Our Top Ten Mother of the Groom Dresses

Typically, the mother of the groom does not want to be the star of the wedding. However, it is still an extremely special day and most mothers of the groom will want to find a beautiful dress that she looks great and feels comfortable in. Nevertheless, because it is such an important day, it’s not as simple as buying a regular dress. A thoughtful mother of the groom will ensure that both her son and soon to be daughter-in-law like the dress, and that it does not clash with the mother of the bride’s dress or the rest of the wedding party. Below you will find our top ten picks for mother of the groom dresses.


10. Lavender Maggy London Dress


This beautiful dress will allow the mother of the groom to stand out and feel attractive without upstaging the bride, or the mother of the bride. The Maggy London dress has a slight vintage style with a wide, portrait neckline that will draw attention to the face. The soft gathers at the waistline help to flatter both the waist and hips.

9. JS Collection Sheath Dress and Bolero


This gorgeous dress is ideal for both a formal and a casual wedding. Worn with the bolero on, it is perfect for a formal, church wedding, and will help to keep the mother of the groom warm on days that are a little cooler. With the bolero off, the strapless dress is perfect for a more casual wedding, or the afternoon or evening reception.

8. Trina Turk Print, Belted Dress


This fun, flirty dress is ideal for a daytime wedding in the warmer months. It is more formal than a simple sundress, but not as dressy as formal suit. Pair this dress with a gorgeous summer hat and some accessories to give this dress a more formal look.

7. Albert Nipon Long Sleeve Jacket with Belted Dress


This bright, two-piece dress is perfect for a semi-formal wedding. The long-sleeve jacket has a stand collar, an open front, and is cropped high at the waist. The beautiful dress underneath has a bateau neckline and short, cap sleeves. A self-tie belt helps to define the waistline, and the skirt flares gently from the thigh to give it a flowing look and feel.

6. Xscape Formal Gown


This is a beautiful formal gown that shows enough skin so that the mother of the groom still feels young and sexy. This strapless dress is ideal for plus-size women as it accentuates the curves rather than hiding them.

5. Adrianna Papell Lace and Knit Dress


This sexy dress is another ideal choice for a plus size mother of the groom. The dress has black lace accents that layer over a nude colored lining. The portrait style neckline draws attention to the face and the flutter sleeves, and the pleated skirt give the dress just enough movement and flow to look fabulous.

4. Aiden Mattox Strapless Chiffon Dress


This bright and colorful dress is perfect for a beach or destination wedding that requires elegance but nothing too formal. This chiffon dress has an asymmetrical hem that shows the perfect amount of leg. The bright print gives the appearance of being tie-die until you get close to the dress, and then see that it is actually feathers.

3. Calvin Klein One Shoulder Gown


This floor length, blue dress is perfect for a formal, black tie wedding. The single shoulder strap allows the mother of the groom to show off her shoulders without showing off too much cleavage. The dark, navy color is modest and will not outshine the bride or the mother of the bride. However, the sequin accent at the top adds a little sparkle and fun.

2. Jones New York Jersey Knit Dress


This beautiful plum colored dress is ideal for a more casual style wedding. The jersey knit is extremely comfortable and easy to wear, and the dress itself has a relaxed design that complements the figure.

1. Adrianna Papell Dress with Matching Bolero Jacket


The bolero jacket and beautiful twisted bodice on this outfit flatter the mother of the groom’s figure and helps to make the waist appear smaller. Wear the bolero over the dress for a more formal look during the ceremony, and then take it off during the reception to show off the shoulders and neckline.