As the wedding approaches, the spotlight shines not only on the radiant bride but also on her mother. As the mother of the bride, you play a significant role in your daughter's special day, and your attire should reflect both your personal style and the elegance of the occasion. Whether you're drawn to timeless classics or contemporary chic, there's a myriad of options to explore.

1/ Colour-Block Sash-Tie Dress

This stunning colour-block sash-tie dress from Carolina Herrera is bold, bright and flattering for a Spring or Summer wedding. Keep the styling simple with a pair of heels in a complimentary colour and some delicate gold jewellery to avoid looking gauche on such a special day. Whether you're flying off for a French Rivera elopement or gracing the halls of one of Ireland's castles, this dress is fit for the occasion.

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2/ Branded Lace Dress

If the wedding colours are warm pink and red then this branded lace dress from Dolce & Gabbana may be the perfect outfit for you. Spun to a fitted silhouette in stretch-lace fabric, it boasts a high, round neckline and long sleeves before falling to a midi length, finished off with scalloped-edge trims, for a feminine touch. Style with a statement colour heel and minimal accessories and let the detail of the lace speak for itself.

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3/ Floral Silk Flared Dress

A less traditional mother-of-the-bride ensemble, this stunning silk flared dress from Dolce & Gabbana is spun from luxurious silk, boasting a deep V-halter neckline which ties at the back before cascading to a midi-length pleated skirt. A stunning choice for a Summer garden party wedding, pair it with a simple sandal heel a minimal accessories.

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4/ Asymmetric Floral-Print Dress

Adorned in Le Fil Coupé de Bloom pattern, this asymmetric floral-print dress from Erdem is feminine, delicate and the perfect choice for a black-tie wedding. With a high-low hemline, if you're not the most confident dancing in a floor-length gown then you won't have to worry. Pair with a simple pair of black heels, some simple gold jewellery and a matching shawl for a turn in the weather.

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5/ Quentin Dress

Crafted in a rich combo of dark green velvet and creamy taffeta, the Quentin dress from Rhode is an essential special occasion dress. Cut with a figure-hugging midi-length silhouette and tiered ruffle at the V-neckline, it’s all about easy elegance. Another stunning choice for a black-tie wedding, this dress compliments the dramatic face-framing ruffles with an otherwise simple silhouette. Pair with a set of strappy black sandals, some dynamic gold jewellery and a sleek updo for the ultimate, elegant MOB look.

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6/ Irene Dress

The Irene Dress from Roksanda is a perfectly versatile dress for a late Summer wedding, with a clean and refined silhouette careful styling can transform the look for any theme of wedding. A stunning cobalt blue, this dress is framed by a round neckline, it drapes around the shoulders and features three-quarter-length sleeves with keyhole openings that boast bow-like details at the cuffs. Pair with a sleek up-do, delicate heels and fine gold earrings for a refined black-tie look, add pops of contrasting colour with layered necklaces and a statement shoe for something more modern or add a hat and court shoes for a races-esque ensemble.

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7/ Belted Flared Dress

Roland Mouret puts modest elegance on the map with pieces like this belted flared dress. Showcasing precision cuts, this long-sleeved style is tailored with lapels at the V-neck and gracefully flares through a loose midi skirt that’s tempered with a slim buckle-fastening belt at the waist. If you're a hat person then this is the outfit to pair with one!

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8/ Rose-Detail Dress

Beautifully structured with broad shoulders and a slim fitted skirt, the rose detail dress from Roland Mouret is elegant and romantic. The perfect choice for a chic city cocktail wedding, pair this dress with a simple black heel and matching clutch and let the stunning flower bodice detailing speak for itself!

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9/ Shoulder-Detail Flared Dress

This midi dress by Roland Mouret features a slim silhouette and flared hem. With a classically elegant silhouette, if your daughter is planning a dreamy garden wedding in one of Ireland's best manor houses then this is the perfect mother-of-the-bride dress to wear. Pair this stunning dress with a simple pair of sandals and maybe a delicate hat, and maybe even pack away a matching pashmina for when day turns to night; you can't cover that bow detail with a jacket!

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10/ Jerry Off-The-Shoulder Jumpsuit

Like all of Taller Marmo's designs, this Jerry jumpsuit has such a '70s-inspired feel. If dancing in a dress doesn't quite pique your fancy then this extravagant jumpsuit might be the perfect mother-of-the-bride outfit for you! In a striking cobalt blue, the cape-effect panel flows beautifully behind you as you walk.

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11/ Ubud Extravaganza Feather-Trim Gown

Infused with a nostalgic 1970s spirit, the Ubud Extravaganza dress from Taller Marmo perfectly captures the essence of the era. Embellished with a feather trim, this elegant one-shoulder style sweeps to an asymmetric hem for a show-stopping finish. With a dress this dramatic, minimal accessories are needed, pair with a simple gold heel and delicate gold hoop earrings to pay homage to the era.

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12/ Delia Pleated Gown

Crafted in rich jade-green plissé-satin, Ulla Johnson's Delia gown is shaped with a piped bodice and an ankle-grazing hem. One of the more understated gowns on this list, this can be styled a whole host of ways depending on the theme of the wedding, for a modern city hall affair, pair this gorgeous green gown with a set of complimentary jewel-toned heels and a sleek updo, for an opulent castle event, play with jewellery and furs.

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- Gráinne