Stylish Mother of the Bride & Groom Dresses

Whether you are shopping for the dress, you and your daughter have talked about for years, or your son is marrying the woman of his dreams, we offer a stunning selection of Mother of the Bride dresses and Groom's mom dresses to look your best on the wedding day.

Browse our wide selection of different styles, colors, cuts, and sizes, including plus-size, mother of the bride dresses that will make you look timeless.

Your son or daughter's wedding day is a momentous occasion that you both will treasure forever.

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Finding The Perfect Mother of the Bride Dresses for the Big Day

Finding the perfect dress can be challenging. You will want to find a formal dress that's elegant and comfortable as you entertain wedding guests all while keeping in mind the color and material restrictions set by the wedding party.

Couture Candy is here to help you find something that you can look back on fondly for years to come! Our online section of casual yet stunning mother of the bride dresses are available in various colors, designs, styles & sizes.

How to Choose a Mother of the Bride Dress

Not sure where to start? Don't worry - Couture Candy is here to help! Start by browsing our selection of mother of the bride dresses and gowns to get a look at what’s available.

First, you will want to consider the time of year and the location the wedding will be held. If it's a summer wedding, you might be outside so you will want to consider a short sleeve or sleeveless dress to stay cool. If the wedding is held during the winter - a long sleeve maxi dress might be a better choice to stay warm.

Another important thing to think about is fabric and color. Traditionally, the mother of the bride or groom shouldn't match the bridesmaids too closely but can complement what the bridal party will be wearing. We offer a wide selection of colors and fabrics including chiffon, lace, ruched, sequin, beaded, floral prints and more to help you find exactly what you need for your son or daughter's wedding.

Next, you'll want to consider a neckline that works best for you. We offer a variety of dress styles with different necklines including a-line, halter, v-neck, scoop neck, and more!

Browse our entire selection using the filters to sort by size, color, and designer. If price is at the top of your mind, you can also sort by price or sale to choose a MOB dress that looks great and is budget-friendly.

Selecting the Right Length - MOB Dresses & Gowns

As the second most important person at the wedding, the mother of the bride or groom deserves to dress up in a unique, mesmerizing dress. While several factors decide the appropriateness of the mother of the bride's dresses, the length plays an important role. A mother should generally wear a long, floor-length dress, especially when the wedding is formal. If the bride and groom decide to go for a semi-formal or casual celebration, knee-length mother of the bride dresses make up the stylish option. Some of the popular styles in knee-length, casual mother of the bride dresses include monotone, sequin, beaded, embroidery, and floral printed.

Consider the Straps of Your Dress

Gone are the days when the mothers of the bride or groom were expected to dress up in dull, traditional dresses. At Couture Candy, we have a wide array of unique mother of the bride and mother of the groom dresses that evoke glamor. Strapless and spaghetti straps summer mother of the groom dresses are the most popular choice in 2022. When wearing the same, mothers should feel confident about their look. Don’t hesitate to use pins, rubber, or sticky tape if you want to keep the straps from falling. Also, a strapless mother of the groom or bride dress for fall must be layered with a jacket.

Always Avoid White For Your Mother of the Bride & Groom Dress

Both mothers of the bride and groom are supposed to avoid white dresses. After all, white is a bride's color, and you would not want to steal her spotlight. But if you are in awe of a white color, you can consider a white dress with bolder prints, details, or anything that does not look bridal. Floral printed chiffon summer mother of the groom or bride dresses and white printed mother of the groom fall dresses with jackets are some of the options you can say yes to. You can also go for a chic white dressy pantsuit to create a trailblazing MOB or MOG look.

Coordinate With the Wedding Colors and Theme

So, you have decided to go for your daughter’s dream theme for the wedding. Great! Now the question is, what dress do you pick to coordinate with the wedding colors and theme? If it’s an outdoor summer wedding, pastel or pink mother of the bride dresses will help look aesthetically pleasing. Green or emerald green mother of the bride dresses work like a wonder for a forest theme wedding. Go for sparkling rose gold or silver mother of the bride dresses if the wedding theme is “glitz and glam.” And, if you dream of hiding your age and looking younger than you are at a simple city or countryside wedding, the bolder black, blue, and navy mother of the bride dresses certainly make a perfect choice.

Shop our Selection of Designer Mother of the Bride Dresses

Have a designer in mind for your dress? Couture Candy offers the latest Mother of the Bride dresses trends for 2022 from top designers including Adrianna Papell, Mac Duggal, Jovani, La Femme, Mon Cheri, Sherri Hill, Terani Couture, and more!

Use the filters to browse designers to find the right dress for you!

Choose your MOB Dress Today!

Whether your looking to stand out with a strapless ball gown, blend in with a tasteful evening gown with cap sleeves, or look elegant in a floor-length lace gown - we can help find the perfect dress for you! Start shopping Couture Candy's online selection of MOB dresses today!

Mother of the Bride FAQs

Have more questions? We're here to help! Here are some of the commonly asked questions we receive when looking for a Mother of the Bride Dress:

When should you start shopping for a mother of the bride dress?

We recommend starting your search for a mother of the bride dress six to eight months before the wedding date. This allows for things like shipping and alterations to not interfere or cause any additional stress in the lead-up to the wedding day.

What does the mother of the bride wear?

The mother of the bride should consider several factors when choosing the dress for the wedding including the time of the year, the venue/location, colors of the bridesmaid dresses, and the style of the wedding. It's also important to consider your own preferences and what you will be comfortable wearing while entertaining wedding guests and looking your best.

It's considered traditional for the Mother of the Bride to wear something that compliments the bridal party but doesn't completely match.

Talking with your daughter about her visions for her wedding is a helpful way to get some direction.

What does the mother of the groom wear?

The mother of the groom should consider many of the same things as the mother of the bride - Time of the year, venue, colors, and style are all very important.

Ask your son and/or future daughter-in-law for their input is a great way to help you pick out a dress.

Should the mother of the bride and groom wear the same color?

It's usually a good idea for the Mother of the Bride and the Mother of the Groom to coordinate with each other so that their choices complement each other, but we don't recommend matching.

It's also a good idea to talk with the bride and groom to get their input - after all, it is their special day.

Can the mother of the bride wear black?

Traditionally, the mothers of the bride and groom can consider any color appropriate to wear at the wedding except for two colors: white and black. However, now that brides are opting for more nontraditional wedding dress colors down the aisle, moms are open to choosing dresses in any color that suits them.
We do recommend clearing it with the Bride and Groom before purchasing - just to avoid any additional stresses on the wedding day.