BRIDAL GURU / Sep 14, 2023


Your daughter’s rehearsal dinner is the last event before her big day! Of course, you want to look your best to celebrate this huge milestone in her life.

We know you’re here to find the perfect mother of the bride rehearsal dinner dress. And we’re here to help. There’s nothing like finding a dress that makes you feel like a million bucks, so we saved our favorite mother of the bride rehearsal dinner dresses just for you!

🌺 Rehearsal Dinner Dresses for Mothers of the Bride: Our Top Picks ✨

As your friendly neighborhood fashionista, we see a lot of dresses. These four hold a special place in our hearts. They’re all perfect rehearsal dinner attire for the mother of the bride. Found one you like? Take a look at our styling tips to ace your look!

1. Emerald satin A-line dress

Looking for a mother of the bride rehearsal dinner dress that screams elegance? This dress has your name on it.

A-line dresses look amazing on every body type, so we always recommend them. They cinch your waist and flare out at the hips, giving you a gorgeous hourglass shape—not to mention, total comfort. What’s not to like about that?! To further highlight your trim waist, look for dresses with built-in belts or waist straps.

Gem colors are very popular for rehearsal dinner dresses for mothers of the bride. They’re vibrant, flattering, and luxurious. We love pairing these colors with smooth, shiny fabrics like satin. It’ll make your look extra glam.

If the rehearsal dinner is outdoors or in an air-conditioned room, long sleeves are a great way to keep warm without having to wear a shawl or jacket. It’s practical—but also keeps your outfit tres chic.

💞 Styling tip: Accentuate this glowing look by adding some bronzer to the cheekbones and chest.

Emerald satin A-line dress

Get the look: style GL1990 | V-Neck Satin Long Sleeve Long Dress w/ Waist Strap

2. Blue satin mermaid dress

If you want a dress that highlights your figure, this mother of the bride rehearsal dinner dress is just the thing.

Mermaid silhouettes are our go-to for ladies who love form-fitting gowns that show off their assets. (If you got it, flaunt it!) Mermaid dresses hug your waist and hips, and then flare out at the knees—like a mermaid’s tail. If you want a bit more room in your skirt, look for a dress that has a slit.

Blue is having a major moment this season—from light shades to deep, dark hues. Royal blue looks great with satin and other shinier fabrics. It will make your outfit really pop!

Weddings are all about celebrating romance. Rehearsal dinners are no exception, so we like to suggest romantic details like off-the-shoulder sleeves. These will stay put with the added spaghetti straps.

💞 Styling tip: Glam it up with your accessories! Silver pairs beautifully with royal blue. Pull back the front pieces of your hair to show off your favorite earrings.

Blue satin mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL3060 | Sweetheart Satin Mermaid Dress w/ Pleated Waist and Slit

3. Navy sequin and velvet mermaid dress

If you often gravitate toward dark colors, then you’ll love this navy dress. Navy is a favorite among mothers of the bride. It’s a flattering color that looks great on all skin tones.

While navy is a subtle color, you can dial up your mother of the bride rehearsal dinner dress in other ways—through your fabric choice, embellishments, and your accessories.

This dress is a great example. As you can see, you can have it all. Sequins, velvet, feathers, you name it! The sequins and velvet create a one-of-a-kind texture and the feathers are used to highlight the asymmetrical neckline and slit in the skirt.

💞 Styling tip: We love asymmetrical necklines! Show it off by styling your hair in curls and sweeping it to one side.

Navy sequin and velvet mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL3154 | Asymmetric Sleeveless Feather Sequin Velvet Mermaid Dress

4. Mauve embellished A-line dress

Mauve is a staple in rehearsal dinner attire for mothers of the bride. Why? It’s soft, feminine, and romantic—a triple threat for any wedding event look.

If your daughter’s rehearsal dinner is in the summer or spring, light pink shades are great choices. They’ll bring out your summer tan and give you that glow you’re looking for.

As we shared, A-line dresses naturally create an hourglass shape. To accentuate this silhouette, deep-V necklines will draw the gaze in and toward the waist. Adding details to your shoulders, like puff sleeves or even feathers, will also create the illusion of a smaller waistline.

Hoping to incorporate some sparkle into your outfit? Say no more. This dress has shimmering glitter and sequin designs from head to toe.

💞 Styling tip: When it comes to makeup, keep the palette pink! A rosy blush and strawberry lip are all you need to complete this delicate look.

Mauve embellished A-line dress

Get the look: style GL3046 | Feather-Shoulder Embellished A-line Dress w/ Open V-back

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