Where to Buy Mother-of-the-Bride Dresses You'll Both Love

With these 15 retailers, she'll be ready to walk you down the aisle in style.
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Sofia Deeb
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Sofia Deeb
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  • Sofia writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide with a specialty in fashion and e-commerce.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Sofia was a writer for Santa Barbara Life and Style Magazine.
  • Sofia studied cultural anthropology and journalism at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Updated Jun 21, 2023
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Listen up brides: if you've found yourself wondering where to buy mother-of-the-bride dresses for when mom inevitably comes asking, you've come to the right place. The thing is, you'll likely want a hand in choosing her dress (and we can't blame you). After years of her wanting a say in what you wear, your wedding finally levels the score.

In all seriousness, when it comes to coordinating your wedding party's ensemble, you can't forget about mom. After all, it's a special day for her as well—she deserves to look and feel her best. Not to mention, she'll likely be joining you down the aisle and appearing in many of the wedding photos, so her look should complement your bridesmaid's dresses, along with the overall theme of the wedding. Knowing exactly where to begin your search can help save both you and mom plenty of unnecessary stress leading up to the event.

The good news for busy moms and brides alike is that the MOB dress of your dreams is only a few clicks away. Keep reading to discover 15 of our favorite places to shop mother-of-the-bride dresses online, then head over to our attire etiquette guide to learn more about mom's role in the big day.

Where to Buy Mother-of-the-Bride Dresses in 2023

When it comes to fashion, moms and daughters might not always see eye to eye, but we think these 15 retailers offer a little something for everyone to love.


You probably know Anthropologie for their gorgeous selection of bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses, but did you know the brand has plenty of mom-worthy looks too? That's right. In their mother-of-the-bride section you'll find everything from casual sundresses to glamorous evening gowns. The best part? You can also shop shoes and accessories at Anthropologie, making it easy to check more things off your to-do list. You're welcome.

Best for: Semi-formal, Formal

Size range: 0 - 22W | Petite, Plus

Price range: $100 - $995

Sachin & Babi

If we're talking occasion dresses, we're talking Sachin & Babi. The beloved brand may have already been on your radar as a place to shop elegant evening wear, but now thanks to their dedicated mother-of-the-bride section, finding her dream dress is now even easier. Their vibrant selection of gowns offers a little something for every mom to rejoice in, no matter her style. We especially love their assortment of long-sleeved options.

Best for: Formal

Size range: 00 - 22W

Price range: $450 - $1,295

Adrianna Papell

Adrianna Papell sells stunning dresses for the mother-of-the-bride in standard, plus and petite sizes. The popular wedding brand has a beautiful selection of affordable styles for every dress code, including refreshing floral prints and romantic lace. Of course, we can't go without mentioning their iconic 1920's inspired beaded gowns.

Best for: Formal

Size range: 0 - 26 | Plus

Price range: $179 - $349


If your mom is a Nordstrom regular (and we know so many are), she'll be pleased to know the beloved retailer has an extensive collection of mother-of-the-bride dresses with options from all her favorite brands. Because she already shops there, she'll feel comfortable browsing their extensive collection in store or online. Not to mention, many Nordstrom locations even offer tailoring and alterations on-site.

Best for: Semi-formal, Formal

Size range: 00 - 28W | Petite, Plus, Maternity

Price range: $88 - $8,900

Teri Jon

Go ahead and let mom make a statement. Teri Jon's fashion-forward gowns are perfect for sending daughters down the aisle in style. From evening gowns, to cocktail dresses and everything in between, they've got the looks to help you rock all the wedding-related events on your calendar.

Best for: Cocktail, Semi-Formal, Formal

Size Range: 2 - 22

Price Range: $140 - $1,270

Mac Duggal

Being a mother-of-the-bride offers the perfect excuse to dress to the nines, so why not encourage mom to treat herself to that gorgeous gown she's been eying? With flattering silhouettes and intricate detailing, Mac Duggal's gowns were made to be treasured—and thanks to their heirloom quality, they can be for generations to come.

