Mother of the Bride

Fabulous Fall Mother of the Bride Dresses

Fretting about what to wear to your daughter or son’s wedding that’s taking place this autumn?



Here are some fabulous fall mother-of-the-bride dresses in styles and colors that are appropriate for the season.

Purple Brooch Flare Sleeve

Go for an Autumn Color

Falling leaves and cooler temperatures make it easy to visualize what colors flatter fall Mother of the Brides. This deep, muted eggplant shade is a gorgeous harvest color that blends perfectly into a fall color scheme.

The bell sleeves and tulip hem on this gorgeous eggplant dress make it a fashion-forward choice that will particularly appeal to a mother of the bride or groom with a more modern style sensibility. The sleeves make it a real head turner! A bonus is a bit of stretch in the fabric that makes this a comfortable dress that will keep from wrinkling. You’ll dance all night in this dress!

Navy Lace Overlay Gown Silver Shoes

Consider Weight and Texture

Fall brings with it heavier fabrics and rich textures so keep this in mind when shopping for a fall Mother of the Bride dress. Some of the prettiest Mother of the Bride Fall dresses are turning up in velvet, which means if you want to go for more of a glam look, this burned-out velvet gown is the one for you.

Rich, sophisticated, and 100% luxurious, it’s not only super elegant, but it also incorporates several features that are ideal for a gal of a certain age. The sheer fabric on the neck and sleeves provides a little extra warmth and discreet coverage to arms and décolletage, and the bateau neck helps to balance larger hips and thighs, something that is perfect for pear-shaped gals.

Sparkle and Glitz are welcome

Sparkly shoes, gorgeous jewelry, glamorous belts, and bags are all part of fall’s rich allure. For example, the silver accessories styled with the dress above play up the gunmetal tone of the gown. Don’t be afraid to go for it!

BLack Sheer Sleeve Gown

Black is always an option

Black works any time of year and feels even more right for fall Mother of the Brides. For a formal, evening wedding, I recommend this elegant evening gown. Deceptively simple, an A-line skirt with an inset waist is flattering to all body types. The ruched-mesh overlay at the bodice is a subtle and appropriate way to show a little skin and create some visual interest.

For a formal wedding, feel free to up the bling factor. Here I’ve paired it with an ornate crystal bracelet and chandelier earrings that play off the bit of adornment on the waist. All of the guests will comment on how stunning you look in this dress.

Mother of the Bride Ebook


Do you have a wedding coming up? What are you planning to wear? If you need a little help deciding on which mother of the bride dresses (or mother of the groom dresses) might be best for you, be sure to check out 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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6 thoughts on “Fabulous Fall Mother of the Bride Dresses

  1. I am the mother of the groom. I need help with a fall wedding attire
    The bridesmaids are wearing slate blue dresses from David’s Bridal. I have picked a dress that is dusty blue.
    Should I stay away from blue and stick to burgundy or gray? The guys are wearing gray suits.

    1. Hi Ann, Is there enough difference between your blue and the slate blue, or will you blend in too much? If you are worried about looking like one of the bridesmaids, then o for Burgundy. I hope that helps.
      Cheers, Deborah

  2. I have a question. I will be attending a formal wedding. I plan to wear a black knee-length dress. Are black hose or off-black hose a no-no? My legs are too white for no hose. I am wearing black heels. Thanks for your help

    1. Hi Barbara,
      Ultra sheer black nylons are perfectly acceptable. In fact, for a formal wedding, I would wear them over bare legs. Black heels would be perfect with them. Theall black will create a nice, long, lean line and make you look tall and thin. Have fun and all the best!

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