Mother of the Bride Attire Options for a Beach Wedding: Classic to Casual

MOB Dresses for Beach Weddings

While all eyes will be on you, the radiant bride, Mom deserves her “place in the sun” at your beach wedding, too! But what mother-of-the-bride attire choices would be loveliest at an outdoor seaside setting? Will your ceremony and reception be held in a covered veranda overlooking the sparkling ocean or right out on the sandy beach? Will it be a daytime or evening affair? Casual and laid back or classic and elegant? Whichever of these, we’ve done some style surveying for you and found these 12 fabulous options from dresses to gowns to caftans to a jumpsuit. Time to take Mom shopping! (*this post contains affiliate links)

Classic and Sophisticated MOB Dress Choices

If your beach nuptials call for more formal outfits for the bridal party, then these 6 gorgeous dresses from BHLDN offer a choice of varied skirt lengths, summer florals, lovely lace, and a bit of sparkle.

Adrienne Via BHLDN

1 – Adrienne Dress
This simple sheath by Adrianna Papell, featuring an illusion neckline and half sleeves, gets a summery look with an overall floral pattern and embroidered vines.

Hollis Via BHLDN

2 – Hollis Dress
This midi-length dress by Marchesa Notte spells feminine chic in textural lace and pastel floral appliques, while its low-cut back will keep Mom cool.

Helen dress via BHLDN

3 – Helen Dress
For a starry evening reception by the sea, this shimmering knee-length number with bateau neckline, flutter sleeves, and allover beading will be just perfect.

Lilliana Via Bhldn

4 – Lilliana Dress
If a more elegant evening look is Mom’s preference, she’ll love this figure-flattering maxi dress by Adrianna Papell in textured crepe with muted florals and a soft metallic sheen. Added style details are the surplice bodice, v-neck, and back slit.


5 – Santiago Dress
Gorgeous detailing called “dimensional soutache applique scrolls” make this midi-length sheath dress by JS Collection a real stunner. Also available in other colors, this combo of cloud and navy seems to echo the sea.

6 – Linden Dress
Sweet and summery in embroidered floral embellishments, this vintage-inspired dress has a flattering a-line silhouette and illusion detailing on the decolletage and sleeves.

Casual, Boho-style MOB Outfits for the Beach

For the cool, free-spirited mother of the bride, here are more relaxed and comfy outfit options that can be worn on a sandy, windy beach.


1 – Sleeveless Casual Striped Maxi Dress
Mom can go for a snappy nautical look with this floor-length maxi dress in classic stripes. Side pockets are a practical plus for an outdoor event.


2 – V Neck Long Caftan Dress
For maximum comfort, you can’t beat this caftan dress made of lightweight material that drapes effortlessly and elegantly. Its exotic pattern in blue, white, and black adds a dressy touch suitable for a beach wedding.

Boho Split Tie-Waist Vintage Print Maxi Dress

3 – Boho Split Tie-Waist Vintage Print Maxi Dress
Although very loose fitting for easy wear, this flowing maxi dress is perked up by its sunny floral print, waist sash, deep v-neck, and side slit skirt.

Floral Print Sleeveless Casual Beach Maxi Dress

4 – Floral Print Sleeveless Casual Beach Maxi Dress
With its striking over-sized floral print and breezy hi-low hem, this simple maxi dress in stretch fabric will give Mom a youthful, carefree look.

Blue-Marlin-Paisley Dress

5 – Evening Blue Marlin Paisley
Another take on seaside-exotic is this long wrap dress in super soft and lightweight fabric, printed in evening blue marlin paisley with a contrasting border along the neckline, waist, and hem.

One-shoulder Jumpsuit

6 – Formal Evening One-shoulder Jumpsuit
A jumpsuit makes perfect sense for a beach wedding, especially one in an elegant ivory shade with graceful fabric draping and a one-shoulder style.

So, which look will it be for Mother dear come your wedding day by the sea?


  1. I would love to find the beautiful Hollis dress you show on this page

  2. I cannot find the Linden Dress anywhere – is there a link?

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