The marriage of a son is a special occasion for the Mother of the Groom, one that requires a certain style Mother of the Groom dresses. A dress that portrays both elegance and motherly charm, but unfortunately when it comes to searching for Mother of the Groom dresses many women feel that the Mother of the Groom has been all but forgotten, because there are so many advertisements catering to Mother of the Bride dresses and bridesmaids dresses. Don’t let that get you down. When you begin searching for your Mother of the Groom dresses following these 4 easy steps will ensure that you find the perfect dress to suit the occasion.

Step #1: Choosing Your Color

Choosing the color of your Mother of the Groom dresses is a great place to start. At weddings there are always many photographs taken and as Mother of the Groom you will be featured in most of them. Here are the factors to consider when selecting the color for you:

  • What colors has the Bride chosen for her bridesmaids?
  • Choose a color that suits your skin tone
  • Be sure it is a color that you feel comfortable and confident in

Step #2: Selecting Your Style

When choosing the style of your Mother of the Groom dresses, although season and type of venue may play a part, selecting a classic style will be suitable for any occasion. Many mothers like to take the opportunity to get dressed up with an elegant hat, matching bag and shoes and this is the perfect occasion to do so. The great thing about classic lines is that they never go out of fashion. You will be sure to look stylish and elegant in your choice of dress and you will be able to wear this dress again in the future if you choose to. A light jacket will finish off the outfit nicely and you will be prepared for any drops in temperature or air conditioning turned down too low which can often be the case.

Step #3: Know Your Size

If you are not already certain of your dress size, be sure to get yourself measured up. Buying your dress ahead of time is best because you can always have any alterations made by a local dressmaker to ensure a perfect fit.

Step #4: Making your Purchase

Now that you know the color, style and size searching for your Mother of the Groom dresses will be easy. If you are someone who likes to look around a bit before making your final choice, be sure to make a note of the dresses you see that you like so that you can find them again. However, by now you will most likely know the dress for you instantly when you see it, so go ahead and make your purchase so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy the upcoming event…Your son’s marriage!

And why not let everyone know just how proud you are, by treating yourself to a Mother of the Groom T-shirt, tote bag, jersey or apron?  

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It is not surprising that many of us mix up Mother of the Groom tea length dresses with knee length dresses, because the difference is actually very small, but to be exact I have found two lovely dresses, both would be stunning Mother of the Groom dresses in their own right and they each give a clear example of the differences in length.

First we have this beautiful knee length beaded tea length chiffon Mother of the Bride dress. It is absolutely stunning. The perfect color for a wedding as it will go nicely with any other colors. The detailed beading and elegant jacket are fantastic too. As you can see, the skirt hem is clearly at the knee and this is often a good length for a daytime wedding.


This second dress is a perfect example of Mother of the Groom tea length dresses. It’s hemline comes almost midway between the ankle and knee. This is a true tea length dress and is suitable for daytime or evening wear. I love this dress, although it might be a little plain on it’s own for Mother of the Bride or Groom dresses. Spice it up with a jacket or pashmina and some startling jewelry.

Find these dresses and more at

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If you are considering wearing a pant suit instead of Mother of the Groom dresses, it is an excellent idea. Although, most Mother’s do opt for dresses and skirts it is true, if you are a woman who likes to wear trousers, you must go for it, you will look great.

I have found this lovely silver gray chiffon pant suit as an example of how elegant and stylish a pant suit that you might consider for your son’s wedding can look.

Who says pants aren’t feminine on a woman? This would be a fantastic choice if you prefer pants to Mother of the Bride dresses. The color, the fabric, everything is just right. Some attractive jewelry would finish off the look beautifully, perhaps something more on the large side, but if that is not your style, then whatever you prefer will look just super.

Take a look round the stores and see what other pant suits you might find. They have the added advantage of being elegant, yet versatile and wonderfully comfortable too!

I found this gorgeous pant suit at

 Classic Silver Gray Chiffon Mother of the Bride Pant Suits

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Customized Mother of the Groom dresses are an excellent choice for something different and unique for the occasion. If you like to wear natural fibres and are looking for something spontaneous, I think these gorgeous dresses might be of interest to you.

I found them at an online store called Eshakti and what is fantastic about this store is that you can have your dress made to your own requirements with very little extra cost.

Add customizing for a little as $7.50

These stunning embroidered embellishments of birds, hearts or butterflies can be added to whichever dress style you choose, in whichever color and they have plenty to choose from.

And that’s not all, because you can have these dresses tailored exactly to fit your body size and shape all for under $70.

