Banish frumpy frocks from your bridal party—these brands and stores all stock figure-flattering dresses for the mother-of-the-bride (or groom!) that are anything but matronly.
BHLDN Linden Dress
If you're looking for a dress that's both youthful and non-traditional, the floral appliqués on this one help to check all of the boxes. Delicate three-quarter mesh sleeves, a tea-length hemline, and a satin belt pull this sweet look together.
To buy: $280; bhldn.com.
Adrianna Papell Beaded V-Neck Gown
If there were one universally perfect mother-of-the-bride dress, this would be it. Accented with shiny sequins, the cut of the knit fabric flatters petite, regular, and plus sizes.
To buy: Starting from $300; adriannapapell.com.
Carmen Marc Valvo Crepe Gown
This off-the-shoulder dress has a simple yet timeless silhouette, plus the raised neckline helps to downplay a larger bust. Choose from shades such as sapphire, coral, and ivory.
To buy: $268; nordstrom.com.
C/Meo Collective Entice Gown
It's impossible for anyone to go wrong in this strapless high-low gown. The boned bodice gives the dress structure, while the A-line cut of the crepe fabric makes this both a comfortable and figure-flattering choice.
To buy: $285; shopbop.com.
Katie May Layla Pleat One-Shoulder Crepe Gown
While some one-shoulder gowns are difficult to dance in, this dress was made for the mom who wants to hit the dance floor. The train adds a formal touch, while still being short enough that you won't have to fuss over it on the dance floor.
To buy: $295; nordstrom.com.
SL Fashions Beaded Capelet Cocktail Dress
Just because you're the mother of the bride doesn't mean you're required to wear a full-length look. Sleeves and a high neckline create a balanced silhouette, while a mesh capelet gives this dress a unique twist.
To buy: $71; macys.com.
Tadashi Shoji Off-the-Shoulder Crepe Gown
If you want a mother-of-the-bride dress that embraces both vintage and modern styles, then you've found your gown. The color block design is on trend, while the floral pattern offers a more traditional vibe.
To buy: $408; bloomingdales.com.