BRIDAL GURU / May 21, 2023


We're sure the entire family is busy putting all the pieces together for the wedding. One of the important items on the wedding checklist? Finding the perfect mother of the bride dress, of course! The good news is, this task is a fun one! And we're here to make your job even easier by showing you our favorite off-the-shoulder mother of the bride dresses. They're elegant, timeless, and look fab on any body type.

🌺 4 Flattering Off-the-Shoulder Mother of the Bride Dresses ✨

Off-the-shoulder mother of the bride dresses are very trendy—and for all the right reasons. They elongate the neck and accentuate your hourglass shape. Plus, they show just the right amount of skin. It can make any MOB feel confident and comfortable on their daughter’s big day. Here are some of our top picks.

1. Silver embellished A-line dress

This silver off-the-shoulder mother of the bride dress is one of our top recommendations.

Thanks to its A-line silhouette, it'll look great on any body type. A-line silhouettes cinch and flare at the waist, creating an hourglass shape. The skirt is loose and airy, so you can waltz through the evening confidently—and comfortably. This dress also has a built-in belt, further enhancing a trim waistline. Uh yes, please!

Silver (and gray) are popular shades for mother of the bride dresses. Because it's neutral, it can match any wedding theme color. Your daughter will be pleased (and so will the photographer!).

If you're looking for off-the-shoulder sleeves with some coverage, these are the perfect length. It also allows us to really admire the embroidery work.

silver embellished dress

Get the look: style GL2942 | Glitter Print Mesh Cut-Away Shoulder A-Line Dress

2. Green jersey mermaid dress

This off-the-shoulder mother of the bride dress is a stunner! It's simple yet downright sultry!

Mermaid silhouettes hug and accentuate your curves. Paired with off-the-shoulder sleeves? You'll have a figure like Marilyn Monroe! The sweetheart neckline is a subtle touch that makes this look even more elegant and feminine. If you appreciate fine details, this dress is totally for you.

Speaking of details, let's talk about that embroidery on the bodice. It adds just the right amount of sparkle. It also draws the eyes in—slimming the body even more!

This off-the-shoulder mother of the bride dress is effortlessly chic. Thanks to its jersey fabric, it drapes beautifully over the body. With every step, you'll look like you're gliding across the venue.

Green jersey mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL2958 | Embroidered Cut-Away Shoulder Jersey Long Dress w/ V-Back


3. Red chiffon A-line dress

Here's a timeless off-the-shoulder mother of the bride dress that's flattering on any body type and perfect for any season (Yes, it's super versatile!). An A-line dress, as you know, is designed to accentuate the smallest part of your body: your waist. And chiffon is one of the best materials for this silhouette. It drapes oh-so elegantly over your hips and legs. This fabric is also nice and lightweight, so it's a great summer mother of the bride dress. However, the half sleeves are nice if there's air conditioning or if the evening gets cooler. Attending a winter wedding? This is the perfect opportunity to wear a chic faux fur topper. With a straight neckline like this, we recommend wearing your hair up to show off your collarbone and shoulders. Skip the necklace and choose an elegant pair of statement earrings instead.  
burgundy chiffon dress  
Get the look: style GL2525 | Embroidered Bodice Off-the-Shoulder Chiffon Long Dress

4. Champagne embellished A-line dress

Of course, we had to show you this champagne off-the-shoulder mother of the bride dress. From its color to its embellishments, it's absolutely exquisite. As a guest of honor, you deserve to dress to the nines! As you may have noticed, these off-the-shoulder sleeves are a bit different. They have additional spaghetti straps. Not only does this provide a chic cut-away effect, but it also provides security. From reaching over the table to clink glasses to dancing the night away, it's nice to know your outfit will stay put. While this dress has functional features, it also offers all the glitz and glam. Sequins, beads, glitter—you can and should have it all. The mesh lining also adds unexpected texture. Your daughter will be impressed with this pick. Champagne is a popular color for mothers of the bride because it's neutral and always an elegant choice. But since it's close to white, we recommend checking in with your daughter before purchasing. (Find more mother of the bride etiquette tips here.)  
champagne embellished dress  
Get the look: style GL3070 | Illusion V-Neck Embroidered Mesh A-line Dress w/ Open V-Back

Find More Mother of the Bride Dresses Below!

If you're open to seeing more than just mother of the bride off-the-shoulder dresses, you have to see these! (It doesn't hurt to look, right?)        

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