assistant Commerce Editor
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Monica Mercuri
Monica Mercuri - The Knot Assistant Commerce Editor
Monica Mercuri
Assistant Commerce Editor
  • Monica writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in e-commerce content
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Monica was an assistant style and market editor at House Beautiful
  • Monica holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs
Updated Feb 03, 2022
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As the mother of the bride, picking a wedding outfit is an exciting moment leading up to your child's special day. You'll remember and cherish their wedding forever, so it only makes sense to wear something special that makes you feel good. Lucky for you, spring is a lovely time for weddings—and wedding fashion. There are tons of seasonal styles, patterns and colors for mothers of the bride. To prove it, we're sharing our favorite spring mother-of-the-bride dresses for 2022 weddings.

But first, a few shopping tips. Before you buy your MOB dress, take some time to connect with the bride. Sometimes, couples ask moms to coordinate with the rest of the wedding party. Plus, it's a good idea to ask if any colors—like white and ivory—are off limits. If you aren't given any color guidelines, pastels and floral prints are classic choices for spring. But don't be afraid of darker colors—black and navy look great all year round. For more style advice, read our complete guide to mother-of-the-bride attire. And don't forget to consult the dress code (here's a handy wedding attire cheat sheet!).

Adrianna Papell Floral-Print Long Satin Jacquard Blouson Halter Gown in Blush Multi

Adrianna Papell long satin floral mother-of-the-bride dress for spring

We're starting off with a spring mother-of-the-bride dress that has so much to offer: beautiful pink and purple floral motifs, a trendy halter neckline and an elegant side slit. Accessorize with statement earrings and sparkly stilettos for an even more gorgeous look.

Teri Jon Lace Short-Sleeve High-Low Dress in Black Multi

Teri Jon short-sleeve high-low black mother-of-the-bride dress for spring

If you're wondering whether black is an appropriate color to wear to a wedding, the answer is yes! At modern weddings, black mother-of-the-bride dresses are extremely popular. This black cocktail dress has a beautiful floral lace design that's nothing short of sophisticated. We also love the illusion neckline and subtly sheer sleeves.

BHLDN Pryce Off-the-Shoulder Column Dress in Dark Green

BHLDN off-the-shoulder column dress in dark green for spring MOB dress

Sleek and elegant, this simple off-the-shoulder gown is a modern dress you'll look forward to wearing. For spring, we love the dark green color (but mauve and light green are excellent options as well). Dress it up with silver or gold accessories, metallic heels and a sparkly clutch.

Needle & Thread Darling Meadow Ruffle Ballerina Dress in Multi

Needle & Thread pink floral ruffle ballerina dress for spring mother of the bride

Here's a gorgeous mother-of-the-bride dress that's perfect for a garden wedding. Choose from three different lengths—Mini, Ballerina or Gown—using the wedding's dress code as your guide. The pretty pink frock has a vintage-inspired floral print, whimsical ruffles and romantic long sleeves. A few accessories, like simple earrings and nude heels, will complete the outfit.

Oleg Cassini Plus-Size Cape Gown With Sparkle Embellishment in Charcoal

Oleg Cassini plus-size cape gown with sparkle charcoal mother-of-the-bride dress

This mother-of-the-bride dress is a simple and sophisticated option that doesn't risk style. The sparkly embellished cape offers the perfect amount of razzle-dazzle, while the floor length makes the dress appropriate for black-tie or formal wedding attire. Neutral heels, sparkly earrings and an elegant clutch would complement the outfit nicely.

Black Halo Manala Gown

Back Halo black one-shoulder mother-of-the-bride dress for spring

No wonder so many moms turn to Rent the Runway for their attire; you can rent (or buy) designer mother-of-the-bride dresses at affordable prices. This black crepe gown is a breathtaking choice for a black-tie wedding. The trendy one-shoulder neckline, stylish flutter sleeve and form-fitting shape will make you stand out.

