Navy Dresses for Classic Mothers of the Bride and Groom
There's a reason navy has taken the fashion world by storm: The color is timeless, classic, and practically a neutral. Since it's flattering on just about everyone, and because nearly every designer seems to offer an evening gown in the deep blue hue, navy is the perfect color for the mothers of the bride and groom to consider wearing on the big day. To help make her shopping trip a little easier, we've taken the liberty of rounding up some of our favorite navy blue mother-of-the-bride and-groom dresses to prove just how versatile, fashionable, and all-around beautiful this traditional hue can be.
Since navy blue is a neutral and easy to find throughout the year, deciding to wear a dress in this hue makes it easy for your mom to express her personal sense of style on the big day. She can go classic by choosing something like Alexander McQueen pintucked cocktail-length dress, or can select a lace gown from designers like Shoshanna or Eliza J. The wedding-appropriate fabric looks almost as good in a deep blue as it does in white.
If she's feeling more playful, Roksanda's color-blocked "Athena" number is a great choice. For a more formal affair, guide your mom towards something like Reem Acra's navy blue cape gown, complete with a crystal embellishment, or Diane von Furstenberg's "Valentina" dress. The classic wrap number is elevated to black-tie status thanks to the silky fabric.
No matter what she chooses, navy blue is a color your mom or future mother-in-law won't regret. Click through to see more of our favorite navy blue mother-of-the-bride and-groom dresses.
Mother of Pearl
Shop Now: Mother of Pearl "Jane" Dress, $765, net-a-porter.com.
Shop Now: Roksanda "Athena" Dress, $1,096, matchesfashion.com.
Shop Now: Reem Acra Draped Jersey Maxi Dress, $1,700, net-a-porter.com.
Shop Now: Erdem "Irina" Dress, $2,180, neimanmarcus.com.
Oscar de la Renta
Shop Now: Oscar de la Renta Embroidered Floral Knee-Length Dress, $2,190, saksfifthavenue.com.
Shop Now: Alexander McQueen Satin Knee-Length Dress, $3,465, matchesfashion.com.
Shop Now: Eliza J Asymmetrical Lace Dress, $178, shop.nordstrom.com.
Shop Now: J.Crew Button-Front Sundress, $138, jcrew.com.
Shop Now: Givenchy Draped Crepe Asymmetric Dress, $3,445, barneyswarehouse.com.
Diane von Furstenberg
Shop Now: Diane von Furstenberg "Valentina" Dress, $648, mytheresa.com.
Shop Now: Alexander McQueen Pintucked Neck Wool Crepe Cocktail Dress, $1,975, neimanmarcus.com.
Shop Now: Shoshanna "Aziza" Dress, $237, saksfifthavenue.com.
Shop Now: CO Midi Dress, $455, mytheresa.com.
Shop Now: Chloe Silk Maxi Dress, $3,850, 24sevres.com.