Best for: Formal

Size Range: 2 - 24W | Plus

Price Range: $358 - $1,798

Karen Millen

You may not be heading to a royal wedding, but for your mom, your wedding is better than any royal one. Plus, when she's wearing one of Karen Millen's gorgeous gowns, she'll feel just as regal. Thanks to their wide range of styles, it's easy to find just what you're looking for on their website, no matter the dress code of the event.

Best for: Casual, Semi-Formal, Formal

Size Range: 2 - 20 | Petite, Plus, Tall

Price Range: $98 - $748


Your mom isn't a regular mom, she's a cool mom, which is why she should be rocking the coolest it-girl label for all her MOB duties. Reformation's looks are not only sustainably made from high-quality materials, but they're also oh-so stylish. We can guarantee she'll be reaching for her dress long after the event, so consider it an investment her wardrobe will thank you for.

Best for: Casual

Size Range: XS - 3XL| Petite, Plus

Price Range: $98 - $748

Betsy & Adam

Style mixed with a bit of sass: that's our recipe for the perfect mother-of-the-bride look. You'll find both at Betsy & Adam thanks to their vibrant array of affordable gowns. Their mother-of-the-bride and groom section makes it easy to browse looks all in one place rather than hopping from website to website (because we know your mom's time is precious).

Best for: Formal

Size Range: 0 - 20

Price Range: $199 - $340

Tadashi Shoji

Bring on the glam. Tadashi Shoji's assortment of gowns has 'formal wedding' written all over it. Whether you're gearing up to head to a church ceremony or a shoreside soireé, their looks are sure to turn heads for all the right reasons.

Best for: Formal

Size Range: 0 - 20

Price Range: $378 - $978

J. Crew

Since you already know and love J. Crew for their everyday wear, choosing them for mom's mother-of-the-bride dress is really a no-brainer. Their high-quality, on-trend looks are perfect for sending you off into marriage (and for nights out afterward). Plus, you can shop for shoes and accessories from the same site. Talk about convenience.

Best for: Casual

Size Range: 00 - 24 | Petite, Tall

Price Range: $26 - $501

Lane Bryant

Looking for a retailer that checks off all the boxes? Lane Bryant offers plus size looks you'll both love for prices that can't be beat. From summer sundresses to floor-length satin gowns, there's a little something for every style and dress code on their website. If you prefer the convenience of being able to browse and try on looks in person, they also have locations all across the country!

Best for: Casual

Size Range: 14 - 40 | Petite, Plus, Tall

Price Range: $65 - $130

Johnny Was

If you're shopping for a stylish MOB dress you can wear again and again, look no further than Johnny Was. Amidst their colorful collection of boho midi and maxi dresses, you're bound to find the perfect look to wear to your next beach wedding (and probably a few other pieces you'll want to add to cart just because).

Best for: Casual

Size range: 0 - 18

Price range: $88 - $698

Phase Eight

Phase Eight's timeless dresses strike the perfect balance between style and comfort, making them ideal for hitting the dance floor in (moms can bust a move too, you know). We love that their pieces not only look good, but are good for the environment as well, as the brand is committed to using responsibly sourced fabrics and minimizing waste.

Best for: Casual, Semi-Formal

Size Range: 4 - 22 | Petite, Plus

Price Range: $110 - $810

Saks Fifth Avenue

In the market for a designer mother-of-the-bride dress? Saks carries plenty of coveted luxury brands like Mac Duggal, Monique Lhuillier, THEIA, Jenny Packham, Badgley Mischka and more. If you're looking to splurge on a MOB dress, you'll find more glam options than you can dream of here.

Best for: Semi-Formal, Formal

Size Range: 00 - 28 | Petite, Plus, Maternity

Price Range: $108 - $25,000

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