Alex Evenings Rosette Lace Short-Sleeve A-Line Gown in Brushed Periwinkle

Alex Evenings rosette lace short-sleeve A-line gown in Brushed Periwinkle spring mother-of-the-bride dress

This darling periwinkle dress has an elegant bateau neck, V-back and A-line silhouette. The color pairs beautifully with the shimmering satin rosettes placed all over the bodice and skirt. Accessorize with silver pumps and a cute clutch for a classy outfit.

Adrianna Papell Plus-Size Mock-Neck Beaded Column Dress With T-Back in Biscotti

Adrianna Papell plus-size beaded column dress for boho mother of the bride

Boho mamas, this one's for you. You'll feel magnificent in this beaded column dress. It has a halter bodice, T-back and intricate beading embroidered all over the champagne fabric. There's also a subtle slit at the back of the skirt for comfortable movement. (Just one request: The color could be considered bridal, so run it by the bride before you head to the checkout!)

Oleg Cassini Three-Quarter Wrap-Front Sheath Plus-Size Gown in Chianti

David's Bridal mother-of-the-bride plus-size dress in Chianti from Oleg Cassini

If embellishments aren't your cup of tea, what about this minimalist sheath wrap gown? The flexible jersey material is comfortable for a long event, plus the fabric elegantly comes together to form a chic twist at the waist. A nice pair of earrings, black stilettos or heeled sandals and a small purse will complete your spring MOB outfit.

BHLDN Petaluma Sequin Dress in Fog

BHLDN Petaluma sequin dress in light blue for spring MOB

Searching for something that's modest but still glamorous? This knee-length dress is one of our favorite mother-of-the-bride dresses. The blue-gray fabric is intricately embellished with the most stunning crystals, sequins and beading. And the short sleeves, which fall slightly above the elbow, are just the right amount of dressy. Overall, it's a foolproof choice for an important event.

Teri Jon Metallic Organza Satin-Trim Shirt Dress in Dusty Pink

Teri Jon satin shirt dress in dusty pink for unique spring mother-of-the-bride dress

We just had to include this unique mother-of-the-bride dress. It has a preppy collar, an oversized waistline bow and pink metallic fabric that's both trendy and seasonally appropriate. Delicate jewelry, black or neutral pumps and a cute purse will pair gorgeously with this flared, knee-length dress.

Alex Evenings Lace Cocktail Dress With Jacket in Navy

Alex Evenings navy cocktail dress with jacket for spring mother of the bride

This sequined ensemble is a classy and chic choice for moms. Our favorite part? The included lace jacket that'll keep you warm during spring's fluctuating temps. Sparkly jewelry, silver heels and a silver clutch will look so good against the navy blue lace.

BHLDN Beckett Satin-Charmeuse Maxi Dress in Eggplant

BHLDN satin charmeuse maxi dress simple mother-of-the-bride dress for spring

For all the minimalist moms, this satin, sleeveless dress is for you. It has a blouson top and a long skirt—a simple ensemble for a formal wedding event. We're fans of the rich purple color, but that's not your only option. Dress this gown up with strappy heels and silver jewelry, or down with nude heeled sandals.

Lauren Ralph Lauren Leiara Gown

Ralph Lauren black and gold black-tie spring MOB dress

Ralph Lauren nailed it with this captivating black and gold metallic-knit gown. It has an elegant V-neckline and three-quarter sleeves, so you'll stay warm in this fashion-forward garment. And, best of all, you can rent it for $30 for four days—we call that a bargain (which we know moms will love).

Oleg Cassini High-Neck Glitter A-Line Gown With Keyholes in Blush

Oleg Cassini shimmery blush gown for formal spring mother-of-the-bride dress

If the wedding dress code is formal, you can't go wrong with a glitzy floor-length dress. The front and back keyholes and skirt slit add a sexy touch to the sophisticated A-line silhouette. Whether you prefer blush, light blue or silver, you'll feel luxurious and well-dressed as the mother of the bride. For styling inspo, try dramatic earrings, black stilettos and an elegant clutch.

ELOQUII A-Line Dress With Puff Sleeves in The Shape of Things

ELOQUII abstract plus-size mother-of-the-bride dress for spring

Dramatic sleeves are on trend for 2022, so why not choose a puff-sleeve mother-of-the-bride dress? For a more casual wedding dress code, here's a modern A-line dress that came to impress. The colorful, abstract design is so chic—it's a spring wedding, after all! And how cute is that mock neck combined with the keyhole neckline cutout?