Obviously, these styles and fabrics are more suited to daytime, outdoor weddings, but perhaps that is just what your son and daughter in law have planned and you can have one of these cute little numbers made up to your exact measurements and design preferences to show just how exceptional Mother of the Groom dresses for summer can look.

Below is only a tiny sampling of what they have to choose from on their website and take any of the designs and customize to your hearts delight with embroidery, frills etc.



         Floral pleat waist dress     Floral embroidered smocked maxi    Strapless rosette pin maxi

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Shopping for Mother of the Groom dresses for fall is an exciting time. If you live in a climate that enjoys visible seasons, what a pleasure. You can co-ordinate your colors with the colors of fall if you wish. You will want to choose warmer, deeper, darker colors for this season usually and in richer textured fabrics that keep you warmer allowing for the drop in temperature.

Shawls and Jackets

Shawls and jackets are a must, to compliment your look. Either in the same fabric, or in a different fabric, but complimentary color. These can turn an outfit into something all the more elegant.


Suddenly, long sleeves, short sleeves, sleeveless and even three quarter sleeves are all an option to you, because whereas longer sleeves are just too hot for summer wear, they are perfect for fall and winter weddings.


Something else wonderful about Mother of the Groom dresses for fall are gloves. You can get away with gloves at any time of year it is true, but when the weather begins to cool down, that is really the best suited time to wear a pair of gloves with your outfit and they do turn any outfit into something very glamorous, not to mention keeping you warm.


Whereas in summer, one might turn more towards lighter and natural fabrics, in the fall heavier and darker will suit better. Navy blue, plum, maroon, chocolate, burnt orange, mulberry, evergreen, are just a few ideas for the sorts of colors you might go for. Just the sound of many of these colors brings a warm feeling to your soul and conjures up images of being curled up by a warm fire. Ice blue? Definitely not, but Royal blue, now we’re talking and I think you get the picture of the sort of colors to go for when looking for Mother of the Groom dresses for fall


Your choice of fabric will play a part in shopping for cooler climates naturally. Cotton and viscose or any other thin and flimsy fabric are best left for the warmer months of the year. Silk looks gorgeous and is warm, which makes is a good choice. Good quality taffeta or brocades. Chiffon is a good choice as it usually comes with a lining giving it more warmth. Taffeta, chiffon and satin are some of the most commonly used fabrics for wedding attire, and understandably so, as they do look and feel great. Jersey is another option you might like to consider, because it is soft to the touch, comfortable and warm at the same time.

Because most venues will have climate control these days and you are unlikely to have an outdoor wedding in the freezing cold (although if you do, be sure to be prepared for it!) most fabrics you choose will be suitable for the occasion. Often the heating in a venue can get too hot and stuffy with all the people crammed into one place. For this reason it is always better to have a jacket or shawl rather than your actual dress being too warm.

Enjoy your shopping and congratulations on the upcoming wedding. Take a look around the site for more inspiration and ideas.

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With more and more online stores and boutiques catering specifically to plus size Mother of the Groom dresses, it is rather exciting what Mother’s can find to wear to their son’s weddings these days. No matter what your size, there is no need to sacrifice style.

I have been taking a look around on you behalf and have found some gorgeous choices from the Boncy Boutique plus size Mother of the Bride dresses range.

Take a look at this lovely A-line taffeta dress with halter neck and intricate beading detail. The color is fantastic and can go with a wide range of wedding theme colors, so it is unlikely that you need to worry about clashing. Being a strong color, it will go with most skin types too all the way from pale to darker skin tones. Another one of the things I really love about this dress too is that it shows off to advantage an ample breast, which is a feature for larger women to take advantage of and be proud of! Then the beading just below the breasts insinuates a much thinner waistline, giving a beautiful hourglass look. You really can’t go wrong with this dress as it is elegant, flattering and comes with a very reasonable price tag.


Taffeta Halter A-line with Beading        Chiffon V-neck A-line with Beading and Lace

Coming in a close second in the plus size Mother of the Bride or Groom dresses range, is this very attractive A-line chiffon dress with V-neck and lovely beading and lace detail on the upper bodice. This type of dress with neckline and detail on the top half draws attention towards your beautiful face and smile, with the lovely soft flowing fabric smoothing nicely over any bumps and bulges. The sleeves are not only strikingly beautiful, they also hide flabby upper arms, which are an annoyance to many of us! Again this rich color will go with practically any bridal theme. It gets a thumbs up from me.

