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Mother of the Bride Dresses for Different Body Types

How to Pick a Mother of the Bride or Groom Dress That Will Make You Feel Confident!

It’s a big day for the mother of the bride and groom, too, so it’s important for them to dress the part. What do you wear to look chic and stylish when you are greeting guests, being ushered down the aisle, and posing for family wedding photos? A dress that you feel confident in is key to looking and feeling your best on your child’s wedding day. Keep reading to see some of our favorite mother of the bride and groom dresses for a range of different body types, with expert tips to flatter every woman.

Love Your Legs

Show off your legs by wearing a short sheath dress. Opting for a shorter style allows you to experiment with different shades and silhouettes, all while remaining comfortable. Plus, it will accentuate your fabulous pair of shoes!

WBM2263V2, D40NY2102 & D40NY2111

Find Comfortable Coverage

Looking for a long-sleeve option that doesn’t feel restrictive? Try a mother of the bride dress with 3/4 length sleeves, sheer sleeves, or a gown with a chiffon cape overlay. You’ll get the coverage you need while looking stylish!

WBM2640, WGIN19269 & WBM2733

Define Your Waist

Looking to add definition to your waistline? Dresses that hit at the natural waist and have a fuller skirt are the perfect way to highlight this feature. Whether you choose a chic ballgown or a trendy high-low style, these options do wonders to create the illusion of curves and make a sophisticated choice for any mother of the bride.

D40NY2113 & D40NY2134

D40NY2114 & WBM2775

Flatter Your Figure

Dresses with an empire waist emphasize your décolletage and help enhance your natural silhouette. Lovely details like ruching or cascading ruffles help the fabric come together at the waist, hugging you in all the right places for a figure flattering fit!

WBM2261, WBM2503 & WBM2461

Show Off Shoulders

Show off your shoulders in an off the shoulder or strapless gown for an effortlessly elegant look. For more support, pick a spaghetti strap dress with off-the-shoulder cap sleeves!

D40NY2101, WBM2263 & WBM2427V4

Accentuate Arms

Halter or Tank style dresses are a beautiful way to highlight your arms and show off some one-of-a-kind jewelry. Add outerwear to any of these styles for a perfect day to night look, or for a bit of extra coverage (and warmth!) at your next event.

WBM2411V1 & WBM2411V2

WBM2592 & WBM2577

Feel Pretty in Pantsuits

If a dress doesn’t suit your style, we recommend trying a pantsuit. They’re casual, chic, and (most importantly) comfortable. Take your look to the next level by adding accessories that complement the beading, embellishments, or sparkle on your pantsuit!

WBM2670W, WBM2703 & WBM2712

Finding the perfect style that suits you can be a daunting task, but we are here to help! When picking a dress you want to consider which aspects of your body type you want to accentuate and draw the eye to. For more guidance as you shop for a mother of the bride or mother of the groom dress, explore our Mother of the Bride and Groom inspiration guide.

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