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Who said the MOB (Mother of the Bride) has to look O-L-D? You’re the bride’s doting mother, not her dowdy dowager! So skip the suit, forget the frumpy frocks and opt instead for something elegant, appropriate and just a little bit sexy. We rounded up eight gorgeous MOB ensembles fit for a queen.


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MILF-Ralph-Lauren-sequin-jersey-gownThis gown is perfect for nautical knot-tying. Sequins look sophisticated adorning a boat-neck bodice, while the fluid, faux-wrap skirt reveals just a glimpse of gam. Lauren Ralph Lauren Sequin & Jersey Gown, $220, Nordstrom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILF-Donna-Karan-sleeveless-dressA sculptural take on a lady-like shape strikes the perfect balance between demure and modern. Voluminous pleats in the skirt soften the angular lines of the cutouts and the sheer black netting is playfully provocative. Donna Karan New York Sleeveless Dress, $2,295, Shopbop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILF-Maggy-London-illusion-necklineA white MOB dress is a little controversial, but as long as it’s simple and doesn’t compete with the bride’s gown, we’re all for it! Impeccable tailoring gives this vintage-inspired number a modern edge, while a subtle sweetheart neckline and sheer mesh yoke add a dose of romance. Maggi London Illusion Yoke Crepe Sheath Dress, $148, Nordstrom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILF-Tadashi-Shoji-sequin-laceGo glam without the gown! A black-tie affair calls for a simple shape with glimmering sequin-embroidered lace. A shortened hemline means you can dance the night away. Tadashi Shoji Sequin Illusion Lace Dress, $298, Nordstrom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILF-Lela-Rose-dressYou won’t be a shrinking violet in this garden party stunner! Glorious abstract blooms explode on silk twill, while unexpected shades of green modernize the dress’s floral motif and classic shape. Lela Rose Draped Bodice Dress, $1,995, Shopbop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILF-Lela-Rose-black-and-white-dressBlack and white and chic all over! This simple Lela Rose sheath dress hits all the right notes in pitch-perfect black and ivory with a waist-whittling scalloped lace trim. Lela Rose Lace Sheath Dress, $1,695, Shopbop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILF-Temperley-London-Coco-DressFeminine lace in a fresh coral hue would be gorgeous at a cheerful outdoor summer wedding. Long sleeves and an above-the-knee hem offer just a flash of skin, leaving the rest to the imagination. Temperley London Coco Dress, $450, Shopbop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MILF-Jenny-PackhamHer big day is the perfect time to get all decked out, so why not go for the gold? You’ll be stunning and statuesque in this deco-inspired beaded sparkler. Jenny Packham Allover Beaded Knotted Gown, $4,450, Neiman Marcus