Chic Floral Mother of the Bride Dress

The flowers are blooming, spring is here, and I’m on a high after watching Megan and Harry’s stunning royal wedding. It got me thinking about what I would wear if my daughter or son were getting married.

Today I’m excited to be partnering with David’s Bridal to show you the chic, figure-flattering floral Mother of the Bride dress I’d choose.

navy floral mob dress

There are lots of things to think about when shopping for a mother-of-the-bride dress from the color, to the length, to finding the perfect style that suits your personality. But what women stress about most is finding a style that flatters their body type.

navy and white print mob dress Deborah BolandThe trick is to choose a dress that accentuates your best features and plays down the ones you’re not as thrilled about. Since I still have a nice waist, I like to show it off, which is why this gorgeous Leaf-Print Mikado Ball Gown works perfectly for me. It defines my waist.

blue floral dress Deborah Boland MOB

I’m not as happy about my tummy which has gotten a little softer and rounder over the years. With this full skirt, I don’t have to worry about holding anything in especially when it is time to take the wedding photos. This dress works for gals who are self-conscious about their tummies, but it’s also a great dress for pear-shaped women because the full skirt camouflages wide hips and a big bottom.

If you prefer a more slim-fitting style of dress, then a soft, fluid dress with ruching is surprisingly flattering and forgiving when you want waist definition. It also helps to wear shapewear.

Other things I love about this dress? The illusion plunge neckline with the sheer inset is beautiful. It’s very glamorous but demure at the same time.

mother fo the bride gown David's bridal

Also, the print skirt is so chic and modern. David’s has a fabulous selection of on-trend styles including Off shoulder / Cold shoulder, High-low hemlines, Elegant coverage – sleeves, coordinating jackets, Lace, and MOB dresses with sophisticated embellishments.

Navy is super slimming and also very popular this year, in addition to colors like Wine, Plum, Berry, Black, and neutrals like Champagne, Grey, and metallic Gold and Silver.

crystal mother of the bride clutch

The other nice thing about David’s Bridal is they have over 300 locations in the US, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the UK – making it easy for the entire bridal party to shop together or remotely online –

You can get a complete head-to-toe look from handbags to jewelry and shoes. Don’t you love this fabulous clutch bag?

mother of the bride shoes lucite heel

I love the clear Lucite block heels I chose that give a glassy, barely there look. They’re so Cinderella-like! ( And comfy too!)

jewelry David's bridal

And my feminine, sparkly Leaf Drop Earrings mirror the leafy print on my dress.

blue mother of the bride gown pocket

My bracelets (Twisted Pave Rhinestone and Pearl & Crystal) look so rich and expensive, but they are surprisingly affordable!  I layered them for a more youthful look.

navy and white mother of the bride gown Deborah Boland

This is an easy dress to wear because it works for most body types. However, David’s has many more Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom Dresses for all kinds of figure challenges.  For example, want to:

Navy Floarl motehr of the bride dress Deborah Boland

Did I mention that David’s Bridal has expert in-house alterations to make sure your dress is a perfect fit?

mob dress Blue and white floral ball gown

I couldn’t be more thrilled with the modern look of this dress and the way it flatters my figure. ( No frumpy here!) This gown makes me feel like royalty, and the best part is, that I can wear it again. It makes for a chic Mother of the Bride & Groom gown, but it works for so many other formal occasions too.

Be sure to visit David’s Bridal to find your perfect MOB/MOG Dress so you can look and feel fabulous on the big day!


Need more ideas about what to wear as Mother of the Bride or Groom. Pick up a copy of my bestselling book Tweak Your Chic – Mother of the Bride. It will tell you everything you need to know on one of the most important and cherished days of your life.

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11 thoughts on “Chic Floral Mother of the Bride Dress

  1. I love this dress on you! I am looking for a MOG dress for next summer. It is an early afternoon outdoor wedding at a beautiful resort in the mountains. What would be your suggestion for length of dress and formality at this type of wedding?

    1. Hi Michelle, This sounds like a lovely wedding! You will need to take your cues from the mob and the bride. If the mob is wearing a long formal gown, you will need to as well, but if she is going short and more casual, you should too. Have you asked the bride about how she envisions things? The wedding could go either way. The venue and the look of the invitations will also give you clues as to how formal or informal this wedding will be. Once you know that I can help you more. Cheers, Deborah

      1. Thank you for your help, Deborah. I talked to the bride and she said it is not going to be formal. The MOB said she will not be wearing a long formal gown so I will not either. (darn I loved that dress :) She said that she will probably be wearing a pantsuit. I do not want to wear that so would it be best to wear a short dress?

        1. Hi Michelle, Yes if the MOB is wearing a dressy pantsuit then I would recommend a cocktail dress, instead of a long dress. If she is wearing more of It’s more in sync and looks better in the photos. Best of luck finding one. There are a lot of beautiful ones out there! Cheers, Deborah

  2. What a lovely dress. It’s so fresh and feminine. So many great things about it. . Youthful too.

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