18 best mother-of-the-bride dresses for summer weddings that aren't frumpy
From brewery to black tie, these are the best mother of the bride & groom dresses for 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 18 best mother of the bride and mother of the groom dresses for 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
Tie-Belt Satin Dress
This affordable ankle-length dress features a gathered neckline, elbow-length sleeves and a wide tie belt at waist. The softly draped satin dress is available in four colours: Green, black, pink and powder pink.
How Much I Care Off-the-Shoulder Midi Dress
This off-the-shoulder dress makes an elegant yet flirty choice for any mom or mother figure this wedding season. "It fits like a glove" and is "so flattering all around," 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 ten.
Flare Sleeve Scuba Dress
This elegant plus-size dress has a figure-flattering design and is available in two colours: Black and white.
Dreamy Date Night Sleeveless Midi Dress
A cute pick for a casual set of "I do's," this sleeveless midi has a "flattering fit" and is "great for a casual or dressier event," according to one Lulus fan.
Best mother of the bride & groom dresses under $200
Pleated Halter Neck Dress
Don't walk to get this dress — run! This stunner of a dress is crafted from pleated satin fabric and features a tie-back halter neck design.
Black Halo La Reina Off The Shoulder Sheath Dress
This elegant off-the-shoulder dress gives big royal wedding energy. A steal at 80 per cent off, you're going to want to take advantage of this deal while you can.
Loved By You Pleated Chiffon Maxi Dress
This pretty floral number is a versatile pick for wedding season and beyind. The figure-flattering dress is available in a range of colourways and prints, including black and dark green floral.
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.
Kimono Sleeve Maxi Dress
This effortlessly chic maxi dress is crafted from woven flowy satin and features a trumpet A-line skirt.
Eloquii Knot Front Pleated Skirt Dress
This elegant Kate Middleton-inspired knee-length dress is available in five colours and sizes 14 to 28.
Best mother of the bride & groom dresses under $600
Mac Duggal Samantha Dress
Dazzle your (child's) wedding guests in this elegant midi-length dress from Mac Duggal.
The Somerset Maxi Dress: Cutwork Edition
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.
Sachin & Babi Miranda One-Shoulder Bow Crepe Midi Dress
You're going to want to keep this one-shoulder dress in rotation far beyond wedding season. The "Miranda" features a dramatic bow embellishment that elegantly drapes down the length of your body.
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.
Mac Duggal Tiered Halter Gown
Make a splash this wedding season in this elegant Mac Duggal halter gown.
Blu Silk Dress
Hello, mama! This slim fit, sleeveless midi dress features a cowl neck and an A-line shaped skirt.
Best wedding attire shops in 2023
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