Elegant Black Dresses for the Mothers of the Bride and Groom
Back in the day, wearing black to a wedding would have been seen as a major faux paus. Now, however, the forever winning neutral is a must for bridesmaids, guests, and even the mothers of the bride and groom. That's right, Moms: It's now perfectly acceptable (and even encouraged) for you to choose a black frock for your child's wedding. From little black dresses to elegant evening gowns, we found a number of fashionable dresses for moms to wear on their son's or daughter's wedding day.
Black is a favorite dress hue for a reason: It's versatile, flattering, and can be worn over and over again. So, why not extend this courtesy to your mom and mother-in-law? There are plenty of ways for her to flaunt her personal style with a black dress. She can go dramatic, choosing something statement-making like Oscar de la Renta's black dress with punchy yellow florals. If she's a bit more traditional, something like Preen by Thornton Bregazzi off-the-shoulder evening gown or Dolce & Gabbana's knee-length lace dress will fit the bill. If she's feeling like she wants to pull out all of the fashion stops, she there's nothing better than a subtly sexy gown with a slit, like BHLDN's "Ara" gown, or a dress with a little sparkle, such as Tadashi Shoji's "Adele" gown with a metallic gold bodice.
No matter how formal your wedding or what hue your bridal party is wearing, there's a black dress for the mother of the bride or groom that will complement your day's aesthetic. Click through here to see our favorite black mother-of-the-bride dress styles!
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
ML Monique Lhuillier
ML Monique Lhuillier Zippered Crepe Dress, $395,
Tadashi Shoji "Annika" Dress, $408,
Carmen Marc Volvo Infusion
Elizabeth and James
Elizabeth and James "Jerard" One-Shoulder Mini Dress, $415,
Tadashi Shoji "Philippe" Dress, $408,
Soiree Evening Gown, $189,