25 Beautiful Mother of the Bride Dresses for Spring 2023

Mom will be dressed to impress.
Three formal and modern mother-of-the-bride dresses for spring 2023.
Monica Mercuri - The Knot Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
Monica Mercuri
Monica Mercuri - The Knot Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
Monica Mercuri
Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
  • Monica writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in fashion 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 for moms. 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 2023 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 and trendy choices for spring 2023 weddings. But don't be afraid of darker colors, either; black and navy look great all year round and are extra-versatile, so you can rewear them over and over again.

For more style advice, read our complete guide to mother-of-the-bride attire. And don't forget to consult the wedding's dress code before purchasing your gown (here's a handy wedding attire cheat sheet!). Below, we've handpicked dressy and elegant MOB dresses for you to sift through, whether you're looking for a formal black-tie gown, a laid-back sheath—and everything in between.

1. Adrianna Papell Hand-Sequined and Embroidered Illusion Long Column Gown in Blush Pearl

We're starting off with a spring mother-of-the-bride dress that has so much to offer: floral embroidery, sparkly sequins and elbow sleeves with bell cuffs. Accessorize with fine jewelry and an elegant clutch to complete your outfit. Bonus: save $25 off your order with our exclusive code, "THEKNOT25."

Size range: 0-20

2. Oleg Cassini Off-the-Shoulder Beaded Dress with Godet Hem in Navy

For moms who love the sparkly things in life, we have the perfect dress for you. The beaded design offers the perfect amount of razzle-dazzle, while the off-the-shoulder neck and floor-length skirt make the gown appropriate for black-tie or formal wedding attire.

Size range: 2-16

3. Mac Duggal Black Floral Embroidered Tea-Length Dress in Black Multi

Searching for something that's modest but still glamorous? This tea-length dress is one of our favorite mother-of-the-bride dresses. The entire silhouette is intricately adorned with sequin floral embellishments, from the V-neck and illusion sleeves to the A-line skirt. Overall, it's a foolproof choice for mothers of the bride.

Size range: 2-16

4. Les Bos Embellished Textured Knit Jacket Sheath Dress in Mauve

Perfect for cocktail parties, this mauve mother-of-the-bride dress for spring weddings has so much to love, but we're particularly taken by the sparkly sequin detail on the neckline and matching jacket. You could remove the jacket as you please to reveal the captivating sheath underneath.

5. Needle & Thread Summer Song Diamond Ruffle Gown in Multi

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.

Size range: 0-16

6. Nicole Miller Structured Heavy Jersey Cape Gown in Black

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 jersey gown is a breathtaking choice for a black-tie wedding. The trendy off-the-shoulder neckline and draped sleeves will make you stand out.

Size range: Petite, Regular and Long 0-14

7. Oleg Cassini Embellished Short-Sleeve Cowl-Neck Jersey Sheath in Gem

Want an effortlessly elegant MOB dress? This sumptuous jersey sheath is beautiful for a spring formal dress code. It has a draped cowl neck and short flutter sleeves subtly studded with sparkles. We're fans of the rich gem color, or you can go with navy if that's more your style.

Size range: 2-16

8. Adrianna Papell Plus-Size Jersey Faux-Wrap Gown With Cascading Ruffle and Slit in Bluebird

If embellishments aren't your cup of tea, what about this minimalist spring mother-of-the-bride dress? The flexible jersey material is comfortable for a long event, plus the fabric elegantly comes together to form a cascading ruffle accent down the skirt. A nice pair of earrings, heeled sandals and a sparkly purse will complete your spring MOB outfit.

Size range: 14-30

9. Sachin & Babi Aubrey Gown in Emerald

You'll be black tie-ready for your spring wedding in this gorgeous emerald gown. With a collapsed bow shoulder, hand-embroidered beading and a floor-sweeping skirt, you'll feel like a million bucks! Pair it with delicate jewelry and glittering heels to complement the dramatic silhouette.

Size range: 0-14

10. ELOQUII Cape-Sleeve Jumpsuit in Aurora Borealis

Jumpsuits are a stylish and comfortable alternative to traditional gowns, so why not sport one at your child's wedding? For semi-formal or dressy casual dress codes, consider this colorful plus-size jumpsuit. The abstract design and flowy sleeves are so chic—it's a spring wedding, after all.

