Dinner happens during the night, meaning the mother from the bride’s rehearsal dinner outfit must be weather- and season-appropriate. A shawl or stole, along with a slip and stockings are crucial layers for any winter wedding rehearsal dinner, while a summer rehearsal dinner likely requires just a lightweight scarf.

If the rehearsal dinner takes place in fine dining or high-end venues like a five-star hotel or Michelin-starred restaurant,stacees rehearsal dinner attire must be leveled up. Similarly, if it's being hosted in a family member’s house, the mom of the bride or groom can probably go slightly less formal.

If a marriage and rehearsal dinner invitation specifies a style or mermaid prom dresses code, it should be respected. If the small print says ‘black tie’, then the mom of the bride should wear a full-length gown (the same thing goes for the mom of the groom).

This hand-beaded gown includes a fitted bodice, short flutter sleeves, and pleated godets for movement and it is an elegant choice as the mom of the bride rehearsal dinner attire. Finish having a champagne-hued clutch, heeled sandals, and minimal jewelry—a set of gold earrings are a sophisticated finish.

For a mom of the bride seeking to make much more of a style statement, go for this sequined sheath. It includes a glamorous belief that works throughout the year, as the long sleeves provide a bit of coverage. Keep accessories simple: strappy sandals are a must, while a dainty necklace won’t detract from the ruffle detail around the front of the dress.

A jumpsuit similar to this sleeveless style is a superb mother-of-the-bride rehearsal dinner outfit option: it’s chic, versatile, and simple to dress up or down depending on the venue or theme. Team with metallic or jewel-toned heels, or add bold earrings, a colorful cocktail ring, as well as an eye-catching clutch for any fashion-forward touch.