BRIDAL GURU / May 25, 2022


We hear you have a special event coming up: your daughter's wedding! A special day calls for a special dress. And if that's what you're looking for, you're in the right place.

Today, we're exploring floral mother of the bride dresses. Floral prints, patterns, and embroidery are always a fabulous way to add femininity and warmth to your look. With that said, though, florals have been around for decades. So how can you keep your look current and modern?

We've got the down-low on floral trends this season, and we're sharing them with you today—so you can find a floral mother of the bride dress that's your style and is on-trend. (Your daughter will be so proud!)

1. Choose a bold floral print

This year, floral prints are big and bold. If you're looking for a mother of the bride dress that features a floral print, we say: go big or go home.

Although big floral prints are on-trend, you don't need to rock bright colors. You can choose neutral colors, like a gray or cream dress with brown or black flowers and a pop of yellow or gold.

♡ Pro tip: keep your eye out for jacquard dresses. Jacquard fabric is a textured fabric with complex patterns woven into it, rather than printed, dyed, and embroidered. Jacquard dresses can be made of any material. The name simply refers to the weaving process.

The weaving process allows for complex patterns—and adds a luxurious texture. It's perfect for a special moment like your daughter's wedding, and we're seeing them everywhere this year.

Silver floral printed dress

Get the look: style GL2657 | Floral Printed Jacquard V-Neck Long Dress

If you're looking for a floral mother of the bride dress with a more colorful print, you can totally go that route too.

We recommend choosing a color (or colors) that complement your daughter's bridesmaid dresses. While it doesn't need to match, your daughter will appreciate you going the extra mile to match her wedding party colors.

Take a look at this blog that covers the top trending colors for wedding schemes this year.

Green Off-The-Shoulder Floral Dress

Get the look: style GL2245 | Off-The-Shoulder Floral Print Long Dress with Sheer Back

2. Add color or metallics to the embroidery

Floral embroidery will zhuzh up any mother of the bride dress. If this is how you want to incorporate florals in your look, we're all for it! We love how delicate embroidery is. It's romantic, feminine, and chic.

But, if your whole dress is one color, it's hard to see the detailing. As the mother of the bride, you're a guest of honor. So we recommend taking it up a notch by incorporating some color or metallics to make your dress stand out.

One way to do this is through colorful embroidery. There's no need to choose bright, bold colors if you don't want to. As you can see below, dark purple and gold against a pink dress do just the trick!

champagne embroidered sheer back with trumpet sleeves

Get the look: style GL1592 | Lace V-Neck A-Line Long Dress with Embroidery and Trumpet Sleeves

Another way to make your floral embroidery stand out is by adding metallics. Metallic material emblazoned with a floral pattern adds a mesmerizing finish to any piece and makes the flowers in the fabric appear more lifelike and three-dimensional.

We're seeing this trend on the runway, and we can already envision it at your daughter's wedding. Unleash your inner trendsetter—we know it's in you!

Mauve Embroidered Chiffon Dress

Get the look: style GL2519 | Embroidered Lace Bodice Chiffon Long Dress with Cap Sleeve

3. Experiment with fabrics and textures

Floral patterns can be found on many different materials. In addition to standard cotton, polyester, and satin, you can also see them on mesh, tulle, lace, and others.

This season, it's all about experimenting with different fabrics and mixing and matching textures. For your floral mother of the bride dress, we recommend doing the same!

For example, you could mix red lace, mesh, and tulle to create a look that's both romantic and sexy.

Burgundy Lace Dress

Get the look: style GL2276 | Sleeveless Lace Long Dress with Tulle Skirt

Or, you could mix silver glitter with embroidery applique. Unlike jacquard, applique is a needlework technique in which one or more pieces of fabric are attached to a larger background fabric to create patterns. This adds volume and creates a three-dimensional effect.

The result? A dramatic, royal look. If you're off to a glamorous wedding, this is the floral mother of the bride dress for you!

charcoal silver glitter floral applique mermaid dress

Get the look: style GL2889 | Floral Embroidery Glitter Mesh Mermaid Long Dress w/ Jeweled Waist Band

🌺 Ready to find your perfect mother of the bride dress?

We know you're exploring floral mother of the bride dresses, but have you considered a gold mother of the bride dress? If so, take a look at this blog for inspo.

Or, if you're ready to get shopping for your mother of the bride dress, browse our complete catalog here. There are lots on sale to prep for wedding season—don't miss out!

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