Mother Of The Bride: Popular Colours

As a mother of the bride or groom the wedding day is one of the most special experiences for yourself and your child so you want to look the part perfectly so you can feel gorgeous and confident. Traditionally the mother of the bride is to wear a shade that perfectly complements the bridal party colours but they do not need to necessarily match.

Whether you are after a long gown or a cocktail style dress we have put together a list of trending mother of the bride colours. Our most popular shades are made for all wedding dress codes and occasions, pick your favourite colour first (or the colour you may have been asked to wear) and then go from there when it comes to silhouettes and shapes. 



Guests will be green with envy when they spot you in the striking shade of emerald. Emerald is a gorgeously bright colour for the mother of the bride to wear. Choose an emerald cocktail style dress – an often popular style for the mother of the bride, especially for an effortlessly beautiful beach wedding look. Another timeless choice is an emerald jumpsuit. A shimmering emerald gown will also look spectacular for a black tie dress code. If you love a monochrome look pair and emerald style with some matching emerald earrings. 

Emerald is a fabulous colour if the bridesmaids are in mink or shades of pink.  


Sky Blue

The ethereal and soft hue of this colour will make any mother feel like a true queen on her daughter's special day. What makes it even better is that sky blue is an incredibly versatile colour that can complement any wedding theme, whether it be a casual beach wedding or a formal black tie affair. Sky blue looks particularly stunning in a beaded gown

Sky blue is the perfect hue if the bridesmaids are dressed in navy, black or nude.



Navy is the new neutral, and is the perfect shade for a wedding. If you prefer a darker colour but don’t want to wear black navy is the way to go. It is a shade which is both flattering and timeless, and is very popular for mother of the brides and grooms. Some popular navy numbers include embroidered navy dresses, beaded navy gowns, and full length styles.

Navy is a great choice if the bridesmaids are dressed in sky blue, ivory or nude. 



Mothers of the bride and groom love to look pretty in shades of pink for the special day. Rose golds and pinks are becoming popular colours as they are bright and versatile. Rose gold is an elevated neutral that is ever so glamourous. Choose glimmering beaded styles in pink hues or metallic shades of rose gold in full length gowns.

Bridesmaids in sage, emerald or mink? A rose gold dress is the perfect choice!




A celebration always needs a touch of champagne tones. Shades of champagne and nude are popular colours for the mother of the bride and groom as they are elegantly flattering. Champagne is a beautiful choice for when you want a lightly coloured dress that doesn’t take attention away from the bride's gown. Opt for a champagne toned beaded gown for a formal affair or a metallic gown for a black tie occasion. 

Champagne will perfectly compliment bridesmaids that are in gold, sky blue or warm pinks. 


You will always look your best in Montique! For more fashion tips or information on our dresses and products, contact us at to be in touch with our customer service team, or shop our new arrivals now!


Updated on 07/05/2024


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