Mother of the Bride Pantsuits
For the moms that want to make a modern fashion statement or those who feel more comfortable in pants than a dress or skirt, pantsuits make the perfect wedding attire. Explore the full range of options available at David's Bridal including one-piece jumpsuits and two- and three-piece pantsuit sets.
Anything but basic, our mother of the bride pantsuits come in designs with jackets, three-quarter-length sleeves, short sleeves, capelets, and more. Look for outfits in light pastels, muted colors, bright hues, neutrals, and darker shades. Pieces crafted from lightweight materials like chiffon, jersey, and crepe are easy to wear and move around in, while accents with lace, velvet, and sparkle bring in the texture and embellishment.
Can the mother of the bride wear a pantsuit or a jumpsuit?Yes, she can! You should consult with the bride to make sure she approves of the idea, but formal pantsuits and jumpsuits make contemporary alternatives to classic Mother of the Bride dresses. And with the selection of mother of the bride/mother of the groom pantsuits at David's Bridal, you've got lots of styles to choose from.
Should the mother of the bride match the bridal party? What color outfit should she wear?The MOB doesn't need to match the bridesmaids - after all, you have a unique title, so your outfit should stand out, too. You can have your own style while still coordinating with the wedding party by wearing a pantsuit in colors and materials that complement the bridesmaid dresses. Use our color coordinator to pick the hues that work best with the wedding color palette.
Can the mother of the bride wear white? How about black?
Generally, the bride should be the only woman wearing white at a wedding, but there are many other color options for the mothers of the bride and groom to wear. If the bride's style is non-traditional, she may not mind her mother wearing white. It's best to ask for her input since it's her day.
Black is an acceptable color for the MOB to wear, just think about how it will look with the rest of the wedding party and color palette. If the bridesmaids are wearing pastel colors, black could look harsh or out of place. If the color scheme includes darker tones, black could be very complementary. Again, your best bet is to talk to the bride so you're both happy!
What does MOB stand for?MOB stands for mother of the bride. She's a special lady with an important role, so it makes sense she gets her own abbreviation! Likewise, MOG stands the Mother of the Groom, the most honored woman in the groom's party.
How much should a mother of the bride outfit dress cost?When it comes to the MOB/MOG outfit, you can find a beautiful option no matter your budget. At David's Bridal, the regular prices of our pantsuits and jumpsuits typically fall around $140 to $250, however, you can find even lower prices on our sale items.
Who pays for mother of the bride outfit?Typically, the mother of the bride or groom pays for her own outfit to wear to their child's wedding.
Can mother of the bride be a bridesmaid?Most of the time, the mother of the bride would not be a bridesmaid, especially in traditional weddings. That said, the bride gets to choose who she wants to be her bridesmaids, so she can ask her mom to join the bridal party if she wants to!
Who walks the mother of the bride down the aisle? When?Immediate members of the bride and groom's families walk down the aisle after the guests are seated but before the groom and wedding party make their debut. You may choose to have the MOB/MOG escorted by one of the groomsmen, one of her children, or another family member — whatever works for your family dynamic is perfect!