short mother of the bride dresses

Best Short Mother of The Bride Dresses

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Are there better times than accompanying your daughter through the happiest day of her life? It is precisely for this reason that you must be perfect, just like her, to honor this great moment. The mother of the bride on the wedding day must be by her side.

There is something a bit more primed about civil marriage than religious marriage. A classic dress or even a suit is a good choice. And then sometimes, before the wedding, another step requires a dress effort on the part of the mother. It’s the famous rehearsal dinner. On the occasion of this evening, families but also friends of the bride and groom are gathered around a good meal. The idea is to allow them to relax and relieve a little of the stress due to the preparation of the wedding. This does not mean that you should dress relaxed, ignoring the codes of this evening. We recommend choosing a dress that is fairly discreet in black or gray tones to mark the event. Before the long-awaited day! Here are our top 5 tips for a successful wedding (and rehearsal) :


Know the protocol


Happy mother of the bride, there is nothing more beautiful than watching her child take flight. To accompany her during one of the great moments of her life is an incredible opportunity. Guest essential, you still owe it to yourself to respect the marriage protocol.

During daytime weddings, we leave out long skirts, empire cuts, and other evening dresses. We prefer a cocktail dress type model, cut above the knee. We prefer discreet make-up that nicely emphasizes the eyes. On the hairstyle side, the bun remains the best option.

If there is a particular theme, you will have to play along and match your outfit with that of the other guests.

Pick the right accessories


One of the most anticipated guests, the mother of the bride will need to show elegance and sophistication to best support her Daughter. That’s why you can’t ignore the accessories. We advise you to match them with the season. A pair of gloves or a faux fur stole always works in winter.

Here is the non-exhaustive list of the main accessories to which the mother of the bride can turn:

  • Hats: Adequate day or night, the hat is the favorite accessory of the parents of the couple. Be careful, however, if your outfit is extremely sought after, swap the cap for a more discreet brooch.
  • Shoes: Peep-toes or pumps, the mother of the bride must also wear heels. Avoid sandals and boots, we prefer a pretty pair of high heels, simple and elegant.
  • Bag: Small pouch or large tote, you are free to choose the model you like as long as it doesn’t swear with your dress.
  • Jewelry: a keyword, discretion. Use neutral colors, we prefer long earrings to maxi-necklaces.

Consider the color palette


Although you are free to choose a dress in the color you want, remember, however, that certain tones are to be avoided. Far be it from you the idea of ​​stealing the spotlight from the bride, prohibiting the wearing of white. Nude, beige, or pearl gray are a good simple option. On such a joyful day, you can also go for bright colors, such as blue, red, coral, green or mustard! Leave the black aside, although it is very elegant it is usually reserved for business meals or parties.

Know your role


Keep in mind that the mother of the bride plays a key role in marriage and should behave in an exemplary manner.

According to tradition, the mother of the bride first helps prepare her daughter for marriage. Hair, make-up, dressing, she supports the bride during all these preparations and prevents the stress from gaining her. By the protocol, she must also arrive at the ceremony venue about 20 minutes before the future bride to welcome the first guests.

Last minute tips


The main thing is first to choose a comfortable model, in which you feel comfortable. Stay true to your style, you will be radiant.

As for the headdress, wear it if and only if you feel comfortable akin git on. Otherwise, it is wiser to do without it.

During the ceremony, sit in the first or second row, next to the groom’s parents. Be available and help the bride and groom to make this day a real fairy tale. Finally, last but not least : ENJOY ! It is not every day that your daughter gets married … Looking for an outfit for a wedding ? Fancy a short, always fashionable wedding dress ?


Quickly browse this gallery made for you. 


Beautiful summer colors, cuts that make you dream … You will inevitably find what you are looking for in our selection of chic short mother of the bride dresses! There are hundreds of pretty designs for those who are already starting to search for the Grail. This is why in this gallery we have selected our favorites in terms of short wedding dresses to make your job easier. For a daytime wedding, opt for the short, accompanied if you wish by accessories such as a brooch, ahead jewel, or a pretty hat. Body con, puffy, sequined, or frilly, you will find all the styles in our gallery to help you find THE dress that will suit you. Discover our selection of short evening dresses!

