The 20 Best Mother-of-the-Bride Dresses for Spring 2024

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Collage of three spring mother-of-the-bride dress ideas
Photos, left to right: Sachin & Babi, Adrianna Papell, TERI JON
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Updated Feb 21, 2024
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For the mother-of-the-bride, a daughter's wedding is an incredibly special event that calls for an equally special look. If the wedding is taking place in March, April, May, or June, you'll need to search for the perfect spring mother-of-the-bride dress. Fortunately, there are plenty of options: the transitional weather during the spring season means you can get away with almost any style, whether you want to wear a gown that covers up your arms or something more short and sweet.

Shopping for a spring mother-of-the-bride dress means looking for something beautiful, something you feel comfortable in (remember, you'll be wearing this for hours on end), and something that fits your budget. As an important part of the wedding party, the overall look should also be cohesive with what the bride and her bridal party are wearing and should feel on theme with the rest of the wedding night. Luckily, we know just where to buy mother-of-the-bride dresses for spring. Get some ideas by looking at the styles we selected below, all of which will work wonderfully with the season's wedding vibes.

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Choosing a Spring Mother-of-the-Bride Dress

Finding the perfect dress to wear to your daughter's wedding can feel like an overwhelming task. One way to narrow down some of your options is to focus on the season the wedding is taking place in. A dress that might look exactly right for a December wedding may look out of place at a wedding in a garden in May. Keep the below in mind when looking for a gown.

Colors: Spring is often associated with candy-colored hues that are colorful without being overwhelming. Think pastels, especially pink, light blue, and yellow, or soft greens that seem to match the growing plants outside. While you don't have to completely avoid deeper jewel tones, something softer and lighter is going to feel more on-themed for a spring wedding (especially if it's taking place outdoors).

Styles: Warming weather and sunnier days lend the perfect opportunity for you to wear something playful and flirty. Think ruffles, feminine floral prints, long-tiered skirts, and dramatic puff sleeves. Flowing maxi or midi dresses are lovely in the spring, but you can also opt for something shorter if you'd like.

Weather: Spring weather can be unpredictable, which is something to take into account when selecting a dress. If you don't live in a very warm climate, you'll probably want to avoid anything too summery, like sleeveless or halter gowns. If you do opt for something like that, it's always a good idea to have a light layer, whether that's a matching cardigan, jacket or silk scarf you can drape over your shoulders. Avoid heavy materials like velvet, which is more appropriate for a winter mother-of-the-bride outfit, and opt for something lighter, like chiffon or organza.

2024 trends: When it comes to trends for spring 2024 weddings, we have some ideas. Color will be big and some particularly popular hues are moss green, dusty pink and blush, dusty blue, and bright magenta. Statement necklines are also having a moment (think: asymmetrical styles and adornments like an oversized bow).

Wedding details: It's not just about color trends and seasonally appropriate attire–it's also about the specific wedding you're attending. Take wedding details into consideration, such as the dress code (as the mother-of-the-bride, you always want to look as formal as the dress code if not slightly more formal), the location of the venue (Are you outside or inside? Near the beach or in a beautiful garden?), and the time of day (daytime weddings can sometimes be more casual). Also, note the theme and consider the bride's wishes as well.

The Best Spring Mother-of-the-Bride Dresses for 2024

When shopping for your dress, think about the basics: do you want something long and flowy or short but sophisticated? Do you want to look for a fun pattern or a solid color? Are you more interested in neutral shades or do you want to go for a pop of color? Are sleeves a must or are you okay with showing off your arms? The below dress options cover everything, meaning there's something for everyone.

1. Adrianna Papell Floral Beaded Mermaid Gown in Nude Multi

Floral beaded mermaid silhouette mother of the bride dress
Photo: Adrianna Papell

Spring, but make it sparkle. Sequins and metallic beading create a shimmering floral pattern that really pops on this dress. The mermaid silhouette is effortlessly elegant too. For easy accessorizing, take inspiration from the gold beading and choose yellow gold jewelry and metallic heels.

