Moms, it’s a big day for you. Your daughter or son is going to walk down the aisle and marry the love of their life and — along with making sure you’re wearing waterproof mascara — you’ve got to find the perfect mother of the bride dress! But where to start…

Traditionally, the mother of the bride’s (or groom’s!) dress should complement the wedding color palette, but don’t let this restrict you. While sticking to the theme is important, your outfit should both reflect and celebrate you and your style. In fact, mother of the bride dresses are the perfect opportunity to interject fun prints, embroidery and silhouettes into the overall look and feel of the wedding. Love a bold floral print? Go for it! More of a pantsuit person? Wear one!  Whatever your personal style, options that ensure you’re feeling your best on this special day abound. 

Keep reading for 30 of the best mother of the bride dresses for every season, theme and budget.


Opting for a bright hue that aligns with the wedding palette is a great way to complement the bridal party’s dresses without being overly matchy-matchy. 


Sparkles and beading are a perfect way to add dimension and glitz to a fall or winter wedding.


Spring or summer wedding on the horizon? Look no further than tried-and-true florals as breathtaking as the bride’s bouquet.


Looking for something you can wear time and time again while still standing out in photos? These chic but simple dresses are your answer.


Lace and brocade is as versatile as it is elegant, no matter what silhouette you end up choosing. 


Black tie dress codes call for exquisite silhouettes in classic colors and prints.