16 best mother-of-the-bride dresses for spring and summer weddings that aren't frumpy
From brewery to black tie, these are the best mother of the bride & groom dresses for spring and summer weddings in 2023.
While it feels like only yesterday that your child was walking around in diapers, time has played a trick on you, and suddenly, they're due to walk down the aisle — and you're mother of the bride (or groom!).
Unsurprisingly, the wedding of your son or daughter can bring up a lot of emotions. And while the day should revolve around the happy couple, guests will inevitably be turning to you as one of the day's standout figures.
So, with (at least some of) the spotlight headed your way, you'll want to look and feel your best as you send your child off into their new stage of life.
Luckily, the world is your oyster when it comes to wedding attire. From garden party to black tie, this season's roster of mother of the bride and groom dresses is something to behold.
With prices starting at less than $100, scroll down to shop the 16 best mother of the bride and mother of the groom dresses for spring and summer weddings in 2023. Or, if you would prefer to browse for yourself, check out our list of the best wedding attire shops at the bottom of the page.
Best mother of the bride & groom dresses under $100
Draped Satin Dress
This affordable ankle-length dress features a low-cut neckline, short butterfly sleeves, and a concealed zipper on one side. The softly draped satin dress is available in four colours: Navy, mint, pink, and beige.
Oleg Cassini Illusion Sleeve Soutache Tea Length Dress
This tea-length dress makes an elegant choice for any mom or mother figure this wedding season. "It has pockets for the tissues you'll need at a wedding," writes one shopper.
Julia Jordan Tie Maxi Dress
This classy maxi dress features a pretty bow detail at the back and comes in sizes two to 16.
Flare Sleeve Scuba Dress
This elegant plus-size dress has a figure-flattering design and is available in two colours: Black and white.
Best mother of the bride & groom dresses under $200
Oleg Cassini Sweetheart Off-the-Shoulder A-Line with Appliques
"Don't walk to get this dress — run!" one David's Bridal reviewer raves. The sweetheart neckline is "lovely, the ribbon hits my waist at its smallest part, and the skirt flows out and hides my lower stomach!"
Mango Open Back Dress Cape
This seriously elegant satin cape dress from Mango can be styled in multiple ways, with the cape either on display or tastefully draping the back.
The Somerset Maxi Dress
This Kate Middleton-inspired dress is a must-have pick for wedding season. The figure-flattering dress is available in a range of colourways and prints, including black and white floral and black.
Vince Camuto Long-Sleeve Tulip Hem Wrap Gown
This elegant Vince Camuto tulip-hem wrap gown features an eye-catching cascade trim and elegantly highlights your curves.
Mango Open Sleeve Dress
This effortlessly chic maxi dress is crafted from a recycled polyester blend fabric and features three-quarter sleeves with openings.
Grand Beauty Black Ruffled One-Shoulder Mermaid Maxi Dress
This sophisticated yet flirty one-shoulder dress has earned near-perfect reviews from Lulus shoppers. It's "stunning," writes one reviewer. "Hugs the body perfectly and [looks] classy."
Eloquii Knot Front Pleated Skirt Dress
This elegant Kate Middleton-inspired knee-length dress is available in five colours and sizes 14 to 32.
Best mother of the bride & groom dresses under $600
Ted Baker Addilin Cowl Neck Midi Slip Dress
You're going to want to keep this slip dress in rotation far beyond wedding season. The cowl neck midi is available in two colourways: Black and white floral.
BHLDN Leila Deep-V Flutter-Sleeve Satin A-Line Gown
Give the day the pizazz it deserves in this stunning A-line gown. The eye-catching flutter sleeve style is available in 11 colours and sizes zero to 16.
Reformation Winslow Dress
For brides, bridesmaids, and mothers of the bride, Reformation's Winslow dress is a functional wrap dress with an adjustable waist tie, so you can wear it tight or loose, depending on your mood. To shop the Winslow in straight sizes, click here.
Oleg Cassini Off-the-Shoulder Sweetheart Satin Ball Gown
Make a splash this wedding season in this elegant Oleg Cassini off-the-shoulder gown. The romantic satin ball gown has a sweetheart neckline and delicate side draping on a pleated bodice.
Amsale Pryce Off-Shoulder Satin Column Gown
This elegant off-the-shoulder gown evokes elegance while offering easy movement. The style is also available in dark green and champagne.
Best wedding attire shops in 2023
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