BRIDAL GURU / Jun 22, 2022


Your son is getting married! What a day to celebrate. As the groom's mother, you're certainly a guest of honor—and you're probably on the lookout for the best mother of the groom dresses.

There are many options depending on the season, the dress code, and your body type. While this can feel overwhelming, we're here to help.

Today, we're showing you the best mother-of-the-groom dresses for all seasons and dress codes—fit to flatter any body type—so you can find the perfect gown for this special day.

1. Gray chiffon dress 

There are a few colors that are classic picks for mother-of-the-groom dresses—gray is one of them! You honestly can't go wrong with this hue any time of the year.

We recommend choosing a lighter shade of gray for summer or spring weddings. For fall and winter weddings, you can opt for a darker hue. We suggest finding out if the wedding party is also wearing gray because it's a popular color scheme this season. You can then choose to match the wedding party or wear a complementary shade.

If the weather is warm, you'll want short sleeves. We personally love the cap sleeve trend right now. Plus, you can create an ultra-elegant look when you pair them with a boat neckline. (We're getting royal vibes!) To keep your dress light and breathable, choose an airy fabric like chiffon or silk.

When choosing a silhouette for your mother-of-the-groom dress, we always suggest A-line. It's flattering on any figure! It cinches your waist and flows loosely along the hips and legs.

Silver Chiffon Sleeveless Gown

Get the look: style GL3068 | Beads Embellished Embroidered A-line Dress w/ Scoop-Neck

2. Blue floral dress 

Floral dresses are the talk of the town this wedding season. Whether you want to rock a floral pattern or embroidery, you've got options for your mother-of-the-groom dress!

Florals are especially fabulous for spring and summer weddings when flowers are in full bloom. You'll find many dresses with floral embroidery, whether it's made of lace, sequins, beads, or applique. This season, you can totally choose a dress with bigger and bolder florals. A wedding is no time to play it safe! When else can you wear a statement dress?

For the warmer seasons, we recommend muted pastels or bright colors for your dress. First, it matches the floral theme. Second, dark colors attract heat. Light fabrics like chiffon and silk are another way to keep cool. If you want to add more coverage to your look (in the neckline or sleeves), we recommend a sheer fabric, like mesh, rather than a heavy fabric like jacquard.

Blue Floral Embroidery Gown

Get the look: style GL2979 | Embroidered Mesh A-Line Long Dress

3. Navy dress with ¾ sleeves

Another color loved by mothers of the groom is navy. It's flattering and chic no matter what. You can wear this color year-round, but we recommend it, especially for fall and winter weddings. If the wedding party is wearing light blue, it also complements this color scheme.

If you're expecting cooler weather, you may want to choose a dress with ¾ or full-length sleeves to keep warm. (Though, we're sure you'll turn up the heat on the dance floor!) If you're just looking for coverage—but want breathability—we'd recommend rocking a sheer fabric, like mesh, or short, loosely-fitted sleeves.

Now just because you're wearing a navy dress doesn't mean you can't up the glam. Find a mother-of-the-groom dress with delicate bead or sequin embroidery to add sparkle to your look. (You can find plenty of options on our website.)

Worried that all this fabric may smother your figure? Here's a quick fix: Choose a flattering A-line dress to accentuate your hourglass shape and pull your hair up to elongate the neck!

Navy Chiffon Gown

Get the look: style GL3066 | Beads Embellished Embroidered Chiffon A-line Dress w/ 3/4 Sleeves

4. Sequin dress with long sleeves

We're calling for sequins, long sleeves, and a mermaid silhouette for mothers of the groom who want to dress to the nines.

This dress is perfect if your son's wedding has a formal or black-tie dress code. Because it has long sleeves, we'd recommend it for weddings in the cooler seasons (or if the venue offers sweet, sweet air conditioning).

Neutral colors are go-to's for mothers of the bride and groom because it seamlessly matches any color scheme: think colors such as champagne, gray, and black, or metallics like gold and silver.

We love that this gown creates an hourglass shape through its mermaid silhouette, but it isn't skin-tight. You'll feel confident all night in this mother-of-the-groom dress. (And you'll also be free to dance the night away.)

With a high slit in the skirt, we have to remind you about your footwear. If you're attending a formal wedding, don't forget to find a pair of heels to complete this glamorous look!

Gold Sequin Gown

Get the look: style GL3063 | Gathered Waist Sequin Embellished Mermaid Dress w/ Long Sleeves

🌼 Ready to find your mother of the groom dress?

We hope we've inspired you with these four mother-of-the-groom dresses. Now that you have a better understanding of what you're looking for, don't forget to take a peek at our full catalog!

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