Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers of the bride out there! At Maggie Sottero Designs, we are honored to be a small part of so many special days for brides, moms, grandmas, friends, and mother figures. And to celebrate this most gracious and classy of holidays, we’ve compiled our favorite gorgeous, elegant, and stylish Mother of the Bride outfits inspired by our real brides’ wedding themes—from boho and rustic to glam and romantic. Keep scrolling!
Gold Maxi Dress with Vintage Patterns for a Boho Wedding
Erika Diaz Photography
Planning an all-out bash for your big day? Your mom will make a fabulous entrance in gold, black, and jewel tones. Pair a chic wedding dress style like Antonia by Maggie Sottero with a gilded mother of the bride outfit for a unique yet glamorous balance.
A great way to distinguish your wedding dress from your wedding party’s attire? Opt for a complementary sleeve pairings, such as sleeveless with sleeved, cap-sleeved with off-the-shoulder, or a bateau neckline with strapless. For example, this bride looks gorgeous in long illusion sleeves, while her mother kept it fresh and flirty with double spaghetti straps. It’s a winning combo in our book!
Lightweight Blue Illusion Lace Sleeve Gown for an Outdoor Wedding
Sarah and Paul Photography
If you’re getting married in warm weather and your MOB prefers a bit of coverage, opt for lightweight illusion and easy layers. This bride looks summer-ready in vintage lace and relaxed silhouette á la Hope by Rebecca Ingram. It’s paired perfectly with her mother’s subtle shimmer gown with classic sleeves and a dark blue colorway. We’re smitten!
Mother of the Bride Bell-Sleeved Gown in Off-White for a Rustic or Boho Themed Wedding
Chantel Marie Photography
OK, so you may think you should be the only one wearing white on your big day, but it’s not always so! We’re here to make the case for the subtle charms of an all-white or off-white wedding party as well. For example, this bride paired her delicate knit lace gown Deirdre by Maggie Sottero with her MOB’s crisp and all-white outfit. What a lovely combo of textures, fabric, and silhouette for an elegant and captivating statement!
(And whatever color palette you choose, it’s worth noting that bell sleeves and minimalist fabrications are a super stylish choice for your mother. It’s classic yet trendy, versatile yet unique, and perfectly flattering.)
Sleeveless Blush Mother of the Bride Outfit with Sequins for a Summer Wedding
Does your mom have a fresh and flirty personality? And does this fresh and flirty personality lean toward summer florals and blush tones? Get inspired with this mother of the bride’s sweet yet classy pink dress in allover sequins—an excellent option for a hot-season celebration!
This bride chose her MOB’s style based on her Meryl Marie wedding dress by Maggie Sottero, a timelessly feminine style in shimmery lace and demure coverage.
Mother of the Bride Lace Teatime Gown for a Casual Spring Wedding
Chase Sevey Photography
Inspired by garden parties and springtime florals, this mother of the bride outfit features lightweight eyelet lace, a white colorway, and a breezy fabrication. Your mom will feel fresh, vibrant, and super stylish in a gown that’s perfectly “mismatched” to your own lovely lace design, á la Suzanne Rose by Sottero and Midgley.
Does your MOB prefer a no-hassle gown for the big day? This knee-length silhouette is a chic and versatile choice for a variety of casual wedding aesthetics, from rustic-chic to vintage elegance and nature-inspired romance. Gorgeous!
Sapphire Blue Evening Mother of the Bride Dress with Shimmer for Glamorous Wedding
Fiona Claire Photography
If you have a ritzy wedding theme and your mother of the bride has a taste for luxury, it’s evening wear all the way! Perfectly suited for a vintage-glam ballgown wedding dress like Allen by Sottero and Midgley, this dazzling blue mother of the bride dress features a shimmery bodice, flattering waistline, and floor-length skirt. It’s a winning combo to have your mom feel special without taking the focus away from your own princess-inspired aesthetic.
Ready to curate more wedding-party styles? Once you’ve found your perfect mother of the bride outfit and wedding dress pairing, head over to our Father of the Bride Attire Trends, Trends for Grooms Attire, and Bridesmaid Dress Ideas, featuring stylish colorways, formal wear, and accessories for your father and sweetheart. And finally, browse more wedding trends and inspiration from our real couples on our Pinterest page. Cheers!