These gorgeous dresses and more can be found at Boncy Boutique

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Mother of the Groom Dresses for summer are a pleasure to shop for with abundant styles in stock to flatter every figure. Although some areas are hotter than others in summer, when it comes to dresses you are looking for the same thing, something comfortable, stylish, elegant and cool. Here are a couple of tips for finding the best Mother of the Groom Dresses for summer.

1.  Natural Fabric

The summer heat is gorgeous, I love it, but more so when you can put on your bathing suit and jump in the pool when it gets too hot. Not so during a wedding and even an outdoors venue can be incredibly hot if the breeze dies down. Natural fabrics allow you to perspire more freely and dry more quickly too, making them your best choice for Mother of the Groom Dresses for summer. Synthetic fabrics also tend to start to smell bad after a while and the last thing you want is to feel uncomfortable and worried that you are not smelling fresh. Rather choose something cool and natural from the start, especially is you tend to perspire rather heavily.

2.  Removable Layers

Although many might consider removable layers more important for winter wear, it is also an important consideration for summer wear too, because although the climate may be warm, it is not uncommon for the evenings to suddenly turn rather chilly or to find yourself indoors with the climate control just that little bit too cool. It is best to be prepared for all eventualities, which is why I suggest removable layers, which can be added or removed easily as the day progresses. The layers can often come in handy too if you find yourself in the direct sun during some part of the ceremony, because it is much better to be prepared and just cover yourself with your shawl or light jacket, rather than sit there suffering.

3.  Choose Lighter Colors

Although white is the color reserved for the Bride exclusively at a wedding, you may still choose something cool and light. Darker colors absorb the heat and if you will be out in the sun at all as in a daytime wedding, lighter colors will be much cooler. Minty green, ice blue, lilac and peach are a few light colors that go well at weddings, which you might like to consider.

4.  Hats

How often do you get the opportunity to wear a hat? Not just any hat, a stylish, elegant sort of ‘look at me, I am fit for the Royal Wedding’ sort of hat! It is summer and hats look so stunning with Mother of the Bride or Groom dresses, plus they look awesome in photos. I highly recommend choosing one for yourself to finish off your outfit to perfection. Far from being a frivolous addition to your wardrobe, what better way to shade yourself from the heat of the summer sun, than by wearing a hat with your Mother of the Groom Dresses for summer.

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Wallis are having a great sale and they have some gorgeous dresses suitable for Mother of the Groom dresses. They even have 20% off their petite dresses range too.

I have selected a few ideas here, which would look stunning as summery Mother of the Groom dresses. Accessorized with an attractive necklace and add some strappy shoes and a summer hat to look sensational at your son’s wedding.

Visit Wallis to find more dresses just like these in their 20% off sale.


Black Oriental Floral Maxi $78          Black Paisley Print Maxi $78        Coral Floral Print Maxi Dress $78


Green Poppy Print Maxi $84     Orange Leaf Print Maxi Dress $78     Grey Placement Flower Dress $88

Sale ends 31st March, which means there is plenty of time, but place your orders as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Bringing you inspiration and ideas for the perfect wedding attire

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If you are searching out Mother of the Groom dresses for spring, Christmas is the worst time. Not only are the shops filled with manic shoppers, but your gift buying budget stretches your finances and often depletes the amount of enjoyment that can be had from the experience that should be wonderful and exciting.

The good news is that soon there will be the January sales and this is a fine time to grab your self a bargain and at a fantastic price too.

Some things to consider when shopping the January sales for your Mother of the Groom dresses, is that not all your first choices might be available, or they may not be available in your size. To make this kind of shopping work for you, you must make sure to have several outfits in mind as not be disappointed.

Have a great Christmas and enjoy shopping.

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Searching out ideas for your Mother of the Groom dresses this season, look no further than the recent Royal wedding in London for an elegant example of what to wear. See what the Mother of the Groom might have worn were she still alive, because the Mother of the Bride’s outfit was designed by none other than the late Princess Diana’s favorite designer Catherine Walker.


Her classic sky blue coatdress with matching satin piping and stylish hat is a timeless look worth aiming for and not too difficult to replicate with a quick look at what’s on offer online or even at your local mall. For larger sizes I suggest purchasing a pattern and making it up yourself or hiring a local dressmaker to put it together for you in a color of your choice.


Light colors are always a fabulous choice as they make you stand out in the crowd, although for a paler complexion deeper colors are advisable.


Also notice the simple single pendant around her neck. Simlple jewelry often lends more elegance to this type of classic style.


Have fun shopping for your perfect Mother of the Groom dress and congratulations! May the occasion be all that you wish it to be.


Here is an interesting post about Mother of the Bride dresses you might like to take a look at:


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