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

These dresses are anything but frumpy!

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 Photo by Melissa Marshall

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

When shopping for the perfect mother of the groom dress, keep in mind what silhouettes flatter you the most and what assets you want to show off. Also, take into account the type of venue and the season. Finally, 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 dresses, you'll be dreaming up excuses to wear your outfit again.

With a range of price points and picks for anything from black tie to a destination wedding, here are our favorite dresses for the chic mother of the groom.

Our Top Picks
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Beaded Cutout Sleeves Dress

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BHLDN

Art Deco glam is still in! This vintage-style dress is embroidered with a sparkling diamond pattern and the sleeves couldn't be any more elegant. The soft stretch lining is forgiving and comfortable.

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One Shoulder Velvet Dress

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 Courtesy of Shopbop

If the wedding is in the winter or during the holidays and you're feeling festive, this velvet puff sleeve dress is for you! The expertly ruched bodice is supremely flattering and the draping at the hip makes this dress worthy of the red carpet.

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Floral Embroidered Plus-Size Dress

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 Nordstrom

Beautifully embroidered mesh cap-sleeves provide sheer and elegant coverage while the floral-cutout hem makes this dress fun and unique.

Check out some of our favorite plus size dresses.

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Crystal Embellished Off-The-Shoulder Dress

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 Courtesy of Self-Portrait

Glamorous and sculptural, this dress boasts dramatic puff sleeves, a delicate crystal neckline and a boned bodice- perfect for the fashion-forward mother of the groom.

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Off-The-Shoulder Velvet Dress

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 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. Wear your hair up to add even more glamour to your look.

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Beaded Cape Dress

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 Courtesy of Macy's

This beaded dress comes with a removable cape making it ideal for a conservative service. Take it off when it's time to hit the dance floor!

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Floral Print Velvet Dress

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 Courtesy of Moda Operandi

Trendy burn-out velvet meets wide cap sleeves for ultra-chic coverage at a fall or winter wedding.

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Embroidered Mock Two-Piece Dress

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Nordstrom

Sheer illusion sleeves accentuate intricate embroidery and provide light coverage suited for a fall wedding. The peplum bodice is kind to the midsection while the skirt is sleek and slimming.

Check out the new wedding dress trends from Fall 2020 Bridal Fashion Week.

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Floral High/Low Plus Size Dress

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 Courtesy of 11 Honore

Show off your curves with this flattering trumpet silhouette and V-neckline. This bright coral color is perfect for a summer or destination wedding.

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Chiffon Sheath Dress

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 Nordstrom

You can't go wrong with this classic and sophisticated sheath silhouette. The hem hits just below the knee, giving you the excuse to splurge on some new shoes!

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Off-The-Shoulder Satin Dress

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 BHLDN

Show off your décolletage in this gorgeous blue satin dress. A fitted bodice and a full skirt accentuates your waist and adds tons of glamour.

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Navy Lace Godet Panel Dress

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 ASOS

Flatter curves with this waist smoothing dress complete with romantic lace details and flowy flutter sleeves.

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Wrap Waist Maxi Dress

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Courtesy of ASOS

This maxi dress provides chic, full coverage and the soft, light blue is perfect for any skin tone. The wrap-tie flatters the waist and is great for a larger bust.

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Sweater and Maxi Dress Set

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 Courtesy of Anthropologie 

A satin maxi skirt paired with a removable knit topper makes this dress perfect for a fall or winter wedding. Wear a velvet shoe or a statement earring to really round out the look.

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Lux Chiffon Bell Sleeves Dress

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 Courtesy of Dessy

Show some sexy but tasteful skin. These draped bell sleeves are unique and a real showstopper. A draped V-neck and V-back is flattering and sophisticated.

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Red Lace Tulle Midi Dress

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 Courtesy of Anthropologie

Don't be afraid to experiment with bold colors and go for a fiery red dress. Keep accessories simple and let the dress do all the talking.

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Beaded Mermaid Dress

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Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

This mermaid dress is truly body-skimming through the bust, waist, and hips. Intricately beaded sleeves add sparkle and sophistication making this dress perfect for a black-tie wedding.

Check out some of our favorite black tie looks.

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JS Collection Santiago Dress

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Courtesy of BHLDN

A tea-length structured, sheath dress with cap sleeves will always be flattering. The color block embroidery over lace adds interest, not bulk.

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Rose Gold Beaded Boatneck Dress

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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!

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Black Off Shoulder Fishtail Dress

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 Courtesy of Shopbop

Want to accentuate your shoulders and waist? Stun in this body-hugging, off-the-shoulder, soft jersey dress. Plus, you can never go wrong with a classic black dress.

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Allover Sequin Embellishment Dress

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 Courtesy of Revolve

A black-tie wedding or a New Years Eve wedding calls for allover gold sequins. An elasticized waist and a relaxed flowy fit will have you moving easily on the dance floor.

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Illusion Sleeve Embellish Plus Size Dress

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Courtesy of David's Bridal

This sophisticated, sweetheart bodice with sleek illusion mesh and beaded leaf floral motif is perfect for both cold weather and warm weather weddings. Available in sizes 14W-24W.

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Draped Embellished Jersey Maxi Dress

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Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

What could be more chic and more comfortable than a Kaftan-style dress? This dress is adorned with faux pearl and crystal embellishments and is something you'll want to wear over and over again.

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Sweetheart Off-The-Shoulder Dress

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Courtesy of Macy's

A classic black dress like this is figure-flattering and timeless. Dress is up with a fun pair of shoes or clutch for a pop of color.

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Red Lace Dress

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 Courtesy of Anthropologie

This feminine dress is perfect for a spring or winter wedding. The lightweight lace is ideal for warmer weather while the deep red tone works well for a winter wedding.

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Plus Size Cape Dress

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 Courtesy of Eloquii

This dress has a relaxed but tailored fit making it the perfect combination of structured and feminine. It's body-skimming to boot!

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Satin Tie Dress

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 Courtesy of Mango

There is nothing more flattering than a wrap dress. This dress is sophisticated and classy and best suited for a more casual wedding. Dress this look up with gold accessories.

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High-Neck Tiered Ruffle Dress

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Courtesy of MatchesFashion

This dress is ethereal, romantic and different. The wintery white floral details are perfect for a cold-weather wedding.

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Embroidered Pink Tulle Dress

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 Courtesy of Moda Operandi

This vintage-inspired dress is incredibly romantic and the grosgrain ribbon draws in the waist. Don't be afraid to try a deep-V neckline!

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Sequin Flower Off-The-Shoulder Midi Dress

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 Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

This elegant off-the-shoulder dress will flatter any neckline while providing coverage in the arms. A midi-length dress also calls for a fun pair of shoes!

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