The Prettiest Beige and Gold Dresses for the Mothers of the Bride and Groom

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These neutral, flattering dresses are perfect for weddings year-round.

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Looking for a flattering, timeless dress for your son or daughter's wedding? Think about gowns in shades of beige and gold. Beige has long been considered the color most appropriate for any type of wedding, whether it takes place in the winter, spring, summer, or fall. And because gold is a color commonly associated with celebration, it's also one of those wedding hues that works year-round. Figuring out which beige or gold gown is most appropriate for your child's event comes down to the texture and style of the dress. If you want to wear gold in the warmer seasons, choose a dress in a finer texture, like Elie Tahari's sleeveless floral brocade mini dress, Eliza J's simple metallic sheath, or David Meister's embroidered cocktail dress. With their classic silhouettes and shorter hemlines, each of these dresses would be perfectly at home at a spring or summer affair.

For weddings taking place in the winter—especially around the holidays or on New Year's Eve—you can go for more dramatic styles in heavily embroidered fabrics and with larger sequins, like Talbot Runhof's sequin cape gown or Jenny Packham's tulle embellished silk V-neck gown. (We love the glamorous, 1920s feel of the latter's aesthetic.) When you're wearing gold, though, and especially a standout, sequined gold number, keep accessories to a minimum and let the dress shine on its own: All you'll really need is a thin gold bangle and a pair of simple stud earrings to complete the look.

Sure, beige and gold have long been considered the colors of choices for the mothers of the bride and groom, but these dresses aren't like anything you've seen before. Here, the most stylish options in these two popular, flattering colors.

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Jenny Packham

long beige gown
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Jenny Packham Embellished Silk Gown, $4,665,


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Adrianna Papell

gold lace dress
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Adrianna Papell Popover Gown, $199,


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Talbot Runhof

long sleeve gown
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Talbot Runhof Sequin Cape Gown, $2,295,


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Dolce & Gabbana

beige long sleeve lace gown
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Dolce & Gabbana Lace Sheath Dress, $2,495,


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Dress the Population

sequined cap sleeve gold dress
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Dress the Population "Teresa" Gown, $297,


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Elie Tahari

silver dress
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Elie Tahari "Vera" Sleeveless Floral Brocade Cocktail Dress, $448,


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Tory Burch

gold long sleeve dress
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Tory Burch "Bea" Dress, $998,


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Temperley London

gold v-neck
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Temperley London "Waterlily" Crystal-Embellished Satin Dress, $2,305,


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Lafayette 148 New York

beige gold sleeveless dress
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Lafayette 148 New York "Paolo" Mixed Media Dress, $598,


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David Meister

beige long sleeve dress
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David Meister Embroidered Metallic Lace Cocktail Dress, $595,


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Carmen Marc Valvo

beige long sleeve dress
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Carmen Marc Valvo Sequined Lace Gown, $1,145,


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long sleeve beige floral gown
Courtesy of Vilshenko

Vilshenko "Ivonne" Floral-Print Maxi Dress, $1,783,


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Rachel Gilbert

gold beige dress
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Rachel Gilbert "Viera" Sequin Dress, $2,099,


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Halston Heritage

long silky beige gown
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Halston Heritage Crepe and Satin Draped Gown, $545,


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Banana Republic

beige v-neck dress
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Banana Republic Heritage Velvet Dot Midi Dress, $148,


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Nic + Zoe

long sleeve v-neck beige gown
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Nic + Zoe Open-Shoulder Shimmer Pleated Midi Dress, $248,


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Talbot Runhof

scoop neck long sleeve dress
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Talbot Runhof Portrait-Neck Stretch Satin Sheath, $1,395,


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Eliza J

beige dress
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Eliza J Embellished Taffeta Sheath, $148,


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beige wrap dress
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Zara Crossover Velvet Dress, $49.90,


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Alice + Olivia

silver long sleeve wrap dress
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Alice + Olivia "Katina" Gathered Midi Dress, $395,


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