Shopping For Mother Of The Groom Dresses: What To Wear

Mother of the Groom Dresses

It's time for more wedding fashion but this time it's dresses for the mother of the groom! We talk so much about bridal fashion around here but we know there's a lot to consider when it comes to fashion for the mother of the groom. For mothers, a wedding is a momentous occasion as you watch your son tie the knot and we know there will be lots of pictures on the big day.

Today for this edition of Garter Girl Loves we are sharing some amazing dresses to consider wearing as the mother of the groom. We're here to help take one worry off of your plate - mother of the groom dresses! At a mother during the wedding planning process you have plenty of things at the top of your mind at all times. So, let's get to it.

We hope you enjoy this wedding fashion guide and tips for shopping for mother of the groom dresses.

 

One Shoulder Trumpet Dress
Shop this mother of the groom dress:
Designer: Betsy & Adam , Sold by: Nordstrom

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Shopping Tips For Mother Of The Groom Dresses

Before we get to our favorite outfit ideas and dresses for the mother of the groom, we'd be remiss if we didn't share our best tips for shopping for that perfect outfit to wear to your son's wedding.

As the mother of the groom you might be worried about keeping your son's fiance happy and not upstaging anyone. Don't worry, we got you! Follow our tips for finding the perfect look for your son's big day and you can't go wrong - and you'll feel good too!

MOTG Outfit Tip #1:  Select A Color

When it comes to selecting a color for your mother of the groom dress it may be a great time to communicate with the bride or your son's partner. The bride or partner might have a vision of particular colors they will recommend to you for your dress based on what they are wearing, their mother is wearing, the wedding theme and the colors of the rest of the bridal or wedding party's attire.

If you discuss with the bride or your son's fiancé and find there are a variety of color options to consider for your mother of the groom dress, think about what colors are flattering on you. Think about what colors you like being photographed in because there will be lots and lots of photos on the wedding day!

MOTG Outfit Tip #2:  Make Comfort A Priority

Make sure to choose a mother of the groom dress that feels comfortable enough for you to wear the whole day and night from the wedding's start until the wedding's end.

Wedding days are notoriously long. From the time you put your MOTG dress on after hair and makeup for those 'first look' photos to the ending of the reception is quite a lot of hours so you'll want to be sure the dress if comfortable enough to wear the entire time.

MOTG Outfit Tip #3:  Timing Is Key

When it comes to shopping for mother of the groom dresses, shopping at the right time is critical for a pleasant experience. You'll want to be sure to shop early to avoid the drama and stress of a dress arriving last minute or having to shop for and find a dress last minute.

But, there is another side to this because if you shop extra early, be sure to try it on every so often and make sure to do any alterations appropriately close to the wedding. If you shop, select and get alterations too early then you may run into issues if you have any major changes that will affect fit.

MOTG Outfit Tip #4:  Consider Something Different

Just like we in the wedding industry tell brides, we'll also tel you...don't be afraid to try on a different dress style than you typically wear. This event, your son's wedding, is a unique one, not your every day party.

Keep an open mind and consider trying a dress that is a style that might feel out of your comfort zone because it might just be the perfect one for this wedding.

 

It's Time To Shop! Best MOTG Dresses & Outfit Ideas

Now that we've shared some top tips for shopping for mother of the groom dresses, it's time to shop and consider some of our favorite MOTG dress styles. 

With top retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Macy's there are so many options of dresses for you to see and consider for your son's big day!

Here comes our favorite styles recommended for mother of the groom dresses...



Beaded Mesh Column Gown
Shop this mother of the groom dress:
Designer: Pissaro Nights , Sold by: Nordstrom

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Bow Shoulder V Neck Gown
Shop this mother of the groom dress:
Designer: Mac Duggal, Sold by: Nordstrom

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Square Neck Midi Mesh Dress
Shop this mother of the groom dress:
Designer: Adrianna by Adrianna Pappel, Sold by: Macy's

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Metallic Floral Chiffon Dress
Shop this mother of the groom dress:
Designer: Lauren Ralph Lauren, Sold by: Macy's

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Blush Beaded Short Sleeve Gown
Shop this mother of the groom dress:
Designer: Mac Duggal, Sold by: Saks Fifth Avenue

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Lace Short Sleeve Midi Dress
Shop this mother of the groom dress:
Designer: ML Monique Lhuillier, Sold by: Saks Fifth Avenue

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Embellished Short Sheath Cocktail Dress
Shop this mother of the groom dress:
Designer: Alex Evenings, Sold by: Nordstrom

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Tie Waist Balloon Sleeve Dress
Shop this mother of the groom dress:
Designer: Lauren Ralph Lauren, Sold by: Macy's

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When it comes to mother of the groom dresses, we don't want you to fret! Hopefully this wedding fashion guide for mothers was helpful in finding a dress that speaks to you.

Be it a sparkly dress or a more casual dress for a destination wedding, we're sure you'll find the right dress that makes you feel comfortable and fabulous for this once in a lifetime event!

Gift Ideas For Future Daughter In Law

Before we let you go, I just wanted to give you one last little bit of advice when you're the mother of the groom. If you're looking for the perfect gift for your future daughter in law, we have lots of great ideas here at The Garter Girl.

She would love a personalized wedding garter embroidered with the wedding date, or something blue for wedding morning or a bridal shoer gift, or a custom wedding handkerchief that she can use for happy tears or as a bridal bouquet wrap.

And, if you're up for allowing her to use your wedding dress, or using your own bridal dress as a surprise for her, be sure to get my unique ways to reuse a wedding dress. From wedding garters to ring bearer pillows, there are so many ways to repurpose your wedding dress without her wearing it, of course.

The tears will be flowing at the bridal shower or wedding morning indeed when your new daughter in law receives a heartfelt wedding gift from you, her new MIL!

 

For more of my wedding ideas and inspirations, be sure to check out my Garter Girl Loves blog series and you can shop all of my wedding garter designs right here.

 

With love,

The Garter Girl

 

 

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