22 dresses for the mother of the bride or groom

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Dresses for the mother of the bride or groom

As a mother of the bride or a mother of the groom, you want to feel your best on your child’s wedding day — and finding the right dress may help you do just that.

Of course, you’ll want to consider the venue, the dress code, and any requests from the bride while shopping for your dress. To help you get started, we’ve rounded up elegant mother-of-the-bride and mother-of-the-groom dresses at various price points and in different styles to help you find one that’s just right.

For example, shop everything from a sage green floral dress to an embellished column gown and a metallic dress with a cape.

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Dresses under $200

NY COLLECTION Plus Size Ruched Empire Maxi Dress

Price: $47.60 · 32% Savings
From Macy’s

Original: $70

You can’t go wrong with a simple black dress like this one.

DRESSTELLS Bell Sleeve Lace Dress

Price: $32.99 to $38.99 · From Amazon

Julia Jordan Halter Neck Jumpsuit

Price: $139 · From Nordstrom

If a jumpsuit is more your style, this Julia Jordan one is a great option. It’s available in black, olive, light mauve and more colors. 

Lauren Ralph Lauren Off The Shoulder Gown

Price: $172.25 · 35% Savings
From Bloomingdale’s

Original: $265

This pretty red Lauren Ralph Lauren off-the-shoulder gown makes for an elegant mother-of-the-bride dress.

JAEDEN Mother of The Bride Off The Shoulder Dress

Price: $106.66 · From Amazon

Adrianna Papell Women’s Metallic Knit Covered Gown

Price: $114.98 to $229 · From Amazon

Hope & Ivy backless maxi dress in sage green floral

Price: $156 · From ASOS

Dresses under $300

BHLDN Lennox Crepe Dress

Price: $220 · From Anthropologie

This simple yet stunning black dress features a high-neck silhouette with a side slit. Style it with sandals or pumps and earrings for a little sparkle.

BHLDN Leila Satin Charmeuse Dress

Price: $248 · From Anthropologie

We love the cut and shape of this satin BHLDN dress. Plus, it’s available in 11 different colors to best suit the wedding party.

Betsy & Adam Plus Size Cape Back Metallic Gown

Price: $259 · From Macy’s

This gorgeous metallic gown features an elegant cape at the back.

Alex Evenings Embellished Side Drape Column Gown

Price: $279 · From Nordstrom

This Alex Evenings dress gathers to one side with an embellishment. It features a tulip hem and is available in three colors.

JS Collections Daphne Embroidered Sequin Column Gown

Price: $298 · From Nordstrom

This floral column gown is perfect for a spring wedding.

Adrianna Papell Metallic Long Sleeve Mesh Evening Gown

Price: $229 · From Nordstrom

For a long-sleeve option for the mother of the bride or groom, this Adrianna Papell dress is available at Nordstrom.

Eliza J Lace Fit & Flare Cocktail Dress

Price: $248 · From Nordstrom

For a shorter cocktail dress option, try this fit and flare from Eliza J. 

Dresses under $500

Amsale Pryce Off-the-Shoulder Column Dress

Price: $495 · From Anthropologie

We love this off-the-shoulder gown for the wedding day. 

Reformation Winslow Dress

Price: $328 · From Reformation

For a cocktail or formal wedding this spring or summer, Reformation’s functional wrap dress is a total win.

Aidan Mattox Square Neck Floral Jacquard Gown

Price: $357.50 · 35% Savings
From Bloomingdale’s

Original: $550

This square-neck floral gown is fitted at the bust and waist but relaxed at the hip.

Dresses under $1,000

ML Monique Lhuillier Strapless Gown

Price: $595 · From Saks Fifth Avenue

This beautiful blue dress is perfect for a black-tie wedding. 

ML Monique Lhuillier Strapless Jacquard Gown

Price: $695 · From Saks Fifth Avenue

For a black-tie gown with a touch of sparkle, try this strapless Monique Lhuillier number.

Sachin & Babi Sam Gown

Price: $995 · From Anthropologie

This elegant Sachin & Babi gown is perfect for the mother of the bride or groom. The dress is both understated and glamorous; it features crystal beading along the neckline.

Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman Metallic Jacket Dress

Price: $560 · From Bloomingdale’s

Style this metallic jacket dress with pumps and a matching metallic clutch.