BRIDAL GURU / Jun 12, 2022


Summer is the sought-after season for weddings because of its dependable weather. Couples can take advantage of the beautiful outdoors and host some—or the entire event—outside!

While summer weddings are great, they can also be very hot. When choosing a mother of the bride dress fit for summer, you have to consider fabrics and cuts to make sure you're comfortable.

Not to worry. There are plenty of stunning options that are on-trend yet comfortable in the heat. And we're sharing four of them with you today!

1. Mint Chiffon A-Line Dress

When it comes to summer weddings, it's time to bust out the pastels. For your summer mother of the bride dress, colors like mint, lavender, rose, baby blue, lemon, and peach are perfect.

It's also important to consider the dress' silhouette and sleeves. If you're expecting hot weather for your daughter's summer wedding, an A-line silhouette will keep you much cooler than a form-fitting mermaid silhouette. A-line dresses are fitted at the bodice and waist but flare at the waist. You may also want to choose a gown without sleeves for added breathability.

Another way to keep cool is choosing an airy fabric, like chiffon. But make sure the chiffon is made from silk or cotton. It won't be as breathable if it's made from synthetic materials.

mint green mother of the bride chiffon dress

Get the look: style GL1826 | Embroidered Bodice V-Neck Long Dress w/ V-Back

2. Dusty Rose Floral Applique Dress

This summer mother of the bride dress checks off all the boxes—and is perfect for moms looking for a feminine, romantic look.

First, let's talk about the hue: dusty rose is a go-to color for summer wedding guest dresses. After all, summer attire should be light and bright.

Florals are also on-trend this year—and you can capture a floral theme through the color, embroidery, or patterns. This dress embraces florals through the color and its applique embroidery. (Bonus points!)

What's applique embroidery? Applique is a needlework technique in which one or more pieces of fabric are attached to a larger background fabric to create patterns. In this case, it creates flowers—how whimsical! Of course, you'll want to limit the amount of embroidery or embellishments on a summer dress so it's not as heavy. But a little on the bodice never hurt anyone!

Besides, with an A-line silhouette, off-the-shoulder sleeves, and a high slit in the skirt, you've chosen a nice and breezy silhouette.

dusty rose mother of the bride gown

Get the look: style GL3018 | Floral 3D Applique and Embroidery Embellished Bodice A-Line Chiffon Dress

3. Rose Gold Mikado Dress

If your daughter is planning a glamorous wedding, this summer mother of the bride dress is just the outfit you're looking for.

Rose gold, and other metallic colors, will shimmer and sparkle in the sun. Your daughter's wedding day is also a big day for you, so we totally encourage you to rock a dazzling dress like this.

The dress is made of mikado silk. While it's thicker than other silk blends, it's ultra breathable. Plus, it adds more structure to your dress, so you don't have to worry about the fabric sticking to your body in the summer heat.

We also love that this dress features spaghetti straps and a sweetheart neckline. It's like the designer knew you were looking for a summer mother of the bride dress that's as comfortable as it is chic!

rose gold mother of the bride gown

Get the look: style GL2951 | Spaghetti Strap Sweetheart A-Line Long Dress

4. Silver and Gray Jersey Dress with Slit

Gray is another hot hue this season. Pairing it with delicate silver embroidery will make this summer mother of the bride dress turn heads!

Again, this dress has all the qualities you should be looking for in a comfortable, cooling dress. It's sleeveless, it has a low neckline, and a high slit in the skirt.

While this dress features a mermaid silhouette, it's made of jersey fabric, which is known to be very breathable and absorbent. Jersey is a soft and stretchy knit fabric originally made from wool but is now usually made from cotton, cotton blends, and synthetic fibers. In addition to being comfortable, absorbent, and breathable, it also releases wrinkles easily. So you don't have to worry about wrinkling your dress after sitting through a long ceremony!

silver mother of the bride gown

Get the look: style GL1839 | Embroidered Bodice V-Neck Jersey Long Dress w/ Slit

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