15 mother of the bride-worthy red carpet dresses

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15 mother of the bride-worthy red carpet dresses
Meryl Streep in Lanvin at the 2014 Academy Awards.
Rita Wilson in a silver sheath at the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Catherine Zeta-Jones in Alice + Olivia at the 2014 AFI Life Achievement Awards: A Tribute to Jane Fonda.
Demi Moore in Salvatore Ferragamo at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Inaugural Gala.
Emma Thompson in a red sheath at the 2014 EE British Academy Film Awards.
Julia Roberts in Givenchy Couture at the 2014 Academy Awards.
Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen at the 2014 Academy Awards.
Julianne Moore in Tom Ford at the CFDA and Vogue 2013 Fashion Fund Finalists Celebration.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Antonio Berardi at the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.
Kris Jenner in a black lace gown and fur shawl at the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party.
Nicole Kidman in a red leaf-printed gown at the Wanda Film Production Center Ground Breaking Ceremony and Red Carpet Show.
Oprah Winfrey in Stella McCartney at the 2014 EE British Academy Film Awards.
Viola Davis in Escada at the 2014 Academy Awards.
Mary Steenburgen in a green printed V-neck cocktail dress at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's 25th Anniversary Gala.
Brooke Shields in a gold and tweed knee-length cocktail dress at the 2014 Outstanding Mother Awards.
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Whether you want to buy off the rack or order one from a salon, finding a mother-of-the-bride dress that will appease your daughter, flatter your figure, and complement the wedding's vibe isn't easy. To help make the shopping process a little less stressful, consider looking to a few of your favorite celebrities for style inspiration.

Many of Tinseltown's red carpets are filled with mother-of-the-bride dress inspiration. Take Meryl Streep's 2014 Oscar look, for instance: The black-and-white Lanvin gown was sleek, stylish, and figure-flattering with its cinched waist, billowing cowl neck, and modest three-quarter length sleeve. Same goes for Julia Robert's Givenchy Couture Oscar ensemble - a deep navy blue lace peplum. The silhouette covers up any problem areas, all the while creating a svelte figure. Plus, the lace overlay on the deep V-neck makes it sultry without looking too sexy.

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And no matter what kind of wedding your daughter (or son) is hosting, there's a red carpet look that will fit the dress code. Sandra Bullock's draped satin navy blue sweetheart Alexander McQueen gown at the 2014 Academy Awards is the perfect formal gown for a black tie bash. Julianne Moore's glistening gem-embellished turtleneck Tom Ford shift for the CFDA and Vogue 2013 Fashion Fund Finalists Celebration, though, is an eye-catching design for a more modern, city wedding. And Rita Wilson's blinged-out sheath at the 2014 Screen Actor's Guild awards is the ultimate glam mother-of-the-bride number for an over-the-top affair.

Click through the complete slideshow to see all of our favorite mother-of-the-bride-worthy celebrity red carpet looks and get inspired!

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