Where to Buy Chic Mother-of-the-Bride Dresses

Banish frumpy frocks from your bridal party—these brands and stores all stock figure-flattering dresses for the mother-of-the-bride (or groom!) that are anything but matronly.

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What you’ll find: Designer-quality clothes for every occasion and dress-code—cut for sizes 8 to 24—that don’t compromise quality, comfort, or style.



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What you’ll find: On top of their beautifully curated options for brides and bridesmaids, BHLDN has a host of dresses for the moms in the wedding party. The aesthetic toes the line between whimsical and elegant in exactly the same refined way as their bridal boutique.

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What you’ll find: Exactly what you’d expect from the go-to brand for accessibly on-trend scores: pretty pieces in sophisticated colors with fashion-forward details. J. Crew Weddings doesn’t have any dresses designated “M.o.B,” but there are tons of great picks in their section for bridesmaids that will look equally as lovely on mom.

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What you’ll find: If formal is the name of the game, consider the White by Vera Wang collection at David’s Bridal your secret weapon. The collection’s very wallet-friendly styles come in a dizzying array of cuts, colors, and lengths.

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What you’ll find: Signature sparkling details like beading and sequins, in both cocktail cuts and gowns, make Aidan Mattox a favorite pick for weddings that call for a little extra glamour.

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What you’ll find: Everything from formal gowns for evening soirees to flowy frocks made for beach weddings in stylish silhouettes and colors. You'll want to wear them again and again once the wedding is over.

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What you’ll find: From petite to plus (and every size in between), Nordstrom carries a hand-picked selection of options for moms of brides or grooms, whether you’re looking for classic matched separates or something a little less traditional.