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Modern Mother of the Bride

Mother-of-the-bride dresses have traditionally focused on classic cuts and covered-up styles, providing limited options from which to choose. However, these days there are many designs that allow a modern brides mother to pick a dress shell feel comfortable in, while also looking sophisticated and glamorous on the wedding day. See some of the styles below, available at Trudys to shop online or in-store!



This on-trend style is a classy way to show off the décolletage area without being too revealing. There's also a variety of sleeve lengths and necklines depending on which style you prefer!

This MGNY design features 3/4-length sleeves and intricate beading on the bodice.


Illusion V-Neck

A lot of dresses with deep V necklines can show off too much cleavage, but the illusion neckline creates a more discreet look that is a stylish option for a modern mother-of-the-bride look.

This trumpet-style Cameron Blake gown has a gorgeous lace overlay design, and the delicate illusion V-neck keeps the neckline sophisticated.


Flutter Sleeves

This option is the perfect choice to conceal shoulders for spring and summer weddings, when the weather is too warm for long sleeves.

This MGNY dress features sheer flutter sleeves in a beautiful design, and keeps the look glamorous with a V neckline and high slit.


The Cape

The cape trend is a great choice for a modern mother of the bride it keeps the shoulders covered and adds an elegant touch!

This Faviana gown features an elegant sheer cape, an illusion V-neck, and a flowy A-line skirt.


Beaded Bodice

This style is a perfect way to wear a more conservative-cut dress, but still look on-trend. A beaded bodice can look elegant and stylish, highlighting intricate designs and featuring a classic neckline, like a bateau or jewel cut.

With a higher neckline, cap sleeves, and beautiful A-line skirt, this MGNY design has a classic silhouette that will look timeless for years to come.


Shorter Lengths

Another great option for less formal weddings is to opt for a shorter dress. This style allows you to show a little leg but stick with higher necklines to avoid showing too much skin.

This Alex Evening dress features a beautiful lace design, square neckline, and elbow sleeves keeping the look simple, modern, and sophisticated!


Browse these and other contemporary looks at Trudy's online today!


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