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40 Of Our Favourite Mother of The Bride Dresses for 2021

Published date: 9th March 2021 | Author: Claudia Trotman


While the focus on a wedding day may be firmly on the bride’s dress, it’s no doubt that the day is just as special for the mother of the bride. The day a mother dreams of for their child and no doubt you know the number of roles you will take that day in order to support your daughter- but what to wear?

Mother of the bride dresses come in all different styles and prices. Knowing what to wear is a stress and a search you just don’t need for the big day, so we’ve put together a list of our favourite on-trend dresses for all types of weddings!

Whether a floral dress for a destination wedding or a midi dress with a matching jacket for a more traditional wedding, we’ve got you covered! Stay calm and fulfil your mother of the bride duties whilst looking stylish.

Short Mother Of The Bride Dresses

1. Jordyn Jacquard Fit And Flare Dress from Phase Eight

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Phase Eight, £120

You could never go wrong with a floral dress for a wedding. Whether destination or not, this mother of the bride dress is classy, elegant and timeless. Flattering in shape and the colour will work for a wedding at any time of the year. For just £120 this dress is perfect for the wedding. Matching jackets are also available at Phase 8.

2. Sheath/Column Scoop Neck Knee-Length Chiffon Lace Dress from JJ's House

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JJ’s House, £78

This traditional mother of the bride dress is perfect for the big day! In a variety of colours and in a classic style, this dress is sure to be a stylish outfit. After all, the mother of the bride has rights reserved to look as beautiful as possible! All for £78.

3. Mila Shift Dress from Hobbs

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Hobbs, £55

You can’t go far wrong with a shift dress. Elegant in the day and perfect for the evening reception, this pink dress from Hobbs is a steal for just £55 (on sale now.)

4. TABII Lace Floral Midi Dress from Ted Baker

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Ted Baker, £269

This dress is both elegant, fashionable and classic all in one. It is an occasion dress, meaning your last use won’t just be for the wedding. Whether it’ a day at the races or another important event, you’d be covered for just £269 from Ted Baker.

5. Nightingales Champagne Lace Dress And Jacket from JD Williams

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JD Williams, £52.50

A dress and a jacket together is the best way to celebrate. Stay warm in the evening whilst still looking stylish in the day. Dresses don’t have to be impractical- as shown by this lace number from JD Williams currently in the sale for £52.50.

6. Closet London Gathered Wrap Midi Dress from ASOS

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ASOS, £58

Who said that white is reserved for only the bride? Stop the search here with this beautiful short dress. Both elegant and simple, it’s a steal at only £58. Make sure you check the bride is okay with you wearing white first though!

7. Closet London Belted Midi Dress from ASOS

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ASOS, £75

Long sleeves are always a good idea for a mother of the bride dress. While you look classy during the day, this dress will keep you warm at the evening and is a brilliant occasion dress. All for just £75.

8. Embroidered Pleated Midi Dress With Fluted Sleeve from ASOS

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ASOS, £42

The embroidery on this dress is beautiful and it perfect for both the ceremony and the evening. It’s affordable for just £42 and the short fit is elegant and stylish. The top of the dress is the real star and provides wearability for a range of events.

9. Pale Blue Floral Crochet Skater Dress from New Look

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New Look, £29.99

Crochet dresses are fashionable for summer and will get many wears through the season. You could pair this dress with a range of jackets to make it weather appropriate in the evening. The length is perfect for the wedding ceremony too! All for the cheap price of £29.99. What a steal!

10. Pink Ditsy Floral Metallic Chiffon Midi Dress from New Look

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New Look, £26

If you’re looking for a dress that has a distinct designer feel, look no further than this New Look dress. Perfect for both the day and the evening, it’s fashion forward and yet still elegant. Plus the floral pattern is right on trend- all for just £26!

Long Mother Of The Bride Dresses

11. Tabitha Embellished Maxi Dress from Monsoon

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Monsoon, £50

On sale now for just £50, this embellished pink maxi dress is stylish, different and is sure to make you stand out amongst the guests, while still complimenting the bride. You need to make sure the dress you get is a standout, while still not the main attraction and this is a perfect example of that.

12. A-Line Scoop Neck Ankle-Length Chiffon Lace from JJ's House

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JJ’s House, £137

There may be a certain colour you should wear in order to compliment the bride and groom. Bride outfits are in fact the centre of attention. Good job JJ’s Fashion house provides this beautiful dress in a variety of styles, meaning you’ll always look put together for £137.