Size Range: 0-20

2. Mac Duggal One-Shoulder Bow Maxi Dress

Floral satin maxi dress with oversized bow detail on neckline
Photo: Anthropologie

A pretty floral print on a blush pink background is right on trend for spring. The oversized bow is really what makes this dress a showstopper, though, placed boldly on an asymmetrical one-shoulder neckline. Oh, and it's the perfect length for showing off a stunning pair of heels. Next step: Find the right mother-of-the-bride shoes.

Size range: 0-16

3. TERI JON Floral Printed Pleated Sleeve Chiffon Gown

Pleated chiffon mother-of-the-bride gown in spring florals
Photo: Rickie Freeman,TERI JON

Lightweight fabrics like chiffon are an excellent choice in the spring when the weather is starting to get warmer (which means they're also a great choice for the dance floor). If you're a fan of pleating, this dress has it in droves. The flowy, pleated skirt and sleeves look as charming as they do comfy. Shop this mother-of-the-bride dress in plus sizes and standard sizing.

Size range: 2-22

4. Sachin & Babi Zoe Gown in Off White/Azure Watercolor

Blue and white floral mother of the bride spring gown
Photo: Sachin & Babi

Long sleeves are still an option for spring weddings, especially those that take place early in the season when it can still be pretty chilly outside. The blue and white florals on this full-ball skirt make it feel just right for spring, and a belt cinching the waist is chic and cool.

Size range: 0-10

5. Adrianna Papell Hand Beaded Godet Gown in French Blue

French Blue Beaded Godet spring mother of the bride Gown
Photo: Adrianna Papell

This romantic gown features hand beading in a pretty floral pattern that screams "spring." A mermaid skirt with godets adds lots of interesting dimension and shape, and cap sleeves are ideal for unpredictable transitional weather. We also love the dusty blue shade this comes in (the rose gold would also be pretty for spring).

Size range: 0-20 standard, 14-24 plus

6. Sachin & Babi Kayla Gown in Tonal Petal

Petal motif navy blue formal gown for mother-of-the-bride
Photo: Sachin & Babi

If darker colors feel more "you," don't worry: they're not off-limits for a spring wedding. The floral pattern on this dress makes it feel just right for the season. The high-neck bodice leads to a beautiful flowing skirt that drops right to the floor. This is a great choice for the mom who wants a full-length gown she can sweep across the dance floor in.

Size Range: 0-22W

7. Azazie Maritza A-Line Pleated Mesh Tea-Length Dress in Dusty Sage

Sage green A-line midi mother-of-the-bride dress for spring
Photo: Azazie

For those who want to keep it simple, this dress is ideal: it has a classic shape, it's feminine and pretty, and while fairly understated, it's still something that will catch everyone's eye. It comes in a wide range of colors (dusty sage is on trend for spring 2024) and features subtle beaded embellishments and a pretty V-neck.

Size Range: 0-30

8. Jasmine Jade Couture Mother of the Bride

Blue one shoulder spring mother of the bride gown
Photo: The Knot

Made of flowing, lightweight chiffon, this gown features a hand-beaded applique at the top, with a one-shoulder silhouette that gives it a Grecian goddess look. The ruching on the side and the slit up the leg are both beautiful details that will make you feel confident and on top of the world.

9. AW Bridal Keira Dress in Sage Green

Floor length sage green spring mother of the bride dress
Photo: AW Bridal

Simple, elegant, and chic, this gown is made of form-fitting satin charmeuse and features a mermaid silhouette with a high neckline. It comes in a wide variety of colors, from deep jewel tones to lighter pastels and neutrals, although we love the sage green for spring in particular.

Size Range: 0-30

10. Alex Evenings Embroidered Tulle Gown With Sweetheart Illusion Neckline

Champagne embroidered gown for mother of the bride in spring
Photo: Alex Evenings

Here's a gorgeous spring-ready dress for mothers of the bride in search of something traditional. Lightweight tulle fabric is suitable for the season's warming weather. Delicate embroidery elevates the otherwise understated champagne gown. It comes with a coordinating shawl so you won't have to scour your nearest department store for something that matches.

