(source)I love it! The dress is actually a bridesmaid dress by Monique Lhuillier, but my mom could totally pull this look off. It's a very modern, yet classic silhouette unlike many of the other dresses deemed Mother-of-the-Bride appropriate.
(source)She also liked this one from the Monique Lhuillier website. The back is lovely, although the front is, unfortunately, too low cut.
I made the suggestion to my mom that we find a store that carries these dresses so she can try them on. Sadly, there are only two stores - Minneapolis or Los Angeles - and we don't live anywhere close to either one. There is the option of ordering online, but dresses are not returnable. Bummer.
On the bright side, at least we have some inspiration to move forward in the MOB dress hunt. What are your suggestions on where to find modern/stylish MOB dresses?