29 Chic Mother of the Groom Dresses for Any Style and Budget

These dresses are anything but frumpy!

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While the most raved about dress at your son's upcoming wedding is bound to be the bride's wedding dress, you still deserve to have your own fashion moment with a mother of the groom dress that makes you feel stylish and confident.

When shopping for the perfect mother of the groom dress, it's important to keep in mind what silhouettes work best for you and what assets you'd like to show off (like those long legs or elegant shoulders!). What's more, mother of the groom and mother of the bride dresses are anything but frumpy! From fashion-forward velvet to elegant necklines to body-skimming plus size styles–you'll be dreaming up excuses to wear your ensemble again!

Whether you're coveting glitz and glam for a black-tie affair or searching for light and effortless for a destination wedding, we've got you covered with our roundup of the best mother of the groom dresses to suit any style and budget.

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Valentino Guipure Lace-Trimmed Midi Dress

MOG dress

 Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

A soft blue hue flatters most skin tones and is a very versatile color choice that can be worn to a winter or a summer wedding. This midi style boasts delicate, feminine lace sleeves and a tea-length hem–perfect for showing off a new pair of shoes!

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Brooks Brothers Sleeveless Velvet Evening Gown

MOG dress

Courtesy of Brooks Brothers

A bias-cut is one of the most flattering silhouettes out there. Take your look to the next level with this velvet gown complete with a cowl neck and a slight side slit for the perfect balance of sexy and sophisticated.

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Jenny Packham Cold-Shoulder Embellished Chiffon Dress

MOG dress

Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

This dress was designed with Biana Jagger's glamourous '70s style in mind. If that's not enough to convince you of this chic number, check out all of the rich details from the elegant cold-shoulders to the richly beaded embroidery.

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Marchesa Embroidered Lace Dress

MOG dress

Courtesy of Moda Operandi

If you're looking for a dress that is statement-making without being overly dramatic, this stunning Marchesa dress is just the ticket. Eye-catching vibrant blue and exaggerated lace sleeves will set you apart without detracting from the bride.

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Diane Von Furstenberg Satin-Trimmed Velvet Jumpsuit

MOG jumpsuit

 Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

Talk about wow-factor! If you're looking for an alternative to the dress for a black-tie wedding, go forth and be bold in this elegant jumpsuit. Even though this look is loose-fitting throughout and in oh-so-comfortable velvet, a statin bow helps to cinch your waist and ties the whole look together.

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BHLDN Leaf Appliqué Tea-Length Dress

MOG dress

Courtesy of BHLDN

If you're a mother who appreciates the simplicity of a chic little black dress, go for an elevated LBD for a formal wedding. This tea-length frock is packed with interesting details like an illusion bodice that is fully lined and a unique leaf motif that carries throughout the sleeves and hem.

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Tadashi Shoji Off-the-Shoulder Cap Sleeve Lace Midi Dress

MOG dress

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

A fit and flare dress is the best silhouette for those looking to highlight their waist while having a looser fit throughout the skirt. This Tadashi Shoji midi dress is perfect for showing off statuesque shoulders and a narrow waist.

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JS Collections Pink Long Sleeves Sheath Dress

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 Courtesy of Nordstrom

You can't go wrong with this classic and universally flattering sheath silhouette. A bateau neck and a slightly low dipping back ensure that this dress will stun from all angles

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Aidan Mattox Rose Gold Beaded Boatneck Dress

MOG dress

 Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

The soft blush color, the delicate sheer sleeves, the cascading floral beading, the piped waist, the subtle side slit–everything about this dress is romantic! Wear yours with minimal jewelry and sweep your hair up to really showcase all of the gorgeous details.

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Lela Rose Gathered Duchess Satin Gown

MOG dress

 Courtesy of Moda Operandi

This Lela Rose gown is about as impossibly chic as it gets. A supremely flattering blouson bodice meets a dramatic full skirt for one stunning dress that will remain timeless in photos–like those taken during the mother/son dance.

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JS Collection Blue Ombré Dress

MOG dress

 Courtesy of BHLDN

A tea-length structured, sheath dress with cap sleeves will always be flattering. The color block embroidery over lace adds an element of dimension–not bulk. This playful style is also available in pink and ivory.

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Eliza J Off-The-Shoulder Velvet Dress

MOG dress

 Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

Nothing says elegant like a shoulder-baring velvet dress. Warm and comfortable, velvet is perfect for a winter or holiday wedding. Accentuate this glamorous look with gold accessories and hair pulled back into a sleek bun.

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Hellessy Draped Off-the-Shoulder Dress

MOG dress

Courtesy of Shopbop

While yellow might not have been the first color that crossed your mind while searching for your MOG dress, it's certainly a chic and cheery choice for a summer wedding.