1. AW BRIDAL Short Mother of The Bride Dresses with Detachable Jacket Plus Size Formal Evening Dresses for Women


The slight sweetheart neckline, Lace up Back, Fully lined, Built in bra. Beautiful and sophisticated, the flattering cocktail length of this lace dress is a stunning look.

 2. S.L. Fashions Women’s Jewel Neck Sheath Dress Petite and Regular


Sleeveless cocktail dress featuring beaded halter collar with pleat tucking and elegantly draped front.

3. Alex Evenings Women’s Plus Size Tea-Length Lace Mock Dress


Below the knee mock evening gown features a sequin lace bodice, lace illusion sleeves and solid organza skirt. This is a perfect dress for a mother of the bride, guest of wedding or any special evening event.

4. R&M Richards Women’s Petite Glitter Trim Jacket Dress


A sleeveless shift dress with embellished round neckline.

5. Alex Evenings Women’s Slimming Short Ruched Dress with Ruffle (Petite and Regular)


This sleeveless cocktail dress has a cascade ruffle skirt, embellishment at the hip, and a surplice neckline. It is made with smoothing and slimming fabric that enhances all the right places and is perfect for any special occasion.

6. Alex Evenings Women’s Midi Length Embroidered Dress


Stunning delicate sleeveless sequin lace dress in a novelty pattern.

7. Alex Evenings Women’s Short Sheath Dress with Embellished Illusion Neckline


Short Sheath Dress with Embellished Illusion Neckline.

8. R&M Richards Women’s 2 Piece Mesh Panel Beaded Neck Jacket Dress


Two Piece Mesh Panel Beaded Neck Jacket Dress.

9. AW BRIDAL Mother of The Bride Dresses Plus Size V-Neck Short Sleeve Formal Prom Dress for Wedding Guest Women


Super quality chiffon, V-neck, built in cups and gorgeous knee length, this short prom is suitable for the mother of the bride or groom, wedding guest dress, casual dress, party evening dress, first communion or any other special occasion formal dresses.

10. R&M Richards Women’s Short Laced Poncho Dress Missy


One piece sheath silhouette body skimming with a sophisticated sequined lace poncho and solid dress.

11. Alex Evenings Women’s Tea Length Embroidered Dress with Illusion Sleeves


This fun and flirty embroidered dress with godet skirt detail is a great choice for a mother of the bride, guest of wedding, or special occasion. As a midi length dress with 3/4 illusion sleeves and illusion neckline it provides great coverage while not being stifling.

12. Alex Evenings Women’s Tea Length Mock Dress with Sequin Jacket (Petite and Regular Sizes)


T-length mock jacket dress with center front button jacket and panel detail skirt.

13. Alex Evenings Women’s Short Shift Dress with Embellished Illusion Detail


Shift Dress with Embellished Illusion Detail.

14. S.L. Fashions Women’s Jewel-Strap Tiered Cocktail Dress


Beautifully designed and assembled, feminine dress with Rhinestone shoulder detail and a Multi layered tier.

15. levaca Women’s Plain Casual Flowy Short Sleeve Midi Dress with Belt


Modest neckline and midi length make it great for a summer wedding, and the feminine, flirty ruffle at the bottom makes it also great for other special occasions such as  dinner, work or even a baby or bridal shower.

For every happy occasion, there is a mother of the bride dress!


Who says dress for the mother of the bride, does not only say dress for the wedding. In fact, your mother of the bride outfit is not just the one you will wear when the love birds say “I do” to each other at the altar. There may be other occasions for which your presence with the bride and groom is essential. And for each of them, the mother of the bride dress will not necessarily be the same. Take the engagement for example. It is also a very important day. Often, it is on this day that the parents of the future groom and his future bride meet for the very first time. In other words, you definitely want to appear in your best attire. Without overdoing it. Know how to keep your most beautiful mother of the bride dress for the wedding!  And opt for a rather chic evening dress with a straight cut that reaches you to the knees.

Which is why short and chic dresses are such a versatile wardrobe piece that will never fail you no matter what the happy occasion is!