Mother Of The Bride Editorial

So, you’ve helped your daughter pick out her gorgeous wedding dress, and now it’s your turn to find an outfit for the day. As the mother of the bride, you’ll naturally want your dress to appear polished, stylish, and perfect. After all, it’s not every day that one of your children gets married. But, with so many different options available, it can be hard to know where to start. Thankfully, we’re here to help. In this guide, we’ve curated a collection of stunning designs that you’re sure to love and conveniently broken them down into popular categories. So, whether you’re after a gold gown or a soft pink tea-length frock, you’ll find it at Montique. These are our most beautiful mother of the bride dresses for stylish mums.

Knee Length Mother of the Bride Dresses

Don’t feel like you have to wear a long dress just because you’re the mother of the bride. Knee length dresses can be both practical and beautiful for the mothers of the bride. This style allows you to move freely while appearing elegant and polished. For many weddings, a lovely cocktail or knee-length design can make an excellent option. Simply choose a classic style, such as a pencil or fit and flare, and keep the hem close to your knees.

Mother of the Bride Gowns

For formal weddings, a gown is ideal. Thankfully, there are many beautiful gowns available at Montique. So, all you need to do is select the style and colour that suits you best.


Plus Size Mother of the Bride Dresses

We cater for sizes 8-20 in almost all styles at Montique and there are many beautiful plus size dresses available for curvy mums. If you’re fraught to find a flattering style, try highlighting your curves instead of hiding them. To do so, consider a pencil dress or an empire waist gown.

Shop by your shape: Pear Shape, Hourglass Shape, Apple Shape, Column Shape


Navy Dresses and Gowns

Navy is a sophisticated colour creates an elegant and beautiful appearance. Additionally, it’s an excellent option for evening and cocktail weddings.



Vintage Pink or Rose Gold Dresses and Gowns

A surprisingly flattering and stylish hue. Rose Gold or Vintage Pink is perfect for casual and formal events held during the day. Complete your look with silver jewellery and silver or nude shoes.



Mink Dresses and Gowns

Mink is a timeless colour that always works well for formal events. Whether worn in the form of a satin knee-length dress or a lace gown, this colour appears polished and pretty.





Whether for warmth or to achieve a more polished appearance, a jacket can be an excellent addition to your ensemble. However, not just any design will do. To ensure you appear suitably sophisticated for the day, select an elegant style, such as a chiffon design or a lace bolero, in a colour that matches your dress.




Jewellery is the key to completing your mother of the bride look in style. To do so, stick to the classics, such as diamonds and pearls. Whether you wear silver, gold or the on-trend rose gold will depend on both the colour of your outfit and your skin tone.



Don’t forget to find the perfect pair of shoes to go with your gorgeous mother of the bride outfit. In particular, heeled sandals work well, especially in shades of nude, blush, and gold. However, if you’re wearing a dark dress, you can also consider a classic black design.


Quick FAQs

What colour is the mother of the bride supposed to wear?

The mother of the bride is not really limited in her colour choice, apart from not being able to wear white or variations of this hue as this colour is reserved for her daughter. Popular colours include navy, black and mink/nude. Some women like to wear a similar colour but not the same as the bridesmaid's dresses. The idea is to complement it, not be matchy-matchy.

Is there a difference between the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom's dresses?

Traditionally, the mother of the bride is meant to be able to pick out her dress and the colour of it before the mother of the groom, but that is simply not the case anymore. There is no need for the two women to match in colour, and both should pick something elegant and polished. Both women should follow the wedding dress code.

What is the mother of the groom supposed to wear?

Much like the bride's mother, it is also a special day for the mother of the groom. She should pick a look that she feels comfortable and confident in and styled to suit the dress code and gives off a polished appearance. Gowns, tea-length dresses, jackets and skirts, and even a pantsuit are all appropriate outfits.

How do I find the perfect mother of the bride dress?

There is so much variation when it comes to mother-of-the-bride dresses. It may help discuss your colour choice with your daughter beforehand to ensure that she is on board and determine what colour her bridesmaids will be wearing. When it comes to picking out the dress, make sure you find something comfortable and practical that does not show off too much skin. It should make you look and feel great, appear polished, and in no way detract from the bride.

Does the mother of the groom get ready with the bride?

The groom's mother does not usually get ready with the bride, as that time is often reserved for her and her bridesmaids and occasionally her own mother. That said, if the bride and her mother-in-law have a particularly close relationship, she may invite her to get ready with them or at least join them for hair and makeup.

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