Oleg Cassini Plus Off-the-Shoulder Ruched Crepe Mermaid Dress in Navy

Oleg Cassini plus off-the-shoulder ruched mermaid dress in navy for mother of the bride

We're swooning over the shape of this sexy mother-of-the-bride dress. The navy mermaid gown has cold-shoulder cap sleeves, a subtle V-neck and side ruching at the bodice. Make it wedding-ready with gold or silver jewelry, black or metallic heels and a sparkly clutch for spring.

Azazie Hayek MBD Dress in Dolphin Gray

Azazie gray mother-of-the-bride dress for spring

Believe it or not, gray mother-of-the-bride dresses are really popular. This one caught our eye because of its pretty lace bodice and crystal applique at the center waist. Psst: Azazie lets you try on dresses at home for $10 (with return shipping included), so you'll feel comfortable about your purchase without leaving the comfort of your home.

Badgley Mischka Collection V-Neck Long-Sleeve Asymmetric Cape-Shoulder Gown in Navy

Badgley Mischka Collection V-neck long-sleeve gown with ruffle cape for spring MOB

You'll be black tie-ready for your spring wedding in this ravishing navy gown. With an elegant V-neckline, draped ruffle shoulders and a trumpet silhouette, you'll feel like a million bucks in this luxurious dress (I mean, you are the mother of the bride!). Pair it with delicate jewelry and black or nude heels to complement the dramatic silhouette.

Alex Evenings Long Ruched Mesh Cold-Shoulder Sheath Dress

Alex Evenings long ruched cold-shoulder sheath dress for spring mother of the bride

Sexy meets elegance with this sleek black mother-of-the-bride dress. The mesh sheath dress has playful cold-shoulder cutouts and unique ruching over the waist. Get ready for a whole lot of compliments.

Adrianna Papell Plus-Size Off-the-Shoulder Sequin Beaded Gown in Lead

Adrianna Papell plus-size sequin mother-of-the-bride dress for spring

We're hopelessly enchanted by this allover-sequin MOB dress. The off-the-shoulder neckline is so romantic for spring, plus you'll have so much fun dancing in the flowy mermaid skirt. To heighten the look for your evening event, add gold or silver jewelry, black heels and a small clutch—voilà!

Mac Duggal Long-Sleeve Draped Jersey Sheath Gown in Olive

Neiman Marcus long-sleeve sheath classy mother-of-the-bride gown for spring wedding

You'll stand out beautifully in this floor-length gown by Mac Duggal. From embellishments on the shoulder to the seasonal green color, there's a lot to love. And the long sleeves will definitely be useful for chillier temperatures. It's a formal mother-of-the-bride dress perfect for a black-tie wedding.

David's Bridal Plus Crepe Off-the-Shoulder Sheath With Skirt Slit in Steel Blue

David's Bridal plus off-the-shoulder trendy mother-of-the-bride dress for spring

How springtime is this blue crepe sheath dress? It has a lovely off-the-shoulder design and a modest skirt slit for an extra touch of formality. Complete your outfit with statement jewelry and black or silver shoes.

Teri Jon Off-Shoulder Side-Drape Ruffle Gown in Slate/Rose Gold

Teri Jon off-shoulder ruffle gown for spring mother-of-the-bride dress

We need to take a moment to admire the beauty of this floor-length ruffled gown. Our favorite details are the asymmetrical neckline, off-the-shoulder sleeves and glamorous side ruffle cascading along the skirt. Also, the color combo is exceptionally charming for spring. You'll be a seriously stylish mom, guaranteed.

City Chic Nouveau Maxi Dress in Black

City Chic floral casual mother-of-the-bride dress for spring wedding

To round out our favorite spring mother-of-the-bride dresses, here's a lovely option for a semi-formal or casual wedding. This flowy maxi dress has a sophisticated floral print, V-neckline and complimentary cami slip underneath. Style it with black or nude stilettos and neutral-colored jewelry to let the beautiful design shine.

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