Size range: 14-22

11. Teri Jon Metallic Jacquard Shirtdress With Floral Print in Black Slate

We just had to include this unique mother-of-the-bride dress. It has a preppy collar, an oversized waistline bow and botanical print 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.

Size range: 2-22

12. Estelle Dolce Dress in Multi

Here's another lovely floral option for moms. This sophisticated shift dress features pink and green botanical embroidery against contrasting black fabric. Style it with black or nude stilettos and gold jewelry to let the flower-print shine.

Size range: 14W-24W

13. Tadashi Shoji Odette Dress in Silver

If the wedding dress code is formal, you can't go wrong with a glitzy floor-length dress. The lace overlay is embellished with hundreds of matte sequins in a beautiful floral pattern. Whether you prefer silver or gold, you'll feel luxurious and well-dressed as the mother of the bride.

Size range: 0-18

14. Alex Evenings Lace Cocktail Dress with Jacket in Navy

This sequined spring MOB dress with a jacket 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 lace.

Size range: 14W-24W

15. Phase Eight Jenna Floral Long Sleeved V-Neck Midi Dress in Frosted Heather

This printed mother-of-the-bride dress screams spring weddings. From the lovely purple pastel shade to the graceful long sleeves for extra warmth, it's a no-brainer for moms attending an outdoor ceremony. Get ready for a whole lot of compliments.

Size range: 2-15

16. Badgley Mischka Strapless Bow Gown in Navy

For the most elegant of weddings, this deep navy mother-of-the-bride dress is a showstopper for spring affairs. The focal point has to be the voluminous bow on the center of the bodice, which stands out alongside the pointed sweetheart neck and floor-sweeping skirt.

Size range: 0-16

17. Amsale Pryce Off-the-Shoulder Column Dress in Dark Green

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 foolproof options as well). Dress it up with silver or gold accessories, metallic heels and a sparkly clutch.

Size range: 0-24W

18. Marchesa Modena Dress

We need to take a moment to admire the beauty of this pretty-in-pink gown. Our favorite details include the short flutter sleeves and the thigh-high slit along the skirt. Also, the rose pink hue is exceptionally charming for spring. You'll be a seriously stylish mom, guaranteed.

Size range: 0-26

19. Azazie Dion Mother-of-the-Bride Dress in Plum

Crafted from luxe stretch crepe, this purple number is an elegant choice for moms, thanks to the chiffon lace overlay, bateau neckline bodice and long skirt. Plus, 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.

Size range: 0-30, Custom

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

This plus-size periwinkle dress has an elegant bateau neck, V-back and A-line silhouette. The brushed periwinkle and rose hues pair 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.

Size range: 14W-24W

21. Lauren Ralph Lauren Leiara Gown in Black and Gold

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. Best of all, you can rent it for $30 for four days—we call that a bargain (which we know moms will love).

Size range: Standard, Petite, Long 0-18

22. Adrianna Papell Plus-Size Floral-Print Fit-and-Flare Midi-Length Chiffon Dress in Aqua Multi

From casual weddings to outdoor cocktail parties, you could dress up this floral midi with accessories based on the formality of your event. Aside from the spring-worthy pattern, it also boasts a V-neckline, flutter sleeves and a fit-and-flare silhouette.

Size range: 14-30

23. Aidan Mattox Cold-Shoulder Beaded Gown in Light Gold

Boho mamas, this one's for you, You'll feel magnificent in this beaded spring MOB dress. It has a high V-neck, cold-shoulder cropped overlay and intricate beading throughout the light gold fabric. (Because the color could be considered bridal, run it by the bride before you head to checkout.)

Size range: 0-18

24. R&M Richards Plus-Size Sleeveless Metallic Dress and Jacket in Periwinkle

This spring mother-of-the-bride dress with a jacket comes in two pastel hues: periwinkle purple and magnolia pink. Either option would look magnificent for nuptials in the springtime. The plus-size set comes with a metallic dress and a coordinating jacket that will come in handy if the weather's chilly.

Size range: 14W-22W

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

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.

Size range: 2-22

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