Size range: 4-14

11. Hutch Paige Sleeveless Halter Sequin Printed Tiered Wrap Maxi Dress in Pink

Pink sequin ruffled tiered spring mother-of-the-bride dress
Photo: Anthropologie

Looking for a spring mother-of-the-bride dress that sparkles as much as your personality? Allover sequins adorn this showstopping gown. It's overflowing with feminine details, from the ruffled tiered skirt to the sweet floral pattern. The best part? It's a wrap dress, AKA the most comfy dress silhouette there is.

Size range: XS-L

12. AW Bridal Lyndra Dress

Navy Lace Short Sleeve A-Line Mother of the Bride Gown
Photo: The Knot

If you're searching for a stylish and traditional spring mother-of-the-bride dress, this is it. Pretty blue lace keeps this feminine and fun, while a sheer attached cape adds just enough coverage that is ideal for chillier nights.

13. Adrianna Papell Plus-Size Metallic Mesh Draped Gown in Rose Gold

Rose gold metallic spring mother-of-the-bride gown
Photo: Adrianna Papell

Metallics aren't just for winter. As long as you stick with lighter hues, they look great in the springtime too. Exhibit A: This dazzling metallic gown in rose gold. It features mesh draping, shimmering yellow gold details and a beautiful curve-skimming skirt. Dainty flutter sleeves add a romantic finishing touch.

Size Range: 14-28

14. Amsale The Slouch Dress

One-shoulder column gown in jade colorway
Photo: Amsale

Elegant draped satin and a floor-length column style make this dress perfect for a formal or black-tie wedding. The asymmetrical neckline is a detail that makes this one feel more unique, and while we love it in any color it comes in, the ice blue or jade green feel best for spring. One thing to note: Some of the sizes are made to order, so give yourself a couple of months between ordering and delivery.

Size Range: 00-28

15. Montage by Mon Cheri

Dusty rose lace short sleeve spring mother of the bride gown
Photo: The Knot

Something about the purple shade of this allover lace gown makes it feel like the perfect fit for a spring event. A fit and flare style is classic and a cutout back shows just enough skin. The cap sleeves are great for spring and it also comes with a matching tulle shawl if it gets too breezy.

16. XSCAPE Plus Size Embellished Lace Off-the-Shoulder Gown

Light blue off-the-shoulder lace embroidered spring mother-of-the-bride dress
Photo: Macy's

This might be the perfect formal spring gown. The floral lace embroidery makes it ideal for a wedding that's taking place in a garden, and the fit-and-flare style and off-the-shoulder neckline make it feel so regal and elegant. We love the light blue color as well.

Size Range: 14W-22W

17. Eshakti Bow Tie Pleat Waistband Dupioni Dress in Black

Pleat Waistband Dupioni spring mother of the bride Dress in Black
Photo: Dia & Co

Black is a timeless option, even for a mother-of-the-bride dress in the spring. This one uses fun details, like a large bow at the waist and asymmetrical ties, to make it feel feminine and special. We love the full-length skirt as well.

Size Range: 0-36

18. Jade Couture Mother of the Bride by Jasmine in Champagne

Champagne lace spring mother of the bride dress
Photo: The Knot

Made of stretchy jersey, this gown is comfortable with a fit-and-flare style and short sleeves for a little coverage. The lace bodice and V-neck are feminine and pretty, and combined with an empire skirt, it feels stylish but still modest.

19. Azazie Laina Dress in Dusty Blue

Dusty blue Mermaid Lace Floor-Length spring mother of the bride Dress
Photo: Azazie

Lace and chiffon are a beautiful combination, especially with this dress. It features a lace bodice with a high slit and V-neck that shows just enough skin. Chiffon sleeves that go around the back offer some coverage and will keep you from getting too chilly.

Size Range: 0-30

20. Alex Evening Sequin Lace & Chiffon Gown in Taupe

Taupe Sequin Lace & Chiffon spring mother of the bride Gown
Photo: Nordstrom

Opt for the traditional mother-of-the-bride look with this lace and chiffon gown. It has a modest and stylish A-line skirt with elbow-length sleeves and a higher neckline. The taupe is a beautiful neutral shade, but be sure to get the bride's okay that it doesn't appear too white.

Size Range: 6-18

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