16 best mother of the bride, groom dresses for spring, summer weddings

Six women wearing dresses for mothers of the bride and groom for spring and summer weddings: red dress, navy blue dress, floral dress, purple dress, strapless ice blue dress

16 Best Mother of the Bride and Groom Dresses for Spring and Summer Weddings (Photos by Eloquii, Mango, Reformation, David’s Bridal & Ted Baker)

While it may feel like just yesterday your child was walking around in diapers, time has played a trick on you and suddenly they’re about to walk down the aisle — and you’re the mother of the bride (or groom!).

Not surprisingly, your son or daughter’s wedding can evoke a lot of emotions. And while the day should revolve around the happy couple, guests will inevitably turn to you as one of the day’s standouts.

So when you’re (at least partially) in the spotlight, you want to look good and feel good as you launch your child into their new phase of life.

Luckily, the world is your oyster when it comes to wedding attire. From the garden party to evening wear, the choice of mother of the bride and groom dresses this season 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 Summer 2023 Weddings. Or, if you’d rather browse for yourself, check out our list of the best wedding attire stores at the bottom of the page.

Best Mother of the Bride and Groom Dresses Under $100

brunette woman in draped satin dress in dark blue dress and black sandals (photo by H&M)

Draped satin dress in dark blue (photo by H&M)

This affordable, ankle-length dress features a plunging neckline, short butterfly sleeves, and a concealed zip closure at one side. The softly falling satin dress is available in four colours: navy, mint, pink and beige.

$75 at H&M

mature female model wearing light blue Oleg Cassini Illusion Sleeve Soutache Tea Length Dress (Photo by David's Bridal)

Oleg Cassini Illusion Sleeve Soutache Tea Length Dress (Photo by David’s Bridal)

This calf-length dress is an elegant choice for any mom or mother figure this wedding season. “It has pockets for the tissues you need at a wedding,” writes one buyer.

$87 $308 at David’s Bridal

Model in black strappy sandals and black Julia Jordan Tie maxi dress (Photo via Saks Off Fifth)

Tie-Dress Maxi Dress by Julia Jordan (Photo via Saks Off Fifth)

This classic maxi dress has a pretty bow detail at the back and is available from sizes 2 to 16.

$72 $186 at Saks Off Fifth

Plus-size model with short hair in black flared diving dress (Photo via Eloquii)

Scuba Dress with Flared Sleeves in Black (Photo via Eloquii)

This elegant plus size dress has a figure-flattering design and comes in two colors: black and white.

$100 at Eloquii

Best Mother of the Bride and Groom Dresses Under $200

Blonde model with light blue Oleg Cassini Sweetheart Off-the-Shoulder A-Line with Appliques (Photo by David's Bridal)

Oleg Cassini Sweetheart Off-the-Shoulder A-Line with Appliques (Photo via David’s Bridal)

“Don’t run to get that dress – run!” gushed a reviewer from David’s Bridal. The sweetheart neckline is “lovely, the band meets my waist at its smallest point, and the skirt flows out and hides my lower stomach!”

$107 $469 at David’s Bridal

brunette model wears teal dress with open back (photo by Mango)

Open Back Cape (Photo by Mango)

This supremely elegant satin cape dress from Mango can be styled in a number of ways, with the cape either showing or tastefully draping the back.

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$150 at Mango

white and red printed maxi dress, The Somerset Maxi Dress in coral (photo via Anthropologie) with red boots

The Somerset maxi dress in coral (Photo via Anthropologie)

Inspired by Kate Middleton, this dress is a must-have for the wedding season. The figure-flattering dress comes in a range of colors and prints including black and white floral and black.

$168 at Anthropologie

Model wears blue long sleeve dress, Vince Camuto long sleeve wrap dress with tulip hem (Photo via Saks Off Fifth)

Vince Camuto Long Sleeve Tulip Hem Wrap Dress (Photo via Saks Off Fifth)

This elegant wrap dress with a tulip hem from Vince Camuto features a striking cascading trim and elegantly accentuates your curves.

$159 $272 at Saks Off Fifth

brunette model in royal purple dress with open sleeves (photo by Mango)

Dress with open sleeves (photo by Mango)

This effortlessly chic maxi dress is crafted from a recycled polyester blend fabric and features three-quarter sleeves with vents.

$150 at Mango

Blonde model in black Grand Beauty Black Ruffled One-Shoulder Mermaid Maxi Dress (Photo via Lulus)

Grand Beauty Black One Shoulder Mermaid Maxi Dress With Ruffles (Photo via Lulus)

This sophisticated yet flirty one-shoulder dress has garnered near-perfect reviews from Lulu’s shoppers. It’s “breathtaking,” writes one reviewer. “Clings perfectly to the body and [looks] Nobel.”

$145 at Lulu’s

Plus size model with long brown hair in navy blue Eloquii knot front pleated skirt dress (Photo via Eloquii)

Eloquii Pleated Skirt Dress with Knot Front (Photo via Eloquii)

Inspired by Kate Middleton, this elegant knee length dress is available in five colors and sizes 14 to 32.

$110 at Eloquii

Best Mother of the Bride and Groom Dresses Under $600

brunette model in black floral addilin cowl neck midi slip dress (photo by Ted Baker)

Addilin Cowl Neck Midi Slip Dress (Photo by Ted Baker)

You’ll want to keep this slip in rotation well past the wedding season. The cowl neck midi skirt comes in two color combinations: black and white with a floral pattern.

$375 at Ted Baker

Model wears red BHLDN Leila Deep-V satin A-line dress with flutter sleeves (Photo via Anthropologie)

BHLDN Leila Deep-V Satin A-Line Flutter Sleeve Dress (Photo via Anthropologie)

Liven up the day it deserves in this stunning A-line dress. The statement style with flutter sleeves is available in 11 colors and sizes zero to 16.

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$248 at Anthropologie

Plus-size model in black, green, and yellow floral Winslow dress in Mademoiselle (Photo via Reformation)

Winslow Dress in Mademoiselle (Photo via Reformation)

For brides, bridesmaids and mothers of the bride, the Reformation Winslow dress is a functional wrap dress with an adjustable waistband so you can wear it tight or loose depending on your mood. To shop the Winslow in even sizes, click Here.

$495 at Reformation

Model wears light blue Oleg Cassini off the shoulder sweetheart satin ball gown (Photo by David's Bridal)

Oleg Cassini Off-the-Shoulder Sweetheart Satin Ball Gown (Photo via David’s Bridal)

Make a splash this wedding season in this elegant off-the-shoulder dress from Oleg Cassini. The romantic satin ball gown features a sweetheart neckline and delicate side draping on a pleated bodice.

$291 $324 at David’s Bridal

Brunette woman wearing black Amsale Pryce Off-Shoulder Satin Column Gown (Photo via Anthropologie)

Amsale Pryce Off-Shoulder Satin Column Gown (Photo via Anthropologie)

This elegant off the shoulder dress exudes elegance while allowing freedom of movement. The style is also available in dark green and champagne.

$495 at Anthropologie

The Best Wedding Attire Stores in 2023

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