BRIDAL GURU / Jun 27, 2022


Summer weddings are the dream scenario, but dressing for them can be surprisingly tricky—both for the happy couple and their guests. As the mother of the groom planning a summer wedding outfit, you want to look your best, but you also want to choose a dress that is cool and comfortable. While you may think that narrows down many options, here at GLS Collective, we have tons of mother-of-the-groom dresses for summer outdoor weddings. You can look glamorous and feel comfortable at the same time with these numbers.  

1. Pink chiffon dress with cap sleeves

dusty rose chiffon mother of the bride dress
Get the look: style GL3065 | Beads Embellished Chiffon A-line Dress w/ Cap Sleeves
  When we think of summer colors, dusty rose is one of them. If you want to create a romantic and feminine look through your summer mother of the groom dress, this is the one for you! As the mother of the groom, you're a special guest. We encourage you to embrace your role by adding regal elements to your dress, like cap sleeves and a boat neckline. Like satin, chiffon is loose and airy. If this summer outdoor wedding is on a blistering hot day, a flowing chiffon dress will be much more comfortable than a heavy, skintight dress. We recommend pulling your hair up in a tight updo to complete this summer look. Bonus points if you add a floral headpiece!  

2. Mint chiffon dress with embroidery

mint chiffon mother of the bride dress
Get the look: style GL1826 | Embroidered Bodice V-Neck Long Dress w/ V-Back
  Green is in—especially for summer outdoor weddings. As you know, pastels are staples for summer wedding guest dresses. You really can't go wrong. Paired with light fabrics, like mesh and chiffon, and your mother of the groom dress is fit for your son's summer outdoor wedding. Of course, you can always increase the breathability of your dress with shorter sleeves and a v-neck or sweetheart neckline. (Plus, they create the perfect canvas for a necklace!) If you want to add detailing to your dress, we suggest choosing embroidery. Let’s just say it’s a lot lighter than beads or jewel embellishments!  

3. Gold satin mermaid dress with slit

gold satin mermaid dress
Get the look: style GL3060 | Sweetheart Satin Mermaid Dress w/ Pleated Waist and Slit
  Sure, you may be attending a summer outdoor wedding. But that doesn't mean you have to wear a sundress. This summer mother of the groom dress is for those who want to dial up the glamor. Metallics, like gold and silver, are always an excellent color choice for mother of the groom dresses. But a warm season calls for warm hues! So for a summer outdoor wedding, we're partial to gold. The fabric and cut of this dress offer the perfect balance between comfort and elegance. While satin is super chic, it's also incredibly breathable. And the cut-away shoulders, high slit, and open v-back make this look very fashionable, yet also act to keep you cool. It's truly a win-win.  

4. Sienna A-line dress with floral applique

sienna chiffon mother of the bride dress
Get the look: style GL3018 | Floral 3D Applique and Embroidery Embellished Bodice A-Line Chiffon Dress
  Deeper shades of orange, like sienna and terracotta, have been go-to wedding hues for several years now. And they aren't going away anytime soon, which makes them the perfect color for summer mother of the groom dresses. For an outdoor wedding, many mothers of the groom want to add some floral accents to their gown. Our recommendation? Look for a dress with floral applique. Applique is a needlework technique where one fabric is stitched on top of another, creating a 3D effect. It's super trendy right now. Your daughter-in-law will be impressed by your fashionable pick. Off-the-shoulder sleeves are a great choice for summer mother of the groom dresses. It adds a whimsical vibe which is perfect for outdoor weddings, but it doesn't add too much coverage.  

5. Green satin dress with spaghetti straps

emerald green a line deep illusion sweetheart neckline long dress
Get the look: style GL3039 | Illusion Sweetheart Neckline Satin A-line Dress w/ Lace-up Back
  We're seeing green color schemes everywhere this year—particularly for spring and summer weddings, because it complements an outdoor venue. So if green's your color, you're in luck! While you may think your mother of the groom dress needs to be a pastel color for a summer wedding, bright or gemstone shades are also fabulous choices. This emerald green dress will glimmer in the sun because it's made of satin. Plus, satin is a nice and lightweight fabric—perfect for summer! To make sure it's extra breathable, choose satin made of silk over polyester. We're keeping this look super airy with spaghetti straps and a slit in the skirt. Don't forget: your shoes will be on display with this mother of the groom dress. But if you're going to be walking around on the grass, we recommend a thicker heel!  

Find more mother of the groom dresses for summer outdoor weddings💐

While these are our top five picks for summer mother-of-the-groom dresses, we've got plenty more for you to choose from. Visit our full collection of mother-of-the-groom dresses to find the perfect dress for your son's summer outdoor wedding.  

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