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Mother Of The Bride Dresses That Actually Do Your Hot Mom Justice

I know it’s not just me who’s sick of seeing our hot-ass moms walk down the aisle on our special day wearing something that’s full coverage and has enough sequins to give you a rash just looking at it. Sure, having been a bride myself I know that the day is all about us, but it’s also all about them…right?! I wanted my mom to look and feel her very best on my wedding day and not feel like she has to succumb to the frump-city world of the classic mother of the bride dresses. And honestly, same goes for mother of the groom! She deserves to be hot, too!

Also, this might be a spicy take, but I don’t feel like either the MOB or MOG has to wear the same shade as the bridal party. Let’s give them a print that fits their personality or even a little, dare I say….color!? (The horror!!!!). I know traditionally we would all go to a department store for a formal dress, but so many brands (i.e. Anthropologie, Reformation, Sézane) have some killer dresses that scream chic that you should consider adding into the shopping rotation.

So if you and your mom have been scratching your head about MOB lewks, look no further. Here are some clear winners to consider for the big day.

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Let’s quit it with this “it has to be navy or black” BS — bring on the color!

It’s okay if your mom’s dress doesn’t match the bridal party’s…we want her to stand out, don’t we?! So, go for a seasonal appropriate color that really compliments her. The brighter the better, IMO.

Sachin & Babi Cella One-Shoulder Belted Gown

Betsy & Adam Plus Size Sleeveless V-Neck Cascade Ruffle Scuba Crepe Gown

Tuckernuck Citron Feather Jamie Dress

I know I just dissed black and navy, but they’re also v classic (sorry, not sorry)

I personally love adding a little color but navy and black are obviously classic for a reason. There are so many chic options that play with texture, structure, and embellishments that these are *actually* worthy of your mom.

Aidan Mattox One-Shoulder Organza Ruffle Gown

Floral Applique Boat Neck Short Sleeve Gown

Plus Size Ruffled Off-the-Shoulder Short Sleeve Crepe Sheath Gown

Go bold or go home

We love a good print. TBH, it can help match a personality or bring a little whimsy to an otherwise formal affair — don’t be afraid of mixing things up.

Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman

BHLDN Leila Deep-V Flutter-Sleeve Satin A-Line Gown

Theia Fiona Cloud Floral Jacquard Midi-Dress

Don’t be afraid to show some skin!!!!

Forget covering everything up —I love a strapless or one-shoulder dress for the MOB/MOG. It’s a great way to show off some skin while still being 100% age-appropriate.

Theia Ellie A Line Midi Dress

Sachin And Babi Beau Gown Garden Club

Alfred Sung Strapless Ruffle Peplum Satin Column Gown

Covering up is also not a sin

Sometimes we just feel better when we’re a little more covered up — it’s not about hiding but rather accentuating what makes you feel best. These options are so fashion-forward while still feeling balanced with coverage.

Jumpsuit & Long Floral Jacket Set

Amsale Satin One-Shoulder Gown

Teri Jon Asymmetrical Crepe Gown

Abbey Westlin
Abbey Westlin
Abbey Westlin is a self-proclaimed iced coffee enthusiast, practitioner of beauty, and fashion connoisseur. By day, she makes a living by creating Fashion and Lifestyle content for Betches Media. By night, she enjoys cooking intricate meals, sipping a glass (or four) of rosé, and keeping up with the news. Follow her on Instagram @abbey_westlin.