13. Grey Floral Pleated Maxi Dress from Roman

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Roman, £64

This dress is timeless, elegant and perfect for a summer wedding. As mother of the bride, you will look dashing in this floral number and, most importantly, will stay cool through out the day no matter how much you run around. Currently, the dress is on sale for £64.

14. Sequin Angel Sleeve Maxi Dress from Coast

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Coast, £90

Sequins are always a good idea! As mother of the bride, this is no exception. Coast offer this beautiful maxi dress that is sure to look great! Currently on sale for £90.30.

15. Adrianna Papell Multi Beaded Gown from Harvey Nichols

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Harvey Nichols, £175

This beaded gown from Harvey Nichols is sure to make you feel confident on your big day. The long sleeves make it perfect for colder weather but the gown is also light and wearable, meaning you won’t be uncomfortable during a long day! It’s also on sale for £175.

16. Satin Kimono Sleeve Maxi Dress from ASOS

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ASOS, £90

Satin dresses are beautiful and always elegant- perfect for the mother of the bride! This dress in particular is a classic cut and is sure to look elegant during the ceremony. Priced at £90, this dress is sure to be a hit!

17. Plunge Front Bow Back Maxi Dress from ASOS

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ASOS, £55

Navy is always a good choice for the mother of the bride. Elegant, classic and complimentary, this dress has a satin bow to dress up the style, whilst still being flattering. For just £55, this dress is definitely a good choice for the big day!

18. Sleeveless Satin Midi Dress from ASOS

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ASOS, £35

The shoulder pads on this dress add an edgy style to a classic satin dress. Perfect for the mother who is fashionable and wants a bit of extra style. Satin is always a safe option and the colour of the dress is sure to compliment the bride and groom’s outfits. The photos will look well put together, all for just £35.

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This dress is classic and elegant. While the beading adds a beautiful touch of style and elegance, the nude mesh skirt is sure to compliment the bride and groom’s outfits and will still turn heads from back to top. You won’t find something more perfect for just £90.

20. Midi Dress With Batwing Sleeve from ASOS

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ASOS, £45

Luxury, elegant and stylish are words that come to mind when looking at this dress. Red is endlessly stylish and is sure to make a statement on the big day whilst not dragging all the attention away from the bride. The fit is beautiful and costs just £45- it’s a steal!

Destination Mother Of The Bride Dresses

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This dress is the perfect option for a slightly cooler destination wedding. While the dress is chiffon to keep you cool, the long sleeves ensure that as the evening chill draws in, you are well protected whilst still looking stylish. Affordable at just £88.

22. Floral Embellished Maxi Dress from Karen Millen

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Karen Millen, £45

Floral detailing is key when looking for stylish mother of the bride dresses. This can be echoed in the accessories, such as a fascinator or your bag. This grey chiffon dress from Karen Millen is beautiful and is sure to keep you cool on a hot day- currently on sale for £45!

23. Sienna Jersey Maxi Dress from Boden

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Boden, £54

Just because you’re mother of the bride, it doesn’t mean you can’t show your style! There are certain rights reserved for the mother, one being your outfits! Show up in colour to celebrate and don’t hold back on your accessories! This jersey dress from Boden is cool in the warm weather too! £54.

24. VALETIA Elegant Pleated Dip Hem Dress from Ted Baker

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Ted Baker, £134

You can’t go wrong with chiffon in the warm weather and this dress form Ted Baker is truly special. The dipped hem, floral pattern and light material is the best for warm weather. After all how are you supposed to support the bride and groom if you’re too warm! This one is for comfort and style. The price is affordable too! £134

25. Joanna Hope Beaded Layer Dress from JD Williams

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JD Williams, £60

This Art Deco style dress from JD Williams is the perfect length for a destination wedding and stylish. It has an exclusive feel too and it’s unlikely anyone will come wearing the same thing as you. With beads and layers, this is fashion at an affordable price. £60.

Classic Mother Of The Bride Dresses

26. BELLANA Wilderness Midi Dress from Ted Baker

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Ted Baker, £89

Classic doesn’t have to mean old. New outfits can have a sense of class to them, such as this red dress from Ted Baker. This red colour is perfect to stand out while still complimenting the bride and groom style. This midi dress is fashionable and vibrant, shop this here for just £89 in the sale.