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Xscape Black Floral Cap-Sleeves Gown

MOG dress

Courtesy of BHLDN

If you like the idea of a making a statement but you're not sold on bold colors or patterns, a surefire way to achieve a unique look is to opt for a dress that has interesting appliqués in subtle tones like this style from BHLDN.

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Theia Three-Quarter Sleeve Mermaid Gown

MOG dress

 Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

This dramatic gown was made for gracing the red carpet and for accompanying your son down the aisle. Crafted from silky Italian Mikado and designed with strategic pleating on the bodice, this style is equal parts breathtaking and flattering.

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Dolce & Gabbana Gold Lace Midi Dress

MOG dress

Courtesy of Farfetch

A semi-formal wedding calls for a sophisticated but less dressy look than a black-tie wedding and this lace number more than fits the bill. Since gold is practically a neutral, this short dress can be worn to a New Year's Eve wedding, a summer wedding and everything in between!

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Betsy and Adam Drape Sleeve Stretch Sheath Dress

MOG dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Upon first glance, you may not notice that this supremely elegant, body-skimming sheath dress has a little glittery sparkle to it. If you're looking for glitz and glam that isn't overpowering–this is your answer! Plus, those draped sleeves prove that coverage can be anything but frumpy.

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Oscar de la Renta Floral Embroidered Dress

MOG dress

Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

Typically, a bride's wedding dress is designed to only be worn once but that shouldn't be the case when it comes to your mother of the groom dress. This is a big day for you too so why not invest in a piece that you really love and see yourself in again like this Oscar de la Renta embroidered dress.

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Le Bos Sheer Jacket Three-Piece Set

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 Courtesy of David's Bridal

We love a good three-piece set as it feels like two outfits in one. This chic and formal set from David's Bridal consists of a sheer jacket perfect for cooler weather and medium coverage and a sleeveless sequin top that is more than ready for the dancefloor.

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La Femme Embellished Lace & Satin Mermaid Gown

MOG dress

 Courtesy of Nordstrom

If you've tried on a few dresses in your lifetime, then we probably don't need to explain what a difference expertly placed ruching makes but we can ensure you that it does! This style from La Femme is kind to the midsection while still giving your body shape.

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Marchesa Notte Leaf-Embroidered Gown

MOG dress

 Courtesy of Farfetch

A sophisticated black-tie affair calls for a truly showstopping gown like this whimsical creation from Marchesa. Pair back accessories and let the details of the dress do all of the talking.

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Roland Mouret Flared Sleeves Dress

MOG dress

Courtesy of Roland Mouret

Simple details like an asymmetrical bodice and sheer flared sleeves can make a dress go from the traditional to the unexpected.

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Adrianna Papell Plus Flutter Sleeves Beaded Gown

MOG dress

Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

If you combine flutter sleeves with a relaxed blouson bodice and a fitted waist, then you have found yourself a very flattering dress. This style has an art-deco vibe that is perfect for the MOG whose personal style leans towards the vintage-inspired.

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Tadashi Shoji Sequin Embroidered Peplum Gown

MOG dress

 Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji

You can never go wrong with a peplum gown and we love the contrast between the allover sequin bodice and the smooth, body-skimming skirt on this style from Tadashi Shoji. Take to the dancefloor knowing that you will look great from every angle.

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Adrianna Papell Floral-Beaded Gown

MOG dress

Courtesy of Macy's

With an ice blue hue and dripping in crystal embroidery, this Adrianna Papell beaded gown was made for a winter wedding.

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Self-Portrait Crystal-Embellished Guipure-Lace Midi Dress

MOG dress

Courtesy of Matches Fashion

If you're wanting a little sleeve action but don't want to be completely covered, opt of a dress with a delicate and supremely feminine puff sleeve. This style also boasts a stunning square neckline adorned with crystals for an extra luxe feel.

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Fleur du Mal Asymmetrical Cowl Dress

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Courtesy of Fleur du Mal

Summer weddings are meant to be fun and carefree so you will love the simplicity and effortless of this pleated and draped sleeves dress that hits just below your knee. Pair with your favorite pair of strappy heels.

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Lauren Metallic Lace Gown

MOG dress

Courtesy of Ralph Lauren

This soft, lace gown is just what you need for a spring or summer wedding and with subtle metallic thread woven into the embroidery, this style is also ideal for an evening wedding.

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11 Honoré Hunter Green Tulip Sleeve Dress

MOG dress

Courtesy of 11 Honore

There is perhaps nothing more flattering than a wrap dress especially one with a tie as you can control the level of cinching. Also, if you're headed to a fall wedding but are tired of navy, hunter green makes for a gorgeous alternative.

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