27. Lilac Chiffon Wrap Maxi Dress from Roman

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Roman, £40

One classic style for a mother of the bride dress is a floaty floral- such as this gorgeous dress from Roman. A range of dresses could be worn to a wedding but there is something so timeless about this type of dress! Plus the cape back is fashionable. £40.80.

28. Mint Lace Top Overlay Pleated Midi Dress from Roman

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Roman, £60

Another Roman dress, currently in the sale for just £60, the range of events you could wear this to is impressive. But for now, the search for your dress could end here. Classic, elegant and perfect for a summer wedding- all for an affordable price!

29. Tie Back Maxi Dress from Whistles

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Whistles, £199

This style is so timeless and classic. Although simple, it is perfect to dress up with accessories and will look dazzling with a nice pair of shoes! Use this dress as the perfect backdrop for embellishment- maybe even add a jacket for the evening. Perfect for any occasion too! £199

30. Moss Crepe 3/4 Sleeve 'Confident' Dress from Bombshell

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Bombshell, £129

The search for a perfect dress can be tireless- so why not stick to the classic style? This dress is bound to give you an hourglass figure and will make perfect outfits for future use. The colour is gorgeous and is bound to compliment the wedding! £129

Unusual Mother Of The Bride Dresses

31. Annie Wedding Trousers & Blazer from Whistles

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Whistles, from £229

Why stick with a dress for the wedding? Suits are becoming more and more fashionable and what a way to impress your guests than to wear this gorgeous suit from Whistles? With the trousers costing £229 and the blazer £299, pair them with a top and you have the perfect outfit.

32. High Neck Cap Sleeve Jumpsuit from ASOS

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ASOS, £85

If you’re looking for the designer look without breaking the bank, try this jumpsuit from ASOS. At just £85, jump-suit will help to achieve the unusual and yet classic look. Elegant and sure to create a beautiful view in the photos.

33. Satin Lattice Back Midi Dress from ASOS

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ASOS, £85

Not many dresses are this unique. Classic, modest and a beautiful shape, you are sure to be the only person wearing this dress at the wedding. With a little help from other products and accessories, you will stand out against the view in the photographs. For just £85, this is a great option!

34. Wrap Front Maxi Dress from ASOS

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ASOS, £58

If you’re looking for something unusual, this is your sign to buy an embellished dress. The beautiful green colour will compliment the view of the surroundings whilst still standing out and looking usual. All for just £58!

35. Cami Strap Contrast Embellished Maxi Dress from ASOS

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ASOS, £245

The colours and embellishment on this dress are unmatched. The price soon becomes understandable when you see how close you’ll feel to a princess in it. For £245, you’ll be a view in blue!

Colourful Mother Of The Bride Dresses

36. Curve Wrap Maxi Dress from ASOS

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ASOS, £38

This yellow dress will help you to stand out against the view. The shade is close to a flower and you’re sure to feel just as beautiful with the price just being £38. Stand out whilst still looking and feeling beautiful.

37. Curve High Neck Pleated Midi Dress from ASOS

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ASOS, £45

Green will compliment against the view of your summer wedding as the photos in the gardens are bound to make you look beautiful and sort you out from the crowd. The price of this dress is also really reasonable, for just £45!

38. Petite Pleated Cami Midi Dress from ASOS

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ASOS, £32

Red isn’t just for parties. This pleated red dress is stunning and perfect for a wedding! Especially in summer, this dress is sure to be a hit. With the price being just £32, you can’t go far wrong with this!

39. Fold Front Bardot Midi Pencil Dress from ASOS

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ASOS, £50

The shape of this dress is classic and massively elegant. The neckline is elegant and endlessly flattering and will work well through the evening. The back is equally as beautiful and the price of the dress is just £50- an absolute steal!

40. Satin Pleated Midi Dress from New Look

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New Look, £13

Mustard and satin? Say no more. Elegant and yet colourful, vibrant and fun- you are sure to stand out and look beautiful for the wedding day in this dress. What’s better? The price is just £25.99 and currently in the sale for just £13! Get it quickly before it’s gone.

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Written by

Claudia Trotman

Claudia has recently graduated university with a degree in Magazine Journalism and Production. Previously having worked for OK! Magazine, she now spends her time freelancing and running her own personal website. Based in the Cotswolds, she spends most of her free time exploring the local area with her dog, discovering new restaurants and seeing her friends.

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